Summary: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die was 7 years in the making, but really was--and continues to be--the result of and exciting and educational lifetime of research, whether the many years merrily spent on assignment for travel guides such Frommer's, Access and Berlitz, or for personal reasons and the curiosity and itchy feet that shaped my life since I first set off alone, at four, from the family beach blanket in Atlantic City. The Great Beyond has called me ever sin ...show morece, a siren's call to explore the untold magic and fascination, and fun, that the world promises at every turn. Yes, at the Grand Canyons and Taz Mahals or the world, but here are 998 more I guarantee will get you off the couch. Top Ten Romantic Destinations In no particular order! Please see the corresponding page numbers in 1,000 Places Before You Die fro more information.