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Dear Bob and Sue
by , Karen Smith

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

January 01, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Dear Bob and Sue is the story of our (Matt and Karen Smith) journey to all 59 U.S. National Parks. We wrote the book as a series of emails to our friends, Bob and Sue, in which we share our humorous and quirky observations. It is at times irreverent, unpredictable and sarcastic, all in the spirit of humor. We describe a few of our experiences in each park but do not provide an exhaustive overview of each experience or park. We did not intend for this book to be a travel guide nor a recommendation for how to visit all 59 of the U.S. National Parks although many readers have said they’ve found it to be a useful guide. Rather, it is our story about how we did it.<br /><br />If you enjoy quirky humor set in the magnificent U.S. National Parks, this book may be for you. If you are looking for eloquent descriptions of the natural beauty we encountered or detailed descriptions of every activity you can do in each park, there are many other books available where you can find that information. All that said, many readers have commented that it’s “laugh out loud” funny and a light-hearted glimpse of our journey through the parks. <br /><br />Some have voiced concerns about the language we used in the book. We are not entirely sure which are the offending words, but here are a few possible candidates. There is a point in the book where Matt suggests that one of the caves at Carlsbad Caverns National Park be named Put Your Scrotum in a Vise Cave. Another passage mentions that Matt has a low tolerance for bullshit. Still, another quotes Karen as saying that men who use a laptop while it sits directly on their lap expose themselves to the risk of “cooking their testicles.” For the sake of full disclosure, Karen’s testicle comment offends Matt as well. These are representative examples of what we feel are the most “adult” language usages in the book. If these are offensive to you, then you might re-consider whether you should read this book. We also talk about drinking beer and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Based on comments we’ve received from readers, we should warn you about these as well.
Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)
by , Bridget Gleeson

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 01, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet </I></B><B><I>Grand Canyon National Park</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. Go rafting on the Colorado River, ride a mule down into the Grand Canyon, or view it from above on a helicopter ride around the canyon's rim; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside the <I>Lonely Planet Grand Canyon</I> Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>User-friendly 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, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations <LI><B>Focused on the best </B>- hikes, drives, and cycling tours <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Contextual insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation, and Native Americans <LI><B>Over</B> <B>32 full-color trail and park maps </B>and full-color images throughout <LI><B>Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, </B>and<B> Day and Overnight Hikes</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Valle, North Rim, South Rim, Havasupai Reservation, Hualapai Reservation, Flagstaff, Sedona, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Colorado River 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 personalize your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>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><I>Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide for exploring the Grand Canyon, is perfect for those interested in both the top and off-the-beaten path experiences. </P><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.</I> </P> <p><em>Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition</em></p>
A Beginner's Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew B...
by Alyssa Padgett

Language

English

Pages

205

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
When my husband and I started full-time RVing, we knew nothing about RV living. We made it up as we traveled to all fifty states, constantly googling things like "how to RV" and "what is boondocking?" Meanwhile, we flooded the bathroom, took ice cold showers, and got stuck in the mud. <br /><br />Now, we've been full-timing for over three years and we've learned the ins and outs of RVing America. <br /><br />In this guide, I answer all of the most common questions we receive about RV living, from how to choose the right RV to how we get mail on the road, to how to find free camping.<br /><br />This guide is for anyone exploring the RV lifestyle and looking for RVing books to help make the transition easier. Also, because I want to make sure this book is valuable for you, below you can see a few specific areas of RVing I cover.<br /><br />A few topics I cover in the guide: <br />- How to find great internet on the road<br />- The costs of full-time RVing<br />- Whether or not to tow a car behind your RV<br />- What we do for health insurance while traveling<br />- The best RVing clubs and memberships<br />- Our favorite apps for RVers<br /><br />A few topics I DON'T cover, since I have zero experience in these areas, are:<br />- Traveling with kids<br />- How to downsize to an RV from a house<br />- How to travel with pets<br /><br />Transitioning to living on the road was the best decision my husband and I could have ever made. RVing has improved our marriage and our life together, and we've seen more of America than we could have ever imagined. <br /><br />While this book isn't about our story or why you should travel, it will be a useful tool as you find yourself asking a million different questions about what it's like living in an RV.<br /><br />Oh, and don't forget to use the #RVlife on Instagram once you start traveling. That's what all the cool kids do.
Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Gu...
by , Brendan Sainsbury

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 01, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet </I></B><B><I>Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks</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. Go hiking and camping in the Backcountry in Banff; mountain-biking and horseback riding in Jasper, or wildlife spotting in Glacier; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks<I> </I>and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside the <I>Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks </I>Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>User-friendly 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, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations <LI><B>Focused on the best </B>- hikes, drives, and cycling tours <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Contextual insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation <LI><B>Over</B> <B>52 full-color trail and park maps </B>and full-color images throughout <LI><B>Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, </B>and<B> Day and Overnight Hikes</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Glacier National Park, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Valley, Backcountry, Kananaskis Country, Lake O'Hara, Jasper Town, Blackfeet Indian Reservation 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 personalize your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>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><I>Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to these Canadian national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. </P><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.</I> </P> <p><em>Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition</em></p>
Rick Steves Italy 2018
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1272

Publication Date

November 28, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours!<br /><br />Inside <i>Rick Steves Italy 2018</i> you'll find:</b><br /><br /><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for planning a multi-week trip to Italy <br /><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<br /><b>Top sights and hidden gems</b>, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato<br /><b>How to connect with local culture:</b> Savor a delicious plate of cacio e pepe, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calico, to locals) <br /><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight<br />The <b>best places to eat, sleep, and experience l</b>a dolce far niente<br /><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and museums<br /><b>Vital trip-planning tools</b>, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place <br /><b>Detailed maps</b>, including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go<br /><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Italian phrasebook, a historical overview, and recommended reading<br /><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down<br /><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<br /><br /><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Italy 2018</i>.</b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Italy</i>. Spending a week or less in a city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Guides to Florence, Rome, Venice, and the Cinque Terre.<br /><br />
Rick Steves Great Britain
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1080

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div><b>Explore the misty isle of Great Britain, from lively London to the lush fields of Wales and the craggy beauty of the Scottish Highlands. With Rick Steves on your side, Great Britain can be yours!</b></div><div><br /></div><div><b>Inside Rick Steves Great Britain you'll find:</b></div><div><ul><li><b >Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b >two weeks or more</b> exploring England, Wales, and Scotland</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 Stonehenge and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to whisky distilleries and corner pubs</li><li><b >How to connect with culture:</b> Try haggis or a Scotch pie, catch a show in SoHo, or chat with locals in a cozy Welsh tavern</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with the help of Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b >The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a pint</li><li><b >Self-guided walking tours </b>of charming villages and historic sites and museums </li><li><b >Detailed maps</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b >Useful resources</b> including a packing list, 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 >Complete, up-to-date information</b> on London, Windsor, Cambridge, Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, Avebury, Stonehenge, Salisbury, South Wales, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ironbridge Gorge, Liverpool, the Lake District, York, Durham and Northeast England, Conwy, Caernarfon, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews, Oban and the Inner Hebrides, Glencoe and Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness, and more</li></ul></div><div><br /></div><div><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Great Britain.</b></div><div><br /></div><div>Visiting the UK? Try <i>Rick Steves Best of England</i>!<br /></div>
Rick Steves Iceland
by , Ian Watson

Language

English

Pages

472

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Hike vast glaciers, marvel at steaming volcanic lakes, and explore the land of the midnight sun: with Rick Steves on your side, Iceland can be yours!<br /><br />Inside<i> Rick Steves Iceland</i> you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for exploring Iceland, whether you've got<b> a long layover</b> in Reykjavík or <b>two weeks</b> to dive into the whole country<br /></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 stunning northern lights to hidden hikes and cozy bookstores</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, sample smoked fishes, and chat with locals in stark and lovely rural towns</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></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively Reykjavík and art and history museums</li><li><b>Complete, mile-by-mile driving tours,</b> including the Golden Circle, the Ring Road, and more, with recommendations of Iceland's most scenic detours<br /></li><li><b>Detailed maps </b>for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, an Icelandic phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 500 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Complete, up-to-date information</b> on Reykjavík, the Reykjanes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, the South Coast, the Westman Islands, West Iceland, The Ring Road, the East Fjords, and more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with<i> Rick Steves Iceland.</i></b><br /><br />Expanding your trip? Try <i>Rick Steves Scandinavia </i>or <i>Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports.</i><br /><br /><br />
MH370: Mystery Solved
by Larry Vance

Language

English

Pages

146

Publication Date

May 23, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
On March 8th, 2014, <em>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370</em>, with 239 people on board, disappeared into the dark of the night, never to be heard from again. The disappearance of MH370 has been described as the “greatest mystery in the history of aviation“. Despite the efforts of an international investigation team, and millions of dollars spent searching the ocean bottom for the wreckage site, no one has been able to determine what really happened. Until now...<br /><br />For this book, three professional accident investigators, each with decades of real-world experience in crash dynamics, examined the available evidence. The results of their work reveal the actual sequence of events, and what really happened to MH370. This book uses plain language, easy to understand schematics, and clear photos of the actual wreckage to bring the evidence to life. Even those with little or no aviation connection will be able to understand and appreciate the validity of this eye-opening analysis.<br /><br />You will see that the official investigation was deficient. They missed, or misinterpreted, crucial evidence that was available on the recovered wreckage pieces. Therefore, they used incorrect assumptions about what was happening onboard MH370 when they calculated the boundaries for their search zones. This book will reveal why the multi-million dollar ocean bottom search efforts had almost no chance of success.<br /><br />You will be guided through a basic investigation and analysis process to show what caused MH370 to disappear from radar, and to fly on an unexplained and mysterious track that led to the southern Indian Ocean.<br /><br />Many people have presented theories to try to explain the MH370 disappearance. This book shows you a basic investigation framework where theories that are based on speculation and guesswork can be invalidated. You are left with only one scenario that is totally based on confirmed facts. The known and indisputable evidence fits with only one chain of events, and that is the chain of events presented by the author.<br /><br />With this book, the mystery of MH370 has been solved.
Rick Steves Scotland
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

520

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Whether you take the high road or the low road, with Rick Steves on your side, Scotland can be yours!<br /><br />Inside <i>Rick Steves Scotland</i> you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending<b> a week or more </b>exploring Scotland</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 wild beauty of Orkney Islands and the Hebrides to cozy corner pubs in Edinburgh</li><li>H<b>ow to connect with local culture: </b>Chat with experts on the Speyside Whisky Trail, attend a small-town Highland Games, or join the search for Nessie</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 dram of Scotch</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and historic sites </li><li><b>Detailed neighborhood maps</b> and a <b>fold-out city map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, a phrase book of Scottish slang, 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 Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews, the Scottish Highlands, Oban, Mull, Iona, Staffa, Glencoe, Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness, Pitiochry, Balmoral Castle, the Isle of Skye, Wester Ross, the Orkney Islands, and more</li></ul><br /><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Scotland</i>.</b>
Rick Steves Paris 2018
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

780

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

Product Description
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!<br /><br />Inside <i>Rick Steves Paris 2018</i> you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending a week or more 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 and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissant</li><li><b>How to connect with culture: </b>Chat with artisans in open-air markets, take in the works of Degas, and browse the multi-colored displays of macarons<br /></li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps </b>with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li>The<b> best places to eat, sleep, and relax </b>over a glass of vin rouge</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churches</li><li><b>Detailed maps, including 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 500 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, Marais neighborhood, Montmartre, and more, as well as 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 2018.</i></b><br /><br />Spending just a few days in the city? Try<i> Rick Steves Pocket Paris.</i><br /><br />

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