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Review: Journeys of a Lifetime, Second Edition: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips by National Geographic

Hardcover: 416 pages

Publisher: National Geographic; Revised, Updated edition (October 23, 2018)

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.


How many times have you been in that situation trying to decide where to go for a vacation? Or you create a bucket list of places to go around the world? Forget about all that because once you check out Journeys of a Lifetime, it would really take you a lifetime because you'd want to visit every place in this book. This is a really fantastic reference book, not to mention great to browse through to see the different places visually. The book really inspire you to want to travel the world be it by land, water or other. Revised and updated, it highlights some of the best places around the world. Gorgeous pictures as always. Not less in expectations from NG. Every chapter is so resourceful. It gives you tips, highlights info, covers ever means of travel, when to go, how long, when to plan, inside info and travel resources to assist you.

Overall, I loved it. I'm a traveler and this gives me so many great ideas. I may not get to go to some of these places but I sure will recommend to others. For those of you out there who love to travel, this is one that I would definitely grab a copy to check it out.

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