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"1,000 Places to See Before You Die" - SF Young Professionals BC May Meeting


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. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. The world is calling. Time to answer.

Important note: Buy the second edition in full color with 200 new entries.

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Discussion questions to ponder:

1. What places in the book have you added to your life to-do list? What interests you most about these places- history, food, festivals, music, outdoor activities, language, meeting the locals, tourist attractions?

2. What are some items on your to-do list you've already completed? Based on your own life experience what would you recommend to a four year old to do before they turn thirty- swim with dolphins, study abroad, learn how to play an instrument, ditch school more often? Why are these things important, how did they make a difference in your life?

3. Watching the video below what do you think of the authors answer to the interviewer's question,"How can people get the most out of a place when they travel?" If a friend was visiting San Francisco for the first time how might they get to really know this place?

4. Are there things you'd love to do that are not included in the book- have a family, learn to dance, own your own business, do a road trip across the US?

Author Patricia Schultz discusses her novel:

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  • Francie S.

    I meant Relay for Life - oops.

    May 1, 2012

  • Francie S.

    I am sad that I won't be able to make it tonight. I'm still recovering from Relay for Live, which I did this weekend. I definitely have so many places I would like to add to my places to see list!!! I felt like I was on a little vacation just reading the book!

    May 1, 2012

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