For the adventurous traveller, the world really is your oyster nowadays. Virtually no part of the planet is left untouched but travellers in search of adventure and something new. I even read of someone from New Zealand who had travelled to Iraq because he didn’t believe it was a dangerous as the media was making out. Luckily for him, he was plucked to safety by a British Army patrol.
However, you don’t need to go to places like Iraq for adventure travel, there are plenty of other much safer countries in the world. That said, it is quite difficult to decide where to go when planning travel so having a book like the Globe Trekker Year Book is a handy resource to have.
The book is small and light so if you want to take it away with you, its not going to take up much space or weight allowance. Globe Trekker is also a source of information you can trust as since the 1990s, they have travelling around the planet making TV recordings of various sites, rituals and events.
The Globe Trekker Year Book is very well laid out for the traveller in search of inspiration. It lists events from around the planet by month so if you are looking to travel somewhere in July, you can just flick to that section and see what is happening. The book doesn’t go into events in too much depth but its a starting point for you to research your trip. For example, among the events for July is the Roswell UFO Festival in New Mexico, USA. So if aliens are your thing, you know where to go in July. There are also some reference websites to help you start your research. The sections also have a simple recipe of a dish from one of the places mentioned so you can get into the kitchen and get a taste of your destination before you leave.At the back of the book is also a list of TV channels and social media websites such as Facebook and YouTube where you can have access to Globe Trekker TV.
So, if you are planning a trip in 2010 and are in need of a bit of inspiration, the Globe Trekker Year Book is a good place to start with ideas from the Notting Hill Carnival in London, the Oktoberfest in Munich, a motorbike road trip in Vietnam and much more.