This book is a guide for the more imaginative tourist. It details trips, destinations and events to help you escape not only your normal routine, but also the well-trodden, hackneyed getaways everyone has been on. To best suit people's diverse tastes and interests, 101 Great Escapes is divided into various categories. In ACTION AND ADVENTURE ESCAPES, it is the activity that distinguishes the break from the mainstream, like cycling across the US or bridge jumping in Croatia. The REST AND RELAXATION ESCAPES often involve doing nothing more than lying back and chilling out, but in areas of the world you may not immediately think of - and maybe won't be familiar with. OFF THE BEATEN TRACK ESCAPES includes some of the most remote places on earth, but also reveals undiscovered gems a stone's throw from commercial tourism spots. EXPERIENCE ESCAPES are intoxicating events or locations as far removed from your normal life as possible. Finally, ALTERNATIVE ESCAPES suggests hidden treasures that wouldn't immediately spring to mind when booking a trip. These include exploring Norway on a postal liner.