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Great Escapes: Experience the World at Your Leisure (Lonely Planet Pictorials) Hardcover – 18 Oct 2013

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1 edition (18 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1743217072
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743217078
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 2.5 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Passport Magazine, December 2013

Like a siren s song transformed into imagery, Lonely Planet s glossy photo-packed "Great Escapes" will irresistibly beckon you . . .

Alaskan Apple Users Group Blog, November 26, 2013

Imagine yourself going on 75 escapes that truly would be beyond fulfilling and you have an idea of this book s potential.

Tango Diva, November 19, 2013

"Great Escapes" is a masterful collaboration of like-minded writers and photographers who believe travel, like the air we breathe, is essential to life. . . . Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to be inspired.

GeekDad, November 12, 2013

If you re looking for a great coffee table book to inspire your next actual vacation or virtual one, "Great Escapes" is a fantastic choice.

Publishers Weekly, October 25, 2013

A celebration of travel with a look at the world s best getaways.

Denver Post, October 9, 2013

From a luxury spa treatment in Bali, to rhino-watching wilderness expeditions and meditative retreats in a monastery in Mallorca, the latest travel guide from Lonely Planet offers globetrotting ideas that promise to help readers reassess, recharge and inspire tired souls.


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Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
An absolute gem of a coffee-table book packed with top-notch photographs, this is not only stunningly beautiful but inspirational. It has fired me up to visit Mashpi Lodge in Equador to see the wildlife; Hoi An in Vietnam to watch paper lanterns float at dusk from the Japanese Covered Bridge, and to walk the spectacular 11km Ruta del Cares in the Picos de Europa, Spain. There are plenty of destinations in the UK too. As well as the more traditional places to visit there are often unusual suggestions - such as "Tranquillity in Hong Kong," lists of suggested reading, best time to visit, local facts etc. There is something for everyone, from clubbing in Punta del Este, Uruguay, to riding in Montana. A brilliant present for a traveller, "real" or armchair.
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By Big Jim TOP 100 REVIEWER on 8 Sept. 2014
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Bought as a present for a well travelled friend I sneaked a look inside it and was very impressed with the reportage, which although limited in detail, is interesting and useful as a primer to more exhaustive guides. Of course a book like this relies heavily on its photographs and most of those in here are not the usual touristy shots. Obviously this isn't a guidebook as such, it's far too large for that, but as an inspiration to travel further afield and as a memento of places already visited then this has to be up there with books of a similar type.
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Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
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.
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By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Jan. 2014
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This is a superb book for anyone who is - unashamedly - a novice when it comes to travelling. I feel this is very important to consider, because although many of the suggestions that the author makes are can be viewed as 'mainstream' (as a previous reviewer has highlighted), to other budding travellers they are completely new experiences.

In this sense, I feel the book does an excellent job of recommending well-loved activities in unusual places. To make this even easier, the chapters are divided by the kinds of travelling that you would want to persue; including Culture, Luxe, Food and Drink, Romance, City, Chill-Out, Shoestring, Family, Wild and Party. Each chapter then has a selection of getaways that are inspired by a particular vision.

The photographs obviously play a huge part in how the book is assembled, so you're never short of food-for-thought. They are incredibly high quality and help to create a sense of the moment, as well as being a good reference point.

In short, I have nothing bad to say about this book and was pleased that it even came shrink-wrapped. As well as being a great influencer on your future travels, it has the potential to be a very nice picture book even if you just want to gaze at the photography. Some well-rounded travellers will obviously scorn at the fact that these suggestions don't take you to a tiny, unknown restaurant that serves the best fillet mignon in the world, but if you've never had the opportunity to travel as much as you would have like (either due to time or budget), then this book serves a great purpose of setting goals.
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By Marand TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Jan. 2014
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There is no doubt the photographs in this book are stunning but I am slightly underwhelmed. I'm a keen traveller and have notched up around 50 countries with three more planned for this year. I regularly buy travel magazines and follow a number of travel blogs/sites. I say this because it may affect my take on this book. I got this free from Amazon under the Vine programme - the question is whether I would have shelled out the £20 or so to buy it: in my case the answer would be no even allowing for the photography. I have the 'Great Journeys' book from the same series and that, for me, is a much better book although not without its deficiencies. I found it to be inspirational but I just can't say this about 'Great Escapes'.

In the introduction the author states that "... you will find ideas to inspire your next short break, or an interlude during a longer trip. These exciting experiences share the common thread of enjoyment and difference, a way to break up life's routine with something special, something out of the ordinary." Unfortunately for me the book didn't live up to this statement. Far too many of the suggestions seemed pretty mainstream to me, and overall there was not a lot which would have inspired me to visit a place that I didn't already know from other sources.

Take the first suggestion, Chicago, in the section entitled Culture where the suggested essential experiences are listed as the Art Institute, touring Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, watching a game at Wrigley Field and taking in a blues club. Nothing wrong with any of that but it is the sort of thing that you would find suggested on any number of free websites or travel brochures.
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