The World's Best 100 Adventure Trips

The World's Best 100 Adventure Trips

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"Adventure is worthwhile in itself" said the aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Roald Amundsen, one of the most intrepid explorers in History, put it much more prosaically when he declared that "adventure is just bad planning". Whichever way you look at it, the spirit of adventure is intrinsic in all of us; it is just a question of finding the right key to unleash it. And that is precisely what this book proposes to do with a collection of 100 adventurous journeys to the four corners of the Earth, on foot or by bicycle, by sailing boat or by off-road transport or even by more "exotic" means of transport, to plunge into the wildest forms of Nature or to encounter peoples who are very different from ourselves, and even to test our physical limits in extreme sports. Some of the adventures included in the book only last a few days, while others are epic journeys - in the Amazon Forest, along the Grand Trunk Road, the "travelling continent" between Pakistan and India or through the ice of the Antarctic - that will be remembered as once in a lifetime experiences.
The chronicle of each one of these journeys, all of which are truly special, is accompanied by spectacular pictures and practical information and advice because, as Amundsen said, a perfect adventure must be well organized.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 208 x 274 x 24mm | 1,202.01g
  • White Star
  • Vercelli, Italy
  • English
  • colour illustrations, maps
  • 8854407550
  • 9788854407558
  • 831,280

About Jasmina Trifoni

Jasmina Trifoni is a journalist who specializes in tourism and writes on the subject for major Italian magazines. Together with Marco Cattaneo, she wrote Afghanistan: le donne, la guerra, l'Islam (Afghanistan: women, war and Islam, 2001) in collaboration with Emergency. Trifoni and Cattaneo have also written a three-volume work on UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Treasures of Art, Nature Sanctuaries, and Ancient Civilizations, as well as Great Cities of the World (2005) and 80 Islands to Escape to... and Live Happily Ever After (all White Star).
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