**OVER** 1,000 Places to See Before You Die | Review & Giveaway – 3 Winners!!


Do you have a “bucket list”?  You know, a list of things you want to do, or places you want to visit, before you die?  It’s not really something I like to think about, but the fact of the matter is, it’s a part of life.  Eventually, everyone dies.  What you do with your life before you die, is up to you.  There are so many beautiful places to see in this world of ours, and an absolutely fabulous list of these has been compiled in the book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, by Patricia Schultz.

I recently received this very informative book to review, and honestly, I am simply amazed at all of the destinations included in it.  It certainly makes the world suddenly seem so much bigger, and reminds me of how few places I have explored in my time here on earth.

One thing I really love about this book, is that it is beautifully organized.  The world is divided into eight regions, which are further subdivided geographically as follows:

Europe:  Great Britain and Ireland, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandanavia

Africa:  North Africa, West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa, the Islands of the Indian Ocean

The Middle East

Asia:  East Asia, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia

Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

The United States of America and Canada: Subdivided by state or province

Latin America:  Mexico and Central America, South America and Antarctica

The Caribbean, The Bahamas and Bermuda

The listings under each of these locations is further subdivided by:

Where:  The distance of a site from a major city or airport.

Visitor Info:  The official website of the region’s board of tourism.

Info and/or the Names of the Sites within the entry:  The telephone and web address of the entry sites.

How:  Information on recommended outfitters or operators who offer tours, treks, cruises, safaris, and other packages or customized travel to or within the destination.

Where to Stay:  Recommended hotels and inns.

Cost:  Prices for all hotels, restaurants, and organized trips

When:  Highlights seasonal closings

Best times:  The best months to visit, taking into account weather, local festivals, sports and leisure opportunities, peak tourist crowds, and other significant events.

There is also an index in the back of the book, which lists out all of the destinations alphabetically, making it very easy to find the places you are looking for.

This book is full of breathtaking pictures from most of the destinations contained in it, and it’s a traveler’s dream!

I took a look at the section for my home state of Maine, and I would agree that the places listed, Acadia National Park, Kennebunk, and Penobscot Bay are definitely some of the most beautiful destinations in our state.  I am a bit biased though, and was just a touch disappointed that Baxter State Park, which is a 15 minute drive from my home town, was not included.

The book redeemed itself though, when I did a search for Grand Cayman Islands.  Right there on page 1074, was the most beautiful place I have ever visited.

After reading through this book, there are so many more places I would love to visit in my lifetime. It has always been a dream of mine to visit Italy, and now if I ever do have the opportunity to visit, I’ll have a wonderful guide to help me figure out where to go.

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Interested in this book yet? I thought so! I have THREE copies to give away! This would make an excellent gift for the traveler in your family, or for a special Dad for Father’s Day! Or, keep it for yourself, and dream about the places you’d like to visit someday.

To enter to win this fabulous book, simply complete as many entries as you wish using the Rafflecopter application below. This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. This giveaway is in no way associated with or sponsored by Facebook. Winners must contact me at moneysavingmindy@gmx.com within 48 hours with their mailing address, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. This giveaway ends at 11:59pm on June 10, 2012.

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Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of the above-described book for the purposes of a review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Shelly Stover says:

    The Bahamas

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  4. Jill A. Collins says:

    I still want to see Australia, but I still have islands in the Caribbean like Bonaire I’m dying to see too.

  5. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    Africa – really want to do a safari

  6. Elaine Bell says:

    Hawaii, Alaska, New Zealand, Australia…to name a few!

  7. Tina Scully says:

    I would love to go to Ireland

  8. Stephanie H says:

    I would love to go to Alaska during the salmon spawning and watch the bears on the rivers eating.

  9. Candice Hull says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to see the pyramids in Egypt.
    Thank you!

  10. Kris says:

    I would like to see Japan

  11. Steve McCabe says:


  12. Tenielle S says:

    I would love to go to Ireland and Alaska, they are 2 places my grandparents never got to go to!

  13. Chavonne H says:

    I’d love to see Hollywood!

  14. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    The Taj Mahal

  15. Donna C says:

    I really want to go to England

  16. Katie Smith says:

    I would love to see Scotland in my lifetime!

  17. DAMIAN JARREAU says:


  18. Heather! says:

    I want to go on a photo safari in Kenya!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  19. Gail Panacci says:

    My motherland of Italy!

  20. Paul T / Pauline T says:

    shangri la – emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  21. Lynn Wittner says:

    I want to see Spain & France

  22. jill e says:

    Rome, Italy and the Coliseum

  23. carolynn ferraro-king says:

    i would love to travel all around europe!

  24. Crystal says:

    Right now I really want to go to New Orleans!

  25. barbara Tryon says:

    I would love to go to Hawaii

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  27. Jennifer R. Davis says:

    I think that I would like to see the grand canyon before I die!

  28. Trisha Turner says:

    I’ve wanted to go to Hawaii since I was a little girl. More recently I’ve been longing to visit NYC!

  29. Sarah Everett says:

    I would love to go to Italy, or France. Mexico, the Carribeans, the list goes on!!!!!

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  31. Melissa Ramsey says:

    Alaska or Hawaii

  32. Jess Lundgren says:

    Scotland and Hawaii – all of them

  33. kathy balman says:

    Australia. I have been there once but would love to take my husband there.

  34. Laurel Klem says:

    I want to see the Northern Lights, maybe in Alaska.

  35. ellen says:

    a glacier

  36. Denise C says:

    I’d love to go to Rome

  37. Veronica says:

    I would love to see so many places, but if I cannot then at least I can read about them.

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