Just in time for the holidays, National Geographic has launched its latest coffee table book Timeless Journeys taking inspiration from the extraordinary destinations ventured to on National Geographic Expeditions. Bringing together 50 destinations everyone should see once in their lifetime, this book both inspires and informs through the words of great travel writers—with the foreword written by National Geographic Expeditions director of programming Ford Cochran—along with breath-taking images captured by National Geographic photographers. We take a look at some of the book’s most inspiring photos and how you can experience these captivating parts of the world.
Carved into the stone of the desert canyons between the Red Sea and Dead Sea, Petra is extraordinary in appearance with an equally captivating story behind it. While Timeless Journeys provides insight into this unique site, the National Geographic Expedition Explore Jordan leads you on a discovery of these archaeological ruins.
One of the world’s great cultural icons, Borobudur is placed among the world’s most significant Buddhist sites dating all the way back to the eighth century. The ancient structure in then set within the lush green landscape of Indonesia’s volcanic island Java. After delving into the history of this site in Timeless Journeys, venture to the temple complex on the Explore Bali & Java National Geographic Journey.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
The African plains of Northern Tanzania are the backdrop for one of nature’s most impressive spectacles, the Great Migration, and are home to a wealth of wildlife year-round, giving this part of the world its place in this collection of journeys. The National Geographic Journey Tanzania Safari Experience goes in search of the Big Five while also taking a look at the distinct local culture.
Habana Vieja, Cuba
Characterized by its crumbling pastel hued facades and 1950s Chevys, Havana is one of the world’s great timeless destinations, and Habana Vieja is where this is epitomized at its best here in the capital. The National Geographic expedition Cuba: Discovering its People and Culture introduces travelers to this compelling destination through its historians, athletes, artists and musicians – a journey that’s sure to prove compelling after taking inspiration from the pages of this book.
Easter Island, Chile
With its mysterious stone statues known as moai arousing curiosity in each person who makes the journey here, Easter Island has long attracted adventurous travelers despite being one of the remote places on Earth. Gain insight into this destination in the new National Geographic book and set out on the Chile and Easter Island Private Expedition to delve into the intriguing culture of the island.
French Polynesia, South Pacific
The crystalline waters and overwater bungalows of Moorea Island are the subject of this inspirational photo but the narrative of the book highlights how much more there is to uncover here in French Polynesia as you hop between the islands of the region’s five large archipelagos. The National Geographic Expedition Cruise French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard takes you on a journey to experience what makes these islands special.
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