Format: Trade Paperback
Published: June 1, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0753717662
ISBN - 13: 9780753717660
From the Publisher
A listing of the must-take journeys of the world - the best places to go and the best things to do. Categories include: Around the World in 80 Days, Americas and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, and Cruise the Antarctic.
From the Jacket
|Journeys - journeys to work, to school or university, to the theatre or cinema, to do the shopping or laundry or pick up the kids - most of us are taking journeys every day. We see the same old sights each time and mostly we let our brainds work on automatic, failing to derive any pleasure from the actual trip, because we just don't expect to. Our most ardent wish, if ever expresed, would be for the journey to be over with just a click of the fingers. The destination is all.|
There's an eclectic variety of fascinating journeys described in this book - some of them take only an hour or two to complete while otheres could last up to six months. Most modes of transport are covered: on foot, by bicycle, car, boat, train, plane, horse, mule and even dog sled. There are trips to be taken at different times of the year, through mountains and valleys, jungles and pine forests, rivers and seas, from the snowy wastes of the Arctic Circle to the mind-numbing heat of the Sahara Desert. Tehy encompass journeys taken for the extraordinary beauty of the landscape, to reach ancient monuments, to meet people living in remote regions and to see wildlife of all descriptions.