About the BookThe world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast.
Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.
My ThoughtsI originally reviewed this book as a Father's Day present for my husband. Little did I know how much I would also enjoy it! The book is full of beautiful pictures and the must-see places around the world. When I was in college, I actually lived in Erlangen, Germany and went to Frederick-Alexander University. During that time, I was able to travel around southern Germany as well as some nearby countries. Looking through the book, I was so excited to see that I had actually traveled to most of the must-see places around Germany! It feels good to know I made the most of my trip and it was wonderful to relive those memories while reading the book.
There are many other countries I have yet to visit and would love to once the kids are bigger. 1000 Places To See Before You Die has given us so many ideas for future vacations, even those around the United States. I have always wanted to go to Maryland and after reading about it, I want to go more than ever. Road trips are definitely in our future since there is so much to see around our own country.
Want to see the Amalfi Coast or The Gobi Desert? I think any person who loves to travel or even just geography would enjoy 1000 Places To See Before You Die. The beautiful pictures alone make this book wonderful and all of the descriptions and details make you want to get off of the couch and book the next flight! The book retails at $20.00, but you can purchase it for the bargain price of $12.46 on Amazon!
Disclaimer: I was provided this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are mine.