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All Dat New Orleans

All Dat New Orleans

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For New Orleans' 300th Anniversary in 2018, when millions will travel to the city to celebrate, Michael Murphy presents his fifth book about his adopted and beloved home. But with a booming tourism industry and boundless local culture, knowing where to start in New Orleans can be as difficult as packing up to leave. In addition to selected material from Murphy's Eat Dat, Fear Dat, and Hear Dat, brand new chapters explore shopping, creeping around, fitting in, and celebrating--for natives and travelers alike.

All Dat presents the city's absolute best of the best, in a charming, one-of-a kind guide. All Dat is an essential and quirky resource that explains customs, explores history, and navigates you through the most vibrant city in the country. More than just a guidebook, All Dat is a study and celebration of everything that makes New Orleans so special.

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

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Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos.

Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her.

Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. She learned that what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love -- how that person can help you make sense of things and make far-off places feel like home. She learned about unemployment and brain tumors, lost luggage and lost opportunities, and just getting lost in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be -- even if you aren't quite sure where you are.

Alps

Alps

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For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers, and the dreams of engineers?and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, battling his own fear of heights to journey through a 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia.

O'Shea, whose style has been hailed for its "engaging combination of candid first-person travel writing and absorbing historical narrative" (Chicago Sun-Times), whisks readers along more than 2,000 years of Alpine history. As he travels pass-by-pass through the mountains, he tells great stories of those (real and imagined) who have passed before him, from Hannibal to Hitler, Frankenstein's monster to Sherlock Holmes, Napoleon to Nietzsche, William Tell to James Bond. He explores the circumstances behind Hannibal and his elephants' famous crossing in 218 BCE; he reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture from Heidi to The Sound of Music; and he visits iconic sites, including the Reichenbach Falls, where Arthur Conan Doyle staged Sherlock Holmes's death scene with Professor Moriarty; Caporetto, the bloody site of the Italians' retreat in World War I; and the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's aerie of a vacation home.

O'Shea delves into Alpine myths and legends, such as the lopsided legs of the dahu, the fictitious goatlike creature of the mountains, and reveals why the beloved St. Bernard dog is so often depicted with a cask hanging below its neck. Throughout, he immerses himself in the communities he visits, engagingly recounting his adventures with contemporary road trippers, watchmakers, salt miners, cable-car operators, and yodelers.

AMC Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping: Everything You Need to Know about...

AMC Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping: Everything You Need to Know about...

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Many people think of hiking and camping as warm-weather activities, but every adventurer should experience the outdoors in winter. The sparkle of new-fallen snow on a tree's boughs, the spectacular panorama of white mountaintops, and the invigorating chill of the morning air are just some of the rewards of hiking and camping in the winter months. This comprehensive guide by Lucas St. Clair and Yemaya Maurer will help you plan a great trip with plenty of practical advice that emphasizes preparation, safety, outdoor stewardship, and fun. You'll learn when to go, what latest gear and clothing to bring, and the essentials of staying warm and dry. Also included are sections on navigation and what to eat while hiking in winter weather. Special consideration is given to the rapidly changing weather conditions in the Eastern US. Whether you're planning a group camping trip, or a family that wants to experience a new season in the outdoors, AMC Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping will become your trusted source for all your winter camping and hiking adventures.
America on Two Wheels: Biking Coast to Coast in Search of Human Stories

America on Two Wheels: Biking Coast to Coast in Search of Human Stories

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In 2015, 36-year-old Chicago resident David King finds himself at a personal and professional crossroads. Feeling bored and restless, he longs to strike out on a crazy journey in a quest for beauty, kindness, and inspiration as to where his life should go from here. Having taken up biking as a hobby, he consults a map of the United States and, in a spur-of-the-moment decision, vows to ride across the country - from San Diego to Miami.


Over the course of four months, "America on Two Wheels: Biking Coast to Coast in Search of Human Stories" follows David's journey as he pedals more than 3,000 miles across mountains, desert, bayou, and tropical flatlands, overcoming physical and mental challenges in pursuit of a destination he's not sure he'll even reach. Painting a tableau of adventure and a world of possibility in the vein of Jack Kerouac or Paul Theroux, he introduces readers to an unforgettable cast of characters and their unsung acts of kindness. David invites the reader to join him on a journey through fear, doubt, patience, and discovery - not just across a continent, but toward a profound lesson of gratitude. Part travelogue, part memoir, part spiritual journey, "America on Two Wheels" is an ode to pursuing the open road with an open heart.

America's Beautiful National Parks

America's Beautiful National Parks

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America's Beautiful National Parks takes the reader on an illustrated journey throughout the Naitonal Parks being commemorated in the National Park Quarter program. Along with pictures of the parks and coins are 2 National Park Quarters to help start the readers collection.
America's Best Day Hikes: Spectacular Single-Day Hikes Across the States

America's Best Day Hikes: Spectacular Single-Day Hikes Across the States

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Beautifully illustrated, this best-of compendium features the most memorable one-day hikes in every region of the United States from Sierra Buttes Lookout in Tahoe National Forest to Grinnell Glacier Trail in Montana's Glacier National Park to Giant Mountain in Adirondack Park and beyond.

Organized by region, this guide goes into detail about what makes each hike so remarkable and why it might be worth a detour or even a special journey for someone looking to broaden their horizons. All of the hikes are doable during daylight hours and none require camping.

America's Best Day Hikes comes with all the information anyone would need to experience these unique locations, including details about the hike itself--difficulty, duration, seasonal hazards, and more.--as well as traveling, planning, and packing suggestions. All this paired with Derek Dellinger's stunning photography makes this incredible volume a must-have for any lover of the outdoors.

America's Great Hiking Trails

America's Great Hiking Trails

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INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 GOLD Winner for Adventure & Recreation

Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter -- Gold Award

Society of American Travel Writers Foundation -- 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Award for Best Travel Book

A hiker's dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than 50,000 miles of America's most iconic trails. Celebrating the forty most important trails in America, this volume takes the reader through forty-nine states and eight national parks. Literally tens of millions of tourists and hikers visit these trails each year, some of which wind through the country's most scenic natural wonders and virtually every major ecosystem in America. Each featured trail has its own section, complete with a map and photo gallery, and the reader explores what makes it one of the most magnificent hiking experiences anywhere in the world. Trail histories accompany detailed hiker-friendly descriptions that highlight the most scenic spots, with suggestions for shorter weekend and day hikes. The stunning photographs take the reader on a visual adventure conducted by Bart Smith, the first person to hike all eleven National Scenic Trails from end to end. America's Great Hiking Trails is perfect for anyone interested in outdoor recreation and conservation.

American Indian Places

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American Map Washington, DC Innaugural edition

American Map Washington, DC Innaugural edition

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The TravelVision line of state road and city maps covers America like nothing else. We employ a large scale that permits us to include more information, yet keep the maps uncluttered and easy-to -read. The maps feature points of interest, airports, camping facilities, parks, selected local attractions and more. State maps feature insets of major cities. Our city map offers additional detail, with depiction of streets on one side and a large scale metro area road map on the other.
American National Parks

American National Parks

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Wide, breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear, blue lakes, high, snow-covered mountain peaks, but also wild grizzlies, buffalos, mustangs, and rare animal species: this is North America. With nearly 60 national parks, the United States is preserving a living monument to the continent's pristine nature in an effort to make it accessible to everyone. This book presents the most beautiful parks in over 450 photographs. Each has its own character and individual charm. Alaska, high in the northwest of the American continent, boasts spectacular wide expanses and immense geological variety such as the highest mountain of North America, the Denali. Continuing on the northern route from west to east, the high mountain regions of the Rocky Mountains overwhelm their visitors with countless blue glacier lakes and thundering waterfalls. Yellowstone, the oldest national park, is pure magic with dazzlingly colourful thermal springs, erupting geysers, and large herds of bison. Continuing on the southern route from west to east, the striking granitoid formations of Half Dome and El Capitan in the popular Yosemite National Park are impressive sights. Death Valley fascinates with contrasts of hot salt deserts and ice-cold, snowcapped peaks.
Amsterdam 2012

Amsterdam 2012

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This guide to Amsterdam provides in-depth coverage of the city and off-the-beaten path sights and neighbourhoods for the intrepid traveller who wants to go beyond the typical and experience 'real' Amsterdam culture.
Amsterdam Like a Local

Amsterdam Like a Local

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If you're looking for the ultimate European getaway, Amsterdam won't disappoint!

Iconic canals, centuries-old townhomes, cobblestone lanes and flower-adorned bridges. Amsterdam is truly one-of-a-kind and offers so many different kinds of experiences. Use the travel tips from this ultimate Amsterdam travel book to plan your trip to the Netherlands!

Beyond the well-trodden sights, there's a secret side of the city -- and who better to guide you to it than the locals? This travel guide to Amsterdam includes:

- Two-color, bold, modern design with contemporary illustrations throughout
- Authors are true locals and have been picked for having their fingers on the pulse and their diverse tastes. Their suggestions and advice sit alongside quotes from Amsterdam creatives, performers, volunteers and business leaders to give the book a local feel
- A narrative style throughout, making the local, personal voice central to every entry
- Structured by six themes and subsequent sub-themes -- rather than areas -- to echo how people are traveling, rather than where. For example, Eat, Drink, Shop, Art and Culture, Nightlife
- Each entry includes its unique address so readers can pinpoint precisely where they are heading
- Each theme ends with a tour spread, dedicated to a specific interest or experience. For example, A Foodie Tour of Oud-West, and Art and Antiques Shopping in the Spiegelkwartier

Amsterdam is as pretty as a postcard! You can't walk a mile without bumping into a masterpiece in this city. Besides its cultural attractions like the Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, and Van Gogh museum, the Dutch capital also has leafy parks, hip shops, craft breweries and some of Europe's hottest clubs. From taking a bicycle tour through the polder landscape in Amsterdam Noord to relaxing at a canalside bruin café (traditional Dutch pub) in Jordaan, this Amsterdam guidebook helps you to experience the real side of Amsterdam.

Additional tidbits to expand your experience are peppered throughout this local guide to Amsterdam. For example, local tips and recommendations for exploring this vibrant city, secret places that only a local would know, hands-on experiences (cookery classes and art workshops), and ideas for traveling solo, in a pair and in a crowd. It also includes tips on how to travel sensibly in a post-Covid world without compromising on experience.

From New York and London to Paris and Tokyo, there are more places to discover with these niche local guides! Written by the people who call it home, the Like A Local series from DK takes you beyond the tourist track to experience the heart and soul of each city!

Amsterdam Marco Polo Guide

Amsterdam Marco Polo Guide

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Marco Polo Amsterdam: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all of Amsterdam's attractions with this up-to date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city's trendiest places and night spots, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place in the Dutch capital. Also contains: Perfect Day, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Dutch phrasebook and index. Narrow houses leaning against each other at slightly crooked angles, a cyclist crossing a bridge on a squeaky bicycle, people sitting out in the sun in front of the corner cafe and enjoying their coffees; in the distance the jolt of a tram lumbering along the Leidseplein. The Insider Tips reveal where you can experience sights like these, along with an organic restaurant under glass and where you can enjoy a free lunchtime concert. The Perfect Day takes you on a tour showing you various facets of the city: from breakfast at Koffie Verkeerd on the Leliegracht to a stroll along Utrechtestraat with its exciting little shops, and winding up at the Club Trouw where you can dance the night away. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Amsterdam, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and chill out. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains. Finally, the Dos & Don'ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the city. MARCO POLO Amsterdam provides comprehensive coverage of the city. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas inside, a useful public transport map in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map. A must-have for all travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past.
Amsterdam Marco Polo Pocket Guide

Amsterdam Marco Polo Pocket Guide

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Marco Polo Pocket Guide Amsterdam: the Travel Guide with Insider TipsExplore Amsterdam with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place in the Dutch capital. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful city has to offer... Narrow houses leaning against each other at slightly crooked angles, a cyclist crossing a bridge on a squeaky bicycle, people sitting out in the sun in front of the corner cafe and enjoying their coffees; in the distance the jolt of a tram lumbering along the Leidseplein. This is Amsterdam! Your Marco Polo Amsterdam Pocket Guide includes: - Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into the city from unusual nights on a houseboat, buildings with breath-taking views and coffee at a 17th century hangout.- Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best 'only in' Amsterdam experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.- Sightseeing - all of the top sights are organized by areas of the city so you can easily plan your day. - Discovery Tours - 4 specially tailored tours that will get you to the heart of Amsterdam either on foot or by bike. The tours are themed - so if food is your thing then bring a big appetite for a wonderful wander from one fine food shop to another, or strap on your boots for a full day tour exploring Amsterdam's glorious architecture, canals and shopper's paradise.- Amsterdam in full-color - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Amsterdam includes full-color photos throughout the guide bringing the city to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.- Touring App - you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again! - Street Atlas and pull-out map - we've included a detailed street atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.- Useful Dutch phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by. Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Amsterdam to show you around this fabulous city. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Amsterdam has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.
Amsterdam Marco Polo Spiral Guide

Amsterdam Marco Polo Spiral Guide

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For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. Amsterdam Marco Polo Spiral Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use. Cruise Amsterdam's canals, have a picnic in Vondelpark or visit the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. The city awaits! Inside the Amsterdam Marco Polo Spiral Guide: Top 10 sights: From the top down to make it easy to prioritise! Don't miss: Each chapter highlights the absolute must-sees for each area and what to skip. Perfectly planned travel itineraries for each area including the best places to eat and drink along the way, each with its own map. Decide whether you want to travel on foot, by bike, car or public transport for perfect days in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Feeling gives tips to help you experience the essence of the city. Get under the skin of Amsterdam to see what makes it tick. Detailed 3D graphics reveal the interior of attractions such as Anne Frank's House and Oude Kerk. Medieval Amsterdam, Canal Ring-West, Canal Ring-East & Museum Quarter: Each chapter provides restaurant recommendations, the best shopping streets and the hottest places to go for a night out. Street Atlas & pull out map: The best of both worlds! Some people prefer an atlas while others prefer a separate map - Marco Polo Spiral Guides have both! Excursions to Noord-Holland, Zandvoort and Utrecht let you discover that there's more to the Netherlands than just Amsterdam. Coverage of De Wallen (the Red Light District), De Dam, Jordaan, Vondelpark, De Pijp, Oosterpark, Westerkerk, Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam Harbour and more. Top 10 reasons to come back: For those undecided about a return visit... there is a list of Top 10 reasons to come back again!
Ancient Ireland Guide

Ancient Ireland Guide

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Ancient Shore: Dispatches from Naples

Ancient Shore: Dispatches from Naples

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Born in Australia, Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair with the city. The Ancient Shore collects the best of Hazzard's writings on Naples, along with a classic New Yorker essay by her late husband, Francis Steegmuller. For the pair, both insatiable readers, the Naples of Pliny, Gibbon, and Auden is constantly alive to them in the present.

With Hazzard as our guide, we encounter Henry James, Oscar Wilde, and of course Goethe, but Hazzard's concern is primarily with the Naples of our own time--often violently unforgiving to innocent tourists, but able to transport the visitor who attends patiently to its rhythms and history. A town shadowed by both the symbol and the reality of Vesuvius can never fail to acknowledge the essential precariousness of life--nor, as the lover of Naples discovers, the human compassion, generosity, and friendship that are necessary to sustain it.

Beautifully illustrated by photographs from such masters as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Herbert List, The Ancient Shore is a lyrical letter to a lifelong love: honest and clear-eyed, yet still fervently, endlessly enchanted.

"Much larger than all its parts, this book does full justice to a place, and a time, where 'nothing was pristine, except the light.'"--Bookforum

"Deep in the spell of Italy, Hazzard parses the difference between visiting and living and working in a foreign country. She writes with enormous eloquence and passion of the beauty of getting lost in a place."--Susan Slater Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

"The two voices join in exquisite harmony. . . . A lovely book."--Booklist, starred review