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Lonely Planet’s Great Adventures, Experience the World at it’s Breathtaking Best

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Review by: Gary Miller, Alaskan Apple Users Group Member
Book: Great Adventures, Experience the World at it’s Breathtaking Best
ISBN: 978-1-74220-964-7
Pages: 319
Authors: travel writers from around the world
Company: Lonely Planet Web: www.lonelyplanet.com
Contact: 510 250 6400
Price: $39.99
Pros: large format book with beautiful photography, well written adventures
Cons: none
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Product Rating: 5/5 Excellent!

by Gary Miller, Alaskan Apple Users Group Member

Conflict of interest disclosure: Lonely Planet provided a free copy of Great Adventures for the purposes of the review.

Truly, this book captures adventures for a lifetime, whether you take them or not, you’ll love each page’s text and photos, breathtaking just like it’s title. The introduction by writer Ben Fogle sums adventures up sheer adrenalin one experiences.

Great Adventures are ways we go after our beloved planet Earth in chapters on hiking, diving, biking, Above and Below ( canyons and caves), Climbing, Ice and Snow treks, Animals, Water, and Drives; an amazing collection, that covers the world, well organized too, and easy to follow.
Let’s take under Rafting the Amazon in the Water chapter. Huge photograph greets you on opposite page showing the serpentine river, with snake shaped color against the green forest, a block of Essential Experiences tell us Feeling the rush of rafting one of the top 10 rivers in the World, tasting Peruvian cuisine, learning the history of Machu Picchu. Details of the adventure by days from 3 – 11 depending on how big of adventure one seeks, next page has Armchair Traveler thoughts like movies filmed in the area for adventure like Fitzcarraldo ( great film I remember ). Yes, a map is there too, so you can easily see where it’s happening.

Flipping through the book, is eye candy for the soul, beautiful and fun, adventures and possibilities, this is a cool book to savor. I loved reading it.

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