100 Counties, 5000 Ideas by National Geographic (TLC Book Tours)
If you could
travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel?
I have never left
North America!Mexico and Canada are the
only other countries that I have visited.I would really like to travel to more locations that I have read about
around the world.A book like 100
Counties, 5000 Ideas gives me a lot of great ideas on where to travel, and to
enjoy thinking about traveling from the comfort of my home.I have a lot of places I would like to visit
on my bucket list.
100 Counties, 5000
Ideas is a large soft covered book.It starts
with a map of the world with countries labeled and then goes through countries
alphabetically from A to Z.Countries
are from six of the seven continents, only Antarctica excluded.Each country has beautiful pictures to show what
you can see in that country and a description of highlights in the country that
may include landscapes, cities, cultural heritage, cruises, monuments, nature
and wildlife, festivals and traditions depending on the country. Each country has
a sidebar list of “What to see and Do,” “When to go” to different parts of the
country through the year, “Travel Advice” including pros, cons, and
safety.There is also a “Traveler’s
notebook” which includes the main contacts, travel documents for US citizens,
time zone, language & currency, population, capital, religion,
celebrations, and shopping.
I thought it was
interesting to read about countries I’m already familiar with, but also to
learn more about countries I’m not as familiar about.We have a large, diverse, and beautiful world
to explore.A few items on my bucket
list are:seeing the Machu Picchu in Peru,
visiting the islands of Portugal, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, or visiting
Angkor Wat in Cambodia.What are some
places you’d like to visit on your bucket list?
I had fun also
seeing how the United States was represented.My current state, Wisconsin, was not represented, but my birth state of
Michigan was.It did a good job
highlighting the various areas of the United States from Washington DC to
Yellowstone National Park.
Countries, 5000 Ideas is a great book to plan travel or to learn about all of
the countries around the world.
Book Source:A Review Copy from Hachette Book Group as
part of the TLC Book Tour.Thank-you! I
received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review
are completely my own.