If you are a world traveler or merely an armchair tourist, two new books published by Lonely Planet offer dazzling photos and vivid descriptions of fascinating trips and adventures. Great Adventures: Experience the World at its Breathtaking Best and Great Journeys:Travel the World’s Most Spectacular Routes both offer insights into planning travels to some of the most exotic places on earth. Great Journeys offers descriptions of 74 trips set in locations around the globe, from well-known travels down the Silk Road to less known trails such as the Hippy Trail across Asia. Besides spectacular photographs, each book contains maps and an “Essential Experiences” section that recommends activities that should not be missed. Great Adventures describes adventures of all kinds from around the world–from caving and exploring canyons to mountain climbing and rafting on the Amazon. Travel information, practical advice and spectacular photographs make these books ones to savor and delight in–check one out and dream about your next travel adventure.