See the world, one day at a time. Adapted from the roaring #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die celebrates the discovery and exuberance of travel with hundreds of thrilling destinations in full color. Tour the lush canopy of the Costa Rican rain forest. Trek to the terraced rice paddies of Yunnan, China. Closer to home, explore the ancient pueblos of Mesa Verde, Colorado. Plus Arctic adventures, island paradises, majestic medieval castles, otherworldly caves and caverns, travelers' lists—most gorgeous coral reefs, best North American Shakespeare festivals—Traveler in the Know tips, and quotes: "A traveler without observation is a bird without wings" (Saadi).