Once upon a simpler time, hand-painted and hand-crafted signs brought colour and vibrancy to Australian towns and cities - advertising everything from dining rooms, milk bars, and CWA halls to Peter's ice cream, oatmeal, stout, Chinese restaurants, and Shelley's famous drinks.
Now faded and slowly disappearing, they tell the story of life over two centuries, recording a distinctly Australian vernacular language. A keen photographer of the everyday, Brady Michaels has recorded an impressive array of signs from across Australia - from the earliest ads for household goods and services, to more recent but now defunct video lending libraries and internet cafes.
These beautifully composed and nostalgic images are accompanied by brief commentary by Dale Campisi, who ponders the significance of these fading and disappearing signs - artful, kitsch, and at times hilarious - lovingly preserved through Brady's lens.
ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— Fancy a weekend exploring Gothic Tasmania? Or perhaps a couple of days discovering the Cuba of Ernest Hemingway? Maybe you prefer the live music scene in Adelaide, or tracing Harry Potter through London, or immersing yourself in Renaissance Florence? What about the art islands of Naoshima, Art Nouveau in Budapest or artisan Marrakesh? These and more are here in this fully illustrated book. Detailed itineraries, maps and tips to make the most of your time – everything you need to plan (or dream about) a perfect weekend of cultural activity! Lindy Jones
Hemingway's Cuba, jazz in New Orleans, the Italian Renaissance: whether it's art, music, literature or cinema, there's something for everyone in this follow-up to Wine Trails and Food Trails.
We present ideas and itineraries for 52 weekends of culture heaven, packed with expert recommendations, maps and advice on how to get there and where to stay.
We've searched the globe to find 52 cultural enclaves where the arts have had a profound, lasting impact and local culture is being protected and nurtured; where old customs hold true and new ones are being forged; and where the past is melding with the future in fascinating ways.
Highlights include: Aboriginal art in Australia's Northern Territory On a classical high in Vienna Confronting Soviet ghosts in Bulgaria Exploring a Latin American literary legacy Myths and legends of old Hong Kong Discovering Havana's music scene Copenhagen's design and urban environment Oxford's storytellers Ancient religion of Ethiopia Finnish sauna culture Picasso on the Riviera Walking in the footsteps of Vikings Rajasthan's open-air art galleries Medici Florence Bob Marley reggae trail Taiwanese folklore reimagined Vintage Hollywood Deep South blues trail.
Now in its 13th edition, this guide has proved its worth for the discerning traveller! It ranks the ten best countries, regions and cities to visit in the coming year, gives top travel lists that will bring fresh perspectives on exploring the world, and maps out monthly events not to be missed. Written with passion, experience and an eye for the unforgettable – the book to have to plan the best holiday possible!
Our annual bestseller, Lonely Planet's Best in Travel, ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors, and online community, it presents a year's worth of inspiration to take travelers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable - and firmly sets the travel agenda for 2018.
As self-confessed travel geeks, our staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring almost every destination on the planet. Every year, we ask ourselves: Where are the best places in the world to visit right now? It's a very hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and dominates more discussion than any other.
Best in Travel 2018 is our definitive answer. Now in a larger, hardback format, it makes the perfect gift for any traveller looking where to go next. Inside, you'll discover the: Top ten countries, regions and cities Best value destinations Best culture trips for families Best new openings and experiences Best new places to stay Top destination races, from walks and marathons to cycles and swims Top vegetarian and vegan destinations Top small-ship expedition cruises Best places for cross-generational family trips Best private islands that everyone can use.
This is the second edition of the wildly popular guide to every country on the globe. Set out in the same format as the famous travel guides, this is the perfect book for deciding where you might like to go next. It includes detailed maps, essential facts, excellent photographs and country highlights; it also has a feature that enables you to choose your destination according to your interests. A wonderful reference book to launch a thousand dreams!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet's The World. A Traveller's Guide to the Planet. We've taken the highlights from the world's best guidebooks and put them together into one 900+ page whopper to create the ultimate guide to Earth.
This user-friendly A-Z gives a flavour of each country in the world, including a map, travel highlights, info on where to go and how to get around, as well as some quirkier details to bring each place to life. In Lonely Planet's trademark bluespine format, this is the ultimate planning resource. From now on, every traveller's journey should start here... Nearly 1000 colour photos of must-visit highlights More than 200 colour maps The guidebook every traveller needs to own.
Don't just walk on the wild side - hike, climb, cycle, surf and even parachute. Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure is an encyclopedia for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, featuring the best outdoor experiences, country-by-country, across the world - making it the ultimate introduction to an exciting new world of adventure.
There are numerous ways to explore our planet and the Atlas of Adventure showcases as many of them as possible in over 150 countries. We tracked down our adventure-loving gurus and asked them to share their tips on where to go and what to do. Colourful, awe-inspiring images are accompanied by authoritative text from Lonely Planet's travel experts.
Highlights include: Mountaineering and trekking in Argentina Mountain biking and bushwalking in Australia Diving and paddling in Cambodia Trail running and canoeing in Canada Surfing and volcano diving in El Salvador Ski-exploring and dogsledding in Greenland Cycling and snowsports in Japan Riding with eagle hunters and pack-rafting in Mongolia Dune boarding and hiking in Namibia Tramping and black-water rafting in New Zealand Kloofing and paragliding in South Africa Sailing and walking in the United Kingdom Hiking and climbing in the United States.
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Iceland holds a particular fascination for Fidler, and he first met Gislason as a guest on his radio program. They became firm friends and Fidler learned that the powerful Sagas – sweeping stories of blood and family, feuds and love – are true tales of the medieval Vikings who settled on Iceland. They decide to travel to the places mentioned in the Sagas, but also to try to solve a mystery – is Gislason descended from the greatest Saga writer of them all? An enticing and enchanting read! Lindy Jones
A gripping blend of family mystery, contemporary stories and the beautiful and bloody Viking tales, set against the starkly stunning landscape of Iceland.
Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kari Gislason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.
These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown. Together, Richard and Kari travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago.
They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery - a gift from Kari's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.
'Wise and unassuming, humorous and remarkably affecting all at the same time, The Promise of Iceland is an enchanting reflection of a fascinating life and a profound exploration of the human condition.' Krysi Egan, Stilts
We already know Fidler is an interviewer of great empathy, now we know he mirrors that skill on the page, too.' Andrew McMillan, The Australian
This is a fully revised and updated edition of the best-selling title. It celebrates 200 of the world’s most exciting, intriguing and inspiring urban centres. Plenty of photographs to capture the essence of the cities, lots of recommendations and tips from travel experts about what to see and experience, highlights and tales to bring the locations to life. Whether planning or dreaming, this is a fabulous book for any traveller!
Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next.
- Highlights and itineraries help travellers plan their perfect trip
- Urban tales reveal unexpected bites of history and local culture
- Discover each city's strengths, best experiences and most famous exports
- Includes the top ten cities for beaches, nightlife, food and more
- Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler shares his all-time favourite cities
- Fully revised and updated with the best cities to visit right now
A Taste of Paris is a delectable culinary history of the gastronomic capital of the world, written by David Downie, the critically acclaimed author of Paris, Paris and A Passion for Paris.
"A joyous romp through time... The streets and tables of Paris will never be the same and I could not be more grateful." -Alice Waters
In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover "What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover's paradise?" Long before Marie Antoinette said, "Let them eat cake!" (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine; during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts; yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reyniere, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs.
Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider's gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs in A Taste of Paris, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette's exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce, no longer to the unfortunate queen, but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles. Along the way, readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food.
This Japan travel guide presents a journey into the true heart of the Kyoto experience - one which brings you deep into the world of Kyoto's ancient Zen Buddhist culture.
This is the first comprehensive guide to Kyoto's most important Zen garden and temple sites. Kyoto's Zen heritage represents one of mankind's greatest achievements - recognized by the large number which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Millions of visitors travel to Kyoto yearly in search of their secrets, and here for the first time is a comprehensive overview of every major site.
Over 50 Japanese temples and gardens - including all World Heritage Sites - are captured in sensitive photos by acclaimed Kyoto-based photographer John Einarsen. A detailed introduction to each temple by local expert John Dougill includes information about special opportunities for visitors to the temples - such as early morning meditation sessions, temple food offerings and special green tea sets provided to enhance the contemplative experience - along with other "insider" information that no other guide provides.
The foreword by Takafumi Kawakami, the deputy head priest of the respected Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, serves to place the book in the context of eastern and western Buddhist thought and practice. His widely viewed TED Talk "How mindfulness can help you to live in the present" has been viewed by over 100,000 people.
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University dropout Michael Smith built a multimillion-dollar business fitting out movie theatres around the world, before restoring Melbourne’s Sun Theatre and becoming one of the country’s last independent cinema operators. After a business deal went bad, and shaken by how close he had come to being wiped out, Smith took an even bigger risk: to become the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane, retracing the 1938 Qantas, Imperial and Pan Am flying boat routes between Sydney, Southampton and New York.
With limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his tiny single-engine flying boat, the Southern Sun, Smith risked his life to make modern aviation history. His adventures include an unexpected greeting by Special Branch on his arrival in the UK, a near-death experience while leaving Greenland, and a journey up the Mississippi, landing on the river and sleeping on sandbanks at night. He made eighty stops on his flight around the globe, exploring cities and communities, as well as visiting some seventy cinemas. All along the way Smith was updating his online journal, cheered on by more than 50,000 followers.
Smith’s historic flight lasted seven months, and took him from Australia to East Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Crete, Croatia, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the United States, Japan and the Philippines, before finally returning to Australia.
This is the incredible story of his journey.
A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Eat Pray Love, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves. Newly divorced journalist Elizabeth Gilbert is struggling to carve out an authentic identity in New York. Desperate to reinvigorate her life and connect with the world around her, she embarks on a modern-day pilgrimage. With warmth and humour, Gilbert chronicles a journey from Italy to India and, finally, to Bali. Each country serves as a vivid backdrop for self-exploration as she comes to terms with the choices that have hitherto defined her life, and begins to rediscover herself.
When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country-under baffling conditions-while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there.
Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In The Last London, he strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition. Here is a mesmerising record of secret scholars and whispering ghosts. Of disturbing encounters. Night hospitals. Pits that become cameras. Mole Man labyrinths. And privileged swimming pools, up in clouds, patrolled by surveillance helicopters. Where now are the myths, the ultimate fictions of a many times revised city
?Travelling from the pinnacle of the Shard to the outer limits of the London Overground system at Croydon and Barking, from the Thames Estuary to the future ruins of Olympicopolis, Sinclair reflects on where London begins and where it ends. A memoir, a critique, a love letter, The Last London is a delirious conclusion to a truly epic project.
The magic and mystery of the woods are embedded in British culture, from ancient folklore to modern literature. They offer us refuge: a place to play, a place to think. They are the generous providers of fuel, timber, energy and life. They let us dream of other ways of living. Yet we now face a future where taking a walk in the woods is consigned to the tales we tell our children. Threatened by development, neglect and climate chaos, they are emptier - of flora and fauna, but also of people - than they have ever been. Immersing himself in the beauty of Britain's woodlands and the art and writing they have inspired, Peter Fiennes explores our long relationship with the woods and the sad and violent story of how so many have been lost. Just as we need them, our woods need us too. But who, if anyone, is looking out for them?
A revised, reissued fortieth anniversary edition of this prize-winning, bestselling account of one woman's solo journey across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback 'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.' So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company.
Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.
WITH A NEW POSTSCRIPT BY THE AUTHOR AND A STUNNING COLOUR PICTURE SECTION
We asked some of the world's most acclaimed fiction authors, including Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre, to describe their greatest non-fictional journeys. The 32 stories collected in Lonely Planet's Better than Fiction touch on everything from disorientation and revelation to disillusion and redemption.
However, these real-life tales all share one common characteristic: a passion for the precious gift that travel confers, from its unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons about other peoples and places, to the truths it reveals about ourselves. By turns funny, poignant and thought-provoking, you'll be transported from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, via Iceland, India, Samoa, Scotland, Antarctica, Alaska, Argentina, Nicaragua, Rome, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and beyond.
Edited by travel writer Don George.
In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland - its Roman roads tramped by armies, its warpaths and pilgrim routes, drove roads and rail roads, turnpikes, flyways and sea-roads - in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape. Alistair's travels along the hidden ways reveal not only the searing beauty and magic of the Scottish landscape, but open up a new means of understanding our past: in retracing the forgotten paths, he charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland through the unremembered lives who have moved through it.
Ten great historic pilgrim routes of Western Europe, inspiration for today's long distance walker.
Pilgrimage in Europe is thriving on a massive scale. This century the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela alone has seen 40 times the number of pilgrim visits. Author Derry Brabbs’ previous book, Roads to Santiago, focused exclusively on the 'camino' through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela; Pilgrimage revisits this classic route, and nine other inspirational journeys across Europe.
Whether you’re truly making a pilgrimage, exploring the world, or simply hiking, Pilgrimage will lead you along deeply historical routes like the 'Jakobsweg' in Germany, between Cologne and Trier. You’ll find great walks in Britain and France, like St. Cuthbert's Way which winds around the Scottish Borders to the holy island of Lindisfarne, and the World Heritage Site of Mont-St-Michel built on the tiny island off the coast of Normandy.
The most notable addition to the rejuvenated era of pilgrimage is the Via Francigena, now a very well established path through Switzerland and Italy. The Italian section begins on the bleak summit of the Great St Bernard Pass where a hospice still caters to the needs of passing pilgrims before heading down to Rome through some of Italy’s most beguiling countryside interspersed with medieval hilltop towns and villages.
Astounding photographs combine with an absorbing text that describes the history and key features of each route, as well as brief details of the distances and the number of days.
Designed to assist the adventurous visitor to the region, the book is also an armchair traveler's introduction to many of the most historic and visually engaging monuments across seven nations: Indonesia,Vietnam, Cambodia,Thailand, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Malaysia. In addition to background on and descriptions of individual sites, the guide provides essential tips for travelers and an extensive reading list and glossary.
The result of over twenty years of research and site visits by the author, archaeologist, and architectural conservator William Chapman, Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia provides a succinct overview of the region's many historic ruins and related sites.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!
Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and regardless of your fitness level or experience, it's best seen on foot! This 10th Anniversary 4th edition of the bestselling Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks explores the length and breadth of Sydney's spectacular harbour, beaches and coastal cliffs and headlands. With this, one of Sydney's most beloved books, you can enjoy breathtaking views, stroll along golden beaches and discover hidden bushland secrets. This beautifully written and well-organised walking guide includes 36 walks of varying grades, easy-to-follow directions, accurate full-colour maps and over 150 full-colour photos. Read about Sydney's history and environment, and combine day walks with nearby activities and attractions.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Pocket Hobart is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Hobart's show-stopping Museum of Old & New Art - a force of culture combining amazing art, architecture and festivals; wander the old stone Salamanca Place warehouses, now housing bars, cafes, restaurants, galleries and performance spaces; and drive to the top of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, towering 1271m over Hobart, for some of the best views in the city; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Hobart and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet East Coast Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, cruise Sydney Harbour and explore Melbourne's laneways; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia's East Coast and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef 8 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, walk through the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, then surf and play on the Gold Coast; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Best of Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Catch an aria at the Sydney Opera House, snorkel the dazzling Great Barrier Reef, learn to surf in Byron Bay or Bondi, spot crocs in Kakadu National Park, or visit Uluru, the cultural and geographical heart of Oz; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Australia and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Melbourne 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 many laneways, have a drink in a riverside bar, shop for bargains at the Queen Victoria Market or visit a world-class gallery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the absolute best of Melbourne and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet West Coast Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Swim beside whale sharks, snorkel among pristine coral, surf off seldom-visited reefs and dive at one of the world's premier locations at Ningaloo Marine Park, a World Heritage-listed marine park; drift from winery to craft brewery along country roads shaded by tall gum trees at Margaret River, one of Australia's most beautiful wine regions; or discover the sophisticated restaurants showcasing modern Australian cuisine, chic cocktail bars hidden down unlikely lanes and the restored heritage buildings of Perth; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of West Coast Australia and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet South Australia & Northern Territory is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the sun set over Uluru, see rock art in Kakadu National Park or enjoy the luxury of South Australia's wine regions; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Outback and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get lost in Melbourne's laneways, drive the Great Ocean Road or hear the roar of the fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Melbourne & Victoria and begin your journey now!
Explore Australia by Camper Trailer is a curated guide to the very best places to visit with a camper trailer. Unlike a caravan or motorhome, camper trailers can travel on rough outback tracks and to remote national parks. This book is the first comprehensive guide specifically for travelling with a camper trailer, and features reviews of more than 320 camper trailer sites - a mix of bush camping in national parks, free camping, station stays and caravan parks. Covering 50 regional areas around the country, there's also information on what to see and do once you've picked the perfect base camp, including scenic daytrips, local attractions, walks and fishing spots. Detailed maps and colourful photos make this book everything you need to plan the perfect camping holiday or camper trailer road trip.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See traditional geisha in Kyoto, hike up Mt Fuji, or shop around the clock in Tokyo; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Japan and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Thrill on the rides, waterslides and movie sets of the Gold Coast's mega theme parks; admire the works of art at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art, Australia's biggest gallery of modern and contemporary art; and soak up rays on Australia's only artificial, inner-city beach, Streets Beach, the star attraction at South Bank Parklands, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Brisbane & the Gold Coast and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See the Northern Lights in Reykjavik, party in Amsterdam, or ride in a gondola through Venice; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Europe and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Pocket Prague is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spend time at the historic buildings, museums and galleries at Prague Castle, take time out in peaceful Petrin Hill, or stroll the picturesque Old Town Square; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Prague and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Count statues on Charles Bridge, marvel at the Renaissance splendour of bohemian town Cesky Krumlov or explore Prague's Old Town; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Prague & the Czech Republic and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Travel back to the 18th century as you wander along cobbled lanes and past meticulously restored buildings at English Harbour, Antigua; hoist a jib and set sail from sailing fantasyland, Tortola, and enjoy the journey to one of the 50 or so isles making up the British Virgin Islands; or hit the atmospheric streets of Cuba's Habana Vieja and join in the living musical soundtrack of rumba, salsa, son and reggaeton; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Caribbean Islands and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of India is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze at the iconic Taj Mahal, ride a camel through a magical desert scene in Jaisalmer, or hit the famous beaches of Goa; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of India and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the cobbled streets and graceful pracas rimmed by once grand churches and stately colonial-era buildings, against a backdrop of turquoise seas, on the Unesco-listed Mozambique Island; drink your way around whitewashed Cape Dutch architecture and the endlessly photogenic hills and vines of South Africa's Winelands; or discover the wildlife of the acacia-studded savannah of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Africa and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Hawaii is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Surf the waves at Waikiki, drive up to the edge of a volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or swim in a waterfall along the Road to Hana; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Hawaii and begin your journey now!
With superb photography, illustrations and maps, this comprehensive travel guide will lead you straight to the very best things to do in Denmark. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Denmark will show you everything from what to do in Copenhagen - such as exploring the historic amusement park of Tivoli and touring the prestigious Nationalmuseet - to hiking around Denmark's spectacular waterways, discovering Aarhus, a 2017 European Capital of Culture, and visiting the royal palaces of Kronborg Slot and Frederiksborg Slot. Learn about the country's Viking history, its beautiful natural landscape, Danish design and the art of hygge, and get hotel and restaurant recommendations and insider tips to help you plan the perfect trip.
An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Singapore, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists and a laminated pull-out map, all designed to help you see the very best of Singapore.
Discover ornate historic architecture at Thian Hock Keng Temple, explore Singapore's lush Botanic Gardens, take a bumboat trip down the river, slurp fiery laksa in an open-air hawker centre, or admire a breathtaking skyline in iconic Marina Bay. From Top 10 shopping malls to the Top 10 things to do for free, discover the best of Singapore with this easy-to-use travel guide.
This easy-to-use guide has everything you need to plan the trip of a lifetime whether you dream of climbing the Sydney harbour bridge, riding the perfect wave at Bondi Beach, watching the sunset over Ayers Rock or strolling the cosmopolitan streets of Melbourne. The best places to visit in Australia are showcased with fantastic photography and detailed descriptions, plus DK's unique illustrations and floorplans.
Packed with valuable insider information such as Sydney's best beaches and Melbourne's buzzing shopping districts, along with a wealth of practical tips including hotel and restaurant listings, transport maps, suggested itineraries and tours of unmissable sights, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia is your ideal travel companion to this fascinating country.
With superb photography, illustrations and maps, this easy-to-use travel guide will lead you straight to all that these fascinating countries have to offer. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Czech and Slovak Republics showcases everything from what to do in Prague - such as visiting St Vitus's Cathedral and walking along Charles Bridge - to the Czech Republic's picturesque towns and magnificent scenery, including the stunning Šumava National Park.
In the Slovak Republic, discover the best things to do in Bratislava before exploring the country's diverse topography, from the lowlands in the west to the Tatras mountains in the north. Visit Slovakia's oldest towns, such as Trnava and Banská Bystrica, and marvel at the turreted Bojnice Castle. With hotel and restaurant recommendations and insider tips, this guide will help you plan the perfect trip.
With superb photography, illustrations and maps, this easy-to-use travel guide will lead you straight to all the best things to do in Brazil, one of the most enthralling countries in the world.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brazil will show you the amazing array of sights that this country has to offer, from idyllic sandy beaches, tropical islands, the lush Amazon rainforest, the vast Pantanal wetland and the stunning Iguaçu falls to colonial Salvador or Modernist Brasília and the exciting cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Learn about Brazil's diverse peoples, music, capoeira, Carnaval and cuisines. Follow tips on samba schools, wild life spotting, shopping, getting around and the best places to eat and stay.
With stunning photography, illustrations and maps, this easy-to-use guide will lead you straight to the best things to do in Provence and the Côte d'Azur, one of France's most alluring tourist destinations. Whether you're looking to relax in one of St Tropez's finest hotels, experience the glamour of Monte Carlo and Cannes, or explore the historic Palais des Papes in Avignon, DK Eyewitness Provence and the Côte d'Azur can help you plan the perfect holiday.
Follow carefully plotted itineraries to discover some of the best French Riviera beaches, while insider tips and hotel recommendations will ensure that you make the most of all this breathtaking region has to offer.
Richly illustrated and exhaustively researched, Japanese Inns & Hot Springs is the definitive guide to Japanese spas and hot springs known as ryokans. It presents the finest ryokans in Japan, from historic properties like Hiiragiya in Kyoto and Kikkaso in Hakone, to luxury retreats like Zaborin in Hokkaido and Tenku-no-Mori in Kyushu.
In this Japan travel guide with a difference you will find:
* The 40 best Japanese ryokan and onsens for English-speaking visitors (including 13 in the Tokyo area and 11 around Kyoto and Nara)
* A description of the special features of each ryokan and what is included in your stay
* Tips on how to choose the right ryokan for you
* Practical advice on how to book a stay and a detailed etiquette guide.
Above all else this ryokan guide reveals the enduring traditions of Japanese hospitality, a rich heritage reaching back a thousand years to the time when Japan's hot spring bathing culture took root. The beautiful properties in this book also illustrate the unique design sensibility for which Japan is so justly renowned. Indispensable tips on how to reach each property by train, bus, and taxi are provided along with a detailed etiquette guide to staying at a ryokan and bathing in an onsen, as well as descriptions of the special features of each of the inns featured.
South America will uplift your senses with the tropical sun rising over a palm-fringed beach, or a bracing wind blowing off the southern ice fields. Light can be blinding on the high-altitude salt flats, or dense and green in the rain forest. The gentle scent of the ripe guava fills the countryside, but the fire of chilli from that innocent-looking jar will electrify your taste buds.
Explore the cities of prehispanic civilizations and the churches of colonial times, immerse yourself in the present with its celebrations and social dilemmas. Where past and present mix, there are festivals, crafts and gastronomy, from the humble potato in its umpteen varieties to the most sophisticated of wines. If you are looking for something more active, throw yourself off a giant sand dune into a lake, or climb the highest mountain. Walk in the tree-tops of the rainforest, at eye level with birds and monkeys, dance in an Andean village square to a solo violin, or to techno brega in a warehouse-sized club in Belem.
Whatever South America inspires you to do, you will find that there is no limit to the passion that it fires within you. In this era of countless websites which bring images and information from every barrio and pueblito, the South American Handbook gives he details on how to navigate between each place, big or small. It is a celebration of the spirit of adventure and independence that characterizes travel in this part of the world. Drawing on the expertise of correspondents in the region and the experiences of travellers, this 94th edition of the Handbook provides the thread from Acandi to Ushuaia and everywhere you may wish to stop off in between.
The guide provides comprehensive coverage of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, the Guianas, and the Falkland Islands.
Extensive coverage of the most famous and lesser-known sites, from the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and iconic Christ the Redeemer to the wilderness of the Guianas and rolling hills of Uruguay Highlights section so you know what not to miss Practical information on how to get to each country and around, plus suggested itineraries to help you plan your trip, whether you are travelling for a week or a month.
Well-researched cultural and historical background sections available as an online resource Tips for travelling with your kids Overview map for each country and region which includes 'Don't miss' destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevant Authoritative advice and recommendations to ensure you find the best accommodation, restaurant or local tour operator
Footprint's legendary South American Handbook covers the continent in amazing detail, enabling you to explore for yourself. From spectacular carnivals to shuddering glaciers, this guide will open your way to the irresistible spirit of the world's greatest continent.
Uncover the incredible history and exciting cultural life of this vibrant city in 2018 with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Berlin. It is packed with expert tips on the best things to do in Berlin - from the Brandenburg Gate to the world- class galleries of Museum Island and the historic remains of the Berlin Wall. Plus, you will find the latest information about everything from entertainment and nightlife, to the best restaurants in Berlin.
Fantastic photography, illustrations and floorplans bring to life sights such as the Pergamon Museum, and detailed street-by-street maps show you the unmissable areas to explore on foot.