Friday, September 23, 2016

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places
by The National Geographic Society [910.4 Nat] 
 This oversized coffee-table photography/travel book is a marvelous travelogue to some of the most exotic and beautiful places on planet Earth. This collection is what resulted when National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines asked their top photographers and photojournalists to select photos from their favorite places on Earth, and to write short articles about each of those locales. In additional to breathtakingly gorgeous full-page (and sometimes two-page) photographs, each site being profile has a detailed description of the location, with tips about the best time of year (and even time of day) to be there, and travel advice for those adventurous enough to want to plan a trip. This book is divided up until sections, dealing with Nature Unbound (the natural world), Hand of Man (humankind’s greatest creations), Sea & Shore (where land meets the water), Mountain Majesty (mountainous glory), and Town & Country (where human culture and the countryside combine). In addition to the many specific locations profiled in detail, the editors also include many add-ons, profiling additional sites worth visiting, which didn’t manage to make the cut for the detailed blurbs. As someone who both loves to travel and who loves to take photographs, this book was a wonderful treat to find at the library.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try World’s Best Travel Experiences, by the National Geographic Society, and Journeys of a Lifetime, by The National Geographic Society] [ publisher’s official Destinations of a Lifetime web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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