rainsmurder.com, July 14, 2007 (view all comments by rainsmurder.com)
While browsing through the book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" in our public library, was disappointed to see the only reference to our beautiful little town as the "...easygoing capital city of Juneau..." Hopefully, Patricia's next book about places to see in the USA will give us some additional credits like our snow-capped mountains that go straight up from the water to where they touch the clouds, our walk to glaciers, our streams full of spawning salmon, our plentiful wild life, and our more than friendly people.
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Of the plethora of adjectives suitable for the tone of this witty reference book, the most relevant is proud; from the outset, Schultz declares her own personal connection to the places visited, titling the introduction, 'Rediscovering My Own Backyard.' Divided by region-starting off in New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, the Southeast and the rest of the U.S., then continues into eastern and western Canada-Schultz's follow-up to the bestselling 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (a global survey) presents grandiose portraits of the two countries' most popular and patriotic spots. Schultz includes plenty of directions for travel, food and lodging, including costs, though this is no budget guide (see the $75 dinner under the Brooklyn Bridge). Still, what Schultz lacks in cost-efficiency she makes up for in scope; quite literally, there's something here for everyone: baseball fields, national parks and campgrounds, major malls, expansive historical estates and more. A fine gift, it should also spark spirited party conversation-who's been where, what to visit next, and which personal favorites didn't make the cut." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
From the author of the worldwide bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die comes 1,000 PLACES TO SEE IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA BEFORE YOU DIE. Sail the Maine Windjammers out of Camden. Explore the gold-mining trails in Alaska's Denali wilderness. Collect exotic shells on the beaches of Captiva. There's the ice hotel in Quebec, the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, cowboy poetry readings, what to do in Lexington after the Derby's over, and for every city, dozens of unexpected suggestions and essential destinations. The book is organised by region, and subject-specific indices at the back sort the book by interest. Following each entry is the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone numbers, costs, best times to visit.
It's a traveler's life list, a guide, an inspiration, a memory book. Open it to check out where you've been, and where you should go next. What to see and what to do and what to show the kids. Where to eat and where to stay. And how to change your life.
Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, here are 1,000 spectacular, compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Corn Palace, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, Chez Panisse and the country's best taco, lush gardens and Holden Arboretum, mountain biking on the Maah Daah Hey trail, historic mansions, vineyards, hot springs, the Talladega Superspeedway, classic ballparks, and more. Includes more than 150 places of special interest to families, and, for every entry, the nuts and bolts of how and when to visit.
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