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Quiet Escapes

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I really enjoyed this book. I'm a busy, always on-the-go kind of person and sometimes I forget to take breaks. I love the way that this is written. I found it really helpful and will continue to use this for zen. :)

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An interesting travel book about different destinations in the world where people can find peace and relax.

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Have you ever wanted to travel somewhere with absolute peace and quiet and not be in a rush? If you answered yes then this book is for you. Quiet Escapes, by Emma Thompson, is full of ideas on achieving this. As our world becomes smaller and more focused on technology, the hidden destinations of the world are disappearing, and instead becoming huge tourist attractions filled with crowds and the same fast food restaurants from back home. Ms. Thompson’s book showcases not only remote locations, but the locations that are trying to turn back the environmental impacts overcrowding and overdevelopment have created. With destinations on all seven continents and ranging from camping outdoors to exclusive resorts on tropical islands, there is something for everyone. Ms. Thompson provides details from booking your trip to the best views.

Our world is rapidly changing as we become more and more dependent on technology. Getting back into nature and experiencing the quiet can help us humans recharge. Even if you aren’t ready or able to travel to a mountainside monastery in Tibet, or take a cruise to Antarctica, the descriptions and beautiful photography in this book can transport you there for a moment of relaxation,

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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This title includes such interesting travel destinations. Make your way to Greenland’s remote Arctic Circle Trail or to Robinson Crusoe Island in Chile or, one that I have been to, Haleakala National Park in Hawaii. There are fifty amazing places here, enough to fill a lifetime of travel. Just a few of those that I would like to visit are Foula in the Shetland Islands (it has a population of just 38), Fogo in Labrador and I do love that the Met Cloisters in New York (that I know) was included. Travel all the world here, so much more is included than just the ones that I have highlighted in this book that is packed with information and photos. Armchair and real travelers, the world is here for you.

Many thanks to Hachette Book Group and NetGalley for this title. All opinions are my own.

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Lovely book with places all over the world to unwind, or go "quiet". Beautiful pictures and information about each place. Many are remote, but not all are.

Even just reading this book was relaxing!

Thank you Netgalley for the ARC!

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I absolutely adore this book. As an avid traveler who hates touristy things, this book is a guide to places that I didn't know I wanted to go. The photos are beautiful and the suggestions for what to do sound fascinating. I suppose it is time to book another trip.

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This was an intriguing travel guide!
“Slow” travel has become quite a thing and this book Carrie’s it one step further. The author seeks out quiet and contemplative destinations all over the world.
The photography was wonderfully inspiring. The format was very helpful with clear suggestions for traveling to the destination and where to stay and things to do. There were even other suggested similar trips for each section.
For the most part the destinations were exotic and sometimes primitive but there were some more accessible to the average traveler . The chapter Urban Oases was particularly appealing, as traveling to remote locations might be cost prohibitive for many. I loved how the writer mentioned how the destinations would also benefit from “quiet” travel to maintain their pristine uniqueness while helping out economically.
I have definitely added some of these to my personal bucket list. It was great fun to read about and imagine all of the trips!

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Quiet Escapes takes the reader on a magnificent journey through peaceful locales all the way from India to Poland, noting down the places you're sure to find inner peace.

I really enjoyed this book! It's part travel guide, part coffee table decor that really packs a punch and has a lovely message. As I was reading through the entries, I found myself noting down a couple places I felt drawn to from the explanations and photographs alone! Thomson has a fantastic way of explaining a location and providing information as to why it's so peaceful and what makes it a good choice for a range of travelers.

I can easily see myself picking this book up again, either from the library or as a paper copy! I really think my mother (an avid traveler) would enjoy it, especially the section on spas. This was a wonderful book and is full of great tips! The directory at the end is particularly helpful if you're already traveling to an area and want ideas on where to visit!

Thank you to NetGalley and Hachette Book Group for providing me with a copy for an honest review.

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WOW WOW WOW! what a gorgeous book, with beautiful pictures and descriptions of all these lovely, quiet places. I love that the descriptions are not too wordy, but just enough to entice me to do my own research and to add yet another (!) place to my bucket list. I love that they divided the different places into categories, ie "silent spas and wellness retreats" and "urban oases" for slightly different types of travels, for whatever fits my mood for that year, month, season of life!

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The ideal coffee table book for anyone who loves traveling in peace. Beautifully illustrated collection of peaceful spots to travel. I cannot wait to add some of them to my list of places to go.

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This is a short and cute book to flip through.

There is information about different quiet places around the world. There are some nice pictures and information about each place. The book covers places from Antarctica to deserts. Overall it's a short and interesting read.

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I really loved this "quiet escape" guidebook, complete with beautiful photos. I loved reading about various retreats and locales around the world that are off the beaten path where one can find a quiet time.

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