100 JOURNEYS OF A LIFETIME By: National Geographic
Foreword by: Richard Branson
Publication Date: 2011
Type of Book: Softcover Glossy Magazine
Length: 127 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This magazine is a feast for the eyes. The subtitle “The World’s Must-See Destinations” had me intrigued and judging by the pictures and descriptions, it is accurate.
The foreword was written by Sir Richard Branson who states “If you share my hunger to live life to its utmost, to immerse yourself in this world crammed with wonders, this book is your perfect passport.”
The book is divided into five categories. They are:
2. Road & Rail
4. Food & Drink
5. History & Culture
Each of the one hundred travel destinations are given either a one or two page layout.
Each destination has it’s own title, the name of the location and a blurb with tips for planning a trip to that locale. It also includes advice on the best time of the year to travel to that specific destination. A website (sometimes two) is also listed for each destination to enable would- be travelers to obtain more detailed information.
The pictures of each of the 100 journeys are nothing short of awe-inspiring. The editors have done an amazing job by picking photographs that are sure to entice readers to want to experience each journey themselves.
The 100 journeys are not just place names. For example, one of the suggested locales is Scotland, but the article is entitled “Scotch Whiskey” and the information includes details about the scenery and also about touring whiskey breweries.
The only thing that would make this book better would be more pictures and more details about each place. This is actually available since this magazine is a shortened version of National Geographic’s hardcover book ” Journeys of a Lifetime” which is available to purchase at http://www.nationalgeographic.com for $40.
Since reading this book my “Bucket List” has gotten substantially longer. I have added new experiences and travel destinations to my list of things I want to do and see before I die.
This book will stir up the desire for adventure in everyone who reads it.
I rate this book as 4.5 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I definitely want to buy the expanded version of this book as I love to travel.