This large-format, comprehensive book offers the itineraries of a lifetime for explorers and adrenaline junkies alike, from navigating class-five rapids through the Grand Canyon to tubing the glow worm caves of New Zealand to parasailing over the hills of Cartagena. Written by the father of adventure travel, Expedia founder Richard Bangs, and featuring more than 300 vivid photographs, each of the 100 itineraries in this inspirational guide reveals the planets best destinations for hikers, skiers, divers, rafters, and more. Featuring more than 20 top-ten lists covering everything from the worlds best hiking trails to the top wildlife parks, youll also learn everything you need to know for the ultimate epic journey: what to pack, when to go, and what to do. Blending adventure with cultural experiences–for example, a safari through Madagascar or visiting the ruins of Buddhist temples after sea kayaking the warm waters of Vietnam–this one-of-a-kind collection will lead you to new heights of exploration.