Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

There is nothing more than a fulfilling gift that a nice book.

As a natural introvert, books are my best companion. My childhood is filled with memories visiting different libraries, and bookshops, receiving books as Christmas presents, then I became BFFs with many libraries back in my home city, just to gain access to those best books they have (which they tend to hide from most students, for some reason).

Irregardless, I am lucky being friends with them.

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Few weeks ago, our office guard approached me and handled me a Fedex package. I wasn’t expecting anything during that week, nor from someone who can sent it to me by Fedex.

Our guard knew it was important, judging from the box.

So when I reached home, I excitedly unboxed it and guess what…

It’s a book from LONELY PLANET!

OMG, This is reaaaalll!!!! One of the most influential travel company, sent me their latest book, Atlas of Adventures.

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

I was literally jumping with joy, and even sniffing its pages (if you are a booklover then you will understand) and smell its fresh pages, printed on acid paper.

Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure is an action-packed showcase of the best outdoor experiences in more than 150 countries across the globe. Featuring inspiring photography, maps, interviews and expert authors, it’s the ultimate introduction to a thrilling new world of adventure.

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

The contents are well organized, featuring an alphabetically ordered romp around the globe, highlighting the best outdoor pursuits you can enjoy in each country. I heard that they tracked down their most adventure-loving experts, wherever they happened to be, and asked them to share their tips for the best places to experience thrilling outdoor activities.

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

So it’s like a collaborative effort of both travelers and Lonely Planet, which makes this book special.

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet
They also features their recommended Top 10 Adventure Highlights around the world, which is pretty exciting for most adventurist travelers. It has a complete guide maps, tips what to bring and so, etc.

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They featured many sites from east to west, and then it hit me.

Did Lonely Planet also features the best adventure places here in the Philippines?

Ohh Yeah!

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet
For the Philippines, Lonely Planet features the best places where to do diving & snorkelling, canyoning, surfing, and trekking.

DIVING & SNORKELLING
The book says the diving and snorkelling in the Philippines is sensational (of course!)
They recommend enjoying the clear, calm water, and dazzling arrays of coral garden and abundant marine life from Apo Island, visiting the wrecks of the Morazan Maru in Coron Bay, and the USS New York in Subic Bay, then enjoy snorkelling with whale sharks off Cebu.

CANYONING
If you are an amateur canyoneers, you may check the relatively mild Kanlaob River, while experienced canyoneers will enjoy descending 15-individual waterfalls on the Sampao River.

SURFING
On Siargao Island you’ll find powerful, barrelling reef and beach breaks in more than a dozen locations, best of intermediate to advanced riders. And beginners, the book suggests to take more luck at Zambales or Baler.

TREKKING
For trekking the Taal Volcao Trail have that incredible views. At the other end of spectrum, remote and challenging Mt. Guiting-Guiting awaits the committed. And of course, Lonely Planet never forgets to include the unforgettable, postcard-worthy vistas of the terraced rice fields at Banaue in Ifugao Province.

They also added Cagayon De Oro as one of the best rafting adventure in the country.

What a great feeling to have this book!

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet
I know that my travel personality is more about luxurious travel, and taking a full-globetrotter adventurer is not (yet) my thing.  However, this Atlas of Adventures is telling me something of what I’m missing. It’s like Lonely Planet is giving me a sign, to take another leap of exploration because there are many things out there that will be worth my time, and captured genuine stories.

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has featured a dazzling array of outdoor activities across 24 different Asian countries in its Atlas of Adventure. From “a dizzying dose of precipitous adventure pursuits” in Bhutan, to “trekking, biking and rafting on the roof of the world” in Nepal, a “right royal paradise for ramblers, runners, riders and climbers” in Thailand to “untamed rivers, colossal mountains and mystical caves in Malaysia – this is just the tip of the iceberg with many other countries featured including: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. 

What I love about this book?

I like how concise and informative this books, and the way they lay-out all the information needed by an adventurous traveler. It is also a collaborative effort my many travelers around the globe, which make this more special.

Also, I recommend this book as a perfect give for most travel enthusiasts.

Watch my video clip here:




For overseas, you can get this hardback, 320 pages, full colored book at USD$35


Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

But for my readers in the Philippines, don’t worry because Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure is now available at my favorite Fully Booked bookshop, for only Php1925

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

Review: Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planet

Do you still buy and read travel books? What is your favorite travel book? Let me know your thoughts by leaving your comments below.

For now, I need to immerse myself to this book with my hot chocolate drink.


xoxo, Blair



120 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. What a lovely review - and great pics of the book and the Fully Booked display! Love this book!

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  2. How fun is this?! What a wonderful idea on the part of Lonely Planet to collaborate with travelers because they truly know the best places to go. My brother and sister-in-law travel more than any two people I know. You can bet I'll be adding this to their Christmas list. x

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    1. That's awesome Alison. I'm sure they will love this travel book.

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  3. I love reading and love a good book. I don't read travel books enough, but when I do I definitely enjoy them. I love researching places that I will hopefully go one day!

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    1. Hello Laurie, please include this to your reading. They included many new adventure destinations :D

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  4. Wow this looks like the perfect gift for my husband these holidays. He will love it!

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  5. I have always loved Lonely Planet! My go-to guide whenever I travel! I didn't know they had an atlas but it sounds fantastic

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    1. Yeah, they just published it last month :)

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  6. Ohhh what a lucky girl! As a travelholic I am
    so curious of the destinations! I would problably us the whole book as a bucket list!😂 I am glad that the book opened your travel sense a bit widder and I hope you will get out there to explore the beautiful earth we are living in!

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    1. Yeah I hope so too! Thank you Dada!
      You can grab a copy of this book available online.

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  7. I love books as well! Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure looks like an amazing book with tons of information layed out in a way that's fun to read.

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    1. I agree. And it was very detailed and of course the photos are very inviting!

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  8. This looks like a fantastic book. I'm also an introvert, so reading is one of my favorite things to do.

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  9. It looks like a fun book! I would love to review a book soon.

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  10. Lonely Planet has a good reputation with good writers contributing, so I can imagine that this new book is of equal quality. I am glad to know about it.

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    1. I agree Deborah. I've been their fan and always sneak the bookstore to read the open copies, and I always enjoy their photos and stories.

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  11. This book looks awesome!! I want to jump right into that Fiji page! Thats my dream destination!

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    1. Me too! Now am calculating how much would be my travel expense to Fiji :D

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  12. I don't think I've ever picked a travel book up in my life, but this one looks so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Sab! You can pick this as your gift for your friend :D

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  13. Oh, I can imagine your excitement when you received this book:-) Your reviews are great and I love that you took pictures of some pages for readers to see. This sounds like a must-have book.

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    1. Yes! I was so thrilled seeing a FEDEX box, and its a LONELY PLANET book! It's like a dream come true :D

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  14. This would be a great book so I could see all the wonderful views without traveling. Although I would love to travel to many of these places.

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    1. Sometimes I dream of having my own plane (or even a magic carpet!) and travel all these places in the book :D
      #childishdream

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  15. Completely sympathise with you re books! My mom still tells everyone that I "finished" the library by the age of 11! :) The book looks beutiful!

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    1. Hahaha so true! Mothers are always funny.

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  16. This sounds fascinating! I have never own any travel book or magazine. I'm gonna give second thought now!

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    1. Thanks Sadaf! Buy it now, and not let the opportunity pass.

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  17. Wow what a gorgeous book! This is something that my eldest son would absolutely love for Christmas this year!

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    1. That's awesome! Its a good book, jam=packed with lots of travel deeds :D

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  18. I bought, I would have much preferred together it for free. Its a beautiful coffee table book I am glad I have as a resource.

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    1. yeah, am so thankful Lonely Planet PR sent it!

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  19. I sniff my new books too! There's something about it, right? It's one of the reasons I don't like e-books. This looks like a lovely book. I recently read a travel guide for Greece.

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    1. Ohh Greece! I want to visit that country as well :D
      Yeah you can't smell e-books. The scent is part of the experience.

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  20. Travel books are so fun to read and look at! Atlas of Adventures looks and sounds like an amazing book to get your hands on!

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    1. Absolutely! Only the grumpy travel-Grinch will only says no for this book.

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  21. I love books so much, especially that new book smell! We go to the library every weekend and leave with a stack of at least 30 books, it's wonderful. The Atlas of Adventure book looks like one I will need to own to plan my next adventure!

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  22. What a great sounding book from Lonely Planet the photographs look beautiful I would love to check through it myself.

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    1. That's exciting! Please grab it coz its worth it :D

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  23. I am a natural introvert too so growing up I did not have many real friends so like you a book was my best companion!Also I am a big fan of Lonely Planet so I definitely love the sound of reading the Atlas of Adventures x

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    1. Two days ago, I dreamed that I was having a "Life of Pi" kind of moment, and in my dream I was in the middle of the Caribbean, LOL
      OMG its the effect of this book!

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  24. That's so cool they sent you a book, I know about Lonely Planet too. I'm sure you're enjoying the read!

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    1. Yeah I do! After finishing reading it, I will give it to my little sister :D

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  25. This sounds like my kind of food!! I can't wait to check it out! I bet the photos are gorgeous too

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    1. Thanks Cassie, I just do hope you meant "this book" :D

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  26. I love books too. Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventures sounds like an amazing book full of great information, and beautiful photos!

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    1. I imagine kids will like this book as well.

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  27. Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure is the perfect book for my family. I will have to add it to my wish list.

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  28. I have a very similar book on my coffee table. It's a great conversation starter.

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  29. I love this book. It is such an interesting book. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome Ophelia. Hope you can save this for a gift to someone!

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  30. I must admit, while I no longer buy travel books, this one looks quite good. Big, thick, and packed with information!

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    1. I know right! This hardcover book is hard to resist.

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  31. A perfect coffee table book for travel dreamers. Great Christmas gift idea.

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  32. Wow! Lonely Planet is love. Not a book reader here, too, but if they would send me one as well, oh my, I would definitely read this with my husband, especially we'll be starting our new journey soon. :D

    -Gerome of G&D Blog
    http://www.gdblog.net

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    1. That's awesome Gerome! I can't wait to read your travel stories very soon! Where are you guys heading first?

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  33. This looks amazing - Lonely Planet is always the first go-to for any trip so this looks like a wonderful coffee table book

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  34. YOu look like you really enjoyed the book. As a fellow wanderluster this looks like a great read!

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    1. Thank you Kiwi! Yeah I am enjoying it and I feel like I can read it over and over.

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  35. This is such a cool idea. I really like the Lonely Planet brand as it's about travelling rather than 'touristing' around :)

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    1. Exactly! And they have niche travel books, I can't wait to check the others.

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  36. I would love to just look into that book. Must have some great information Inside.

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  37. I love reading books especially in free time. But I haven't read any travel book yet as I belong to kashmir and Kashmir is the world class place to visit so I never read any travel book.

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  38. This looks like a great book! The photographs are stunning!

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  39. Coming from a fellow introvert, books too are my best friend. It must have been a lovely surprise to receive this beautiful Atlas of Adventures :)

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  40. I definitely need to check this book out! It would be great for teaching the kids about different cultures :)

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    1. And also learning the best places for adventures! Like trekking :D

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  41. This book looks great. Definitely full of really helpful information and beautiful pictures. I'll have to keep a look out for it! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. This seems like an awesome gift for travellers or those looking for an adventure!

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  43. I love to read and I am always looking for new adventure destinations! I will have to add this to my Christmas list.

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  44. I am a huge lover of books! This Atlas of Adventures by Lonely Planets sounds like a book I would spend hours looking at!

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    1. I am happy that you love books as well :D

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  45. I always love buying and being given beautiful coffee table books too! I often buy photography books but I love anything like this one that give me ideas on where to visit on vacation.

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  46. I love books and love reading good books! and Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure looks like a great book! I will definitely add it to my list to read it later, thanks for sharing!

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  47. Oooh... What a nice coffee table book! I got so excited when you mentioned they featured places in the Philippines as well:)

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    1. Exactly! It makes me feel more proud that Philippines is included in the list.

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  48. This book is perfect for travelers. I havea handful of travel buddies who might enjoy it.

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    1. Grab one because this book deserves to be yours.

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  49. Really good review! I don't have the time to travel wherever and whenever I want,that's why I love reading these kinda books.

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  50. That book is such a great idea! OI think it will make a really great gift to the local hiker!

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  51. I love the smell of a new book. This book would be awesome for avid travellers. I really like the quality of the photos in this book. So glad you like this book.

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    1. Yes I am, and am thinking of sharing it to my sister :D

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  52. Ooh this looks like an awesome book to get ideas of where to go! What a rad gift!

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  53. Oh my gosh that is such an amazing book, that would make the most amazing present or gift to someone! So cool!

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    1. You are right Ada! This is perfect gift :D

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  54. Omg, such an invention among books. Peopel are growing higher, it's nice to know that. :)

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  55. I don't get to travel as much as I would like so I would love this. Such a pretty cover too!

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  56. This sounds like a good book to read. I will definitely get one for myself.

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  57. I totally get the new book smell thing! I love the smell and there's always that sense of anticipation as you're opening it for the first time. Looks like such a fun book!

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    1. Totally fun and flipping the pages makes me more into it. Love it!

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  58. It does look like such a beautiful book. I am sure that it would be great for travel and other things like that. I will have to see if my library has it.

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  59. Ahhh oh my gosh, I would love to have that book! :) I'm jealous haha

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    1. Please do check Amazon for your own copy :D

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  60. I love your photos. Lonely planet has always been a favourite of mine too. So useful when you are planning your travels!

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    1. Lonely Planet have gained their good reputation. Very reliable!

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