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100 things to do before you die : travel events you just can't miss
Freeman, Dave.
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Publication Information:
Dallas, TX : Taylor Publishing, 1999.
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253 pages ; 23 cm
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GT3405 .F73 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Highlights the wildest and most exciting events on the planet and looks at travel in a brand-new way.

Author Notes

Advertising executive and author Dave Freeman was born in Whittier, California on February 21, 1961. He received a bachelor's degree in urban planning from USC in 1983 and worked in the advertising industry his entire life. He and Neil Teplica created a travel website, which was online from 1996 to 2001, that showcased festivals and events. In 1999, they wrote a travel guide entitled 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Travel Events You Just Can't Miss. This travel guide included such events as the Academy Awards ceremony; the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain; the National Hollerin' Contest in North Carolina; and Australia's Nude Night Surfing contest. He died after falling and hitting his head on August 17, 2008 at the age of 47.

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Library Journal Review

"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. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.