The 10 Best of Everything

An Ultimate Guide for Travelers

By Andrew Lande; Nathaniel Lande
(National Geographic, Paperback, 9780792253648, 480pp.)

Publication Date: March 21, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback

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From Arnold Palmer's ten finest golf courses to Luciano Pavarotti's ten favorite opera houses to the ten poshest train trips, classiest wristwatches, most atmospheric pubs, and much more, this is a blue-chip bible to delight any traveler for whom only the very best will do—and a rich dreambook for those of us still waiting for our own ships to come in.

Compiled by veteran travelers Nathaniel and Andrew Lande, this extravagantly entertaining volume collects superlatives galore: top sporting events and tropical island hideaways, glorious gardens and magnificent museums, stylish ski runs, superb cigars, and even the Ten Best Things to Do on a Sunday Afternoon in more than a dozen of the world's greatest cities. Here are the tastiest foods life has to offer to cordon bleu gourmets, barbecue fanatics, and hard-core chocoholics; here too are a whole host of trips and expeditions for any taste and to every continent including Antarctica, each complete itinerary a unique variation upon the theme of the 21st century Grand Tour.

Highlighted by 200 color illustrations, studded with cosmopolitan sidebars and savvy tips, and equipped with a wide array of detailed information on luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants, and more, as well as a wealth of transportation options via land, sea or air, this elegant and sophisticated treasury of travel lore will awaken the wanderlust in readers everywhere.

About the Author

Nathaniel Lande has logged more than 4 million miles and circled the globe a dozen times as the director of Time World News Service. In addition, he has served as Creative Director for the Time magazine group, a founding director of Time-Life Films, and an executive producer for both the CBS and NBC networks. The author of eight books, he has been a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Duke University, as well as a distinguished scholar at Trinity College, Dublin, where he earned his doctorate.

Andrew Lande, an expert in food and wine, holds degrees from the University of California and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the co-author of The Cigar Connoisseur and the highly acclaimed A&E Biography special, Bob Hope, America's Entertainer.

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