WASHINGTON (Oct. 17, 2016)—Travel: the anticipation, the aspiration, the thrill, all before your bags are packed. Whether you’re daydreaming or ready to leave, let National Geographic tempt you with some unexpected and gorgeous destinations in WILD, BEAUTIFUL PLACES: Picture-Perfect Journeys Around the Globe (National Geographic Books; on sale Oct. 25, 2016; ISBN: 978-1-4262-1740-1; 320 pages; $40).
From national parks and the Seven Wonders of the World to secluded, rarely photographed sites—a total of 50 incredible locations across the globe—experience some of the magnificent (and slowly disappearing) vistas of our world. Each image is accompanied by first-hand accounts from the photographers as well as useful travel information to help readers’ wanderlust become a reality. The complete package has already been recognized by Publishers Weekly in its 2016 Holiday Gift Guide where WILD, BEAUTIFUL PLACES is highlighted among the “beautifully packaged illustrated gift books for fans of all stripes.”
George Stone, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Travel and National Geographic Traveler magazine, provides the expert and inspiring foreword. Amid the gorgeous images and dreams of vacation, he thoughtfully invokes National Geographic’s mission of “inspiring people to care about the planet,” hoping the book does spur travel while also reaffirming the need to protect these pristine, stunning landscapes.
About George Stone
GEORGE STONE is editor-in-chief of National Geographic Travel and National Geographic Traveler magazine. Stone has worked as a writer and editor for Traveler for 18 years, and he is also the author of two books published by National Geographic, From Mist and Stone: The Folklore of the Celts and Vikings and Raging Forces: Life on a Violent Planet. Stone has spent the last three years in Singapore as an editor-at-large for Traveler covering global travel trends and emerging markets.
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