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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.

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.

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.

    GRACELAND CEMETERY

    GRACELAND CEMETERY

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    Chosen for the 2024 Illinois Reads Program by the Illinois Reading Council

    One of Chicago's landmark attractions, Graceland Cemetery chronicles the city's sprawling history through the stories of its people. Local historian and Graceland tour guide Adam Selzer presents ten walking tours covering almost the entirety of the cemetery grounds. While nodding to famous Graceland figures from Marshall Field to Ernie Banks to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Selzer also leads readers past the vaults, obelisks, and other markers that call attention to less recognized Chicagoans like:

  • Jessie Williams de Priest, the Black wife of a congressman whose 1929 invitation to a White House tea party set off a storm of controversy;
  • Engineer and architect Fazlur Khan, the Bangladeshi American who revived the city's skyscraper culture;
  • The still-mysterious Kate Warn (listed as Warn on her tombstone), the United States' first female private detective.
  • Filled with photographs and including detailed maps of each tour route, Graceland Cemetery is an insider's guide to one of Chicago's great outdoor destinations for city lore and history.

    GT COLORADO BACKROADS & 4-WHEE

    GT COLORADO BACKROADS & 4-WHEE

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    Guide to 100 of the most scenic backroads in Southern Colorado.
    Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World, 3rd Edition: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World, 3rd Edition: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom

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    The latest edition to the successful Hidden Magic series features updated information on the latest attractions at Walt Disney World, including Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway!

    Whether it's your first or fiftieth visit to Walt Disney World, you'll be surprised at how much you can miss during your trip. But with this guide to Disney's hidden treasures you'll learn:
    -You can search for more than the usual hidden Mickey. There are other beloved characters like Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse hidden around the parks.
    -The book Belle reads in Beauty and the Beast is a real book...and you can find out what it is by heading to Maurice's cottage.
    -Imagineers hide symbols of themselves around the park to "sign" their work.

    Including all-new information on Toy Story Land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World, 3rd Edition will inspire you to relive the magic year after year!

    I love Brazil Travel Guide: Rio de Janeiro travel, Sao Paulo, Portugese phrasebook, travel guide Brazil for backpackers

    I love Brazil Travel Guide: Rio de Janeiro travel, Sao Paulo, Portugese phrasebook, travel guide Brazil for backpackers

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    ★★★Why should I buy this Brazil travel guide instead of any other?★★★

    The most important reasons:

  • You find all the information you need for your journey in Brazil compact in this book. You won't need another source of information and can plan your personal route full of Brazilian highlights.
  • I tried all activities and visited the sights myself. I describe in great detail how you can get there or do it yourself and therefore you can save a lot of money.
  • It is light as you can bring it along on your phone or e-reader
  • It will inspire you and inform you about secret spots that you don't want to miss
  • It is cheaper than other travel guides
  • It is the best DIY travel guide for Brazil.
  • This book isn't for you if you don't like texts that are written in the style of a travel blog. Further, the print edition only includes black and white pictures in order to be able to offer the travel guide at a low cost. If this bothers you, you need to look for a different Brazil travel guide or buy the color version or e-book of I love Brazil.

    ★★★ What "I love Brazil" offers you:

    If this isn't your first "I love..." travel guide, you already know what to expect. I mostly travel as a "solo female traveler" and with my travel guides, I want to make the most beautiful places in that country approachable for individual travelers. All this in an affordable way. Thanks to "I love Brazil" you should be able to travel to Brazil without any worries, with lots of positive anticipation, and a good plan.

    After reading my travel guide, you should have a clear vision of your trip and how to get to the sights you want to see by yourself. For example, what is the easiest option to get to the spectacular Iguazu Falls (in Brazil and in Argentina)? Or how will I not get robbed in Brazil? Where is the most beautiful beach and what are the must-dos in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo? "I love Brazil" will answer those questions and many more.

    In "I love Brazil" you find all my personal experiences of my trips to Rio, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Itacaré, Chapada Diamantina, and much more. Enjoy spectacular views, and private beaches, dance Samba or Forró with locals, drink delicious, fresh coconuts or Caipirinhas, swim in the bluest and clearest natural pools, and marvel at the biggest waterfall in the world. I planned all my trips carefully with ideas from all the good guidebooks I could find, so you don't have to spend this money anymore. Plus, I used TripAdvisor and a lot of helpful blogs. If you want to have a more personal experience than the usual tourist and have some actual explanations of how to have the best possible (and safe) experience in a place, this guidebook is definitely right for you.

    More info about other countries you find on my blog: www.swissmissontour.com

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    If you buy the print book you will receive the e-book version for free.

    Click the button "Buy with 1-click" and your journey in Brazil may start!

    Ireland

    Ireland

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    "Dramatic, adventurous, heroic, romantic. . . these historical chronicles, legends, myths, tall tales and fables, featuring warriors, kings, monks, explorers and clever common folk, imaginatively tell the history of Ireland." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

    This New York Times bestselling epic is an unforgettable tour de force that marries the intimate, passionate texture of the Irish spirit with a historical scope that is sweeping and resplendent. Storyteller extraordinaire Frank Delaney takes his readers on a journey through the history of Ireland, stopping along the way to evoke the dramatic events and personalities so critical to shaping the Irish experience.

    In the winter of 1951, a storyteller, the last practitioner of an honored, centuries-old tradition, arrives at the home of nine-year-old Ronan O'Mara in the Irish countryside. For three wonderful evenings, the old gentleman enthralls his assembled local audience with narratives of foolish kings, fabled saints, and Ireland's enduring accomplishments before moving on. But these nights change young Ronan forever, setting him on a years-long pursuit of the elusive, itinerant storyteller and the glorious tales that are no less than the saga of his tenacious and extraordinary isle.