Do you dream of staring down the Sphinx, ascending the Alps, roaming the Rhone Valley, or trekking to Timbuktu? If you want to add more locations to your travel wish list, I highly recommend the book 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE and I am giving away 3 copies of the book to some lucky readers. (Contest details below.)
Written by veteran travel journalist, Patricia Schultz, 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE is a valuable resource for globetrotters and armchair travelers. First published in 2003, the #1 New York Times bestseller has been recently updated and features 200 new entries, 28 additional countries, 200 more pages, and more than 600 full-color photographs. There is also an interactive companion app for the iPad.
The video below gives you a sneak peek into 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE'S coverage of the French Quarter in New Orleans- one of my favorite places.
I recently received a copy of 1,000 Places... and have had fun flipping through the pages and reading about places I've been, where I live, places I want to go, and places I've never even thought about visiting. More than just a list of destinations, 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE also includes the restaurant scenes in Lyon and New Orleans, having beer in Belgium, and indulging in a Swedish smorgasbord as must-do's. Also included in the book are helpful tips on where to stay, the best times of the year to visit, and budget-conscious suggestions.
I will be giving away 3 copies of 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE. Each book has a retail value of $19.95. To enter the contest, just leave a comment below OR on my FACEBOOK page by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 3rd. Three winners will be selected at random and each will receive one copy of the book. The prize can only be shipped to addresses within the United States or Canada (no PO Boxes). Good luck!