From the frozen tundra of Manitoba to the humid jungles of Indonesia, these 24 true adventure tales will transport you to remote corners of the globe — and inspire you to create adventures of your own.
Adventure can mean so many things. For some, it means climbing the peaks of Tibet, sailing the open seas or cycling through Europe. For others, adventure is conquering a fear or pushing yourself to a whole new level. And for many, adventure means bravely stepping into the unknown of a new culture, language or setting. Adventure travel, in its essence, means pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone to experience something novel and worthwhile. Join the wild, bumpy ride during these 24 adventures of a lifetime.
• Get chased by monkeys in Indonesia
• See what happens when you’re stranded in the Gobi Desert
• Play a game of naked Frisbee with a tribe in New Guinea
• Hang out with polar bears in the frozen lands of Manitoba
• Say goodbye to your love on a final trip to Venice
• Get hopelessly lost during a scary jungle hike in Hawaii
• Stare history in the face uncovering your roots in Latvia
• Watch over your back for hippos on a Ugandan safari
• Attempt to sail across Australia’s wild Bass Strait
• Travel by camel with the “Blue Men” of Mali
• Step foot in Antarctica among icebergs and penguins
And many more…
Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Tales from Around the World includes stories from 20 top travel writers from around the globe. The book was compiled and edited by Janna Graber, an award-winning American travel journalist and TV producer. She has covered destinations around the globe for more than 40 newspapers, magazines and websites, and was the on-camera host of Great Escapes. Janna is currently a managing editor at Go World Travel Magazine.
“These stories bring out the humorous in encounters with the unfamiliar, show the spirit of adventure that impels the traveler to confront dangers while exploring different cultures, and reveals how understanding broadens with exposure to unknown challenges.” – San Francisco Book Review
This unique collection of travel stories will no doubt keep you on your feet from start to finish. Each experience is as moving as the one before, and has the ability to transport you to different places all around the world. What I like most about travel anthologies is their power to combine various perspectives into one collective work, keeping you entertained and absorbed while you read. That was definitely the case when I picked up Adventures of a Lifetime. There is a story for everyone, no matter what type of travel you find rewarding. You can hear each author’s distinctive voice while reading about their experience, and that was something I especially valued in this anthology. The diverse places and people become real while you read, curing you of your wanderlust. Every author is truly passionate about delivering a great tale of adventure, and that is evident as you go from one to the next. I was able to finish this book almost too quickly due to the fact that I couldn’t put it down. It is both energizing and engaging, leaving you eager to plan your next adventure. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who values a good travel experience, or simply looking for inspiration from around the globe.
This is truly a fantastic collection of travel stories from around the world. There is something for everyone, no matter what kind of adventure you find rewarding. I loved it from start to finish! You can hear each author’s distinctive voice while reading about their experience, and that was something I especially valued in this anthology. The diverse places and people become real while you read, curing you of your wanderlust. I couldn’t put this book down and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys traveling!
Adventures of a Lifetime picks up where the previous anthology of this series, “Chance Encounters” left us, wanting more. This is another fine collection of adventures from some of the world’s most remote places by the best travel writers in the business. It should be in the library of any serious traveler.
Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Tales from Around the World is for travelers seeking palpable action and ‘you-are-there’ scenarios from their armchair explorations of the world. The second book in the World Traveler Tales series, Adventures of a Lifetime gathers over twenty stories of adventure and action.The stories here are recommended for armchair readers with a thirst for adventure and a passion for first-person accounts of (often poignant) hair-raising encounters. — Midwest Book Review
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