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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hi...
by , Dylan Thuras

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>Discover wonder.<br /><br /> 鈥淎 wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.鈥濃€?lt;i> New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, <i>Atlas Obscura</i> is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is.<br /><br /> This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, covering Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout map with a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip. More a cabinet of curiosities than traditional guidebook,<i> Atlas Obscura </i>revels in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and the mysterious. Here are natural wonders, like the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can sit and drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M. C. Escher鈥搇ike stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby-Jumping Festival in Spain鈥攁nd no, it鈥檚 not the babies doing the jumping, but masked men dressed as devils who vault over rows of squirming infants.<br /><br /> Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in the first place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiar and amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported. But proceed with caution: It鈥檚 almost impossible not to turn to the next entry, and the next, and the next.<br /><br /> 聽
50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, Wha...
by Joe Yogerst

Language

English

Pages

287

Publication Date

September 04, 2019

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This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America's oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.
Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Trave...
by Patrick Smith

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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<p><strong>A New York Times bestseller</strong></p><p>For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website www.askthepilot.com, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: <br /> <br /> 聲聽聽How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them<br /> 聲聽 Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety. <br /> 聲 The real story on delays, congestion, and the dysfunction of the modern airport<br /> 聲聽The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation 聽<br /> 聲聽Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security<br /> 聲聽Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service聽 <br /> 聲 The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate</p><p>COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. 聽It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying. </p><p>"Patrick Smith is extraordinarily knowledgeable about modern aviation...the ideal seatmate, a companion, writer and explorer." 鈥?lt;em>Boston Globe</em></p><p> "Anyone remotely afraid of flying should read this book, as should anyone who appreciates good writing and great information." 鈥?lt;em>The New York Times</em>, on ASK THE PILOT. </p>
The Solo Female Travel Book: Tips and Inspiration for Women Who W...
by Jen Ruiz

Language

English

Pages

113

Publication Date

March 16, 2019

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Traveling alone doesn't have to be scary! With the proper tools, community and precautions, anyone can expertly navigate the globe on their own. <br /><br />Jen Ruiz is a lawyer turned travel blogger and bestselling author who has traveled the world extensively by herself. 鈥淭he Solo Female Travel Book鈥?is the latest installment in her how-to travel series and includes funny stories, tips and inspiration to help you see the world safely and confidently.<br /><br />From surviving her first overnight hike in the Grand Canyon to dating mishaps while 鈥渓iving abroad鈥?in Sydney Australia, Jen shares some of her most comedic and relatable travel memories in this book. <br /><br />It鈥檚 half guide, half memoir, all heart and a must-read for aspiring female adventurers. <br /><br />With this book, you will learn how to: <br /><br />- Prepare for your first solo trip <br />- Choose the right destination <br />- Plan the perfect itinerary<br />- Take stunning photographs by yourself<br />- Pack light and bring all the essentials<br />- Make friends abroad and combat loneliness <br /><br />And much more! Don鈥檛 let fear hold you back. You don鈥檛 need to have a travel partner to have amazing adventures. <br /><br />There is power in flying solo, and it鈥檚 time for you to start discovering it.<br /><br />"As a solo female traveler, I was looking forward to reading and had high expectations for Jen鈥檚 book and she didn鈥檛 disappoint. First, based on the title, I expected the book to be filled only with happy-go-lucky stories of wanderlust, which many travel books are, but Jen was extremely realistic and shared not only the good, but the bad and the ugly too. <br /><br />Readers need that because this side of traveling is often left out of how-to travel books. You would think that those stories wouldn鈥檛 inspire someone, but by being realistic and open, Jen definitely let readers feel like they can overcome anything and travel just like she did. <br /><br />Her personal experience stories are written in a captivating way and Jen鈥檚 travel tips are very useful and I even learned a few things."<br /><br />- Judge, 27th Annual Writer鈥檚 Digest Self-Published Book Awards
Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories...
by Lingo Mastery

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

January 08, 2018

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<h2><b>Do you know what the hardest thing for a Spanish learner is?</b></h2><br />Finding PROPER reading material that they can handle鈥hich is precisely the reason we鈥檝e written this book!<br /><br />Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the reader and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes 鈥?it鈥檚 not entertaining, useful or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning at all!<br /><br />In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful Spanish tongue.<br /><br /><h2><b>How Spanish Short Stories for Beginners works:</b></h2><br /><ul><li>Each story will involve an important lesson of the tools in the Spanish language (Verbs, Adjectives, Past Tense, Giving Directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.</li><li>The summaries follow: a synopsis in Spanish and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about.</li><li>At the end of those summaries, you鈥檒l be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson, as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance!</li><li>Finally, you鈥檒l be provided with a set of tricky questions in Spanish, providing you with the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don鈥檛 worry if you don鈥檛 know the answer to any 鈥?we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!</li></ul>We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!<br /><br />So look no further! Pick up your copy of <b>Spanish Short Stories for Beginners</b> and improve your Spanish right now!<br /><br />
Easy Spanish Phrase Book NEW EDITION: Over 700 Phrases for Everyd...
by Pablo Garcia Loaeza

Language

English

Pages

99

Publication Date

October 17, 2013

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Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy-to-use study guide, this inexpensive and up-to-date book offers fast, effective communications. The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Spain and Latin America, it features words, phrases, and sentences that cover everything from asking directions to ordering dinner.<BR>Over 700 conveniently organized expressions include terms for modern telecommunications as well as phrases related to transportation, shopping, medical and emergency situations, and other common circumstances. A phonetic pronunciation accompanies each phrase.
How To Be Your Own Bodyguard: Self defense for men and women from...
by Nick Hughes

Language

English

Pages

326

Publication Date

October 01, 2011

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<h3><strong>MASTER THE SKILLS OF A BODYGUARD AND REDUCE YOUR RISK OF EVER BEING A CRIME VICTIM<br /></strong><br /></h3><p>Now you don't have to be rich enough to hire your own bodyguard. You can learn the skills in this book and take care of yourself the way the pros do.</p><p><strong>WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?</strong></p><p><em>鈥淗ow To Be Your Own Bodyguard鈥?lt;/em> is an invaluable reference for:</p><p>鈥?Anybody who wants to significantly reduce their risk of ever being a victim of a crime.<br />鈥?People smart enough to figure out there鈥檚 more to self-defense than learning how to fight<br />鈥?Anyone who travels for business or pleasure.<br />鈥?Professional Close Protection Agents<br />鈥?People who want to try and avoid trouble rather than fight their way out of it.<br />鈥?Teens going off to college.<br />鈥?Martial artists<br />鈥?Law Enforcement Officers</p><p>Not only does the book explain how to keep you and your loved ones safe from criminals it also covers mindset training, which martial arts to pick, resources used by professional bodyguards and more. There are chapters on where you should stay in a hotel, the safest places on an aircraft, how to conduct a threat analysis like a pro, staying safe in your car, and dealing with blue light bandits.</p><p><strong>THIS BOOK WILL TEACH YOU:</strong></p><p>鈥?That your car windows are actually stronger if they鈥檙e down quarter of an inch if a mob is trying to break them.<br />鈥?Why riots and contact lenses don鈥檛 mix<br />鈥?The four unconscious things that bad guys do before they attack you<br />鈥?Why RUN HIDE FIGHT during an Active Killer Event is wrong,and what works better.<br />鈥?How criminals select their victims<br />鈥?Why 鈥淪oft Skills鈥?constitute 75% of self-protection and exactly what they are<br />鈥?A less than $10 security kit that will keep you safe in sketchy hotels</p><p><strong>WHY THIS BOOK?</strong></p><p>Because it鈥檚 been written by a former professional protection agent who, for over 25 years, used the contents to keep his clients safe in hostile environments around the world. As one Amazon reviewer said <em>鈥淚 am a regional disaster preparedness officer for a multi-national corporation. This is the best book on personal security and disaster preparedness I have ever read鈥nd I have a library of such books.鈥?lt;/em><br /></p><p>Critically acclaimed by security experts around the world this is the only book you鈥檒l need on the subject.Take advantage of Amazon鈥檚<strong> 鈥淟ook Inside鈥?lt;/strong> feature and check out the table of contents for all the things you鈥檙e going to learn. There鈥檚 even a <strong>bonus home security check list</strong>聽for you that the author uses when looking after high risk clients.聽<br /></p><p><strong>WHY MOST OTHER BOOKS GET IT WRONG</strong></p><p>They all begin with you being attacked. In reality the attack began a long time before the assault began. Non consensual violence begins with <strong>SELECTION</strong> of the victim. Next comes<strong> ISOLATION</strong>. The book will teach you how to run counter-surveillance and develop your situational awareness so you鈥檒l know in advance you鈥檙e being set up. After the bad guy isolates his intended victim there will be a distraction phase consisting of some <strong>VERBAL</strong> patter. Verbal aggression is also always present in attacks in bars. <em>鈥淲hat are you looking at?鈥?鈥淵ou were looking at my girlfriend鈥?lt;/em> If you can say something to make the situation worse then you can learn to say something that just might make the situation better. Again, the answers to that and more are in the book.If you can learn how to master those first 3 phases of a criminal attack then you rarely need to get in to the physical assault itself. As Sun Tzu said <em>鈥淭he supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."</em><br /></p><p>Buy it and learn how to keep you and your loved ones safe. Get a copy for anyone you care about.</p>
Iberia
by James A. Michener

Language

English

Pages

962

Publication Date

July 03, 2013

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Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. <i>Iberia </i>is Michener鈥檚 enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark, he not only reveals the celebrated history of bullfighters and warrior kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards, he also shares the intimate, often hidden country he came to know, where the congeniality of living souls is thrust against the dark weight of history. Wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful, this is Spain as experienced by a master writer.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> 聽<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Iberia</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> 鈥淔rom the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages, here is Spain, castle of old dreams and new realities.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> 鈥淢assive, beautiful . . . unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain [and] the best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> 鈥淎 dazzling panorama . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Saturday Review</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> 鈥淜aleidoscopic . . . This book will make you fall in love with Spain.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Houston Post</i></b>
Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by , Sofia Levin

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>New Zealand </i></b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka 鈥?all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>New Zealand</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <li><b>Highlights </b><b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <li><b>Essential info </b><b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellington & Around, Marlborough & Nelson, the West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland & Southland</li> </ul> <p><b>eBook Features: </b>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </p><ul> <li><b>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</b> prevent roaming and data charges </li><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>New Zealand </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</p> <p>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>New Zealand鈥檚 North Island </i></b>or <b><i>New Zealand鈥檚 South Island </i></b>for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.</p> <p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <p><i>鈥楲onely 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.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Trav...
by Rolf Potts

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

December 24, 2002

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<b>Vagabonding</b> is about taking time off from your normal life鈥攆rom six weeks to four months to two years鈥攖o discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on:<br /><br />鈥?financing your travel time <br />鈥?determining your destination <br />鈥?adjusting to life on the road<br />鈥?working and volunteering overseas <br />鈥?handling travel adversity <br />鈥?re-assimilating back into ordinary life<br /><br />Not just a plan of action, vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity, discovery, and the growth of the spirit. <br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

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