The Best Places for Everything: The Ultimate Insider's Guide to the Greatest Experiences Around the World

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An all-access pass to the most unique, inspiring, and life-changing experiences on Earth.

Travel isn’t just about the destination—it’s about the experience. Now, the very best places to experience anything—from bungee-jumping and French cooking classes to whitewater rafting and seeing the Northern Lights—are revealed and collected in this inspiring and definitive guide.

New York Times bestselling author and travel expert Peter Greenberg shares ...

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Overview

An all-access pass to the most unique, inspiring, and life-changing experiences on Earth.

Travel isn’t just about the destination—it’s about the experience. Now, the very best places to experience anything—from bungee-jumping and French cooking classes to whitewater rafting and seeing the Northern Lights—are revealed and collected in this inspiring and definitive guide.

New York Times bestselling author and travel expert Peter Greenberg shares more than two decades of his own extensive worldwide travel, uniquely organized by affinity, accessibility, and affordability. Whether readers are looking to embark on outdoor adventures or savor the simplest pleasures, there are hundreds of ideas here that are sure to inspire—from shark diving, train spotting, and cheesemaking to safari camping, truffle-hunting, scenic hot-air balloon rides—even the best authentic beginner Argentine tango class (the Hotel Mansion Dandi in Buenos Aires).

Packed with fascinating facts, industry secrets, and expert advice, The Best Place for Everything is the definitive guide for thrill-seekers and armchair travelers alike. No matter what’s on readers’ wish lists, they will always end up in the perfect spot.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609618292
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 600,955
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author


PETER GREENBERG is the travel editor for CBS News, and appears on The Early Show and CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. A contributing editor to Men’s Health, he lives in New York and Los Angeles.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Outdoor Adventures

Bird-Watching 1

Boating 8

Canal Barging 19

Dude Ranches 24

Fall Foliage 30

Fishing 40

Golf 52

Hiking 58

Horseback Riding 66

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon 72

Kayaking, Canoing, and Paddleboarding 78

Marine Life 88

Mountain Biking 95

Scuba Diving 102

Skiing 112

Stargazing 121

Surfing 126

Urban Biking 136

Whale Watching 143

Thrill-Seeking Adventures

Bungee Jumping 148

Dogsledding 154

Off-Roading 159

Hang Gliding/Paragliding 164

Skydiving/Parachuting 168

Storm Chasing 174

Whitewater Rafting 178

Ziplines, Zorbs, and Zeppelins 187

Great Foods and Drinks of the World

Beer 195

Cheese 203

Chocolate 210

Coffee 218

Liquor, Spirits, and Cocktails 224

Tea 231

Wine 236

Food Markets 246

Mushrooms and Truffles 252

Signature Dishes 258

Everything Else 273

Educational Travel

Making and Finding (and Eating) the Best Foods 282

Learn to Make Crafts 289

Digging for Fossils 295

Hunt for Gems and Gold 299

Learn a Language 305

Learn to Fight 309

Tango 312

Literary Travel/Tours 315

Photo Tours/Learn to Take Photographs 320

Shopping

Shopping Malls, Outlets, and Department Stores 328

Specialty Shopping 338

Street Markets 351

And Everything Else…

Amusement Parks/Roller Coasters 361

Bookstore Browsing 367

Ghosts and Graves 372

Go Retro 382

Best Views 393

Medical Tourism 398

Rent an Island 407

Scenic Drives 412

Scenic Trains 417

Fireworks 426

The Sunrise/Sunset 430

Volcanoes 436

Waterfalls 441

Sightseeing by Public Transport 447

Flowers 455

Spiritual Travel 461

The Northern Lights 466

Volunteer Vacations 471

Acknowledgments 480

Index 481

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Save your money

    This is an expensive book, considering the lack of useful information. Not even worth keeping it on my bookshelf. More useful information on the free travel websites. Consider buying when it hits the five dollar table.

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