SECRET JOURNEYS OF A LIFETIME
You’re not just a tourist, you’re a traveler.
You crave unforgettable experiences in un- expected corners near and far. You have an end-
less curiosity and a fascination for the quirky, the
exotic, and the uncommon. And you’re ready to
escape the crowds, abandon the picture-postcard
cliches, and get off tbe beaten track. You’re ready
for Secret Journeys of a Lifetime.
Walk through doors into deliciously different
worlds. Find 5O amazing churches hidden in the
labyrinthine lanes and secret squares within the
City of London. Wander through the richly carved
remains of Mayan palaces into the temples and
hall courts where ancient emperors prayed and
played in Honduras. Sleep in the old bedroom of
an Indian merchant-prince in a Rajasthan walled
fort. Descend into the depths of a Massachusetts
movie theater to find a secret gallery of the world’s
worst art. Pique your taste for tbe gothic and the
ghoulish in Iceland’s spine-cbilling museum of
sorcery and witchcraft.
Make yourself at home in the wildest places on our planet, home and abroad. Hike tbrougb a
spectacular stretch of Yellowstone National Park that most tourists never see. Wander tbe lava
fields of Greenland. Spend tbe night in a thatched
but in the highlands of Mali, discovering the rich
culture and enjoying the hospitality of the Dogon
tribe. On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, find
the world’s largest flower and explore the jungle
hahitat of rhinos and sun bears.
Secret Journeys of a Llfetime — lavishly illustrated
with fabulous pbotographs — gives you all the
inside information and practical guidance you
need to turn your daydreams into the perfect
trip. Its nine fascinating chapters are packed with
inspiration and advice, including notes on tbe
best time of year to visit, suggestions for great
side trips while you’re in the area, and personal
recommendations from veteran travclers.
Be warned: Opening this book will definitely
spark your wanderlust. Wbat begins as a casual
flick tbrough its intriguing pages and alluring
images may well turn into the most glorious
vacation you’ve ever had!
Secret Journeys of a Lifetime offers in-depth site descriptions; dozens of fun, themed top ten lists; locator maps; illuminating sidebars; and oversized, lavish full-color images that bring to life 500 novel destinations that have managed to fly under the radar. Divided into themed chapters, the book features the World at Your Feet, Last Wildernesses, Island Getaways, The Road Less Traveled, Secret History, Spiritual Havens, Hidden Treasures, Undiscovered Villages, and City Secrets. This book will also feature numerous short sidebars by National Geographic contributors entitled My Secret Journey that will eloquently describe and personalize travel experiences for readers and will also provide insight on bonus excursions near the featured destinations. Additional eclectic sidebars will highlight intriguing ancillary information, including entertaining snippets on the local culture or history as well as other sights to see while in the area. As with other books in the series, each chapter contains two to five lists of Top Tens, shorter features describing experiences in a wide variety of categories, from quirky museums and quiet city garden oases to atmospheric ghost towns and the best spots for amazing ocean views.
Hardcover. In as new condition with special protective cover. 1st edition. 2011.