Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel Adventures
What’s your definition of "ultimate adventure"? Whether you get an adrenaline rush just thinking about it or tremble at the thought of something more daring than Korean food for dinner, Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventureshas bold ideas for you. This new book lists — you guessed it — 1000 ideas to inspire you, covering every continent and nearly every activity you can think of. To help you start ticking off your list of amazing journeys and unforgettable experiences, I've narrowed down the pickings into themes based on some of the latest travel trends. Let's go!
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Got four? Buckle your seat belt and take a drive . . . of your life. Pakistan's Karakoram Highway follows the old Silk Road for 745 miles of potholes, landslides, vertical drops, and bandits, while Norway's Troll's Road slithers through a netherworld of rugged granite and fairy-tale cascades.
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Or, ease into the water on some of the world's best surf breaks for beginners, like Morocco's Banana Beach or Puerto Rico's Playa Jobos. Or ,snorkel or dive Iceland's crystal-clear Silfra rift (pictured below) between the European and American continents where visibility runs up to 100 meters — but don't forget your dry suit, it's chilly down there.