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1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition
by Patricia Schultz

Language

English

Pages

1217

Publication Date

November 15, 2011

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The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>1,000 Places</i> reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast.<p>Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.</p><p>The world is calling. Time to answer.</p>
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
by Tembi Locke

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /> <br /><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> <b>A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.</b><br /><br />It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro’s traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopt at birth. Eventually, they reconcile with Saro’s family just as he faces a formidable cancer that will consume all their dreams.<br /> <br /> <i>From Scratch </i>chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro’s family and his origins, now she finds solace and nourishment—literally and spiritually—at her mother in law’s table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro’s incredible romance—an indelible love story that leaps off the pages.<br /> <br /> In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death—in Tembi Locke’s case, it is both. Her story is about loss, but it’s really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it’s really about finding a home. It is about food, but it’s really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. <i>From Scratch </i>is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and needed a powerful reminder that life is…delicious.
No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice
by Judith Martin

Language

English

Pages

333

Publication Date

February 07, 2011

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<p><strong>"Add <em>No Vulgar Hotel</em> to the list of books you must read before you come to Venice." —Donna Leon</strong></p><br /><p>This is the definitive book for managing an incurable passion for a decaying, waterlogged village. Whether you already have a raging case of Venetophilia or are among the fifteen million people who yearly put themselves in danger of contracting it, here is where you get your fix of Venetian wit, history, practicality, and enchantment.</p>
Rick Steves Italy 2019
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1242

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours! Inside<i> Rick Steves Italy 2019 </i>you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to Italy</li><li><b>Rick's strategic </b>advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems</b>, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture</b>: Walk in Caesar's footsteps of through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (<i>calcio</i>, to locals) </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and experience</b> <b><i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools</b>, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place </li><li><b>Detailed maps</b>, including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Italy 2019.</i></b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Italy</i>. Want to explore off-the-beaten-path Italy instead? Pick up <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i>.<br />
Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition
by Frances Mayes

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

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<p><b>“This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one.  But it’s so delicious, read it first yourself.”—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><b><i> </i></b><br /><b>The 20th anniversary edition of the classic, updated with a new afterword.</b> <b>Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s <i>Dream of Italy:</i> <i>Tuscan Sun Special</i>!</b> <br /><br />Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.<br /><br />Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, <i>Under Magnolia</i></p>
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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<p>Before <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote <em>The Road to Little Dribbling</em>, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.</p>
Rick Steves Paris 2019
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

713

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<b>Explore every centimeter of Paris, from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the ancient catacombs below the city: with Rick Steves on your side, Paris can be yours! Inside <i>Rick Steves Paris 2019</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring Paris</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissant</li><li><b>How to connect with culture:</b> Stroll along the Seine, marvel at the works of Degas and Monet, and sip <i>café au lait</i> at a streetside café</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of <i>vin rouge</i></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churches</li><li><b>Detailed maps, </b>including <b>a fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources </b>including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 700 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information</b> on the Historic Core, Left Bank, Opera Neighborhood, Champs-Elysees, the Marais, Montmartre, and more, plus day trips to Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, and Auvers-sur-Oise</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Paris 2019</i>.</b><br />Spending just a few days in the city? Try <i>Rick Steves Pocket Paris</i>.
See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
by Frances Mayes

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<b>The bestselling author of <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s <i>Dream of Italy:</i> <i>Tuscan Sun Special</i>!</b> <br /><br /><b>“Reading this book is a vacation in itself.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review </i>(Best Travel Books of the Summer)</b><br /><br />The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings. In <i>See You in the Piazza</i>, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions—from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks.<br /><br />Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book—and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find.
Rick Steves Portugal
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

460

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b>Stroll Lisbon's cobbled lanes, cruise the Douro River, and soak up the sun on Algarve beaches: experience Portugal with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves Portugal</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for spending a week or more exploring Portugal</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from the bone chapel of Évora and the palaces of Sintra to seaside street food and lush vineyards</li><li><b>How to connect with culture: </b>Chat with friendly locals over a glass of <i>vinho verde</i>, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, or spend an evening at a bluesy <i>fado</i> bar</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of local port</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively neighborhoods and historic museums </li><li><b>Detailed maps for exploring on the go</b></li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, a Portuguese phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 400 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Complete, up-to-date information</b> on Lisbon, Sintra, Salema, Cape Sagres, Lagos, Tavira, Évora, Nazaré, Batalha, Fátima, Alcobaça, Óbidos, Coimbra, Porto, Peso de Régua, Pinhão, and more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Portugal</i>.</b>
Rick Steves Ireland 2019
by , Pat O'Connor

Language

English

Pages

615

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<b>Wander rustic towns, emerald valleys, lively cities, and moss-draped ruins: with Rick Steves on your side, Ireland can be yours! Inside <i>Rick Steves Ireland 2019</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> through Ireland</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry to distilleries making whiskey with hundred-year-old recipes</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Hoist a pint at the corner pub, enjoy traditional fiddle music, and jump into conversations buzzing with brogue</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps </b>with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax </b>with a Guinness</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively neighborhoods and awe-inspiring sights</li><li><b>Trip-planning tools, </b>like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place</li><li><b>Detailed maps, </b>including<b> </b>a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Irish phrase book, historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, County Wexford, Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, County Clare, the Burren, Galway, the Aran Islands, Connemara, County Mayo, Belfast, Portrush, the Antrim Coast, Derry, County Donegal, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Ireland 2019</i>.</b><b><br /></b>Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Ireland</i>.

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