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In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson

Language

English

Pages

436

Publication Date

September 01, 2000

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<b>Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. This time in Australia.</b><br /><br />His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller <i>A Walk in the Woods</i>. <i>In A Sunburned Country</i> is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.<br /><br />Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book. <br /><br />Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.
Two Old Fools Down Under
by Victoria Twead

Language

English

Pages

351

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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*New York Times bestselling author* <br />When Vicky and Joe wave goodbye to their beloved Spanish village, they face their future in Australia with some trepidation. Now they must build a new life amongst strangers, snakes, and spiders the size of saucers. Accompanied by their enthusiastic new puppy, Lola, adventures abound, both heartwarming and terrifying.<br />Will the Two Old Fools embrace the Aussie way of life or is it time to stop gallivanting around the globe and return to Britain?
The Dresden Files Collection 1-6 (The Dresden Files Box-Set Book ...
by Jim Butcher

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 28, 2010

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<b>The first six novels featuring Harry Dresden—Chicago’s only professional wizard—are a perfect introduction to the # 1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series that <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> describes as “<i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> starring Philip Marlowe.”</b><br />  <br /><i>STORM FRONT</i><br /><i>FOOL MOON</i><br /><i>GRAVE PERIL</i><br /><i>SUMMER KNIGHT</i><br /><i>DEATH MASKS</i><br /><i>BLOOD RITES</i>
A Thousand Miles from Anywhere Important
by Adrian Osborne

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

August 26, 2014

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A Thousand Miles from Anywhere Important is an adventure / travel novel set in the mid-nineties. Join Adrian Osborne as he discovers the world and himself while grappling with the lessons of life as an international traveller. The fast paced dialogue has us running across Europe shouting, “New town, new country!” as our protagonist explores the themes of fairness, inner strength and the impending certainty of death only to realise there are a limited number of events in our life that really challenge us and define who we become.
Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greate...
by Jeff Gordinier

Language

English

Pages

222

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with René Redzepi, the renowned chef of Noma, in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>“<b>If you want to understand modern restaurant culture, you need to read this book</b>.”—Ruth Reichl, author of <i>Save Me the Plums</i></b><br /> <br /><i>Hungry</i> is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef René Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new places, flavors, and recipes.<br /> <br />This is the story of the subsequent four years of globe-trotting culinary adventure, with Gordinier joining Redzepi as his Sancho Panza. In the jungle of the Yucatán peninsula, Redzepi and his comrades go off-road in search of the perfect taco. In Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and sandpaper figs in suburban parks and on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world’s finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi’s merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio Sánchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera.<br /><i> </i><br /><i>Hungry</i> is a memoir, a travelogue, a portrait of a chef, and a chronicle of the moment when daredevil cooking became the most exciting and groundbreaking form of artistry.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Hungry</b></i><br /><br />“In <i>Hungry,</i> Gordinier invokes such playful and lush prose that the scents of mole, chiles and even lingonberry juice waft off the page.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /><br />“This wonderful book is really about the adventures of <i>two</i> men: a great chef and a great journalist. <i>Hungry</i> is a feast for the senses, filled with complex passion and joy, bursting with life. Not only did Jeff Gordinier make me want to jump on the next flight (to Mexico, Copenhagen, Sydney) in search of the perfect meal, but he also reminded me to stop and savor the ride.”<b>—Dani Shapiro, author of <i>Inheritance</i></b>
Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by , Sofia Levin

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet's <i>New Zealand </i></b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet's <i>New Zealand</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <li><b>Highlights </b><b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <li><b>Essential info </b><b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellington & Around, Marlborough & Nelson, the West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland & Southland</li> </ul> <p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet's <i>New Zealand </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</p> <p>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet's <i>New Zealand's North Island </i></b>or <b><i>New Zealand's South Island </i></b>for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.</p> <p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><i>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times</i></p> <p><i>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p><p><b>eBook Features: </b>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </p><ul> <li><b>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</b> prevent roaming and data charges </li><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Caravan Parks Australia Wide 5: Australia's favourite, most compl...
by , Heatley Gilmore

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English

Pages

Publication Date

November 18, 2018

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RV Travellers - choosing where to stay is easy with Caravan Parks Australia Wide 5. Australia's favourite, most complete and easy to use Caravan Park guide.<br /><br />Over 20 years of research and knowledge has been transferred into our easy to use guides, in a simple format that makes it easier for you choose where to stay. We have also listened to feedback from our readers, and improved the layout in our latest edition (making sure font sizes stayed the same) so the book is lighter and easier to travel with.<br /><br />In Caravan Parks 5, we have over 2,240 caravan park listings, 876 public dump points, 1830 pet friendly caravan parks with the very latest Hema maps. You can see facilities of each at a glance - with coloured symbols that tell you everything from where you can bring your pet (do call the park before you arrive), to boat ramps and big rigs!<br /><br />As the third owner of Parks, our first RV trip around Australia with our four children was life changing. We are passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to experience the freedom of life on the road – and we know our guides will help you make memories that are priceless.<br /><br />When we see our books, they are circled and scrawled on, with tips from other travellers swapped over firesides and camp kitchens. Make sure you use it to plan your travels, not just navigate your way around each state.<br /><br />We look forward to many more hours on the road, chatting at happy hours, verifying parks and camps so you can experience the best of travel in Australia.<br /><br />As the most comprehensive Caravan and Tourist park guide in Australia, Caravan Parks Australia Wide 5th edition is a must have travelling companion. Finding a park that meets your needs has never been easier.<br /><br />EASIER FOR YOU TO CHOOSE WHERE TO STAY<br />Produced by the authors of Camps Australia Wide, on our travels, we recognised a need for a comprehensive and easy to use caravan park guide in a simple format. You can compare facilities and price ranges at a glance, make your decisions easy!<br />100% VERIFIED <br />Every site is verified, includes HEMA maps and public dump points, identifies places that are pet friendly, or have cabins if required, and there is a free update service on the website.<br />OVER 2240 TOURIST PARKS AND CARAVAN PARKS<br />If you only stay in caravan parks, this is the only book you will need - as it includes all states and all caravan park affiliations. If you also free camp, or stop in station stays and show grounds, national parks and reserves, use it in conjunction with your Camps Australia Wide book, which only lists  caravan parks that are low cost or where other camping locations are limited.<br />EVERYTHING AN RV TRAVELLER NEEDS<br />We aim to list all the caravan parks and tourist parks in Australia. Each state has HEMA maps included - with numbered caravan symbols to show park's locations. Plus we have a  free update service on our website. It makes it easy to check the route you are travelling, and plan trips.<br />TAKE YOUR PET ON THE ROAD<br />Every park has a symbol that tells you straight away if your pooch or pet will be welcome. We strongly recommend that you contact the park of your choice prior to arrival as the allowance of pets is often conditional. This can be seasonal, animal size or a change in park policy.<br />INCLUDES PUBLIC DUMP POINTS <br />To make it easier to dispose of your "black water" waste, we provide a public dump point list, and placed a symbol on the map indicating location. The list has addresses & GPS co-ordinates, as well as symbols to show suitability for cassettes, holding tanks (whether a fee is applicable) together with access for big rigs. Dump points within caravan parks are included in the facilities list for the site.<br />FREEDOM TO DISCOVER AUSTRALIA<br />If you like the idea of not knowing where you are going to sleep that night – then this is perfect for you – and if you like to plan ahead? The guide has everything you’ll need, encompassing caravan and tourist parks across the whole of Australia.
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
by Tony Horwitz

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

August 01, 2003

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<p><b>In an exhilarating tale of historic adventure, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>Confederates in the Attic</i> retraces the voyages of Captain James Cook, the Yorkshire farm boy who drew the map of the modern world</b></p><p> Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the 18th century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the Artic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. When Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, a third of the globe remained blank. By the time he died in Hawaii in 1779, the map of the world was substantially complete. </p><p>Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cook's voyages and the exotic scenes the captain encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, cannibal feasts, human sacrifice. He also relives Cook's adventures by following in the captain's wake to places such as Tahiti, Savage Island, and the Great Barrier Reef to discover Cook's embattled legacy in the present day. Signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cook's vessel, Horwitz experiences the thrill and terror of sailing a tall ship. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farmboy who broke through the barriers of his class and time to become the greatest navigator in British history.</p><p>By turns harrowing and hilarious, insightful and entertaining, BLUE LATITUDES brings to life a man whose voyages helped create the 'global village' we know today.</p>
Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents
by Jim Malusa

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 01, 2010

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<b>“Delightful debut travelogue by botanist Malusa, who cycled to the lowest point on each of six continents.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br />  <br /> With plenty of sunscreen and a cold beer swaddled in his sleeping bag, writer and botanist Jim Malusa bicycled alone to the lowest point on each of six continents, a six-year series of “anti-expeditions” to “anti-summits.” His journeys took him to Lake Eyre in the arid heart of Australia, along Moses’ route to the Dead Sea, and from Moscow to the Caspian Sea. He pedaled across the Andes to Patagonia, around tiny Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, and from Tucson to Death Valley.<br />  <br /> With a scientist’s eye, Malusa vividly observes local landscapes and creatures. As a lone man, he is overfed by grandmothers, courted by ladies of the night in Volgograd, invited into a mosque by Africa’s most feared tribe, chased by sandstorms and hurricanes—yet Malusa keeps riding. His reward: the deep silence of the world’s great depressions.<br />  <br /> A large-hearted narrative of what happens when a friendly, perceptive American puts himself at the mercy of strange landscapes and their denizens, <i>Into Thick Air </i>presents one of the most talented new voices in contemporary travel writing.<br />  <br /> “I’ve followed all of Jim’s amazing and hilarious journeys, and I am happy to claim him as one of my favorite writers.” —Barbara Kingsolver, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author<br />  <br /> “His descriptions of desert landscapes can be extraordinary . . . You can almost feel the dry gusts turning Malusa’s lips into cracked leather.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>
Fodor's Essential New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b>Ready to experience New Zealand? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential New Zealand travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of New Zealand, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to explore Auckland, bungee-jump in Queenstown, or visit The Lord of the Rings sights in Middle-earth, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. </b> <p>This new edition has been <b>FULLY-REDESIGNED</b> with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! </p><p><i>Fodor’s Essential New Zealand includes:</i> </p><ul><b>●AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE</b> that visually captures the top highlights of New Zealand.</ul><ul><b>●SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES</b> throughout, including special features on tramping in New Zealand's many national parks, wine tours, and Maori art.</ul><ul><b>●INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS</b> that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.</ul><ul><b>●MULTIPLE ITINERARIES</b> for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time. </ul><ul><b>●DETAILED MAPS </b> to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. </ul><ul><b>●EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS</b> with options for every taste.</ul><ul><b>●TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS </b>including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events.</ul><ul><b>●LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE</b> on where to find under-the-radar gems.</ul><ul><b>●HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS</b> that add perspective and enrich your travels. </ul><ul><b>●COVERS:</b> Auckland, Wellington, Bay of Islands, Queenstown, Abel Tasman National Park, Christchurch, Hawke's Bay, Milford Sound, Rotorua, Waitomo, and more.<p><b>ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS:</b> Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.</p><p>Planning on visiting other countries in the South Pacific? Check out <i>Fodor’s Essential Australia. </i></p></ul>

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