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100 HIKES OF A LIFETIME

100 HIKES OF A LIFETIME

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This ultimate hiker's bucket list, from the celebrated Appalachian Trail to Micronesia's off-the-beaten-path Six Waterfalls Hike, treks through 100 energizing experiences for all levels.

Filled with beautiful National Geographic photography, wisdom from expert hikers like Andrew Skurka, need-to-know travel information, and practical wildlife-spotting tips, this inspirational guide offers the planet's best experiences for hikers and sightseers. From short day hikes--California's Sierra High Route, Lake Agnes Teahouse in Alberta, Norway's Mt. Skala--to multiday excursions like Mt. Meru in Tanzania and multi-week treks (Egypt's Sinai Trail, Bhutan's Snowman Trek, and the Bibbulum Track in Australia), you'll find a hike that matches your interests and skill level. Crossing all continents and climates (from the jungles of Costa Rica to the ice fields in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Parks), as well as experiences (a wine route through Switzerland or moose spotting on the Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming, ) there is a trail for everyone in these pages. So pack your gear and lace your boots: this comprehensive and innovative guide will lead you to experience the best hikes of your life!

2 WHEELS GOOD

2 WHEELS GOOD

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A panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world

"Excellent . . . calls to mind Bill Bryson, John McPhee, Rebecca Solnit."--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker

The bicycle is a vestige of the Victorian era, seemingly at odds with our age of smartphones and ride-sharing apps and driverless cars. Yet we live on a bicycle planet. Across the world, more people travel by bicycle than any other form of transportation. Almost anyone can learn to ride a bike--and nearly everyone does.

In Two Wheels Good, journalist and critic Jody Rosen reshapes our understanding of this ubiquitous machine, an ever-present force in humanity's life and dream life--and a flash point in culture wars--for more than two hundred years. Combining history, reportage, travelogue, and memoir, Rosen's book sweeps across centuries and around the globe, unfolding the bicycle's saga from its invention in 1817 to its present-day renaissance as a "green machine," an emblem of sustainability in a world afflicted by pandemic and climate change. Readers meet unforgettable characters: feminist rebels who steered bikes to the barricades in the 1890s, a prospector who pedaled across the frozen Yukon to join the Klondike gold rush, a Bhutanese king who races mountain bikes in the Himalayas, a cycle-rickshaw driver who navigates the seething streets of the world's fastest-growing megacity, astronauts who ride a floating bicycle in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station.

Two Wheels Good examines the bicycle's past and peers into its future, challenging myths and clichés while uncovering cycling's connection to colonial conquest and the gentrification of cities. But the book is also a love letter: a reflection on the sensual and spiritual pleasures of bike riding and an ode to an engineering marvel--a wondrous vehicle whose passenger is also its engine.

ALONG INTERSTATE-75 21ST /E

ALONG INTERSTATE-75 21ST /E

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Along Interstate-75, from Detroit to the Florida Border. Interstate-75 is the main route for the millions of Midwestern "snowbirds" who drive to and from Florida each winter . . . and the current edition of Along I-75 is the "must have" guide for the trip. Whether a first-timer or one who has driven the route for many years, the book is packed with local information along the way, a culmination of more than 50 years of the author's Florida-bound I-75 driving experience. Getting there is half the fun--local knowledge, "insider" and money saving tips, lodging & restaurant recommendations, and mile-by-mile roadside stories and entertainment. Each of the book's 25 mile-per-page colored strip-maps takes an average of 30 minutes to drive, providing a sense of pacing for your trip--excellent for planning your night stops while on the route. The two sets of custom-designed maps (south and northbound) are intuitive and very easy to use, even for non-map readers. Each "fits" your direction of travel so landmarks and features drawn on the right side of the map, pass on the right side of your car. Designed with in-car use in mind, the book has a laminated wrap-around cover and book mark flap. A concealed plastic spiral binding allows the book to be easily folded back to display the current road-section map. Completely updated every odd numbered year, Along I-75 contains no advertising or commercial content. Each current edition of the book has a "reader's only" website where major updates to the book's information are posted. Also includes updated and downloadable replacement maps and pages for the book.

The book features:
-78 colored 25 mile road strip maps (39 for each direction of travel)
-106 colored maps (side-trips and towns) and 196 colored photos
-67 b&w maps and photos
-105 charts and diagrams
-72 restaurant and money-saving tips
-24 Special Interest reports

Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Best Kept Secrets of Paris

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Henry James said, 'Paris is the greatest temple ever built to material joys and the lust of the eyes'. Renowned as the City of Light, Paris is celebrated for its beautiful city plan, its architecture, museums, bridges, cathedrals, parks, shopping, flea markets, sidewalk cafés, wide and luxurious boulevards, elegant cuisine, and numerous monuments. Once confined to an island in the middle of the river Seine, the Ile de la Cité, Paris, founded more than 2,000 years ago, quickly spread to both banks of the river - the 'rive droit' (right bank) and the 'rive gauche' (left bank). The right bank is known for being the commercial heart of the city while the left bank is home to the University of Paris and all that is intellectual and artsy. Paris has also been fêted for its aura of romance and mystery and has been the setting for many novels (The Americans, The Three Musketeers and the Maigret stories) and movies (Last Tango in Paris, Ratatouille). This gorgeous new book in the successful Secrets series is divided into several geographical sections, from the Louvre and Champs Élysées, via Les Halles, Le Marais and Bastille, to Montmartre and beyond. It's a brilliant read for the armchair traveller and everyone interested in the history and the mysteries of the great cities of the world.
Best-Kept Secrets of Venice

Best-Kept Secrets of Venice

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Encompassing all six districts of Cannaregio, San Polo, Dorsoduro (including the Giudecca), Santa Croce, San Marco (including San Giorgio Maggiore) and Castello - "The Secrets of Venice" gives the reader a virtual tour of one of the most mesmerizing cities in the world. With stunning photography and informative text highlighting the well known sights as well as the more secret corners of the city, from the impressive Grand Canal and the opulent Saint Mark's Basilica to the legendarily romantic Bridge of Sighs and the unbelievably picturesque and winding network of narrow canals, be inspired to visit or celebrate this wonderful city.
Books & Mortar: A Celebration of the Local Bookstore

Books & Mortar: A Celebration of the Local Bookstore

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A visual feast celebrating the alluring power of bookstores--68 paintings by illustrator Gibbs M. Smith.

The local bookstore, a place of wonder, refuge, and rejuvenation for book lovers the world over. Books & Mortar is a celebration of these literary strongholds. Sixty-eight oil paintings capture these storefronts at a moment in time, and pair the artwork with anecdotes about the shops and reflections on bookselling by many of the owners themselves.

A delightful gift for an avid reader, an inspiration for any bookstore owner, Books & Mortar is the perfect keepsake for anyone's personal library.

Boston Like a Local: By the People Who Call It Home

Boston Like a Local: By the People Who Call It Home

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Keen to explore a different side of Boston? Like a Local is the book for you.

This isn't your ordinary travel guide. Beyond Boston's rich history and world-famous universities are experimental breweries, super-cool jazz clubs and design-led jewellery stores that locals love - and that's where this book takes you.

Turn the pages to discover:

- The small businesses and community strongholds that add character to this vibrant city, recommended by true locals.
- 6 themed walking tours dedicated to specific experiences such as flea markets and movie theatres.
- A beautiful gift book for anyone seeking to explore Boston.
- Helpful 'what3word' addresses, so you can pinpoint all the listed sights.

Compiled by three proud Bostonians, this stylish travel guide is packed with Boston's best experiences and hidden spots, handily categorised to suit your mood and needs.

Whether you're a restless Bostonian on the hunt for a new hangout, or a visitor keen to discover a side you won't find in traditional guidebooks, Boston Like A Local will give you all the inspiration you need.

About Like A Local:

These giftable and collectable guides from DK Eyewitness are compiled exclusively by locals. Whether they're born-and-bred or moved to study and never looked back, our experts shine a light on what it means to be a local: pride for their city, community spirit and local expertise. Like a Local will inspire readers to celebrate the secret as well as the iconic - just like the locals who call the city home.

Looking for another guide to Boston? Explore further with DK Eyewitness or Top 10 Guides to Boston.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

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In this inspiring travelogue, celebrated traveler and photographer Jessica Nabongo--the first Black woman on record to visit all 195 countries in the world--shares her journey around the globe with fascinating stories of adventure, culture, travel musts, and human connections.

It was a daunting task, but Jessica Nabongo, the beloved voice behind the popular website The Catch Me if You Can, made it happen, completing her journey to all 195 UN-recognized countries in the world in October 2019. Now, in this one-of-a-kind memoir, she reveals her top 100 destinations from her global adventure.
Beautifully illustrated with many of Nabongo's own photographs, the book documents her remarkable experiences in each country, including:

  • A harrowing scooter accident in Nauru, the world's least visited country,
  • Seeing the life and community swarming around the Hazrat Ali Mazar mosque in Afghanistan,
  • Horseback riding and learning to lasso with Black cowboys in Oklahoma,
  • Playing dominoes with men on the streets of Havana,
  • Learning to make traditional takoyaki (octopus balls) from locals in Japan,
  • Dog sledding in Norway and swimming with humpback whales in Tonga,
  • A late night adventure with strangers to cross a border in Guinea Bissau,
  • And sunbathing on the sandy shores of Los Roques in Venezuela.

  • Along with beloved destinations like Peru and South Africa, you'll also find tales from far-flung corners and seldom visited destinations, including Tuvalu, North Korea, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Nabongo's stories are love letters to diversity, beauty, and culture--and most of all, to the people she meets along the way. Throughout, she offers bucket-list experiences for other travel-lovers looking to follow in her footsteps.

    For armchair travelers or readers planning a trip around the globe, this arresting collection will awe and inspire!

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 Amsterdam

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 Amsterdam

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    With its cafés and canals, modern art galleries and colossal museums, Amsterdam is at once a historic cultural powerhouse and a laidback cosmopolitan city.

    Make the most of your trip to this delightful capital with DK Eyewitness Top 10. Planning is a breeze with our simple lists of ten, covering the very best that Amsterdam has to offer and ensuring that you don't miss a thing. Best of all, the pocket-friendly format is light and easily portable; the perfect companion while out and about.

    Inside DK Eyewitness Top 10 Amsterdam you will find:

    - Up-to-date information

    with insider tips and advice for staying safe.
    - Top 10 lists of Amsterdam's must-sees, including the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Begijnhof and Anne Frank Huis.
    - Amsterdam's most interesting areas, with the best places for sightseeing, food and drink, and shopping.
    - Themed lists, including the best historic buildings, museums, walks and cycle rides, restaurants and much more.- Easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week.
    - A laminated pull-out map of Amsterdam, plus 8 full-colour area maps.

    Looking for more on Amsterdam's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness Amsterdam.

    About DK Eyewitness:

    At DK Eyewitness, we believe in the power of discovery. We make it easy for you to explore your dream destinations. DK Eyewitness travel guides have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 1993. Filled with expert advice, striking photography and detailed illustrations, our highly visual DK Eyewitness guides will get you closer to your next adventure. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations, from pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. Named Top Guidebook Series at the 2020 Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, we know that wherever you go next, your DK Eyewitness travel guides are the perfect companion.

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 New Orleans

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 New Orleans

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    The colorful streets of New Orleans are yours to explore!

    From the historic buildings in the French Quarter to the swinging jazz clubs in Bourbon Street and the incredible restaurants on Royal Street, New Orleans is a true sensory feast. Get all the travel information you need to make the most of your trip to New Orleans.

    With a new lightweight format, this New Orleans travel guide is perfect for your pocket or bag when you're on the move. Here's what you'll find inside:

    - Up-to-date information following the COVID-19 outbreak, insider tips and advice for staying safe
    - Top 10 lists of New Orleans's must-sees, including Jackson Square, Mississippi Riverfront, New Orleans Museum of Art and New Orleans City Park
    - New Orleans's most interesting areas, with the best places for sightseeing, food and drink, and shopping
    - Themed lists, including the best live music venues, museums and galleries, places off the beaten path, regional dishes and much more
    - Easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend or a week
    - A laminated pull-out map of New Orleans, plus five full-color area maps

    The birthplace of jazz music, flamboyant Mardi Gras celebrations and Creole cuisine, this small city is as dynamic as it is diverse. Our Top 10 travel guide book will help you experience New Orleans like a local. This is your insider's guide to the Big Easy.

    Packed with reliable, straightforward advice, inspiring photography and detailed maps, this travel guide will help you get to the heart of the best of New Orleans! Eat everything from jambalaya to beignets. Take part in a parade. Go a walking tour past the Garden District's plantation-style mansions -- all with your trusted travel companion.

    Take the work out of planning a short trip with the DK Eyewitness Top 10 series. It's the ultimate travel guide packed with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to make your weekend trip or cultural break memorable. Looking for more on New Orleans's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness New Orleans.