Popular actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy writes the foreword to this lavish book, offering 400 awe-inspiring destinations chosen by National Geographic's family of globe-trotting contributors; dozens of fun, "Best of the World" themed lists; illuminating sidebars, several by travel and literary luminaries such as Anna Quindlen, Bill Bryson, Gore Vidal, and Pico Iyer; and hundreds of dazzling, oversized, full-color images to bring to life a wide variety of location categories--from entire countries to mountaintop villages to pristine lakes to ancient wonders. This broad, general interest travel title will appeal to active travelers looking for the next great trip as well as to the many readers who simply love dreaming of visiting far-flung, idyllic destinations, and for those who love to be "in the know" of the next travel trend. Five years after "Journeys of a Lifetime" hit the stores, fans are eager for the next great set of can't-miss travel hits revealed in this beautiful 2012 gift book.
About the Author
Andrew McCarthy has been a fixture on screen, television, and stage since making his debut at age nineteen in "Class". He has appeared in such films as "Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, " and" Less Than Zero". For the last ten years, he has been a prolific and successful travel writer, publishing with "National Geographic Traveler Magazine", "The Atlantic", "Slate", "Travel + Leisure", and "The""Wall Street Journal, "among other publications. He has won the Lowell Thomas Award twice, including being named Travel Journalist of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers, and has been cited twice for "notable" work in the Best American Travel Series. He lives in New York.
"This book takes you around the world like never before." –GMA.com Gift Guide
“Readers will dip into this book for inspiration for future travel as well as for fuel for beautiful daydreams.” –Library Journal