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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>
Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever
by Michael Swigunski

Language

English

Pages

214

Publication Date

November 19, 2018

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<p><strong>What if you could travel forever while radically advancing your career?</strong></p><p>College. Graduation. Work a 9 to 5 job, save up and retire on a pension. This isn’t the correct path for everyone. Nor should it be. </p><p><em>Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever</em> is a paperback for your backpack, a step-by-step blueprint to travel the world, build a successful career others wish they had, and build a life that most people only dream of.</p><ul><li>This comprehensive guide is filled with genuine stories and actionable advice including: </li><li>Specific shortcuts and tips you need to build a world-class career on the move</li><li>Skills for negotiating and obtaining further education, internships and high-paying work overseas</li><li>Building a life you love in any city in the world, and how to make lifelong friends quickly<br /></li></ul><p>Global Career will challenge you to venture into the exciting unknown. If you have ever fantasized about a more fulfilling international career, this book will empower you to buy a one-way ticket to your dream destination, and further your career in ways you never thought possible!</p>
How to Swear Around the World
by Jay Sacher

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

September 07, 2012

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This essential phrasebook collects the most colorful, explicit, and outrageous ways to tell people off in every part of the world. Featuring dozens of different languages, the sayings range from everyday swears to family curses to expressions for X-rated relations with animals. Phonetic pronunciation is provided so that readers can curse like a native, and handy illustrations provide visual guides to these foreign exclamations. Perfect for the international traveler who may need to wish an enemy a painful death, insult a person's grandmother, or accuse someone's mother of having intimate relations with bears in the forest.
Easy Spanish Phrase Book NEW EDITION: Over 700 Phrases for Everyd...
by Pablo Garcia Loaeza

Language

English

Pages

99

Publication Date

October 17, 2013

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Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy-to-use study guide, this inexpensive and up-to-date book offers fast, effective communications. The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Spain and Latin America, it features words, phrases, and sentences that cover everything from asking directions to ordering dinner.<BR>Over 700 conveniently organized expressions include terms for modern telecommunications as well as phrases related to transportation, shopping, medical and emergency situations, and other common circumstances. A phonetic pronunciation accompanies each phrase.
Iberia
by James A. Michener

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>
Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories...
by Lingo Mastery

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

January 08, 2018

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<h2><b>Do you know what the hardest thing for a Spanish learner is?</b></h2><br />Finding PROPER reading material that they can handle…which is precisely the reason we’ve written this book!<br /><br />Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the reader and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes — it’s not entertaining, useful or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning at all!<br /><br />In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful Spanish tongue.<br /><br /><h2><b>How Spanish Short Stories for Beginners works:</b></h2><br /><ul><li>Each story will involve an important lesson of the tools in the Spanish language (Verbs, Adjectives, Past Tense, Giving Directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.</li><li>The summaries follow: a synopsis in Spanish and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about.</li><li>At the end of those summaries, you’ll be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson, as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance!</li><li>Finally, you’ll be provided with a set of tricky questions in Spanish, providing you with the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer to any — we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!</li></ul>We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!<br /><br />So look no further! Pick up your copy of <b>Spanish Short Stories for Beginners</b> and improve your Spanish right now!<br /><br />
Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Trave...
by Patrick Smith

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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<p><strong>A New York Times bestseller</strong></p><p>For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website www.askthepilot.com, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: <br /> <br /> •  How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them<br /> •  Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety. <br /> • The real story on delays, congestion, and the dysfunction of the modern airport<br /> • The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation  <br /> • Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security<br /> • Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service  <br /> • The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate</p><p>COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad.  It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying. </p><p>"Patrick Smith is extraordinarily knowledgeable about modern aviation...the ideal seatmate, a companion, writer and explorer." —<em>Boston Globe</em></p><p> "Anyone remotely afraid of flying should read this book, as should anyone who appreciates good writing and great information." —<em>The New York Times</em>, on ASK THE PILOT. </p>
The Wine Bible
by Karen MacNeil

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 Sicily
by , Sarah Murdoch

Language

English

Pages

500

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b>Swim in the sparkling Mediterranean, marvel at the peak of Mount Etna, and get to know this region's timeless charm: with Rick Steves on your side, Sicily can be yours!</b><b><br /></b><b>Inside <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring Sicily</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 Mount Etna and the Byzantine mosaics of Monreale to the Ballarò street market and Siracusa's puppet museum<br /></li><li><b>How to connect with culture: </b>Savor seafood-centric cuisine made from ancient recipes, catch an opera performance at the Teatro Massimo, or sample authentic Marsala wine</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 Nero d'Avola<br /></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible 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 useful Italian phrases<br /></li><li><b>Over 350 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Complete, up-to-date information</b> on Palermo, Cefalù, Trapani and the West Coast, Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, Ragusa and the Southeast, Catania, Taormina, and more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i>.</b>
Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handb...
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

777

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe. With <i>Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door</i>, you'll learn how to:</b><br /><ul><li>Plan your itinerary and maximize your time</li><li>Pack light and right</li><li>Find good-value hotels and restaurants</li><li>Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane</li><li>Avoid crowds and tourist scams</li><li>Hurdle the language barrier</li><li>Understand cultural differences and connect with locals</li><li>Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime</li></ul><b>After 30+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work, and with his expert introductions to the top destinations in Europe, choosing your next trip will be easy and stress-free. Using the travel skills in this book, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.</b>

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