1,000 Places to See Before You Die

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Around the World, continent by continent, here is the best the world has to offer: 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers. Sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife preserves, hilltop villages, snack shacks, castles, festivals, reefs, restaurants, cathedrals, hidden islands, opera houses, museums, and more. Each entry tells exactly why it's essential to visit. Then come the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone and fax numbers, best times to visit. Stop dreaming and get going.

This hefty volume reminds vacationers that hot tourist spots are small percentage of what's worth seeing out there. A quick sampling: Venice's Cipriani Hotel; California's Monterey Peninsula; the Lewis and Clark Trail in Oregon; the Great Wall of China; Robert Louis Stevenson's home in Western Samoa; and the Alhambra in Andalusia, Spain. Veteran travel guide writer Schultz divides the book geographically, presenting a little less than a page on each location. Each entry lists exactly where to find the spot (e.g. Moorea is located "12 miles/19 km northwest of Tahiti; 10 minutes by air, 1 hour by boat") and when to go (e.g., if you want to check out The Complete Fly Fisher hotel in Montana, "May and Sept.-Oct. offer productive angling in a solitary setting"). This is an excellent resource for the intrepid traveler.
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Title:1,000 Places to See Before You Die
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780761104841
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  • Ann

    I have been fortunate in my life to have traveled many places in the world (all continents except Antarctica) so I read this much-hyped book with pen in hand. Where, given enough time and money, would...

  • Virginia Ronan ? Herondale ?

    What can I say about this?I'm still working on it! ;-PHmm... And I probably should count how many places I already visited. Review to be continued. *lol*One day... some day? In the near or far future?...

  • Brina

    I won this is as my free book from my library's summer reading program two summers ago. I didn't as much read the entire book as I skimmed it over with my mother who actually travels quite a bit. Her ...

  • Jayne Cravens

    If you love luxury hotels, you will love this book. Otherwise - if you are looking for the places in the world to see before you die, look at UNESCO's ever-growing list of heritage sites, which isn't ...

  • Jessica

    I don't know why I ever thought that reading someone else's ideas about the 1000 best places in the world would be an enjoyable experience. It's of course totally biased & unsatisfying. Do people real...

  • hissi

    this books sucks.. when i started this book i thought i was holding a treasure, i thought this book will have all of my future regarding seeing the world. i thought this would be my map to the world t...

  • Kat Trina

    Alternate titles for this book could include:1000 Self-Important Places to Fall AsleepTravel Guide for Schmucks with Money and No Imagination800 Rich People's Houses and Overpriced Hotels, Plus Anothe...

  • Jon

    It's an intriguing concept, and kinda fun to page through, but way too heavy on $300/night hotels, spas, etc. Let's say I'm going to Dublin (to open to a section at random). She recommends a festival,...

  • SheLove2Read

    With a few minor exceptions, this is 510 pages of crappy vacation pictures. The places I found most interesting barely received a nod or kernel of information, but there were plenty of pictures of zoo...

  • Aimee

    I am a great lover of travel, so naturally I picked up and actually even purchased this book. But when I delved deeper I realized almost everything within was outrageously priced! I know for a fact th...