“The book you hold
in your hands is entirely dedicated to the beauty and possibilities of the perfect
weekend – 1,000 of them to be exact.”
What is your
perfect weekend? Where do you get ideas
on where to travel?
Weekends is giving me lots of new ideas of places to travel. It’s a beautiful, large book (smallish coffee
table book) that is a perfect conversation piece when you have people
over. Stunning pictures show great
vacation spots around the world. If you
don’t have the means to travel worldwide, you can dream of it by exploring this
book. You can also find locations closer
to home by exploring the helpful and detailed index. The chapters are broken out into various
interesting places to explore from beach escapes to camping spots, from family
friendly vacations to food & wine, from historical explorations to wildlife
adventures. Each chapter highlights
interesting vacation ideas and includes the nearest airport hub to each
location. It also includes a top ten
lists for interesting items like beaches, golf courses, most-stop antiquing
spots, music towns, television locations, food markets, places for romance,
This is a very fun
book to read, peruse, and just to flip through and talk about. It also gave me some life goals with a list
of the top ten bookstores in the world.
Number one is Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France. I also loved the top ten national parks. I have only been to one, the Grand Canyon,
but I would love to see the rest around the world including the Krka National
Park in Croatia. I have heard my friend
Barb talk about the beauty of Croatia for years and its very well represented in
I also had to see
how Wisconsin was represented. Wisconsin
has five locations in this book from the Great Wolf Lodge at the Dells to the
Lumberjack World Championships. I was kind
of confused that Racine was picked as one of the top beaches. Living on Lake
Michigan in beautiful Kewaunee right by beautiful Door County, I felt left
out. I always think of Racine as an
industrial city I drive through, but now maybe I need to check out their beach
. . . my birth state of Michigan had six locations including the beautiful Tahquamenon
Falls, Isle Royale, and Sleeping Bear Dunes.
We are finally
going on our delayed 2020 vacation to Washington DC next summer. Looking at the top ten Battlefields, number
two is Yorktown in Virginia. We thought
about this and extended our trip to stop by to visit. I’ve never been there before, and the kids
I have been
enjoying this book for myself, but with Christmas just around the corner, this would
make a great gift for anyone who likes to travel or likes to dream about
Overall, 1000 Perfect
Weekends is a perfect book to explore great destinations around the world from
the comfort of your own home.
Book Source: Review Copy from Hachette as part of the TLC Book Tour. Thank-you!
About 1000 Perfect Weekends
National Geographic (October 19, 2021)
• Hardcover: 720 pages
Packed with innovative ideas and inspiring photographs, this gift-worthy treasury features 1,000 dream escapes from sunny beach retreats to lush mountain idylls, exotic city sojourns, and wild adventures around the world.
Whether you're looking for a way to unplug from the busy work week, take the family on a quick getaway, or add to a vacation itinerary, this practical and inspiring book provides the perfect way to plan your next escape. Spend two days sailing off the coast of the Bahamas. Indulge in a foodie tour of Mexico City's markets. Camp with wild horses on Assateague Island. Take a drive through Italy's "Chocolate Valley." Skate the world's largest ice rink at Ottawa's winter festival. Whatever your pleasure, 1,000 Perfect Weekends has a unique itinerary built to excite you and your travel companions, illustrated with dramatic National Geographic photographs. Divided by theme and interest--including nature parks, city escapes, country weekends, mountain retreats, and more--this fun-packed guide offers an adventure you can experience in 36 to 72 hours. Highlighting the best short escapes from hubs across the globe, these trips cover more than 40 countries around the world. You'll also find 50 snackable top-10 lists--from the best places to go antiquing to the most relaxing spas to the top museums in the world--to add to your bucket list, along with first-person accounts from travelers who have scouted out each location.
I'm going to NYC/DC over spring break with my oldest and I'm looking forward to that! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book ToursReplyDelete
I want to do more trips with my kids. I can't imagine how they were able to narrow some of these trips down!ReplyDelete
Hi, I'm on the TLC book tour also (https://manoflabook.com/wp/book-review-1000-perfect-weekends/), and live on the east coast, and travel often as a family as well.ReplyDelete
Yorktown is about 3.5 hours away from DC, just for planning purposes, make sure the visit Jamestown (about 40 minutes away), great museum, Native American village, a fort (with soldiers, firearm demos, etc), and three tall ships reproductions you can go on. I would also recommend visiting George Washington Mt. Vernon - it's our favorite Presidential home and there's ton of stuff for the kids to do there (plan at least 4-6 hours). If you have boys, I'd plan at least 4 hours in the Air & Space Museum.