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 world's best ...
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 world'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.
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Book was in excellent condition and contains many wonderful places to visit.
Aug 15, 2009
An interesting book but I don't expect to be able to see these places.
Feb 5, 2009
Makes you want to head for the airport.
Bought as a retirement present for my brother who is already making travel plans. Lots of places and things which were new to me. Easy read.
Jan 24, 2008
This was a gift for a friend and she loved it. I think she is planning another trip. It is a fun book because you can just open it anywhere and read.
Sep 6, 2007
Although I have not read this book from cover to cover I can still say it's a good book. This is world traveling from a different perspective. The book highlights some places that I've never seen or heard of.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-07-01 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. (Sept. 23) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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