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Unforgettable Things To Do Before You Die


Steve Watkins and Clare Jones


In Unforgettable Things to Do Before You Die international travel writers and photographers Steve Watkins and Clare Jones draw on their years of travelling experience to select forty of their favourite trips of a lifetime.


Unforgettable Things to Do Before You Die will inspire you to try a host of unusual and amazing activities and experiences to be done in fabulous places all around the world during a regular two-week holiday or less.


Steve and Clare’s recommendations range from searching for pearls in Tahiti and dog-sledding through the snowy landscapes of Sweden, to exploring the rainforests of Belize, and sailing down the Nile on an Egyptian felucca. For the less active explorer they offer more relaxed but equally unmissable pursuits, such as watching an opera in the ancient ruins of Verona or wine tasting in Bordeaux.


Lavishly illustrated throughout with over 300 specially commissioned photographs, Unforgettable Things To Do Before You Die is for style-conscious travellers seeking ideas for an inspirational experience of a lifetime.


Unforgettable Things To Do Before You Die is the second in the Unforgettable series, following on from the hugely successful and popular Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die.


The authors

Steve Watkins is a professional photographer and writer who covers travel, adventure sports and cultural topics for publications including Wanderlust, Geographical, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Illustrated London News, Global Adventure and the AA Adventure Travellers guidebooks.


Steve has co-authored Action Guide Europe and his photography has featured in several exhibitions including one on Australian Aboriginal art and another at London’s Barbican Gallery.


Clare Jones is a professional travel writer and photographer who has spent many years covering adventure activities across the globe. She is also a sponsored athlete for The North Face and regularly contributes to their lecturing circuit.


Her work has been featured by a variety of publications including Geographical, Global, The Scotsman, Business AM and The Herald and she co-authored the flagship AA Key Guide to Spain.



Publication details

Date: February 2005

ISBN: 0563521074

Price: £18.99



Notes to Editors:

The forty unforgettable things to do chosen by Steve and Clare are:

  • Dog-sledding – SWEDEN

  • Aboriginal dreaming – AUSTRALIA

  • Crossing the divide – TURKEY

  • Exploring rainforest and reef – BELIZE

  • Chateaux and wine-tasting – FRANCE

  • River running – ZAMBIA

  • Flying safari – Namibia

  • Tracking spirit bears – CANADA

  • Fly-fishing and whisky – SCOTLAND

  • Hiking through the arches – USA

  • Tasting warrior life – MONGOLIA

  • ‘Lost World’ river journey – VENEZUELA

  • Himalayan adventure – NEPAL

  • Watching Aida – ITALY

  • Driving Californian surf – USA

  • Swimming in thermal spas – ICELAND

  • Gambling and glitz – USA

  • Riding elephants – NEPAL

  • Heli-hiking in the Rockies – CANADA

  • Felucca down the Nile – EGYPT

  • Climbing a volcano – GUATEMALA

  • Trekking the Milford Track – NEW ZEALAND

  • Camel trekking – JORDAN

  • Partying at Mardi Gras – USA

  • Red Sea diving – EGYPT



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Date : 20.12.2004
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