Book Giveaway: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Congrats to our winner Audrey Des Alliers! This giveaway is now closed.

Book Giveaway: 1000 Places to See Before You Die

We’ve got some great news for our readers! We’re giving away 3 copies of the hugely popular travel book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide.

We are big fans of this book and are excited to offer you the chance to win a free copy!

What’s new in the Second Edition?

  • There are 600 full-color photographs and over 200 entirely new entries
  • New countries: including Ghana; the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; Nicaragua; Qatar; Mozambique; Curaçao; the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu—all formerly off the radar, part of the Soviet bloc, or lacking tourism infrastructure—now welcome travelers
  • New experiences: Recognizing that travelers don’t visit just Positano or Ravello–they take the breathtaking 30-mile scenic drive down the Amalfi Coast–Patricia merged these two entries into one. Each of the 1,000 places is now a full travel experience, creating room for those 200 additional entries
  • Budget-conscious suggestions: Yes, the legendary Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires is still featured, but if you don’t want to shell out 450-plus dollars a night to stay there, go for brunch—a beloved local tradition—and hang your hat instead at BoBo, a stylish, playful, and far more affordable hotel. Same goes for restaurants—along with haute cuisine, Patricia offers unbeatable neighborhood restaurants, atmospheric cafés, bistros, beach shacks, and even falafel joints
  • An interactive iPad app: The world of 1,000 Places transforms into an interactive experience for today’s tech-savvy traveler. The vistas of the Gobi Desert are now truly only a finger swipe away. A choice between photo and map views creates new and exciting ways to explore. An interactive “bucket list,” the app acts as a travel log of the places you’ve been and the places you want to go

Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out.

And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.

How can YOU win a FREE copy of ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die‘?

Entering this giveaway is super easy.

Simply tell us what place you want to see before you die by leaving a comment below — use your real name and email in case you’re the lucky winner!

*Increase your chance of winning by also leaving a comment on our other travel blog – Traveling Canucks

Details of the Giveaway

  • Only one entry per day (multiple entries are allowed and encouraged)
  • Entrants must leave a comment below in order to win (leave your proper name and email so that we can notify you if you win)
  • Contest ends on Friday, May 18, 2012
  • Book will only be shipped to Canada or US mailing addresses (no PO Boxes)
  • Total of 3 books available between both websites (2 winners selected from Traveling Canucks, 1 winner from Tips for Baby Travel)
  • Winners will be randomly selected and announced on our facebook page

About the Author: Patricia Schultz is the author of the international bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (now with over 3 million copies in print and translated into 25 languages) and 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, she has written for BusinessWeek, Oprah, and Real Simple. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on her book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Her home base is New York City.


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35 Responses to “Book Giveaway: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die”

  • Include Spain in your list and join Batalla del Vino, for sure you’ll love it.

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  • Soook many places to see, so little time! 😀 I want to see all of them but the top of my list at the moment are the Galapagos Islands!

  • Naturally we love this book! If we were to pick one we would say: Natchez, Mississippi. We both really want to see the old mansions there.

  • The Vatican is on top of my list! 🙂

  • I love this book! It is like my travel bible.

  • Hello from a Winnipegger working in Ethiopia! Found your blog and was encouraged. We’ve seen a whole bunch of places with our 8-month old, including Nairobi Kenya, Addis Ababa, the amazing northern historical route in Ethiopia, Munich, and Salzburg and Hallstatt in Austria.

    My partner and I have both traveled a fair bit, but we would like to see the pyramids some day. And I’m thinking we’ll have to return to Northern Ethiopia to show our daughter the amazing sights that she slept through…

    • Cam and Nicole

      Hi Karin, Wow! You’ve been to some amazing places with your little one. We have traveled as a couple to many places, but we are just started our travels with Baby B. I can’t wait to take him to some of the places you’ve taken your 8 month old.

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  • Galapagos Islands! No chance you can throw in some airfare for the winner too, eh? 🙂

    • Cam and Nicole

      Oh I wish! We can start you off with a book 😉 The galapagos are amazing though and a must visit.

  • Ever since I saw the Great Wall of China in a textbook when I was younger, I’ve had a great urge to travel and experience the world we live in. Last summer I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to walk on the Great Wall, and I learned that anything is possible is you want it bad enough.

    Next up on my list are the Pyramids in Egypt!!!

    Thanks for this chance and keep up your helpful tweets!

    • Cam and Nicole

      We have yet to see the Great Wall of China….but the Pyramids are amazing! Good luck.

  • I have big dreams. No dream is ever too big to fulfill if you are willing to put in the hard work required to get there! I would love to see the whole world, but the top places on my list right now are: Aussie & NZ, South Africa and Peru. I would also LOVE to take a volunteer trip to help make the lives of others better in some way, whether teaching certain skills, building a school– something that will enrich lives. The volunteer trip may not be one of 1,000 places to see before you die, but it is definitely one of the top things each person should experience before they die!

    • Cam and Nicole

      We totally agree. Volunteering is a great way to see the world and everyone should do it (at least once).

  • I would LOVE to visit Turkey, I find its cultural position at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Asia fascinating!!

  • the Amazon river, I have to get there! 🙂

  • The Taj Mahal in India is my must see before I die!

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