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THE A5 BOOK REVIEW
There are a lot of bucket-list type travel books, but one of the best is the obsessively researched and extremely comprehensive 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. This quite simply is an amazing list, covering not just locations but true travel experiences both on and off the beaten path. "Places to see" includes cities and small towns, beaches and islands, natural wonders, gardens and parks, historical sites, pyramids and ruins, sacred places, castles and palaces, amazing museums, special roads, culinary experiences, festivals and special events, and even unique hotels and resorts. There are photos but this isn't a coffee table book; it is a book that is meant to be read with an informative page of detail on each of the 1,000 places. Highly recommended for those who are passionate about travel and who want to learn more about the world.
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A5 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THOSE WHO LIKED THIS BOOK
Our other recommendations on amazing and inspirational travel books come from Lonely Planet with The Travel Book, the New York Times with the "36 Hours" series, National Geographic with Destinations of a Lifetime and Stunning Photographs, and lesser known Workman Publishing with the Atlas Obscura.
"In the final analysis, the common denominator I chose was a simple one: that each place impresses upon the visitor - and, I hope, upon the reader - some sense of the earth's magic, integrity, wonder and legacy. That was the standard I applied, across every continent, from the conspicuous and predictable to the small and humble, from spiritual spots like Bagan in Myanmar to temporal ones like Hong Kong's shopping districts, from natural wonders like the Grand Canyon to man-made one like Petra, Jordan's fabled "lost city" - life experiences all."
- Patricia Schultz, introduction to 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
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