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The Cruise Handbook

The Cruise Handbook

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Exploring the frozen Alaskan wilderness; spotting elephants and lions on a Botswana river safari; sailing through the mighty fjords in Scandinavia and New Zealand; island-hopping the Caribbean, rich in colonial plazas and white sand beaches. Cruising has never been more diverse.

This practical and inspiring guide gives you the lowdown on the wide world of cruises. Get essential advice and expert tips on everything from the types of cruises available, where to go and how to book a great deal, to packing and travelling with the family. This ultimate trip-planning tool also features the best destinations for beaches, adventure, culture, chartering and more.

Designed for both first-time cruisers and those looking for inspiration, The Cruise Handbook will help you discover the enormous range of boat trips around the world, and find and book your perfect cruise. You'll also discover how to get the most out of each port of call. A fun and interesting read, it's packed with photos and top tips throughout.

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Van Cat Meow: A Lost Man, A Rescue Cat, A Road Trip like No Other

Van Cat Meow: A Lost Man, A Rescue Cat, A Road Trip like No Other

Richard East

$24.99
A lost man. A rescued cat. A road trip like no other. People everywhere have fallen in love with Willow, the van cat, as she explores the wilds of Australia with Richard, her devoted owner. Now for the first time, Richard and Willow tell the true story behind the images that have captured our hearts ...

Richard East once lived in a suburban house in Hobart, Tasmania, with a career and a mortgage completing the picture. But despite the certainty in his life, he felt lost. Realising he was at a crossroads, Richard was faced with a decision: follow the herd or pursue his own path?

The rest, as they say, is history. Selling his house and throwing in his career, Richard took to the road in a big white van. His sole companion? Willow, the small black rescue cat he'd promised never to leave behind.

Now Richard and Willow travel Australia in their 'kittied'-out home on wheels. While Richard may appear to be in charge, Willow has her own lessons to share, of appreciating the little things and living in the moment, whether it's lingering to enjoy a desert sunset or taking an unmapped track into the forest on a whim.

Full of adorable photos featuring one little black adventure cat, Van Cat Meow tells the charming and inspiring story of the trip of a lifetime that became a whole new way of life.
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Running Free: The Autobiography

Running Free: The Autobiography

Robin Knox-Johnston

$29.99
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston burst to fame when he became the first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on from that famous voyage, he reveals the true, extraordinary story of his life.

After leaving school, he immediately joined the Royal Naval Reserve before serving in the merchant navy and travelling the world. During that time, he spied for the British government in the Gulf, worked in the South African dockyards, and built his boat Suhaili in Bombay, before sailing home to England. In June 1968, he set sail in Suhaili in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, and Running Free vividly brings to life that remarkable voyage, where he was the only person to finish the race, completing his journey on 22 April 1969 and thus entering the record books. Once back home, he set up a hugely successful business and continued his naval adventures, completing a second solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2007 - at 68, he became the oldest to complete this feat.

Knox-Johnston's insatiable appetite for life and adventure shines through these pages, making this book a must for all sailing enthusiasts, readers of books by Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonington, or for anyone who has felt that the time for putting up your feet can always be put back to another day.
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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

$24.99
The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the most remarkable feat of science and daring of the Jazz Age, The Stowaway is a thrilling adventure that captures not only the making of a man but of a nation (David Grann, bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon).

It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet's final frontier?

Everyone wanted in on the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planning's every stage. And then, the night before the expedition's flagship set off, Billy Gawronski-a mischievous, first-generation New York City high schooler, desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business-jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard.

Could he get away with it?

From the soda shops of New York's Lower East Side to the dance halls of sultry Francophone Tahiti, all the way to Antarctica's blinding white and deadly freeze, author Laurie Gwen Shapiro narrates this period piece with gusto (Los Angeles Times), taking readers on the novelistic (The New Yorker) and unforgettable voyage of a plucky young stowaway who became a Roaring Twenties celebrity, a mascot for an up-by-your bootstraps era.
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Prague

Prague

Derek Sayer

$37.99
Thirty years ago Prague was a closed book to most Westerners. Today it is the continent's fifth most-visited city, surpassed only by London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. With a stunning natural location on the Vltava river and a spectacular potpourri of Romanesque rotundas, Gothic towers, Renaissance palaces, Baroque churches, Art Nouveau cafes, Cubist apartment buildings, Modernist villas and postmodern architectural showpieces, Prague may well be Europe's most beautiful capital city. Behind the beauty lies a turbulent and often violent history. Located at the uneasy centre of the continent, Prague has been a crossroads of cultures for more than a millennium. From the religious wars of the middle ages and the nationalist struggles of the nineteenth century to the modern conflicts of fascism, communism and democracy, Prague's past is the saga of the forces that have shaped Europe.

Derek Sayer provides an expert and very readable guide to the complexities of this colourful past, while reflecting upon sides of the present-day city tourists seldom see - from a model interwar Modernist villa colony to Europe's biggest Vietnamese market - and presenting listings of what to see, hear and do and where to eat, drink and shop.
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Savage Frontier: The Pyrenees in History

Savage Frontier: The Pyrenees in History

Matthew Carr

$49.95
Savage Frontier traces the routes over the mountains taken by monks, soldiers, poets, pilgrims and refugees, examining the lives and events that have shaped the Pyrenees across the centuries. Its cast of characters includes Napoleon, Hannibal and Charlemagne; the eccentric British climber Lord Henry Russell; Francisco Sabate Llopart, the Catalan anarchist who waged a lone war across the Pyrenees against Franco for years after the Civil War; and the cellist Pau Casals, who spent more than twenty-three years in exile only a few miles from the Spanish border, to show his disapproval of the regime.

Acclaimed author Matthew Carr uncovers the fascinating story of one of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth-both a forbidding, mountainous frontier zone of stunning beauty and a site of sharp conflict between nations and empires.
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Kyoto Momiji Tanka

Kyoto Momiji Tanka

Andrew Lansdown

$26.99
Kyoto Momiji Tanka is a stunning collection of poems and photographs celebrating the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto, during autumn, when the maples (momiji) vividly colour the natural, cultural and emotional terrains of the Japanese. The photographs and poems (written in a traditional Japanese form known as tanka) introduce the reader to a fascinating world of Shinto brides, tanuki, spirit foxes, geisha, shakuhachi players and, of course, autumn maples. Kyoto Momiji Tanka is a companion volume to Kyoto Sakura Tanka (Rhiza Press, 2016), which celebrates Kyoto in spring, during the cherry blossom (sakura) season.
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Australian Geographic Tasmania

Australian Geographic Tasmania

Katrina O'Brien

$19.99
Australian Geographic, in Association with Woodslane Press is introducing a new series of photographic souvenir guides to some of Australia's most beautiful and iconic places. The 64-page large format books are full of vibrant photography, accompanied by a concise but fascinating commentary by one of Australia's most experienced travel writers. The third book in the series, the Australian Geographic Book of Tasmania is an indispensable reminder and souvenir for both international and Australian visitors to this very special place. Armchair travellers will pick it up time and again to whet their appetites and perhaps to plan their own visits.

Includes sections on geography, wildlife and culture, Hobart, Tasman Peninsula, Bruny Island, the south and western wilderness areas, Cradle Mountain and the Overland Track, the Central Plateau, the northwest coast, Launceston and Ben Lomond, the Bay of Fires, Freycinet.
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Lonely Planet Seoul

Lonely Planet Seoul

Lonely Planet ,  Thomas O'Malley ,  Phillip Tang

$29.99
Lonely Planet's Seoul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk along the long-buried Cheonggyecheon stream, wander the labyrinthine streets of Bukchon Hanok Village and try some lip-smacking local cuisine at Gwangjang Market - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Seoul and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Andalucia

Lonely Planet Andalucia

Lonely Planet ,  Isabella Noble ,  Gregor Clark ,  Duncan Garwood

$34.99
Lonely Planet's Andalucia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the Alhambra's perfect blend of architecture and nature, visit the Spanish Royals' residence at the Alcazar and hike to the rugged cliff-top town of Ronda - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Andalucia and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Madrid

Lonely Planet Madrid

Lonely Planet ,  Anthony Ham ,  Josephine Quintero

$29.99
Lonely Planet's Madrid is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. View the marvellous frescoes at Plaza Mayor, enjoy tapas in La Latina and take a stroll with the locals in the Parque del Buen Retiro - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Madrid and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast

Lonely Planet Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast

Lonely Planet ,  Cristian Bonetto ,  Brendan Sainsbury

$29.99
Lonely Planet's Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Meander past orange groves and swaying pines to reach steep seaside towns, go cave diving off the Capri coast and contemplate the silent power of Mt. Vesuvius - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Georgia & the Carolinas

Lonely Planet Georgia & the Carolinas

Lonely Planet ,  Amy C Balfour ,  Kevin Raub ,  Regis St Louis

$34.99
Lonely Planet's Georgia & the Carolinas is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a thoughtful trip around Atlanta's Center for Civil & Human Rights, hike in the stunning Great Smoky Mountains National Park, admire Charleston's antebellum architecture and feast on low-country fare - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Georgia & the Carolinas and begin your journey now!
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam

DK Travel

$29.99
Discover Vietnam with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - step back in time in the imperial City of Hue, explore stunning islands, beaches and national parks, and take an excursion to the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat in neighbouring Cambodia. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Vietnam covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cambodia and Laos

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cambodia and Laos

DK Travel

$24.99
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring these cultured and ancient nations.

Admire Siem Reap's awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, sample French-Lao cuisine at Luang Prabang's waterfront restaurants or take a boat ride down the Mekong and stop off at the magical islands of Si Phan Don: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Cambodia and Laos with this indispensable travel guide.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Portugal

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Portugal

DK Travel

$34.99
Discover Portugal with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - explore the cosmopolitan cities of Lisbon and Porto, become a connoisseur of the country's port in the Douro valley, drive the rugged Atlantic Coast, island-hop around the Azores, or relax on Madeira's golden beaches. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Portugal covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing.
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Australia Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide 2018 - with pull out map

Australia Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide 2018 - with pull out map

Marco Polo

$19.99
Since the launch in 2012, Marco Polo's great value Pocket Guides have become renowned for their innovative, high-quality design and unique insider tips. Ideal for all travellers looking to find the hidden gems and little-known secrets. Each guide is packed with special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences for a perfect holiday. All in a handy, pocket-sized format.

Marco Polo Australia Pocket Guide includes:

Fully updated throughout: revised new edition with many new Insider Tips researched by Marco Polo's local authors.

Insider Tips: the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into the country. Travellers can discover where to go horse-riding in paradise or experience aboriginal culture first hand. Marco Polo's Insider Tips will introduce visitors to some unique attractions 'Down Under'.

Best of: the best things to do for free, the best 'only in' Australia experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax.

Sightseeing: all of the top sights are organised by region to aid holiday planning.

Useful information: lots of advice on where to shop, travelling with kids and a summary of all the festivals and events.

Discovery Tours: 4 specially tailored tours that will get visitors to the heart of Australia. Here are inspirational itineraries that will help travellers enjoy all of Australia's wonderful scenery, culture and cuisine.

FREE Touring App: new for 2018, travellers can download any of the Discovery Tours to their smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way.

Australia in full-colour: Marco Polo Pocket Guide Australia includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the country to life and offering a real taste of what to see and enjoy.

Road atlas and pull-out map: a detailed road atlas and a separate, fully indexed map neatly located in a plastic pocket at the back of the guide. The only guide on the market offering both!
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Cuba Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide 2018 - with pull out map

Cuba Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide 2018 - with pull out map

Marco Polo

$19.99
Since the launch in 2012, Marco Polo's great value Pocket Guides have become renowned for their innovative, high-quality design and unique insider tips. Ideal for all travellers looking to find the hidden gems and little-known secrets. Each guide is packed with special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences for a perfect holiday. All in a handy, pocket-sized format.

Fully updated throughout: revised new edition with many new Insider Tips researched by Marco Polo's local authors.

Insider Tips: the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into the country. Travellers can discover where to buy the hottest Latin music, find out where to feed the sharks or enjoy the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean.

Best of: the best things to do for free, the best 'only in' Cuba experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax.

Sightseeing: all of the top sights are organised by region to aid holiday planning.

Useful information: lots of advice on where to shop, travelling with kids and a summary of all the festivals and events.

Discovery Tours: specially tailored tours take visitors to the heart of Cuba. Here are the best tours that will help visitors enjoy all of Cuba's breathtaking scenery from the island's capital, Havana, to the idyllic beaches on the northern coast.

FREE Touring App: travellers can download any of the Discovery Tours to their smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. ' Cuba in full-colour: Marco Polo Pocket Guide Cuba includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the country to life and offering a real taste of what to see and enjoy.

Road atlas and pull-out map: a detailed road atlas and a separate, fully indexed map neatly located in a plastic pocket at the back of the guide. The only guide on the market offering both!

Useful Spanish phrases: the essential words and phrases are included to help visitors get by.
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Cyprus Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide 2018 - with pull out map

Cyprus Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide 2018 - with pull out map

Marco Polo

$19.99
Since the launch in 2012, Marco Polo's great value Pocket Guides have become renowned for their innovative, high-quality design and unique insider tips. Ideal for all travellers looking to find the hidden gems and little-known secrets. Each guide is packed with special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences for a perfect holiday. All in a handy, pocket-sized format.

Marco Polo Cyprus Pocket Guide includes:

Fully updated throughout: revised new edition with many new Insider Tips researched by Marco Polo's local authors.

Insider Tips: the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into this beautiful island, from home-style Cypriot dishes in a traditional bookshop or spotting a sea turtle to hiking the Caledonia Trail.

Best of: the best things to do for free, the best 'only in' Cyprus experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax.

Sightseeing: all of the top sights are organised by region to aid holiday planning.

Useful information: lots of advice on where to shop, travelling with kids and a summary of all the festivals and events.

Discovery Tours: 4 specially tailored tours take visitors to the heart of Cyprus on foot or by car. Travellers can hike Mount Olympos or hire a car and explore excavations, castles, museums, mosques and monasteries with these inspirational itineraries.

FREE Touring App: new for 2018, travellers can download any of the Discovery Tours to their smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way.

Cyprus in full-colour: Marco Polo Pocket Guide Cyprus includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the island to life and offering a real taste of what to see and enjoy.

Road atlas and pull-out map: a detailed road atlas and a separate, fully indexed map neatly located in a plastic pocket at the back of the guide. The only guide on the market offering both!

Useful Greek and Turkish phrases: the essential words and phrases are included to help visitors get by.
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Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019

Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019

Berlitz Publishing Company

$39.99
If you want a holiday that's hassle-free, virtually pre-paid, and that lets you see lots of places while only needing to pack and unpack once, then you should try a cruise. This best-selling book is the cruise industry bible: it gives you all the information you need to choose the right cruise for you. Meticulously updated every year by cruise expert Douglas Ward, it is divided into two main parts: the first helps you work out what you're looking for in a cruise holiday and how to find it; the lively text and colour photographs describe every aspect of life on board, including safety, the highs and lows of the cruise experience and how to save money. The second part contains unbiased reviews and fascinating detail of almost 300 ocean-going cruise vessels, and grades them on service, food, entertainment and facilities, using an internationally recognised ratings system.
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Berlitz River Cruising in Europe & the USA

Berlitz River Cruising in Europe & the USA

Berlitz

$29.99
River Cruising in Europe & the USAA river cruise is undoubtedly the most civilised way to see the best of a region; you can relax in the comfort of a small vessel as you glide through beautiful towns and spectacular scenery. But how do you choose which cruise company, which kind of rivership, and where to go? This new edition of River Cruising in Europe & the USA will tell you everything you need to know about taking a cruise along the rivers and waterways of both Europe and - for the first time - the USA. Written by cruise expert Douglas Ward, the guide gives you unbiased advice on the different kinds of river vessels and the facilities they offer, helping you to make an informed choice. We take you on a journey along Europe's rivers and waterways, describing the highlights along the way - the historic cities and majestic scenery of the Danube, the castles of the romantic Rhine, and much more. This is followed by a brand new section on cruising the USA's rivers from the Mississippi to the Columbia and Snake, with detailed information on steamboats and the unique aspects of American river cruising. Also included are listings for over 300 river vessels, which are impartially rated, so that you can easily compare ships.
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