Here’s a review that I posted to Amazon after seeing a number of negative comments about Patricia Shultz’s “1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List“.
I received “1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List” as a birthday gift from a friend a few years ago and it has since become one of the most well-thumbed volumnes in our travel library.
It’s fun to scan our green highlighted entries and remember with pleasure the places we’ve been, as well as review entries we’ve marked with stars as places we plan to visit.
I’m not sure how anyone can make the suggestion that the book is a ‘grandpa list’ with off the beaten track trips such as “a ballon ride over Masai Mara” and “the Tasman Glacier” listed right on the front cover. I don’t see many 80 year olds on those types of adventures.
Although I agree that the Toronto Four Seasons listing is dubious when so many locations of interest in Canada seem to be missing, the food at the Four Seasons is actually quite fine.
I recommend 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List as a good starting point for creating your own list of places to see before you die.