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Fodor's Essential France (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

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English

Pages

815

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. <br /><br />Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, and dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit France that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. <i>Fodor's Essential France</i> takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect French experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's army of France-based writers.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of full-color maps<br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path<br />· Side trips from Paris including Chartres, Versailles, and Monet's Garden   <br />· Coverage of Paris Neighbourhoods, Western Ile-de-France, Eastern Ile-de-France, Loire Valley, and Grenoble<br /><br />Planning to focus on just part of France? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Paris and Provence & the French Riviera.
A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid

Language

English

Pages

98

Publication Date

April 28, 2000

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<p>A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of <i>Annie John</i></p><p><i>"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."</i></p><p>So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.</p><p>Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, <i>A Small Place</i> cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.</p>
Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide)
by , Carolyn McCarthy

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<P><I>#1 best-selling guide to Cuba*</I> </P><P><B>Lonely Planet <I>Cuba</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. Walk through Havana's cobbled streets and evoke the ghosts of mega-rich sugar barons and sabre-rattling buccaneers; stay in a private homestay where you can quickly uncover the nuances of everyday Cuban life; and hop on your bike and hit the quintessentially rural Cuba in Valle de Vinales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside Lonely Planet's</B> <B><I>Cuba </I></B><B>Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Full-color </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, outdoor activities, literature, culture <li><B>Covers</B> Havana, Artemisa, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more </LI></UL><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><B>Effortlessly navigate </B>and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip </B>between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links </B>to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B>Lonely Planet <I>Cuba</I>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled </P></UL><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 traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. 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><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
by Ann Vanderhoof

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 13, 2004

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<b>Under the Tuscan Sun</b> meets the wide-open sea . . . <b>An Embarrassment of Mangoes</b> is a delicious chronicle of leaving the type-A lifestyle behind -- and discovering the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean.<br /><br />Who hasn’t fantasized about chucking the job, saying goodbye to the rat race, and escaping to some exotic destination in search of sun, sand, and a different way of life? Canadians Ann Vanderhoof and her husband, Steve did just that.<br /><br />In the mid 1990s, they were driven, forty-something professionals who were desperate for a break from their deadline-dominated, career-defined lives. So they quit their jobs, rented out their house, moved onto a 42-foot sailboat called Receta (“recipe,” in Spanish), and set sail for the Caribbean on a two-year voyage of culinary and cultural discovery.<br /><br />In lavish detail that will have you packing your swimsuit and dashing for the airport, Vanderhoof describes the sun-drenched landscapes, enchanting characters and mouthwatering tastes that season their new lifestyle. Come along for the ride and be seduced by Caribbean rhythms as she and Steve sip rum with their island neighbors, hike lush rain forests, pull their supper out of the sea, and adapt to life on “island time.”<br /><br />Exchanging business clothes for bare feet, they drop anchor in 16 countries -- 47 individual islands -- where they explore secluded beaches and shop lively local markets. Along the way, Ann records the delectable dishes they encounter -- from cracked conch in the Bahamas to curried lobster in Grenada, from Dominican papaya salsa to classic West Indian rum punch -- and incorporates these enticing recipes into the text so that readers can participate in the adventure.<br /><br />Almost as good as making the journey itself, <b>An Embarrassment of Mangoes</b> is an intimate account that conjures all the irresistible beauty and bounty from the Bahamas to Trinidad -- and just may compel you to make a rash decision that will land you in paradise.
Fodor's Essential Hawaii (Full-color Travel Guide Book 2)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

592

Publication Date

December 25, 2018

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<b><p>Written by locals, <i>Fodor’s Essential Hawaii</i> is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to the Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Hawaii travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring some the most exciting islands in the United States.</b></p><p>Hawaii overflows with natural beauty, from its soft sand beaches to its dramatic volcanic cliffs. The islands' offerings, from urban Honolulu in Oahu to the luxe resorts of Maui to the natural wonders of Kauai and the Big Island, appeal to all tastes. There's also much to appreciate about the state's unique culture and the tradition of aloha that has welcomed millions of visitors over the years.</p><b><i><p>Fodor’s Essential Hawaii</i> includes:</b></p><ul><b>•UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE:</b> Fresh reviews of the best new hotels, restaurants, shops, and bars provide tips for staying and playing on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai.</ul><ul><b>•ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE:</b> A spectacular color photo guide highlights the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Hawaii to inspire you.</ul><ul><b>•DETAILED MAPS:</b> Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.</ul><ul><b>•GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES:</b> Rich, full-color features invite you to experience the best of Hawaii, from what to eat and drink to how to cruise among the islands. Other magazine-style features help you understand everything that Hawaii has to offer, from Kauai's iconic Napali Coast to the lava flows of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, from historic Pearl Harbor to Hawaii's unique culture, including the significance of the lei, the luau, and the hula.</ul><ul><b>•ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS:</b> Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.</ul><ul><b>•INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS:</b> Each island has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around. An island finder helps you pick a Hawaiian island that best matches your interests. Other features help you pick the best spots for your family vacation or your wedding.</ul><ul><b>•COVERS:</b> Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Wailea, Haleakala National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hana, and more.</ul><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>Plan on visiting a specific island in Hawaii? Check out <i>Fodor’s Oahu, Fodor’s Big Island of Hawaii, Fodor’s Kauai,</i> and <i>Fodor’s Maui</i>.</p>
Journey to the Ragged Islands: Sailing Solo Through The Bahamas
by Paul Trammell

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

December 14, 2018

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Come along for the ride with Paul Trammell in his solo quest for adventure in The Bahamas. In this dramatic and immersive nonfiction, firsthand account of a singlehand sailing voyage, Paul sails alone on a 30' Dufour Arpege from Jacksonville, Florida to the central and southern Bahamas. Searching for uninhabited islands, blue holes, serenity, surf, and natural beauty, the author encounters all this, as well as foul weather, sharks, a near-death experience, beautiful sunsets, enchanting islands, a hermit, friendly sailors, coral reefs, whales, eels, and an old friend. <br />The reader will feel the power of the ocean and the exhilaration of the wind in the sails, the hand on the tiller, and the spray in the face. We will travel to the bottom of the ocean in blue holes and poke our heads into caves that lead to the depths the earth. We will ride waves alone on an offshore reef. We will face beasts who are considering whether or not to eat us. We will meditate in a stone hermitage on top of the highest hill in The Bahamas. We will face our fears and reap the rewards in the currency of adventure.<br />Solo-sailing technique is occasionally discussed, and both successes and mistakes are included.<br />Descriptions and GPS coordinates of all anchorages and islands visited are included. Islands visited include Eleuthera, Cat Island, Long Island, Water Cay, Flamingo Cay (the Jumentos Cays), Raccoon Cay, Buenavista Cay, Hog Cay (the Ragged Islands), Rum Cay, Conception Island, Georgetown, Little Galliot Cay, Bitter Guana Cay, Warderick Wells, Shroud Cay, Highbourne Cay (the Exumas), Bird Cay (the Berry Islands), New Providence, and Gun Cay.<br />Step outside of your comfort zone and come along for the ride!
Fodor's Bermuda (Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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Customer Reviews
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. <br /><br />Bermuda is famous for pink-sand beaches, impossibly blue water, and Kelly-green golf courses, but that's only the beginning. The combination of British old-world charm and modern luxury here presents visitors with an abundance of historic sites, high-end shops, and both chic restaurants and casual beachside eateries, as well as nightlife that's exciting and sophisticated.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of maps<br />· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Bermuda<br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path<br />· Major sights such as Crystal Caves, Spittal Pond Nature Reserve and St. Peter's, Their Majesties Chappell<br />· Coverage of Hamilton and Central Parishes, St. George's and Eastern Perishes, Dockyard and Western Perishes<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Conquistador Voices: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Reco...
by Kevin H Siepel

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

December 14, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<div><b><span>The Spanish Conquest: What Really Happened?</span></b><div><span></span><span>If you're a person whose interest in history has deepened, who wants now to get into the details of events that were treated only sketchily in your schoolbooks, <i>Conquistador Voices</i> may be for you.</span><br /><span>You'll find this book not only informative but easy to read, because <i>Conquistador Voices</i> is built around first-person narratives--the kind of thing that usually holds our attention. Think of it as a film documentary in written form, one that tells an important story in 500-year-old "sound bites" and narrative, and that does so in a way that informs without moralizing.</span><br /><span>In this two-volume set you'll find neither a defense of the conquistadors nor a politically correct polemic against them.</span><br /><span>What you will find is a one-stop, five-part layman's summary of the Conquest, one that delves dispassionately into persons and events we still talk about today. To see who's covered in each volume, click on the volume's cover image and then Look Inside. If you like what you see, order a copy for yourself or other history buff today.</span></div></div>
Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call (Travel Guide Book 17)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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Customer Reviews
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. <br /><br />Packed with information on more than 40 ports of call and a dozen ports of embarkation, Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call is a comprehensive guide to everything from sightseeing information and strategies to help cruisers plan their own shore excursions to some basic information on the cruise-ship experience.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of maps<br />· A "Cruise Primer" with the basics of cruising and "Cruising the Caribbean" with capsule overviews of every major cruise line<br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Covered ports of call: Private Islands; St. John's, Antigua; Oranjestad, Aruba; Bridgetown, Barbados; Belize City, Belize; Bermuda; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Calica (Playa del Carmen), Mexico; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Costa Maya, Mexico; Willemstad, Curacao; Roseau, Dominica; Falmouth, Jamaica; Freeport-Lucaya, Bahamas; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands; St. George's, Grenada; Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Key West, Florida; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas; Charlestown, Nevis; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Progreso, Mexico; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Honduras; Samana (Cayo Levantado), Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Domican Republic; Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala; Gustavia, St. Barthelemy; Fredericksted, St. Croix; Cruz Bay, St. John; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Road Town, Tortola; and The Valley, Virgin Gorda<br />· Covered ports of embarkation: Baltimore, Maryland; Charleston, South Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Galveston, Texas; Houston, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; Port Canaveral, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tampa, Florida
Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know®
by Jorge Duany

Language

English

Pages

207

Publication Date

February 01, 2017

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Customer Reviews
Acquired by the United States from Spain in 1898, Puerto Rico has a peculiar status among Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a Commonwealth, the island enjoys limited autonomy over local matters, but the U.S. has dominated it militarily, politically, and economically for much of its recent history. Though they are U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans do not have their own voting representatives in Congress and cannot vote in presidential elections (although they are able to participate in the primaries). The island's status is a topic of perennial debate, both within and beyond its shores. In recent months its colossal public debt has sparked an economic crisis that has catapulted it onto the national stage and intensified the exodus to the U.S., bringing to the fore many of the unresolved remnants of its colonial history.<br /><br /><em>Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know®</em> provides a succinct, authoritative introduction to the Island's rich history, culture, politics, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period (1493-1898). It then focuses on the first five decades of the U.S. colonial regime, particularly its efforts to control local, political, and economic institutions as well as to "Americanize" the Island's culture and language. Jorge Duany delves into the demographic, economic, political, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico-the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island's relationship to the United States. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century.<br /><br />Despite their ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. While a popular tourist destination, few beyond its shores are familiar with its complex history and diverse culture. Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved <em>isla del encanto</em>.

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