1,000 Places to Visit
On the off chance that your travel junkie can't decide where to go next, Patricia Shultz's 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is the go-to book. Unlike most traditional guide books, this #1 New York Times bestseller makes for great casual reading, as each entry includes a mini-history lesson about the site as well as the practical, need-to-know information.
Sites include the basics (the Grand Canyon, New York City), the unexpected (Count Dracula's Castle, Santa's Village in Finland), and the breath-taking (Namibia's Skeleton Coast, Jaljale Himal in Nepal).
(1,000 Places to See Before You Die, $12)