1,000 Places to See Before You Die Read Online Free - 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.
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.
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January 01, 2010
I have been fortunate in my life to have traveled many places in the world (all continents except Antarctica) so I read this much-hyped book with pen in hand. Where, given enough time and money, would I hope to go? This book listed plenty of options, but I found a large percentage of the author's...
January 18, 2016
I won this is as my free book from my library's summer reading program two summers ago. I didn't as much read the entire book as I skimmed it over with my mother who actually travels quite a bit. Her rating would be three stars because of the 1000 places many are not your usual can't miss travel...
December 30, 2008
If you love luxury hotels, you will love this book. Otherwise - if you are looking for the places in the world to see before you die, look at UNESCO's ever-growing list of heritage sites, which isn't quite to 1000 yet, but will be in just a few years. As a world traveler, I can tell you that Schu...
March 24, 2008
I don't know why I ever thought that reading someone else's ideas about the 1000 best places in the world would be an enjoyable experience. It's of course totally biased & unsatisfying.
Do people really enjoy visiting historic hotels this much? Unf*ckingbelievable.
December 11, 2010
It's an intriguing concept, and kinda fun to page through, but way too heavy on $300/night hotels, spas, etc. Let's say I'm going to Dublin (to open to a section at random). She recommends a festival, the Book of Kells and the pubs (possibly in conjunction with St. Patrick's Day). All good. But s...
August 16, 2011
this books sucks.. when i started this book i thought i was holding a treasure, i thought this book will have all of my future regarding seeing the world. i thought this would be my map to the world to the most mesmerizing landscapes and adventures
but i was wrong.
this book contains all the fancy...
September 28, 2016
Very well researched and extremely informative. I can tell that the author is certainly well read because she points out locations from books and movies. My bucket list is now an over packed suitcase.
January 25, 2016
Alternate titles for this book could include:
1000 Self-Important Places to Fall Asleep
Travel Guide for Schmucks with Money and No Imagination
800 Rich People's Houses and Overpriced Hotels, Plus Another Couple Hundred of The Most Obvious and Overrated Tourist Traps in the World.
June 10, 2010
Way too Americentric for my liking. More than half of these places are incredibly "blah", and they left out a bunch that I would much rather see.
Perhaps I'm just atypical, but I found the book frustrating. I found myself searching for places I want to visit so that I could learn more about them,...
January 18, 2014
I am a great lover of travel, so naturally I picked up and actually even purchased this book. But when I delved deeper I realized almost everything within was outrageously priced! I know for a fact that my most magical moments abroad didn't cost a penny. I think this gives people the wrong idea a...