Patricia Shultz’s bestselling 1,000 Places to See Before You Die has recently been re-released in the form of a full-color second edition. This new version includes 200 additional pages covering 28 new countries and covers everything from the Great Mosque in Mali to the Denali National Park in Alaska. So as you can probably understand I was very excited to get the opportunity to review Shultz’s book and in turn, be able to give away a copy to 3 (yes I said THREE J ) of my lucky readers!
1,000 Places to See Before You Die is not your typical “travel guide”, it is so much more. The book has beautiful pictures, information about the area, and will often tell you the best times to travel, the best places to stay, what the average prices are to stay there, and how to contact them. Plus, at times there are websites and information for great places to visit too.
A book like this would make me feel a lot more confident in visiting someplace new; especially outside of the United States. I especially love that there are recommendations on where to stay. I tend to be very picky about the places I stay because I’ve had some extremely bad experiences over the years. I can only imagine that there is nothing worse than to travel to a foreign country only to find out the place you’re staying in is NOT what you expected. Knowing that Shultz had recommended the hotel for the area, would help me to feel much more confident in booking my stay.
Another thing I love about 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is that it’s not just for people looking to travel. The beautiful pictures and information about the different places are extremely interesting to read about, not to mention it makes a great coffee table book for people to thumb through.
All in all I think 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is a handy and fun book to own. It would also make a great gift for anyone who loves to travel or enjoys reading about the world. Ultimately, I don’t think you could go wrong by buying this book!
Press Release for 1,000 Places to See Before You Die :
1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE
The NEW Full-Color Second Edition
When 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE was published in 2003, it pioneered the concept of the travel book as both wish list and practical guide. But the world and the way we navigate it have changed. And so has 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE, with a total makeover that makes it all the more intoxicating and irresistible.
The #1 New York Times bestseller returns this fall re-researched, retraveled, and rewritten with 200 new entries, 28 additional countries, 200 more pages, and more than 600 full-color photographs. And an engaging and interactive companion app for the iPad will be released simultaneously with the book’s publication. Offering a fresh new take on the world we live in now, it enables both armchair travelers and savvy globetrotters to get an inspiring taste of the world’s current riches and plan their next trip.
1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE, The New Full-Color Second Edition (Workman; paperback/hardcover: $19.95/$32.95) by Patricia Schultz is the perfect book for anyone dreaming or going. It brings to readers:
• New countries: Ghana; the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; Nicaragua; Qatar; Mozambique; Curaçao; the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu—all formerly off the radar, part of the Soviet bloc, or lacking tourism infrastructure—now welcome travelers. Patricia guides readers through these less familiar territories.
• New experiences: Recognizing that travelers don’t visit just Positano or Ravello–they take the breathtaking 30-mile scenic drive down the Amalfi Coast–Patricia merged these two entries into one. Likewise, when in Laos you don’t cruise the Mekong without visiting Wat Phou—so she combined them into an entry called Sailing the Mekong. Each of the 1,000 places is now a full travel experience, creating room for those 200 additional entries!
• Budget-conscious suggestions: Yes, the legendary Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires is still featured, but if you don’t want to shell out 450-plus dollars a night to stay there, go for brunch—a beloved local tradition—and hang your hat instead at BoBo, a stylish, playful, and far more affordable hotel. Same goes for restaurants—along with haute cuisine, Patricia offers up unbeatable neighborhood restaurants, atmospheric cafés, bistros, beach shacks, and even falafel joints.
• Full-color photographs: Suddenly the red roofs of Dubrovnik beckon against the azure backdrop of the Adriatic Sea, and the photo of women dancing to musique racine in vibrant blue dresses almost pulsates on the page describing the Voodoo Nights at the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
• And an interactive iPad app: Here is the world of 1,000 Places transformed into an interactive experience for today’s traveler. The vistas of the Gobi Desert are now truly only a finger swipe away. A choice between photo and map views creates new and exciting ways to explore. An interactive “bucket list,” the app acts as a travel log of the places you’ve been and the places you want to go. Plus your travel tips and photos are all easily shared among your friends.
1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE, The New Full-Color Second Edition once again pushes the boundaries of the travel category, revealing why the book —though often imitated—remains the most comprehensive, inspiring, and trusted travel guide available. It unequivocally provides readers with an arsenal of ways to broaden their horizons—both metaphorically and literally!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
PATRICIA SCHULTZ is the author of the international bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (now with over 3 million copies in print and translated into 25 languages) and 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 BusinessWeek, Oprah, and Real Simple. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on her book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Her home base is New York City.
Want to Learn More Before You Purchase?
There are tons of resources you can take a look at before you buy. Below is an extensive list for you to take a look at:
- The Li River – China
- Amalfi Coast – Italy
- The French Quarter – New Orleans
- The Pyramids of Giza – Egypt
Like I stated earlier 3 lucky readers will win a copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die for their very own! The rules are simple:
1. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below
That’s it! See I told you the rules are simple!
Here are the restrictions:
1. The Giveaway is open for US and Canadian residents only.
2. You must be 18 or older to win.
3. All winners must respond within 24 hours of notification or a new winner will be picked (sorry for the short time frame, but the contest must be complete by Sunday).
The giveaway will run from now until 12:01 a.m. EDT, Saturday, July 7th. I know that’s not very long, but my laptop went kaput last week so I’m behind in getting this up. I’m sorry!
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die for review. However, all opinions are my own.