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Journeys of A Lifetime National Geographic @NatGeo @TLCBookTours #JourneysofaLifetime #NationalGeographic #NonFictionNovember #BookReview

 

img_8171National Geographic November 2018

Book Description

Fully revised and updated just in time for its 10th anniversary.  Journeys of a Lifetime reveals 500 of the most alluring travel experiences on the planet.

Featuring 120 brand-new destinations, exquisite photography, up-to-date information, and 16 brand-new pages, this beautifully illustrated guide, curated by National Geographic’s elite staff of travel writers, illuminates the best of the world.  Offering a diverse array of possibilities on every continent, this book is the perfect resource for travellers who crave adventurous trips – from trekking the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to mountain biking in Transylvania – and those searching for more specific experiences (the world’s hottest new museums, tastiest foodie destinations, coolest street art tours, and more)

Each chapter, organized by means of transportation, feature stunning photography, full-colour maps, and practical tips that will help you plan your trip, including how to get there, when to visit, and sights you can’t miss.  New and updated top 10 lists offer experiences – from the best spots for stargazing to the world’s greatest but disappearing, ecosystems – that you can take as side trips or turn into full on adventures of a lifetime.

Informative and inspiring, this beautiful book is a lifelong resource you will treasure for years to come.

My Thoughts

Well, assuming you have read that Book Description you will be expecting this book to be somewhat impressive… and you would not be wrong.  It sits on my coffee table and gets the Wow! factor every time.  A mighty tome packed full of jaw dropping images that could only be a product of the amazing National Geographic Team

In another life I would have loved to have been a travel writer, so please forgive me for gushing here.  I love travel, I love planning holidays and visiting places overseas and really this book is the perfect companion to aid me with planning.

Let me give you an example, next year I am heading to Mexico and onto New York, I like a relaxing holiday but equally I want to experience some of the local sights.  In Mexico, I now know that near where we will be staying is the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – second largest in the world after the Great Barrier – a must see I think.  For New York, I had some idea of what we wanted to do but it was pleasing to see the Staten Island Ferry in the list of Top 10 City Boat Trips and The High Line is no 1 in the Top 10 Urban Walks.  Just opinions I know but a helpful starting point for anyone with limited time in any particular place.

This is a book best perused at leisure, post it notes would come in handy to mark places of particular interest as it is journey specific rather than divided up into countries.  Visually the book is stunning and I think I’ve said enough… the pictures must speak for themselves!

 

Thank you so much to TLC Book Tours for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and arranging a copy of the book for me.  Thanks as always for reading.

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