Book Review: 100 Greatest Trips

There’s no disputing that the late 2009 edition of Travel + Leisure magazine’s glossy coffee table book 100 Greatest Trips is a beautiful book, but it should really be renamed “100 Greatest Trips To Places Western Tourists Are Likely To Go”. While all the continents are represented in the book, there’s a huge emphasis on trips within North America and Western Europe, with very little attention paid to Africa or South America and a whole lot of special destinations in Australia and Eastern Europe missing as well.

100 Greatest Trips

Having said that, it’s still a lovely book to browse through if you are in the mood for daydreaming about future trips. Each of the 100 trips is really just a mere suggestion of a destination, often focused on one aspect like dining or shopping, but there are unique ideas included which might be the spark of your plan to travel to a particular destination. Color photographs illustrate the trip pages and at the back of the book, a basic guide to each destination with some information on hotels, restaurants and attractions rounds out the book. Towards the very back is one particular useful but not very prominent page – an index to the trips arranged into categories like beaches, nightlife, drives, adventure and shopping, a useful list if you’re looking for trip inspiration to suit your traveling style.
Creative Commons License Photo credit: ppz

Read more:
Bellagio Fountain

In the midst of the Las Vegas desert is a spectacular oasis like no other on earth. The Bellagio Fountains...

Exploring the Sydney Opera House

The photogenic Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings of the southern hemisphere, if not the world....

The Effiel Tower – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of the Effiel Tower The Eiffel Tower is arguably the most iconic landmark...