Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: Journeys of a Lifetime by National Geographic

Title: Journeys of a Lifetime
Author: National Geographic
Year Published: 2018


Genre: Adult non-fiction
Pages: 416
Rating: 5 out of 5

Location (my 2018 Google Reading map): "Everywhere"

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for an honest review

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirationalA travel guideA reveals 500A celebrated and lesser-known destinationsA 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.

Purchase Links


National Geographic | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Review: This is the fourth of the National Geographic books that I get to review. If you ever needed a nudge to get you to travel, this is it! And there are 500 trips discussed in this book.

The trips are broken down into nine categories:
  • Across water
  • By road
  • By rail
  • On foot
  • In search of culture
  • In Gourmet heaven
  • Into the action
  • Up and away
  • In their footsteps
Each page is a different trip with beautiful National Geographic images, a map of the route, highlights of the trip, when to go, how long the trip takes, planning, and inside information, as well as a brief narrative. What more could an armchair (or real) traveler want?!

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