New Arrivals in Travel

How to Make Friends and Oppress People: Classic Travel Advice for the Gentleman Adventurer

Vic Darkwood
No traveler to date has matched the intrepid 19th-century gentleman for his bravery, derring-do, and ability to make a perfect cup of tea in the most malarial of climes. But the sun has set on the golden age of exploration, and the records of these fearless, mustachioed adventurers have vanished from the shelves. In their place have appeared timorous travel guides written by authors who could hardly locate Rhodesia on a classroom globe let alone comment on the proper etiquette of an Italian duel.
Now, with the publication of Vic Darkwood's How to Make Friends and Oppress People, at long last today's aspiring adventurers can avail themselves of the best of classic travel advice on such invaluable topics as:
-Using Anthills as Ovens
-Hunting Elephants and Hippos with a Javelin
-Sleeping on a Billiard Table as a Means of Avoiding Vermin
-Digging a Well with a Pointy Stick
Fully illustrated with over 150 drawings and woodcuts, this inestimable collection of wisdom drawn from actual 19th- and early 20th-century guidebooks will prove essential to any traveler looking to enjoy his excursion abroad or hoping to avoid death at the hands of inhospitable natives.

This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City

John Rogers

Join John Rogers as he ventures out into an uncharted London like a redbrick Indiana Jones in search of the lost meaning of our metropolitan existence. Nursing two reluctant knees and a can of Stella, he perambulates through the seasons seeking adventure in our city’s remote and forgotten reaches.

When John Rogers packed away his rucksack to start a family in London he didn’t stop travelling. But instead of canoeing up the Rejang River to find retired headhunters in Sarawak, he caught the ferry to Woolwich in search of the edge of the city at Crayford Marshes.

This Other London recounts that journey and many others – all on foot and epic in their own cartilage-crunching way. Clutching a samosa and a handful of out-of-date A-Zs, he heads out into the wilderness of isolated luxury apartment blocks in Brentford, the ruins of Lesnes Abbey near Thamesmead, and the ancient Lammas Lands in Leyton.

Denounced by his young sons as a ‘hippy wizard’, Rogers delves into some of the overlooked stories rumbling beneath the tarmac of the city suburbs. Holy wells in Lewisham; wassailing in Clapton; a heretical fresco in West Ham. He encounters the Highwaymen of Hounslow Heath, Viet Cong vets still fighting Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket in Beckton, Dutch sailors marooned at Erith pier; and cyclists – without Bradley Wiggins’ sideburns – at Herne Hill Velodrome. He heads out to Uxendon Hill to witness the end of the world, Horsenden Hill to learn its legend, and Tulse Hill to the observatory of the Victorian Brian Cox.

This Other London will take you into the hinterland of the city. The London that is lived in; the London where workaday dormitory suburbs sit atop a rich history that could rival Westminster and Tower Bridge. In an age when no corner of the globe has been left untrampled-upon by hordes of tourists, it is time to discover the wonders on our doorstep.

This Other London is your gateway through the underexplored nooks of London. As Pathfinder wrote in 1911, ‘Adventure begins at home’.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West

Fodor's
Majestic mountains, towering redwoods, and river-carved canyons---a visit to the national parks of the West is a rite of passage. This full-color guide is the planning tool for a perfect parks trip. It includes 36 of America’s best-loved parks, like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone; the nation’s newest park, Pinnacles, designated in January 2013; and coverage of Banff and Jasper, two draws in the Canadian Rockies.
 
NEW THIS EDITION: The National Parks of the West have drawn millions of visitors and captured the American imagination since the very first park, Yellowstone, was designated in 1872. The new edition of Fodor’s National Parks of the West will include a new chapter on the best of Pinnacles National Park, which President Obama designated in early 2013. It is the first new national park in over 8 years. Completely revised road trip itineraries will take the guesswork out of planning the perfect parks trip, with advice on how long to stay at each park, which parks to string together, and driving distances.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Rich full-color features help travelers make the most of top experiences, from white-water rafting on the Colorado River and understanding Yellowstone's geothermal features to choosing a historic lodge and stargazing. The illustrated field guides to wildlife and geology make identification a snap.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: A must for summer travel, this book is not only indispensible on the ground; it also makes choosing a park simple. Thirty-six western U.S. national parks and two Canadian parks are divided by state in the What's Where section so it's easy to decide which parks to see together. The Best of the National Parks section breaks down the parks by themes, such as parks for day trippers, for spotting wildlife, and for inspiration. The Outdoor Adventures section lists the best parks for hiking, rafting, rock climbing, and camping. Everything needed to plan a visit is here, from information on discount park passes and what to pack to tips for families and photographers. Each park has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around, plus information on activities, dining, and lodging in and around the park.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's National Park of the West offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help park visitors make the most of their trip. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to activities, while "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable park insights.
ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

The Secrets of Rome: Love and Death in the Eternal City

Corrado Augias
From Italy's popular author Corrado Augias comes the most intriguing exploration of Rome ever to be published. In the mold of his earlier histories of Paris, New York, and London, Augias moves perceptively through twenty-seven centuries of Roman life, shedding new light on a cast of famous, and infamous, historical figures and uncovering secrets and conspiracies that have shaped the city without our ever knowing it. From Rome's origins as Romulus's stomping ground to the dark atmosphere of the Middle Ages; from Caesar's unscrupulousness to Caravaggio's lurid genius; from the notorious Lucrezia Borgia to the seductive Anna Fallarino, the marchioness at the center of one of Rome's most heinous crimes of the post-war period, Augias creates a sweeping account of the passions that have shaped this complex city: at once both a metropolis and a village, where all human sentiment-bravery and cowardice, industriousness and sloth, enterprise and laxity-find their interpreters and stage. If the history of humankind is all passion and uproar, then, as the author notes, "for centuries Rome has been the mirror of this history, reflecting with excruciating accuracy every detail, even those that might cause you to avert your gaze."

The Essential Guide to Being Polish

Anna Spysz

Being Polish is no joke. For ten million people of Polish ancestry in the United States, as well as many who have settled in the UK since the fall of communism, it is a heartfelt matter--and amid all the travel guides and guides to Polish language, folklore,and customs, there is no single, comprehensive, reader-friendly and yet ever-informative reference on what it means to be Polish. Enter The Essential Guide to Being Polish -- the go-to concise resource for anyone looking to reconnect with their culture or, indeed, hoping that their friends, children, or colleagues learn something about their heritage. 

Divided into three sections to make for an easy-to-follow format --Poland in Context, Poles in Poland, and Poles Abroad -- this guide covers just about everything and does so in a style that is at once entertaining and informative: the country's history and geography, wars, Jews in Poland, the communist past, the postcommunist past and present, language, kings and queens, religion/Catholicism (with special focus on Pope John Paul II), holidays, food, and drink. What is a real Polish wedding all about? That, too, is addressed succinctly and with flair in this guide. Other chapters cover literature, music, art, famous scientists, Polish men and Polish women, Poles in America, Poles in the UK, Poles and the EU, and last but not least, Polish pride.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Under the Southern Sun: Stories of the Real Italy and the Americans It Created

Paul E. Paolicelli
Recently there has been a seemingly endless stream of books praising the glories of ancient and modern Rome, fretting over Venice’s rising tides and moldering galleries, celebrating the Tuscan countryside, wines and cuisine. But there have been curiously few writings that deal directly with Italy as the country of origin for the grand and great-grandparents of nearly twenty-six million Americans. The greatest majority—more than eight out of ten—of those American descendants of immigrant Italians aren’t the progeny of Venetian doges or Tuscan wealth, but are the diaspora of Southern Italians, people from a place very different than Renaissance Florence or the modern political entity of Rome. Southern Italians, mostly from villages and towns sprinkled about the dramatic and remote countryside of Italian provinces even now tourists find only with determination and rental cars.

In Under the Southern Sun, Stories of the Real Italy and the Americans it Created, journalist Paul Paolicelli takes us on a grand tour of the Southern Italy of most Italian-American immigrants, including Calabria, Basilicata, Puglia, Sicily, Abruzzo, and Molise, and explores the many fascinating elements of Southern Italian society, history, culture. Along the way, he explores the concept of heritage and of going back to one’s roots, the theory of a cultural subconscious, and most importantly, the idea of a Southern Italian “sensibility” – where it comes from, how it has been cultivated, and how it has been passed on from generation to generation. Amidst the delightful blend of travelogue and journalism are wonderful stories about famous Southern Italian-Americans, most notably Frank Capra and Rudolph Valentino, who were forced to leave their homeland and to adjust, adapt, and survive in America. He tells the story of the only large concentration camp built and run by the Fascists during World War II and of the humanity of the Southerners who ran the place. He visits ancient seaside communities once dominated by castles and watchtowers and now bathed in tanning oil and tourists, muses over Matera—what is probably Europe’s oldest and most unknown city – and culminates in a fascinating exploration of how one’s familial memory can influence his or her internal value system.

This book is a celebration of Southern Italy, its people, and what it has given to its American descendents.

Roughing It

Mark Twain
The Wild West as Mark Twain lived it

In 1861, Mark Twain joined his older brother Orion, the newly appointed secretary of the Nevada Territory, on a stagecoach journey from Missouri to Carson City, Nevada. Planning to be gone for three months, Twain spent the next “six or seven years” exploring the great American frontier, from the monumental vistas of the Rocky Mountains to the lush landscapes of Hawaii. Along the way, he made and lost a theoretical fortune, danced like a kangaroo in the finest hotels of San Francisco, and came to terms with freezing to death in a snow bank—only to discover, in the light of morning, that he was fifteen steps from a comfortable inn.
 
As a record of the “variegated vagabondizing” that characterized his early years—before he became a national treasure—Roughing It is an indispensable chapter in the biography of Mark Twain. It is also, a century and a half after it was first published, both a fascinating history of the American West and a laugh-out-loud good time.

 

 

Rick StevesÕ Snapshot Gimmelwald & the Berner Oberland

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Gimmelwald and traveling in the Berner Oberland.

Rick Steves covers the essentials of Gimmelwald and the Berner Oberland, including Interlaken, Mürren, and Lauterbrunnen. Visit Interlaken’s St. Beatus Höllen caves, or take a scenic cable car ride up to the summit of the Schilthorn. You’ll get Rick’s firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves’ Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves’ European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick’s up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

The Riches of Paris, 2nd Edition: A Shopping and Touring Guide, Edition 2

Maribeth Clemente
Long considered the epitome of all that is chic, glamors, and desirable, Paris is every shopper's dream. But even the most indefatigable shopper is sure to be overwhelmed by the embarras de richesses. In The Riches of Paris, Maribeth Clemente shares her insider's knowledge of the choicest boutiques, restaurants, wine cellars, and auctions to help you find endless treasures. Whether you're looking for designer fashions, Limoges china, the finest perfumes, the best Bordeaux, or just browsing, The Riches of Paris is an indispensable guide for making your visit to Paris enjoyable and unforgettable.

Living, Studying, and Working in France: Everything You Need To Know To Fulfill Your Dreams of Living Abroad

Saskia Reilly
The essential book on how to make a life in France.

More than 90,000 Americans live abroad in France, making it home to one of the largest expatriate communities in the world. This is a savvy and insightful book full of hard-earned advice on how to make the most of your experience in France.

Following in the footsteps of the successful Living, Studying, and Working in Italy, this guide will help Americans grow into French culture and help them feel at home in a country famous for its cultural and social particularities. The authors, two Americans who have spent extensive time in France, provide detailed information ranging from health care procedures in France to how to put together a résumé (known as a CV in France). With material on networking, employment opportunities, choosing the right study program, and navigating the French Internet, this is the essential guide for anyone who wants to live, study, or work in France.

101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tour: 1001 Unforgettable Works of Art

Francis Russell
A selection of the most remarkable places, sites, sights in Italy by a veteran visitor, distinguished scholar and intrepid traveler.

Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on A Budget: Switzerland

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Switzerland is the ultimate budget guide to this beautiful country in Europe. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from Lake Geneva to the Swiss Alps and into Liechtenstein.

Detailed full-color maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, however long you're planning to stay. Cash-saving tips and suggestions are included throughout, as well as special "Treat Yourself" options.

This special ePub format edition is also published as part of The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget and includes the Basics section from that guide, with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region, including transportation, food, drink, costs, health, sports, and outdoor activities.

Full coverage: Lake Geneva, Geneva, Lausanne, Château de Chillon, Basel, Luzern (Lucerne), Bern, Zürich, the Jungfrau Region, Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Grindelwald, Zermatt and the Matterhorn, Locarno, Lugano, and Liechtenstein (Vaduz).

Now available in ePub format.

Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on A Budget: Poland

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Poland is the ultimate budget guide to this beautiful country in Europe. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from Warsaw to the Tatra mountains.

Detailed full-color maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, however long you're planning to stay. Cash-saving tips and suggestions are included throughout, as well as special "Treat Yourself" options.

This special ePub format edition is also published as part of The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget and includes the Basics section from that guide, with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region, including transportation, food, drink, costs, health, sports, and outdoor activities.

Full coverage: Warsaw, Gdansk, Sopot, Malbork, Torun, Kraków; Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Tatras and Zakopane, Wroclaw, and Poznan.

Now available in ePub format.

Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on a Budget: Czech Republic

The Rough Guide Snapshot to the Czech Republic is the ultimate budget guide to this beautiful part of Europe. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from Prague and Plzen to fairytale Ceský Krumlov.

Detailed full-color maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, however long you're planning to stay. Cash-saving tips and suggestions are included throughout, as well as special "Treat Yourself" options.

This special ePub format edition is also published as part of The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget and includes the Basics section from that guide, with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region, including transportation, food, drink, costs, health, sports, and outdoor activities.

Full coverage: Prague, Kutná Hora, Ceské Budejovice, Ceský Krumlov, Plzen, Karlovy Vary, Brno, and Olomouc.

Now available in ePub format.

Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on A Budget: Moscow and St Petersburg

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Moscow & St. Petersburg is the ultimate budget guide to these two great Russian cities. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from the Kremlin to the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Detailed full-color maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, however long you're planning to stay. Cash-saving tips and suggestions are included throughout, as well as special "Treat Yourself" options.

This special ePub format edition is also published as part of The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget and includes the Basics section from that guide, with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region, including transportation, food, drink, costs, health, sports, and outdoor activities.

Now available in ePub format.

Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey

Alison Wearing
The beautifully written travel memoir of a Western woman's journey in Iran

In the tradition of Nothing to Declare, Honeymoon in Purdah is a book of sketches gathered over the course of one woman's journey in Iran. Through her, we meet the ordinary and extraordinary people of Iran--men and women whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnappings, terrorism, and Islamic fundamentalism. Peppered with accounts of Iran's Islamic Revolution and political analyses of the country, Honeymoon in Purdah is a departure from our conventional perception of Iran. Alison Wearing give Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes and in so doing, reveals the poetry of their lives.

Thailand - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Roger Jones
For many outsiders Thailand still conjures up images of the East at its most mysterious and enchanting – a view largely formed by Hollywood films like The King and I. Never conquered by foreigners, this proud and ancient land has been shaped by Buddhism, the monarchy, and the military. Today it is a representative democracy with a populist female prime minister, and is ranked among the tiger economies of Southeast Asia. It is a manufacturing powerhouse, the world’s largest rice exporter, and a tourist paradise that welcomes 22 million visitors a year to its beach resorts and its vibrant capital, Bangkok.
 
Yet despite the veneer of Western modernity, the country and its people remain an enigma for many visitors, smiling and inscrutable. It conceals a unique system of personal values and attitudes, developed over centuries. You may find that Thais react to you in surprising and unexpected ways, coming as they do from a culture based on respect, status, self-control, non-confrontation, and harmony. They are also naturally generous and have a great love of fun. Thais put a great deal of effort into social skills in order to maintain social harmony, and one of their most potent weapons is the smile that puts people at ease and helps to defuse a difficult situation.
 
This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Thailand describes how the Thai people view the world and themselves. It examines the impact of religious beliefs and history on their lives, as well as the continuing importance of the monarchy. It looks at recent social and political developments, including the current tensions in the south. Above all, it helps visitors to become more culturally aware and so better able to interact successfully with the locals. Thailand’s charm lies in being different, and visitors who make an effort to understand the differences will find their stay in “The Land of Smiles” a richly rewarding experience.

Fodor's Prague: with the Best of the Czech Republic

Fodor's
Offering value, a vibrant nightlife scene, and one of the most beautiful old cities in all of Europe, it’s no wonder that Prague is the single most-visited destination in Eastern Europe. Fodor’s full-color Prague guide provides all the recommendations and tips travelers need for exploring this picturesque city.
NEW THIS EDITION: Detailed and illustrated coverage on the Charles Bridge puts one of Prague's major landmarks front-and-center; a new Welcome to Prague page introduces the city to visitors and highlights all the major reasons to go; and the hub of Brno is being added into the Moravia chapter, helping travelers navigate in the region.
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:   With more excursions than Frommer's or Rick Steves', our new guide will cover all major tourist destinations in the Czech Republic in addition to Prague.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: In addition to the new coverage on the Charles Bridge, a feature on Czech beer gives background on the city's favorite drink. In the Experience chapter, Prague's top attractions, from St. Vitus's Cathedral to Old Town Square, are highlighted with full-color photos.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS:  Top Experiences and Top Attractions features help travelers prioritize their trips; the Great Itineraries feature gives a platform for vacation plans; and the city walk, covering Old Town's greatest hits, gives readers a tool for sightseeing on the ground. Best bets charts for restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read color regional maps; and tips for attending concerts or booking tours provide more useful at-a-glance travel resources.   
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS:  Fodor's Prague offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Hungry for Paris (second edition): The Ultimate Guide to the City's 109 Best Restaurants

Alexander Lobrano
If you’re passionate about eating well, you couldn’t ask for a better travel companion than Alexander Lobrano’s charming, friendly, and authoritative Hungry for Paris, the fully revised and updated guide to this renowned culinary scene. Having written about Paris for almost every major food and travel magazine since moving there in 1986, Lobrano shares his personal selection of the city’s best restaurants, from bistros featuring the hottest young chefs to the secret spots Parisians love. In lively prose that is not only informative but a pleasure to read, Lobrano reveals the ambience, clientele, history, and most delicious dishes of each establishment—alongside helpful maps and beautiful photographs that will surely whet your appetite for Paris.
 
Praise for Hungry for Paris
 
“A wonderful guide to eating in Paris.”—Alice Waters
 
“Nobody else has such an intimate knowledge of what is going on in the Paris food world right this minute. Happily, Alexander Lobrano has written it all down in this wonderful book.”—Ruth Reichl
 
“Delightful . . . the sort of guide you read before you go to Paris—to get in the mood and pick up a few tips, a little style.”Los Angeles Times
 
“When I got the book, I started flipping through it, jumping in and out of various chapters listlessly. But the writing was so good, I wanted to do it justice and read it front-to-back, and found it to be not just a list of restaurants but a truly superb read.”—David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris

Hungry for Paris is like a cozy bistro on a chilly day: It makes you feel welcome.”The Washington Post
 
“This book will make readers more than merely hungry for the culinary riches of Paris; it will make them ravenous for a dining companion with Monsieur Lobrano’s particular warmth, wry charm, and refreshingly pure joie de vivre.”—Julia Glass


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Brazil - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Sandra Branco
Once known mainly for its beaches and bossa nova, football, Carnaval, and the finest coffee in the world, over the last decade Brazil has emerged as the colossus of South America.
 
Brazil is the ‘B’ of the BRICS nations, the powerful bloc of emerging national economies whose influence is increasingly being felt in world affairs. Blessed with an abundance of arable land and natural resources, its economy today is the seventh largest in the world. From a country that went deeply into debt buying foreign oil, it is set to become a major oil producer and exporter, having recently discovered huge oil reserves offshore. Politically it a mature democracy, whose first woman president took office in 2011.
 
In Brazil size matters. With nearly half the land mass of South America, it is the fifth largest country in the world. Its territory covers four time zones and consists of a variety of different landscapes, climates, flora, and fauna, including “the lung of the world,” the Amazon rainforest with its incredible biodiversity. Because of its size and history there are marked regional differences, and the country is a melting pot of races and lifestyles, despite which Brazilians have a strong sense of national identity. It has a feeling of self-sufficiency and, partly due to its language, of almost being a separate continent within South America.
 
International attention will focus on Brazil even more in the coming years as it hosts the World Cup and the Olympic Games, and this new, revised edition of Culture Smart! Brazil will be an invaluable guide for businessmen, journalists, and travelers alike. It describes the historical influences that have shaped Brazilian society. It introduces the Brazilian people, their values, customs and traditions; how they go about their daily life and spend their leisure time; and the way they think and do business. It will help you discover for yourself the creative, energetic, soulful, good-natured, and open-minded people of this important and fascinating country.

Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers

James Nevius

NYC tour guides and authors James and Michelle Nevius explore the lives of 20 iconic New Yorkers—from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant to  Alexander Hamilton, park architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux to JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—and use them to guide the reader through four centuries of the city’s story. Beginning with the oldest standing building in the city, , a 1652 farmhouse in Brooklyn, and journeying all the way to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, the book follows in the footsteps of these iconic New Yorkers. The authors tell the stories of everyone from slave traders and long-forgotten politicians to the movers and shakers of Gilded Age society and the Greenwich Village folk scene. One part history and one part personal narrative, Footprints in New York creates a different way of looking at the past, exploring new connections and forgotten chapters in the story of America’s greatest metropolis.
Visit www.footprintsinny.com for more.

Pacific Coast Highway: Traveler's Guide

Tom Snyder
Pacific Coast Highway

Before gridlocked freeways and jumbo jets, the West Coast was a region of friendly towns and secluded coves, with 1,800 miles of winding and scenic roadway. It still is!

Join Tom Snyder for another two-land adventure--from California's strands and the tumbled shoreline of Oregon, through Washington's lush rain forests. Detailed directions make traveling either up or down the coast easy.

Explore more than 390 special plaes, like Port Townsend, where Snow Falling on Cedars and An Officer and a Gentleman were filmed.

Discover over 100 restaurants and romantic hideaways, from pizza parlors to a cozy inn with a wine list of 2,000 vintages.

Find near-secret beaches, where you can still park free right along the old highway and wade straight into the ocean.

Turkey - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Charlotte McPherson
Standing astride two continents and stretching from Europe to the Middle East, Turkey is both feared by the West and wooed by it. Travelers have always been drawn to its glorious cultural heritage and heroic landscapes, and today, thanks to its burgeoning economy, growing geo-political importance, and young population, it is attracting more foreign visitors than ever.
 
This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Turkey reveals a nation in transition. Over the last two decades living conditons have improved greatly and Turkey is now classified as a developed country with an emerging market economy. Viewed by many as a model for outward-looking Islam, it is a country with laws to protect against religious paternalism, where restaurants are open during the fast of Ramadan, and where headscarves or no scarves can be worn in universities, schools, and public offices. Turkey continues to seek EU membership, but the road to accession has been full of twists and turns and the outcome is uncertain.
 
The country is rapidly modernizing. The cities are being transformed with skyscrapers and gated communities. Politically, Turkey has changed dramatically over the past decade and today society is polarized between secularists and traditionalists. While Turkey is in many ways Western and modern, Islamic tendencies are strong. The situation can vary widely between, and even within, different parts of society, and, across the board, there are still forms of behaviour that are taboo. One thing is certain. Turkey’s culture and social life are changing.
 
Culture Smart! Turkey is an invaluable guide to the intricate ins and outs of a rich and complex society. Whether you are planning a vacation or traveling on business, it is vital to be aware of appropriate behavior in different situations, and if you show a genuine interest in their culture and respect for their values, you will win the lasting friendship of your hosts.

A Tramp Abroad (Illustrated And Annotated Edition)

Mark Twain

"A Tramp Abroad" is one of Mark Twain's famous travel books, describing the events of a journey to Europe with his fictional friend Harris. They start their journey in Germany, travel through Switzerland and the Eastern part of France and touch cities in Northern Italy as well as some well-known mountains in the Alps. Twain's humor is exceedingly fit to tell of many funny situations that the both of them encounter.

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Into the Wild

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.

Travels with Charley in Search of America

John Steinbeck
To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the tress, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. And he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, on a particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and on the unexpected kindness of strangers that is also a very real part of our national identity.


A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

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 lakesand 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.

Rick Steves' Paris 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light—Paris.

With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a café crème at a sidewalk café and listen to the hum of the city. You’ll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You’ll learn how to navigate the Paris Métro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Rick Steves' France 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in France.

With this guide, you’ll explore sleepy villages, romantic hill towns, and cosmopolitan cities, including Paris, Avignon, and Nice. Climb the Eiffel Tower, wander world-renowned museums, and dine at sidewalk cafés. Then escape to the sunny countryside, where you can explore castles of all shapes and sizes or pedal your way from village to vineyard. With its Swiss-like Alps, Italian-style Riviera, and Germanic Alsace, France offers Europe’s greatest variety. A good vin rouge is never more than a stroll away.

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.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Rick Steves' Switzerland

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland. This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You'll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Latinalicious: The South America Diaries

Becky Wicks
In her latest laugh-out-loud travel memoir, intrepid traveller Becky Wicks sets her sights on both the natural and - ahem! - man-made attractions of South America, and discovers that while gauchos aren't always hot, strangely, birdwatchers are ... From dodging naked Aussies on Bolivia's Death Road and diving with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands to conquering the Inca Trail (just), being crushed at the Rio Carnival and having her fake designer bag snatched in a Colombian ghetto, Becky tangos, gallops, bikes and treks her way through this spectacular continent, offering heaps of handy travel tips and hilarious insights along the way. And experiencing a good few vino tinto hangovers, too. PRAISE FOR BURQALICIOUS 'A funny, easy, breezy, heartwarming read' New Woman PRAISE FOR BALILICIOUS 'Balilicious made me laugh so hard I almost spilled my Bintang' Justin Steinlauf, TNT Magazine 'The real-life Bridget Jones hits the road ... this book is pee-your-pants funny' Sarah Alderson, author of Hunting Lila and Losing Lila 'She's done something amazing - convinced me this is a place I should take the time to explore' Sassi Sam, book blogger 'Becky wicks at her endearingly honest best. Balilicious comes with Bali-belly laughs galore' Katie Spain, the Adelaide∗ magazine

Rick Steves' Italy 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy.

From the beaches to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, Italy has it all. With this book, you’ll trace Italian culture from Rome’s Colosseum to Michelangelo’s David to the bustling elegance of Milan. Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence, explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums. Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre. Shop at local market stalls, sip a cappuccino at an outdoor café, and pick up a picknic lunch at an allimentari. Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia!

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.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Lonely Planet Best California Trips: 8 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
9 of California's Best Trips
Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America.

The 9 trips chosen for this eBook include:

  • 48 Hours in Los Angeles
  • Retro-Modern Palm Springs
  • A Wild Ride in the Parks
  • Life in Death Valley
  • 48 Hours in San Francisco
  • Alice Waters' Culinary Tour
  • Tree Time in Sequoia & Kings Canyon
  • California's Other Wine CountriesAll Aboard Amtrak

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest

Local experts share their favorite trip ideas
Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best Pacific Northwest Trips, Southwest USA's Best Trips, Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California and more.

Living Aboard Your RV, 4th Edition: Edition 4

Gordon Groene

Take your home on the road, and turn your wanderlust into action

Praise for previous edition:
"A perfect guide."--Anchorage Daily News
"Honest, insightful advice."--Northeast Outdoors
"If any of our family or friends were contemplating becoming fulltime RVers, the first thing I would give them is this book."--Camping & RV

Since its first edition in the early 1980s, Living Aboard Your RV has been the bible for those who want to pick up and hit the road, covering all the essential topics from choice of RV to electronic communication and costs and banking issues. The fourth edition will help turn your temptation to leave it all behind into a reality--if it is right for you.

New to this edition are:

  • New photos showing the latest models and trends
  • The breakthroughs in communications technology, abd how they can keep in touch with the world or off the grid safely
  • Updates on homeschooling and community building especially for those younger RV families

Lonely Planet New Zealand

Lonely Planet

#1 bestselling guide to New Zealand*

Lonely Planet New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Behold Rotorua's bubbling geysers, hike past aquamarine bays and sparkling glaciers, or try abalone and other Maori favorites while overlooking Auckland's waterfront; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet New Zealand 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 - history, environment, Maori customs, arts, music politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out New Zealand map (included in print version), plus over 75 regional or neighbourhood maps
  • Useful features - including Trekking Guide, What's New, and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula, Central Plateau, Rotorua, East Coast, Wellington, Marlborough, West Coast, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Fiordland, Southland, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities to get to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet New Zealand, our most comprehensive guide to New Zealand, is perfect for both exploring the top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of New Zealand? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover New Zealand, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on just the North or South islands of New Zealand? Check out Lonely Planet's New Zealand's South Island guide or New Zealand's North Island guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these islands has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Charles Rawlings-Way, Brett Atkinson, Sarah Bennett, Peter Dragicevich, Lee Slater, Professor James Belich, Tony Horwitz, John Huria, Josh Kronfeld, Gareth Shute, Nandor Tanczos, and Vaughan Yarwood.

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 the beaten track and understand more of the nature and culture of the places they find themselves in.

*Bestselling guide to New Zealand. Source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA, March 2011 to February 2012.

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to:

Plan your itinerary and maximize your time
Pack light—and right
Find good-value hotels and restaurants
Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane
Avoid crowds and tourist scams
Hurdle the language barrier
Understand cultural differences and connect with locals
Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime

After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life’s work. He shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders. With this guidebook, you’ll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

Martin Dugard
James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In Farther Than Any Man, noted modern-day adventurer Martin Dugard strips away the myth of Cook and instead portrays a complex, conflicted man of tremendous ambition (at times to a fault), intellect (though Cook was routinely underestimated) and sheer hardheadedness.
When Great Britain announced a major circumnavigation in 1768 -- a mission cloaked in science, but aimed at the pursuit of world power -- it came as a political surprise that James Cook was given command. Cook's surveying skills had contributed to the British victory over France in the Seven Years' War in 1763, but no commoner had ever commanded a Royal Navy vessel. Endeavor's stunning three-year journey changed the face of modern exploration, charting the vast Pacific waters, the eastern coasts of New Zealand and Australia, and making landfall in Tahiti, Tierra del Fuego, and Rio de Janeiro.
After returning home a hero, Cook yearned to get back to sea. He soon took control of the Resolution and returned to his beloved Pacific, in search of the elusive Southern Continent. It was on this trip that Cook's taste for power became an obsession, and his legendary kindness to island natives became an expectation of worship -- traits that would lead him first to greatness, then to catastrophe.
Full of action, lush description, and fascinating historical characters like King George III and Master William Bligh, Dugard's gripping account of the life and gruesome demise of Capt. James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on traveling farther than any man.

Fodor's Essential Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice & the Top Spots in Between

Fodor's
Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, island paradises, dream cities...there are so many reasons to visit Italy that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential Italy takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect Italian experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor’s army of Italy-based writers.

Expanded Coverage:  
A major benefit of the long-running print best-seller, Fodor’s Italy, was a bequest to Fodor’s Essential Italy from its cornucopia of restaurant, hotel, nightlife, shops, and attractions reviews, all curated and newly honed to spice up this Essential ebook edition. 

Discerning Recommendations:  Fodor’s Essential Italy offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

TripAdvisor Reviews:
  Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Italy stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut. 

Lonely Planet Nepal

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Nepal is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour through the hidden backstreet courtyards and temples of Kathmandu, trek to the base of the world's highest mountain, or clamber atop an elephant in Chitwan National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nepal and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Nepal Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, religion, history, art, literature, film, music, dance, architecture, politics, environment, and wildlife
  • Over 57 local maps
  • Useful features - including Plan Your Trek, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Volunteering
  • Coverage of Kathmandu & Around, Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara, The Terai & Mahabharat Range, and Trekking, Biking, Rafting, & Kayaking Routes, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

  • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail
  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews
  • 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
  • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Nepal, our most comprehensive guide to Nepal, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on trekking in the Nepal Himalaya? Check out Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya guide for a comprehensive look at all you need to know to have a safe and rewarding trek.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Bradley Mayhew, Lindsay Brown, and Trent Holden.

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.

London Sights: A Travel Guide to the Top 60 Attractions in London, England, Uk

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. The guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. 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, units conversion and driving in UK.

Rick Steves' Budapest

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Budapest.

In this guide, you'll find a thorough exploration of Europe's most underrated city. Soak with Hungarians in a thermal bath, sample paprika at the Great Market Hall, and take a romantic twilight cruise on the Danube. Wander through the opulence of Budapest's late-19-century Golden Age: the Parliament, Opera House, Great Synagogue, and Heroes' Square. For a break from the big city, head into the countryside—to Habsburg palaces, Hungarian folk villages, the historic wine-making capital of Eger, and colorully tiled Pécs.

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.

Lonely Planet 48 Hours in Seattle: City Trip from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet
'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times

Two perfect days in Seattle

Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America. The trip chosen for this eBook includes:

  • Activities for every interest, from browsing books and listening to indie music to dodging fish at Pike Place Market
  • Food & drink for every taste, from addictive Italian sandwiches to Seattle's ubiquitous coffee
  • Hotel recommendations range from retro charm to hipster modern
  • Easy-to-use map for your trip

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.

Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Washington, Oregon & Pacific Northwest, Best California Trips and more.

Rick Steves' Tour: Louvre Museum, Paris

Rick Steves
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: Louvre Museum, Paris—for less than the price of a café au lait—Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the Louvre, including when to go, how much it costs, 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 museum along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Louvre Museum, Paris is a tour guide in your pocket—and 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.

Rick Steves' Ireland 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Ireland.

With this guide, you can explore lively Dublin, quaint Kilkenny, and the moss-draped ruins of the Ring of Kerry. Navigate meandering back roads that lead to windswept crags on the dramatic Dingle Peninsula. Explore Ireland’s revered past by following St. Patrick’s footsteps to the Rock of Cashel. Marvel at Newgrange, the mysterious mound older than the pyramids; then connect with today’s Irish culture by grabbing a pint at the local pub, enjoying the fiddle music, and jumping into conversations that buzz with brogue.

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 on what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Lonely Planet Thailand

Lonely Planet

#1 bestselling guide to Thailand*

Lonely Planet Thailand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Listen to monks chant in a Bangkok temple, indulge in a beachfront Thai massage on a coral-fringed island, or trek through the jungle to see elephants and gibbons; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Thailand Travel Guide:

  • 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 - customs, history, politics, literature, cinema, music, art, environment, wildlife, cuisine, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Bangkok map (included in print version), plus over 100 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand, Central Thailand, Bangkok, Ko Chang, Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Southern Gulf, Phuket, Andaman Coast, Ko Samui, Lower Gulf, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Speedy search capabilities to easily find what you need
  • Bookmarks to shoot back to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to get to recommendations' websites
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Inbuilt dictionary to decode site-specific local terms

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Thailand, our most comprehensive guide to Thailand, is perfect for both exploring the top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Thailand? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Thailand, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Bangkok or Phuket? Check out Lonely Planet's Bangkok guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Bangkok or Pocket Phuket, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, China Williams, Mark Beales, Tim Bewer, Celeste Brash, Austin Bush, Alan Murphy, and Brandon Presser.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel content company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet enables curious travellers to experience the world and get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

*Bestselling guide to Thailand Source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA, January 2011 to October 2011.

Rick Steves' London 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in London.

With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll explore historic Big Ben, bustling Trafalgar Square, and the Tower of London—home of the crown jewels. Learn how to save time and money on the Tube, and how to avoid the mobs at the Changing of the Guard. Investigate London’s world-class museums, where you can trace Western civilization from the Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Van Gogh and Picasso. Venture into Soho’s theater district for a glitzy musical or a delicious Indian dinner. End a great day at a neighborhood pub, sharing a pint and a chat with a friendly local.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful London neighborhoods. You’ll learn how to get around by bus and on the Tube, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Your Guide to Yellowstone National Park

Michael Joseph Oswald
Your Guide to Yellowstone National Park includes thoughtful commentary on Yellowstone's history, geography, flora, and fauna. An intuitive map with clearly labeled "don't miss" attractions and trailhead locations helps point out exactly what to do and where to do it. This guide also features camping and lodging essentials, a detailed hiking table, and numerous activities, from do-it-yourself adventures to outfitter-led experiences. An insightful vacation planner takes you to the most popular destinations (exploring every corner of Grand Loop Road). Nearby lodging, grocery stores, dining, festivals, and attractions are provided to help you decide what to do and where to stay on your family road trip. With something for everyone this is Your Guide to Yellowstone National Park. (This e-book is intended for large color devices like Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, iPad, etc.)

Lonely Planet Italy

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in a gondolier's sweet song while gliding past Venetian palaces, sample olives and wines as you traverse Tuscany's storybook hills, or be humbled amid thousands of years of Roman history and art; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Italy Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, wine, customs
  • Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 135 colour maps
  • Useful features - including Eat & Drink Like a Local, Outdoor Experiences, and Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Rome, Turin, Piedmont, the Italian Riviera, Milan, the Lakes, Dolomites, Venice, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Naples, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Zoom-in maps and images for greater detail
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The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Italy, our most comprehensive guide to Italy, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Italy? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Rome, Florence or Venice? Check out Lonely Planet's Rome guide, Florence & Tuscany guide, and Venice & the Veneto guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these cities has to offer; Lonely Planet's Discover Rome, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Lonely Planet's Pocket Rome, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto, Alison Bing, Abigail Blasi, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark, Duncan Garwood, Anthony Ham, Paula Hardy, Vesna Maric, Virginia Maxwell, Brendan Sainsbury, Helena Smith and Donna Elizabeth Wheeler.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel content company with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, 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 get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.