Author: Patricia Schultz (click to read an interview)
Best Part About This Book: The typefaces and organization of the book make finding your ideal vacation very easy. Besides that… it’s the ideal book to settle down with in front of a fire and daydream.
What’s Missing: Many of the suggested must-see places are hotels. Which, as I am a budget traveler, am much less likely to pay for. Hostels for me.
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
The book is organized by Europe (Great Britain and Ireland, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia) then Africa, The Middle East, Asia, Austrailia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, The United States of America and Canada; Latin America (Mexico and Central America, South America and Antarctica) and finally the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda. What a list, eh? Don’t ask me why Antarctica’s included in Latin America. Italy’s given the most credit with 62 spots by far, but that’s no surprise since Patricia Schulz lived there and wrote a book called “Made in Italy.” Although this is just one person’s opinion, she does manage to hit all the “must-see’s” (like the Great Wall of China or the Eiffel Tower) mixed with the everyday variety (Arthur Bryant’s barbeque in Kansas City). Of course since this was a bestseller some of these “little-known” places are going to become touristy…nevertheless this is a good collection of the most recognized must-see places. It’s become my personal travel Bible.
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