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The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life

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Travelers are showing a huge interest in the fast-growing sector known as "experiential" tourism—vacations that encompass heritage, culture, nature, ecology, and soft adventure.

In the footsteps of the briskly selling The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life featuring North American destinations, our new title extends these ardent travelers’ sights to global scale. From h
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by National Geographic (first published January 1st 2008)
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I was really looking forward to this one, but I think ultimately I'm the sort of person who would rather be entertained than "enriched" on my vacations. I have such limited vacation time and even more limited funds to spend on vacations that the idea of trucking it to someplace like France or Chile and then spending an entire week just in one single location doing one single activity is completely unappealing to me. No matter how much I enjoy a good writer's workshop or a pottery class (and I do ...more
Angie Libert
Some appealing ideas! Such as: babysitting chimps in Spain, protecting leatherback sea turtles in Trinidad, bottle-fed lion cubs in Zimbabwe, embark on an odyossey in the Greek Islands, or soak in the African Savannah in Ethiopia.
Leira Carola
Only read the sections I'm interested in.
Basically I went through this book and made a bucket list, there are so many cool experiences! Even if I don't book with the exact travel company or do it by the book, I got lots of great ideas from Grout!

I didn't realize this is part of a series, I definitely want to pick up the American one which most likely has trips more within my budget.
Aaah, this makes me want to just travel travel travel.

If, like me, you are one of those who have this "penchant for the back street and side door" (quoted from the book), this book will get you there. I'm still reading but to me it is by far the best "not your usual travel book".
So many great vacation ideas, I want to do about 1/2 of them. For a person who loves to travel this book was inspirational. Now to choose the first trip.
A- Great quick read with fantastic suggestions on fantastic vacations to take - arranged in categories. Really good ideas.
Fun to browse, but utterly for dreamers and lottery winners.
I have three trips in this book earmarked as "must experience at least once"!
Great book. I enjoyed reading about what to do for vacations.
powers one's wanderlust dreams :)
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Pam Grout is the author of 16 books, three plays, a television series, and two iPhone apps. She writes for People magazine,, Huffington Post, and her travel blog, Find out more about Pam and her out-of-the-box take on life on her website:
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