No! This is not an article about the 1,000 Places to see before you die. Neither this is about the tips for traveling spots. Yes! This is a book that a traveler, explorer, sojourner, chronicler must have and must read. Yes! This is a book about a traveler's life list. And Yes! This is a book which I highly recommend for all the people that loves to travel around the world.
1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE A Traveler's Life List by Patricia Schultz is what I am saying.
This book was actually recommended and introduced to me by Ms. Picardal (The Manager of Bohemian Express Travel and Tours Inc.) since she knew that I am in love with traveling details.
What I like about this book is that, it highlights the worlds most beautiful spots to visit, the world's wonders, when and where to stay, foods and cultures, travel safety and documents and so much more.
"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. The come the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone and fasx numbers, best times to visit. Stop dreaming and get going."
The book actually features 3 of the top beautiful destinations in the Philippines. "The Banaue Rice Terraces", "Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (A lake within a volcano within a lake within an island)", an Amanpulo in Pamalican Island (Garboesque Isolation on a Private Isle)". I guess the author forgot to include "Boracay Island", "CamSur (2010 Top Travel Destination in the Philippines)", "White Water Rafting in Cagayan de Oro (Water Rafting Capital of the Philippines)", "Puerto Princesa's Underground River (Nominee of the Philippines to the New 7 Wonders of Nature)", "Mt. Apo in Davao", "Siargao Island (Surfing Capital of the Philippines)"and so much more. Philippines actually offers many tourist destinations that travelers will surely love to visit again and again.
About The Book by: www.workman.com
Introducing the Eighth Wonder of travel books, the New York Times bestseller that's been hailed by CBS-TV as one of the best books of the year and praised by Newsweek as the "book that tells you what's beautiful, what's inspiring, what's fun and what's just unforgettable everywhere on earth."
Packed with recommendations of the world's best places to visit, on and off the beaten path, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die is a joyous, passionate gift for travelers, an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more. There's Botswana's Okavango Delta, the covered souks of Aleppo, the Tuscan hills surrounding San Gimignano, Canyon de Chelly, the Hassler hotel in Rome, Ipanema Beach, the backwaters of Kerala, Oaxaca's Saturday market, the Buddhas of Borobudur, Ballybunion golf club-all the places guaranteed to give you the shivers. The prose is gorgeous, seizing on exactly what makes each entry worthy of inclusion. And, following the romance, the nuts and bolts: addresses, phone numbers, websites, costs, and best times to visit—all updated for 2010 with the most current information.
The book is actually divided the world into eight regions, which are then further subdivided geographically:
- EUROPE: Great Britain and Ireland, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia
- AFRICA: Northern Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa
- THE MIDDLE EAST
- ASIA: East Asia, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia
- AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS
- THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA: Subdivided by state or provinces
- LATIN AMERICA: Mexico, Central America, South America, Antarctica
- THE CARIBBEAN, BAHAMAS, AND BERMUDA
Within these divisions, entries are further divided by country and within each country they're organized alphabetically by region or town. In the back of the book are special indexes that allow you to find information by the type of experience, e.g., Gorgeous Beaches and Getaway Islands, followed by a general index.
PATRICIA SCHULTZ is the co-author of MADE IN ITALY. A former writer for Frommer's, Berlitz, and Access travel guides, she is now a freelance travel writer, and her articles have appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, and Harper's Bazaar.