The second in Lonely Planet's Perfect Weekends series, following the critically acclaimed Wine Trails.
For everyone who loves travel and trying the local delicacies, this beautifully illustrated book is the must-have handbook to a year's worth of perfect weekends around the world for food lovers.
Food trails featured include the BBQ trail in Texas, a food tour of Tokyo, Puglia's distinctive dishes and Parisian patisserie.
Each trail is an itinerary, detailing when and where to indulge in the local specialities.
There are 52 trails, each with gorgeous photography, bespoke map, expert writing and practical details of how to get there and where to stay.
Lonely Planet's Best In Travel 2011 The best places to go and things to do all around the world right now! Drawing on the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, we present a year's worth of travel inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences.
Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalised world, bringing together for the first time the very best of their 'Psychogeography' columns for the Independent. The introduction, 'Walking to New York', is both a prelude to the verbal and visual essays that make up this extraordinary collaboration, and a revealing exploration of the split in Self's Jewish-American-British psyche and its relationship to the political geography of the post-9/11 world. Ranging from the Scottish Highlands to Istanbul and from Morocco to Ohio, Will Self's engaging and disturbing vision is perfectly counter-pointed by Ralph Steadman's edgy and beautiful artwork.
'Robert Twigger is not so much a travel writer as a thrill-seeking philosopher' Esquire The Himalayas beckon and we go ...Some to make real journeys and others to make imaginary ones. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation and war, massacre and invasion, but also peace and unutterable calm. In an exploration of the region's seismic history, Robert Twigger unravels some of these real and invented journeys and the unexpected links between them. Following a meandering path across the Himalayas to its physical end in Nagaland on the Indian-Burmese border, Twigger encounters incredible stories from a unique cast of mountaineers and mystics, pundits and prophets. The result is a sweeping, enthralling and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.
In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most importantly, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and aeroplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster.
Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive... Tying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors, and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying, and will definitely make you a more informed passenger.
This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies. First published as a lavish colour coffee table book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Richard Mabey , Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.
Laduree, the very symbol of French sophistication and lifestyle, are delighted to share their favorite Parisian addresses, secret spaces and advice for discovering the best of the most elegant city in the world: gastronomy, table decoration, interior design, beauty, fashion, hotels, culture. Divided into 4 chapters: Gourmandise [Gastronomy], Mode & Beaute [Fashion and Beauty], Decoration [Interior Design] and Culture: this chic, purse-sized guide includes 200 of the best addresses in Paris; where to stay, where to eat and where to see and be seen. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 colour photographs and illustrations, it is the perfect gift for stylish Parisians and visitors alike.
For the times when you're driving past a lumpy, bumpy field and you wonder what made the lumps and bumps; for when you're walking between two lines of grand trees, wondering when and why they were planted; for when you see a brown heritage sign pointing to a 'tumulus' but you don't know what to look for... Entertaining and factually rigorous,Hidden Histories will help you decipher the story of our landscape through the features you can see around you.
This Spotter's Guide arms the amateur explorer with the crucial information needed to 'read' the landscape and spot the human activities that have shaped our green and pleasant land. Photographs and diagrams point out specific details and typical examples to help the curious Spotter 'get their eye in' and understand what they're looking at, or looking for. Specially commissioned illustrations bring to life the processes that shaped the landscape (from medieval ploughing to Roman road building).
Stand-alone capsules explore interesting aspects of history (like the Highland Clearances or the coming of Christianity), and text boxes provide definitions of jargon or handy references as required (like a glossary of what different field names mean).
Each chapter culminates in a checklist of key details to look for, other things it might be, and gives details of where to find some of the best examples in Britain.
75th anniversary edition of the timeless New Zealand classic of adventure at sea. Johnny Wray's gripping and often hilarious account of his adventures around the South Pacific has inspired readers and changed lives since its first publication 75 years ago. Fired from his day job during the Great Depression, Johnny begged, borrowed and stole the materials to build his famous yacht Ngataki. With some mates for company and a sextant to steer by, he set sail for the palm-fringed atolls and islands of his dreams - to discover they really did exist. But South Sea Vagabonds is much more than just a ripping yarn; it is a heartfelt hymn to the possibility of living a free life and truly being the master of one's own destiny.
Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders-the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvellous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveller as the die-hard adventurer.Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.
Three quarters of a million people are in a plane somewhere right now. Many millions travel by air each day. For most of us, the experience of being in an airport is to be endured rather than appreciated, with little thought for the quality of the architecture. No matter how hard even the world' s best architects have tried, it is difficult to make a beautiful airport. And yet such places do exist. Cathedrals of the jet age that offer something of the transcendence of flight even in an era of mass travel and budget fares. Here are twenty-one of the most beautiful airports in the world.
The worlds best-selling pocket guides have been fully revised and updated, featuring stunning new cover designs and freshly revised page layouts. Clear colour-coded sections enable you to locate the information you need easily and include places to go, history of the area and interesting facts, and things to do, including shopping, sports, children's activities, entertainment, nightlife and much more.
An Eating Out section provides information on where to go and what the local specialties are. The Top10 attractions are highlighted, allowing you to set priorities for your stay and ensure you don't miss out on the best your destination has to offer. Accommodation for all budgets is recommended, along with other practical travel tips, such as transport and currency. Beautiful colour photographs accompany the text throughout, making this guide truly a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Wander among the temples of Angkor, dine like an emperor in Hoi An's Old Town, or lock eyes with prehistoric monsters at Komodo National Park, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southeast Asia and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet Belize is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient Maya site of Caracol, dive the world-renowned Blue Hole, or spot toucans in the wild; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Belize and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Scale the Maya temples of Tikal, surf the smoothest and most uncrowded waves in Latin America, or explore the colonial charms of Granada; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central America and begin your journey now!
'All trails lead to waterfalls, crater lakes or jungle-fringed beaches. Explored by horseback, on foot or by kayak, Costa Rica is a tropical choose-your-ownadventure land Ashley Harrell Lonely Planet Writer * Brand new Undiscovered Nicoya itinerary so that you won't miss a thing * Eat & Drink Like a Local feature teamed with a handy food glossary * Activities Guide featuring beginner surf beaches, epic hikes, wildlifewatching and more
Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring is your passport to having big experiences on a small budget, offering the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Tour French chateaux, take boat trips to Greek beaches, hike past Bulgarian monasteries and glug Spanish wine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Europe and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet Guatemala is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit Tika's monumental restored temples, learn to speak Spanish while admiring picture-postcard vistas in Antigua or hike Lago de Atitlan's lakeshore trails; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Guatemala and begin your journey now!
Discover the true beauty, culture and history of the Emerald Isle with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland 2017, your indispensable companion to the very best this small nation has to offer. Discover Dublin's finest cultural icons with a visit to Trinity College to marvel at the Book of Kells, witness ancient Celtic construction at Newgrange and the Hill of Tara. Outdoor lovers can explore the country's finest beaches along the Southeast coast, see the wonder of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and travel along the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Donegal. Wherever you choose to visit, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland 2017 covers the very best attractions, hotels, shops and restaurants in Ireland, all accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photography.
For a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer, the updated Must Sees Andalucia pinpoints the highlights of the region. Discover Sevilla s layered history while spotting vestiges of Roman and Moorish occupation. Relax on the sun-kissed Mediterranean beaches of Malaga and Costa de Almeria. Explore Cordoba s municipal market for traditional leather crafts. This pocket-size guide with its detailed maps, recommendations for tapas, restaurants and hotels, and Must Sees star-rating system for attractions and activities lays the foundation for a memorable trip.
#1 best-selling guide to Nicaragua * Lonely Planet Nicaragua is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Kayak through Central America's largest mangrove forest, experience life on a coffee farm, or chill out on idyllic white-sand beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nicaragua and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Nicaragua: *Color maps and images throughout *Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests *Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots *Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices *Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss *Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, land & wildlife, arts, cuisine *Over 45 maps *Covers Managua, Masaya, Los Pueblos Blancos, Granada, Southwestern Nicaragua, Leon, Northwestern Nicaragua, Northern Highlands, Caribbean Coast, San Carlos, Islas Solentiname, the RA-o San Juan and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Nicaragua, our most comprehensive guide to Nicaragua, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. * Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Nicaragua. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA
Whether you ve called London your home for decades or just arrived last night, there s information in the Not For Tourists Guide to London that you need to know. This map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide will help you master this amazing city like an expert. Packed with over 150 maps and thousands of listings for restaurants, shops, theaters, and under-the-radar spots, you won t find a better guide to London. Want to score tickets to a big Arsenal or Chelsea football match? NFT has you covered. How about royal sightseeing at Buckingham Palace? We ve got that, too. The best Indian restaurant, theater experience, bookstore, or cultural sitewhatever you needNFT puts it at your fingertips. This light and portable guide also features: An invaluable street index A foldout map of the London Underground and bus system Profiles of over 100 neighborhoods Listings for museums, landmarks, the best shopping, and more You don t need to be Sherlock Holmes to solve the mysteries of London: NFT has all the answers!
Lonely Planet Panama is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip coconuts on a Caribbean beach; lay eyes on the awe-inspiring Panama Canal; or hike through sublime cloud forests; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Panama and begin your journey now!
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris 2017 will lead you straight to the top attractions the city has to offer. The best places to visit in Paris, from the splendid Sainte-Chapelle, the iconic Eiffel Tower and the art treasures in the Louvre to the bustling St-Germain quarter or the inner-city oasis of the Jardin du Luxembourg, are showcased with beautiful photography, illustrations and fl oorplans. This easy-to-use guide provides everything you need to know about Paris attractions and key districts. There are insider tips on everything from Paris restaurants, cafes and shopping to fun activities for children and Paris river boat tours.
Marco Polo's Handbooks are the best value travel guides on the market! They cover everything a traveller could ever want to know about a destination, from its history to the best places to stay and eat and drink, from attractions and entertainment to practical information on topics like visas. The Marco Polo Handbooks are the perfect travel companion, with fantastic features including specially created tours to help a traveller explore a destination on foot, by bicycle or by public transport, as well as 3D illustrations of famous buildings and sights. For the first time ever in a travel guide, the Marco Polo Handbooks include infographics, so travellers can take in information about topics such as the Berlin Wall in a glance. And all this in an easily portable and attractive package!
Explore one of Europe's most perfectly preserved cities with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague 2017. The best things to do in Prague - from crossing the beautiful Charles Bridge at dawn to sampling superb Czech beers - are showcased with fantastic photography, unique illustrations and detailed descriptions. Soak up the history of the Little Quarter, its buildings almost unchanged since the 18th century, discover majestic churches and cathedrals, the atmospheric Jewish Quarter, and colourful Golden Lane. DK Eyewitness Travel's reviews of shops, restaurants and hotels in Prague - along with detailed maps and great ideas for walks and itineraries - will help you plan your perfect trip.
Explore the spectacular sights of one of the world's greatest cities with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome 2017. The best things to do in Rome - from the Colosseum to the magnificent Pantheon - are showcased with fantastic photography, illustrations and detailed descriptions, while reviews of shops, restaurants and where to stay in Rome will help you plan your perfect trip. Marvel at the Basilica of St Peter and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, soak up the bustling atmosphere at the numerous open-air markets and wander along the narrow streets of ancient Rome to discover hidden treasures, with detailed maps and insider information at your fingertips.
Discover the sights of this vibrant, west-coast city with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California 2017. The best places to visit in San Francisco - from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower, to the achingly contemporary SFMOMA and the buzzing Fisherman's Wharf - are showcased with fantastic photography, illustrations and detailed descriptions, while reviews of shops, restaurants and where to stay in San Francisco will help you plan your perfect trip. Further afield, escape the city to tour the Napa Valley wineries, go hiking in Yosemite National Park, or to relax on one of Northern California's best beaches.
This Thailand travel guide offers a comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of the worlds most alluring destinations. The Best of Thailand section provides an overview of Thailands top sights and helps you to prioritise what to see. Engaging History and Culture chapters explain the fascinating history of Thailand , and the factors influencing Thai culture and identity - from the establishment of the ancient independent state of Sukhothai, through many dynasties and monarchies, to the current political scene.
Thailands religious traditions, local cuisine and distinctive architecture are fully explored in lively essays that provide the perfect backdrop to any visit. The Places chapters cover the entire country, detailing the top attractions in frenetic Bangkok and laid-back Chiang Mai, and also suggesting places to visit and things to do on Thailands stunning beaches and islands, including Phuket and Ko Phangan.
Discover the sights of America's fascinating capital city with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, DC 2017. The best things to do in Washington, DC - from visiting the iconic White House and United States Capitol to the National Air and Space Museum - are showcased with fantastic photography, illustrations and detailed descriptions. DK Eyewitness Travel's recommendations for the best museums in Washington, DC, and for where to shop, eat and sleep, will help you plan your perfect trip. Further afield, escape the city to discover the wild natural beauty of Shenandoah National Park's Blue Ridge Mountains, or delve into more US history at Gettysburg and George Washington's Mount Vernon.
The conveniently sized Sydney Compact Street Directory is the practical, portable solution to get you to your destination accurately and on time. With detailed CBD maps, this directory offers clear, comprehensive and up-to-date mapping at the best scale. The 2017 edition also includes over 240 new roads, so you wont get lost anywhere in your city.
Suburban coverage north to Sunbury, east to Healesville, south to Flinders & west to Melton. Also includes suburban coverage for Geelong & the Bellarine Peninsula & Phillip Island & Suburbs & localities index. Street level mapping for Melbourne & surrounding suburbs & suburbs & localities index.
State Map & Index to towns and localities. Suburban map coverage of Sydney and surrounds north to Gosford, south to Douglas Park & Stanwell Park, along the coast from Palm Beach to Coalcliff and west to Springwood.
State Map & Index to towns and localities. Street Level mapping for Melbourne City, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Albury Wodonga, Sale, Mildura & Warrnambool. Touring information-discover Victoria.
AdventureMaps provide global travellers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective, highlighting hundreds of points of interest and the diverse and unique destinations within the country. Each map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof and tear-resistant. They also include the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, plus a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for major highways, main roads and tracks and trails for those seeking to explore more remote regions.