by Diane Spicer
This 100 Hikes Of A Lifetime book review is written to share a new book.
It's published by National Geographic.
So you know the photography will be gorgeous. Look at that cover photo!
And you expect the writing to pull you right into a hiking adventure on every page.
What you may not know?
Your abundant options for fantastic hiking on every continent.
That's why I'm here!
To share this book's mind bending array of the best hiking destinations on the planet.
Hiking For Her received a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review for the TLC book tour.
There is no financial relationship between Hiking For Her and either National Geographic or TLC.
All reviews on this website are unpaid and unbiased.
100 Hikes Of A Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Scenic Trails is a 400 page hardcover book.
It was published on February 4, 2020.
You can buy your copy at Amazon (affiliate link)
Let's look at the types of hikers who will enjoy this lovely book.
Here's my favorite past time in winter months:
This book makes daydreaming for hikers so easy!
It offers photos and descriptions of global hiking destinations:
I won't spoil the fun by naming specific destinations this book covers. I'll let you discover that for yourself.
Be prepared for some serious dreaming and scheming as you glance through the table of contents.
As a daydreamer, I think the best way to enjoy this book is to randomly flip it open and gaze upon the "surprise" hiking destination.
A new destination is just the thing to expand your trail skills.
So surprise yourself!
This book could open up a whole new dimension in your hiking, and that is never a bad thing.
If you're like me, you have a mental list of the places your hiking boots need to go, and soon.
It helped me double the list.
That's why I recommend spending some quality time with a spreadsheet and 100 Hikes Of A Lifetime.
Then call up your trail buddies and do a little sweet talkin' and cajoling.
Or just show them the luscious color photographs!
Andrew Skurka has been sharing hiking tips and techniques for decades. The most notable example is his book The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide.
Both National Geographic and Outside magazines named him Adventurer of the Year.
I feel it's a well deserved title.
So it's fitting that Andrew contributed to this expansive hiking book:
We've covered the appeal of 100 Hikes Of A Lifetime for daydreamers and bucket listers.
But maybe you're a hiker who plans an annual "Big Trip" to a new and exiting "stretch goal" destination.
If you don't have a trip selected for this year, dig into the options in this book.
It will jump-start your trip selection process in a very exciting way.
Already chosen this year's destination?
You may reconsider after you see all your options!
You have your preferred style of hiking, and this book makes it easy to select what you're most interested in:
Settle in for an afternoon of scoping out a new hiking destination with this book.
And keep your bucket list handy!
This book goes beyond basic trail information and logistics.
Look for the "Know Before You Go" tips to speed your travel planning.
Use the cultural information and insider tips to maximize your time and energy.
We love to share our passion for trails, don't we!
This book is the perfect gift to tempt a loved one onto a trail with you.
It makes an impressive coffee table gift for a hiker celebrating a special event.
And it's a fantastic way to nourish your own dreams as a hiker.
This book works hard to put detailed information into your hands in a beautiful and engaging format.
Sprinkled throughout the book are suggestions to squeeze even more out of a hiking adventure:
Many of the photos show hikers in action.
That makes it easy to imagine yourself wearing your favorite backpack in each stunning location.
Books like this don't come along every day.
It's with pleasure that I share this special book with you, dear hiker.
The world is a vast and achingly beautiful place.
Go see it, using this book for inspiration.
If you can't go, then see it anyway, from the comfort of your favorite reading chair. This book makes it possible.
100 Hikes Of A Lifetime Book Review
About the author
Diane is the founder of Hiking For Her.
She's been on a hiking trail somewhere in the world for 5+ decades & loves to share her best hiking tips right here.
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