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Once in a Lifetime Trips: The World's 50 Most Extraordinary and Memorable Travel Experiences Hardcover – May 12, 2009
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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.A Look Inside Once in a Lifetime Trips
About the Author
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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A vast majority of these trips were boat based despite having divide the book into different sections "on the ocean, in the jungle, in the desert, in the city, ect.." For example Egypt is in the dessert category but it recommends traveling up the Nile per boat. The book also has some travel experiences most of us never will afford, like the trip into space, or the private jet excursion to opera houses.
The author picked some extraordinary trips that could only be afforded once in a lifetime, but ultimately this book makes me want to be independently wealthy and have more resources to spend on travel.
The greatest attribute this book has induced is I now look for more subtle experiences to do while traveling. Like for Patagonia instead of a helicopter ride around the mountains he talks about fly-fishing.
Like I mentioned in me title it's a small fun book that most the trips come with a once in a lifetime price tag.