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The world is your oyster! There are so many places to see, and it seems sometimes, so little time to do so. Of course time is relative, and you can have all you want if you pay close attention to all the little details that this Universe presents and enjoy every moment to the fullest. Traveling is such a wonderful way to spend your time. Getting out of the house and seeing what is all around you can be inspiring, uplifting, exciting and most of all fun. I think about people who travel for a living or travel a great deal as part of making their living, and I wonder if they enjoy themselves and are grateful for the opportunity.
I certainly hope so. I have traveled quite a bit in my life, and have seen many things and met many interesting people. I always try to make an extra effort in ingratiate myself with the locals in any area I come upon. I also try to participate and be of some service wherever I go. Talk is cheap. Action speaks louder than words. There are always opportunities, great and small, to be had when traveling abroad to do the right thing. It is just a matter of looking around and seeing what is needed, and then applying yourself as you can to help.
Todayâ€™s book jumped off the bookshelf the other day, and opened my eyes to the wonders of the world more deeply. â€śDream â€“ Destinations of the Worldâ€ť is an amazing photographic and text journey through many fascinating area of the world. It is published by Monaco Books and subsidiary of Verlag Wolfgang Kunth GmbH & Co.KG out of Munich, Germany. It is a veritable tome of over 500 pages showing and describing hundreds of potential travel destinations. My friend and I were considering this book, and how it would be a lifetime adventure to try to make it to all of the places listed on the pages. Life is an adventure, and this is an awesome guide.
â€śDream â€“ Destinations of the Worldâ€ť is divided into continents and further into countries to help one navigate around. Each country is given at least one dreamy destination, and of course some countries are given far more. Australia and Mexico for instance have over a dozen potential places to visit in this book. Belize and Venezuela receive only one entry each. Of course that does not mean there is only one thing to see in either of these countries, it is just the way the authors chose to construct this particular guide. If one were to get to Venezuela I am sure they would find much more to see and do there. It would be impossible to create anything comprehensive, since the inherent nature of change that exists in our Universe would make certain places and thing defunct by the time the book hit the presses, and other new things would have surfaced in that same time. I will say that this guide is one of the nicest collections I have ever seen, and a worthwhile effort was certainly made here.
The fact that humans have become so mobile with our planes, trains and automobiles allows us a great latitude and longitude of freedom that was not afforded to people even fifty years ago. The advent of mass communication through the internet is also extraordinarily beneficial for the traveling road warrior in this age. The authors discuss and present this book in this way, â€śMore than anything this book is an invitation to get more familiar with the world and its magnificent natural and cultural treasuresâ€¦its pages present a selection of destinationsâ€¦and the result is a world tour to the most important, impressive and attractive places on earth.â€ť I did notice a distinct lack of any photographs and historical description of The Towers and Sea Wall or the Point Judith Lighthouse, but some interesting northeast United States choices were included.
If you have a hankering to travel, the means to do it, and can find some time in your schedule this book would be a worthy addition to your travel collection. If none of those criteria are currently in your personal picture, then this guide would be just the thing to help you get motivated to burrow away a little travel funding in hopes of a journey in the future. Of course this book is a very educational and beautifully presented work about the many of the wonders of the world we live in, and that alone is reason to consider it. Hop on a bus or grab your scooter and head down to the local bookstore, or jump online and grab a copy of â€śDream â€“ Destinations of the Worldâ€ť and get your dreams started on their road to reality!
Enjoy and read on!
Kerry Wholey is a freelance writer in Narragansett.