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100 TRAILS 5000 IDEAS

100 TRAILS 5000 IDEAS

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From the waterfalls of Kauai's Napali coast to the tests of the Appalachian Trail, 100 Trails, 5,000 Ideas highlights the preeminent hiking treks across the United States and Canada, including the best scenic overlooks, camping sites, and off-trail activities.

This authoritative travel guide--the next in National Geographic's best-selling 5,000 Ideas series--takes you from the coast of Florida to the peaks of Wyoming on a series of epic hiking and walking adventures. So grab your hiking boots and get ready to explore 100 trails around all 50 states and Canada.

In these informative pages, you'll find National Geographic's recommendations for superlative hikes, as well as tips for wildlife spotting, scenic picnic locales, routes with a view, camp sites, and off-trail activities nearby. Plus, you'll discover alternative routes to extend your trek or tackle shorter lengths of some of the country's most iconic journeys, like the Appalachian Trail. With each itinerary you'll find practical planning advice for when to go and what to expect when you arrive.

Inspiring and comprehensive, this book offers something for everyone, from beginners looking for an easy day-hike (the tow path along the C&O Canal in Maryland) to advanced trekkers seeking multi-week excursions (the famed multi-state Continental Divide Trail). You'll also discover:

  • Tips for exploring Washington's Elliott Bay Trail along the Seattle Waterfront
  • Routes for hiking the Grand Canyon, rim to rim, in Arizona
  • Advice for conquering Wisconsin's "Ice Age" Trail
  • The fascinating history behind Georgia's Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Trail
  • The best way to see the falls along New York's Niagara Falls Gorge Trails
  • How to trek the Plain of the Six Glaciers in Banff National Park
  • And so much more!
  • Both inspiring and practical, here is the ultimate keepsake for any hiker.

    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.

    60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana (Revised)

    60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana (Revised)

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    Get outdoors with the guide to 60 of the best hikes within 60 miles of Chicago, leading you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings.
    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!

    COMP GT INDIANA STATE PARKS

    COMP GT INDIANA STATE PARKS

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    Whether you are looking for a weekend hike in the woods, a family outing, or great locations to study the local flora and fauna, Indiana state parks provide something for everyone. Visiting all 25 state parks in Indiana, Nathan Strange and Matt Williams profile and photograph the features that make Indiana parks beautiful and unique. Each park profile includes an engaging history of the park's origins and interviews with dedicated staff members about their favorite landscapes, wildlife, and adventures available in each park. This complete guidebook also offers extensive descriptions of the best park trails, along with the authors' hiking experiences, helpful maps, and directions. Featuring 109 exquisite full-color photographs and inside facts, The Complete Guide to Indiana State Parks is a must-have for every Hoosier and visitor to the state.

    DK Eyewitness Italian Riviera

    DK Eyewitness Italian Riviera

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    Whether you fancy a glorious hike through the villages of the Cinque Terre, a spot of shopping in the boutiques of Portofino, or a day of delicious food in Genoa, with so much to see and do, the Italian Riviera is a must-visit. Whatever your dream trip involves, this DK Eyewitness travel guide is the perfect companion.

    Our updated guide brings the Italian Riviera to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide. You'll find trusted travel advice, expert-led insights, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations, which take you inside the region's buildings and neighborhoods.

    You'll discover:

    -Our pick of the Italian Riviera's must-sees and top experiences
    -The best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
    -Detailed maps and walks that make navigating the region easy
    -Easy-to-follow itineraries
    -Expert advice get ready, get around and stay safe
    -Color-coded chapters to each part of the Italian Riviera
    -A lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go

    Touring the country? Try DK Eyewitness Italy.