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Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway
Jamie Jensen - 2009
In this expanded tour of the Pacific Coast Highway, Jamie takes you from the dense green forests of Washington to the gorgeous beaches of Southern California. From logging towns to surfer lore, Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway covers every aspect of this mostly two-lane route through the unabashedly breathtaking western coast. Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on the west coast's unrivaled scenic highway.
Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips
Lonely Planet - 2013
Award-winning photographer Richard I'Anson has travelled the world for 30 years and founded Lonely Planet's image library. Follow his 55 essential steps to creating brilliant photographs worth sharing.How to shoot wildlife, nightlife, people, cities, landscapes and lunchHow to compose, control and critique your photographsPlus Richard I'Anson's 10 Golden Rules of travel photographyAuthor: Richard I'AnsonAbout 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 where they travel.TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco: Including North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, and South Bay
Jane Huber - 2003
Well-known destinations such as Point Reyes National Seashore, Mount Diablo State Park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and many other more obscure jewels of the Bay Area park system are just a short drive from the heart of San Francisco. Completely updated and including five new hikes, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco guides readers to a splendid assortment of trails in the Bay Area's nine counties (a population of over 6 million people). Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information.
1001 Natural Wonders: You Must See Before You Die
Michael Bright - 2005
These are Mother Nature's most magnificent places, and natural history writer Michael Bright has selected 1001 locations so breathtaking that once seen, you will never forget.Discover more about the most outstanding locations our planet has to offer, many of them now UNESCO World Heritage Sites to preserve them for future generations. Learn about the explosive rumblings of Caribbean volcanoes and the secluded Spanish wetlands, home to the world's few remaining Iberian lynx. Imagine the spectacular beauty of Australia's fragile reefs, which are ever at the mercy of global warming.Organized by continent and then country, illustrated with stunning photographs from the world's leading photographers, and located on maps, each entry is packed with information on how each natural wonder was created, where to find it, and how to get there, making "1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die" more than just a 'top 1001' list. It is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind.
Stairway Walks in San Francisco
Adah Bakalinsky - 1984
Now with additional walks and 16 pages of full-color photographs, Stairway Walks in San Francisco contains step-by-step route descriptions that include notes on historical background, architecture, and other points of interest. Accompanying each of the 27 walks is an easy-to-follow map with corresponding numbered walk directions and public transportation information. Locals and tourists alike have used the book for over 20 years to explore San Francisco's beautiful neighborhoods. Includes four new neighborhood walks along even more of the city's stairways, Edgehill, St. Francis Wood, Four Hills, and a cross-city walk and sixteen pages of full-color photographs bring the descriptions and stairways to life. This book is Wilderness Press's best-selling San Francisco title.
Tom Masters - 2009
Whether you're soaking up history in Britain or sun in Spain, crossing the Arctic Cirle or cruising the Bosphorus, our 6th edition helps you uncover the continent.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Detailed itineraries help you plan your perfect tripTop coverage of art, architecture, nightlife and outdoor activitiesComprehensive transport information for easy travel
Carolyn Bain - 1977
Come for bracing light or caverns underground, glacial valleys or black volcanic sand. Tour every landscape on earth, all rolled into one country. Dig for pipis on the beach, or sample oysters on a platter. Savour solitude with a view, or city culture. Things are never just black and white in New Zealand.Stick Out Your Tongue taste the freshest seafood, world-class wines, or the best lamb roast there is.Roll Your Eyes yet another magnificent view of mystical mountains, braided river plains or calming coastlines.Slap Your Thighs a good time’s easy to find, from happening Auckland to waterfront Wellington.Stand Up Proud and experience Maori culture firsthand: take part in a powhiri, or fill your puku at a hangi.Run At It Shouting bungy jump, sea kayak, surf, trek and hit the white water with the best of them.
Fodor's Travel Intelligence Paris 2013
Fodor's Travel Publications Inc. - 1985
Illustrated Features: Rich color features help travelers make the most of top experiences, from visiting awe-inspiring Notre-Dame and Versailles to seeing top artwork in the Musee du Louvre and exploring the Seine on foot or by boat. Restaurant and shopping spotlights highlight the best options in each neighborhood.Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Paris’s top attractions and museums are broken down at a glance, as are the top itineraries, best bets for restaurants and lodging, and what to do with kids or without. Each neighborhood has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around and planning a visit. The pull-out city map, complete with Metro map, includes top attractions, nearby dining, and great walks. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Paris 2013 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 Paris stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
Berlin (Lonely Planet City Guide)
Andrea Schulte-Peevers - 1998
A vibrant youthful city with cutting-edge architecture. Germany's political heart and party capital. Want to take another look? Let us guide you through this dynamic city and show you the real Berlin. Find The Nightlife - whether you're here for the classics or the clubbing, we'll help you find your Szene. Eat In Style - from funky breakfast cafes to the finest Currywurst in town - we've got it covered. Bag A Bargain - designer boutiques, vintage clothing, art galleries and antiques...we tell you the places where the locals shop. Tuck Up Tightly in sleek designer sheets - be they hostel or hotel - whatever your budget, we help you stay in style.
World's Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places
National Geographic Society - 2012
Chosen by National Geographic's family of globe-trotting contributors, the lavish World's Best Travel Experiences offers in-depth site descriptions; dozens of fun, themed "Best of the World" lists; locator maps; illuminating sidebars, several by travel and literary luminaries; and hundreds of dazzling, oversized, full-color images to bring to life 500 awe-inspiring locations in a wide variety of categories--from entire countries to mountaintop villages to pristine lakes to ancient wonders. This broad, general interest travel title will appeal to active travelers looking for the next great trip as well as to the many readers who simply love dreaming of visiting far-flung, idyllic destinations, and for those who love to be "in the know" of the next travel trend. Five years after Journeys of a Lifetime hit the stores, fans are eager for the next great set of can't-miss travel hits revealed in this beautiful 2012 gift book.
National Geographic Traveler: Japan
Nicholas Bornoff - 2000
Isolated from the world until 150 years ago, Japan today comfortably blends old, new, East, West, tradition, and change. Bornoff describes the best ways to tackle Tokyo and such other must-see sites as Mount Fuji, Hokkaido and its national parks, imperial Kyoto, historical Nagasaki, and dozens of other major and lesser-known places. In-depth features discuss the fascinating contrasts between Japan's modern, cutting-edge technological facade and its ancient core, and highlight traditions such as Kodo drumming, the exquisite beauty of garden design, and the spirits and demons that animate Noh and kabuki theater. Numerous city walking tours, a hike through feudal Hagi, and a stunning array of photos and artwork compliment this exciting, insider's guide.
Rick Steves Snapshot Kraków, Warsaw & Gdansk
Rick Steves - 2010
Visit Krakow's stunning Main Market Square, Warsaw's historical Royal Way, or Gdansk's Main Town Hall, featuring Golden Age decorations. You'll get 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.
Geographers' A-Z Map Company - 1984
London cabbies train for years to navigate the city's meandering streets and mews. London A-Z is their bible. This highly detailed city atlas is found in every car in the country. It shows all the streets, lanes and courtyards, as well as train stations, gardens, parks, museums, rivers and points of interest. In total, over 40,000 thoroughfares are indexed, and the all-color maps make for easy reading of the thousands of details. Don't go to London without this book.