1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List

by Patricia Schultz

May 22, 2003 | Trade Paperback

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List is rated 4.1667 out of 5 by 6.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 992 pages, 7.5 × 5.31 × 1.69 in

Published: May 22, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761104844

ISBN - 13: 9780761104841

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Travel 'Bible' I love this book and have given many copies as gifts. I believe there are many fabulous places to visit that are not in this book, however I think it is a fun way to have an appreciation for how much I have seen. It has provided me with new ideas that I otherwise would not have known about. Also, I am very impressed with the Canadian representation - it has even inspired me to see more of Canada! Ignore negative comments regarding expensive resorts and restaurants. Yes, there are some recommendations for these. But there are so many attainable travel goals in this book that you can easily overlook the pricey recommendations. Enjoy!
Date published: 2008-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent travel book I was a bit disappointed by the locations choosen by the author for her top 1000. This book is heavy on US destinations (probably because the author is American) and many of her destinations are in fact resorts or hotels she recommends staying at. With that in mind, it seems aimed at an older group of travellers (baby boomers) who can afford top of the line luxury travel (for example, one 'must see' place - a resort in Fiji that costs $1600 per night per person. Not exactly accessible to the average traveller!) Overall, the list is ok and does have many exciting places that should be on any travellers to-do list. But I would only recommend it as a basic starting point and not a complete traveler's check-list. Many of the 'places' are not necessarily going to be enjoyed by everyone - especially if you are not in the baby-boomer demographic.
Date published: 2008-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Is the author being paid by tourist locations? A good book however I was shocked when I turned to Ontario's section in the book and saw that this listings included: Niagara Falls, Winterlude & Skating on the Rideau Canal, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Gour Seasons Hotel. Ummmmm... how is it possible that the CN Tower is not included on this list?
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is for the travelling junkie at heart. I've read it cover to cover many times... It has given me so many brilliant ideas on places to travel... loved it!
Date published: 2005-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love it !!! Great book it really gets you inspired about going places. The places she mentions that I have been to are wonderful that's why I thought her other suggestions would be great. We are going to Guatemala and her ideas helped us plan a great itinerary. Time is usually limited it's great to find a reliable source of information to not miss the special spots.
Date published: 2004-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I HOPE I DON'T DIE ANYTIME SOON! I originally bought this book as a gift, but it was such a great read that I decided to keep it for myself! 1000 Places To See Before You Die is full of ideas for the world traveller, or aspiring world traveller. Black and white photos are scattered throughout, and the book is cleverly divided into regions of the world and by theme. It was with great pleasure that I added this book to my library, and I'm sure it will inspire many trips to come.
Date published: 2003-11-27

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1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List

by Patricia Schultz

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 992 pages, 7.5 × 5.31 × 1.69 in

Published: May 22, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761104844

ISBN - 13: 9780761104841

About the Book

1,000 Places to See Before You Die delivers exactly the promise of its title: an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of unique and wonderful places both on and off the beaten track. Includes addresses, phone and fax numbers, Web sites, costs, and best times to visit.

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INTRODUCTION The Story of This Book Is it nature or nurture that sends a person out onto the Roadthat whispers in ones ear that its time to take off and make for the horizon, just to see whats out there? The urge to travelto open our minds and move beyond the familiaris as old as man himself. Its what drove the ancient Romans to visit Athenss Acropolis and Veronas amphitheater. Its what sent Marco Polo off on his momentous journey east, and what moved St. Augustine of Hippo to write, The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page. Whether we go to London for the weekend or to a place thats utterly alien, travel changes us, sometimes superficially, sometimes profoundly. It is a classroom without walls. I cant speak for everyone, but I can tell you about my own wanderlust. Family legend (never proven) has it that were somehow related to Mark Twain, Americas great storyteller and also one of the preeminent globetrotters of his day. How then to explain my mothers reaction when I had my own first Great Adventure? It was the late 1950s, and Atlantic City was as exotic and unknown to me as Shangri-laall sand and sea, hotels and boardwalk, and the intimation of greater things just beyond what I could see from the family beach blanket. I set off at the first opportunity, but after what seemed only a few precious minutes of intoxicating discovery (in fact several hours), I was snatched up by my apoplectic mother and a cadre of relieved lifeguards and
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Table of Contents

Contents INTRODUCTION xi THE STORY OF THIS BOOK x i HOW THE BOOK IS ORGANIZED x v EUROPE 1 From Windsor Castle to the Highland Games of Scotland, Vezelay in Burgundy to vila in Spain, Count Draculas Castle in Romania to Santas Village in Finland GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND 3 ENGLAND SCOTLAND WALES IRELAND NORTHERN IRELAND WESTERN EUROPE 90 AUSTRIA BELGIUM FRANCE MONACO GERMANY GREECE ITALY NETHERLANDS PORTUGAL SPAIN SWITZERLAND EASTERN EUROPE 290 CZECH REPUBLIC HUNGARY POLAND ROMANIA RUSSIA SCANDINAVIA 312 DENMARK FINLAND ICELAND NORWAY SWEDEN AFRICA 3 4 3 From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Imilchil Betrothal Fair in Morocco, Kenyas Masai Mara to Namibias Skeleton Coast, South Africas Drakensberg Mountains to Stone Town in Zanzibar NORTHERN AFRICA 345 EGYPT MOROCCO TUNISIA EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA 361 BOTSWANA ETHIOPIA KENYA MADAGASCAR MALAWI MALI MAURITIUS NAMIBIA SEYCHELLES SOUTH AFRICA TANZANIA UGANDA ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE THE MIDDLE EAST 397 From the Dead Sea to Jerusalems Old City, Petra in Jordan to Krak des Chevaliers in Syria, Dubais Gold Souk to Yemens Old Sanaa ISRAEL JORDAN OMAN SAUDI ARABIA SYRIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES YEMEN ASIA 417 From Beijings Forbidden City to Xians Terra-Cotta Warriors, Japans Sapporo Snow Festival to Calcuttas Marble Palace, Turkeys Whirling Dervishes to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam EAST ASIA 419 CHINA JAPAN MONGOLIA SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA 440 BHUTAN INDIA IRAN
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From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

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.

About the Author

Patricia Schultz is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer's and Berlitz and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Everyday With Rachael Ray. She also  executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Her home base is New York City.

From Our Editors

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.