Apparently, we love lists. An enormous amount of time has been spent compiling lists like the top ten beaches, the best chocolatier, the best cooking classes, and 1,000 places you have to see. They’re everywhere and we can’t seem to get enough of them.
Below are just a few of the titles you will find in the Travel Neighborhood that highlight world travel experiences. Check these out if you’re searching for a new destination or an affordable themed vacation, if you’re ready for a unique international experience but feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities and need help narrowing your destination, or simply enjoy armchair travel and learning something new about the world.
Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World
The goal here is to minimize your environmental impact on your next adventure, make a positive contribution to local economies, and support eco-friendly businesses. A list of 10 Costa Rican ecolodges is included; Costa Rica remains one of the top ecotourism destinations. Organized geographically.
Best Places to Stay: 44 Extraordinary Hotel
Superb photography captures the essence of what makes these places special. How do you define shelter? Check out this eclectic collection of architecturally diverse hotels.
The 100 Best Affordable Vacations
Published this year by National Geographic, this book focuses on North American vacations. Find out where you can spend a night in a museum, listen to cowboy poetry, and ride historic rails.
Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations
Explore sacred landscapes, megaliths and mysteries–think Easter Island and Temple of Apollo, and ceremonies and festivals. Exquisite photographs. Add this to your list of armchair travel reads this summer.
The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich your Life
Explore volunteer opportunities and find out who to contact to learn more.
1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s List
Read the intro to learn how Schultz researched her bestseller. Check it out to help you decide where to go, or after you’ve chosen your destination to see what Schultz says you shouldn’t miss.