Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Lonely Planet’s Great Adventures showcases some of the world’s best adventure experiences with compelling content, beautiful photography, and practical planning tips.
This lush, hardcover coffee table book contains the world’s most thrilling adventures in 9 themed chapters: Hike, Dive, Bike, Above & Below, Climb, Ice & Snow, Animals, Water, and Drive.
Some of the diverse adventures included in the book are: trekking the Milford Track in New Zealand, paragliding Mont Blanc, cycling Nepal’s Annapurna circuit, swimming with whale sharks, and caving in England's Peak District.
The book includes an introduction by adventurer Ben Fogle, in which he cites a journey through the jungles of Venezuela to Mt Roraima when he was 20 years old as his first great adventure. In the book Ben explains: “My experience on Mt Roraima was life changing. From being a hopelessly non-academic and helplessly unsporty child, I immersed myself in new cultures, customs and environments around the planet. Such adventures helped me understand more about the world and enriched my life; the astonishing growth in adventure travel doesn’t come as a surprise. Suddenly we want more from our downtime than a beach lounger and a book: we want something to talk about, an experience that turns a week-long holiday into the trip of a lifetime.”
Great Adventures is the follow-up to the successful Great Journeys, which was published in October 2011.
About the Book: Great Adventures 978 1 74220 964 7 320pp, full-color, hardcover, $39.99 October 2012