1001: Escapes You Must Experience Before You Die
By Helen Arnold
A vast array of breaks and escapes from around the world, fully illustrated with more than 600 images. Arranged by country with keys to denote cost, family-orientation and style of break. Selected and written by an international team of travel writers, critics, authors and journalists.
"1001 Escapes To Make Before You Die" is the essential guide for all discerning travelers seeking an escape from the madding crowd. Every experience described in this book represents a genuine respite from the drudgery of daily life and guarantees a boost to your general well-being. Contemplate the sunset from a minimalist mountain retreat, cruise the Nile on a nineteenth-century cabin cruiser, hire a fort with its own private beach, chill out in an ice hotel, or wallow in a mud bath. The choice is yours. This book is quite simply a compilation of some of the most amazing escapes from the everyday that you can experience in the world - however much time you have to spare and whatever your budget. Within these pages you will find classic escapes that offer away-from-it-all tranquility, such as a sun-drenched private Caribbean island, complete with butler; a converted monastery in Peru, at such high altitude that oxygen has to be pumped into the bedrooms; a lighthouse in Newfoundland; and, that most classic of great train journeys, the Trans-Siberian railway.Beautifully illustrated, "1001 Escapes To Make Before You Die" will also show you some hidden gems located in some of the world's biggest and busiest cities that offer the perfect retreat from the frenzy of city life. Discover an oasis of greenery just a stone's throw from Djemma El Fna, the pulsating center of Marrakech; a tranquil walled garden in the heart of London's Chelsea; and, a hidden treehouse deep within the Amazon rain forest.
Helen Arnold is a travel journalist with over 17 years' experience who has contributed to a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including the Observer, Family Circle, Farmers' Weekly, Harpers, High Life, Optician and Essentials. She was first bitten by the travel bug after a year-long round the world trip in 1992, but has since settled in London where she lives with her husband and two children.
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05 Oct 2009
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