Once in a Lifetime Trips

Once in a Lifetime Trips : The World's 50 Most Adventurous, Luxurious, and Memorable Travel Experiences

By (author) Chris Santella

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Fly-fish in the virgin waters of the Chilean fjords, arriving by helicopter; navigate Alaska on a boat as luxurious as a four-star hotel but small enough to sail where the big cruise ships can't; embark on a private-jet tour to the great opera houses in Europe with behind-the-scenes passes: experience the classic links of the British Open. "Once in a Lifetime Trips "is a trove of ideas for travels that are unique, decadent, and off the beaten path. Each trip is captured through stunning photography and an essay based on in-depth interviews with experts who have firsthand knowledge of the destination and itinerary. "Once in a Lifetime Trips" goes way beyond what a standard guide offers: these trips are intended to be distinctive events that you will remember for the rest of your life. Chris Santella distills each experience and describes just what makes it extraordinary-whether it's the culture of the place, a venue's incredible isolation, or the unique amenities available to the traveler. Organized by destination-on the ocean, on an island, in the jungle, in the mountains and the desert, in the country, in the city, in the sky-"Once in a Lifetime Trips" is as much a vicarious and thrilling reading experience as it is a source of ideas and inspiration for anyone in search of a remarkable journey.

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 187.96 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • 05 Dec 2009
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Clarkson Potter
  • New York
  • English
  • 75 4-Colour Photographs throughout
  • 030740692X
  • 9780307406927
  • 336,862

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CHRIS SANTELLA is the author of the Fifty Places to . . . Before You Die series. He writes regularly for the "New York Times, ""Forbes Traveler, " and "Travel Oregon, " and has contributed to numerous other publications, including "The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, ""Golf, " and "Field and Stream."

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