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1000 Ultimate Adventures (Lonely Planet Travel Reference) Paperback – 13 Sep 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1 edition (13 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1743217196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743217191
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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.
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This is a jack of all trades book. To my mind it does well as a coffee table book or a present for folks aiming to travel. The adventures range from well off the beaten track to popular recommendations. There is very little to else aside from a description of the adventure, like a blurb from a travellogue. It is slightly off putting as well to have a list of 10 adventures for a chosen theme and having around 2-3 pictures for the list (too bad for the ones on the list which didn't get a picture)

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.
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This book makes me a better person! Its got so many awesome ideas for trips and places to see in the world that it may very well change your life. That may seem a little overblown, but having a book to at least get ideas on what is out there in the world is awesome and allows me to plan ever better adventures. On the negative side the book does end up costing you a fortune as you add more and more places to your travel list. In summation, thanks Lonely planet, I look forward to your next list of awesome adventures!
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Got it today had a quick scan, great for inspiration, obviously it's just glimpses & conveniently spread around the globe. Better proof reading/fact finding Albert Wainwright (it's Alfred!) and indoor surfing in Yorkshire....seems to be in Bedford, maybe they are the only two & there's some plot against N England facts
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Worth the money. A good present for a student or someone turning 18 or 21 and ready for a bit of adventure. However it is very similar to other adventure or make the most of living/travel books so if you already have many like it maybe pass on another.
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By D. Elliott TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Dec. 2013
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Over the last 25 years, possibly longer, there has been a boom in action packed pastimes as a craze of thrill seeking for its own sake has swept Britain and other parts of the world, and the venues for participants have become increasingly far flung and exotic. Thrill seekers were first attracted to abseiling, canyoning, white water rafting etc., but their craving for ever more outlandish adventure has led to more extreme exploits, and far from nearby locations they now travel to distant places in mountains, rivers, deserts, caves etc.

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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