A few weeks ago, during a photo shoot, the stylist brought in several travel books to use as props, including the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die, A Traveler’s Life List by Patricia Schultz. I had seen it before at Costco, but only flipped through it briefly at the time.
Afterward, I requested it from the library, to delve into it a bit more fully. It lists so many interesting places I’ve never heard of, or never thought to visit. Curiously, it didn’t include Montenegro, one of the places that is particularly high on my “Hope to See Someday” list. Otherwise, it definitely left me with a yearning to see more of the world, beyond the few countries I’ve already seen – France, Italy, Vietnam and Canada. And even there, I noticed places I missed the first time around.
David and I played this game where he’d flip the pages of the book and I would stick my hand in and that would tell us where we should go next. Twice in a row I hit Finland (which I’ve never once considered), and strangely enough, one of the Finland entries I hit was for Hotel Kamp in Helsinki – the irony being that David’s last name is “Feldkamp.”
Needless to say, my goal now is to start saving up, and hopefully plan a trip for spring 2008. Itinerary to be decided…
The author also has a couple related books out, including 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See Before You Die Traveler’s Journal.