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    There is something inherently special about islands. The conventional image of a sandy palm tree–studded atoll is but one of countless interpretations, and I for one am as drawn to temperate destinations (the San Juan Islands of Washington, Scotland’s Hebrides) as I am to tropical (the Galápagos, the Maldives, French Polynesia), and as much to the larger masses (Corsica in France or Canada’s Newfoundland) as those you can walk around in a few alone-with-your-thoughts hours.

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    A too-brief stopover decades ago in Taiwan aka the ROC (Republic of China) left me with a lasting impression of friendliness and world-renowned food—and zero about the mountainous hinterland beyond the capital city of Taipei. I returned recently to find the streets lined with noodle shops and traditional teahouses cheek by jowl with Starbucks, 7-Elevens, shiny shopping mails, big-name hotels and the city's punctuation point, the sky scraping Taipei 101.

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    Many travelers feel that flying has lost its glamour. Others feel a growing need for Slow Travel or simply the need to stick closer to terra firma and a chance to enjoy the landscape that slips by when traveling by train. Here are just a handful of great rail adventures around the world that you may not know belong on your Bucket List.

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    What do I suggest you put on your see-it-sooner-rather-than-later Bucket List? Viewing the magnificent King of the Arctic in its natural environment is on my Short List, and I invite you to come along in October 2014 when I host a trip to the Canadian Arctic to experience the world’s largest concentration of polar bears up close and personal.

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    Patricia Schultz interviewed a fellow author with a focus on just one place: Paris. Patricia Wells has been living in France for more than 30 years, and knows a thing or two about where to get the best food.

    Read about the best places in Paris to eat, and enter for a chance to win a trip for 2!

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    1000 Places to See Before You Die ® and Expedia® Rewards partnered to bring 3 lucky winners the TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

    Find out who won, and get a chance to enter another sweepstakes!

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  • Five Trips


    It's never too early to plan next year's vacation - Patricia will be hosting five great trips to very different locations in 2014 and 2015. Cruises, Trains, the Silk Road and Polar Bears, oh my! Learn more about why Patricia loves these places, and how you can join Patricia in the Baltics, exploring romantic Andalusia by rail, getting up close with the King of the Arctic or sailing the Danube.

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  • Ten Great Tips

    10 Great Trips From the Last 10 Years

    With the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die celebrating its 10-year anniversary this fall, I’ve taken the opportunity to strike out for places both familiar and new.

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    Mongolia is called the “Land of Eternal Blue Sky,” an unspoiled and undisturbed countryside of rolling steppes and fenceless grasslands. It is perhaps best known as the home of Genghis Khan and the nucleus of his powerful empire, which stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the heart of Europe.

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  • Summer Destinations

    Five of Patricia’s Favorite U.S. Destinations for Summertime Travel

    Despite their proximity to Seattle, the forested, rock-faced San Juan Islands enjoy significantly better weather than the city and retain a decidedly bucolic allure: This is where Seattleites come to decaffeinate.

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  • Japan

    A Long Overdue Return to Japan

    Following the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, I knew it was time for a return to the island nation of Japan, and I’m happy to report that those dark moments already seem like part of the distant past of a country I have always held to be one of the earth’s most fascinating.

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  • Travels

    Travels with Patricia

    Share with Patricia the excitement of stepping foot on the 7th continent during this extended exploration of Antarctica's wildlife and otherworldly beauty...this trip and three others allow you the chance to travel the world with Patricia in 2013.

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  • Five Places

    Five of Patricia's Favorite Spring Destinations

    1. Charleston, South Carolina
    2. Holland's Annual Tulipmania
    3. Galapágos, Ecuador
    4. Bermuda
    5. Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

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    Travel to Antarctica with Patricia

    Patricia is hosting a trip to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions!

    Book before March 31, 2013 for the November 14, 2013 trip and save up to 20% off per person: use promo code MK46 at check-out.

    To book call: 1 (888) 892 0334 or +1-802-735-1536 (outside North America) or email

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    Patricia's Five Favorite Places to Spend The Holidays

    1. Vienna, Austria
    2. New York City, NY
    3. Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
    4. St. Petersburg, Russia
    5. Anguilla

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    Recent Travels with Patricia

    Captain Cook first sighted it more than 200 years ago. James Michener saw it as a young WWII soldier and called it "the South Pacific at its unforgettable best" and "the most beautiful island in the world." I beheld Bora Bora for the first time only a few weeks ago, and I concur....

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    Patricia Schultz Anticipates Her Tour Around the World

    On board the maiden voyage of TCS & Starquest's Four Seasons Around the World private jet trip is the New York Times best-selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Patricia Schultz, who will be one of the journey's guest lecturers. Here she gives us a sneak peek at some of the voyage's anticipated highlights and describes a few of her most beloved destinations.

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  • Trip for Two

    Enter to Win a Trip for Two

    Enter for a chance to win a trip for two to one of the life-changing destinations featured in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the world’s best-selling travel book.

    Relax in style in the British Virgin Islands. Tour exotic Korea, Spain or Nicaragua. Go on an exciting, wildlife safari in South Africa! One lucky winner will choose from one of five destinations!

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  • Trafalgar Sweepstakes News

    See Spain from the Inside

    Win a Nine-Day Trafalgar Trip for Two to Madrid, Sevilla & Barcelona. Enjoy a spectacular, fully guided trip through the sun-drenched splendors of Spain.

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  • NY Times

    Above Africa and Alaska, Awe Replaces Anxiety

    In her New York Times “Frequent Flier” guest column, Patricia Schultz confesses to being a nervous flier, shares her favorite travel tune, and describes one of her most humbling travel experiences.

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  • News

    The Story Behind the Title, and More

    An in-depth interview with Patricia Schultz, where she shares the origins of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die; the story behind the title; what’s new in the second edition; and what she hopes to accomplish with the new book.


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    Patricia on CNN

    For a sneak peek of what's new in the latest edition of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Carol Costello and Alina Cho talk with author Patricia Schultz on CNN. Patricia details places so varied as Dubrovnik in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, and Charleston, South Carolina in the United States.

    Patricia Schultz on CNN