Books,  Travel

Book Review | 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas

Title: 100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do (National Geographic)

My Review:

Do you love to travel or dream about the possible destinations you will visit in the future? National Geographic is the gold standard in beautiful color photographs which are combined with intriguing travel information to complete this excellent travel resource. “Where to go, What to see, what to do”………can help you plan your trip to over 100 worldwide destinations.

Our family is spending two weeks in Virginia this summer which will include several day trips into the District of Columbia. I loved the summary section that gave me starting points to plan our trip to Washington D.C. including ideas to visit the Air and Space Museum, Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of Natural History. While visiting Virginia, we could visit the Shenandoah National Park which I learned is the “gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway”.

This resource guide is such a fountain of traveling knowledge including handy charts that tell you the “Best Time to Travel in Tropical Climates” and “The Right Trip for You” which is a chart that calculates an estimated cost and length of stay, quality of hotel and transport, safety etc.

The photos are absolutely stunning and I was delighted to discover that my “missing” book was actually being enjoyed by my little ones who were sitting quietly and looking at all of the pictures.

National Geographic 100 Countries 5000 Ideas is a comprehensive travel resource that can inspire and help travelers with planning their dream vacation at destinations around the world from Canada to Zimbabwe.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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