Whether you are an adventurer intrepid backpacker holiday maker or simply interested in the wider world, this book will surely stir your imagination. From Canada’s remote Yukon wilderness to the icy vastness of the Antarctic Peninsula, 501 Must-Visit Wild Places provides a fascinating overview of some of Planet Earth’s most famous wonders, along with many lesser-known marvels.
The natural world’s mystique is being stripped away as transport networks expand, and most of these wild and sometimes lonely places could soon be overwhelmed by well-meaning visitors who will inevitably end up by destroying the unspoilt character that first attracted them, while on the global front climate change presents a looming threat. However, it’s not yet too late. Within these pages you can easily find a perfect adventure or any number of rewarding destinations that still offer the opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy some of Mother Nature’s most awesome creations in peace and solitude.
Stroll through beautiful countryside or hike through remote wilderness. Clamber up scenic hills or tramp across great expanses of heather moorland. Walk beneath the forest canopy accompanied only by the sounds of nature or go in search of mountain gorillas. Bathe in a clear river or swim off a palm-fringed tropical beach. Camp under desert stars or sleep in an African banda Picnic in an alpine wildflower meadow or sample the authentic local cuisine of rural India. Mountain bike through breathtaking landscapes or canoe down white water rivers. Ascend a mountain peak and look out across the world or explore the underwater splendour of a pristine coral reef Yet despite myriad possibilities for some people simply saying ‘I’ve seen it’ will be satisfaction enough.
This fascinating book introduces you to all these experiences and many more to be sampled and enjoyed at leisure—alone or with family and friends in reality or in spirit