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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: DK Travel (September 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756630738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756630737
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 9.9 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thirty destinations are presented for each month, with 11 covered in depth. Tuscany, Italy, is recommended for October, when the grape and olive harvests take place, and when porcini mushrooms, prized truffles and other specialties appear on regional menus. The listing includes a six-day itinerary on the "Chianti Trail," from Florence to Siena. --USAToday.com

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Love to travel and a book of many pictures of the places I have been.
Tommy of Richmond
It's arranged by month and is less about which hotel to book than about interesting things to do when you reach your destination.
Divascribe
Photography and printing quality is also great, so I would consider it as a great photo book too!
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Two years ago, the producers of the PBS series, Globe Trekker, released a tie-in book similar in approach to this one called Globe Trekker's World: What's On in the World...and When. Travel writer Joseph Rosendo takes the same approach of presenting a global calendar of must-see sights, events and unique festivals. Granted the paperback Globe Trekker calendar guidebook is half the price, but this has the advantage of the glossy, luxuriant look of the DK Eyewitness Guides adapted into a coffee-table book format full of their superb color photography. As the consulting editor, Rosendo has designed the book specifically to overload the reader's visual senses with exotic images that whet an appetite for further investigation.

Whereas "Globe Trekker" is targeted more to the backpack adventurer, this book encompasses a broader spectrum of experiences, for example, what to do for five days in March during the Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain, or four days in July during the Calgary Stampede, or ten days sailing in Kerala, India, in December. Not only are there renowned festivals around the world to attend but also more personalized experiences recommended that range from luxuriant trips of romantic fantasy to affordable family getaways. The presentation is smart simply because Rosendo lets the seasons dictate the order of the highlights rather than the geography itself. Each month opens with a two-page spread of thirty key activities occurring at that time around the world of which a dozen are highlighted with greater detail.
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By M. Larsen on October 20, 2007
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Most travel guides tell you what to see, but not when. Knowing the important cultural events of a country or region makes a trip memorable. Equally significant to me as a photographer are the weather and seasonal conditions. Rainy seasons, extreme heat, days of overcast need to be considered when I travel. I especially like to know when flowers are blooming. The notes in the margin make a quick study of learning the basic facts regarding getting there, getting around, accommodations, eating, and prices for two people. The excellent photographs are well-chosen. Just when I think I don't need another travel book, this one is published. It's a beautiful and useful book and would make a great gift for someone who enjoys travel.
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74 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Steve L on December 27, 2007
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It's a very pretty book with gorgeous pictures, that's what caught my attention to begin with. But it didn't live up to its title for `where to go when'. I think it would be more useful if it's `where to go when and why'. People go places for different reasons, some for the good weather, some for the festivals and special events, and some for the budget. Disregard those considerations, the book became useless for planning a trip. Kauai for example, is listed under October, but was given no reasons why. Anyone who lived in Hawaii knows you can visit Hawaii just about all year around for its good weather. Although winter can be wet, but it offers the biggest waves for surfing. Best whale watching time is February and March. Camping and kayaking to Kalalau beach is only safe or possible in July and August (I can be sure the beautiful Kalalau valley and beach picture wasn't taken in October), in fact September and October is typhoon season. So why October? When weather is mild in most part of the world, it's obviously not suitable for family travel since schools have started, cheaper plane tickets? The book didn't say anything! I looked up places I have visited before and don't think I'd visit them for the time being recommended in the book either. 7 stars for a coffee table book, 1 star for travel planning book.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Divascribe VINE VOICE on October 25, 2007
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"Where to Go When" is a gorgeous coffee-table book with lots of photos, plus practical information on the best times of year to visit a wide variety of sites around the world. It's arranged by month and is less about which hotel to book than about interesting things to do when you reach your destination. Travelers may not know that Peru's seasons are the reverse of those in the United States or that winter is the best time to go to India or Egypt because the summers are miserably hot. After seeing the photos of Tibet, I'm ready to pack my bags! This isn't a standard travel guide, but it's worth seeing for the wonderful photos and sometimes quirky details about destinations.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Marie Antoinette VINE VOICE on January 27, 2008
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This is a must for anyone who loves to travel or even to just read about it. There are so many wonderful places to explore through this amazing book. It has a great set up as each section is divided by the month. Each month lists 30 locations, in which 11 of them are written in detail. For each of the 11 featured locations, the book has a write up, an itinerary, and dos and don'ts. Furthermore, each location also includes: Getting There, Getting Around, Weather, Accomodations, Eating Out and Price for Two. Included for each place is a website listed for additional information. Spectacular photos too! A smorgasbord of the senses!
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