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Ghost Empire

Ghost Empire

Richard Fidler

$29.99
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'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon Winchester

Ghost Empire is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller.

In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilisations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder. Turbulent stories from the past are brought vividly to life at the same time as a father navigates the unfolding changes in his relationship with his son.

Ghost Empire is a revelation: a beautifully written ode to a lost civilisation, and a warmly observed father-son adventure far from home.

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Ways to Come Home

Ways to Come Home

Kate Mathieson

$29.99
I began to notice how everything out there, in the wild, seemed to move. Oceans. Sharks. Wolves. Elephants. Rivers. Nothing stayed in the same place. I wanted to be like them too, and the only way to do this was to keep moving. When Kate Mathieson finds herself with nothing to show except a well-adorned house and too many business suits, she makes the sudden decision to leave everything behind, and begins an elemental journey across Africa. Weaving a personal tale of reflection, adventure and discovery, Kate beautifully details the lives we have marked for ourselves - school, university, careers, marriages, mortgages, children, school - and that other life, the one that calls to us from dreams, and out of books, that suggests the life we are living, may not be ours. Shortlisted for the 2017 Finch Memoir Prize, Ways to Come Home is a powerful memoir about the need to know who we really are, and what it means to find our way back home.
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Paris

Paris

Adam Roberts

$37.99
Explore behind the over-familiar facade of the world's most visited city. In this book, Paris-based writer and Invisible Paris blogger, Adam Roberts, provides a concise and informative portrait of the iconic metropolis. He uncovers the story of how a provincial backwater rose up to become the richest and most powerful city in Europe, and a world leader in fashion, the arts, and gastronomy - and why it continues to dazzle today. In short, illustrated chapters, Roberts casts his eye over 2,000 years of turbulent history, from a time when roaming Celtic tribes first set up camp to the present day: he covers the rise and fall of royalty, uprisings and invasions, destruction and magnificent redevelopments, and he explores the city's contributions to the world, including gothic architecture, city planning, mammoth museums and urban art. A section on the city today - perceptive essays and observations on topics ranging from Parisian Sundays to the inside workings of a historic hotel - reveal the twenty-first-century city of Paris.
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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Brene Brown

$51.95  $46.75
A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection

“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.”
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The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta

The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta

Kushanava Choudhury

$34.99
A masterful and entirely fresh portrait of great hopes and dashed dreams in a mythical city from a major new literary voice.

Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta.

When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the world which his immigrant parents had abandoned, to a city built between a river and a swamp, where the moisture-drenched air swarms with mosquitos after sundown.

Once the capital of the British Raj, and then India's industrial and cultural hub, by 2001 Calcutta was clearly past its prime. Why, his relatives beseeched him, had he returned' Surely, he could have moved to Delhi, Bombay or Bangalore, where a new Golden Age of consumption was being born.

Yet fifteen million people still lived in Calcutta. Working for the Statesman, its leading English newspaper, Kushanava Choudhury found the streets of his childhood unchanged by time. Shouting hawkers still overran the footpaths, fish-sellers squatted on bazaar floors; politics still meant barricades and bus burnings, while Communist ministers travelled in motorcades.

Sifting through the chaos for the stories that never make the papers, Kushanava Choudhury paints a soulful, compelling portrait of the everyday lives that make Calcutta. Written with humanity, wit and insight, The Epic City is an unforgettable portrait of an era, and a city which is a world unto itself.
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Floating: A Life Regained

Floating: A Life Regained

Joe Minihane

$29.99
'Floating is a wonderful book: a love letter to wild swimming, a hate letter to anxiety and a story of how we can learn to live with ourselves, our overclocked minds, even after we climb out of the water' Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine

The account of one man's journey swimming through the British countryside, immersing himself in the sometimes icy water while coming to terms with something beyond swimming itself. As he comes up for air, he discovers that the swimming is both a joyous activity and a voyage into oneself.

Journalist Joe Minihane became obsessed with wild swimming and its restorative qualities, and developed his new-found passion by following the example of naturalist Roger Deakin in his classic Waterlog. While putting one arm over the other, sometimes resting on his back, Minihane begins to confront the often buried issues in his life. Along the way, he rekindles old friendships and forges new ones, and after an unexpected setback discovers that he has already gained enough strength to be able to continue his recovery on dry land. The activity that he describes is both strange and beautiful, as the wild water puts him in touch with nature and himself.

Floating is a remarkable memoir about, on the surface, a passion for swimming and nature. Moving from darkness into light, it is as intense and moving as it is lyrical and generous. It captures in memorable detail Minihane's struggle to understand his life and move forward and, steeped in the anti-authoritarian and naturalistic spirit of Roger Deakin, celebrates the joy of taking time out to feel better. From Hampstead to Yorkshire, from Dorset to Jura, from the Isles of Scilly to Wales - with this book, Joe Minihane has written what is often a love letter to different wild stretches of water. We swim with him through ponds and lakes, rivers and canals, lodes and marshes, even the ice-cold sea. With him, we too finally come out of the water and dry ourselves off.
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Venice: A Traveller's Reader

Venice: A Traveller's Reader

John Julius Norwich

$24.99
Henry James wrote of Venice: 'You desire to embrace it, to caress it, to possess it...' whereas Mark Twain found St Mark's 'so ugly... propped on its long row of thick-legged columns, its back knobbed with domes, it seems like a vast, warty bug taking a meditative walk'.

Reactions to Venice have been, throughout the ages, astonishingly different. John Julius Norwich has put together a dazzling anthology, drawing on the writings of Byron, Goethe, Wagner, Casanova, Jan Morris, Robert Browning and Horace Walpole, among many others.

The pieces range from the sixth century, when the early lagoon-dwellers lived 'like sea-birds in huts, built on heaps of osiers' to the exquisite city of eighteenth-century revellers and nineteenth-century art lovers. The city's many diferent guises are shown as both its citizens and visitors saw them.

This wonderful volume from the Traveller's Reader series also contains maps, engravings and notes on history, art, architecture and everyday city life.
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One Mallorcan Summer

One Mallorcan Summer

Peter Kerr

$24.99
Having battled and succumbed to the manana pace of rural Mallorca, spring sees Peter Kerr and family relaxing into a supposedly simpler way of life, growing oranges on their little valley farm, Ca's Mayoral. However, even after the trials, tribulations and triumphs of their initiation, Spain has not yet finished with them. Embarrassing subtleties of the language, brushes with the local police, the unfortunate outcome of a drinking session... surprises aplenty await this venturesome emigre family. A colourful account of tranquilo life from the author of Snowball Oranges, here's all the charm of Mallorca: where you seldom do today what can be more judiciously put off till manana!
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In Search of Nice Americans: Off-Grid, on the road and state to state in Trump's America

In Search of Nice Americans: Off-Grid, on the road and state to state in Trump's America

Geoff Steward

$26.99
Turning his back on the British legal profession and the requirement to account for every six minutes of his time, Geoff Steward and his lucky five-inch articulated Doctor Who figure go off-grid and on the road across America. From New York to Alaska, he tries to fend for himself without his trusty PA and life support, the unflappable Charmaine, for whom contentment lies in Jesus Christ and custard creams.

With his blend of waspish wit and mischievous charm, Steward seeks out normal Americans, such as Joe le Taxi, the former NYPD officer who was one of the first on the scene at the Twin Towers and now runs an extortionate executive taxi service; Pam and Bob, a paranoid psychiatrist and a failed actor who once saw the back of Meryl Streep s head; Taylor the Alaskan bushwhacker who was raised by wolves and revels in their scat; Jeb the Yosemite inn-sitter who lives his life at the pace of a Ford Model T; Kacey Musgraves, the controversial country music star staying at the farm in Tennessee; and Sheriff Duke of Calhoun County, South Carolina, who reintroduces Steward to the long (and armed) arm of the law.

For anyone at a crossroads, contemplating a temporary or permanent career break, this affectionate travel romp is essential reading. Journeying coast-to-coast across the US with Steward might just remind you that, despite the post-Trump hysteria, there are many normal and decent Americans out there.
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Lost Cities: Beauty in Isolation

Lost Cities: Beauty in Isolation

Flame Tree Studio ,  Julian Beecroft

$44.99
Ancient civilisations in Vietnam, the lost cities of the Amazon, the cities and towns of humankind have fought for space against the overwhelming power of nature. We think we've mastered it, but discoveries across the world show abandoned cities, their proud buildings now flooded, overtaken by the forests, nature taking back what once was its own, with the slow, relentlessness of time. But there are modern places too, towns built by corrupt local officials that were never occupied, amusement parks closed due to terrible tragedy, settlements sinking ineluctably into the mud, cities destroyed by radiation, these are the remnants of a generation, an entire society wiped from the earth, leaving only dismembered traces of memory. This exotic, powerful new book evokes the eerie, haunted places that retain small touches of humanity: a car with only one wheel, a battered doll, torn shirts on a washing line, a broken ferris wheel, all of them are shattered dreams that dwell now only in the imagination.
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The Earth from the Air

The Earth from the Air

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

$100.00
The result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and sixty countries, The Earth from the Air is the bestselling and most popular book of aerial photography ever published. This updated edition of the internationally acclaimed original features an updated text and over 100 breathtaking new photographs. New editorials by such renowned authors as Jane Goodall, Matthieu Ricard and Olivier Blond consider such perpetual issues as agriculture, climate and biodiversity, as well as the latest concerns - refugees, new technologies and environmental movements. A classic of its kind, this book will heighten everyone's awareness of today's urgent ecological issues. Now more than ever, The Earth from the Air stands as a call to action.
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Byron Trails: 50 Walking Adventures in Byron Bay and Beyond

Byron Trails: 50 Walking Adventures in Byron Bay and Beyond

Mairead Cleary

$29.99
Byron Trails is the first and only comprehensive guidebook of coastal and hinterland walks accessible from Byron Bay. This simple one-stop guide spans Byron, Tweed, Ballina and Nightcap National Park.

The book features an easy-to-use 'Choose your trail' table that allows you to select your walk based on length, difficulty, type of walk and location. Most importantly it lists the cafes closest to each walk for a well-deserved cuppa after!

With information about the area as well as tips for staying safe in the bush, this is a complete resource for the novice and the avid hiker. A perfect companion for those who already know and love the area as well as those discovering it for the first time, Byron Trails offers unique insights into the natural treasures that exist in Byron Bay and beyond.
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Lonely Planet Iran

Lonely Planet Iran

Lonely Planet

$34.99
Lonely Planet Iran is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike among the Castles of the Assassins in Alamut Valley, Lose yourself in Esfahan's historic bazaar, or ski in the Alborz Mountains; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iran and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Best of Tokyo 2018

Lonely Planet Best of Tokyo 2018

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Tokyo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Join the throng at Shibuya Crossing, sample sushi and sake and belt out karaoke, then soothe your weary bones in an onsen, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Tokyo and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia

Lonely Planet

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot jackals and black rhinos in Etosha National Park, explore the German colonial town of Luederitz; or marvel at mighty Victoria Falls; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Botswana & Namibia and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti

Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti

Lonely Planet

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore underground churches in Lalibela, spot rare and beautiful animals in the Bale Mountains, or get to know Ethiopian cuisine in Addis Ababa; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ethiopia and Djibouti and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Southern Africa

Lonely Planet Southern Africa

Lonely Planet

$39.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Southern Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Clamber up the world's oldest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, step back in time on Mozambique Island, or enjoy world-class wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southern Africa and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet West Africa

Lonely Planet West Africa

Lonely Planet

$39.99
Lonely Planet West Africa 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 Senegalese music scene in Dakar, sun yourself in the coastal paradise of Freetown, or hike through lush highlands in Kpalime; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi

Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi

Lonely Planet

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the largest waterfalls on earth at Victoria Falls, canoe past swimming elephants in Lower Zambezi, or hike the dramatic scenery of Mt Mulanje; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Best of London 2018

Lonely Planet Best of London 2018

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of London is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gallery hop along the Thames, explore dark history and glittering crown jewels in the Tower of London, and sample real ale in historic pubs, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of London and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Best of Rome 2018

Lonely Planet Best of Rome 2018

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Rome is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Imagine the roar of the crowds in the Colosseum, crane your neck at the Sistine Chapel, and sample every single flavour of pizza and gelato the city offers, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Rome and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Best of New York City 2018

Lonely Planet Best of New York City 2018

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of New York City is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tick off more world-famous sights than you thought possible, relax in Central Park, and explore the glittering lights of Broadway or cocktail bars of Brooklyn, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of New York City and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Best of Barcelona 2018

Lonely Planet Best of Barcelona 2018

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Barcelona is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze in wonder at Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, stroll along La Rambla and the ancient streets of the Barri Gotic, and take your pick of tapas joints, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Barcelona and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Best of Paris 2018

Lonely Planet Best of Paris 2018

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Promenade down the Champs Elysees, lose yourself in the Louvre, and work your way through a feast of food and wine, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Paris and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Maui

Lonely Planet Maui

Lonely Planet

$32.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Maui is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Buckle up and hit the Hana Hwy - with its 600 twists and turns, towering cliffs and jungle valleys; take time out and go snorkeling with turtles at Turtle Beach; or take in a jam session at an intimate slack key guitar concert in Napili; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Maui and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Hawaii the Big Island

Lonely Planet Hawaii the Big Island

Lonely Planet

$32.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Hawaii the Big Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike trails through smoking craters at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, stargaze at the clear skies from Mauna Kea, and snorkel in Kealakekua Bay; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Hawaii, the Big Island and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Kauai

Lonely Planet Kauai

Lonely Planet

$32.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Kaua'i 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 sea caves along the Na Pali Coast, absorb the grand vistas of the Waimea Canyon, or surf the breaks at beautiful Hanalei Bay; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kaua'i and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Honolulu Waikiki & Oahu

Lonely Planet Honolulu Waikiki & Oahu

Lonely Planet

$32.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Catch the sunset at Waikiki Beach, snorkel the turquoise waters of Hanauma Bay, or browse the Bishop Museum's Hawaiian artefacts; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of destination and begin your journey now!
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska

DK

$29.99
Explore one of America's most untouched and scenic states with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska. The best things to do in Alaska - from the bustle of Anchorage, the state's most-visited city, to the natural beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park - are showcased with fantastic photography, unique illustrations and detailed descriptions. Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure surrounded by the state's prolific wildlife or a breathtaking cruise along the Inside Passage, Alaska offers something unique for every visitor. Our reviews of shops, hotels and restaurants throughout the region - along with detailed maps and great ideas for walks and itineraries - will help you plan the perfect trip.Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Hawaii

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Hawaii

DK

$29.99
Discover the best Hawaiian island for you, from O'ahu - home to bustling Honolulu and the world-famous resorts on the Waikiki beachfront - to Maui where you can find some of the world's best surf. Six itineraries help you explore these diverse islands from sampling the food on offer in Honolulu's Chinatown to watching spinner dolphins near Lana'i, hiking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to relaxing on one of the best beaches in the world. Unique illustrations, stunning photography and detailed maps make DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Hawaii the essential companion to your trip to the state. You'll find listings for a variety of restaurants and the best places to stay in Hawaii as well as a definitive guide to the history and culture of the islands.Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India

DK

$39.99
Explore this vast and beguiling country, from peaceful Darjeeling and vibrant Kolkata to Kanha National Park and its tigers, the idyllic Kerala backwaters and the majestic Taj Mahal.Seven itineraries help you to plan your trip, including the unmissable places to see in Delhi, a tour of the Golden Triangle and how to discover the Himalaya. Unique illustrations and floorplans, stunning photography and detailed maps make DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India the essential companion to your trip. You'll find listings for a variety of hotels and the finest places to sample Indian cuisine, as well as definitive guides to the history and culture of the country, plus insider tips on everything from shopping and entertainment to travel and communications.Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sydney

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sydney

DK

$29.99
Whatever you are looking for - colonial history in the streets of the Rocks neighbourhood, Aboriginal art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House or to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, relax on Bondi Beach or stroll in the Royal Botanic Garden - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sydney provides all the information you need. Just beyond Sydney, discover landscapes of outstanding beauty, such as the Royal National Park, the Blue Mountains and the vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Plus there are suggestions for scenic walking and driving tours and for the best shops, markets, bars and restaurants in Sydney.DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sydney will lead you straight to the city's top attractions.
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The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York

The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York

Michiel Vos

$32.99
Written by a true local, the addresses have been selected following independent research in the form of 100 lists of 5 addresses or secrets. This is a new addition to the successful series The 500 Hidden Secrets. These affectionate city guides are written by true locals, filled only with independent advice, based on thorough research and the author's personal opinions, and updated frequently. They are perfect for tourists who want to avoid the usual hotspots, and for locals who want to get to know their city even better. In The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York, Michiel Vos shares his favourite addresses and secrets in his hometown, the Big Apple. Discover the typical New York delis where locals order their favourite dishes, the 5 best media tycoon hangouts, the 5 most flashy and cool sneaker stores, the 5 best bars in Brooklyn, the 5 best stretches for running, the 5 best public library reading rooms...and 475 other addresses and facts that make New York the lively and unique city we all love so much. It is the perfect book for those who wish to discover the city, but avoid all the usual tourist haunts, as well as for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets.
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Curiosities Of Paris: An Idiosyncratic Guide To Overlooked Delights... Hidden In Plain Sight

Curiosities Of Paris: An Idiosyncratic Guide To Overlooked Delights... Hidden In Plain Sight

Dominique Lesbros ,  Simon Beaver

$39.99
This absorbing compendium is an essential addition to the library of the armchairatraveler and flOneur alike. Lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs, thisafact-packed treasury leads readers through the streets of Paris and, by pointingaout unique locations and architectural oddities, as well as utilitarian objects whoseafunctions have long been obscured with the passage of time, reveals a previouslyaunnoticed city. Organized by subject-fountains and wells; centuries-old shop signs; vestiges ofawars and ancient Egypt; hotels of legend; civic measurement devices; traces ofarites and superstitions; remarkable trees; sundials and meridians; equestrian Paris;aromantic ruins; unusual tombs, stairways, and passageways; religious relics; mosaics;apublic barometers and thermometers; and hundreds more urban elements andaanachronisms-this delightful guide deepens the reader's knowledge and appreciationaof Paris through the centuries. In the introduction to her unusual encyclopedia of the Parisian streetscape, DominiqueaLesbros writes, oa city is nothing if not a vast cabinet of curiosities.o Entrez!aThe book also includes three themed walks (along the city's ancient walls, in theasteps of Quasimodo, and through the French Revolution), as well as an index ofastreet names.
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Insight Guides: China

Insight Guides: China

Insight Guides

$34.99
The emerging powerhouse of our times, China is a fascinating and complex country, taking in ultra-modern cities, dramatically varied scenery and ancient cultural treasures. This new edition of Insight Guide China is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to this enigmatic destination, highlighting all the unique sights and experiences to have while you're there. Inside Insight Guide China: Lively features by a local writer cover a whole range of subjects: traditional medicine, Chinese literature, Red Tourism, and of course, the country's many cuisines.Stunning photography brings this intriguing country and its people to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, including sights such as the incomparable Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors, the dazzling city of Shanghai and the dreamlike landscapes of Guilin.Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the evocative capital Beijing and Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau to the mountains of Yunnan and Tibet and the spectacular landscapes of Guangxi and Sichuan.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.
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Berlitz: Cruising & Cruise Ships 2018

Berlitz: Cruising & Cruise Ships 2018

Douglas Ward

$46.99
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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Lonely Planet Europe Planning Map

Lonely Planet Europe Planning Map

Lonely Planet

$12.99
From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher With an easy-fold, easy-to-use format, Lonely Planet Europe Planning Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top country attractions, itinerary suggestions and themed lists. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of the Europe, so begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet The World Planning Map

Lonely Planet The World Planning Map

Lonely Planet

$19.99
From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher With an easy-fold, easy-to-use format, Lonely Planet World Planning Map, covering every country in the world, is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling the world with ease. Get more from your map and your travels with images and information about top attractions. Begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Kyoto City Map

Lonely Planet Kyoto City Map

Lonely Planet

$12.99
From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Kyoto City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, walking tour routes, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Kyoto, so begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Beijing City Map

Lonely Planet Beijing City Map

Lonely Planet

$12.99
From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Beijing City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, walking tour routes, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Beijing, so begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Seoul City Map

Lonely Planet Seoul City Map

Lonely Planet

$12.99
From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Seoul City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, walking tour routes, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Seoul, so begin your journey now!
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Canada Map 2017

Canada Map 2017

Michelin

$19.99
Updated regularly, Michelin National Maps will give you an overall picture of your journey thanks to their clear and accurate imagery and mapping scales. Our maps will help you easily plan your safe and enjoyable journey thanks to comprehensive keys, complete name indexes as well clever time & distance charts. Michelin's driving information will help you navigate safely in all circumstances. With Michelin National Maps, find more than just your way!
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Vietnam Laos Cambodia Map 2017

Vietnam Laos Cambodia Map 2017

Michelin

$19.99
Updated regularly, Michelin National Maps will give you an overall picture of your journey thanks to their clear and accurate imagery and mapping scales. Our maps will help you easily plan your safe and enjoyable journey thanks to comprehensive keys, complete name indexes as well clever time & distance charts. Michelin's driving information will help you navigate safely in all circumstances. With Michelin National Maps, find more than just your way!
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New Zealand Map 2017

New Zealand Map 2017

Michelin

$19.99
Updated regularly, Michelin National Maps will give you an overall picture of your journey thanks to their clear and accurate imagery and mapping scales. Our maps will help you easily plan your safe and enjoyable journey thanks to comprehensive keys, complete name indexes as well clever time & distance charts. Michelin's driving information will help you navigate safely in all circumstances. With Michelin National Maps, find more than just your way!
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