Great Adventures

Great Adventures

Experience the World at Its Breathtaking Best

Book - 2012
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Ancient trails. Underwater chasms. Ice-clad peaks. Great Adventures showcase of the world's most thrilling adventures takes you by boot, pedal or paddle to awe-inspiring natural spectacles and on adrenalin-charged feats of endeavour. You don't need to be intrepid necessarily, but you will need to embrace the spirit of adventure!

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andrew Bain, Sarah Gilbert, Luke Waterson, Ray Bartlett, Steve Waters, Jim DuFresne, Lucy Burningham, Kerry Christiani, Greg Benchwick, Gabi Mocatta, Abigail Blasi, Joe Bindloss, Scott Kennedy, Sarah Baxter, Bradley Mayhew, Ben Kozel, Caroline Veldhuis, Paul Bloomfeild, Ben Fogie, Craig Scutt, Gregor Clark

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781742209647
Characteristics: 319 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Bain, Andrew 1970-


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ksoles Sep 05, 2013

Intrepid globetrotters and "stay-cationers" alike will agree that "Great Adventures" captures experiences of a lifetime. In his introduction, Ben Fogle artfully describes the adrenaline rush achieved by each journey and, from there, the reader hurdles through hundreds of pages of breathtaking text and photos of some of the world's most beautiful, dangerous and remote spots.

Well organized and easy to follow, the book features chapters on hiking, diving, biking, "above and below" (canyons and caves), climbing, ice and snow treks, animals, water, and drives. The description of each adventure includes "essential experiences," planning details, armchair traveller recommendations and, of course, a map.

This fun and beautiful book deserves to be left out, passed around among guests and savoured over and over.

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