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A gem - packed with aspirational destinations,
This review is from: Great Escapes: Experience the World at Your Leisure (Lonely Planet) (Hardcover)
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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.