Patricia Schultz: 1000 Places to See Before You Die Traveler's Journal Travel Journal

Edition the first dition was published back in 2003 Schultz writes that she considered the second Not Without a Fight edition a revision that she considers anntirely new book This one boasts an internet site www1000placescom where you can access thematic lists The door stopper tome divided the world into 8 regions which are further subdivided geographically Garden Bouquets and Beyond entries are further divided by country and withinach regionally On the contents page there are 40 counties listed for Europe 20 for Africa 10 for the Middle East 24 for Asia 11 under Australia New Zealand and the Pacific Ocean 12 for Latin America 28 for The Caribbean The Bahamas and Bermuda and a substantial portion devoted to The United States and Canada divided by state and province I don t know that this is a great book for an armchair traveler It s too much a yellow pages for that but I did The Unseen Wonder enjoy browsing it I was first pulled into looking up the places I had been as it turned out around 30 of those thousand listed places 8 in Europe in England Italy Greece and 23 in North America if you include my hometown of New York City It s amazing how little I remember about some of those places I m sure I visited I was only 14 when I visited England I can tven remember if I The Management Bible ever made it to Buckingham Palace or the Tower of London what I remember best of London is that delicious chocolate cake served with cream poured over it and the plays I saw at West End I remember Bath and Stratford Upon Avon much better and Stonehenge I only got to see from a distance But reading this book made me want to go back again Greece is a complete blur we saw The Acropolis which gets its ownntry only from a distance Rome and Florence All I can tell you is reading this now I want to go back That s the primary Zu schnell emotion. T place to record theirxperiences Scattered throughout the journal are traveler's lists Unforgettable Destinations for the 'Been There Done That' Crowdand 10 Experiences Guaranteed to Give You the

I received the book for Christmas a few years ago So far I think I ve visited 10 of 1000 I m working on it I love books like these Full of descriptions and photos of beautiful Sleepless (Bird of Stone, exotic and sometimes remote places Good for fantasizing about where you ll go once you win the lottery and good for planning that next road trip and finding hidden wonders in your backyard I recieved this from my daughter for Father s Day 2008 As a guy who likes to travel it will provide me a place to keep my travel memories It was a pretty thoughtful gift and one I will use the rest of my life My big problem with 1000 Places to See Before you Die is that one thousand is such an unwieldy number I have a similar problem with lists like 100 Things to do in New Delhi or 50 Restaurants to Try in Paris When there is no curation you might as well pick up an atlas and randomly select a destination In other words the book seems to recommendverywhere as a must see destination and though it would be nice to travel verywhere before you die it s highly unlikely So as an advice book this feels fairly useless As a reference book it fares slightly better However in an age of Foursuare TripAdvisor and omnipresent travel blogs the information seems to become outdated far too fast You re a lot better off with online guides that update freuently If someone comes out with a 100 Places to See Before You Die I d be much interested in reading that This 1200 page book isn t the kind of book you read through it s one you browse Subtitled a traveler s life list it has ntries for those 1000 choice places around the world complete with places to stay to at attractions and tour operators and their websites phone numbers and current prices What I looked at is the recent 2011 second. Inspired by the roaring #1 New York Times bestseller 1000 Places to See Before You Die Traveler's Journal is perfect for giving it's specially designed for people who love to travel and want an legan.

Felt reading this looking backward and wishing I got out of where I had traveled rather than wanderlust looking at all the places I ve never been and probably never will For a bucket list the book isn t Invisible (The Curse of Avalon evocativenough for that Oh and would you believe there are some attractions listed in New York City I a native have never seen At least those are only a subway fare away Good perspective and way to plan your travel itinerary The reviews are well done and xtensive however I felt it was leaning to the ultra wealthy There are places not mentioned that I have traveled to that are a most see but were looked over for mentions of xpensive restaurants and hotels There s nothing wrong with having them in the book but it wasn t what I xpected There s still some amazing places I now want to travel to 1000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide There are 600 full color photographs Over 200 ntirely new Deep Listening entries including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon Croatia Estonia and Nicaragua that were not in the originaldition There is an mphasis on xperiences an Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature entry covers not just Positano or Ravello but the full 30 mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast An interesting and great reference book Patricia Schultz does a marvelous job of accumulating anxhaustive list of many of the most interesting serene and beautiful places on our planet Her format is user friendly and simple yet not low brow You will treasure this book and guests to your home will find it remarkable I found some places in England and Israel that I d like to visit Maybe New Orleans but this book is missing some places in Missouri and Southern CA I didn t like the listings of hotels in it Unless it s a VERY famous hotel Don t list it. Hivers and uotes that will spark insight and provide writerly inspiration At the back of the diary is helpful nuts and bolts info time zones conversion charts telephone codes mini translation guides

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