Great Escapes : Experience the World at Your Leisure, Hardback

Great Escapes : Experience the World at Your Leisure Hardback

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Luxury hideaways. Cultural thrills. This showcase of the world's most enjoyable escapes celebrates the sheer pleasure of travel.

Take time out to indulge in romantic getaways, culinary adventures, musical journeys and family holidays. Or simply revel in pure relaxation. You deserve it! Author: Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community.

Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 300 images
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd
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  • Category: Travel & holiday guides
  • ISBN: 9781743217078



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After flipping through “Great Escapes” I felt like I wanted to plant to go on all 76 trips. This is a beautiful, beautiful coffee table book. The construction is high quality, printed on thick, glossy paper with sturdy binding. The photos are absolutely inspiring.Lonely Planet categorizes “Great Escapes” under: Culture, Luxe, Food and Drink, Romance, City, Chill-Out, Shoestring, Family, Wild, and Party. Each trip is about four pages with wonderful photos and conveniently set-out boxes that you can devour in a glance. “Essential Experiences” contains three “must do” activities. The footer on the first page of each trip contains: Location, Best Time of the Year, Ideal Time Commitment, Essential Tip, Budget and Pack. “Deckchair” contains suggested books and movies for background on the location.“Great Escapes” is useful for seasoned travelers, as well as the less experienced. I have been on many trips, including remote locations (Antarctica, Madagascar, Midway Island), and have never visited most of the places as described in this book. For example, I have been to Paris many times, but would not have classified it under “Party.” The “Great Escape” view of Paris is relatively unfamiliar to me. Although I have been to Chicago and taken an architectural tour, I have dined with a live blues act in a downtown club. In short, “Great Escapes” selects noteworthy sites and adds a novel twist to each.“Great Escapes” is fun, even if you never go to any of the locations. Although I have seen or read some of each “Deckchair” suggestions, many are new and enticing. “Great Escapes” is a good book to give as a present or to leave out on the coffee table to spark discussion and entertain your guests.