Journeys of a Lifetime, Second Edition

500 of the World's Greatest Trips

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426219857

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 1771

Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirational travel guide reveals 500 celebrated and lesser-known destinations around the globe, from ocean cruises in Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Completely revised and updated for its 10th anniversary. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's legendary travel writers, this fully updated, 10th anniversary edition of Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most celebrated and lesser-known sojourns. Offering a diverse array of possibilities, every continent and possible form of transport is covered, illustrated with glorious color photographs. With 16 new pages; new destinations like Cartegena, Colombia; and updated information throughout, this timely new edition is the perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips--from trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to mountain biking in Transylvania--and those searching for more specific experiences (the world's top small cruises, hot new museums around the world, secrets for following in the footsteps of film and TV heroes, and more). Each chapter features stunning photography, full-color maps, and practical tips, including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of your journey. Informative and inspiring, this luxurious volume is a lifelong resource that readers will treasure for years to come.

Journeys of a Lifetime

Author: Mary Russell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster International

ISBN: 9780684019017

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 1038

Since beginning her travels, Mary Russell has been anywhere and everywhere. With an outsider's eye for new peoples and cultures, she reflects inspiringly on the need for new horizons that lies at the restless heart of every traveler. Set against the backdrop of her own personal journey, Russell's extraordinary travelogue illustrates that often the most dramatic journeys are the silent ones within.

Secret Journeys of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Best Hidden Travel Gems

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206461

Category: Travel

Page: 319

View: 6791

"Presents 500 off-the-beaten-path travel destinations around the world that are notable for their vistas, wildlife, and historical and cultural significance"--Provided by publisher.

Food Journeys of a Lifetime

500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216092

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 9747

For pure pleasure, few experiences are as satisfying as a chance to explore the world’s great culinary traditions and landmarks—and here, in the latest title of our popular series of illustrated travel gift books, you’ll find a fabulous itinerary of foods, dishes, markets, and restaurants worth traveling far and wide to savor. On the menu is the best of the best from all over the globe: Tokyo’s freshest sushi; the spiciest Creole favorites in New Orleans; the finest vintages of the great French wineries; the juiciest cuts of beef in Argentina; and much, much more. You’ll sample the sophisticated dishes of fabled chefs and five-star restaurants, of course, but you’ll also discover the simpler pleasures of the side-street cafés that cater to local people and the classic specialties that give each region a distinctive flavor. Every cuisine tells a unique story about its countryside, climate, and culture, and in these pages you’ll meet the men and women who transform nature’s bounty into a thousand gustatory delights. Hundreds of appetizing full-color illustrations evoke an extraordinary range of tastes and cooking techniques; a wide selection of recipes invites you to create as well as consume; sidebars give a wealth of entertaining information about additional sites to visit as well as the cultural importance of the featured food; while lively top ten lists cover topics from chocolate factories to champagne bars, from historic food markets to wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, and festive occasions of every kind. In addition, detailed practical travel information provides all the ingredients you’ll need to cook up a truly delicious experience for even the most demanding of traveling gourmets.


Author: Len Coates

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481783041

Category: Travel

Page: 374

View: 3705

When I wrote my first book, Journeys of a Lifetime, in 2004, it reflected how dreams of mine, of visiting unknown places in the United Kingdom, countries across the North Sea in Europe, and seemingly far off continents of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia became reality. That was mainly due to the advent of air travel, package holidays, and the massive growth of international travel in the second half of the twentieth century. Nine years on from that book, my traveling has continued, and in that time, having seen the arrival of grandchildren, naturally they have joined in some of the journeys. Although places visited in that time include some return trips to old favorites, this book reflects only the new places visited. In particular India, the Middle East, the Far East, and nearer home Eastern Europe, all are featured more this time. Also, as we now have an Aussie part of the family, naturally Australia is also a regular destination. Although the United Kingdom is much smaller in area than the others, it is packed with wonderful places to visit, so trips at home are still often on the itinerary. In addition, cruising has taken off in the last decade a bit like package deals to Europe did in the 1960s and has added a new dimension to the journeys made. Cruises are featured several times in this book. More Journeys of a Lifetime reflects the further growth in long-haul travel and the massive increase of cruising. Hope you enjoy my further travels around this small world of ours, going on from those early dreams of mine and continuing to do so!

The Mathematical Journey of a Lifetime--Reader's Theater Script & Fluency Lesson

Author: Sarah Kartchner Clark

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425882676


Page: 13

View: 1113

This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.

Memoirs of a World Traveler

Journeys of a Lifetime

Author: Andrew Young

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467094832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 700

View: 4532

The (661+ page) book "Memoirs of a World Traveler" celebrates the romance of self-discovery through 'World Travel' and the fascination of distant places, particularly the sun-drenched regions of Africa, India, Europe, South America, and China. My book addresses matters of destiny and the healing powers of 'Long-Term' World Travel and the power of friendship and the resilience of the heart. It celebrates the beauty of life; beautiful things in a beautiful world.

It is the story of 20-years, traveling 'Full-Circle' around the globe from exotic cities to the most remote and distant corners of the earth; 78- countries on 6-continents.

My travel memoirs are sentimental recollections of days, months, and years wandering about this wonderful world of ours. I had great aspirations for history, art, symbolism, and a spiritual life.

Shortly after my early days living on the West Coast I took off for Paris where I studied Art History and Literature for a year. The experience fueled my lifetime affection for traveling. After touring Europe for the summer I traveled 'Full-Circle' around-the-globe to exciting destinations.

I lived for extended periods of time in brilliant places such as India, Morocco, East Africa, Moscow, Rome, Paris, and Seychelles. My journals, particularly and accumulation of writings from China, South America, Africa, and the Mediterranean reflect my travels.

In my travels there was a definite purpose to celebrate. And while traveling the world, love found me, unexpectedly. I wrote this book to encourage others to join the ranks of 'World Travelers.' My hope is that the people and the stories of my book will lift spirits, touch hearts, and demonstrate that world travel and goodwill can be a powerful cause of change in the world.

The objective is to enhance an authentic sense of place that will benefit both my fellow travelers and the locations in which they visit. "To be tired of world travel is to be tired of life; - for world travel holds everything life has to offer!" -Andrew Young


Drives of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Most Spectacular Trips

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426210965

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 4964

Pack your suitcase, load up the car, and head for the open road! In the tradition of National Geographic Traveler magazine's award-winning annual feature showcasing the world's best auto trips, National Geographic presents Drives of a Lifetime: Where to Go, Why to Go, When to Go. This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner and gift book gives you every bit of information you'll need to navigate 400 amazing driving routes in some of the world's most fascinating locales. This practical travel planner provides specific, in-depth descriptions of the sights each drive offers. A clear, detailed, easy-to-read map of each route. Useful information on the best time to travel. And insider tips to help you get the most out of every fabulous trip. Abundant sidebars call your attention to standout sights along the drive or entertaining background information on the region and its culture. While handy indeed as a planner, Drives of a Lifetime doubles as a full-color gift book with more than 200 dazzling, large-format photos and crisp, evocative text that will enchant armchair travelers. The book immerses you in the unique appeal and beauty of hundreds of inviting locales. Sample entries include the road to the spectacular ancient ruins in and around Angkor Wat in Cambodia; the Natchez Trace Parkway, along an ancient Native American trail through Mississippi; the scenic old coastal route from Dublin to Wexford in Ireland; an off-road dune drive in Dubai; the famous ocean views along the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Canada; the Winelands Route through South Africa's Western Cape; a drive among the incredible land formations in South Dakota's Badlands; and an archaeological tour through Syria. In addition, you'll find several fun Top Ten lists: skyscraping drives, Mediterranean island roads, African wildlife excursions, and more. Chapters organized by theme include Ultimate Road Trips, featuring famous drives such as Highway One down the California coast; Over Hill and Mountains; By Sea and Shore; The Road Less Traveled, highlighting unpaved and untamed routes and safaris; Village Byways through some of the world's most picturesque hamlets; and Historic Trails, tracing the paths of history's great builders and explorers. Whether you travel these storied routes by car or through the pages of the book--countless wonders await your discovery in Drives of a Lifetime.

A Language of Song

Journeys in the Musical World of the African Diaspora

Author: Samuel Charters

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822392070

Category: Music

Page: 364

View: 1566

In A Language of Song, Samuel Charters—one of the pioneering collectors of African American music—writes of a trip to West Africa where he found “a gathering of cultures and a continuing history that lay behind the flood of musical expression [he] encountered everywhere . . . from Brazil to Cuba, to Trinidad, to New Orleans, to the Bahamas, to dance halls of west Louisiana and the great churches of Harlem.” In this book, Charters takes readers along to those and other places, including Jamaica and the Georgia Sea Islands, as he recounts experiences from a half-century spent following, documenting, recording, and writing about the Africa-influenced music of the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Each of the book’s fourteen chapters is a vivid rendering of a particular location that Charters visited. While music is always his focus, the book is filled with details about individuals, history, landscape, and culture. In first-person narratives, Charters relates voyages including a trip to the St. Louis home of the legendary ragtime composer Scott Joplin and the journey to West Africa, where he met a man who performed an hours-long song about the Europeans’ first colonial conquests in Gambia. Throughout the book, Charters traces the persistence of African musical culture despite slavery, as well as the influence of slaves’ songs on subsequent musical forms. In evocative prose, he relates a lifetime of travel and research, listening to brass bands in New Orleans; investigating the emergence of reggae, ska, and rock-steady music in Jamaica’s dancehalls; and exploring the history of Afro-Cuban music through the life of the jazz musician Bebo Valdés. A Language of Song is a unique expedition led by one of music’s most observant and well-traveled explorers.

Road Works

Drives of a Lifetime

Author: Brian Bold

Publisher: Road Works

ISBN: 1847530338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 8223

In 1964 Brian Bold hitchhikes from London to Geneva to find his fourth girlfriend and so begins a journey of over forty years. Driving more than twenty cars, nearly every one he's owned, he travels along the minor roads of personal fortune and the motorways of social and technological change. Travelling but never quite arriving, he breaks down on the way to the Beatles' Cavern Club in Liverpool on the night of Kennedy's assassination, races an Austin Maestro at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, has a secret meeting with John Major the Prime Minister, and dresses up in another man's clothes. Often hilarious, sometimes poignant, always engaging, these stories of a family, told through the car journeys they make, will probably provide echoes to your own driving history. Read this as a love story, a travelogue, a memoir, as well as perhaps the longest road story ever told

North American Road Trips

Unforgettable Journeys of a Lifetime

Author: Martin Derrick

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835851

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 458

Is the sprawling American countryside calling your name? Does nothing excite you more than the sun on the horizon? Do you crave the open road and have a sense of wonder about the world you have yet to explore? Do hours of radio and catered playlists sound like the remedy to your daily routine? North American Road Trips appeals to those with a taste for adventure. Covered within these pages are some of the most scenic routes in America. Fantastic photography bring the road to life and adds images to some of the most fantasized getaways. Features routes across the United States and up through Canada for the travelers that can't get enough of the North America. This is the essential guide for or for those who are just enthused about the fabric of the American landscape. It comes complete with must-see sights for each area. Gives the best times to go, estimated driving time, and the best roads to use. An invaluable resource for planning your next vacation. Features classic trips, like the infamous Route 66 and smaller niche trips for locals. From the sun-drenched roads of the Florida Keys to routes through the great white north and Alaska. Whether you have a couple hours to kill or a couple of weeks, routes have a broad span of times to get out. For the solo drivers or the packed vans, North American Road Trips packs several lifetimes of trips between its pages.

Journey of a Lifetime

Author: Alan Whicker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007342918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 986

The iconic broadcasting legend dusts down his suitcase for a final journey around the globe, revisiting locations of significance to his life and career.

Sacred Places of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations

Author: Keith Bellows

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426203367

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 399

View: 7505

A listing of five hundred sites new and old, famous and unknown, that have been used to connect humanity with its gods.

The Longest Journey

Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Author: Eric Tagliacozzo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199989710

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8545

The pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, has been a yearly phenomenon of great importance in Muslim lands for well over one thousand years. Each year, millions of pilgrims from throughout the Dar al-Islam, or Islamic world, stretching from Morocco east to Indonesia, make the trip to Mecca as one of the five pillars of their faith. By the end of the nineteenth century, and the beginning of the twentieth, fully half of all pilgrims making the journey in any given year could come from Southeast Asia. The Longest Journey, spanning eleven modern nation-states and seven centuries, is the first book to offer a history of the Hajj from one of Islam's largest and most important regions.

Our Great Canal Journeys: A Lifetime of Memories on Britain's Most Beautiful Waterways

Author: Timothy West

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786068621

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 7983

For more than half a century, a shared love of canals and narrowboats has been inseparable from the marriage of Timothy West and Prunella Scales. The two iconic actors have spent many of the happiest days of their life together enjoying the calming pleasures of watching land and nature unfold before them at four miles an hour. In 2014, Tim and Pru took to the canals of Britain and beyond with a television crew and a brief to record their best-loved trips along the most beautiful waterways they could find. Little did anyone guess that their seemingly light-hearted travelogue, and the story of their lives that it revealed, would transcend the programme's gentle façade, becoming something entirely more powerful. From the outset, the reflective undertones of the possibilities of later life, and the realities of Prunella's dementia, struck a chord with viewers around the country. Now in its seventh series, the show has been described as 'beautiful and meditative' by the Guardian, 'touching' by the Independent and 'a hymn to the possibilities of later life' by the Telegraph, there is no finer, nor more thought-provoking, travelogue on British television. In this handsomely presented book, Timothy West tells the story of the couple's life and travels. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photography, Our Great Canal Journeys recounts their storied careers as actors while recording their remarkable journeys along some of the world's most scenic waterways. Beyond this, however, it explores with sensitivity the trials, but also the joys, of ageing, and how Prunella's struggle with dementia has both changed, and yet failed to change, their lives together. By turns humorous and poignant, Our Great Canal Journeys is at once a beautifully observed ode to a unique, magical method of travelling the world, and a warm meditation upon love, learning and life.