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Unforgettable Walks to Take Before You Die

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"30 life-changing journeys, in low gear."

The number one complaint these days is that life is too fast. Here's how to slow it down. Richly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs, Unforgettable Walks to Take Before You Die is for anyone looking for ideas for an inspirational trip of a lifetime, at a slower pace.

Choices include a wide range of location
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 10th 2008 by Firefly Books (first published February 3rd 2005)
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Mar 13, 2016 Reuel rated it liked it
Delicious arm-chair travel with lovely photos--perfect reading for a rainy day. The book covers 30 walks around the world, providing a taste of the various walks rather than detailed maps and routes. Many of the walks are 1-2 week treks. A list of web resources at the end provides more detailed information.
Jan 17, 2016 Grace added it
Wonderful, slick photographs of international sites to walk/ hike. Also a great coffee table book for an injured walker.
Mar 08, 2012 Simon rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this book, but I don't think it got the balance right between detailed information and not enough information.

The best thing about the book was the photos, followed by ideas for places to go.

I felt that the book in general didnt know what it wanted to be though. It kind of describes routes, but not with enough information to be of any use. I would have prefered that they just tell me about the area in general, i'd buy a guide book if I actually went to one of these places.
Jan 01, 2009 Barbara rated it really liked it
This is a gorgeous book, full of photos of thirty wonderful walks all around the world. Each walk includes a thorough, interesting, write-up about each walk - travel, lodging, interesting sites, history, tips, warnings, and even the natural significance of the surroundings. Highly recommended for people looking for a peaceful adventure. I rated it four stars only because I would have loved to have seen more than thirty walks!
Jan 19, 2009 Cherie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Venessa
Shelves: non-fiction, travel
B Beautiful photos, but I couldn't read every page word-for-word. It gives you some really practical advice if you are planning on taking any of these walks, but I almost would've preferred more walks, more teaser information, and less in-depth details (because if I'm going to take any of these walks, I'm going to buy a travel guide).
Jun 10, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
nice details, decent pictures and i wish that they offered distances in both miles and KM.i want to go walking around the world! but some of my favs were totally skipped. though perhaps sardinia here i come!
Mar 31, 2010 Guy rated it really liked it
I have some walking to do. The 4 US walks are Yellowstone National Park, Boston's Freedom Trail, Fallingwater, and Coyote Buttes. The international walks are just amazing.
May 08, 2012 Elizabeth marked it as to-read
On first browse "Unforgettable Walks to Take Before You Die" has beautiful pictures and good information.
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Steve Watkins is the author of Down Sand Mountain, a young adult novel published in October 2008 by Candlewick Press. Another young adult novel, Goat Girl, is scheduled for publication by Candlewick Press in spring 2011.

Steve is also author of a short story collection, My Chaos Theory (2006, Southern Methodist University Press), which was a finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize, and an Honorable
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