Category: Travel

  • Lonely Planet Discover San Francisco (Travel Guide)

    By Alison Bing, Mariella Krause

    Lonely Planet: The world's major go back and forth consultant publisher

    Lonely Planet observe San Francisco is your passport to all of the so much appropriate and updated recommendation on what to work out, what to bypass, and what hidden discoveries anticipate you. Watch fog creep underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, trip a cable motor vehicle earlier stately Victorians, or style the simplest of California delicacies on the Ferry development; all together with your depended on trip better half. detect the easiest of San Francisco and start your trip now!

    Inside Lonely Planet become aware of San Francisco:

    • Full-color maps and photographs all through
    • Highlights and itineraries express you the best technique to tailor your journey in your personal own wishes and pursuits
    • Insider tips prevent money and time and assist you get round like a neighborhood, averting crowds and hassle spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - together with hours of operation, mobilephone numbers, web pages, transit assistance, and costs
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - together with consuming, napping, sight-seeing, going out, procuring, and hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks pass over
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and extra profitable trip event - together with heritage, paintings, literature, leisure, track, structure, politics, food, drink, and extra
    • Free, handy pull-out San Francisco map (included in print version), plus over 30 colour local maps
    • Useful features - together with Walking excursions, Month-by-Month (annual competition calendar), and Travel with Kids
    • Coverage of North seashore, Chinatown, Downtown, Civic heart, The undertaking, SoMa, The Castro, Russian Hill, The Haight, Hayes Valley, the quay, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, and extra

    The excellent selection: Lonely Planet notice San Francisco, our easy-to-use consultant, is ideal for tourists who search the most well-liked points of interest a vacation spot has to provide. full of inspiring and colourful images, this advisor specializes in the easiest of the simplest.

    • Looking for a accomplished consultant that recommends quite a lot of reports, either well known and offbeat, and widely covers the entire city's neighborhoods? try out Lonely Planet's San Francisco guide. Or try out Lonely Planet's Pocket San Francisco, a handy-sized consultant taken with the can't-miss attractions for a fast journey.
    • Looking for extra wide insurance? try out Lonely Planet's California guide for a finished examine the entire country has to provide, or Lonely Planet's realize California, a photo-rich consultant to the state's preferred attractions.

    Authors: Written and researched by means of Lonely Planet, Mariella Krause, Alison Bing, and John A Vlahides.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top commute consultant writer with guidebooks to each vacation spot on this planet, in addition to an award-winning web site, a collection of cellular and electronic trip items, and a committed visitor neighborhood. Lonely Planet's undertaking is to allow curious tourists to event the realm and to actually get to the center of the locations they locate themselves in.

    TripAdvisor tourists' selection Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in favourite go back and forth advisor category

    'Lonely Planet courses are, conveniently, like no other.' - manhattan Times

    'Lonely Planet. it is on everyone's bookshelves; it is in each traveller's palms. it is on cellphones. it really is on the net. it is all over, and it is telling complete generations of individuals tips on how to go back and forth the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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  • Exploring Havasupai: A Guide to the Heart of the Grand Canyon

    By Greg Witt

    Deep within the Grand Canyon lies a spot of unrivaled attractiveness; a spot the place blue-green water cascades over fern-clad cliffs into travertine swimming pools, the place nice blue heron skim canyon streams, and the place large cottonwoods and sleek willows thrive within the color of majestic sandstone cliffs. Havasupai is a paradise enveloped in a single of the earth's so much rugged and parched landscapes. The Havasupai Tribe hasn't ever marketed its canyon and hasn't ever recommended a guidebook to organize viewers for a trip into the guts of the Grand Canyon — previously. Exploring Havasupai is the basic vacation spot consultant for these traveling the realm. The guidebook is full of insider assistance, attention-grabbing historical past, and crucial details. It identifies many new hikes, mines, springs and ancient websites by no means ahead of printed in a Grand Canyon or Havasupai guidebook. information on canyon geology, climate styles, and the original wildlife upload intensity to a hiker's event. Exploring Havasupai contains exact maps, path descriptions, wonderful full-color photos, and fascinating historic insights. this can be the must-have advisor for canyon viewers, even if arriving by way of helicopter, on horseback, or on foot.
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  • Kiss the Sunset Pig: A Canadian's American Road Trip (with Exotic Detours)

    By Laurie Gough

    During this lyrical, poetic, and charmingly humorous ebook, Laurie Gough drives from Ontario to California reflecting on a existence spent traveling looking for new reports and customary sensations. Heading in the direction of a half-remembered cave at the Pacific coast the place her more youthful, extra adventurous self as soon as stayed, she recollects adventures in Sumatra, the Yukon and lots of locations in among and wonders what compels her to maintain relocating via existence whereas every body else has stumbled on a spot to belong.
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  • Sicilian Odyssey (National Geographic Directions)

    By Francine Prose

    A mixing of artwork and cultural feedback, go back and forth writing, and private narrative, Sicilian Odyssey is Francine Prose's creative attention of the varied cultural legacies came upon juxtaposed and entangled at the Mediterranean island of Sicily. She writes of the depth of Sicily, the "commitment to the extreme," the place the background is extra colourful, the solar warmer, the cooking earthier, the violence extra awful, the carnival extra raucous, the politics extra Byzantine than different locations on the earth, and what sort of the island can educate us in regards to the triumph of good looks over violence and lifestyles over death.

    Prose examines architectural websites and items and appears on the ways that fantasy and reality converge. Exploring the intact and gorgeous Greek amphitheaters at Siracusa and Taormina, the cathedral at Monreale, the Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina, and a few of the masterpieces of the Baroque scattered in the course of the island, Prose focuses her willing perception to visualize them of their personal time, to ascertain the evolution and decline of the cultures that produced them, and to deconstruct robust responses every one inspires in her.

    Illuminated by way of the author's personal photographs, Sicilian Odyssey brings unique and enigmatic Sicily to lifestyles throughout the prism of its prior.
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  • In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)

    By Bruce Chatwin

    The masterpiece of commute writing that revolutionized the style and made its writer well-known overnight
    An exhilarating examine a spot that also keeps the unique secret of a distant, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s beautiful account of his trip via Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, impressive bits of historical past, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by means of an unmistakable lust for all times and experience and a unique present for storytelling, Chatwin treks via “the uttermost a part of the earth”—that stretch of land on the southern tip of South the USA, the place bandits have been as soon as made welcome—in seek of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin equipped via Butch Cassidy. An fast vintage upon e-book in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has forged a protracted shadow upon the literary world.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
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  • Tips for Transportation: All You Need to Know to Get Around in Italy

    Instantly to the purpose and with greater than 50+ real-life photographs, “Tips for Transportation” is a stupendous consultant that gives step by step directions and useful recommendation at the many transportation structures of Italy.

    Experience Italy in a greater, extra self sustaining method, all whereas saving funds and fighting in all probability high priced error. “Tips for Transportation,” written via local Italians, prepares you on your top Italian holiday with invaluable vocabulary and knowledge on transportation strategies in Italy, namely:

    - Airports
    - Buses
    - motor vehicle rentals
    - Ferries
    - Taxi cabs
    - Trains

    Enjoy your remain in Italy and not fear in regards to the ideas of transportation, simply because “Tips for Transportation” is right here to assist!
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  • Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

    By Simon Winchester

    In the overdue Eighties, New York Times bestselling writer Simon Winchester set out taking walks to find the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- so that it will set the checklist immediately approximately this enigmatic and elusive land.

    Fascinating for its brilliant presentation of ancient and geographic aspect, Korea is that infrequent publication that truly defines a kingdom and its humans. Winchester's present for taking pictures enticing characters in actual, compelling tales presents us with a treasury of spell binding and educated perception at the tradition, language, historical past, and politics of this little-known nook of Asia.

    With a brand new creation by means of the writer, Korea is a gorgeous trip via a mysterious kingdom and a memorable addition to the various adventures of Simon Winchester.

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  • Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

    By Mark Adams

    A New York Times Bestseller. the writer of Turn correct at Machu Picchu travels the globe looking for the world’s most renowned misplaced city. 

    “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts in the course of the eons of rumor, technology, and lore to discover a spot that, in any case, turns out startlingly actual indeed.” –Hampton Sides

    “Infused with humor and dad tradition references, Adams makes what might have been a tedious recitation of theories into a thrilling adventure.” -Chicago Tribune

    “Writing with an analogous jaunty variety as Turn correct at Machu Picchu, Adams merrily entertains the lost-cities audience.” –Booklist

    many years in the past, Mark Adams made a wierd discovery: faraway from alien conspiracy theories and different popular culture myths, every thing we all know concerning the mythical misplaced urban of Atlantis comes from the paintings of 1 guy, the Greek thinker Plato. Stranger nonetheless: Adams realized there's a complete worldwide sub-culture of novice explorers who're nonetheless actively and obsessively looking for this sunken urban, dependent solely on Plato’s designated clues.  What Adams didn’t detect was once that Atlantis is more or less like a virus—and he’d been exposed. 

    In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles monitoring down those Atlantis obsessives, attempting to be sure why they suspect it truly is attainable to discover the world's most renowned misplaced city—and even if any in their theories may turn out or disprove its lifestyles. the result's a vintage quest that takes readers to attention-grabbing destinations to satisfy impossible to resist characters; and a deep, usually funny examine the human longing to rediscover a misplaced international.
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  • Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress

    By Jan Morris

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's epic tale of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the loss of life of Winston Churchill. it's a towering fulfillment: informative, obtainable, pleasing and written with all her traditional bravura. Heaven's Command, the 1st quantity, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. the tale strikes without problems the world over, from the English seashores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and past. absolutely gripping background! right here, it truly is offered in a comfy 6 CD abridgement which keeps the most parts of the story.
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  • Lonely Planet Croatia (Travel Guide)

    By Lonely Planet, Anja Mutic, Peter Dragicevich

    Lonely Planet: The world's top trip advisor publisher

    Lonely Planet Croatia is your passport to the main suitable, updated suggestion on what to determine and bypass, and what hidden discoveries look ahead to you. wonder on the turquoise lakes and waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes nationwide Park, see Dubrovnik from its urban partitions or discover the dreamy inside of Hvar Island all along with your relied on commute significant other. Get to the center of Croatia and start your trip now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Croatia go back and forth Guide:

    • Colour maps and photographs all through
    • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey for your own wishes and pursuits
    • Insider tips to save lots of time and cash and get round like a neighborhood, keeping off crowds and bother spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, telephone numbers, web content, transit counsel, costs
    • Honest experiences for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, hidden gemstones that almost all guidebooks omit
    • Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra worthwhile go back and forth adventure - heritage, food, average setting, arts, structure
    • Over forty maps
    • Covers Zagreb, Zagorje, Slavonia, Istria, Kvarner, Northern Dalmatia, cut up & primary Dalmatia, Dubrovnik & Southern Dalmatia and extra

    The ideal selection: Lonely Planet Croatia , our so much finished advisor to Croatia, is ideal for either exploring most sensible points of interest and taking roads much less travelled.

    • Looking for extra vast insurance? try out Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe advisor, Eastern Europe advisor or Southeastern Europe consultant.

    Authors: Written and researched via Lonely Planet, Anja Mutic and Peter Dragicevich.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's best trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic trip items, and a devoted tourist neighborhood. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious guests to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas during which they locate themselves.

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