Book Review – Make the Most of Your Time on Earth – Rough Guide

One of the biggest trends in travel books in the last couple of years are those “see before you die” list books, and although I usually shy away from them, I’ve found some lately that are actually pretty inspiring. One of them is Make the Most of Your Time on Earth: A Rough Guide to the World, put together by the Rough Guide guidebook crew. It’s a book which lays out a thousand “ultimate travel experiences”, and in doing so, it makes a great resource for learning about other countries and getting some inspiration for your next trip.

rough-guide-make-most-time-earthMake the Most of Your Time on Earth is divided into regions like Western Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and the Polar Regions – and everything else in between. Within each section you’ll find a series of the “must do” experiences – but refreshingly, they’re not all Eiffel Tower and Great Wall type experiences. Some of the suggested activities are related to festivals, adventure sports, or simply a great street to walk along.

There’s not enough information to start planning a trip – this book is really just to dip into and get you inspired. At the end of each geographic section there is a double page spread of “Miscellany” – a few columns of curious information about the region you’ve just explored. Right at the back of the book there is a section giving websites or other vital information to help you get to the places the book describes.

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