The second instalment in the series from Rough Guides, Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth features 1000 travel experiences across 600 pages, spanning all seven continents and nearly 200 countries.
And, hefty read though it may be, the book is crammed full of fascinating itineraries across the globe, from looking for lions in Madikwe to lunching on Creole cuisine in New Orleans.
The great thing about this book is the cleverly designed theme index which allows you to search by activity, making it easy to find recommended destinations based on trip type and also providing a useful alternative to simply flicking through the book or searching by country.
Foodies will love sifting through oddities in the gastronomic world tour that is the eating section, while the wildlife section features dozens of animal adventures including the dreamlike drifting with jellyfish in Micronesia.
Each section also has a ‘Need to Know’ and ‘Good to Know’ section should you wish to get a bit more in-depth detail and background on the destination of your choice.
An ideal gift for those with wanderlust and a great inspiration and reference guide, Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth really does pack in more than one lifetime’s worth of travel experiences and will soon have you dreaming about your next trip. The only problem is where to start!