Huge, spectacular book of spectacular Journeys Gorgeous photos from around the world.Journeys are categorized Overland Khyber Pass , Rail Orient Express , Rivers Yangtze, Rio Grande , Literary Homer s Odyssey , Road Route 66 , and Walks Inca Trail.Although I have seen many of these places, after seeing the visual beauty of this book, I want to visit the Yangtze, Great Wall, , Nile, and ride the California Zephyr and Copper Canyon Railways.How about Around the World in 80 Days What a trip Lonely Planet The World S Leading Travel Guide PublisherTravel The World S Most Spectacular Routes Have You Dreamed Of A Travel Experience Where The Journey Is As Much A Part Of The Pleasure As The Destination Itself Great Journeys Presents ThanOf The Greatest Journeys You Could Undertake, From Ancient Trails, Like Machu Picchu, Through To Modern Classics, Like RouteLet Lonely Planet Tell You What It Feels Like To Take The Trip And Give You The Information You Need To Start Bringing Your Dreams To Life Explore The World Authors Written And Researched By Lonely Planet, Andrew Bain, Sarah Baxter, Simon Sellars, Adam SkolnickAbout Lonely Planet Started In , Lonely Planet Has Become The World S Leading Travel Guide Publisher With Guidebooks To Every Destination On The Planet, As Well As An Award Winning Website, A Suite Of Mobile And Digital Travel Products, And A Dedicated Traveller Community Lonely Planet S Mission Is To Enable Curious Travellers To Experience The World And To Truly Get To The Heart Of The Places Where They Travel TripAdvisor Travellers Choice AwardsAndWinner In Favorite Travel Guide CategoryLonely Planet Guides Are, Quite Simply, Like No Other New York TimesLonely Planet It S On Everyone S Bookshelves It S In Every Traveller S Hands It S On Mobile Phones It S On The Internet It S Everywhere, And It S Telling Entire Generations Of People How To Travel The World Fairfax Media AustraliaIn The World Market Share Nielsen Bookscan Australia, UK And USA MarchJanuary Although the pictures are breathtaking This book is in big format so I m talking about huge pictures The body of text is a little thin Not as inspirational as I thought it would be It feels like a tiny guide about many different places, not that different information you can normally get by looking up those same places in Google.It s a light coffee table book read. The only downside to this book is the disappointment that you re not able to go now, right at this very second. Great book for inspiration and travelling ideas Full of great pictures and just the right amount of information to entice you to travel and learnabout the places If you need to feed your wanderlust with a coffee table type book that can be enjoyed in short visits, this book what you re looking for. Interesting selection of adventurous journeys Great pictures let down by frothy text and some factual inaccuracies. This book had some SERIOUS editing flaws I m not talking about spelling errors or missing spaces I mean entire sections that were copied from one journey to another and photograph captions that talked about the wrong region of the world The journeys themselves were interesting, especially the history behind some of them, but the editing and the formulaic setup made this a coffee table reference book when I was looking for a bit of non fiction I could read cover to cover The descriptions were formulaic, so I definitely would have preferredpictures to the section on The Journey Today I often read that thinking, you don t know how I feel Between that and the editing I know I keep harping on that, but it was THAT BAD , I put it down mid read for a few months and almost quit reading entirely. Plusses A beautifully illustrated volume of mostly fantasy travels, but with plenty of accessible, real life opportunities as well It covers lots of countries and terrains, everything from tiny out of the way spots to well worn highways And it s huge, so the pictures are correspondingly magnificent Minuses The routes featured vary from 43 to 47000 km long, making the standard 4 page spread for each journey feel wildly uneven The route local to me happens to be quite familiar, and I found its description lacking both vitality and accuracy I suspect the same is true for the others, like the text was written by a corporate committee.
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- 312 pages
- Great Journeys
- Andrew Bain
- 05 January 2018 Andrew Bain