Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Drives Of A Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Road Trips Second Edition by National Geographic

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

This lavishly illustrated travel planner features 500 of the world’s most memorable driving experiences, from legendary Highway 1 in California to Japan’s famous Irohazaka Winding Road.

Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic’s legendary travel writers, Drives of a Lifetime spans the globe to reveal the best celebrated and lesser-known road trips on the planet. Inside this fully updated and revised edition–featuring more than 20 new drives–you’ll find routes through spectacular landscapes, ideas for quick getaways, leisurely journeys of discovery, and revelations of secret worlds beyond Google Maps. Some are legendary long-distance odysseys; others are easy day trips close to home, taking you down charming local byways. All will inspire you to pack up the car and hit the road. The possibilities are endless: Take Colorado’s San Juan Skyway for a 10,000-foot climb over towering mountain passes. Or travel the ancient Silk Road on an expedition across Central Asia and through time. Or why not drive the perimeter of Puerto Rico, a tropical paradise with many beaches along the way? Whatever your taste and budget, you’ll find plenty of routes tailored to your interests. Alongside detailed descriptions, full-color maps guide the way and planning tips help you make the most of your journey; top 10 lists offer quick, easy side trip ideas. Beautiful, informative, and inspiring, this luxurious volume is a lifelong resource that readers will treasure.

my thoughts:

National Geographic has done it again. They have created another MUST-HAVE book. This time round they are all about road tripping. Yep, Drives Of A Lifetime is THE book to grab if you want to map out trips by car that will take you cross country or traveling the roads in Central Asia. This book has it all. You can flip through sections devoted to ocean views, hills galore, and historical hot spots. There are gorgeous photographs to get lost in, plenty of tips, maps, and basic information to help you figure out when to go and where to go. Talk about the BEST travel book ever!

I just loved flipping through Drives and immersing myself in all the photos and maps. I had so much fun planning out trips I can't wait to take in the coming years. There are so many beautiful places to visit in the world - you can't help but create a long list of all the places you want to see. I absolutely LOVED spending time with this book. I have it out on my coffee table as a reminder of what's to come for the new year. This is one book that I know I'll be going back to again and again. 

I definitely recommend Drives Of A Lifetime to fans of National Geographic and to anyone looking for their next travel read - you will LOVE this book to bits!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Drives Of A Lifetime 

Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

I loved this one as well and I'm already planning our family road trip for next summer (I'm being optimistic). Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours