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.
It 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!
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