500 Great Reasons to Say,"Are We There Yet?"
This bestselling guide takes you across town and around the globe to 500 of the most exciting places on earth. With more than 40 new destinations, this revised edition is packed with things to see, do, and explore—from the Painted Desert (United States) and the cave homes of Coober Pedy (Australia) to a camel safari (India) and Dracula's Castle (Romania).
Complete with hotel information, age recommendations, Web sites, and more, this guide provides the advice you need to plan a trip the whole familycan enjoy—and remember for a lifetime.
Places to Go & Things to Do Around the World
- The natural world: awesome vistas, flora, and fauna
- Offbeat attractions: weird and wacky fun
- History: from ancient wonders to modern marvels
- Rides and thrills: bobsleds, dogsleds, andeverything in between
- Art and architecture: galleries, buildings, andmonuments
- Science: space centers, natural history museums,and more
- Sports: halls of fame and sporting events
About the Author
Holly Hughes has traveled the globe as an editor and writer—she’s the former executive editor of Fodor’s Travel Publications, the series editor of Frommer’s Irreverent Guides, and author of Frommer’s New York City with Kids. She’s also written fiction for middle graders and edits the annual Best Food Writing anthology. New York City makes a convenient jumping-off place for her travels with her three children and husband.
Table of Contents
About This Book.
Chapter 1: Taking in the Scenery.
Seven Beautiful Bridges.
Chapter 2: Cities Great & Small.
The Big City Buzz.
Postcards across America.
Chapter 3: Weird & Wonderful.
Atmospheric Places to Explore.
A Touch of Kitsch.
Caves & Waterfalls.
Chapter 4: Walk with the Animals.
In the Wild.
Chapter 5: Lost in the Mists of Time.
The Ancient World.
Chapter 6: Windows on History.
Black American History.
Chapter 7: War & Peace.
History at Sea.
World War II & the Cold War.
Chapter 8: For Budding Scientists.
The History of Flight.
Inventions & Industry.
Chapter 9: Holy Places.
Chapter 10: A Dose of Culture.
Masterpieces of Art.
Theater & the Movies.
Chapter 11: Historic Homes.
Castles & Mansions.
Chapter 12: Out & About.
Hiking & Backpacking.
In the Saddle.
Chapter 13: On the Water.
Snorkeling & Diving.
Chapter 14: Calling All Sports Fans.
Chapter 15: Rides & Thrills.
Carousels & Ferris Wheels.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book! We really like this book. A variety of places, each with a decent explanation. Including an age guide, for what age kids may enjoy it the most. Everything from Legoland, to museums and castles. It is heating up our desire for travel, it provides a great goal for our family travel plans! The index is great for reviewing what is in your next, or favorite travel spots. Fun to see that some of the places we have already visited are on the list, now to get out of North America and see those! The book is arrange by types of attractions not geographically. Although the index makes it easy to find sites in your chosen state/country.