Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirational travel guide reveals 500 celebrated and lesser-known destinations around the globe, from ocean cruises in Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Completely revised and updated for its 10th anniversary.
Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's legendary travel writers, this fully updated, 10th anniversary edition of Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most celebrated and lesser-known sojourns. Offering a diverse array of possibilities, every continent and possible form of transport is covered, illustrated with glorious color photographs. With 16 new pages; new destinations like Cartegena, Colombia; and updated information throughout, this timely new edition is the perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips--from trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to mountain biking in Transylvania--and those searching for more specific experiences (the world's top small cruises, hot new museums around the world, secrets for following in the footsteps of film and TV heroes, and more). Each chapter features stunning photography, full-color maps, and practical tips, including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of your journey.
Informative and inspiring, this luxurious volume is a lifelong resource that readers will treasure for years to come.
About the Author
GEORGE STONE is editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler. An avid explorer and passionate storyteller, Stone views travel as a tool for transformation and for connecting wtih other cultures, principles that help guide his editorial mission statement. As a National Geographic Traveler magazine writer and editor for 18 years, he has written and edited articles that have received awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Society of American Travel Writers. Stone is the author of three books: From Mist and Stone: The Folklore of the Celts and Vikings; Raging Forces: Life on a Violent Planet; and Extreme Earth: A Journey Through the World's Most Dangerously Beautiful Places.
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