Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Sights Review

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What type of traveler are you?  The type who doesn’t get excited until you lock in your door and are on your way, or the type who gets excited planning your trip all out?  I’m the second one.  I can literally spend days or even weeks planning out the perfect trip.  Where we are going to stay, eat and what we are going to do.  For me the excitement of travelling is all the planning, once the day of the trip comes, it is all anticlimactic.

I am probably the perfect example of an arm chair traveler.  If I could just plan a trip, and not actually go, I would be happiest.  Therefore Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Sights is a wonderful book for me.  I can go traveling all over the world without ever leaving home.

Lonely Planets 1000 Ultimate SitesIt is a 997 page book full of the most intriguing information. In the section for Greatest Wildlife Spectacles it talks about the Great Migration in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania where 1.3 million wildebeest are accompanied by thousands of zebras, gazelles and eland on their annual circuit. This is one of 10 sights talked about in this section of the book.

Some vistas in the book I am familiar with, such as Niagara Falls listed under Most Impressive Waterfalls.  It is one of nine discussed.  Some sights are  completely foreign.  Everyone has heard of the crop circles in England, but what about the Nazca Lines, in Peru.

Under the title the Most Mysterious Sights these are discussed. Hummingbirds, monkeys , spiders and others were carved out of the desert 2000 years ago, but they can only be seen from the air!

This books discusses the Ultimate sight in everything from animals, plants, buildings, monuments, natural phenomena, battles, and art.

Now if I was my father, I would hold Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Sights in my hand and an atlas on my lap so I would know exactly where every sight is located. To carry it one step farther if I can find the time, I might even look every sight up online and see what more I can find out about it.  That sounds like a fun activity after the holidays!

The product was provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own.

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  1. Robin Wilson says:

    I LOVE what I consider coffee table books full of beautiful photographs. My favorite are the ones of the stars, planets and such. But something like this would be wonderful. I can no longer travel due to my health, so maybe this is the next best thing.

  2. Maralea says:

    This sounds like a book packed with lots of interesting info.

  3. This book would make a nice gift for my dad.

  4. This sounds like an excellent book for me to have for my bucket list! I think the kids would have fun with it also, picking out places they would like to go. I haven’t traveled much in my life but as I get older I feel the need to get out and explore. Thanks for the review.

  5. carol roberts says:

    thanks for the book info ill check it out

  6. My neighbor just told me they were done traveling after doing 83 countries. I think I’d prefer sticking to the US and the Caribbean, and use this book for the rest.

  7. Austin Baroudi says:

    This book sounds great. I’ll have to check it out sometime. Thanks for the post!

  8. Wow – this book is ideal for me who doesn’t like to plan and my husband who has to have every hour of every day planned!

  9. Tammy S says:

    This would be a great book just to place on your coffee table. you could always find something new everytime you opened. I love books that teach you things about the world we live in.

  10. Nicole U says:

    The book sounds great. I love the idea of being able to see all the sights while still being at home. I love to travel but we don’t have the time to see all the sights.

  11. MD Kennedy says:

    I’d love to read this just to see how many sights I’ve seen . Kinda like a bucket list!

  12. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Great Review, Love Reading I’ll Check It Out !

  13. Jennifer Marie says:

    Wow you could never get bored with this!

  14. Sounds great! Thank you for the review!

  15. This sounds like an awesome book!

  16. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    This book sounds utterly amazing.
    Amazon has only 4 pages listed to look at. Bummer…..putting thid book on my wish list. I love traveling in at home via internet or books. You can go pretty far in your mind… thanks for review. Going to try and find author….

  17. Becky Greene says:

    This sounds like such a great resource – thanks for the introduction!

  18. Sounds like a great book!

  19. saminder gumer says:

    sounds like a great book and i love planning my trips so this would be perfect.

  20. Ashley S says:

    Very cool! Anything about traveling interests me!

  21. Oh how cool is that! I need to check that out! I am with you, I am definitely someone that has a blast planning too!

  22. I have read several Lonely Planet books and enjoyed them. I’d like to check this one out too.

  23. i think i would really enjoy having a book like this in my possession!

  24. This would be a great book to have. It would make it so easy for the kids to learn and see all about the different places we would love to go. My daughter would love this book. she is always talking about wanting to travel.

  25. Heather! says:

    I want this book! What a great way to stimulate day dreams, and maybe even some ticket-booking! :)

  26. This would be my go-to book for planning a trip around the world! My son loves geography, so this would be an awesome book to have here.

  27. Wow! That sounds like a great read! I love learning about exciting places around the world.

  28. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Looks Like A Great Book ! I Love Learning , I Will Check It Out !:)

  29. Looks like a great book. Thank you for the review!

  30. Sounds like a neat book. I like to travel, but don’t get to do it much since I have a large family.

  31. I admit it. I’d find that completely fascinating!

  32. I love to plan trips, this would be great to see where I want to go next!

  33. This sounds like a great book to read to when compiling your bucket list.

  34. You know, I’ve actually heard of the Nazca Lines from “Ancient Aliens” – I’m not an ancient astronaut theorist myself, but I do watch a lot of reality TV, LOL!

    Anyway, this sounds like a neat book! There is SO much in the world I want to see. And I’m with you, thinking and planning trips are exciting. I think two of the best parts of traveling are getting on the plane and being so excited for your trip, and then that moment on the return when your head hits your own pillow for the first time after being away!

  35. This book looks awesome! My son is at the age where he is curious about the world and it would be fun to get this book and read about different places together.

  36. I love both the planning and the going. This looks like a great book.

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