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Perfect for jet-setters and arm-chair travellers alike,
This review is from: Great Escapes: A Collection of the World's Most Gorgeous Getaways (Lonely Planet Travel Pictorial) (Hardcover)
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Great Escapes is another Lonely Planet publication following on from similar coffee table books from Great Adventures (2012) and Great Journeys (2011). As with Lonely Planet's other publications this is contains beautiful photography and information for numerous places across the globe. The book is split into 10 sections: Culture, Luxe, Food & Drink, Romance, City, Chill-Out, Shoestring, Family, Wild, and Party, with between 4 and 12 subsections within each.
With 4 pages for most journeys with over half of that being dedicated to pictures, the information is succinct and thus is best seen as a great source of inspiration rather than a guide to any specific place. Each section follows the same format and I especially like the maps showing the key locations, essential experiences whilst there and the plan it/detour options to help make the most of your time in the region.
From an Escape to Ecuador's Cloudforest to One Night in Tokyo; Sleeping out on the Kenyan Savannah to Waltzing away a Weekend in Vienna, there is something for everyone. Unfortunately I noticed quite a few typos whilst reading this book and this detracted from what is otherwise a quality product.