1,000 Places to See Before You Die
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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:0761104844
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:992 pages

    1,000 Places to See Before You Die Reviews

  • Jacob
    Mar 22, 2008

    I want to write the opposite of this book or an alternative to this book or a thousand alternatives to this book: A thousand places to avoid before you die or a thousand places to die at or a thousand...

  • Anne Broyles
    Jan 01, 2010

    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...

  • Brina
    Jan 18, 2016

    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 ...

  • J Cravens
    Dec 30, 2008

    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
    Mar 24, 2008

    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...

  • LATOYA SAUNDERS
    Sep 28, 2016

    Very well researched and extremely informative. I can tell that the author is certainly well read because she points out locations from books and movies. My bucket list is now an over packed suitcase....

  • Jon
    Dec 11, 2010

    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,...

  • hissi
    Aug 16, 2011

    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...

  • Steven Peterson
    Jul 09, 2009

    The spirit of this book is well exemplified by a quotation from Mark Twain (Page xv): "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So thro...

  • Adam
    Jun 10, 2010

    Way too Americentric for my liking. More than half of these places are incredibly "blah", and they left out a bunch that I would much rather see.Perhaps I'm just atypical, but I found the book frustra...