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The Joys of Travel - Thomas Swick Cover Art

The Joys of Travel

The Joys of Travel And Stories That Illuminate Them by Thomas Swick

The Joys of Travel: And Stories that Illuminate Them is a collection of Thomas Swick’s personal essays on what he has identified as the seven joys of travel”: anticipation, movement, break from routine, novelty, discovery, emotional connection and heightened appreciation of home. The Joys of Travel awakens readers to pleasures that, as travelers, they may be taking for granted. It also shows non-travelers what they’ve been missing. It offers tips on how people can get the most out of their trips, as well as the titles of travel classics that will not only prepare them for the places they visit but make those places more meaningful once they get there. And it tells, through memories and stories, the tale of someone who has made a living writing about travel. In fact, the story of Thomas Swick’s life as a traveler neatly parallels the examination of a journey from beginning to end. Before you next trip, be it a family vacation or a backpacking tour of Europe, read The Joys of Travel . It will inspire you to get the most out of your time away from home and to get away more often.

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Into the Wild

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

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.

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Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

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.

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Costa Rica Travel Guide

Costa Rica Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Costa Rica   * Lonely Planet   Costa Rica   is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Snorkel the teeming reefs off Manzanillo, explore some of the globe's best wildlife-watching destinations, or dig into Costa Rican culture and cuisine in San Jose ;  all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Costa Rica and begin your journey now! Inside  Lonely Planet Costa Rica : • Full-color  maps and images throughout • Highlights   and itineraries  help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips  to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info   at your fingertips  - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets  - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights  give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - cuisine, customs, history, landscapes & ecology, wildlife, surfing, cloud forests, politics • Over 50 color maps • Covers  San Jose, Central Valley, Highlands, Northwestern Costa Rica, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica, Peninsula de Osa, Golfo Duce, Carribean Coast, Northern Lowlands and more eBook Features:  (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps  prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate  and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes  to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip  between pages • Bookmarks   and speedy search  capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links  to recommendations' websites • Zoom-in  maps and images • Inbuilt dictionary  for quick referencing The Perfect Choice:  Lonely Planet   Costa Rica ,  our most comprehensive guide to Costa Rica, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. • Looking for a guide focused on Costa Rica's highlights? Check out  Lonely Planet   DiscoverCosta Rica,  a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out  Lonely Planet   Central America on a Shoestring   guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. 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 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. *Best-selling guide to Costa Rica. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

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Peru

Peru by Lonely Planet

# 1 best-selling guide to Peru* Lonely Planet Peru is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek the ancient Inca trail, puzzle over the mystery of the Nasca lines, wander the stone temples of Machu Picchu or indulge in local delicacies in Lima; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Peru :   Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, music, the arts, nature Over 70 color maps Covers Lima, Amazon Basin, Huaras, Cordilleras, Central Highlands, Chan Chan, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Canyon Country and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) 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 get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Peru, our most comprehensive guide to Peru, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.   Looking for just the highlights? Check out Discover Peru, a photo-rich guide to the country’s most popular attractions . Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

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The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City by David Lebovitz

From the New York Times bestselling author of  My Paris Kitchen, a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections. Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally 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. Once you stop laughing, 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 you running to the kitchen for your own taste of Parisian living.

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Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, & Living the Zero Hour Work Week - Nadine Hays Pisani Cover Art

Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, & Living the Zero Hour Work Week

Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, & Living the Zero Hour Work Week Happier Than A Billionaire, no. 1 by Nadine Hays Pisani

One couple's celebration of risking it all for the dream of living a happier life. In this humorous and witty account, Nadine Pisani shares what is is like to follow her dream of quitting her job and carving a new life under the sunny skies of Costa Rica. Along the way, she finds that reliable utilites are not that reliable, quirky neighbors are unavoidable, and tackling red tape takes the strength of a linebacker. Even with its challenges, you'll learn why Costa Rica is one of the happiest places on earth—and you too may want to taste the Pura Vida lifestyle.

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R2H : Road to Hana AUDIO GUIDE - Journey Travel Cover Art

R2H : Road to Hana AUDIO GUIDE

R2H : Road to Hana AUDIO GUIDE Experiencing the Road to Hana... and BEYOND! by Journey Travel

THE #1 THING TO DO ON MAUI! No buses loaded with tourists. No book to decipher. You do the driving, & we'll do the guiding.  Would you like to explore the lush rainforests of Maui in a Jeep? Frolic in hidden waterfalls or discover breathtaking natural wonders? Hike through a bamboo forest to a 400 foot waterfall? Find all this and more with the most adventurous and romantic Road to Hana guide available. WHAT'S INCLUDED 26 narrated tracks on audio covering: • The top 15 spots on the Road to Hana • History of Hawaii • Plus, Hollywood on Maui An Original Soundtrack: • Scored specifically for this Audio Guide • Features the epic sounds of a full orchestra • Perfect blend of current and traditional Hawaiian music • Actual nature sounds from the Road to Hana and Maui The R2H Roadmap + Itinerary + Driving Tips: • The best spots as voted on by R2H customers • Map with important mile markers • Your choice of a 1 or 2-day itinerary • Driving tips for the Road to Hana • Checklist of important items to bring • Photos from the Road to Hana

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Iberia - James A. Michener, Steve Berry & Robert Vavra Cover Art

Iberia

Iberia by James A. Michener, Steve Berry & Robert Vavra

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. Iberia 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. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.   Praise for Iberia   “From the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages, here is Spain, castle of old dreams and new realities.” — The New York Times   “Massive, beautiful . . . unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain [and] the best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject.” — The Wall Street Journal   “A dazzling panorama . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory.” — Saturday Review   “Kaleidoscopic . . . This book will make you fall in love with Spain.” — The Houston Post

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Maui Revealed

Maui Revealed The Ultimate Guidebook by Andrew Doughty

The finest guidebook ever written for Maui. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new seventh edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai‘i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to eat, colorful craters, hidden waterfalls and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Maui so exciting.

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Here is New York - E. B. White & Roger Angell Cover Art

Here is New York

Here is New York by E. B. White & Roger Angell

In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author’s stroll around Manhattan—with the reader arm-in-arm—remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures.  Here is New York  has been chosen by  The New York Times  as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The  New Yorker  calls it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.”

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Rick Steves Portugal - Rick Steves Cover Art

Rick Steves Portugal

Rick Steves Portugal by Rick Steves

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you  really  need to know when traveling in Portugal. With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe. Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes and grand squares, reminders of Portugal's seafaring glory days. Step back into history at the palaces in Sintra and the bone chapel of Évora. Soak up the sun at the Algarve beach of your dreams. When evening comes, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, and raise a glass of port wine in a toast. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

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Argentina Travel Guide

Argentina Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Argentina * Lonely Planet Argentina is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the vivid nightlife of Buenos Aires, be deafened by the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, watch the slide of icebergs in Patagonia; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Argentina and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Argentina Travel Guide:   Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - daily life, music, literature, cinema, outdoor activities, environment, cuisine O v er 80 colour maps  Covers Buenos Aires, Bariloche, the Lake District, Cordoba, the Central Sierras, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, the Central Andes, The Pampas, Patagonia, Salta, Tierra del Fuego and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Argentina, our most comprehensive guide to Argentina, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for a guide focused on Buenos Aires? Check out Lonely Planet Buenos Aires for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer. 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 traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Argentina. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

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The Rough Guide to Chile

The Rough Guide to Chile by Rough Guides

The new full-colour Rough Guide to Chile is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating country, with expert coverage of all the best attractions, suggested itineraries to help you plan your trip and evocative photos that bring the destination to life. Discover the highlights of this year-round destination with the latest information on trekking in Parque National Torres del Paine, wine tasting in the Central Valleys, exploring intriguing Easter Island and star-gazing in San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy incisive, up-to-date reviews of the best accommodation, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets, and detailed practical advice on Chile's diverse outdoor activities, from rafting the mighty Río Futaleufú to horse riding around Santiago. With comprehensive colour maps and expert information on the country's superb food and drink, culture, history, art and architecture, The Rough Guide to Chile will ensure you don't miss a thing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Chile .

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Frommer's EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2018 - Bascos Cover Art

Frommer's EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2018

Frommer's EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2018 by Bascos

Up-to-date and to-the-point, Frommer’s EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2018 supplies a thorough yet portable plan for taking on Sin City—and winning big! With the most trusted name in travel showing you the way, you’ll experience the megawatt glitz of the Vegas Strip, relive the old-school glamour of the Rat Pack’s heyday, and try gourmet cuisine crafted by some of the world’s best-known chefs. Everything has been freshly researched and updated for 2018—a must in a city where things change faster than you can say “ mama needs a new pair of shoes !” Frommer’s EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2018 contains: Tons of useful maps , including a detachable foldout one Itineraries by interest so you can explore the city by iconic sights, plan the perfect bachelorette party, or take in the wonders (Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and more) that are an easy drive from the city Excursions beyond the casinos to enjoy Vegas’s luxe spas, unparalleled shopping, surprisingly compelling history museums and nearby natural attractions Entertainment and nightlife covering everything from lavish Cirque du Soleil spectacles to risqué revues and all-night dance parties Candid reviews that run the gamut of places to eat, stay, play, and shop—from the budget-friendly to the ultra-luxe Helpful planning info for getting there, getting around, and getting the most bang for your buck About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.

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Berlin Lonely Planet Lommekjent

Berlin Lonely Planet Lommekjent by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planets Lommekjent-guider bringer deg rett til hjertet av storbyen: De er poengterte, velger ut de beste stedene å oppleve og har et fokus på favorittene til byens egne innbyggere. Hele veien hvisker den lokalkjente forfatteren deg i øret sine heteste tips: om severdigheter, shopping, hoteller, natteliv, restauranter og mye annet. Du får selvsagt også praktiske tips for at alt skal gå som smurt underveis på weekendturen. Og dessuten: topplister over byens beste, skreddersydde dagsplaner og vandringer, kart for hvert område.

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An Innocent Abroad

An Innocent Abroad Life-Changing Tips from 35 Great Writers by Lonely Planet

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)

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Sydney Travel Guide

Sydney Travel Guide by Tidels

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. 

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The Road to Little Dribbling - Bill Bryson Cover Art

The Road to Little Dribbling

The Road to Little Dribbling Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson

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.

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Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck & Jay Parini

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.

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The Dark Side of Disney - Leonard Kinsey Cover Art

The Dark Side of Disney

The Dark Side of Disney by Leonard Kinsey

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

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Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?

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Alaska Traveler

Alaska Traveler Dispatches from America's Last Frontier by Dana Stabenow

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.

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Pictures from China - Tony Xu Cover Art

Pictures from China

Pictures from China by Tony Xu

Learn China through hundreds of beautiful pictures taken around several major cities and famous locals around this great country. The book includes the wondrous natural tourist attraction know as Jiu Zhai Gou along with the city of Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, and Chengdu. The numerous pictures in this book will lead you on a visual journey through the various places while visiting major historic landmarks, modern wonders, and natural beauties.

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A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle Cover Art

A Year in Provence

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

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.

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Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson Cover Art

Notes from a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

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.

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Cockpit Confidential

Cockpit Confidential Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections by Patrick Smith

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.

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The Geography of Bliss

The Geography of Bliss One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

Part travel memoir, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader across the globe 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? In a unique mix of travel, psychology, science and humor, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.

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Adrift - Steven Callahan Cover Art

Adrift

Adrift Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan

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.

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Vagabonding

Vagabonding An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts & Timothy Ferriss

With a new foreword by Tim Ferriss •  There’s nothing like vagabonding: 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. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Now completely revised and updated, Vagabonding is an accessible and inspiring guide to   • financing your travel time • determining your destination • adjusting to life on the road • working and volunteering overseas • handling travel adversity • re-assimilating back into ordinary life   Praise for Vagabonding   “A crucial reference for any budget wanderer.” — Time   “ Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And Vagabonding teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life.” —Tim Ferriss, from the foreword   “The book is a meditation on the joys of hitting the road. . . . It’s also a primer for those with a case of pent-up wanderlust seeking to live the dream.” — USA Today   “I couldn’t put this book down. It’s a whole different ethic of travel. . . . [Potts’s] practical advice might just convince you to enjoy that open-ended trip of a lifetime.” —Rick Steves   “Potts wants us to wander, to explore, to embrace the unknown, and, finally, to take our own damn time about it. I think this is the most sensible book of travel-related advice ever written.” —Tim Cahill, founding editor of Outside From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Carsick - John Waters Cover Art

Carsick

Carsick John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters

Carsick is the New York Times bestselling chronicle of 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.

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Neither here nor there - Bill Bryson Cover Art

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson

In the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe—in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gloriously familiar to readers of Bryson's A Walk in the Woods). Twenty years later, he decided to retrace his journey. The result is the affectionate and riotously funny Neither Here Nor There.

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Four Seasons in Rome - Anthony Doerr Cover Art

Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr

From the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See , a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran ) memoir about art and adventures in Rome. Anthony Doerr has received many awards—from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year. Doerr learned of the award the day he and his wife returned from the hospital with newborn twins. Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats -- the chroniclers of Rome who came before him—and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighborhood, whose clamor of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood, and a fascinating story of a writer's craft—the process by which he transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.

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Shadows in the Vineyard

Shadows in the Vineyard The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine by Maximillian Potter

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.

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Walt Disney World Secrets Gold! - Mike Westby Cover Art

Walt Disney World Secrets Gold!

Walt Disney World Secrets Gold! Over 200 Secrets - With Nearly 140 Photos by Mike Westby

Walt Disney World Resort is a land filled with magic, wonder…and secrets!   Each day, thousands and thousands of guests journey throughout the parks, enjoying the fantasy that is Walt Disney World without ever realizing they’re walking past, over and sometimes through a magical secret they’d be thrilled to discover…if only they knew it existed.  This exciting new Notescast reveals these secrets as it takes readers on a magical journey throughout all four parks.  Designed to be enjoyed in the parks themselves, it explores over 200 secrets in all, complete with nearly 140 colorful photos, all arranged as a guided tour giving guests an exciting new way to see and experience the “world.” Along the way, guests will learn… • How and why the Magic Kingdom “opens” like a movie • Why there’s an ice cream store on Main Street, U.S.A. • Where to find a “living” tombstone at the Haunted Mansion • An ominous warning at the entrance to the Haunted Mansion which 99.9% of guests miss • How to ride Segways at Epcot…before the park opens • Where to find a walking plant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom • Where to find a hidden key at Disney’s Hollywood Studios • Trash cans and benches…that talk! • The amazing and fun world of Hidden Mickeys • A secret side entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom • Why there’s a net full of Jell-O at Disney’s Hollywood Studios • And a whole lot more.  Over 200 fun secrets revealed! Download your copy and experience the secrets of Walt Disney World Resort!

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Florence, Tuscany, and Umbria, Italy Travel Guide: Pisa, Siena, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook, Maps. (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Florence, Tuscany, and Umbria, Italy Travel Guide: Pisa, Siena, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook, Maps. (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents:  Essentials: A-Z INDEX | Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Stay Safe | Driving in Europe | Units Conversion  1. Introduction: Tuscany | Umbria | Get in | Get around | Climate | Money  2. Maps: Italy | Florence | Blocks | Florence Public Transportation  3. Florence  3.1 Florence: Tourist Offices | Climate | History | Demographics | Economy | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Get Out 3.2 Florence Transport: Get in | Get around | Santa Maria Novella Station | Peretola Airport | Trenitalia 3.3 Florence Attractions: Top 10 | Main Attractions | Itinerary | Do | Buy 3.4 Florence Landmarks: Museums | Art & Sculpture | Palaces | Villas and parks | Squares | Churches | Bridges | Streets | Arno River 4. Tuscany  4.1 Tuscany - Main Attractions: Arezzo | Florence (Firenze) | Cortona | Grosseto | Livorno | Lucca | Montepulciano | Pisa | Pistoia | Prato | Siena 4.2 Province of Arezzo: Arezzo | Castiglion Fiorentino | Civitella in Val di Chiana | Cortona | Foiano della Chiana | Lucignano | Poppi | Pratovecchio | Sansepolcro | Sestino 4.3 Province of Florence: Florence | Certaldo | Empoli | Fiesole | Greve in Chianti | Impruneta | San Casciano in Val di Pesa 4.4 Province of Grosseto: Grosseto | Capalbio | Castel del Piano | Castiglione della Pescaia | Isola del Giglio | Manciano | Monte Argentario | Orbetello | Pitigliano | Sorano 4.5 Province of Livorno: Livorno | Cecina | Piombino | Portoferraio 4.6 Province of Lucca: Lucca | Bagni di Lucca | Barga | Borgo a Mozzano | Castelnuovo di Garfagnana | Castiglione di Garfagnana | Pescaglia | Pietrasanta | Viareggio 4.7 Province of Massa-Carrara: Carrara | Massa | Pontremoli 4.8 Province of Pisa: Pisa | Cascina | Montecatini Val di Cecina | San Giuliano Terme | San Miniato | Volterra 4.9 Province of Pistoia: Pistoia | Montecatini Terme | Pescia 4.10 Province of Prato: Prato | Carmignano | Poggio a Caiano 4.11 Province of Siena: Siena | Asciano | Castellina in Chianti | Castiglione d'Orcia | Cetona | Chianciano Terme | Chiusi | Colle di Val d'Elsa | Montalcino | Montepulciano | Monteriggioni | Pienza | Poggibonsi | Radicofani | San Casciano dei Bagni | San Gimignano | Sinalunga 4.12 Islands: Elba | Capraia | Pianosa | Montecristo | Giglio | Giannutri  5. Umbria  5.1 Umbria - Main Attractions: Assisi | Gubbio | Orvieto | Perugia ...

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Dispatches from Pluto - Richard Grant Cover Art

Dispatches from Pluto

Dispatches from Pluto Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant

Winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Mississippi's #1 Bestseller of 2015 and 2016 ( 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.

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The Longest Way Home - Andrew McCarthy Cover Art

The Longest Way Home

The Longest Way Home One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down by Andrew McCarthy

WITH AN IRREPRESSIBLE TASTE for adventure, candor, and a vivid sense of place, award-winning travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy takes us on a deeply personal journey played out amid some of the world’s most evocative locales. Unable to commit to his fiancée of nearly four years—and with no clear understanding of what’s holding him back—Andrew McCarthy finds himself at a crossroads, plagued by doubts that have clung to him for a lifetime. Something in his character has kept him always at a distance, preventing him from giving himself wholeheartedly to the woman he loves and from becoming the father that he knows his children deserve. So before he loses everything he cares about, Andrew sets out to look for answers. Hobbling up the treacherous slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, dodging gregarious passengers aboard an Amazonian riverboat, and trudging through dense Costa Rican rain forests—Andrew takes us on exotic trips to some of the world’s most beautiful places, but his real journey is one of the spirit. On his soul-searching voyages, Andrew traces the path from his New Jersey roots, where acting saved his life—and early fame almost took it away—to his transformation into a leading travel writer. He faces the real costs of his early success and lays bare the evolving nature of his relationships with women. He explores a strained bond with his father, and how this complex dynamic shapes his own identity as a parent. Andrew charts his journey from ambivalence to confidence, from infidelity and recklessness to acceptance and a deeper understanding of the internal conflicts of his life. A gifted writer with an unsparing eye, Andrew relishes bizarre encounters with the characters whom he encounters, allowing them to challenge him in unexpected ways. He gets into peculiar, even dangerous situations that put him to the test—with mixed results. Disarmingly likable, Andrew is open, honest, and authentic on every page, and what emerges is an intimate memoir of self-discovery and an unforgettable love song to the woman who would be his wife.

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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World - John Baxter Cover Art

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter

“Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” —Newsday Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writerswho have called Paris their home. Baxter highlights hidden treasures along theSeine, treasured markets at Place d’Aligre, thefavorite ambles of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Beach, andmore, in a series of intimate vignettes that evoke the best parts of Paris’smany charms. Baxter’s unforgettable chronicle reveals how walking is the bestway to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path . . . notonly of La Ville-Lumière, but also, perhaps, of life itself.

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Venice Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Venice Sights

Venice Sights a travel guide to the top 45 attractions in Venice, Italy by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. Please search for " Travel Venice ," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.  NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

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Paris Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Paris Sights

Paris Sights a travel guide to the top 45 attractions in Paris, France by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included.  Please search for "Travel Paris," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.  NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

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To Build a Fire - Jack London Cover Art

To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire And Other Stories by Jack London

To Build a Fire and Other Stories is a collection of essential short stories by Jack London. The title tale is the best known of the London short works with its reflection of his experience in the frigid Northwestern Yukon territory with a husky wolf-dog.

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Paris, France: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Paris, France: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel)

Paris, France: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents: Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Units Conversion | Driving in Europe Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Units Conversion | Driving in Europe 1. General: Tourist Center | History | Geography | Climate 2. Maps: Paris Centre | Greater Paris | Montparnasse | Montmartre | Bastille | Axe Historique | Arrondissements 2.1 Transportation: Metro West | Metro East | RER | Highways 2.2 France: Regions | Regions Detailed 3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Airports | Streets | Métro | RER | Tramways 4. Culture: Museums | Theaters & Performance Centers | Events | Nightlife | Cafes | National Archives 5. Landmarks: Top 10 | Itinerary | Buildings & Structures | Monuments | Churches | Areas & Squares | Streets | Parks | Bridges 6. By Area: Arrondissements | Districts | Seine | Islands | Get Out

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The Truth About Cruise Ships - Jay Herring Cover Art

The Truth About Cruise Ships

The Truth About Cruise Ships A Cruise Ship Officer Survives the Work, Adventure, Alcohol, and Sex of Ship Life by Jay Herring

This is a behind-the-scenes look at cruise ships in a way that's never been done before. Some of the stories are shocking, some are enlightening, but most are just laugh-out-loud entertaining. This tour behind those "Crew Only" doors will reveal: - How romance on a cruise ship is unlike anywhere else - The insane things passengers do - Why alcohol is mandatory at sea - How nude cruises compare to Christian cruises - What happens when things go horribly wrong at sea Jay Herring was an American senior officer and one of the few who had physical access to the entire ship. He worked with every department and every senior officer, including the captain. His wife worked in the casino, and combined they worked for Carnival Cruise Lines for 10 years and sailed on over 503 cruises. If you've ever wondered what happens below deck on a cruise ship, then get ready to laugh through an experience unlike any other!

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London Sights: a travel guide to the top 60 attractions in London, England, UK - MobileReference Cover Art

London Sights: a travel guide to the top 60 attractions in London, England, UK

London Sights: a travel guide to the top 60 attractions in London, England, UK by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. This travel guide also features four walking tours with our suggestions for your travel route. These itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. Please search for "Travel London" part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, and units conversion. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

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Rome & Lazio, Italy: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Rome & Lazio, Italy: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel)

Rome & Lazio, Italy: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on iPad and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features three walking tours with our suggestions for your travel route. These walking tours include links to individual attraction articles. Imperial Rome is explained with the use of maps and models. NEW FEATURE: This guide now includes links to Google Maps. On electronic readers with slow connection and a primitive browser (such as Amazon Kindle and BN Nook Color) Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On internet-enabled devices, including the iPhone, the iPad, and many other phones, Google Maps will even show you the route from where your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents: Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Healthy & Safe | Respect | Contact | Cope | Driving in Europe | Units Conversion  1. General: History | Ancient Rome | Roman Empire | Geography | Climate | Economy 2. Maps: City | Itineraries | Metro | Tramway | Districts | Rioni | Vatican City | Lazio | Tyrrhenian Sea | Italy 2.1 Imperial Rome: 7 Hills | Maps | Models 3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Leonardo da Vinci Airport | Ciampino Airport | Termini station 4. Attractions: Map | Top 10 | A-Z | Itineraries | Do | Buy | Museums | Churches | Palaces | Fountains | Piazzas | Buildings & Structures 5. Ancient Roman Landmarks: Architecture | Roman Forum | Imperial forum | Fora Venalia | Temples | Baths | Aqueducts | Arches | Columns | Obelisks | Walls | Streets 6. By Area: Modern Center | Old Rome | Roman Ghetto | Vatican | Colosseum | Tiber Island | North Center | Trastevere | Aventino-Testaccio | Esquilino-San Giovanni | Nomentano | Seven Hills | Rioni | Get out 7. Lazio 7.1 Lazio General: Overview | History | Geography | Get in & Get around | Eat | Sleep 7.2 Cities & Towns: Anzio | Civita Castellana | Civitavecchia | Fiumicino | Gaeta | Latera | Latina | Rieti | Sperlonga | Subiaco | Tarquinia | Terracina | Tivoli | Tuscania | Viterbo  7.3 Other Destinations: Bomarzo | Castelli Romani | Cerveteri | Civita di Bagnoregios | Fiuggi | Lake Bolsena | Lake Bracciano | Monte Cassino | Ostia Antica | Ponza | Sabine Hills | Sutri | Vulci

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Israel Travel Guide, Incl: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, & more. Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Israel Travel Guide, Incl: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, & more. Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is  indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included.  The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook and a pronunciation guide are also included.  Table of Contents:  Essentials: Hebrew Phrasebook | Buy | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Stay healthy | Electricity | Contact | Units Conversion 1. Israel: History | Climate | Physical Geography | Human Geography | Government | Economy | Population | Culture | Cities | Regions | Other Destinations | Transportation | Archaeology | Kibbutz | Itinerary 2. Maps: Israel | Tel Aviv | Haifa | Golan Heights | Galilee | Jerusalem: City Scheme | Old City Scheme | East Jerusalem | Via Dolorosa 3. Jerusalem: History | Geography | Culture | Religion | Transport | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Buy | Stay safe | Contact | Neighbourhoods 3.1 Landmarks: Old City | Buildings, Sites & Streets | Gates | Churches | Mosques | Synagogues | Museums | Itinerary 4. Tel Aviv: Orientation | History | Culture | By Area | Transport | Streets & Squares | Museums | Architecture | Landmarks | Attractions | Eat | Drink | Buy | Sleep | Stay Safe 5. Haifa: History | Transport | Landmarks | Museums | Buy | Eat | Drink | Sleep 6. North | Center | South 7. The Territories: West Bank | Gaza | Jericho | Bethlehem

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London - Zeeshan Chawdhary Cover Art

London

London by Zeeshan Chawdhary

London CityGuide with 3D and interactive twitter widget.

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Green Hills of Africa - Ernest Hemingway Cover Art

Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway

"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave." -- ERNEST HEMINGWAY In the winter of 1933, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline set out on a two-month safari in the big-game country of East Africa, camping out on the great Serengeti Plain at the foot of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. "I had quite a trip," the author told his friend Philip Percival, with characteristic understatement. Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's account of that expedition, of what it taught him about Africa and himself. Richly evocative of the region's natural beauty, tremendously alive to its character, culture, and customs, and pregnant with a hard-won wisdom gained from the extraordinary situations it describes, it is widely held to be one of the twentieth century's classic travelogues.

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