1000 Places to See Before You Die Author:Patricia Schultz Introducing the Eighth Wonder of travel books, the New York Times bestseller that's been hailed by CBS-TV as one of the best books of the year and praised by Newsweek as the "book that tells you what's beautiful, what's inspiring, what's fun and what's just unforgettable everywhere on earth." Packed with recommendations of the wor... more »ld's best places to visit, on and off the beaten path, 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE is a joyous, passionate gift for travelers, an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more. There's Botswana's Okavango Delta, the covered souks of Aleppo, the Tuscan hills surrounding San Gimignano, Canyon de Chelly, the Hassler hotel in Rome, Ipanema Beach, the backwaters of Kerala, Oaxaca's Saturday market, the Buddhas of Borobudur, Ballybunion golf club-all the places guaranteed to give you the shivers. The prose is gorgeous, seizing on exactly what makes each entry worthy of inclusion. And, following the romance, the nuts and bolts: addresses, phone and fax numbers, web sites, costs, and best times to visit.« less
Ruth (NewRuth) reviewed 1,000 Places to See Before You Die on
Helpful Score: 3
I'm not impressed. Certainly, there must be editing to select a mere 1,000 places from the whole world. Unfortunately, once the author hits the obvious places she tends to highlight the high end hotels, restaurants and resorts over the really interesting places. For Illinois, she picked Charlie Trotter's and for Wisconsin, the American Club in Kohler. In a generation or two those could be mere historical blips.
Bookfanatic reviewed 1,000 Places to See Before You Die on
Helpful Score: 2
It's a thick book full of helpful information about various places around the globe. Granted I'm not going to visit all 1,000 places mentioned in the book, but it's a nice starting point for those interested in domestic and/or international travel. This is an excellent reference, but if you're planning a trip to one of these places, you'll want to get a travel guide devoted just to that country. This book is not meant to be such a guide. I'm sure some people will wonder why the author picked town x or over town y, but such subjective criticism is to be expected anytime someone compiles a book like this. We all have our own ideas of where others should visit, but the overall selection of locations is very good.
This book is a good resource if you're ever planning a trip somewhere. It's not a practical travel book - meaning it doesn't provide information about hotels, restaurants, etc. It just talks about all the different sights to see around the world.
This is a fun book that many visitors to my house also enjoyed as it sat on my mantle for a while. Places from all over the world are reviewed- some out of the way and some common. I had a great time browsing through it and dreaming of places to go, and also reading about the places I had been, comparing my thoughts to the authors. Great fun!
LOVE THIS BOOK GREAT TOOL IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO TRAVEL, LOVE TO TRAVEL OR KNOW PEOPLE WHO ARE TRAVELING. SHOWS BY REGION SPECIFICALLY NEAT INTERETING PLACES GIVES GREAT DETAIL ON EACH. INCLUDES HOTELS, LANDMARKS, NATIONAL PARKS, ADVENTURES BOTH ACTIVE AND TRAVEL, ANCIENT WORLDS, FESTIVALS, NATURAL WONDERS, CASTLES, HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS, ROADS, ROUTES, SACRED PLACES, BEACHES AND GETAWAY ISLANDS. HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AND FIND GREAT PLACES TO VISIT.