For intrepid explorers and armchair travellers alike, this inspirational book is a guide to fifty of the world's most spectacular locations, including places you have always dreamed of visiting and those that you never knew of. Each entry describes the special qualities that make that destination unmissable, from sheer physical beauty or grandeur to extraordinary wildlife or rich cultural heritage. At-a-glance files provide information on local climate and culture, plus on when to go, and what to see. Detailed maps set the places in context, and stunning photographs provide a taste of the region. As well as all-time favourites such as the Grand Canyon, the Himalayas, Egypt and Venice, this completely updated second edition includes amazing lesser-known destinations such as the bustling Red River Delta in Vietnam, the captivating medieval city of Dubrovnik, and the breathtaking wilds of Alaska.
Mary Ann Gallagher worked for Cadogan Guides for several years and has been a freelance travel writer for the last five years. She has written more than twenty travel guides. John Man is a renowned travel writer who has worked for Reuters, the international press agency, and as European editor of Time Life books. Chris Schuler is a former journalist and magazine editor who has travelled extensively throughout the world.