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Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth: 1000 Ultimate Travel Experienc (Rough Guide Make the Most of Your Time on Earth) Paperback – September 20, 2010

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Product Details

  • Series: Rough Guide Make the Most of Your Time on Earth
  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 2 Updated edition (September 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848365241
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848365247
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love this book :) I got it as a present and think it is a great starting point for my future adventures. There is a lot of information here and it is broken up both by region of the world and by the activity in that region. Keep in mind that this book doesn't specifically say "go to Belize and do this through this company and here's their website." Instead it is the authors talking about the most amazing experiences they have had and you are going to have to do the leg work of researching the destination, plane tickets, travel companies, etc. This isn't an all-inclusive guide that tells you exactly what to do, it is more of a jumping off point to see which adventures pique your interest and going from there.
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I just love this cover - that little red and yellow micro bus just calls out 'Get in and let's go find an adventure'!

When younger, more adventurous or those seeking a different agenda for their trip come into the library looking for travel books, I try to put a "Rough Guide" in their hands. Why?

From editor James Smart:

"When we started writing Rough Guides we wanted to share the kind of travel we had been doing ourselves. We wanted to push travel a bit further, inspiring our readers to get away from the established routes, even if that meant getting lost occasionally, and seek something that little bit more special and authentic - in short, to settle for nothing less than an ultimate travel experience."

Well, Make the Most of Your Time on Earth has detailed 1000 of those unique travel experiences. Thirty years of Rough Guide writers' personal recommendations are included, with 200 new additions in this 2nd edition. And indeed, the world is covered!

I've been reading this book off and on for a couple of months now. The fold out front cover has a colour coded legend to the geographical areas. The bottom right corner of the pages have that same colour block, allowing you to flip quickly to a certain section. A map begins every section (I must admit, I read in no particular order, I just jumped to whatever grabbed my interest.) Full colour photographs punctuate the descriptions. The writing style is informal and breezy, reflecting the overall tone of the book. Each chapter ends with a Need to Know page that includes phone numbers and web addresses for the attractions listed. A Good to Know page includes general facts about that particular region, as well as interesting notes about etiquette, quotes and odd facts.
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I couldn't figure out if this is a good book or not because the type is so small you can't read it. Seriously, it has to be a 4 point font. My only guess is that the publisher tried to save pages and shrunk everything to the size of an ant, which makes me feel really bad for the authors that put so much time and energy into the writing. I got this book for Christmas and passed it around to the other 12 people in the room, and only two of them could read it--but even they could only read a few sentences before having to give their eyes a break. Honestly, I have never ever seen print this small, not even in fine-print on contracts. If you decide to buy this book, I highly suggest also buying a magnifying glass so you can read it. On the upside, the pictures look nice.
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I bought this book for a friend as a birthday present. But had it for quite some time before it was given to him. This book is amazing and has gotten me so excited to travelling next year. Had to buy myself my own copy. Would highly recommend it.
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Gift! Very appropriate and wonderful for the wanderlust without goals. Makes you realize you're not the only one.
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Fun to look at and browse, but difficult to plan from. An events calendar would make this more useful. Not everything is an event, of course, but most are more appropriate for particular seasons. As is, you have to thumb through ALL of the individual pages of "what to see & do" in a geographical section to pick out a few that might be useful for your trip. Good, fun to dream with, but not great.
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Type is so small, its impossible to read. Catchy name, but I did not like the book at all - donated it next day after receiving.
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Extremely disappointing. The text is miniscule and sometimes printed on colored background paper that makes it even more difficult to read. What a wonderful idea that was so wrongly designed. Shame on you.
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