Some fine folks contacted me on behalf of the ultimate travel research book asking me if I would like to giveaway two free copies of the book to my readers. I love free stuff and its even better when its something relevant.
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!
This book was written by Patricia Schultz who has already sold 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. She is 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.
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