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This book is so cool!!!!
on 27 December 2013
Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures is 349 pages of fun. In full colour, the look is like a magazine with page after page of glossy photos and info. It's a heavy book, but with its short, squat size, it's perfect to hold or throw in the back of your bag for a days adventure.
The table of contents is broken down into dozens of subjects helping the reader to narrow down their specific interest. Topics range from Sensational Snowshoe Escapades to Best Surf Breaks for Beginners; from Ultimate Border Crossings to Iconic European Adventures. They even have Best Adventures in the Buff, Girls Only Adventures, Family Friendly Adventures and even Rousing Reads for Armchair Adventurers. You may think this last category is a cop out, but actually, it's pretty helpful. It gives 10 excellent travel books, some you may already know, but several are perhaps more obscure with older copyrights yet extremely interesting.
Adventures range, on average, between 2 and 4 pages with at least 1 excellent color photo paired with almost every adventure topic (best armchair reads and adventure movies didn't seem to have photos). So what's covered with each topic? To me, the copy feels very much like what you find in a magazine covering The 10 Best... Each topic has around 10 suggestions. Though info is obviously given as to why it's listed here, you won't get details about how to get there, costs on travel, hotels, etc. But don't get my wrong, this is not a bare bones travel guide, either. Each blurb highlights the adventure found, be it kayaking in Greenland or riding the rails in Russia. Underneath each blurb is a little bonus info such as useful websites or how experienced an adventurer you need to be to attempt this adventure.
Whether you're planning an adventure for yourself or just like dreaming of one, Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures is an excellent resource as well as a great book to keep on your coffee table and flip through whenever you want to escape the monotony of your everyday life.