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(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living

(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living

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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller! In the tradition of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence, let the author of I'll Never Be French introduce you to Brittany a world of color and flavor that most of us only fantasize about.

Every year upon arriving in Plobien, the small Breton town where he spends his summers, American writer Mark Greenside picks back up where he left off with his faux-pas-filled Francophile life. Mellowed and humbled, but not daunted (OK, slightly daunted), he faces imminent concerns: What does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering or exiting a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? And most dauntingly of all, when can he touch the tomatoes?

Despite two decades that have passed since Greenside's snap decision to buy a house in Brittany and begin a bi-continental life, the quirks of French living still manage to confound him. Continuing the journey begun in his 2009 memoir about beginning life in France, (Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living details Greenside's daily adventures in his adopted French home, where the simplest tasks are never straightforward but always end in a great story. Through some hits and lots of misses, he learns the rules of engagement, how to get what he needs--which is not necessarily what he thinks he wants--and how to be grateful and thankful when (especially when) he fails, which is more often than he can believe.

"This is my world, the Old World that is constantly new to me. I've been coming to France--Brittany--for more than twenty years now, and I'm still trying to master the art of French living. For a guy who likes to think he knows what he's doing, it's been an unexpectedly bumpy ride."

Experienced Francophiles and armchair travelers alike will delight in Greenside's exploring the practical and philosophical questions of French life, vividly brought to life by his humor and affection for his community.

1,000 Places To See Before You Die ( DO NOT USE - Newer version available)

1,000 Places To See Before You Die ( DO NOT USE - Newer version available)

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Introducing the Eighth Wonder of travel books, the" New York Times "bestseller that's been hailed by CBS-TV as one of the best books of the year and praised by "Newsweek" as the "book that tells you what's beautiful, what's inspiring, what's fun and what's just unforgettable everywhere on earth."
Packed with recommendations of the world's best places to visit, on and off the beaten path, "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" is a joyous, passionate gift for travelers, an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more. There's Botswana's Okavango Delta, the covered souks of Aleppo, the Tuscan hills surrounding San Gimignano, Canyon de Chelly, the Hassler hotel in Rome, Ipanema Beach, the backwaters of Kerala, Oaxaca's Saturday market, the Buddhas of Borobudur, Ballybunion golf club-all the places guaranteed to give you the shivers.
The prose is gorgeous, seizing on exactly what makes each entry worthy of inclusion. And, following the romance, the nuts and bolts: addresses, phone numbers, websites, costs, and best times to visit all updated for 2010 with the most current information.
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1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die

1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die

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The 1,000 Places to See books are pleasurable, inspiring, wondrous, a best-selling phenomenon and, yes, practical: Announcing the updated edition of 1,000 Places to See in the USA & Canada Before You Die, The New York Times No. 1 bestseller. Because USA & Canada is not only a wish book but also a guide, this information, including phone numbers, Web addresses, and more, is now completely revised and updated.

For travel season, for long summer weekends, for whenever the mood strikes to pack up the car and set out to discover a new piece of America (and Canada!), 1,000 Places to See in the USA & Canada is a map to all the unique and wonderful places just around the corner: Sail the Maine Windjammers out of Camden. Explore the gold-mining trails in Alaska's Denali wilderness. Collect exotic shells on the beaches of Captiva. Play tennis the way it was meant to be--on grass--at the lavish Victorian Newport Casino. Take a barbecue tour of Kansas City--Arthur Bryant's to Gates to Snead's. There's the ice hotel in Quebec, the stalacpipe organ in Virginia, out-of-the-way Civil War battlefields, dude ranches and cowboy poetry readings, and what to do in Louisville after the Derby's over.

More than 150 places are highlighted as family-friendly, and indices in the back organize the book by subject--wilderness, dining, beaches, world-class museums, sports, festivals, and more.
1,000 Things to Do in London

1,000 Things to Do in London

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This new title from Time Out, the publishers of Time Out London Magazine, offers inspiration to locals and tourists alike for enjoying England's largest and capital city. 1,000 Things to Do in London features up-to-date, hip ideas for fun along the Thames. Written by a team of local journalists, readers will gain an insider's perspective on each destination with this book, from the city's hidden gems to overrated attractions. Both a delightful armchair read and a useful handbook, 1,000 Things to Do in London contains top-ten lists, quirky walks, lovely views, picnic spots, must-visit restaurants and shops, and unusual takes on well-known attractions. Many locations are illustrated with photos, and handy maps make navigating the city a breeze.
100 Best Paintings in London

100 Best Paintings in London

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The only book to provide a single volume introduction to the finest art in London. 100 Best Paintings in London is an essential guide to the cream of the great public collection of art in the capital. Each of the 100 chosen paintings is reproduced in full-color with a vivid description that provides both appreciation and analysis and includes fascinating details of why, how and where the picture was painted. A biographical chronology of the artist's life accompanies each entry together with a listing of works by contemporary painters. Geoffrey Smith's illuminating text makes you want to look afresh at favorite paintings and invites you to discover some that are not so familiar. From Duccio and van Eyck to Mark Rothko and Anselm Kiefer, 100 Best Paintings in London covers the complete spectrum of the treasures to be found in the city's unsurpassed galleries. Everyone will have a view about the selection contained here-why hasn't your favorite painting been included? If you want to have your say visit the website at www.interlinkbooks.com/100bestlondon/haveyoursay. Contains descriptions of works from: The Courtauld Institute * Dulwich Picture Gallery * The Estorick Collection * Kenwood House * The National Gallery * Sir John Soane's Museum * Tate Britain * Tate Modern * The V & A * The Wallace Collection.
100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life

100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life

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Travel industry experts report that more and more people are combining vacations with volunteer work-the growing phenomenon called voluntourism. Professionals predict this will be a key growth area for years to come; the voluntourists themselves find it a rewarding activity, good for body and soul. And nobody provides such a fun, inviting overview of the possibilities as savvy travel writer Pam Grout in the latest title in our 100 Best Vacations series. With its elegant two-color design, playful cover, and winningly positive goal, it's a travel guide with heart, inexpensive yet inspiring-an ideal gift book for people who care to share. From building houses in Appalachia to saving sea turtles in Costa Rica to teaching English in Thailand, this book is a rich resource of ways to use your skills to help out the world and reap some lasting benefits yourself. Like its two predecessors, it includes an engagingly descriptive menu of choices for tastes and talents of all kinds, along with detailed specifics to turn good intentions into satisfying reality. Throughout, sidebars describe nearby places to visit, little-known facts, and more, providing depth and variety, while a comprehensive resource listing gives additional information about the different organizations offering volunteer vacations.
100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life

100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life

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Travelers are showing a huge interest in the fast-growing sector known as experiential tourism-vacations that encompass heritage, culture, nature, ecology, and soft adventure. In the footsteps of the briskly selling The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life featuring North American destinations, our new title extends these ardent travelers' sights to global scale. From helping to build a health clinic in Tanzania to learning massage in Thailand to aiding green turtle conservation in Belize, The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life is full of fun, meaningful, and memorable possibilities for today's discerning traveler. The lively text irresistibly conveys the charm and excitement of each location and delivers solid, reliable travel-planning information. Abundant sidebars reveal little known local facts, nearby places to visit, lists of things to do, and more. Other books on the market address singular aspects of experiential vacations around the world (learning, volunteering, culinary). But none presents the best of all categories in one comprehensive guide-until now. The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life holds great appeal for travelers of many interests who want to make the most of their vacations. And, with its elegant packaging, this deluxe trade paperback will catch the attention of gift-shoppers as an inspired and attractive choice.
100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

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Following up on the enormous success of the Journeys of a Lifetime series of travel gift books, National Geographic bring you 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas, a large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner. This essential travel companion to one hundred of the world's most fascinating countries is packed with more than 250 big, colorful images, 110 original, detailed maps, and evocative text to inspire your next great trip. Divided into two sections, this book helps you choose destination that suits your interests, how to get there, and what to do. The first part presents a series of charts that helps you pick the best places to visit according to your needs and desires, including the best seasons to go to each country-whether you're interested in a three-week vacation or a long weekend or something in between-as well as a chapter including which destinations are best for children, adventure seekers, history lovers, and the like. In addition to vacation ideas, you'll be given specific airfare costs, approximate cost of a trip, health precautions, and other important tips. The book's second section surveys the one hundred countries-from Argentina to Zimbabwe, and everything in between-describing each one's unique highlights and ideas on what to do while visiting, as well as offering a wealth of practical information to help plan a memorable trip. A special sidebar outlines the pros and cons of each destination. 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas is an irresistible blend of practical travel information and inspiring ideas-adorned with stunning imagery-to help fuel your wanderlust, and make your dream trip possible.
100 Parks 5000 Ideas

100 Parks 5000 Ideas

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Filled with helpful travel tips and beautiful National Geographic photography, this expert guide showcases the best experiences in the top national, state, and city parks throughout North America.

In the sequel to the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 ideas, National Geographic turns to the United States' and Canada's most pristine--and adventure-filled--national, state, and city parks with 5,000 ideas for the ultimate vacation. Showcasing the best experiences, both obvious and unexpected, each entry in this robust guide provides an overview of the park, detailed travel advice, fascinating facts, insider knowledge about wildlife, and expert tips for hiking, biking, camping, and exploring. From the geysers of Yellowstone National Park to the Everglades' Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail and the stunning peaks of Banff and Jasper in Alberta, each page will fuel your wanderlust. Plus, explore the natural beauty tucked away in cities like New York's Central Park and Boston Commons, and find bonus parks with day-trip suggestions to nearby neighbors. Top 10 lists throughout highlight best-of destinations for river trips, monuments, panoramic views, beaches, and more. This comprehensive book provides all the inspiration and information you need to plan your next park visit--and make it a memorable one.

100 Places Every Woman Should Go

100 Places Every Woman Should Go

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With its breezy reviews and insightful advice, 100 Places Every Woman Should Go encourages women of any age to see the world -- in a group, with a friend, or solo -- and inspires them to create their own list of dreams. Based on her own explorations of many countries, states, and regions, and on interviews with travelers, award-winning author Stephanie Elizondo Griest highlights 100 special destinations and challenging activities -- from diving for pearls in Bahrain to racing a camel, yak, or pony across Mongolia; to dancing with voodoo priestesses in Benin and urban cowboys in Texas; to taking a mud bath in a volcano off the coast of Colombia. Divided into such sections as "Places Where Women Made History," "Places of Indulgence," and "Places of Adventure," this guidebook includes timely contact information, resources, and recommended reading. "Ten Tips For Wandering Women" features safety precautions plus pointers on haggling, packing, and staying parasite-free. Vivid portraits of free spirits like Frida Kahlo ("A tequila-slamming, dirty joke-telling smoker, this famous artist was bisexual and beautiful") help travelers expand their experience.
100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

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Imagine creating an Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore an extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side by side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days.

Enjoy masterpieces of art that glorify womanly curves, join a cooking class taught by revered grandmas, shop for ceramics, ski the Dolomites, or paint a Tuscan landscape. Make your trip a string of Golden Days, by pairing your experience with the very best restaurant nearby, so sensual delights harmonize and you simpply bask in the glow of bell'Italia.

Whatever your mood or budget, whether it's your first or twenty-first visit, with 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, 3rd Edition, Italy opens her heart to you.

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

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With passion, humor, and helpful tips, 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go inspires women to discover places that will appeal to their spirits, senses, and quests for adventure. Susan Van Allen has explored Italy up and down the boot for over 30 years and shares the intriguing details and secrets of her favorite places, along with those she's gathered from her girlfriends, fellow writers, and savvy actresses. Each entry steers women to spots that will fulfill their Italian fantasies -- whether it's exploring the palace where Audrey Hepburn lived in Roman Holiday, making a Carnevale mask in Venice, or admiring Botticelli's The Birth of Venus in Florence. The cornucopia of choices is divided into categories, so whether a woman is in the mood for adventure, art history, or antipasto, Van Allen guides them to unforgettable pleasures. The book also includes recommendations for relaxing spas and beaches, splendid gardens, and places to taste Italy's best gelato and chocolate and shop for treasured handicrafts.
100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go

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100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go is a lively and highly subjective collection of places that will educate, illuminate, entertain, challenge, or otherwise appeal to women of all kinds. From historic (such as the Women's Rights National Historic Park) to kitschy (SPAM museum), these places and activities provide a wide-angle view of all that makes America, America.
100 Places That Can Change Your Childs Life

100 Places That Can Change Your Childs Life

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Kids who learn to travel will travel to learn. National Geographic Traveler Editor Keith Bellows sends you and your children globetrotting for life-changing vacations that will expand their horizons and shape their perspectives. What you won't find inside: predictable itineraries and lists of landmarks and events. Instead, you'll get evocative, slice-of-life experiences and age-appropriate ideas that illuminate place and culture. Each chapter of 100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life plumbs the heart of a special place-from the Acropolis to Machu Picchu to the Grand Canyon-all from the perspective of insiders who see destinations through a child's eyes. You'll meet actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy, who tours the suqs of Marrakech with his seven-year-old son; photographer Annie Griffiths, who shares the miraculous migration to Mexico of the monarch butterflies; Tom Ritchie, who has guided countless children and parents to Antarctica for more than 30 years; the waterman who knows where to see the ponies of Assateague in the true wild; and countless others who are cultural treasures, great storytellers, and keepers of a sense of place. Packed with ideas to supplement the travel experience-foods, music, films, and carefully curated lists of kid-friendly activities and places to eat and stay-this inspiring book is the perfect trip planner to excite children about culture and the unique magic the world has to offer.
100 Places to Go Before They Disappear

100 Places to Go Before They Disappear

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What would our world look like if the planet's average temperature were to rise by only a few degrees? Venice, Bangkok, London, Chicago, and New York would experience severe flooding. The tea fields of Sri Lanka and the vineyards of France would suffer heat and drought. Beijing and Timbuktu would be transformed into deserts, and the Great Barrier Reef's coral colonies would die. The entire nation of Tuvalu would sink into the Pacific Ocean.

As plants and animals vital to local ecosystems continue to perish due to climate change, the face of our planet is already being transformed. 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear features the locations on all seven continents in the greatest danger of disappearing within our lifetime. With an essay by Desmond Tutu, this stunning book will inspire travelers and environmentalists to save gorgeous places that might soon be only a memory.

100 Slopes of a Lifetime

100 Slopes of a Lifetime

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This ultimate skier and snowboarder bucket list, from celebrated runs in Alta, Utah, to the challenge of Switzerland's 4 Vallees races through 100 energizing snowy experiences for all levels.
Filled with beautiful National Geographic photography, wisdom from experts, need-to-know travel information, and practical tips, this inspirational guide offers the planet's best ski and snowboarding experiences on breathtaking slopes around the world.
Complete with a foreword from celebrated Olympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, 100 Slopes of a Lifetime is divided by interest and skill level: cross-country routes to intermediate downhill moguls to expert-only backcountry terrain, skiers and snowboarders will find the perfect destination for their dream terrain. From dreamy Colorado escapes to Hokkaido, Japan, where Siberian storms dump more than 60 feet of snow every year, you'll find countless slopes to add to your bucket list from the wilds of Alaska to breathtaking Morocco. Plus find plenty of apres ski activities including:
  • Getting up close with elk in Jackson Hole
  • Trying Europe's longest toboggan run
  • Or sampling the Dolomite's finest cuisine)
  • Grab your skis or boards; this comprehensive and innovative guide will lead you to experience the greatest snow-play adventures the world has to offer!
    1000 Mile Walk on the Beach

    1000 Mile Walk on the Beach

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    In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan. This book chronicles that journey, a 1,000-mile walk around the world's fifth-largest lake. The book explores both the geology of the lake and the measure of a person--a woman, married, mother of two sons (who joined her for portions of the walk). But most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place. Niewenhuis conveys a sense of the magnitude of the lake she loves, a place so elemental to the four Midwestern states that form its shores. From a ground-level perspective, the book explores the natural and human history of Lake Michigan . . . and raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.
    1000 Places to See Before You Die ( DO NOT USE - Newer Edition available )

    1000 Places to See Before You Die ( DO NOT USE - Newer Edition available )

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    Introducing the Eighth Wonder of travel books, the" New York Times "bestseller that's been hailed by CBS-TV as one of the best books of the year and praised by "Newsweek" as the "book that tells you what's beautiful, what's inspiring, what's fun and what's just unforgettable everywhere on earth."
    Packed with recommendations of the world's best places to visit, on and off the beaten path, "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" is a joyous, passionate gift for travelers, an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more. There's Botswana's Okavango Delta, the covered souks of Aleppo, the Tuscan hills surrounding San Gimignano, Canyon de Chelly, the Hassler hotel in Rome, Ipanema Beach, the backwaters of Kerala, Oaxaca's Saturday market, the Buddhas of Borobudur, Ballybunion golf club-all the places guaranteed to give you the shivers.
    The prose is gorgeous, seizing on exactly what makes each entry worthy of inclusion. And, following the romance, the nuts and bolts: addresses, phone numbers, websites, costs, and best times to visit all updated for 2010 with the most current information.
    "

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