Globetrotting hikers can trace the paths of medieval pilgrims along Spain's Camino de Santiago de Compostela, explore thousands of years of history on the Israel National Trail, witness the breathtaking wilderness of Chile's Torres del Paine Circuit, or test their limits upon the 621-mile Bibbulmun Track in southwestern Australia. No passport? No problem! Great Hiking Trails of the World
includes the United States, from the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail, with a dozen treks in between. Highlighting more than eighty hikes, this beautiful tome doesn't include trail maps or travel tips, but its gorgeous photographs and tantalizing descriptions of each trail's "scenic, cultural, and historic heritage"
are motivation enough. Or skip the blisters and settle in for a comfy "armchair hike." Either way, you'll see the world in a brand-new light.