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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>
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></b><p><b>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></i></b><p><b><i>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>
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><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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss </li><li><b>Cultural insights</b> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, outdoor activities, literature, culture </li><li><b>Free, convenient pull-out Havana city map</b> (included in print version), plus over 50 color maps </li><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>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><p>Looking for more coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet's <i>Caribbean Islands</i> </b>guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole Caribbean 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 phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.</p><p><i>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category </i></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>
Fifty Big Experiences on Ambergris Caye, Belize: A Small Things G...
by Rebecca Coutant

Language

English

Pages

153

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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<p><strong>Belize has SO much to offer - but where do you start?  </strong></p><p>SURE you want to snorkel with sting ray and sharks, of course, you want to see the Blue Hole but there is so much more that makes Ambergris Caye magic. For this author, it is the small things that made her fall in love with Belize’s most popular destination, Ambergris Caye.  Little BIG Experiences.</p><p>50 Big Experiences gives you the inside scoop on:</p><ul><li>Golf cart Adventures</li><li>Where to get the best local eats from breakfast tacos to fresh fruit popsicles</li><li>How you can live like a local</li><li>Try some DIY fly fishing</li><li>An afternoon trip to Caye Caulker</li><li>And lots more from someone who lives on Ambergris Caye...</li></ul><p>This humorous, informational, tips and trivia-filled guide includes maps, a bonus 9 activities for your “required” afternoon trip to Caye Caulker (our sister island just 30 minutes away) and lots and lots of things to do.</p><p>Small BIG experiences that will have you dreaming of returning to Belize.</p><p><strong>** Soft Copy Book available at the end of July</strong></p><p><em>''Rebecca Coutant takes readers off the beaten track on a local's journey through Ambergris Caye with her informative, humorous guide...a must-read for anyone visiting Belize's most popular destination. '' — Ali Wunderman, author of Frommer's guidebook to Belize</em></p>
Fodor's Essential Caribbean (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

960

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b>Ready to experience the Caribbean? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. <i>Fodor’s Essential Caribbean</i> travel guide is packed with top recommendations, detailed maps of the Caribbean, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to stay at an all-inclusive resort, find the best beaches, or snorkel or scuba dive at some of the world’s best coral reefs, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. </b>Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. <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 Caribbean includes:</i></p><ul><b>•AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE </b>that visually captures the top highlights of the Caribbean.</ul><ul><b>•SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES</b> throughout, including special features on the best beaches, best golf courses, what to eat and drink, and where to experience Carnival.</ul><ul><b>•INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS </b> identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.</ul><ul><b>•MORE THAN 25 DETAILED MAPS</b> help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. </ul><ul><b>•EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS</b> offer options for every taste.</ul><ul><b>•TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include:</b> 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> tells you where to find under-the-radar gems.</ul><ul><b>•HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS </b>add perspective and enrich your travels. </ul><ul><b>•COVERS: </b>Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Barth, St. Lucia, St. Maarten/St. Martin, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the U.S. and British Islands, and more.</ul><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>Planning on visiting a specific Caribbean Island or taking a Caribbean cruise? Check out <i>Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call, Fodor’s Puerto Rico, Fodor’s In Focus Aruba, Fodor’s In Focus Barbados & St. Lucia, Fodor’s In Focus Cayman Islands, Fodor’s In Focus St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barth & Anguilla, In Focus Turks & Caicos, or Fodor’s U.S. and British Virgin Islands. </i></p>
Fodor's Puerto Rico (Full-color Travel Guide Book 9)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b></b><p><b>Ready to experience Puerto Rico? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Puerto Rico travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Puerto Rico, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to stroll the atmospheric streets of Old San Juan, lounge on the island's beautiful beaches, or escape to Vieques or Culebra, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. </b></p><p> This new edition has been <b> FULLY-REDESIGNED </b> with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! <i>Fodor’s Puerto Rico </i>includes: </p><ul><b> • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE </b> that visually captures the top highlights of Puerto Rico. </ul><ul><b>•SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES </b> throughout, including special features on walking in Old San Juan, bioluminescent Bays, and salsa. </ul><ul><b>•INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS </b> identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. </ul><ul><b>•MULTIPLE ITINERARIES</b> for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. </ul><ul><b>•25 DETAILED MAPS </b> help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. </ul><ul><b>•EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS </b> offer 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; basic Spanish phrases; and a calendar of festivals and events. </ul><ul><b>•LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE </b> on where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours. </ul><ul><b>•HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS </b> that add perspective and enrich your travels. </ul><ul><b>•COVERS: </b> San Juan, El Yunque National Forest, Vieques, Culebra, Mayaguëz, Ponce, Rincón, San Germán, and more. </ul><p> ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: 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 any other Caribbean destinations? Check out <i>Fodor’s Essential Caribbean, Fodor's In Focus Aruba, Fodor's In Focus Cayman Islands, and Fodor's In Focus Barbados & St. Lucia. .</i></p>
Fodor's U.S. & British Virgin Islands (Full-color Travel Guide Bo...
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<p>Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. </p><p>The history, beautiful beaches, myriad activities, good food, and no-passport-required status of the U.S. Virgin Islands makes St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix inviting beach destinations for many Americans. Tortola and the British Virgin Islands are also popular destinations for cruise ships and sun seekers, although with over 60 islands, it's easy to find a quiet and serene oasis.</p><p><i>Fodor's U.S. & British Virgin Islands</i> includes:</p><ul><li><b>UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE:</b> This guide includes the best new hotels, resorts, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in a dynamic, ever-changing group of islands.</li><li><b>ILLUSTRATED FEATURES:</b> Beautiful photographic features on scuba diving and snorkeling below the waves and how to charter a private yacht for an island hopping vacation.</li><br /><li><b>INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS:</b> Detailed colorful maps, ferry routes and travel times between islands, and must-do experiences in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.</li><li><b>DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS:</b> Fodor's U.S. and British Virgin Islands offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.</li><li><b>COVERS:</b> St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, Norman Island, and more.</li></ul>
The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South: The Thornless Path to Wi...
by Bruce Van Sant

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

December 17, 2014

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Customer Reviews
<p>This is the Tenth and last Edition of the popular directions for sailing south to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.</p><br /><p>For more than twenty years Van Sant repeatedly surveyed nearly 200 anchorages between Florida and South America. He racked up well over 80,000 sea miles doing it, mostly single-handed. Why? You’ll find some interesting answers in his book of stories, <i>Margarita Cat</i>, but es­sentially, he did it because he <i>liked</i> doing it.</p><br /><p>Sailing up and down the chain of islands so much and so often, he got to looking for shorter and easier ways to navigate between each link in the chain, and he kept refining detailed nav plans for every leg.</p> <br /><p>He has systematically taken the thorns out of the route they used to call the <i>Thorny Path</i>. For example, he exploits the calming effects on wind and sea which result from land cooling on each side of an inter-island passage. Applying his many methods, both sail and power can make safe, comfortable and pleasant progress even against normally impenetrable trade winds and seas.</p> <br /><p><i>Passages South</i> offers an illustrated manual of instruction for specific passages and harbors down islands as well as a cruising guide for the Greater Antilles islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. It has sailed aboard tens of thousands of boats passaging between the Americas. It should sail with you too.</p>
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>.
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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Customer Reviews
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!

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