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Explore the Americas is a beautiful hardcover book filled with gorgeous pictures and great information. Lovely, sometimes lonely, places to visit all across North and South America. Add to those places are fun experiences to follow in the footsteps of.
What I am Reviewing
Explore the Americas: Discover 60 Fantastic Travel Experiences.
272 pages, hardcover,
Reviewed for Raincoast Books.
Travel, Travel Guides, North America, South America, Caribbean, Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America, Costa Rica, Vacation,
Ice trekking in Argentina. Salsa dancing in Cuba. Road-tripping the USA. We present 60 of the most exciting travel experiences across North, Central and South America, from adrenaline-pumping thrills and breathtaking natural wonders to cultural icons, wildlife watching and romantic getaways.
With Lonely Planet’s Explore the Americas , you’ll discover great escapes, thrilling adventures, voyages of discovery and man-made and natural wonders stretching all the way from Canada to Argentina. Let Lonely Planet be your guide for exploring this beautiful and vibrant part of the world – and be inspired to plan your next or first adventure to the Americas.
The Details for Explore the Americas
Imagine having a window open up, giving you a glimpse of a new place to visit. Explore the Americas is just such a window opened. 60 windows opened all across North and South America.
Where do those windows open?
- Canada – 7 places
- USA – 26 places
- Caribbean – 5 places
- Mexico & Central America – 7 places
- South America – 14 places
- Pan-American – 1 place
What kind of places do you get a glimpse into? Each glimpse covers 2 two-page spreads.
- Trace the life of Amelia Earhart
- Sail through the Northwest Passage
- Explore the pristine reefs of Bonaire
- Ride the Copper Canyon Railway
- Tour the Pan-American Highway
- Enter the Lost world of Mt. Roraima
The face page of Explore the Americas includes of map showing where to go, and what is essential in each experience. This is followed by some gorgeous full colour photos, along with well-written text expounding the virtues of each location. Resources are provided if you want to do research before going.
My Thoughts and Recommendations
This is a gorgeous book and I love the variations in places to go. I am used to travel guide books that tell you go visit this cave, or this mountain, or see this wonderful waterfall. These are part of this Americas travel book but we also find experiences… like visiting Quebec in the winter, and following Amelia Earhart or living like James Bond in Jamaica.
I adore that they provide additional resources so you can learn more about a particular place or experience. Lonely Planet has done an excellent job with this resource.
It would be an excellent resource when studying The Americas… there are so many options that your students can choose from to focus on for additional research. You could use it as a basis for many mini unit studies.. such as learning about pirates, revolutions, or hot air balloons.
Of course there is always the option to use Explore the Americas as a travel guide! 🙂