1000 Ultimate Adventures (Lonely Planet Travel Reference) Paperback – 13 Sep 2013
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Women on the Road, November 12, 2013
This is a wonderful book if you re on the fence about where to go and what to do there. . . . It s the perfect source of travel inspiration. It will make you dream.
GeekDad, November 12, 2013
"1000 Ultimate Adventures" will fill your travel wish list with adventures all over the world.
Luxury Travel Magazine, November 1, 2013
For those who want to journey to the world's greatest natural wonders or take the road trip of a lifetime, "1000 Ultimate Adventures" allows them to make their own list and hit the road.
CNN, October 4, 2013
Whatever your interests, there's an inspirational adventure for every taste and skill level in Lonely Planet's new book "1000 Ultimate Adventures."
BookPage, October 2013
Now, the company has pulled out all the stops with "1000 Ultimate Adventures", a book that challenges the fundamentally fearless traveler to go that extra frequent-flyer mile, live the dream, take the risk and finally do that extremely exciting thing in that wildly remote place.
About.com, October 2013
Adventure junkies looking for new places to explore and outlets to challenge their physical skills will find them in Lonely Planet's "1000 Ultimate Adventures" guidebook.
Refinery29, September 24, 2013
In addition to constant adventure inspiration, the book also picks out the world's top adventures for solo travelers and, as it turns out, there's a lot more out there for those of us who prefer to do things without the +1.
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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.Read more ›
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it like all of the other Lonely Planet offerings But this effort felt very glib compared to the rival 501 series.
For even longer than 25 years Lonely Planet has been the world's leading travel authority publishing guidebooks and magazines catering for adventurous explorers with limited budgets. `1000 Ultimate Adventures' combines pastimes with places, and is a superb stepping-stone to motivate readers to move from dreaming to planning, and from planning to embarking on what are referred to as `ultimate itineraries'. In 350 pages there are 1,000 suggestions relating to every part of the world, on land and sea, underground and in the air, from equatorial to polar. In addition to providing brief details of each adventurous undertaking there are occasional quoted experiences of individuals going before, using their exploits as challenging to equal or do better.
`1000 Ultimate Adventures' is printed on good quality semi-gloss paper with easy to read text, with colour coded tags to identify different sections, and with a comprehensive index. Excellent spectacular photographs are in glorious colour, page-setting is attractive, and `boxed sections' are incorporated for clarity. There are up to half a dozen `adventures' per double page with selective coverage, but brevity does not mean inadequacy, and every word seems well chosen to inspire readers. From armchair aficionados to extreme activists there is something for everyone.
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Really interesting book and found many similar ones from lonely planet which I would buy in the future.Published 7 months ago by Sophie Leslie
Really enjoy flicking through this time and time again! Managed to tick off a couple already and it's given me new ideas to go explore next.Published 12 months ago by Nikolaus Muldal
Bought this for my boyfriend, as he's really into travelling. He loves it. I've had a read too and it's given us some great ideas.Published 19 months ago by N. C. Foulkes