Flash Giveaway: #1 New York Times Bestselling Book, “1,000 Places To See Before You Die” by Patricia Schultz (Ends 7/2, US and Canada, 3 Winners!)

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“Wanderlust–I like to think of it as wanderlove– has always coursed through my veins.”

…Patricia Schultz, Introduction to 1,000 Places To See Before You Die

This is the second edition of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die with new entries, new countries, and over 600 full-color photographs.  Written by Patricia Schultz, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die is a best-selling travel book that takes us around the globe.

Whether you are a perpetual wanderer or just an occasional traveler, “1000 Places To See Before You Die” distills massive libraries of travel information into the essential must-see attractions of the world.

This video gives you a glimpse of what you’ll find in 1,000 Places To See Before You Die:

About the Author

Patricia Schultz is the author of the #1 New York Timesbestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Everyday With Rachael Ray. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Her home base is New York City.

My Take

I love to travel.  My parents firmly believed in “seeing America”.  We had driving vacations every two years (every other year my Dad would get a savings plan payout) and went from California to Florida.  Then when I was a sophomore in high school, they sent me to Europe.  I had no idea back then how lucky I was!  My senior trip in high school was to Hawaii.  When the opportunity to study in Europe for college arose, I jumped at it.  By the time I was 21, I had traveled to many wonderful places and loved it!  You know those quizzes you fill out to see how many things you’ve done, or places you’ve been?  Usually I’m in the upper range of answers.  But 1,000 places?  WOW!  That’s a lot of traveling!

1,000 Places To See Before You Die is organized by eight regions of the world – Europe, Africa, The Middle East, Asia, Australia, US and Canada, Latin America, and The Caribbean/Bahamas/Bermuda.  The places range from the usual choices of Stonehenge and Mont St. Michel to bigger adventures like Giant Panda Tracking in Foping, Shanxi, China.

I know Chicago well, so I turned to that and checked to see if I agreed with the Top Attractions and looked to see if the descriptions and reporting were complete.  Very much so!  I found the section on Chicago to be spot-on.  Also, very up-to-date with recent additions to the Chicago landscape.  The characterizations of the people, food, and scenery was very accurate.  Moving on to Indiana, however, I was surprised to see Shipshewana and not the Indianapolis 500 track.  While Shipshewana (an Amish community) is interesting and picturesque, the Indy 500 is iconic.  The section on Walt Disney World had “magic” in the first section!  The descriptions of the parks were accurate and detailed.

I could spend hours and hours reading this book and dreaming!  I highly recommend 1,000 Places To See Before You Die for the traveler (or dreamer) in your family!

What Others Are Saying

“At last, a book that tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun and what’s just unforgettable – everywhere on earth.”


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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I was given a copy of the book for review purposes.  All opinions are my own, unless otherwise stated.


photo by: ToastyKen


  1. 1
    Angela N. says:

    Italy looks so beautiful!

  2. 2

    I’d love to see the Amalfi coast too!

  3. 3
    felecia says:

    One of the places that she says is a must see is the Amalfi Coast.

  4. 4

    The Amalfi Coast is only 30 miles long and has a piece of land where poets go to die. Now whenever I see Hotel Amalfi in Chicago, I’ll think of Italy, and poetry. LOL!

  5. 5

    This sounds like a great read!

  6. 6

    I want to know where to get the best croissants in Paris as promised in the video :).

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