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50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, Wha...
by Joe Yogerst

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

September 04, 2019

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This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America's oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.
Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hi...
by , Dylan Thuras

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Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>Discover wonder.<br /><br /> “A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”—<i> New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, <i>Atlas Obscura</i> is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is.<br /><br /> This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, covering Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout map with a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip. More a cabinet of curiosities than traditional guidebook,<i> Atlas Obscura </i>revels in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and the mysterious. Here are natural wonders, like the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can sit and drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M. C. Escher–like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby-Jumping Festival in Spain—and no, it’s not the babies doing the jumping, but masked men dressed as devils who vault over rows of squirming infants.<br /><br /> Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in the first place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiar and amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported. But proceed with caution: It’s almost impossible not to turn to the next entry, and the next, and the next.<br /><br />  
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Trav...
by Rolf Potts

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Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

December 24, 2002

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<b>Vagabonding</b> is about taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on:<br /><br />• financing your travel time <br />• determining your destination <br />• adjusting to life on the road<br />• working and volunteering overseas <br />• handling travel adversity <br />• re-assimilating back into ordinary life<br /><br />Not just a plan of action, vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity, discovery, and the growth of the spirit. <br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Iberia
by James A. Michener

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Language

English

Pages

962

Publication Date

July 03, 2013

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Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. <i>Iberia </i>is Michener’s enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark, he not only reveals the celebrated history of bullfighters and warrior kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards, he also shares the intimate, often hidden country he came to know, where the congeniality of living souls is thrust against the dark weight of history. Wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful, this is Spain as experienced by a master writer.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>Iberia</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “From the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages, here is Spain, castle of old dreams and new realities.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Massive, beautiful . . . unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain [and] the best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “A dazzling panorama . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory.”<b>—<i>Saturday Review</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Kaleidoscopic . . . This book will make you fall in love with Spain.”<b>—<i>The Houston Post</i></b>
The Wine Bible
by Karen MacNeil

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Language

English

Pages

1008

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of <i>The Wine Bible</i>, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as <i>“The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject”</i> (Danny Meyer), <i>“A guide that has all the answers” </i>(Bobby Flay), <i>“Astounding”</i> (Thomas Keller), and <i>“A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing”</i> (Kevin Zraly).<br /><br /> Like a lively course from an expert teacher, <i>The Wine Bible</i> grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”<br />  
Rick Steves Rome 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by , Gene Openshaw

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Language

English

Pages

628

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>Explore ancient ruins and view Renaissance masterpieces in this truly modern Eternal City. Inside <i>Rick Steves Rome 2020</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring Rome</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 Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias, cozy wine bars, and the perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Indulge in the Italian happy hour tradition of <i>aperitivo</i>, savor a plate of <i>cacio e pepe</i>, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match</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 <i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively neighborhoods and sights like the Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums</li><li><b>Detailed neighborhood maps</b> and <b>a fold-out city 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 500 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Central Rome, Vatican City, Trastevere, and more, plus day trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Naples, and Pompeii</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Rome 2020</i>.</b><br />Spending just a few days in the city? Try <i>Rick Steves Pocket Rome</i>.
Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by , Sofia Levin

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Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world’s number one 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>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>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>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</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>
1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition
by Patricia Schultz

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English

Pages

1217

Publication Date

November 15, 2011

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<b>The world is calling. Time to answer.</b><br />  <br /> The world’s wonders, continent by continent: A trek through Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. A sunrise balloon safari over the Masai Mara. Canyon de Chelly. The sacred festivals of Bhutan. The Amalfi Coast. Sailing the Mekong River.<br />  <br /> In all, 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers: sacred ruins, coral reefs, hilltop villages, deserted beaches, wine trails, hidden islands, opera houses, wildlife preserves, castles, museums, and more. Each entry tells why it’s essential to visit and includes hotels, restaurants, and festivals to check out. Then come the completely updated nuts and bolts: websites, phone numbers, prices, best times to visit.<br /><br /><i>1,000 Places to See Before You Die</i> is the world’s bestselling travel book and 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 <i>Newsweek</i> wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable—everywhere on earth.” Second edition includes 600 full-color photographs, over 200 entirely new entries. More suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And along with starred restaurants and historic hotels, you'll also find moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.
Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)
by , Kate Morgan

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Language

English

Pages

1104

Publication Date

November 01, 2019

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*</i></p> <br /><p><b>Lonely Planet’s <i>Australia</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. Stake out a patch of sand on Bondi Beach before exploring the big-ticket sights of Sydney, dive into the dazzling ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef, and drive along the Great Ocean Road spying the Twelve Apostles on the way – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!</p> <br /><p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet’s <i>Australia</i></b>:</p> <br /><ul> <br /><li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <br /><li><b>Highlights</b> <b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <br /><li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <br /><li><b>Essential info</b> <b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <br /><li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <br /><li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <br /><li><b>Covers:</b> Sydney, New South Wales, Canberra, Queensland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Adelaide, Darwin, the Northern Territory, Perth and the Outback.</li> <br /></ul> <br /><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet’s <i>Australia</i></b> is our most comprehensive guide to Australia, and is perfect for discovering both popular and off-the-beaten-path experiences.</p> <br /><p>Looking for just the highlights? Check out <b><i>Pocket Sydney</i></b>, our smaller guide featuring the best sights and experiences for a short visit or weekend trip.</p> <br /><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> <br /><p><i> ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times</i></p> <br /><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>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
by , Ella Morton

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Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.<br /><br /> Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.<br /><br /> Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.<br /><br /> Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

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