100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do


by: National Geographic
Format: Paperback

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Product Description Following up on the enormous success of the Journeys of a Lifetime series of travel gift books, National Geographic bring you 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas, a large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner. This essential travel companion to one hundred of the world's most fascinating countries is packed with more than 250 big, colorful images, 110 original, detailed maps, and evocative text to inspire your next great trip. Divided into two sections, this book helps you choose destination that suits your interests, how to get there, and what to do. The first part presents a series of charts that helps you pick the best places to visit according to your needs and desires, including the best seasons to go to each country—whether you're interested in a three-week vacation or a long weekend or something in between—as well as a chapter including which destinations are best for children, adventure seekers, history lovers, and the like. In addition to vacation ideas, you'll be given specific airfare costs, approximate cost of a trip, health precautions, and other important tips. The book's second section surveys the one hundred countries—from Argentina to Zimbabwe, and everything in between—describing each one's unique highlights and ideas on what to do while visiting, as well as offering a wealth of practical information to help plan a memorable trip. A special sidebar outlines the pros and cons of each destination. 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas is an irresistible blend of practical travel information and inspiring ideas—adorned with stunning imagery—to help fuel your wanderlust, and make your dream trip possible. Amazon.com Review From 100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas Click on the images below to open larger versions. , the desert of the Azalai trail and the Ténéré Tree. (Frans Lemmens/Getty Images, p. 246-247) . (Gavin Hellier/Getty Images, p. 182) reaches the Antarctic Peninsula on the world's most remote continent. (Stewart Cohen/Getty Images, p. 28-29) has sheltered goldsmiths' stores and workshops since the 16th century. (Gary Yeowell/Getty Images, p. 181) , flanked by statues, is one of Europe's landmarks. (Neil Emmerson/Getty Images, p. 100) --the streets of Kolkata are in perpetual motion. (Stefano Torrion/Hemis.Fr, p. 152) Review “For those who don’t have time to read all the guidebooks or visit all the websites, the staff of National Geographic has put together an elaborate list of 5,000 destination ideas of where and when to go, what to see and what to do in 100 countries.” – Chicago Tribune   “Packed with ideas for major cities and rural areas alike.” – The Midwest Book Review About the Author NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, proudly supporting the work of scientists, explorers, photographers, and authors, as well as publishing a diverse list of books that celebrate the world and all that is in it. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. A portion of all National Geographic proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Unforgettable NightsThe time when travelers paid little attention to the ambiance of their hotel room beyond wanting to sleep well is gone. Nowadays, the quality and originality of lodging play an ever greater role for tour planners. Original and unusual types of lodging in far off places can be costly, but many exotic accommodations guarantee—besides the cultural and sociological aspects—an unforgettable experience by themselves. The following is a survey of the latest novelties in lodging worldwide. Be


Product Code: 9781426207587
ISBN: 1426207581
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: 2011-02-15
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Original
Dimension: 7.09 x 1.02 x 9.06 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.49 pounds