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Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips (Second Edtion Completely Revised and Updated)
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.
100 Dives of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations
Filled with expert travel tips and stunning National Geographic photography, this essential guide reveals the 100 best dive destinations on the planet, including:• Port Phillip Bay, Australia• Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia• Gardens of the Queen, Cuba• Devil's Den, Florida• Bell Island, Newfoundland• and many more
Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures
From navigating the class-five rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to sandboarding the slopes of a volcano in Nicaragua to dogsledding in the Arctic, this beautiful and comprehensive book offers trips of a lifetime for explorers and adrenaline junkies alike. Filled with more than 300 vivid photographs, this inspirational guide reveals over 225 of the planet's best destinations for hikers, skiers, divers, rafters, and more. You'll also find everything you need to know for the ultimate epic journey: what to see, when to go, and what to do. Combining adventure with cultural experiences--for example, a safari through Madagascar or visiting the ruins of Buddhist temples after sea kayaking the warm waters of Vietnam--this one-of-a-kind collection, complemented by top ten lists and adventurer essays covering everything from the best hiking trails to the top wildlife parks, will lead you to new heights of exploration.
A picnic is a great escape from our day-to-day and a chance to turn a meal into something more festive and memorable. The Picnic shares everything you need to plan an effortless outdoor get-together: no-fail recipes, helpful checklists, and expert advice. With variations on everyone's favorite deviled eggs, 99 uses for a Mason jar (think cocktail shaker, firefly catcher, or cookie jar), rules for scoring lawn games, and refreshing drinks to mix up in crowd-friendly batches, let The Picnic take the stress out of your next party and leave only the fun.
A Voyage for Madmen
In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward was madness, failure, and death. In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of sailors driven by their own dreams and demons, of horrific storms in the Southern Ocean, and of those riveting moments when a split-second decision means the difference between life and death.
Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed
Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners...the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of "the epic run."In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60s and 70s. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the "secret sauce" of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage. Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs - from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protégé, American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics. Running to the Edge is a pause-resister...a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.
Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios
Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz - married less than two years - set out on a yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetime, backpacking around the world. Five months into the trip their plane crash lands in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival.On a small, soon-ravaged raft that quickly becomes their entire universe through dangerous waters alive with deadly animals and fish, their only choice: to continue on, despite the rush of insects swarming them by day, the sounds of encroaching predators at night. Without food or means of communication, with no one to hear their cries for help or on a search-and-rescue expedition to find them, the author and her husband make their way, fighting to conquer starvation and navigate the brute force of the river, their only hope for survival, in spite of hunger and weakening resolve, to somehow, miraculously hang on and find their way east to a large riverside town, before it is too late. . . .
The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
Since Jaws scared a nation of moviegoers out of the water three decades ago, great white sharks have attained a mythical status as the most frightening and mysterious monsters to still live among us. Each fall, just twenty-seven miles off the San Francisco coast, in the waters surrounding a desolate rocky island chain, the world's largest congregation of these fearsome predators gathers to feed. Journalist Susan Casey first saw the great whites of the Farallones in a television documentary. Within months, she was sitting with the program's two scientists in a small motorboat as the sharks - some as long as twenty feet, as wide as a semitrailer - circled around them. From this first encounter, Casey became obsessed with these awe-inspiring creatures, and a plan was hatched for her to join the scientists and follow their research. The Devil's Teeth is the riveting account of that one fateful shark season. An exhilarating adventure story, The Devil's Teeth offers a glimpse into a violent, uncivilized world ruled by natures most powerful and mysterious predators, a world where man is neither wanted nor needed.
Camp: Stories and Itineraries for Sleeping Under the Stars
Pitch a tent and unroll your sleeping bag in some of the most secluded campsites on Earth. With tales from the trail, arresting images, and helpful instruction, this wild guide reveals what calls people to camp: under all the gear, it’s as much about living off the grid as it is about the thrill of staying alive. Whether you love car camping with kids, rock climbing with friends, or roughing it solo in a lean-to, you’ll find there’s always somewhere new to explore—even if it's just in your backyard.Inside you'll find:• Interviews with expert campers, adventurers, basecampers, and alpinists• Hundreds of captivating photographs of sites and set-ups around the world• How-tos that cover choosing a tent, building a fire, making coffee, and more
Find Your Adventure: A Journal for Exploring Home & Away
Whether you’re embarking on an epic trip, starting a new phase of life, or looking to kickstart your curiosity, this illustrated guided journal is sure to rouse your sense of adventure. Take it along on short jaunts around your hometown or tuck it into your suitcase on fantastic trips abroad! Brimming with prompts that encourage you to break out of a rut and take a fresh look at your surroundings, Find Your Adventure is tailor made for exploring the world around you. Each of the four chapters centers around a different type of adventuring, so you can skip around and choose activities that fit your mood. Discover new locales as you map your day’s route in the Wandering chapter, pay attention to overlooked details as you compose a poem with street names in the Noteworthy chapter, get in touch with your feelings as you list what made you smile in the Authentic chapter, and be bold and outgoing as you photograph intriguing people in the Daring chapter. Beautiful details like a grain-embossed cover, foil stamping, and ribbon markers make the journal an ideal keepsake to remember all your adventures by.
Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea
Ashcraft, Tami Oldham
The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest). “An inspirational and empowering read.”—Shailene Woodley Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.
Atlas Obscura Explorer's Journal: Let Your Curiosity Be Your Compass
Workman Publishing Company
Let your curiosity be your compass! Created by the same brilliant, intrepid team who wrote Atlas Obscura and reinvented the travel book for a new generation, comes a traveler’s journal that belongs in every backpack, carry-on, messenger bag - or, when not abroad, on the desk, open for keeping notes for the next journey.This ruggedly handsome and sturdy blank journal features a storage pocket in the back (just right for ticket stubs, receipts, boarding passes, and more). The paper is high quality and printed with a variety of lines and grids, perfect for keeping track of itineraries, writing down impressions, making lists, sketching maps and sites, noting discoveries, and more.In addition, the journal includes practical reference, like time zones, weights and measures, and seasonal climate charts. And there’s an appendix of inspiration - a brief guide, with maps, to finding the hidden magic in a dozen of the world’s most interesting cities, New York to Shanghai to Budapest to Tokyo to Cairo.Don’t get off the beaten track without it.
Discover breathtaking destinations. Have amazing adventures. Capture stunning photos.Have you ever wanted to eat breakfast with a giraffe in Kenya? Or watch the sun rise from a Jacuzzi in the Philippines? Or ride a Vespa along the Amalfi Coast? Dream no more! Turn your fantasies into Instagram-worthy photos with help from Aggie Lal (@Aggie), one of the pre-eminent Instagram travel influencers.Pack your bags and grab your passport as Aggie takes you on a journey to her favorite places in the world. She'll share the best times to travel, what to do for fun in each locale, and, of course, how to recreate some of her beautiful photos. You'll also learn what you need to take with you, how to navigate cultural differences, and how to make the most of each experience.InstaStyle showed you how to create an amazing Instagram feed. Now InstaTravel can help you fill your feed with amazing photos that look just like those featured on @Aggie. Enjoy this trip to potential Instagram fame—with Aggie Lal as your tour guide.
The Bucket List: Wild: 1,000 Adventures Big and Small: Animals, Birds, Fish, Nature
The most complete life list yet to the world's best places to see wildlife - both on and off the beaten path - from bird watching in an Ecuadorian cloud forest and floating among the corals in the Maldives to volunteering at wild animal rescue groups or caring for injured endangered rhinos in Africa.
Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey - and discovered the Passage he could not find.Disappointment River is a dual historical narrative and travel memoir that at once transports readers back to the heroic age of North American exploration and places them in a still rugged but increasingly fragile Arctic wilderness in the process of profound alteration by the dual forces of globalization and climate change. Fourteen years before Lewis and Clark, Mackenzie set off to cross the continent of North America with a team of voyageurs and Chipewyan guides, to find a trade route to the riches of the East. What he found was a river that he named "Disappointment." Mackenzie died thinking he had failed. He was wrong.In this book, Brian Castner not only retells the story of Mackenzie's epic voyages in vivid prose, he personally retraces his travels, battling exhaustion, exposure, mosquitoes, white water rapids and the threat of bears. He transports readers to a world rarely glimpsed in the media, of tar sands, thawing permafrost, remote indigenous villages and, at the end, a wide open Arctic Ocean that could become a far-northern Mississippi of barges and pipelines and oil money.
New Zealand (National Geographic Traveler, 3rd Edition)
This newly revised edition of National Geographic's comprehensive New Zealand guide brings the visitor attractions, museums, hotels, restaurants, and ski resorts of this dynamic country right up to the moment. The Christchurch chapter has been fully updated to reflect the recovery and rebuilding after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and a new two-page experiential feature on traveling the Great Rides cyclist trails of New Zealand has been added. Travel information tips for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Canterbury, and excursions around all the islands have all been updated, featuring new activities. Walks in Auckland and Dunedin, as well as a Tongariro Alpine crossing, are also provided, along with suggested drives around the East Cape and through the Catlins; all include maps and reservation details. Informative features take the traveler "In Pursuit of the Rings," into the realm of a wildlife wonderland, and high up into New Zealand's ski country and glaciers. And, of course, the latest on the conquering All Blacks--2015 Rugby World Cup winners--is lovingly chronicled.
By Any Means: The Brand New Adventure from Wicklow to Wollongong
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Naked and Marooned: One Man. One Island.
What do you do after you walk the Amazon? Ed Stafford—adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River—likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure that would top the extraordinary feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford decides to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. His mission: to survive for sixty days equipped with nothing—no food, water, or even clothing—except the video cameras he would use to document his time. Detailing Stafford’s jaw-dropping sojourn on the island of Olourua, Naked and Marooned is a tale of unparalleled adventure and of one man’s will to push himself to the outer limits—and survive.
Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer
Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he pioneered the luxury tent safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today Kent takes thousands of adventurers, hungry for extraordinary and life-changing experiences, to the planet’s wildest frontiers.In his gripping memoir, this “Indiana Jones-meets-James Bond” entrepreneur recounts his phenomenal journey. Kent’s life reads like a work of fiction: growing up barefoot in the African bush, riding his motorcycle across the continent, and ultimately becoming the most sought-after travel professional in the world. Safari is a breathtaking and exhilarating trip to some of the most exotic and stunning locations on earth.
Through stunning images, acclaimed photographer Rick Smolan tells the astounding story of Robyn Davidson, who crossed the desolate Australian outback accompanied only by four camels and a dog. Now, Davidson's exhilarating wilderness adventure is about to become a major motion picture, and this remarkable volume presents both Smolan's original photographs along with those from the upcoming movie. As an exciting bonus, the book incorporates Aurasma technology that enables readers to point their smart devices at one of the pictures from the original journey and then watch that scene as it is brought to life in the movie.
Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets (Hidden Mickeys, 6th Edition)
Barrett, Steven M.
Camouflaged images of Mickey Mouse are concealed all around the Walt Disney World Resort. Author Steve Barrett adds to the fun of finding them by turning the search into six scavenger hunts, complete with clues, hints, and points to be scored. Barrett has searched Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland and all the rest of WDW to bring this guide to Disney World's “hidden Mickeys” up to date with scores of new sightings of the cleverly camouflaged images. Disney's designers have hidden them all around WDW?in the parks, shops, restaurants, and resort hotels - to delight visitors. Barrett offers a scavenger hunt for each of the four theme parks - Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom - as well as one for the WDW resort hotels, and one for everything else - Downtown Disney, the WDW water parks, the golf courses, and so on. Scavenger hunt for hidden Mickeys by following the “clues” in each hunt. Or consult the “Index to Mickey's Hiding Places” in the back of the book to look for Mickey wherever you find yourself, without following a scavenger hunt. This new sixth edition includes over 1,200 hidden Mickeys in all, with complete descriptions of each one in the “hints” sections of each scavenger hunt. Compete with family and friends to see who can find Mickey first. Or simply enjoy spotting these clever hidden images on your own.
The Girl Outdoors: The Wild Girl's Guide to Adventure, Travel and Wellbeing
Lewis, Sian Anna
An adventure guide in book form, The Girl Outdoors offers support and knowledge, empowering the reader, whether she's thinking about cycling the length of Vietnam or just needs help fixing her bike. Packed with stunning photography, the book is organized into four main parts: Active Outdoors shares the wildest activities on land and water and how to get started on everything from mountain biking to kayaking and night hiking to paddleboard yoga.Wild Adventures takes you farther with your outdoor skills, from canoe camping to cycle touring, building your own wild house, and holding mini festivals.Wild Cooking, Crafts, and Wellbeing looks at the everyday wild lifestyle, including how to build a fire, forage, grow your own fruits and veggies, become a pro at outdoor photography, and keep up energy levels with delicious recipes.Wanderlust takes it farther, providing advice on planning weekend and longer trips, essential equipment lists, and tips on long-term backpacking and traveling, as well as working and volunteering abroad.Scattered throughout are enticing ideas for fabulous adventures all over the world, from canoe camping in Canada to hiking in the Arctic Circle. Whether it's going on a physically demanding adventure or making cordial from homegrown flowers, this beautiful book is packed with inspiring and attainable ideas for the wild life.
Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style
A girl with a love for off-the-beaten-path destinations, fashion maven Andi Eaton found herself putting aside the Lonely Planet and Condé Nast Traveler guides and, instead, looking to bohemians and artists for travel and style inspiration: What do the flower children wear on their excursions? Where are the creatives’ favorite vintage shops? And where do the musicians go late-night dancing after the last encore? The dreamer in her wanted more than what a standard travel guide could offer, so she decided to create her own.Wanderful is a stylish lookbook and travelogue for the adventurous and nomadic at heart. Follow in Andi’s footsteps as she travels the United States to discover some of its most effortlessly chic destinations—and the fashionable free spirits and wanderers who live there. Nine intimate and exciting road trip routes explore cities, forests, and in between, and will make you feel like you’re traipsing the country with your best, and best-dressed, girlfriends by your side. Every route features a peek into the closets of area tastemakers, and many routes lead to favorite trendy destinations, including Joshua Tree, New Orleans, Marfa, and Santa Fe. Throughout, there are photos, stories, and recommendations for where to shop, dine, and find music and fun, just like a local.Perfect for anyone with a wandering spirit, Wanderful will make you want to pack a cute bag, throw on your best outfit, and hit the road for a stylish adventure.
Off the Grid
The rollicking tale of a first-of-its-kind adventure—driving a Tesla through Central America.Only a week after the nation’s newspapers were filled with headlines of the first cross-country trip in an electric car, two Louisianans slip quietly across the Rio Grande in south Texas in an attempt to do the unthinkable—drive a factory electric car across seven Third World countries to the “end of the road,” Panama City, Panama.Without support and armed only with a toolbox, a bag of electrical adapters, and their wits, author Randy Denmon and his friend Dean trudge on through jungles, deserts, volcanoes, rivers, and crater-sized potholes, all the while trying to avoid the drug cartels and corrupt border guards that could mean a quick end to their adventure . . . and their lives. Through it all, the same enormous problem loomed daily: how to charge the car in such a primitive and desolate setting?Despite the numerous setbacks, Randy never lost his sense of humor. Off the Grid is as much a spiritual journey as a physical one about two guys who dropped everything for one grand twenty-first-century adventure—traveling back in time in a car that seemed to come from the future.
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