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Colombia Rough Guide Snapshot South America

Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Colombia is the ultimate budget guide to Colombia. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from the colonial architecture of Cartagena's Old City to the idyllic beaches of Parque Nacional Tayrona, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for just a few days or longer.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Colombia also includes the Basics section from The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget, with itineraries and all the practical information you need for traveling in and around Colombia, including transportation, costs, health, etiquette and personal safety.

This eBook's complete coverage includes Bogotá, Zipaquirá, Suesca, Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Parque Nacional El Cocuy, Cartagena, Mompox, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Ciudad Perdida, San Andrés and Providencia, Medellín, Manizales, Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, Pereira, Salento and the Coffee Zone, Cali, Popayán, San Cipriano, San Agustín and Parque Arqueológico, Tierradentro, Buenaventura, El Valle, Leticia and the Amazon Basin.

Also published as part of The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.

Old Man on a Bike

Simon Gandolfi

A Septuagenarian Odyssey

Simon Gandolfi has never been one to grow old gracefully and following two heart attacks he decides not to rest up, as many might, but to ride the length of Hispanic America on a 125cc motorbike. And why not?

His wife may have plenty of reasons why not, but used to the intrepid septuagenarian's determination to complete any plan he comes up with, she shrugs her shoulders and waves him goodbye.

At 73 years old, Simon Gandolfi sets off from Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico to embark on a five and a half month journey culminating at 'the end of the world', Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego. For Simon this is a journey of discovery. Leaving behind the safety and sanctuary of friends and family, he is truly alone but along the way he meets and talks with rich and poor, old and young, officials and professionals, agricultural and industrial workers. This expertly written travelogue reveals not only the stories of those he meets, and his own, but also that of Latin America, its attitudes to itself, to the USA and the UK in the aftermath of the Iraq war and the realities of the poverty and endemic corruption throughout much of this continent.

But whilst guide books often warn of thieves, corrupt police and border officials, Gandolfi writes of the incredible kindness and generosity he encounters, of hope and joy, understanding and new friendships, and ultimately, an old man's refusal to surrender to his years.

'The journey begins tomorrow at 8 a.m with a flight from the UK to Boston. I fly Aer Lingus and have bought and will wear a green shirt and a Clancy Brothers Arran sweater in hope of an upgrade. I will be away from home for many months and I have a long long way to ride. Am I nervous? Yes. Scared? A little.'

Simon Gandolfi, 18 April 2006

Outrageously irresponsible and undeniably liberating, Gandolfi's travels will fire the imaginations of every traveller, young or old.

Paraguay Rough Guide Snapshot South America on a Budget

Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Paraguay is the ultimate budget guide to Paraguay. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from the wilderness of the Chaco to the commercialism of Ciudad del Este, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for just a few days or longer.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Paraguay also includes the Basics section from The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget, with itineraries and all the practical information you need for traveling in and around Paraguay, including transportation, costs, health, etiquette and personal safety.

This eBook's complete coverage includes Asunción, Encarnación, The Ruta Jesuítica, Ciudad del Este, Concepción and The Mennonite Colonies.

Also published as part of The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.

Nicaragua Rough Guide Snapshot Central America

Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Nicaragua is the ultimate budget guide to Nicaragua. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from Granada to Little Corn, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for just a few days or longer.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Nicaragua also includes the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget, with itineraries and all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region, including transportation, costs, health, entry requirements and money.

This eBook's complete coverage includes Managua, Léon, Matagalpa, Masaya, Granada, San Juan del Sur, Lago de Nicaragua, Isla de Ometepe, Río San Juan, Pearl Lagoon and the Corn Islands.

Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Norway

Phil Lee

The Rough Guide to Norway is the definitive guide to Scandinavia's most inspiring country. You'll find insider tips on where the locals spend their time,as well as advice on how to make your money go further. This 6th edition features all-new colour photography on every region, as well as extended sections on Svalbard and Spitsbergen, winter and summer adventure activities and Norwegian flora and fauna. The chapter on Oslo now makes it easier than ever to visit this buzzing, style-conscious capital set on the doorstep of stunning alpine landscapes. You'll also find plenty of advice on visits to Viking settlements, great art and historical museums, and the Arctic wilderness, as well as expanded information on exploring the country via the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer. At every step, the Rough Guide to Norway steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions from authors who know their herring from their lutefisk.

Originally published in print in 2012.

Now available in ePub format.

Uruguay Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget

Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Uruguay is the ultimate budget guide to Uruguay. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from Montevideo to Punta del Este, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for just a few days or longer.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Uruguay also includes the Basics section from The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget, with itineraries and all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the continent, including transportation, costs, health, accommodation tips and volunteering.

This eBook's complete coverage includes Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, Minas and Punta del Este.

Also published as part of The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.

Going with the Grain: A Wandering Bread Lover Takes a Bite Out of Life

Susan Seligson
"My lifelong love affair with bread has less to do with crust, crumb, and the vagaries of sourdough cultures and more to do with bread as a reflection of people's varied beliefs, daily lives, and blood memories....Bread tells the most essential human stories."

So begins Susan Seligson's personal and often humorous journey to discover the secrets of the baker's trade and the place bread has in the lives of those who consume it. Part travelogue, part cultural history, with a handful of recipes thrown in for good measure, it is an exploration of the customs, traditions, and rituals around the creating and eating of this most basic and enduring form of sustenance.
Bread is the stuff of life. Governments have been overthrown and religious rituals created because of it. Fry bread, matzo, ksra, nan, baguette: all are as resonant of their specific culture as any artifact. In Going with the Grain, Seligson wanders the streets of the Casbah in Fès, Morocco, to unlock the secrets of the thousand-year-old communal bakeries there. In Saratoga Springs, New York, she finds a bread maker so committed to making the ultimate loaf, he built a unique sixty-ton hearth and uses only certified biodynamically grown wheat. Seligson knelt in the Jordanian desert beside a woman turning flat breads over glowing embers and plumbed the mysteries of Wonder Bread in an aseptic American factory.
As satisfying as a slice of good bread with butter, Going with the Grain is for the armchair traveler and armchair baker alike.

Marrying Cuba

Joe Froese

Canadian businessman Joe Froese gets more than he’s bargained for
when he ultimately decides to marry not only his Cuban wife, but the
country itself...Fidel and all!

Follow Joe as he shares his
experiences of a ‘culture-shock marriage’ with Cuba, struggling to
understand the Cuban medical system, the classroom, the entrepreneurial
underground, the ever-present state, and the Cuban love/hate
relationship with the ‘Maximum Leader’.

 

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.

Time Out Barcelona

The Editors of Time Out
Barcelona barely has time to take down the bunting between its rollicking festivals — when there isn't an all night fiesta happening on the street, there's more likely a party on the beach (only 10 minutes away) and never any shortage of action in its clubs and bars. Gentler pursuits are also myriad: the city's museums have got it all covered from Picasso and Miro to perfume and an outstanding aquarium. Its galleries are among the most avant-garde in Europe, and its history writ large in the churches and perfectly preserved medieval alleyways of the Barri Gotic. Time Out's local journalists give travelers the inside scoop on where to stay, eat, shop and what to see. Suggested day-trips to coast, country, and city are also included.

Moon Cancœn & Cozumel: Including Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya

Gary Chandler
Experienced Mexico travelers Gary Chandler and Liza Prado know the best way to travel Cancún and Cozumel—from a relaxing getaway in Tulum to diving and snorkeling Islas Cozumel and Holbox. Chandler and Prado include engaging itinerary ideas for a variety of trip experiences, including The Best of the Riviera Maya and An Eco-Adventure Tour. Complete with details on the best beaches, recommendations for must-see attractions, and advice on where to stay, Moon Cancún and Cozumel gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Challenging the Pacific: The First Woman to Row the Kon-Tiki Route

Maud Fontenoy
Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles in seventy-three days, Fontenoy landed in Hiva Oa in French Polynesia, becoming the first woman to complete what is known as the “Kon-Tiki” route. Alone at sea for days and nights on end, Fontenoy’s story relates the ups and downs of her time at sea, from circling sharks to the celebrity welcome upon her journey’s end. 

Named one of Time Magazine International’s thirty most important people of 2005, Fontenoy presents the reader with a terrific, entertaining adventure story on the high seas as she faces the Pacific Ocean. Fontenoy overcame the odds as well as her personal doubts and fears, demonstrating not only her indomitable courage and strength, but proving once again that women can conquer the most difficult and treacherous obstacles.

Rick Steves' Provence & the French Riviera

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Provence and the French Riviera.

In this guide, you’ll find a dazzling mix of enjoyable cities, warm stone villages, Roman ruins, and breathtaking coastline. Experience Roman history with self-guided tours of the Pont du Gard aqueduct, Roman theater in Orange, and Arena in Arles. Explore sun-soaked Riviera beaches and resort towns, from cosmopolitan Nice to colorful Villefranche-sur-Mer. Get inspired by artistic masterpieces by Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, and Chagall. After a day of sightseeing, relax at a café with a view, dive into a bowl of bouillabaisse, and watch fishermen return to the harbor.

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

Time Out New York

Editors of Time Out
Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights — everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.

Rick Steves' Rome 2014

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

With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll walk the same streets as the Caesars and discover the secrets of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Learn how to avoid the lines at the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Take a night walk across the city and enjoy floodlit fountains and piazzas. Then grab a sidewalk table at the locals’ favorite trattoria and watch the world go by.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You’ll learn how to navigate the Rome Metro 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.

Contemporary Issues in Cultural Heritage Tourism

Jamie Kaminski
This book provides for the first time a cohesive volume about cultural heritage as applied to tourism and development that is theoretically rich, practically applied and empirically grounded.

Written by expert scholars and practitioners, the book covers a broad range of theoretical perspectives which have not been explored together before; regeneration, policy, stakeholders, marketing, socio-economic development, impacts, sustainability, volunteering and ICT. It further takes a broad view of cultural heritage by integrating international examples of sites and monuments in addition to motor vehicle heritage events and modern art museums. This significant book will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in a range of disciplines.  

Rick Steves' Walk: The Ramblas Ramble, Barcelona

Rick Steves
Rick Steves’ Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe’s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: The Ramblas Ramble, Barcelona, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk down Barcelona’s main boulevard—including where to start, how much time you need, and what’s worth stopping for—all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: The Ramblas Ramble, Barcelona is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone.

Rick Steves’ Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, Istanbul, and Barcelona.

Rick Steves' Northern European Cruise Ports

Rick Steves
In this guide, Rick Steves focuses on some of the grandest sights in Northern Europe. As always, he has a plan to help you have a meaningful cultural experience while you’re there—even with just a few hours in port.

Inside you'll find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or near the major Northern Europe ports of call, including:

Southampton and Dover (London)
Le Havre (Paris and Normandy)
Zeebrugge (Bruges and Brussels)
Amsterdam
Oslo
Copenhagen
Warnemünde/Rostock (Berlin)
Stockholm
Helsinki
Tallinn
St. Petersburg

Rick Steves' Northern Europe Cruise Ports explains how to get into town from the cruise terminal, shares sightseeing tips, and includes self-guided walks and tours. You'll learn which destinations are best for an excursion—and which you can confidently visit on your own. You'll also get tips on booking a cruise, plus hints for saving time and money on the ship and in port.

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when cruising through Northern Europe.

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

Where the Hell is Matt?: Dancing Badly Around the World

Matt Harding
Matt Harding created an Internet sensation with his awkward, limb-flailing dance of joy. His travels, and his bad dancing, have been viewed online nearly 75 million times. It started as a lark on a curbside in Hanoi, Vietnam. He did it for fun, but Matt’s irreverent spirit caught on, and soon thousands all over the world were joining him in a simple expression of what we all, as humans, have in common. In his first book, a full-color travelogue, Matt shares, with refreshing honesty and wit, the adventure of creating his videos. He tells of jumping into the ocean with a humpback whale, sledding down a hill in Antarctica, and hitchhiking across the Skeleton Coast desert with a spare tire under one arm. Matt also reveals the unlikely story of how his passion for travel led to Internet stardom, a corporate sponsor, and an odd little pop culture phenomenon that strikes a deep emotional chord.

His book, like his videos, offers us a chance to share his unique experiences as he walks us through how he became the first person to dance with the world.

Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn: A Hitchhiker's Adventures in the New Iran

Jamie Maslin
Iran looms large in the psyche of modern America. For decades, it has been “the enemy,” its government taunting us and attacking our Western, secular lifestyle. That is largely the Iranian government, however, not the Iranian people. Here’s the proof.

When Jamie Maslin decides to backpack the entire length of the Silk Road, he decides to travel first and plan later. Then, unexpectedly stranded in a country he’s only read about in newspapers, he decides to make the best of it—but wonders whether he’ll make it out alive. Maslin finds himself suddenly plunged into a subversive, contradictory world of Iranian subculture, where he is embraced by locals who are more than happy to show him the true Iran as they see it—the one where unmarried men and women mingle in Western clothes at secret parties, where alcohol (the possession of which is punishable by hand-amputation) is readily available on the black market, where Christian churches are national heritage sites, and where he discovers the real meaning of friendship, nationality, and hospitality.  

This is a hilarious, charming, and astonishing account of one Westerner’s life-altering rambles across Iran that will leave you wondering what else you don’t know about Iran and its people.

The Ultimate Book of New York Lists: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest City on Earth

Bert Randolph Sugar
Where can you find New York City’s best hamburger? What are the ten best songs ever written about New York? The ten best books set in New York? Bert Randolph Sugar and some famous friends answer these burning questions, helping both New Yorkers and tourists learn what makes the greatest city on earth so great. With a foreword by legendary newspaperman Bill Gallo of the New York Daily News and lists from celebrity New Yorkers like Pete Hamill and Howard Stern, this is a book no lover of New York City should be without.

Rick Steves' Best of Europe 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when planning a Grand Tour of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.

You’ll find a healthy mix of big cities, small towns, and exciting regions, including:

London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, and Barcelona
Rothenberg, Bruges, Haarlem, Hallstatt, and Gimmelwald
Provence, the French Riviera, Germany's Romantic Road, Switzerland's Berner Oberland, and Italy's Cinque Terre

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You’ll learn how to find the right bus in Rome, an inexpensive crêpe in Paris, and which museums and 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.

Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco 2014

Not for Tourists

The Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco is the urban manual to the city that no San Franciscan should be without. This map-based guidebook organizes the city into forty mapped neighborhoods, and marks each map with user-friendly icons locating all of the essential services and entertainment hotspots. From post offices, libraries, restaurants, bars, and hardware stores to information on hotels, airports, public transportation, and city parks, NFT puts everything you need to know at your fingertips. The book also includes:

· A foldout map showing highways, rail transit, and bike routes

· Over 125 neighborhood maps

· Coverage of Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville

· Listings for sports and outdoor activities

· Details on bookstores and shopping

NFT: the OTHER San Francisco treat.

Tent Life in Siberia: An Incredible Account of Siberian Adventure, Travel, and Survival

George Kennan
This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

Top Selling in Travel

New York City For Dummies: Edition 7

Myka Carroll
From soaring skyscrapers to rumbling subways, power shopping to bargain-hunting, world-renowned restaurants to neighborhood delis and pizzerias, majestic cathedrals to Times Square—New York has it all. Chances are you can't do it all, but this friendly guide helps you take a big bite out of the Big Apple.
  • Written by a longtime local, New York City For Dummies covers all the highlights of this fast-changing city, with recommendations in every price category.
  • Insightful commentary and opinionated reviews. New York City for Dummies includes a shopper's guide, featuring trendy areas like SoHo, NoHo, and NoLita. It also contains information about free attractions, including the Staten Island ferry. Sample itineraries help you to make the most of your trip
  • With information on "must see" attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Central Park, places to take the kids, an insider's look at the nightlife, tips on getting discount tickets to popular shows, and a Quick Concierge with all kinds of info, this guide will have you saying, "I love New York."

Lonely Planet Discover Turkey

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Discover Turkey 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. Ride a hot-air balloon over Cappadocia's honeycomb landscapes, walk amid the ancient ruins of Ephesus, or witness whirling dervishes perform their mystical craft; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Turkey and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Discover Turkey:

  • Full-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, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Istanbul map (included in print version), plus over 35 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Kids
  • Coverage of Istanbul, Gallipoli, North Aegean, Ephesus, Bodrum, South Aegean, Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Antalya, Mediterranean Coast, Eastern Anatolia, 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 Discover Turkey, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Turkey guide.
  • Looking for a guide to Istanbul? Check out Lonely Planet's Istanbul guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Istanbul, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Brett Atkinson, Chris Deliso, Steve Fallon, Will Gourlay, Jessica Lee, Virginia Maxwell, and Tom Spurling.

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.

Surviving Australia: A Practical Guide to Staying Alive

Sorrel Wilby
Visiting the Australian outback can be a wonderful experience, but it isn't all about boomerangs and koalas, kangaroos and didgeridoos. It can be a wild and dangerous place if you're not prepared. Here is the essential travel companion for enduring the toughest stuff this rugged continent can offer -- a veritable survivor's guide to managing the unexpected when you're Down Under.
Renowned Australian adventurer and bestselling author Sorrel Wilby provides you with the basic lessons on negotiating your way through the bush, across the outback, over the top end, and into the surf and sea. You'll get important lifesaving information on:
  • where you should and shouldn't be driving your Range Rover
  • dealing with natural hazards like river crossings, bush fires, storms, and rips
  • warding off snakes, scorpions, crocs, and sharks
  • encountering Aboriginal people, Bushies, Eccentrics, and Surfers
  • finding food and water
  • treating heatstroke, hypothermia, and tropical infections
  • identifying proper emergency radio frequencies


and much more!

Fodor's Portugal

Fodor's
With its medieval hilltop towns, magnificent beaches, traditional Fado music, and excellent food and wine, Portugal is Western Europe's most exotic destination. This comprehensive new Fodor's guide captures the best this country has to offer, from its ever-popular café and bar scene to its lush vineyards and picturesque, mountainous landscapes dotted with castles.
NEW COLOR SECTION:  An 8-page color insert at the start of the guide contains a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions around Portugal.
NEW THIS EDITION: With Portuguese wine and port increasingly gaining popularity worldwide, this new edition expands our coverage of the best vineyards throughout the country. It also includes extended coverage of the hottest beach destinations and new reviews for spas and thermal springs. The opening chapter includes a new section on the country's many majestic castles, and features on Portuguese wine, the country's distinctive cuisine, golfing in Portugal, and ecotourism.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Features on top attractions and how to experience Portugal like a local, along with four detailed itineraries make it extra easy to plan a vacation to Portugal. This edition also includes a brand-new Planner section that offers practical tips for travelers to the region.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Portugal 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.
ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Colombia Rough Guide Snapshot South America

Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Colombia is the ultimate budget guide to Colombia. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from the colonial architecture of Cartagena's Old City to the idyllic beaches of Parque Nacional Tayrona, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for just a few days or longer.

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Colombia also includes the Basics section from The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget, with itineraries and all the practical information you need for traveling in and around Colombia, including transportation, costs, health, etiquette and personal safety.

This eBook's complete coverage includes Bogotá, Zipaquirá, Suesca, Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Parque Nacional El Cocuy, Cartagena, Mompox, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Ciudad Perdida, San Andrés and Providencia, Medellín, Manizales, Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, Pereira, Salento and the Coffee Zone, Cali, Popayán, San Cipriano, San Agustín and Parque Arqueológico, Tierradentro, Buenaventura, El Valle, Leticia and the Amazon Basin.

Also published as part of The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.

Cayman Islands Adventure Guide

Paris Permenter
Annotation. "The authors know their stuff and it shows... jam-packed with travel tips." Travel Weekly Color maps & photographs throughout. The Caymans are ultra-prosperous and safe, with great resorts, fabulous watersports, terrific restaurants. A major stop for cruise ships, there are 1,800,000 cruise visitors per year, plus 250,000+ arriving by plane. Lots of detail on the shopping, dining, hotels, sightseeing and entertainment, based on personal visits by the authors - plus a special emphasis on activities such as boating, fishing, golf, walking, biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and bird watching. Other activities included are paragliding, sailing, catamaran cruises, soaring, waterskiing, windsurfing, driving trips and horseback riding. For all of these, the authors give a list of local operators who can set you up with equipment, ferry you around from site to site or actually guide you on the trips. Diverse woodlands and pristine wetlands occupy much of the islands' interiors, rugged hiking trails meander across the peaks and valleys, and mangrove swamps cushion the shoreline, offering a unique breeding ground for many birds and fish. These protected wilderness areas are often left unexplored by lay-in-the-sun-all-day tourists, who miss some of the biggest attractions the islands offer. We tell you how to see them all. The authors then take you touring, visiting all the popular tourist sites and towns, offering valuable tips on shopping, transportation, restaurants and accommodations.

Lonely Planet Macau: Chapter from China Travel Guide

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

This eBook offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's latest China guide book and includes:
  • Macau chapters
  • Understanding China
  • Macau maps

The backwater-turned-gambling-megaresort of Macau (or the Vegas of the East) will surprise you with cobblestoned streets, Chinese temples and baroque churches, pockets of greenery, a historic centre of Unesco World Heritage status, and balmy beaches.
This guide is the result of research by dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in Macau, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Macau.
Coverage includes:

  • Understanding China: China Today, History, People of China, Religion & Beliefs, Chinese Cuisine, Arts & Architecture, China's Landscape, Martial Arts of China
  • Sights, Activities, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Drinking, Entertainment, Shopping and Getting There & Away

Lonely Planet's China guide is researched and written by: Damian Harper, Min Dai, Michael Kohn, Robert Kelly, Daniel McCrohan, Shawn Low, Bradley Mayhew, Piera Chen, Chung Wah Chow, Christopher Pitts, David Eimer

Travels through France and Italy

Tobias Smollett
Tobias Smollett travelled through Europe with his wife in 1763-65 in a journey designed to recover his mental and physical health after the death of their daughter. The resulting travel narrative provoked controversy and anger in the eighteenth century, when it was often negatively compared to Laurence Sterne's fictional European travels in A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. Unlike Sterne's sensitive hero, Smollett is argumentative, acerbic, and often contemptuous of local customs. In addition to a critical introduction, this edition provides extensive annotation and appendices with material on Smollett's correspondence, the book's reception in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, related travel writing, and Smollett's infamous satirization as "Smelfungus" in Sterne's A Sentimental Journey.

Baby Knits Made Easy

DK Publishing
The perfect book for anyone looking to make unique outfits and toys for kids, Baby Knits Made Easy will inspire knitters of all skill level with more than 50 projects. Simple hats, blankets, and nursery items can be made in just a few hours! More advanced patterns such as a jacket, Fair Isle jumper, and an adorable toy will inspire the experienced knitter. Patterns include options for boys and girls, in addition to patterns and specifically for newborns and toddlers, from blankets and beanie hats to a trendy knitted dress. Most patterns are easily adaptable to suit ages 0-3 years.

Copenhagen Sights: Travel Guide to the Top 30 Attractions in Copenhagen, Denmark

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 Denmark", 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.

Three Years in Europe: Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met

William Wells Brown
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The Age of Kali: Travels and Encounters in India (Text Only)

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in ‘City of Djinns’, returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays.

Featured in its pages are 15-year-old guerrilla girls and dowager Maharanis; flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds; a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India’s first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet; and a palace where port and cigars are still carried to guests on a miniature silver steam train.

Dalrymple meets such figures as Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto; he witnesses the macabre nightly offering to the bloodthirsty goddess Parashakti – She Who Is Seated on a Throne of Five Corpses; he experiences caste massacres in the badlands of Bihar and dines with a drug baron on the North-West Frontier; he discovers such oddities as the terrorist apes of Jaipur and the shrine where Lord Krishna is said to make love every night to his 16,108 wives and 64,732 milkmaids.

‘The Age of Kali’ is the fourth fascinating volume from the author of ‘In Xanadu’, ‘City of Djinns’ and ‘From the Holy Mountain’.

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.


What Am I Doing Here?

Bruce Chatwin
In this text, Bruce Chatwin writes of his father, of his friend Howard Hodgkin, and of his talks with Andre Malraux and Nadezhda Mandelstram. He also follows unholy grails on his travels, such as the rumour of a "wolf-boy" in India, or the idea of looking for a Yeti.


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hungary

Craig Turp
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hungary is your indispensable guide to this beautiful country. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns. DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of Hungary region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, while practical information will help you to get around by train, bus, or car. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hungary truly shows you around this country as no one else can.

1000 Great Places to Travel with Kids in Australia (B&W)

Anna Ciddor
Family holidays can often be a headache to plan, and feel more like hard work for parents than time to relax. 1000 Great Places to Travel with Kids in Australia offers a wealth of suggestions to keep kids entertained (and parents happy), including over 100 free attractions to visit. Divided into state chapters, author Anna Ciddor has carefully highlighted the best kid-friendly activities, events, eateries and accommodation options for each capital city, as well as the best regional destinations all year-round. She’s also come up with fantastic ‘Kids Quests’, a host of fabulous facts and intriguing questions to keep the whole family on its toes. And with information on travelling with toddlers, young children and ‘tweens’, every family will find this a lifesaver on road trips.

Tourism: Between Place and Performance

Simon Coleman

Many accounts of tourism have adopted an almost paradigmatic visual model of the gaze. This collection presents an expanded notion of spectatorship with a more dynamic sense of embodied and performed engagement with places. The approach resonates with ideas in anthropology, sociology, and geography on performance, invented traditions, constructed places and traveling cultures. Contributions highlight the often contradictory, contested and paradoxical constructions of landscape and community involved both in tourist attractions and among tourists themselves. The collection examines many different practices, ranging from the energetic pursuit of adventure holidays to the reading of holiday brochures. It illustrates different techniques of seeing the landscape and a variety of ways of creating and performing the local. Chapters thus demonstrate the mutual entanglement of practices, images, conventions, and creativity. They chart these global flows of people, texts, images, and artefacts. Case studies are drawn from diverse types of tourism and destination focused around North America, Europe, and Australasia.

Rick Steves' Walk: Marais District, Paris

Rick Steves
Rick Steves’ Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe’s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Marais District, Paris, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through the Marais—including where to start, how much time you need, and what’s worth stopping for—all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Marais District, Paris is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone.

Rick Steves’ Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.

Explorer's Guide Santa Barbara & California's Central Coast: A Great Destination: Includes the Santa Ynez Valley (Explorer's Great Destinations)

Donna Wares

"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered."—National Geographic Traveler

From the region’s laid-back beach towns to the jumble of Monterey’s Cannery Row, California’s Central Coast offers the most spectacular triptych of landscapes—surf, forests, and picturesque small towns—in the West. Includes coverage of the region’s vineyards, culinary gems, and coastal hideaways.

The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area: Edition 9

Nick Edwards
Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area is the ultimate travel guide to the colourful Californian capital and its stunning surroundings. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your to-pack list, and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Bangkok Sights: A Travel Guide to the Top 25+ Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand

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.

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi 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. Let Victoria Falls carry you to the ultimate bird's-eye view, wander along the cobbled streets of Mozambique Island, or canoe past swimming elephants; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi 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, literature, music, dance, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 51 local maps
  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Walking Safaris
  • Coverage of Lusaka, Lilongwe, Harare, Chingola, Kitwe, Ndola, the Copperbelt, Livingstone, Maputo, Beira, Vilankulo, Bazaruto Archipelago, Inhambane, Nampula, Blantyre, Limbe, Mzuzu, Karonga, Zomba, Mangochi, Monkey Bay, 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 Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi, our most comprehensive guide to Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southern Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mary Fitzpatrick, Michael Grosberg, Trent Holden, Kate Morgan, Nick Ray, and Richard Waters.

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.

Adventure Guide to Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Cindy Kilgore Brown
My wife and I took this book with us on a recent Yankee Clipper cruise from Windjammer. The book was quite useful with good descriptions (usually a paragraph or two) of the accomodations and restaurants on the islands we visited (Grenada, Mayreau, Bequia, Carricou, Tobago Cays). The authors were very up front about the experiences they DIDN'T like which helped us to avoid frustration. The book also had a nicely organized table of contents which helped navigate the book quickly... This is an excellent guidebook for the area and is highly recommended. -- Matthew Clark (Amazon reviewer). A guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines. It covers Mustique, Bequia, Palm Island, Tobago Cays, Carriacou, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent, St Vincent and Grenada, at the southern end of the Caribbean arc, just below St Lucia. St Vincent has the oldest botanical gardens in the Americas; on Bequia, some islanders still harpoon whales as their ancestors did; Grenada has pristine reefs and abundant natural beauty; and tiny Mustique, home to countless celebrities, has verdant mountains. The series of Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers a mix of practical travel information along with activities designed for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - presents a knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. The volumes also cover: places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; useful websites; e-mail addresses; and tourism contacts. Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. This guide is immediate and thorough; it give a host of places and activities that could fulfill even the most bored tourist's desires. The book is salted with the kind of personal experience that makes visiting these islands so special. They take us away from palm beaches, island vistas and rugged emerald mountains and put us in touch with the people who inhabit these beautiful places. From fishermen in Barrouallie to Rastas in the Port Elizabeth market and a botanist in St. George's, we get a sense of the lives that entwine to make up the fabric of these islands. Also, each section begins with a history of the place at hand, so important to understanding the southern Windwards. The authors have produced a journeyman labor, a product of discernment and enterprise tempered with warmth and humor. Those of us who have seen the southern Windwards as a special place for so long have reason to be thankful and relieved. Paul Tyler, Caribbean Compass