Are you a traveler, an armchair traveler, a collector of information, or a dreamer? I want to introduce you to a book that will fulfill your thirst for knowledge about the world's best places to visit and help you write that Bucket List (or at least dream about it).
I must admit that I am not much of a traveler (I usually have issues when I travel), but I have an aunt who has been so many places that she could probably write a book herself. When I received this book for review, I knew I had to take it to her for help. She was excited to see it because she had received the first edition as a gift and she could compare the two as we reviewed it.
The Second Edition of 1000 Places to See Before You Die has more details about the locations it discusses and the photographs are amazing. If you aren't a traveler, but have always dreamed about it, this book will take you there. Spend a Sunday afternoon in Paris without the hassle of packing, traveling, and jet lag. Go visit London without leaving the comfort of your favorite recliner. I loved looking at all of the beautiful pictures and imagining what it would be like to be a world traveler and immerse myself in each of the new cultures. I think in a different life, I would have been a backpack traveler who moved into a city, worked and lived for a few months, and then moved on to the next adventure.
As I was thinking about who else would love this book, I thought about authors who are developing stories for their characters. If you can't travel to each of the places that you might want to write about, this would be a great way to strengthen the scenery of your novel to be more realistic. Give your characters more depth by writing in their travels to some of the most amazing places.
1000 Places to See Before You Die
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. The book, which has spawned a number of knock-offs, is so much more than just a simple travel guide. Each entry not only tells the reader why the place should be visited but also the pertinent information such as websites, phone numbers and the best time to place a visit. Plus, this new version includes 200 additional pages covering 28 new countries. The book covers everything from the Great Mosque in Mali to the Denali National Park in Alaska.