Do you like to travel, or dream about visiting places around the world? I know there are quite a few destinations on my bucket list. I even have a couple travel books, for when the time comes, but there is so much more out there that I want to see. I’ve found a lot of great places to add to my list in the new edition of 1,000 Things To See Before You Die, written by Patricia Schultz, some are even in my own backyard! Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve found in this book:
Himeji Castle, which is Japan’s oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of only four remaining castles built before the Edo period (1603-1867).
Seville, Spain. Not only is it in the region that flamenco dancing originated in, but it is also one of the greatest places to fill yourself up on tapas. Tapeo (tapas-hopping) is encouraged and almost even expected here.
Much closer to home is the Columbia River Gorge. I must admit that it was on my list of places to visit before I read this book, but it was kinda cool to see it in print. Seriously, I live less than 2 hours from here, and there is so much history. Lewis & Clarke came through here, and it was designated as America’s FIRST National Scenic Areas. It is absolutely breathtaking in it’s beauty. I’ve only driven past it on the way to Montana, but even the outskirts of this area are gorgeous.
What I thought was neat about this book is the way it is set up, and the information that is provided. Broken up into sections by location, each destination has tips on where to eat, where to stay, day trips to take, and even what time of year is the best time to visit! For example, if you want to go drink beer in Belgium, go during the Brussels Belgian Beer Weekend in early September where you can taste beer from 50 different breweries.
I recommend this book for any type of traveler, from the “day-dreaming” stage, to the seasoned traveler. I think that anyone that get something new out of the information here, and it’s fun to learn things about different countries!
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Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes, and no other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.