About the Book:
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.
Entries can be broad in scope -- "Rocky Mountain National Park" -- or narrow -- "The Art Institute of Chicago." 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.
Broken into convenient geographic chapters -- Europe; Africa; The Middle East; Asia; Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands; The United States of America and Canada; Latin America; and The Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda.
Stop dreaming and get going!
Note: The Travel Channel cable tv network will be premiering a new series, based on the contents of this book, in the Spring of 2007.
Related Web sites:
Publisher's official web site
Wikipedia page for this book, with links to separate pages for many of the individual entries
The Book and TV Series' official web site
flickr photo group for pictures of the sites mentioned in the book
If You Like 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Try:
The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World
By: David Hasbrouck. 2000.
Travel and Learn: 1,001 Vacations Around the World
By: Evelyn Kaye. 2001.
Let's Get Lost! Adventures in the Great Wide Open
By: Craig Nelson. 1999.
Ultimate Adventure: National Geographic Ultimate Adventure Sourcebook
By: Paul McMenamin. 2000.
By: Phillip Jones Griffiths. 1990.
Far more than merely a book that helps you plan a specific trip, this book provides inspiration for planning trips that could impact every travelers life. I highly recommend it. My only complaint is that I would have enjoyed seeing color photos throughout.
-- Scott C.
customer of Bennett Martin Public Library.
I loved this book. Although I enjoying traveling, I doubt I'll get very many of the locations in this book checked off of my "life list". If you like this one, the same authors came out with a volume dedicated to just the USA and Canada.
-- Aldis G.
customer of Anderson Branch Library.