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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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1000 Places to See Before You Die Deluxe Edition

1000 Places to See Before You Die Deluxe Edition

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Named a Best Gift Book/Best Travel Book of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, House Beautiful, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, Forbes, Fodor's, The Points Guy, Seattle Times, and more

"This is the comfort food of travel books. . . . This book will sweep you off your feet."--New York Times Book Review

"Gorgeous . . . breathtaking . . . spectacular."--Publishers Weekly

Patricia Schultz curates the world. When she published the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, she created not only a new kind of travel book but also a new way of thinking about our experiences and interests.

Now Schultz captivates our hearts in the same compelling way her original book spoke to our minds. Moving from eloquent word to breathtaking image, she takes us on a visual journey of the best the world has to offer, and as we turn the pages and pore over these images, we feel it all: joy, curiosity, awe, passion, nostalgia (if we've been there), inspiration (because we want to go), and a profound and transforming sense of how lucky we are to live in a world filled with such beauty and wonder--to see tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall, elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sun setting on the wild coast of Donegal, masked whirling dancers at a festival in Bhutan.

The book itself is a thing of beauty, an oversize feast of more than 1,000 all-new photographs and 544 pages, every spread and page designed to showcase these mesmerizing photographs and hold just enough of Schultz's lively text that we know why it is we're looking at them. It is a perfect gift for every traveler, every fan of the original, every dreamer whose Instagram feed is filled with pictures of places near and far.

1000 Places to See Before You Die Second Edition

1000 Places to See Before You Die Second Edition

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The world is calling. Time to answer.

The world's wonders, continent by continent: A trek through Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Sri Lanka's Hill Country. A sunrise balloon safari over the Masai Mara. Canyon de Chelly. The sacred festivals of Bhutan. The Amalfi Coast. Sailing the Mekong River.

In all, 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers: sacred ruins, coral reefs, hilltop villages, deserted beaches, wine trails, hidden islands, opera houses, wildlife preserves, castles, museums, and more. Each entry tells why it's essential to visit and includes hotels, restaurants, and festivals to check out. Then come the completely updated nuts and bolts: websites, phone numbers, prices, best times to visit.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die is the world's bestselling travel book and a #1 New York Times bestseller. 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it "tells you what's beautiful, what's fun, and what's just unforgettable--everywhere on earth." Second edition includes 600 full-color photographs, over 200 entirely new entries. More suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And along with starred restaurants and historic hotels, you'll also find moderately priced gems that don't compromise on atmosphere or charm.

1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die

1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die

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Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country's best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami's Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan's High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.

"Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don't even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it." --New York Daily News

1000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die

1000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die

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It's the phenomenon: "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" has 2.2 million copies in print and has spent 144 weeks and counting on "The New York Times" bestseller list.
Now, shipping in time for the tens of millions of travelers heading out for summer trips, comes "1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die." 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. Take a barbecue tour of Kansas City--from Arthur Bryant's to Gates to B.B.'s Lawnside to Danny Edward's to LC's to Snead's. There's the ice hotel in Quebec, the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, cowboy poetry readings, what to do in Louisville after the Derby's over, and for every city, dozens of unexpected suggestions and essential destinations.
The book is organized by region, and subject-specific indices in the back sort the book by interest--wilderness, great dining, best beaches, world-class museums, sports and adventures, road trips, and more. There's also an index that breaks out the best destinations for families with children. Following each entry is the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone numbers, costs, best times to visit.
1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die

1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die

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This generously illustrated volume features 1,001 carefully selected scenic walks throughout the world in both natural and urban settings--from Africa's Rift Valley to the Appalachian Trail. This latest volume in the hugely popular 1,001 series is the ideal guide to the world's most exhilarating walks, hikes, and views. Walking is one of our favorite pastimes and one of the easiest--and healthiest--ways to explore the world. It allows walkers to go at their own pace, savor local colors and details, and discover sights that would be missed if in a car or even on a bicycle. The popularity of recreational walking is on the rise with the growing number of trails and the conversion of former canal towpaths and railway lines, like New York's High Line, into mixed-use walkways. Wide-ranging routes carefully selected for scenic beauty, historic attributes, or natural charms include California's John Muir Trail, the Miami Beach Art Deco walk, Hadrian's Wall and Offa's Dyke paths in England, the Italian lakes, and many others, from easy jaunts to more rugged hikes.Each entry provides essential details about a must-try walk, including start and finish points, overall distance, difficulty rating, maps, and likely duration, making this book an inspiring reference for anyone looking to venture off the beaten path.
101 Art Destinations in the US

101 Art Destinations in the US

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An art lover's bucket list of must-see artworks and art--distilling the country's best artworks and art destinations into interesting, digestible entries featuring the best mix of museums, artists' studios, murals, sculpture parks, and more, throughout the US

This essential compact guide to the top art destinations (and the individual artworks they feature)--from museums to outdoor murals, artist studios to sculpture parks--is for everyone who loves the arts and wants to make the most of their visits to major institutions and art sites. This jam-packed volume includes fan favorites and well-known and important artists, as well as the best examples of art from around the world that are available to see in the United States. The places and works are diverse in geography and media and represent contributions to the arts by an equally diverse and inclusive range of artists, as well as significant moments in the history of American art.

Organized by region, the book zeroes in on the best in every category featured in major institutions as well as off-the-beaten-path places that are not to be missed, including the best examples of: contemporary and modern art (from paintings to sculptures to Land Art), Old Master paintings, cave drawings, Mexican murals and WPA work, and exuberant folk art, to name just a few of the kinds of artworks and objects highlighted in the volume. For museums, the book focuses on extraordinary collections, distilling thousands of works down to a few choice selections. In every case, the book highlights artworks people can't see anywhere else, and that are worth the trip--visiting the most important rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; chapel-like spaces designed by Mark Rothko and Ellsworth Kelly in Texas; prehistoric cave drawings in Utah; whole art-centric towns like Joshua Tree, Marfa, and Taos; and artists' studios, with their creative vitality preserved, that once belonged to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Clementine Hunter, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

101 Best Outdoor Towns: Unspoiled Places to Visit, Live & Play

101 Best Outdoor Towns: Unspoiled Places to Visit, Live & Play

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Grab your gear; pack your bags and beat the developers to 101 of the greatest places left for living, visiting and playing--outdoor towns where you can still eat breakfast at a local diner; play all day in a gorgeous, natural setting; find microbrews and comfort food; and flop yourself into bed at a family-run lodge.

Tuff and Melville look far and wide to identify these places that have fresh vitality without having been overrun with fourth-home buyers and resort developments. These are places where you'll want to visit and just maybe stay on. 101 Best Outdoor Towns includes information about the towns, their history and all the things there are to do--as well as lodging and dining information. You'll even find each town's stay factor for just how livable and affordable the place might be for the long-term.
101 Hikes in Southern California

101 Hikes in Southern California

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This updated book details 101 of the best hikes in Southern California, from family strolls to 20-mile treks.
111 Coffee Shops in London That You Must Not Miss

111 Coffee Shops in London That You Must Not Miss

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- The ultimate coffee-lover's guide to London - Features London's most interesting and unusual coffee shops from neighborhood cafés to third-wave espresso bars - 80% of Londoners drink coffee every day! - 800,000 Brits visit a coffee shop at least 4 times a week! - Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide - Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsGet your espresso fix in a gentlemen's toilet. Sip a cappuccino in a café-cum-upholstery shop. Scoop up a vintage Hermes scarf while you wait for your macchiato. London's new and adventurous coffee culture is full of exotic surprises and unexpected entertainments. Coffee enthusiasts in search of the best brew in town are being spoiled by baristas who have turned coffee-making into an art form; many cafés today roast their own beans, combine coffee with art, music, and literature, sell equipment for home brewing, or can be found in unusual locations such as lavatories and barber shops. This modern guidebook takes you on a caffeinated journey to the capital's hippest, tastiest, and most unusual coffee shops. Also available: 111 Places in London That You Shouldn't MissISBN 9783954513468 111 Shops in London That You Shouldn't Miss ISBN 9783954513413
111 London Pubs and Bars That You Shouldnt Miss

111 London Pubs and Bars That You Shouldnt Miss

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-The ultimate insider's bar and pub guide to London -Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides -An extension of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series, which has over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide -Appeals to both the local market (nearly 8.5 million people call London home) and the tourist market (over 16.7 million people visit London every year). -Fully illustrated with 111 color photographs When it comes to drinking, London is unrivalled. Scratch the surface and you'll find a burgeoning craft beer movement, cocktails that are envelope-pushing and wine bars taking the pomp out of plonk. So where do you start? Start with the ones with the most heart. The ones with the story to tell. The ones that are so much a part of London that we couldn't imagaine a city without them. In this collection of 111 bars and pubs in London you'll find rooftops, basements, gardens, caves, breweries, distilleries and so much more. You'll find places the locals couldn't let die and venues so impressive, people have done their upmost to keep them under wraps. Picking up this book is the equivalent of stepping through the speakeasy door and marvelling at the cave of hidden, boozy wonders inside. Call it London's best bar crawl yet.
111 Places for Kids in Chicago You Must Not Miss

111 Places for Kids in Chicago You Must Not Miss

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- The ultimate insider's guide to Chicago- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide- Appeals to both the local market (9.5 million people call Chicago home) and the tourist market (over 60 million people visit Chicago every year!)- Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs111 Places for Kids in Chicago That You Must Not Miss is not your typical kid-centered guide to Chicago: Step off the beaten tourist path, lace up your gym shoes and get ready to set off on 111 adventures across Chicagoland. Feed a giraffe; kiss a beluga; find a ghost; descend into an energy portal; see (and smell!) a corpse flower in bloom. Learn how soap is made; meet a million dollars and more. If you're looking for out-of-the-box family adventures, this is the guide for you.
111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss

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- The ultimate insider's guide to Chicago, fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs - Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides - Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide - Appeals to both the local market (9.5 million people call Chicago home) and the tourist market (over 60 million people visit Chicago every year!) - Revised and updated edition Chicago. City of the Big Shoulders. What started off as a small fur-trading settlement is today a bustling metropolis. Once considered the "hog butcher of the world, stacker of wheat, player with railroads and the nation's freight handler", Chicago's colorful past remains hidden in the nooks and crannies of this wonderful windy city. Adventures await, from the glamorous to the gritty. Sip dirty martinis in an elegant, underground, 1920's bank vault. Paddle a kayak down the infamous Bubbly Creek of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. While away an afternoon in a salt cave, or smoke a classic cigar in the oldest family-run tobacco shop in the U.S. Snorkel a 32-acre, limestone sheet shoal, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the Midwest. Dine outdoors in a 23rd floor Beaux-Arts cupola overlooking the Chicago River. Whether you're an out-of-towner or a diehard Chicago dweller who thinks you've seen it all, these 111 hidden places are waiting for you to discover them.
111 Places in Dublin That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in Dublin That You Must Not Miss

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- The ultimate insider's guide to Dublin, Ireland's capital city - Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides - Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide - Appeals to both the local market (more than half a million people call Dublin home) and the tourist market (3.5 million people visit Dublin every year) - Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsOnce the second capital of the British Empire, Dublin is a city of monumental architecture with a history both glorious and tragic. But it's also a city brimming with humanity: home to a friendly, gregarious people, who love to hear and tell stories. The combination has arguably produced more great writers per capita than any other place on earth. And yet, as any Dubliner can tell you, the great writers didn't know the half of it. This unique guide leads you behind the granite façades and postcard-perfect pictures to explore the heart and soul of the city through all its eccentricities and foibles. Encounter a whiskey-soaked windmill guarded by St. Patrick or visit a shrine for lovers with the relics of St. Valentine; pay your respects to the grave of a much-decorated four-legged war hero or stop in for a pint at a haunted pub called the Gravediggers; discover a House of the Dead on an island you can reach on foot, or explore a literary micro-museum where everybody buys soap. 111 Places in Dublin takes you on an intimate, insider's tour of the Hibernian metropolis, at the end of which, you'll be an insider too.
111 Places in New Orleans That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in New Orleans That You Must Not Miss

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- Go off the beaten path to discover the hidden places, stories, and neighborhoods that reveal New Orleans' true character, history, and flavor- The ultimate insider's guide to New Orleans- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide- Appeals to both the local market (nearly 400,000 call New Orleans home) and the tourist market (10 million people visit New Orleans every year)- Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsAs noted musician and NOLA native Allen Toussaint once said, "To get to New Orleans, you don't pass through anywhere else."Birthplace of Jazz, home to the world famous Mardi Gras, champion of voo-doo and vampires, purveyors of its own distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines, New Orleans, once owned by France, then Spain, then France again, has a rich history that blends the unconventional with the orthodox to create a cultural collision unlike that found in any other city.This insider's guide to New Orleans is shaped by portraits of the less obvious, hidden treasures rarely seen by the 10 million tourists who visit "The Big Easy" each year. From architecture that housed early jazz musicians and powerful madams; to bars that offer shot-and-a-haircut specials; to emblematic local eateries like Hansen's Sno Bliz and Killer Po'boys; to the best places to buy a chartreuse-colored beehive wig, Civil War cavalry sabre, or some swamp-grass gris gris, 111 Places in New Orleans will ensure that you experience the musical, spiritual, historical, edible, and quite often sinful side of America's Most Interesting City.
111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss

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Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwideFully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsThe ultimate insider's guide to New York CityNew York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they will astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!
15-Minute German

15-Minute German

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Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut cases!

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? In just 15 minutes a day you can learn German with confidence, with this revolutionary new system for learning a language. The unique visual approach makes learning quick, easy and fun. No writing or homework -- just use the cover to hide the answers and test yourself as you learn. Real-life examples cover every holiday and business situation. Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, there is no easier way to learn German -- fast.

Each pack contains two hour-long CDs, so readers can learn pronunciation by hearing native speakers. They also include a full color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries.

15-Minute Japanese

15-Minute Japanese

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Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut cases!

Learn Japanese with confidence in just 15 minutes a day, with this revolutionary system for learning a language. The combination of visual guide and CDs makes learning quick, easy, and fun. No writing or homework - just use the cover to hide the answers and test yourself as you learn. Perfect your pronunciation by hearing native Japanese speakers on the CDs. Real-life examples cover every holiday and business situation.

Whether you're starting from scratch or in need of a refresher, there's no easier way to learn Japanese -- fast.

Each pack contains two hour-long CDs, so readers can learn pronunciation by hearing native speakers. They also include a full color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries.