100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas

100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas

Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

By National Geographic; Rudy Maxa (Foreword by)

National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426207587, 399pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2011


Following up on the enormous success of the "Journeys of a Lifetime "series of travel gift books, National Geographic bring you "100 Countries, 5000 Ideas," a large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner. This essential travel companion to one hundred of the world's most fascinating countries is packed with more than 250 big, colorful images, 110 original, detailed maps, and evocative text to inspire your next great trip.
Divided into two sections, this book helps you choose destination that suits your interests, how to get there, and what to do. The first part presents a series of charts that helps you pick the best places to visit according to your needs and desires, including the best seasons to go to each country--whether you're interested in a three-week vacation or a long weekend or something in between--as well as a chapter including which destinations are best for children, adventure seekers, history lovers, and the like. In addition to vacation ideas, you'll be given specific airfare costs, approximate cost of a trip, health precautions, and other important tips.
The book's second section surveys the one hundred countries--from Argentina to Zimbabwe, and everything in between--describing each one's unique highlights and ideas on what to do while visiting, as well as offering a wealth of practical information to help plan a memorable trip. A special sidebar outlines the pros and cons of each destination. "100 Countries, 5000 Ideas" is an irresistible blend of practical travel information and inspiring ideas--adorned with stunning imagery--to help fuel your wanderlust, and make your dream trip possible.

About the Author
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartographic excellence. For 119 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.

Rudy Maxa lives in Washington, D.C.

Praise For 100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas

“For those who don’t have time to read all the guidebooks or visit all the websites, the staff of National Geographic has put together an elaborate list of 5,000 destination ideas of where and when to go, what to see and what to do in 100 countries.” –Chicago Tribune
“Packed with ideas for major cities and rural areas alike.” –The Midwest Book Review