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Unforgettable Journeys To Take Before You Die (Unforgettable... Before You Die)
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on 23 August 2010
Having been given this book and its companion books for my 60th birthday and loving them, I now consider them when buying presnts for anyone for 50th or 60th birthdays, which was the reason why I recently bought the book this time. The book makes you want to get out and go there before you miss the chance! The illustrations are beautiful.

Many of the choices could be anticipated, but are nevertheless interesting to read about eg The Silk Route to Samarkand or Route 66 USA, but others are less expected, such as walking the Wordsworh Trail through the Lake District. The choices made in the book are therefore very personal as well as some being more obvious. In addition to descriptions there is information about how to take the journies, where to stay and how to get there with details of other publications you may need.

From the book I still want to go through the Patagonian Fjords in Chile and travel the Trans Mongolian Railway. I would also love to do Shackleton's voyage in Antarctica but I haven't got his stamina and may therefore give it a miss. It's good to read about it though!
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on 8 November 2015
Thought provoking beauty
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on 6 February 2012
I have the three books in this series and have been impressed with all of them. This one covers the journeys you can take. Whilst you might not take the whole journey it gives you the inspiration to try a lot of them in part if not in whole.

The pictures are great, the commentary in the style of introducing the journeys rather than practical advice. The journeys though are fantastic and cover Patagonia, Antarctica, Okavango Delta and many more. You will certainly find some ideas here and get a tinge on wunderlust from reading.

As a travel guide for an intended journey this doesn't work. As a book to give you ideas for that great dream trip it really does. An ideal coffee table book for those who love their holidays to be special and adventurous.
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on 17 July 2006
This is another excellent book in the 'Unforgettable' series.

All the journeys can be done in 2-3 weeks, which makes them accessible for everyone, and they range from distant and extreme places to places much closer to home, such as Ireland.

My personal favourites are the journey to Antarctica and tracking gorillas in Rwanda. I may never get to make these two journeys for real but the informative text and stunning photos in this book mean I can go there in my mind whenever I wish.

A truly inspirational read!
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on 27 March 2006
Helps you search out essential sights and experiences around the world. This title features thirty of the authors' favourite trips of a lifetime. It is illustrated with photographs, and is suitable for those looking for ideas for an inspirational experience of a lifetime.
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