Exciting News for Bucks County ...

NAMED “TOP 20 SIGHTSEEING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD”
IN SOON-TO-BE-PUBLISHED BOOK LIFE’S DREAM DESTINATIONS

 

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

 

London

 

Riviera Maya

 

Orlando

 

Wisconsin Dells

 

The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Valley, California

 

New York City

 

The Bahamas

 

Snowmass, Aspen, Colorado

 

Memphis

 

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

 

Contact:
Michelle Greco,
Public Relations, Bucks County Conference & Visitor's Bureau
215.639.0300 x 231
Mgreco@visitbuckscounty.com