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MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points
by Dave Grossman

Language

English

Pages

69

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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** Kindle Version Launch Week Promotional Pricing: $2.99 -- Regular price of $7.99 starts Friday Jan 26 **<br /><br />Do you have a friend that always seems to be flying around the world in First Class and wonder how they afford it? Do you wish you could afford that level of luxury travel? Or do you already know that they travel for free?<br /><br />Maybe you already know they use "frequent flyer miles" but have no idea how to get them yourself. (Hint: You don't need to actually fly to earn them!)<br /><br />Dave Grossman has been "that friend" for over a decade and, in this must-read for anyone with big travel dreams on a small budget, Dave shares all his secrets. You'll learn: <br /><br />- The difference between miles and points and how to leverage both<br />- How to set your travel goals and make them a quick reality<br />- Ways to exponentially increase the number of miles and points you earn<br />- How to find those elusive First and Business Class award seats<br /><br />Please note that this edition of the book is geared towards a US-based audience. While the foundations are the same worldwide, this book primarily references US-based programs and credit cards.<br /><br />About the Author: <br /><br />Since 2003, Dave Grossman has collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. He’s flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And he’s stayed in some of the finest hotels – often for free, thanks to miles and points! <br /><br />Dave’s hosted two seminars on miles and points at South By Southwest in Austin, and he’s been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure, published on Bravo TV's JetSet website, and has spoken on the Condé Nast Traveler podcast series. He also writes the blog MilesTalk.com which helps readers learn how to earn and spend miles and points to travel better.
Lonely Planet's Where To Go When
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

December 01, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><I>Where To Go When</I>, the ultimate trip planner for every month of the year,<I> </I>is a beautifully illustrated book that is both practical and inspiring. For every month of the year it presents 30 recommendations of destinations that are at their best during each month, whether due to their climate, or value or because there's a lot going on. </P><P>The suggestions feature every flavour of travel experience from culture-rich city breaks and tropical beach holidays to adventurous road trips and wildlife-watching expeditions. Every corner of the planet is covered so you'll find out when the best time to see mountain gorillas is or to go shopping in Paris. </P><P>The book is organised by month. At the start of each chapter a flowchart guides you through the options so readers can filter the recommendations according to their interests. Whether you're into beaches, trying the local specialities or backpacking off the beaten path, there will suggestions for you. Diagrams also depict the climate, value for money and family friendliness of each suggestion in the month. </P><P>Then Lonely Planet's authors explain in detail why each destination has been selected. The text describes the place and why it's special at that particular time. The destinations are illustrated by inspiring photographs and have a small infographic that shows the key reasons to go. Practical details make the first step of planning a trip easier. </P><P>Packed with facts, photos and new ideas for your next adventure, <I>Where to Go When</I> will inspire and interest anybody who loves travel. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 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>
Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by , Lee Slater

Language

English

Pages

672

Publication Date

August 01, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet 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. Experience Maori culture, be wowed by beautiful glaciers or hike through gorgeous scenery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside Lonely Planet's New Zealand Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </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 - Maori culture, history, cuisine, arts, music, landscape, wildlife <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out touring map</B> (included in print version), plus over 90 maps <LI><B>Covers</B> Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula, Central Plateau, Rotorua, East Coast, Wellington, Marlborough, West Coast, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Fiordland, Southland 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</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 New Zealand</I></B> <B>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to New Zealand, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for a guide focused on just the North or South islands of New Zealand? Check out Lonely Planet's<B> <I>New Zealand's South Island </I></B>guide or <B><I>New Zealand's North Island</I> </B>guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these islands to offer. <LI>Looking for just the highlights of New Zealand? Check out <B><I>Discover New Zealand</I>,</B> a photo-rich guide to the country's<I> </I>most popular attractions. </LI></UL><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>
Eating Las Vegas 2018: The 52 Essential Restaurants
by John Curtas

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 18, 2018

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In this digital world, few restaurant guidebooks remain, but Las Vegas is lucky! Eating Las Vegas is not only a dedicated guide to some of the best eateries in the United States, it’s written by the widely recognized expert on the Vegas food scene, the inimitable John Curtas.<br /><br />After considering―and eating at―hundreds of contenders both inside and out of the city’s dozens of world-class resorts, John has assembled this exclusive guide to the “52 Essential” restaurants in Las Vegas.<br /><br />And he doesn’t stop there. In addition to the top 52, this 2018 edition features sections on the burgeoning Chinatown district, the potentially best-in-the-country roster of steakhouses, French restaurants, and burger joints, the batch of recently arrived chain restaurants, and John’s list of the city’s “Bottom 10.” <br /><br />In addition, quick-reference lists highlight the best bets for buffets, Italian and pizza, Mexican, sushi, desserts, cheap eats, late-night dining, and more. And new to this edition are topical essays, including “The Job of a Restaurant Critic,” “The Glories of Dining Alone,” “Chef Worship,” “Twenty Suggestions for Dining Out in Style,” and, after upwards of 12,000 Vegas restaurant experiences in 25 years, John’s “Perfect Meal.”<br /><br />Now in its sixth edition, Eating Las Vegas has become the premier source for Las Vegas dining information. With reviews ranging from some of the Strip’s most lavish dining rooms to hole-in-the-wall ethnic gems, this 2018 volume puts the city’s entire extraordinary dining experience in your hands.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
by , Ella Morton

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<DIV>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.</DIV>
Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler...
by Nicos Hadjicostis

Language

English

Pages

185

Publication Date

June 06, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<p><b>Gold Medal Winner: International Book Award in the Travel Category, 2017</b><br /></p><p><b>Gold Medal Winner: Independent Press Award in the Travel Category, 2017</b><br /></p><p><b>Silver Medal Winner: Reader's Favorite Award in the Travel Genre, 2017</b><br /></p><p><em>"In his book, Destination Earth, Nicos Hadjicostis shares the ultimate 'budget travel tip': how to make your travels transformational."</em> – <b>Rick Steves</b>, Travel Writer and TV Presenter</p><p><em>"An epic journey with a master philosopher."</em> – <b>Daniel Klein</b>, New York Times best-selling author<br /></p><p><em>"I know a potential best seller when I see one. This will be soon! As a world traveler, I found Nicos's book to be spot on with his philosophies, introspection, and cultural experiences. It was delightful book to read."</em> – <b>Tina Dreffin</b>, Award-winning author of 'Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa'</p><p><em>"Destination Earth conveys the fascinating journey of an exceptional world-traveler. Nicos not only writes in an engaging style that allows readers to share his experiences, but his philosophical reflections provide unique insights into the process and value of education through travel."</em> – <b>Ron Leonard</b>, Professor of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas</p><p><em>"Nicos's letters were among the most incisive I received in 33 years of guidebook writing." </em>– <b>David Stanley</b>, South Pacific travel expert and author of the 'Moon Handbook South Pacific'</p><p>More a guide to travel than a travel guide, Destination Earth transforms how you view travel and its relation to Life. It also provides a philosophical framework for embarking on more meaningful and purposeful travels, whether it is an around the world journey, or an exploration of a region, or even a city. Destination Earth is the product of the author's unique 6.5 year continuous around the world journey, during which he visited 70 countries on 6 continents and treated the world as if it were a single destination. From Chile and Argentina to Thailand and Japan, Destination Earth explores the delicate and invisible interconnections of nations and countries, peoples and cultures, and delves deep into all aspects of travel and its transformational power:</p><ul><li>Why long term and world travel is the ultimate university</li><li>How to create a wise-line of travel through any region</li><li>How to go about capturing the Soul of a country</li><li>How to deal with the unpleasant realities of the world while on the road</li><li>Balance the relationship between travel planning and spontaneity</li><li>How a Travel Journey is related to our Life's Journey</li><li>Practical advice on how to plan the exploration of regions and countries</li><li>23 inspiring travel stories from the author's journey that augment the main text</li><li>60 color photos from various places around the world</li></ul><p>Ideas, experiences, travel stories and photographs are interwoven into a newly created Philosophy of Travel that is practical and easy to read.</p><p>The ebook version was created by a master digital designer, who seamlessly integrated all three elements of the book.<br /></p>
Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<br /><em >Buon giorno!</em> From ordering calamari in Venice to making new friends in Tuscan hill towns, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling, an English-Italian and Italian-English dictionary, the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Sistine Chapel. Informative, concise, and practical, <em >Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary</em> is an essential item for any traveler's <em >zainetto.</em>
The Wine Bible
by Karen MacNeil

Language

English

Pages

1008

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<DIV>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 />  </DIV>
Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

1104

Publication Date

November 01, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet 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. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside<I> Lonely Planet</I> <I>Australia </I>Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </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, politics, Aboriginal Australia, environment, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, sports, outdoor activities. <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out</B> <B><I>Sydney </I>map</B> (included in print version), plus over 150 maps <LI><B>Covers</B> Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Western Australia, the outback 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</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</I></B> <B><I>Australia</I>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to <I>Australia</I>, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><P>Looking for Australian road trip ideas? Check out <B><I>Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips</I></B>. </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><B></B></P>
The Kindness of Strangers (Lonely Planet Travel Literature)
by , Alice Waters

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 01, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*</I> </P><P>A timely collection of inspiring tales, <B>The Kindness of Strangers</B> explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. <B>Featuring stories by</B> Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers. </P><P>This ebook does not contain essays by Pico Iyer and Tanya Shaffer, which were part of the print collection. </P><P><I>I greatly appreciate the theme of this book that gathers stories of kindness received when it was most needed and perhaps least expected. I am sure they will inspire everyone who reads them, encouraging each of us to take whatever opportunities arise to be kind to others in turn. - HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA </I></P><P><I>The Kindness of Strangers is a wonderful companion for travel. It enlarges us, reminds us that serendipity is one of the ultimate joys of life's constant journey. - AMY TAN </I></P><P><I>A wonderful idea beautifully realized. I enjoyed it immensely.- BILL BRYSON</I> </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet:</B> Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 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><I>*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013</I> </P>

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