Exciting News for Bucks County ...



ETA: MAY 1, 2008

(Philadelphia, PA April 15, 2008) – In the latest tome from the iconic LIFE brand Dream Destinations, Bucks County is listed as one of the top 100 vacations in the world. There are five categories in the beautifully photographed oversized hardcover book and Bucks County, PA is in the Top 20 in the Sightseeing Destinations. And, what incredible company Bucks County keeps! Some of the highlights of this category include Morocco, the Great St. Bernard Pass connecting Switzerland and Italy, The Huangshan Mountains, China, Stockholm and its Islands, Borneo’s Rainforests in China and more! (The full list is below.)

Dream Destinations transports readers around the globe to little-known gems such as the Masai Mara and iconic wonders like Montezuma. Due in bookstores May 1, there are over 100 alluring photos complemented by evocative text, whichprovides further understanding of the culture and history, cuisine and accommodations, and lifestyle and lore of each storied locale.  

Bill Haas, President of the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau (BCCVB) board of directors, is overwhelmed by the enormity of this compliment for the county he holds dear. Not only a resident, a business owner and the president of the BCCVB board, Haas said, “It is so wonderful to be recognized by such a prestigious company as LIFE, known for its magnificent photography. We just got notified that we were included in this book that selects 100 destinations in the world and we couldn’t wait to share the good news with everyone in our region. It is truly a compliment to efforts of the CVB to our marketing partners with our fabulous attractions, hotels, restaurants, retailers, wineries and many others in Bucks County.”

The compliments continue when reading what LIFE Books Editor Robert Sullivan says about this book. “Working on Dream Destinations was a dream assignment. We got to travel to the most wondrous places in the world, right in our offices and we will share that experience with LIFE's readers."

A book of distinctions—experiences, places and imagery—Dream Destinations is organized by specific types of vacations for easy navigation:

  • For Families.Destinations include London, Orlando, and Snowmass in Colorado

  • For Culture Vultures. Giverny, France; Lenox, Massachusetts; and Nanjing, China 

  • For Sightseers. The Bosporus Strait, Ireland’s Burren, and Le Marche, Italy

  • For Sporty Types. Golfing in Oregon and white-water rafting in the Sun Kosi River in Tibet

  • For History Buffs. Captain Cook’s Polynesia and Crete

  • For Romantics. Montreal, The Point in the Adirondacks, and Saint Lucia

North American sites include New York City, Montreal, Bucks County, PA, the Riviera Maya, Memphis, Napa Valley, and the Kalaupapa Peninsula. Dream Destinations publishes on May 1, 2008 and is available wherever books are sold for $29.95.

About LIFE

LIFE Books vigorously carries on the traditions of excellence in photography, in journalism, and in telling the story of our country and our world which began with LIFE magazine in 1936 by founding editor and publisher, Henry R. Luce. LIFE Books publishes six to as many as 10 hard- and soft-cover books each year, as well as new volumes of the New York Times #1 Best Seller LIFE: Picture Puzzle. LIFE Books is charged with forwarding the legacy of the great American magazine, and this is a charge it takes seriously.

About Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau (BCCVB)

The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc (BCCVB) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the BCCVB is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions. . For more information on BCCVB activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

LIFE’s Dream Destinations:


100 of the World’s Best Vacations


For Families




Riviera Maya




Wisconsin Dells


The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Valley, California


New York City


The Bahamas


Snowmass, Aspen, Colorado




Cuzco, Peru


Montana’s Dude Ranches


The Impossible Dream: Space


For Culture Vultures


The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy


The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia


The Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy


Sundance, Utah


Austin, Texas


The Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, England


Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford, England


Hemingway’s Havana, Havana, Cuba


Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia


Rajasthan, India


The Musikverein, Vienna


The Liceu, Barcelona, Spain


Gauguin’s Tahiti


Giverny, France


Lenox, Massachusetts


Montezuma, Costa Rica


The Rodin Sculpture Garden, Stanford, California


Nanjing, China


The Impossible Dream: Carnegie Hall, New York, New York


For Sightseers


The Inside Passage, Alaska


Morocco by Camel


Phuket by Elephant


The Masai Mara, Kenya


The Burren, Ireland


The Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey


Borneo’s Rainforests, China


Great St. Bernard Pass, connecting Switzerland and Italy


Bucks County, Pennsylvania


The Orient Express


Le Marche, Italy


The Huangshan Mountains, China


Lake Okeechobee, Florida


Eden, England


Nova Scotia


Stockholm and Its Islands


Snowdonia, Wales


Transylvania, Romania


Reykjavik, Iceland


The Impossible Dream: Under the Sea


For Sporty Types


Banff and Lake Louise, Banff, Canada


Golf in Oregon


The Sun Kosi


Michelle Greco,
Public Relations, Bucks County Conference & Visitor's Bureau
215.639.0300 x 231