Dana Stabenow was born in Alaska before Statehood, grew up on and around fishing boats, worked for an air taxi service, a cannery, and later, on the oilfields of the North Slope. Today, she's an Edgar-award winning mystery writer with over 25 Alaska-based novels to her credit. Stabenow knows Alaska. Writing for Alaska Magazine , she revisits old haunts and explores new ones to capture the vital pioneering spirit of her home state. From cruising the Inner Passage to hiking the Chilkoot Trail, bidding on bachelors at Talkeetna's Winterfest, to a behind-the-scenes look at the Iditarod sled dog race, Alaska Traveler collects over 50 of Stabenow's columns about life on America's last frontier. It's Alaska in all seasons—not just the summer months—and in all its quirky, iconoclastic glory. Travelers planning a trip to Alaska will find much to inspire them, as will those just interested to read more about the state that residents call The Great Land.
If you travel to the Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona area and eat gluten-free, this indispensable ebook lists local restaurants and local chains that serve gluten-free food. Eating out at restaurants with celiac disease or other gluten reaction is playing gluten roulette. You might be fine. You might get really sick. Traveling makes it worse. You can find yourself in an unfamiliar city with no time to research a safe little GF bistro, if there is one. This indispensable reference ebook lists local restaurant chains, hyperlinked from an index, with details like: - Whether they have a gluten-free menu and where (In the menu? Separate menu? In a binder?) - All the items on the menu that are GF - Whether they carry GF specialty products like GF hamburger buns or pasta - Links to more allergen information and locations on the web - Personal notes and an analysis of web information about that restaurant This ebook is optimized for iOS devices, including iPods, iPads, and iPhones. TK Kenyon writes the blog The Celiac Maniac, a blog devoted to eating gluten-free safely. Kenyon, who holds a PhD in microbiology and has done postdoctoral research in neuroscience, is a regulatory consultant for the pharmaceutical industry and frequently travels for work. She was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago and is really good at not getting glutenized.
Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet’s Best Trips series. To kick-start your perfect Americana adventure, our FREE SAMPLER ‘USA’s Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips (A Sampler)’ features seven of our all-time favorite excursions, excerpted from each of our seven Best USA Trips guides. This sampler offers a taste of the iconic sights, awe-inspiring beauty, and hidden gems that awaits along each region’s highways. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside USA’s Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips (A Sampler): • Get inspired - highlights, expert recommendations, gorgeous photography • Discover even more - detours, local secrets, walking routes, ways to link trips • Get around easily – full-color maps of featured routes, detailed directions, practical tips • Planning advice to help you design your ideal road trip eBook Features: • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities to get to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Covers: • Michigan’s Gold Coast (From USA’s Best Trips ) Caribbean-blue lake vistas, surfing beaches, dunes, wineries, orchards, Dutch kitsch, French colonial outposts • Zion & Bryce National Parks (From Southwest USA’s Best Trips ) Crimson monoliths, slot canyons, river walks, pioneer ruins, Old West kitsch, artisan galleries • Hudson Valley (From New York & the Mid-Atlantic’s Best Trips ) Breathtaking nature just beyond Manhattan, forested parks, historical sites, lavish Gilded Age mansions • Florida’s Highway 1 (From Florida & the South’s Best Trips ) Fascinating history, dazzling white beaches, swamps and wildlife, colorful art-deco streets, Latin flavor • Pacific Coast Highways (From California’s Best Trips ) Iconic beaches, stunning cliffs, redwood forests, seafood shacks, prime sunset-watching spots • Highway 101 Oregon Coast (From Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips ) Quaint seaside towns, colorful tide pools, lighthouses, exhilarating ocean views • Coastal New England (From New England’s Best Trips ) Fishing villages, historic mansions perched at ocean’s edge, whale-watching, maritime museums There’s More in Store for You: Once you pick the region you want to explore, check out the related Best Trip guide for additional itineraries, detailed recommendations, and in-depth, expert planning advice. Each guide features around 30 of regional routes, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures. Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere entirely new, Lonely Planet’s USA Best Trips guides will ensure you have an amazing time. Also, check out Lonely Planet’s European Best Trips guides to Italy, France, and Ireland and our FREE SAMPLER ‘Europe’s Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips’ for more road trip inspiration. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: 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
Winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Mississippi's #1 Bestseller of 2015 ( The Clarion-Ledger ) A New York Times Bestseller In Dispatches from Pluto , adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta. Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine A Year In Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining. On a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto, Richard and his girlfriend, Mariah, embark on a new life. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters—blues legend T-Model Ford, cookbook maven Martha Foose, catfish farmers, eccentric millionaires, and the actor Morgan Freeman. Grant brings an adept, empathetic eye to the fascinating people he meets, capturing the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, while tracking its utterly bizarre and criminal extremes. Reporting from all angles as only an outsider can, Grant also delves deeply into the Delta’s lingering racial tensions. He finds that de facto segregation continues. Yet even as he observes major structural problems, he encounters many close, loving, and interdependent relationships between black and white families—and good reasons for hope. Dispatches from Pluto is a book as unique as the Delta itself. It’s lively, entertaining, and funny, containing a travel writer’s flair for in-depth reporting alongside insightful reflections on poverty, community, and race. It’s also a love story, as the nomadic Grant learns to settle down. He falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home. Mississippi, Grant concludes, is the best-kept secret in America.
A New York Times bestseller For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the web's popular Ask the Pilot feature, separates the fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know... •How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them •Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety •The real story on congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airport •The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation •Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security •Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service •The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate Cockpit Confidential covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but also 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. It’s the ideal book for frequent flyers, nervous passengers, and global travelers. Refreshed and vastly expanded from the original Ask the Pilot , with approximately 75 percent new material.
An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand— Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lonely Planet: #1 Travel publisher in the world* Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap is reprint of the very first Lonely Planet guide, originally published in 1973. It gives anyone interested in travel a unique insight into how Lonely Planet began and an idea of what it was like to travel overland from Europe to Asia, 40 years ago. Inside Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap • Introduction to the Lonely Planet story • Latest eBooks Discover how far Lonely Planet’s books have changed over the last 40 years • Country by country get an understanding of what it was like to travel overland in the 70s… ideal for the armchair traveller eBook Features • Seamlessly flip between pages • Quickly find what you are looking for with search capabilities • Use bookmarks to quickly return to a page • Add notes by touching a word to personalize your guidebook • Inbuilt dictionary allows you to quickly look up the meaning of any word Authors Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tony and Maureen Wheeler. About Lonely Planet Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel content provider. Started in 1973, we enable curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of a place via guidebooks to every destination on the planet, an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. ‘TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favourite Travel Guide category’ “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) *#1 in the world market share – source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013
After a brief stint as a Confederate cavalry militiaman (not included in the account), he joined his brother Orion Clemens, who had been appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory, on a stagecoach journey west.
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet’s vibrant and enticing Best Trips series. To help you choose your perfect European adventure, our FREE SAMPLER ‘Europe’s Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips’ features three of our all-time favourite excursions, taken directly from our European Best Trips guides – one each for Italy’s Best Trips , France’s Best Trips and Ireland’s Best Trips . These ‘classic trips’ will give you a taste of the best iconic sights, awe-inspiring beauty, hidden gems, top activities and unique experiences that await you around the bend on each of the featured routes. So get yourself to Europe, jump in the car, cue up your driving playlist and hit the road. Inside Europe’s Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips (A Sampler): Get inspired with highlights, expert recommendations, and gorgeous photos to help you choose your ideal trip Discover even more with detours, local secrets, walking routes, and ways to link your road trips Get around easily with colour maps, detailed directions, and practical tips PLUS planning advice to help you pick the right route eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices) Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail Seamlessly flip between pages Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links Add notes with the tap of a finger to personalise your guidebook experience Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms Coverage Includes: Tuscan Wine Tour: Florence to Montepulciano: 4 days (Excerpted from Italy’s Best Trips ) Includes intoxicating scenery, acclaimed restaurants, exquisite wine tasting, quiet back roads, wooded hills, immaculate vineyards, family-owned wine estates, and captivating Renaissance hilltop towns. Essential France: Paris to Gorges du Verdon: 2 weeks (Excerpted from France’s Best Trips ) Includes the English Channel and the Mediterranean, the château of Versailles, the abbey of Mont St-Michel, the summit of Mont Blanc and the beaches of the French Riviera. Ring of Kerry: Killarney and back: 4 days (Excerpted from Ireland’s Best Trips ) Includes jaw-dropping scenery, soaring mountains, pristine beaches, the island-dotted Atlantic, medieval ruins, loughs (lakes), serene detours to the Skellig Ring and the Cromane Peninsula, and starkly beautiful rugged coastline. There’s More in Store for You: Once you decide which country you want to road-trip through, check out the related Best Trip guide for additional itineraries, detailed recommendations and planning advice. In each guide, we’ve selected around 30 of the country’s very best routes, from two-day escapes to week-long adventures, and served up tons of expert advice and inspirational suggestions. Also check out our US Best Trips series and our FREE SAMPLER ‘USA’s Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips’ (which includes sample trips from California’s Best Trips , The Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips and New England’s Best Trips ) for more road trip inspiration. Hit the road now! Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher We selected 20 of the biggest, most welcoming and jump-on-a-plane-worthy Gay Pride events around the world, and our global community of travel writers dished out their top tips to each city’s celebration, along with the best places to eat, drink and sleep and the experiences not to be missed while there. Packed with expert advice, invaluable information and full-colour photography, Lonely Planet’s Guide to Pride will inspire wanderlust in the LGBT travellers who have long been part of the Lonely Planet community. Even if you miss Pride, the destinations and travel tips in this book will serve you year-round. Inside ‘Lonely Planet’s Guide to Pride’: Get Inspired - Discover 20 cities with an overview of their local LGBT scene and gorgeous photography Background Info - The what, when and where of each city’s Pride celebration, including the best places to watch the parade Expert Recommendations - Our top picks of where to eat, sleep and drink in each city Don’t Miss - From LGBT history museums to volcano hikes, unforgettable experiences in each city Includes: Amsterdam Atlanta Auckland Berlin Buenos Aires Cape Town Dublin London Madrid Melbourne New York City Paris Puerto Vallarta Reykjavík San Francisco São Paulo Sydney Taipei Toronto Vancouver There’s More in Store for You: Ready to hop on a plane, or inspired to learn more? Most Lonely Planet guidebooks contain recommendations and advice specifically for LGBT travellers. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel media company, providing inspiring and trustworthy information for all travellers since 1973. Over the past four decades, Lonely Planet has cultivated a dedicated traveller community and printed over 130 million books in 13 different languages to almost every destination on the planet. The Lonely Planet ecosystem also includes digital and mobile apps, a comprehensive ebook collection, multiple international magazines and an award-winning website.
"How to Travel" is a collection of 17 tips and tricks to make your next trip as painless as possible. Learn how to pack like a pro, get upgraded on your next flight, and what to do if you lose your passport! All tips and tricks come from Instructables.com and are written by expert travelers. With this guide in hand, you're ready to travel stress-free and in style.
If you were to ask people for one city that truly represented the modern world, New York would be many people’s first choice. It has been at the centre of world industry, commerce and culture for almost 200 years. New York has so many great buildings and famous places, but what are its seven wonders? Like the Ancient Greeks, who came up with the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, I endeavoured to list New York’s most brilliant places. The Seven Wonders of New York is a photo-essay which describes the seven most wondrous landmarks of New York. It combines breathtaking photography with insightful essays.
Your Trip to Sydney, the way you want it! We believe that you should have an unforgettable experience on your trips. That’s why we have designed the most user-friendly travel companion. Just select the places you want to visit, we provide you all the information so that you fit everything the best way possible, saving your time and money. The Travel Guide provides detailed offline maps, in-depth travel content , popular attractions, great restaurant, must see museums & Zoo, different nightlife options, shopping places and more. Tidels brings you portable and compact travel assistance that allows planning your trips to foreign countries and cities. Pick your attractions that you want to see and create unique itinerary of your journey at your own pace.
In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to verify his theories of glacial action. Again and again he returned to this continental laboratory of landscapes. The greatest of the tide-water glaciers appropriately commemorates his name. Upon this book of Alaska travels, all but finished before his unforeseen departure, John Muir expended the last months of his life.
Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild . Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force . The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A detailed guide through Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter with information about tie in's to the original fiction. Insider information, rumors and more. Learn which clothing on display was actually worn by the film stars. Learn the attractions that were planned and never placed, find out what was there before the Wizarding transformation. Learn Secrets only the insiders know!
Are you going to Thailand for a short trip or even a month (or even making a more permanent move to the Land of Smiles)? Pick up this BYC Microguide created by Misa Kabashima, who spent a few months traveling through SE Asia after a Fulbright fellowship in Korea. She thoroughly researched the best hostels and inexpensive hotels. Misa studied for a semester in Chiang Mai and has also included some of her favorite spots from her time living there. Misa also grew up in the gourmet food loving state of California, so her suggestions for food spots in Thailand should not be missed!
Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness." The book uses a beguiling mixture of travel, psychology, science and humor to investigate not what happiness is, but where it is. Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy? With engaging wit and surprising insights, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.
My trip to Iceland in the Fall of 2009 left a great impression on me. The beauty of the land, people and culture, captivated my attention during and after the trip. This ebook is an effort to convey this experience through beautiful photography, interactive maps and high definition videos from a group of talented cinematographers. Most of us who come from a mild countryside cannot comprehend a place like Iceland. More like a place of mythology, Iceland is geologically young and vibrant, and with diverse landscapes. With its active volcanoes, geysers, and glaciers, you begin to realize this place did not just happen millions of years ago - it is happening now. I hope this book brings you closer to the visual splendor this country has to offer.
The book by the gnome who set out to seek his homeland. And an homage to Germany, which couldn’t be more surprising. Enjoy!
More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Isabel Allende, Pico Iyer, John Berendt, Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Smiley. About Lonely Planet: 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 they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘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)
Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, 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.
Our Thailand Travel Guide covers the following Thai destinations: Central Thailand: * Bangkok * Hua Hin * Rayong * Pattaya Northern Thailand: * Chiang Mai * Chiang Rai Northeast Thailand: * Khon Kaen * Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) * Nong Khai * Sakon Nakhon * Udon Thani * Ubon Ratchathani * Surin Southern Thailand: * Krabi
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of open road with Lonely Planet’s full-colour Road Trips series. With over 164,000 miles of highway to explore, the road trip just might be America’s true national pastime. Visit spots others zoom right by: the hidden viewpoint, the local coffee shop, the secret beach. To kick-start your perfect Americana adventure, our FREE SAMPLER ‘3 of the USA’s Best Road Trips’ features three of our all-time favourite US excursions. Excerpted from Route 66 Road Trips, Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips, and San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Road Trips, this is your passport to uniquely encountering the US by car. Inside ‘3 of the USA’s Best Road Trips’ (A Sampler): Get inspired – regional highlights, expert recommendations, gorgeous photography Planning advice - illustrated itineraries to help you design your ideal road trip Discover even more - detours, local secrets, walking routes, ways to link trips Get around easily - full-colour maps of featured routes, detailed directions, up-to-date advice Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Covers: Western Route 66 (From Route 66 Road Trips ) – Needles, CA to Santa Monica, CA Search for your own American dream along promised-land California’s stretch of the Mother Road - Mojave Desert ghost towns, railway whistle-stops, the Cajon Summit, historic Los Angeles, the sparkling Pacific Big Sur (From Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips ) – Bixby Bridge to Gorda Get to know the secretive, rocky, raw and unspoiled Big Sur coast like locals do, visiting wild beaches, waterfalls and hot springs - redwood forests, breathtaking views, mystical atmosphere, crashing Pacific waves Sonoma Valley (From San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Road Trips ) - Cornerstone to Kenwood Take a slow ride through the sunny, laid-back, food-and-wine filled Sonoma Valley - one historic town square, sundrenched, bucolic hills, bountiful, folksy roadside farms and unassuming, top-notch wineries There’s more in Store for You: Ready to hit the road, or inspired to read more? Check out the featured Lonely Planet Road Trips guides for additional itineraries. Each guide features all of a region’s best routes, from 2-day escapes to week-long adventures, helping you to get out of the major cities and into picturesque landscapes and unforgettable experiences. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s California’s Best Trips or USA’s Best Trips . Don’t stop there. Check out our FREE SAMPLER ‘3 of France’s Best Trips’ and Châteaux of the Loire Valley Road Trips, Normandy & D-Day Beaches Road Trips, and Provence & Southeast France Road Trips for some European road trip inspiration.
Wayne Parry es un hablante de varios idiomas, que ha dedicado un año para volver a descubrir las formas más efectivas de aprender un idioma durante un viaje. Su trabajo en escuelas de idiomas le llevó a todos los rincones del mundo y este relato de su viaje lingüístico más reciente nos muestra que cualquier cosa puede suceder cuando lejos de casa. De salir con artistas aclamados en Rusia para escapar de las tensiones políticas de Siria, esto no es sólo un viaje de aventura, sino un ejercicio mental que nos recuerda que somos algo más que turistas cuando viajamos. Somos comunicadores que a menudo tenemos miedo de dejar ir nuestras zonas de comodidad. Venga con Wayne en un viaje alrededor del mundo que expondrá doce aspectos diferentes sobre el aprendizaje de doce idiomas diferentes - en doce localizaciones asombrosas. ¿Quién necesita un libro de frases cuando se puede tener una aventura en su lugar?
National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way - its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. This eBook covers 19 stories from across the lower South Island of New Zealand.
Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2014 Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romanée-Conti, Burgundy's finest and most expensive wine. In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an anonymous note threatening the destruction of his priceless vines by poison-a crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murder-unless he paid a one million euro ransom. Villaine believed it to be a sick joke, but that proved a fatal miscalculation and the crime shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Vanity Fair journalist Maximillian Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by some of France's top detectives, the primary suspect's suicide, and a dramatic investigation. This botanical crime threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine. SHADOWS IN THE VINEYARD takes us deep into a captivating world full of fascinating characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a local culture defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that runs through it.
Here are over 100 travel tips written by a man that has travelled the world, and worked in over 144 countries in the last 27 years. Practical and simple tips which will make your next holiday or business trip a breeze! This ebook is divided into three sections; Before the trip, At the airport and on the plane, At your destination. Items covered include; passports, booking your hotel, your air ticket, forex, phones, baggage and packing, your home, checking in and waiting for your flight, business class lounges, on the plane, expenses, car hire, immigration, customs and security as well as general tips. A practical and easy to read ebook for anyone planning a trip in the near future.
Moon USA Travel Planner is a sampler of top travel destinations in the U.S. Excerpted from Moon’s Handbooks series, this eBook offers information on vacation spots ranging from Washington’s San Juan Islands to Florida’s Gulf Coast. Rather than providing in-depth coverage on just one location, this is a fun-to-browse guide that offers overviews of fifty-two individual cities, states, regions, and national parks and monumentsalong with a trip-planning section, suggested itineraries, maps, and photos for each one. With chapters on Napa and Sonoma, Yellowstone, New Mexico, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, Rhode Island, and more, Moon USA Travel Planner gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This eBook was revised and updated in August 2012.
THE DARK SIDE OF DISNEY reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don’t want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World. From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at “The Happiest Place on Earth”. "THE DARK SIDE OF DISNEY shines a light into the roachy shadows of Walt Disney World. With 33 years of experience storming the gates of the Magic Castle, Leonard Kinsey has explored every possible option for a low-cost Disney vacation, ranging from the immoral to the downright illegal. Packed with all the tips that Disney was hoping you wouldn’t discover, like free parking and bottomless beverage scams, this book also teaches you how to get free airline drink tickets and bar/pool hop around the high end Disney resorts like Hollywood glitterati. Ever wanted to know where to have uninterrupted coitus on property? Kinsey points the way. Where to score weed? Keep reading. Kinsey charges to the roof of The Contemporary and spelunks into The Utilidors to bring you the finest nuances of an underground Disney vacation. Pack the trunks and leave the kids at Grandma’s because THE DARK SIDE is about to make your next Disney vacation the best one ever!" -Chris Mitchell, author of CAST MEMBER CONFIDENTIAL
'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' PD Smith, Guardian When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design (not to mention 'hygge') to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne is a classic adventure novel that follows Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days to win a bet that would be worth over $2,000,000 today.
The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Twain's fresh and humorous perspective on hallowed European landmarks lacked reverence for the past-the ancient statues of saints on the Cathedral of Notre Dame are "battered and broken-nosed old fellows" and tour guides "interrupt every dream, every pleasant train of thought, with their tiresome cackling."
A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdo John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash? Before he leaves for this bizarre adventure, Waters fantasizes about the best and worst possible scenarios: a friendly drug dealer hands over piles of cash to finance films with no questions asked, a demolition-derby driver makes a filthy sexual request in the middle of a race, a gun-toting drunk terrorizes and holds him hostage, and a Kansas vice squad entraps and throws him in jail. So what really happens when this cult legend sticks out his thumb and faces the open road? His real-life rides include a gentle eighty-one-year-old farmer who is convinced Waters is a hobo, an indie band on tour, and the perverse filmmaker's unexpected hero: a young, sandy-haired Republican in a Corvette. Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion—and a celebration of America's weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.
Explore Europe's stunning opportunities for walking! This generously illustrated sampler ebook introduces the Landscapes Series published by Sunflower Books . It includes a complete walk from every one of the nearly 50 destinations in the series. If you are the sort of holidaymaker who wants to do more than just laze by a hotel pool, you’ll love the opportunities for exploration and discovery presented by the Landscapes Series. This sampler contains scores of photographs and detailed maps in addition to hundreds of pages of informative text to give you a wonderful taste of Sunflower’s travel guides. Enjoy browsing with your iPhone / iPad to plan your next holiday destination!
What happens when an adventure travel expert-who's never actually done anything adventurous-tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on that rainy morning, the young Yale professor Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and encountered an ancient city in the clouds: the now famous citadel of Machu Picchu. Nearly a century later, news reports have recast the hero explorer as a villain who smuggled out priceless artifacts and stole credit for finding one of the world's greatest archaeological sites. Mark Adams has spent his career editing adventure and travel magazines, so his plan to investigate the allegations against Bingham by retracing the explorer's perilous path to Machu Picchu isn't completely far- fetched, even if it does require him to sleep in a tent for the first time. With a crusty, antisocial Australian survivalist and several Quechua-speaking, coca-chewing mule tenders as his guides, Adams takes readers through some of the most gorgeous and historic landscapes in Peru, from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco to the enigmatic ruins of Vitcos and Vilcabamba. Along the way he finds a still-undiscovered country populated with brilliant and eccentric characters, as well as an answer to the question that has nagged scientists since Hiram Bingham's time: Just what was Machu Picchu? Watch a Video
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Rick Steves’ Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe’s most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: British Library, London for less than the price of a cappuccinoRick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the British Library, including when to go and what’s worth your time once you’re there. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the library along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: British Library, London is a tour guide in your pocketand on your smartphone. Rick Steves’ Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.
In 2011, at the height of tension between the British and Iranian governments, travel writer Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorcycle outside the Iranian Embassy in London: ... I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is very famous as the friendliest city in Iran, it is the city of poetry and gardens and wine!!! Your Persian friend, Habib Intrigued, Lois decides to ignore the official warnings against travel (and the warnings of her friends and family) and set off alone on a 3,000 mile ride from Tabriz to Shiraz, to try to uncover the heart of this most complex and incongruous country. Along the way, she meets carpet sellers and drug addicts, war veterans and housewives, doctors and teachers - people living ordinary lives under the rule of an extraordinarily strict Islamic government. Revolutionary Ride is the story of a people and a country. Religious and hedonistic, practical and poetic, modern and rooted in tradition - and with a wild sense of humour and appreciation of beauty despite the comparative lack of freedom - this is real contemporary Iran.
Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a network of architects, historians, art historians, and other specialists who organize walks in 21 cities around the world—and counting.
Chicago is often called "The City of Neighborhoods" - from Rogers Park to Hegewisch, Austin to the Loop, and everywhere in between, treasures await discovery in every part of the city. Last year, research teams scoured every neighborhood in search of restaurants, shops, landmarks and other tourism sites. Over 2,000 such attractions are featured in new content and engaging essays by award winning journalist Alan Solomon on www.ExploreChicago.org, the city's official tourism website. Collected here for the first time, Solomon's narratives capture the essence and flavor of each of Chicago's unique communities. Use this compendium as your guide to exploring Chicago's unique places and people as you Eat, Play, Love Our Neighborhoods!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY PARIS KITCHEN Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world en France . From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city. When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien ? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything. The more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, will have readers running to the kitchen once they stop laughing. The Sweet Life in Paris is a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.
A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and, when called for, twits. With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today. Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road—and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative—and a really, really funny guy. From the Hardcover edition.
Join a couple as they take a vacation on Oahu, the most popular of the six Hawian islands. Swim the beaches of Honolulu, climb Diamond Head, visit the Arizona Monument in Pearl Harbor, relex, tan, eat, drink and shop till they dropped.
O Rio de Janeiro é um dos destinos mais populares do Brasil. A cidade maravilhosa reúne atrações que agradam viajantes de qualquer estilo: vida noturna eclética, muitas atividades ao ar livre e vistas de tirar o fôlego. No nosso e-book Rio Essencial, você encontra uma seleção de tudo o que precisa saber para conhecer o melhor da cidade e vivenciar o autêntico estilo de vida carioca. Dos clássicos Pão de Açúcar e Cristo Redentor às rodas de samba que só um verdadeiro carioca frequenta, saiba o que não perder durante sua visita a essa charmosa cidade. Rio Essencial cobre todas as regiões da cidade, além de apresentar uma seleção de suas melhores e mais secretas praias. Conta ainda com dicas específicas para quem quer conhecer seu cenário LGBT ou vai visitar a cidade com crianças. Nossos especialistas também contam, em um capítulo exclusivo, sobre quais são os pontos positivos e negativos da cidade para pessoas com necessidades especiais e/ou mobilidade reduzida.
Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.
A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes — and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Experience the best of the best with Rick Steves Best of France . Rick Steves Best of France puts the very best of France in your hands, with Rick’s straightforward, time-tested advice in an easily scannable format so you can quickly find what you need on the go. With Rick’s strategic tips on saving time and money, you’ll worry less about your trip and focus on enjoying the experiencewhether that’s climbing the Eiffel Tower or dining at a sidewalk café with a glass of vin rouge. Rick Steves Best of France features: Everything in Full-Color Dazzling photos and helpful planning maps. Best of France in Two Weeks Suggestions for planning the perfect trip, based on Rick’s expert advice for what’s worth your time and what you can skip. Rick’s Tips Helpful hints for key sights and experiences, organized so you quickly learn what you need to know. You’ll love how much these simple tips help make your trip smooth and stress-free! Authentic Experiences Leave the tourist traps behind and enjoy real, cultural experiences and opportunities to connect with local people. Plus Practicalities Essential eating, sleeping, and transportation information is neatly arranged to be ready when you need it. Choose the best Rick Steves guide for your trip: Rick Steves Best of France collects the very best the country has to offer. Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves France 2016 is the classic guide to exploring the country in-depth, updated annually. Time for a quick getaway? Colorful Rick Steves Pocket Paris is perfect when you have a week or less. Pockets include full-size, fold-out city maps.