The 10 Best of Everything

The 10 Best of Everything

Passport to the Best : An Ultimate Guide for Travelers

Book - 2012
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This deluxe, entertaining dream guide showcases the experience and savoir-faire of such luminaries as Prince Charles on architecture, Arnold Palmer on favorite golf courses, Bob Ellsasser, head of the esteemed Country Walkers, on the best walks and hiking tours, and Baron Philip de Rothschild on the best vintages. Scores of experts name the 10 best islands, poshest pubs and polo clubs, best things to do on Sundays in the world's best cities, and a treasure trove of musts for the high-end traveler or anyone who aspires to be. But there are simple pleasures that fit even the humblest budget here, too, including top-rated 'burgers, flea/antique markets on several continents, and awe-inspiring cathedrals.

Sprinkled throughout the book, Lande and Lande weave colorful tales ("For the Love of the Game," about polo; "The Unique Irish Pub," "Flying the Coral Route") that will make you wish you'd been along for the ride--and will inspire you to start planning your own experiences.

Anyone with a sense of nostalgia for travel will appreciate the book's second part, The New Grand Tour, featuring detail-filled itineraries including South Africa via the Blue Train; the Orient Express from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok; and retracing literary steps along the Amalfi Coast.

Studded with colorful illustrations, cosmopolitan sidebars, and savvy tips, as well as a wealth of options for getting there via land, sea, or air, this elegant and sophisticated book will awaken yearnings for exotic travel in readers everywhere.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2012
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781426208676
Branch Call Number: 910.202 L232t 2012
Characteristics: 480 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lande, Andrew
Alternative Title: Ten best of everything


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Jun 08, 2012

The Ten Best of Everything ----- by Nathaniel Lande and Andrew Lande. Years ago, there was a time when books of lists were all the rage. Well, this could have been one of them. The world's ten best golf courses; the ten best flea and antique markets; the ten best mattresses. Well, you get the picture. And then there are the new Grand Tours: the Pampas, Polo and Tango; Sailing the Riviera and Seeing Florence; Living Ice: Ghost of Antarctica. Perhaps this is where the 1% go --- but for sure they don’t need this book as a Reisefuehrer. For the rest of us it may be a little inspiration or a little something to look at wishfully. Interesting [pictures but nowhere near as many as we’ve come to expect from anything with the National Geographic imprimatur. Read it. Have fun with it. Maybe even get inspired. Then don’t forget to bring it back to the library on time. It would be a shame to have to pay a fine for this book. The verdict: disappointing.

beckz Apr 02, 2008

Picked out some great tips to follow, spots to check out and web sites to research before my trip to NYC.


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