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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087833243X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878332434
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This life is a short journey," Freeman and Teplica observe in this unusual travel guide. "How can you make sure you fill it with the most fun and that you visit all the coolest places on earth before you pack those bags for the very last time?" Then these authors--both new media travel entrepreneurs--give suggestions for how to do so, in a modest listing of 100 of the world's wondrous events. Ranging from the participatory to the sedate, their list includes the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska; the Pageant of the Masters in Southern California; Mardi Gras in New Orleans; the World Cow Chip Throwing Championship in Beaver, Oklahoma; Carnival in Brazil; Bastille Day and the Cannes Film Festival in France; Oktoberfest in Germany; the Running of the Bulls in Spain; Yom Kippur at Israel's Western Wall; the Pushkar Camel Fair in India; the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan; and Australia's Nude Night Surfing Contest. For each event they provide detailed explanations and specifics on how to get there, where to stay, what to eat, and how to find out more on the web. Recommended for large public libraries and libraries with extensive travel collections.
-Thomas K. Fry, Univ. of Denver Lib.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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100 Things to Do Before You Die recommends a lievly mix of standard and off-the-wall enticements. (Harry Shattuck The Houston Chronicle)

'This life is a short journey,' Freeman and Teplica observe in this unusual travel guide...Then these authors—both new media travel entrepreneurs—give suggestions for how to do so, in a modest listing of 100 of the world's wondrous events. (Library Journal)

Title of the year goes to 100 Things to Do Before You Die. (Grand Rapids Press)

...a detailed list of the most outrageous, moving, and disgusting events our lovely little planet has to offer. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

...a fascinating and funny collection. (Modern Bride)

...a title that's hard to ignore...the events the authors list should keep travelers busy, dodging the bulls in Pamplona, dancing at the Vienna Opera Ball, watching a race for boats made of beer cans or holding their ears at the National Hollerin' Contest in North Carolina. (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

This book offers the how, when, and where of 100 happenings, gatherings, festivals and events around the globe not to be missed. (Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)

...their book reflects [their] addiction to adventure and adrenaline....fun reading. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

The clever tome includes everything from the Paris Air Show to the Pushkar Camel Fair. (Chicago Sun-Times)

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86 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 10, 2001
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Everyone I know who has seen it says the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajastan is an event not to miss. Author David Freeman includes that event and the Iditarod Sled Race, the World Cow Chip Throwing Championship in Beaver, Oklahoma, and the Carnival in Rio and New Orleans. He picked some of my dream events, and probably some of yours,too.
Of course, some of these events might considerably shorten the time between seeing them and expiring, as in the title; we were in Pamploma the week before the running of the bulls; those walls are NARROW, those cobblestones look mighty hard. Take part in a stampede ahead of irritated bovines? You do get to wear a snazzy white outfit with a red sash. They assure me that only a few people get gored every year (mostly the danger is from being trampled by the other enthusiastic participants.) We passed.
If you decide,however, that you absolutely MUST, once in your life, be chased by bulls and a few thousand of your closest friends, the book provides details on how to get there, restaurants and lodging, and website URL's. This is a very funny book, so even if you are an armchair adventurer, you'll have a blast.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By K. A. Stevenson VINE VOICE on April 27, 2004
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"100 Things to do Before You Die: Travel Events You Just Can't Miss" by Dave Freeman and Neil Teplica is a travel book for those who like adventure, "living on the edge," and somewhat of an avante garde approach to life. It is NOT for the "faint of heart" or most senior citizens (although it depends on the seniors).
100 Things provides information on such festivals and events as: Academy Awards Ceremony (which is REALLY difficult to get into); World Campionship Punkin' Chunkin' , North American Rainbow Gathering, Mardi Gras, Custer's Last Stand Reenactment, Testicle Festival, Roswell UFO Encounter, etc. As you can tell these events CAN be pretty bizarre (but never dull).
The book's events are divided by both country and, in the back, by month, which is helpful.
Unfortunately, the book only lists their own "whatsgoingon.com" website as internet info on the events. This would have been great, but it hasn't been in service lately. This glitch may be temporary, or the website may no longer cease to exist - but I would make sure that the website was up and running before I purchased the book.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By LAO on May 16, 2000
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Love this book! Very interesting and funny...and it makes me realize how much there is to see and do that isn't for the traditional tourist or found in the traditional guidebook. I recommend this to anyone who's a fan of the unique and off-beat. I've also become addicted to their website, whatsgoingon.com, for a daily dose of this stuff.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Leah Russell on January 18, 2000
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Wow, what a wonderfully unique way to explore the globe. This is perhaps one of the most unusual travel books ever. The book is informative and humorous. Use it as a guide or just read it for entertainment. Freeman and Teplica have scoured the planet to uncover destinations, cultures and happenings that you never knew existed. Fodor's and Lonely Planet can take a hike - - Freeman and Teplica are my heros! Best of all, this book is great for everyone. I've given it to my college-age niece and to my 70-year old mother. They both love it. The only drawback - - you may feel the need to quit your job so you really can do all 100 things. Before you die.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By "jetset123" on November 20, 2000
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This book is perfect for the adventurous travellers who think they've been there, done that. Hardly! The range of events and locations in this book will inspire just about anyone. The authors provide a really great amount of detail and give you the info you really need to know -- particularly about some dicey locations and how to stay safe while exploring them. It's also a great book for the armchair traveller. Even if you never get to any of the places -- like the Cooper's Hill Cheese Race in England -- you'll feel like you have after reading this book.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Richard Kurtz on January 14, 2000
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I think my title pretty much sums up my view of this book -- it presents, in a very user-friendly format, an irreverent trip around the globe by people who obviously know how to travel and apparently have a great deal of fun doing it....the way they describe some of the places and events makes you just want to drop your mouse, shut off your PC and go out and explore the craziness that is out there that they describe in such a humorous fashion. Dave and Neil, I feel like I know them & have traveled with them after reading their book, can have me as a travel companion anytime they wish.Order it now and you'll appreciate what I'm saying about this delightful book.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By C.S. on April 6, 2001
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I rarely leave the house. But when I do, I want wherever I go to be meaningful in some way. "100 Things" is great for planning a trip with talk value. I actually went to the "Custer's Last Stand Reenactment" last summer because of this book. Afterwards, I went to Yellowstone and did some normal sightseeing, (one more good thing about the book. Whatever they've covered, there is a bunch of other stuff you can do there too.) It's very cool that Dave Freeman and Neil Teplica have taken an adventurous view of life, and given housebound people like me some ideas on how to get out.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Carr on February 21, 2000
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This is the most FUN and upbeat book! Rare because it's INTERESTING on EVERY page! A great gift item to have on hand!Perfect for your rich and well travelled friends for whom it is impossible to buy something under $20. I love this book. . . and these guys are really clever and creative. What's next?
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