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1,000 Places to See before You Dieby Patricia Schultz
Synopses & Reviews
Introducing the Eighth Wonder of travel books. A joyous, passionate gift book for travelers — both the real and the armchair variety — 1,000 Places to See Before You Die delivers exactly the promise of its around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of places guaranteed to give you shivers, the unique and wonderful places you must see on and off the beaten track.
Take a safari into Botswana's Okavango Delta, the world's largest oasis, where "if you see 10 percent of what sees you, it's an exceptional day." Sail the Grenadines, 32 islands and hundreds of dotlike cays strung like a necklace of gems across 40 miles of pristine waters. Tour the covered souks of Aleppo, where the labyrinthine streets seem straight out of A Thousand and One Nights and frankincense and myrhh are still sold. Hike the Tasman Glacier. Climb the Tuscan hills to San Gimignano. Stay at the Hassler in Rome, or Paris's Crillon — you must, at least once. There's Canyon de Chelly, Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, the backwaters of Kerala, Ipanema beach, the Buddhas of Borobudur, Mesa Verde's cave dwellings, the Oaxaca Saturday market, Ballybunion Golf Club.
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, best times to visit. Of special interest are subject-specific indexes — gorgeous beaches, destination restaurants, world-class museums — making the guide entirely user-friendly, no matter if you're dreaming or going.
"This hefty volume reminds vacationers that hot tourist spots are a small percentage of what's worth seeing out there....This is an excellent resource for the intrepid traveler." Publishers Weekly
"This hefty volume reminds vacationers that hot tourist spots are small percentage of what's worth seeing out there....This is an excellent resource for the intrepid traveler." Library Journal
"At last, a book that tells you what's beautiful, what's fun and what's just unforgettable — everywhere on earth." Newsweek
This joyous, passionate gift book is an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of unique and wonderful places everyone should see on and off the beaten track. Photos.
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 title describes 1000 "must-see" spots, from beaches to museums to cathedrals to bustling markets, grand hotels to backwater inns, rugged safaris to the most pampering spas. It includes addresses, phone and fax numbers, websites, costs and best times to visit with subject-specific indexes.
About the Author
Patricia Schultz is the co-author of Made in Italy. A former writer for Frommer's, Access, and Berlitz travel guides, she is a freelance travel writer, and her articles have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Harper's Bazaar, and Departures.
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