By Ellen Creager

Detroit Free Press

How many fantastic destinations are still waiting for you to discover them? So many you probably haven’t even heard of them all.

For the travelers on your Christmas list, make it easy for them to navigate the world with these new travel books:

• “1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die,” updated 3rd edition, by Patricia Schultz (Workman, $24.95): The “1,000 Places” bucket list trend began in 2003 when Schultz published the original “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” guide, describing don’t-miss spots around the world. Now comes the 3rd edition of the North America volume, which is probably more useful to the traveler in your life than the original.

• “Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017” (Lonely Planet, $14.99): What’s hip, what’s novel, what’s “unmissable” in travel today? The theme of this slender volume is pointing experienced travelers in the right direction for their trendy travel planning for next year.

• “Wild Beautiful Places: Picture Perfect Journeys Around the Globe,” edited by George Stone (National Geographic Books, $40): This gorgeous gift book highlights 50 world destinations beloved by photographers. You’ll be inspired. You’ll also be getting out a map to figure out exactly where some remote places actually are — and trying to figure out how to get there.