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239 Great Places to Escape to Nature Without Roughing It

by Fodor's

Escape to the Great Outdoors in Style! Fill your lungs with country air, ride horsebak through a lush valley, spy on starfish, or hike into the desert--and still return to a good meal, fresh sheets, and a hot shower. Our accommodations are handpicked according to four criteria--wilderness setting, serenity, seclusion, and environmental awareness--then divided into categories that describe the experience: Family Hideout: Discover the great outdoors at full-service resorts and kid-friendly guest ranches with wholesome meals and organized activities like gold panning, lake swimming, and wildlife viewing. Romantic Retreat: Explore a nearby nature reserve, enjoy rock-climbing class together, take an afternoon snooze by the lake. End your day in secluded adult-oriented accommodations with bubbles and bubbly in an outdoor tub. Laid-back Adventure: Take it easy in a log lodge or lakefront hotel where activity staff can recommend river-rafting sites and gentle hikes. Return to a soothing back and hot meal. Rustic Escape: Immerse yourself in nature while staying in a no-frills cottage or cabin. Fire farm-stand vegetables on the grill outside and make your own coffee, just the way you like it. Luxurious Resort: Indulge yourself at lavish lodgings nestled in the mountains, miles from civilization. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace and a hotstone massage with a stunning river view. Tranquil Outpost: Saunter along winding trails past glassy mountain lakes and herds of buffalo. Return to a hot tub and hearty meal in your cozy lodge tucked away in the woods

The Da Vinci Code Companion

by Fodor's

This guide to the best-selling novel gives you fresh insight into the Da Vinci Code phenomenon. Following the path of the novel's characters, Fodor's Guide to The Da Vinci Code delves into the locations, people, historic events, and symbols involved in the story.Inside you'll find answers to questions such as: Do cryptexes really exist? Is there a secret chamber below Rosslyn Chapel? And what did conservators discover when they restored Leonardo's The Last Supper? Interviews, maps, and smart lively essays from experts in their fields reveal the eye-opening true tales behind the mystery. Plus* Compelling interviews and essays from experts in their fields* Detailed maps and floor plans* BONUS! An exclusive travel sections of Da Vinci Code-related places to eat, stay and see in Paris, London, Rome, and Roslin, Scotland

Fodor's 1001 Smart Travel Tips

by Fodor's

FODOR'S EDITORS, WRITERS, AND READERS SHARE INSIGHTS Want to travel like a pro? Now you can--whether you're flying off to Europe, cruising the Caribbean, or driving across the USA. Online resources, on-the-ground contacts, tried-and-true strategies, and quirky pearls of wisdom make it easy to pick a place, book a trip, and get around like a local. Save Money Pay less for flights, hotel rooms, car rentals * Ask the right questions when you book * Get the most from online travel sites * See resolutions from complaints Stay Safe Navigate airport security * Avoid local scams * Hold on to your wits (and your belongings) anywhere in the world * Steer clear of tummy troubles * Eliminate road-trip risks Travel Smart Pick the perfect destination * Get a passport overnight * Pack right for all trips * Take airport delays in stride * Score last-minute tables and rooms with a view * Avoid cultural faux pas Resources Galore Top travel Web sites for bookings and bargains * Tourism boards and other travel sources * Packing checklists

Fodor's Alaska 2013

by Fodor's

Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Nowhere else can you kayak to glaciers; fly over the highest peak in North America; wonder at the Aurora Borealis; stay out all night celebrating the midnight sun; visit quirky towns; spot bear, eagles, moose, and whales; and learn the true meaning of the word remote all in the same trip.Expanded Coverage: More regional itineraries to help first-time visitors plan their perfect trip. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Alaska offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Alaska stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

Fodor's Amsterdam

by Fodor's

Amsterdam's greatest charm may also be its greatest enigma: how can such a gracious, historical treasure house also multitask as the most offbeat metropolis in the world? From Rembrandts to rock and roll, the city has always been a mesmerizing mix of old and new. Now, as this new edition reveals, Amsterdam and the entire Netherlands is being dramatically revamped for the 21st century by artisanal trendmakers, designers, star chefs, and future-forward architects. Fodor's curated coverage includes the best of the country beyond Amsterdam, including Haarlem, the Hague, Delft, and Rotterdam. Expanded Coverage: The year 2013 will be a banner one for Amsterdam, as two top museums will unveil massive renovations: the Rijksmuseum (home of Rembrandt's Nightwatch) and the Stedelijk (a modern-art collection). New write-ups showcase the city's hip "outlier" neighborhoods: North Amsterdam, the Eastern Drydocks, and the gentrifying De Wallen "Red Light" district. The dining chapter dishes on the burgeoning school of Amsterdam cuisine (turbot on a bed of beetroot and sea nettles, anyone?), and a "Netherlands Today" section focuses on high-profile topics such as the changes for "vice visitors" (laws concerning sex and drugs), contemporary design, and immigration. Illustrated Features: Packed with gorgeous color photos, this new edition will add images of iconic recent Amsterdam buildings, such as the Nemo science center designed by Renzo Piano, the ARCAM center for architecture, and Delugan Meissl's Eye Film Institute, along with new design-centric hotels such as the Conservatorium and the Andaz Amsterdam. A two-page feature presents top Dutch designers.Discerning Recommendations: This edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our "best picks," from hotels to nightlife and beyond. "Word of Mouth" quotes provide valuable insights from fellow travelers.

Fodor's Antigua & Montserrat

by Fodor's

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to Antigua and Montserrat. Easy navigation makes it simple for you to move through each section of the ebook with a simple touch. To get your bearings, browse a brief overview and peruse full-color maps of the islands. You'll immediately develop a sense of each island's awe-inspiring beauty as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Read more about the islands and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor's guide: From the best dining and lodging to top beaches and attractions, Fodor's has it all. Discover three great Caribbean islands in one ebook. At 108 square miles, Antigua is the largest of the British Leeward Islands and with its sister island Barbuda comprises 365 excellent beaches, one for every day of the year. Although the Soufrière Hills volcano continues to rumble in Montserrat, the island is otherwise as peaceful as the Caribbean gets--almost a throwback to another time, with the occasional modern convenience thrown in. Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel with the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Plan your ideal trip armed with the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that define a destination. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2013

by Fodor's

Travelers continue to flock to Arizona to explore the outdoors and the state's three national parks, visit the outstanding museums and galleries, play golf, relax at world-class spa resorts, learn about Navajo and Hopi culture, eat Mexican food, and sample the tequila.Expanded Coverage: The 2013 edition features expanded coverage on spas and golf courses, highlighting features and amenities at these properties. There is also coverage of new restaurants and hotels in Phoenix and Tucson. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Arizona stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

Fodor's Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao

by Fodor's

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Easy navigation makes it simple for you to move through each section of the ebook with a simple touch. To get your bearings, browse a brief overview and peruse full-color maps of the islands. You'll immediately develop a sense of each island's awe-inspiring beauty as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Read more about the islands and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor's guide: From the best dining and lodging to top beaches and attractions, Fodor's has it all. Discover three great Caribbean islands in one ebook. Aruba is the smallest of these ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) islands, with soft, sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and thriving nightlife. Bonaire is a hot spot for divers looking to explore some of the best sites this side of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Curaçao sits below the hurricane belt, resulting in weather that is almost always alluring, even during the off-season. Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel with the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Plan your ideal trip armed with the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that define a destination. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Fodor's Bahamas

by Fodor's

Whether a traveler's style is living large at a trend-setting resort or chilling on a secluded island with an icy cold beer in your hand, the Bahamas has something for every taste. Visitors can enjoy celebrity-chef restaurants and glitzy casinos in Nassau and Freeport, or escape to the pink sands of an undeveloped out island. The Bahamas are the ideal destination to eat lots of conch, get a golden tan, and feel totally revived. Expanded Coverage: The Bahamas are ever-changing, and this edition includes new resorts, restaurants, sports and activity outfitters, and attractions.Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: An island finder helps readers choose the perfect Bahamian island. Each chapter opens with an island orientation map, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Bahamas offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Fodor's Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines & Grenada

by Fodor's

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, and Grenada. Easy navigation makes it simple for you to move through each section of the ebook with a simple touch. To get your bearings, browse a brief overview and peruse full-color maps of the islands. You'll immediately develop a sense of each island's awe-inspiring beauty as you flip through a vivid full-color photo. Read more about the islands and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor's guide: From the best dining and lodging to top beaches and attractions, Fodor's has it all. Discover five great Caribbean islands in one ebook. There's always something to do in Barbados, with its soft, white-sand beaches, welcoming hotels and resorts, sophisticated dining, and exciting nightspots. St. Lucia's calm cobalt-blue waters make for some of the best off-the-beach snorkeling in the Caribbean. The dark volcanic-sand beaches on St. Vincent and the Grenadines' excellent waters for sailing make these islands a great place to relax and get away from it all. Renowned for its natural beauty, fragrant air, and friendly people, Granada has lovely beaches and plenty of outdoor and cultural activities. Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel with the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Plan your ideal trip armed with the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that define a destination. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Fodor's Barcelona

by Fodor's

Barcelona is a top European destination for American travelers, and this stunning eguide features the city's biggest draws, from the cutting-edge cuisine to the dizzying heights of Gaudí's architecture. The city springs to life, covering quintessential experiences from the famous Boqueria market to the sunny beaches.Expanded Coverage: New shopping coverage highlights the top neighborhoods to boutique-hop, complete with illustrations, maps, and spots for refueling. Craft studios, jewelry shop, and pastry emporiums are covered in addition to Barcelona's cutting-edge design. Nightlife is revamped to include a lively mix of tapas bars and clubs that tempt readers to keep Spain's late-night hours.Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Tips on when to visit each neighborhood and the city's major monuments, how and where to order the best Spanish wine, and which beaches are best for sunbathing versus surfing all help our readers navigate the city. And our city walk leads readers from the well-trafficked Rambla to the little gourmet counter of Quim de la Boqueria.Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Barcelona offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

Fodor's Barcelona, 3rd Edition

by Fodor's

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to Barcelona.Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor's guide, including Fodor's Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you're reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor's makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It's hard not to fall in love with Barcelona as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of the city center and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of Spain's geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook.What's Covered? Get to Know Barcelona: Located in the heart of the Old City, La Rambla is packed day and night with strollers, artists, and street entertainers. Discover the city's twin passions for great food and gorgeous architecture as you stroll down La Rambla to the Boqueria, Europe's oldest open-air market, and through to the Raval, home to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. No trip to Barcelona would be complete without a visit to Antoni Gaudí's sinuous Casa Milà and unique Sagrada Familia church, both considered masterpieces of the Moderniste oeuvre. One way or another, Barcelona will capture your full attention.Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Barcelona, 3rd Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Fodor's Beijing

by Fodor's

Exciting, rich, and kaleidoscopically colorful, the city of Beijing is a must-visit for travelers to China. Everyone heads here to experience the many ways this capital has used China's economic boom to fuel the country's artistic, culinary, and sociological revolutions. In this city travelers hurtle through the centuries, from courtyard-lined hutongs to brash, breathtaking skyscrapers, from the ancient opulence of the Forbidden City to the Dashaizi 798 Art District, Beijing's gallery-packed answer to New York City's Chelsea art district. To help navigate this popular destination (China is the fifth most-visited country in the world), Fodor's Beijing ebook edition showcases the must-dos and clues visitors in to potential pitfalls. In all, this guide is a complete planning tool that will make a visit to Beijing the experience of a lifetime. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Fodor's Beijing ebook edition keeps pace with the latest and greatest, from Beijing's ever-expanding subway system to the best pedicab tours; from a chandelier-shattering performance at the Peking Opera to the hottest new nightclub on Lake Houhai (and where to go for a healing tai-chi session the morning after). Fodor's on-the spot experts cover it all, as well as which palace-hotels roll out the red carpet for business leaders and which restaurants offer the spice-numbing "Imperial Banquet.". INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Highlight-packed overviews help travelers understand different Beijing neighborhoods; additional detail-rich sections and maps have on-target tips for planning a visit and for getting around. EXPANDED LANGUAGE CONVERSIONS: Each property is now listed in both Chinese characters and in Pinyin, with helpful summary lists appearing in each chapter. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Beijing offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Fodor's Brazil 2014

by Fodor's

As host of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil promises to be one of the hottest travel destinations in upcoming years. And the country is primed to celebrate. From the picturesque beaches of Rio, to the majestic Iguaçu Falls, to the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil offers something for every type of traveler--and Fodor's Brazil 2014 ebook covers the best that the country has to offer. Expanded Coverage: This ebook edition includes a new Experience Brazil chapter with in-depth information on Carnival, beaches, and the sounds, tastes, peoples, and wildlife of Brazil. It also works as an expert trip planner, with features on things to do, great itineraries, and when to go. The guide also has expanded coverage of Amazon River cruises, and new restaurants and hotels in the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Salvador. Indispensible Trip Planning Tools: Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by plane, car, and bus. In addition, creating a tailored trip to Brazil is easy using the "Brazil Planner," "Top Attractions," and "Great Itineraries" in the new Experience chapter. The guide also offers indispensible tips on finding tour operators in the Amazon and the Pantanal. Special Events: Brazil will be in the spotlight in the near future as the host of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Fodor's Brazil 2014 ebook contains detailed coverage of the Brazilian cities that will host World Cup games, tips on planning your trip during this tournament, and general information on the importance of soccer in Brazilian culture. Discerning Recommendations:Fodor's Brazil offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Fodor's British Virgin Islands

by Fodor's

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to the British Virgin Islands. Easy navigation makes it simple for you to move through each section of the ebook with a simple touch. To get your bearings, browse a brief overview and peruse full-color maps of the islands. You'll immediately develop a sense of the islands' awe-inspiring beauty as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Read more about the islands and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor's guide: From the best dining and lodging to top beaches and attractions, Fodor's has it all. Discover all of the wonders of the British Virgin Islands in one ebook. These islands are mostly quiet and casual, with soft, white talcum-powder beaches. With more than 60 islands in the chain, laid-back luxury resorts, and great diving and snorkeling at the vibrant reefs a few feet off shore, there's plenty to explore and do. The farther you get from Tortola, the quieter things become. For a truly relaxing experience, be sure to visit the casual beach bars on Jost Van Dyke. Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel with the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Plan your ideal trip armed with the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that define a destination. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Fodor's California 2013

by Fodor's

California is one of America's most popular vacation destinations, and for good reason--the state is so diverse that it draws every type of traveler. Fodor's 2013 California ebook covers all corners of the state, from the northern coast to wine country to Los Angeles to the Mojave Desert. Expanded Coverage: New hotels and restaurants are covered around the state, from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe to the Southern Sierra. A revised "What's New in California" section keeps travelers up to speed with exciting new developments.Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's California offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their California stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

Fodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya 2013

by Fodor's

As the gateway to the Riviera Maya, Cancun is a thriving beach community and Mexico's most popular tourist destination. Fodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya ebook illustrates the best beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities in the region, including Cozumel and the Yucatan.Expanded Coverage: Curated content for the Yucatan Peninsula as well as the best new hotels and restaurants have been added. This new edition also features expanded beach coverage, with "Best For" rankings that help travelers choose the perfect beach.Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: It's easy to plan a vacation for any interest using the guide's Top Experiences and Great Itineraries sections; Best Beaches lists; maps that locate Cancun's hottest nightclubs; and tips for families, weddings, and honeymoons.. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.Tripadvisor Reviews: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from Tripadvisor. Travelers can book their stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

Fodor's Caribbean 2013

by Fodor's

Fodor's Caribbean ebook covers almost 50 destinations in the Caribbean, from the Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago, to Turks & Caicos and even Montserrat. The guide reviews the best each island has to offer, including activities, resorts, restaurants, nightspots, shops, and more. This guide is a complete planning tool that will help travelers put together the perfect trip to an island paradise.Competitive Advantage: Fodor's Caribbean is the only comprehensive, full-color guide to the region that is published and updated annually. Expanded Coverage: The Caribbean is ever-changing, and this edition includes new resorts, restaurants, sports and activity outfitters, and attractions.Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Caribbean offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Caribbean stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call

by Fodor's

Packed with information on more than 40 ports of call and a dozen ports of embarkation, Caribbean Ports of Call ebook edition is a comprehensive guide to everything from sightseeing information and strategies to help cruisers plan their own shore excursions to some basic information on the cruise-ship experience. Expanded Coverage: New attractions and activities are covered in every port along with new lunch recommendations. Many ports of embarkation have new dining and lodging recommendations for cruisers who are embarking in different cities. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Every section contains a Best Bets list of activities aimed specifically at cruise passengers, in addition to a well-curated selection of sights and experiences that can be completed in a day in port. A Cruise Primer covers the basics of cruising, while Cruising the Caribbean has capsule overviews of every major cruise line.Competitive Advantage: Unlike other ports of call guides, Fodor's covers the entire Caribbean in one comprehensive volume, as well as a much wider variety of ports of call and ports of embarkation that are dealt with only cursorily in other similar guides.Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call offers savvy advice and recommendations from seasoned updates to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia

by Fodor's

Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia ebook edition delivers the best of the South from the pristine waters of the Outer Banks to genteel Charleston and bustling Atlanta and everywhere in between. Beaches, golf courses, mountains, Southern food, and historical and cultural sites keep travelers coming back. Competitive Advantage: Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia, the only comprehensive, full-color guide to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, is the best-selling guide to this popular region. Expanded Coverage: The guide includes new restaurants and hotels in the South's top cities: Charleston, Savannah, and Atlanta, as well as throughout the region. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Features such as Top Attractions for each state, Top Experiences, Great Itineraries, and kid-friendly sites make planning simple. Convenient overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car, bus, and train. Day-trip spotlights map out the region's best scenic drives, like the Blue Ridge Parkway, complete with stops along the way.Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

Fodor's Cayman Islands

by Fodor's

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's travel guide to the Cayman Islands. To get your bearings, browse a brief overview and peruse full-color maps of the islands. You'll immediately develop a sense of the islands' awe-inspiring beauty as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Read more about the islands and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor's guide: From the best dining and lodging to top beaches and attractions, Fodor's has it all. Discover all of the wonders of the Cayman Islands in one book. Limestone, coral, shells, water, and wind collaborate to fashion the beaches of these three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. Grand Cayman draws the bulk of Cayman Island visitors with a wide range of resorts, restaurants, and activities both in and out of the water. Cayman Brac is named for its most distinctive feature, a rugged limestone bluff. It's a splendid, serene destination for eco-enthusiasts, offering world-class birding, scuba diving, bonefishing, and tackle and deep-sea angling. Little Cayman, the smallest and most tranquil of the three Cayman Islands, redefines escape with pristine wetlands, secluded beaches, unspoiled tropical wilderness, mangrove swamps, lagoons, and bejeweled coral reefs. Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel with the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Plan your ideal trip armed with the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that define a destination.

Fodor's Chicago 2014

by Fodor's

Fodor's Chicago is the perfect companion for a trip to this quintessential American city. With colorful features and the most updated information, Fodor's Chicago 2014 gets straight to the best of what this city has to offer, everything from art to architecture, to shopping, baseball, jazz, and the very best deep-dish pizza. Our in-depth coverage also includes top reasons to visit the culturally and historically rich suburbs of Chicago, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park home studio, the Mallott Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Brookfield Zoo. Expanded Coverage: Includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout Chicago's many exciting neighborhoods.Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Neighborhood planners with colorful maps, an easy-to-access "Dining and Lodging" atlas, a "Lodging Chart" to help you pick the best neighborhood to stay in, and "Best Bets" for restaurants and hotels makes planning any trip a snap. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Chicago offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Fodor's Chile

by Fodor's

Squeezed between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Chile offers something for everyone. Whether travelers are interested in first-rate vineyards, glittery beach resorts, desert adventures, sprawling glaciers, or the urban pleasures and inventive cuisine of Santiago, Fodor's Chile helps them craft the perfect itinerary for this diverse country. EXPANDED COVERAGE: A new "Need to Know" feature offers travelers key planning information and cultural tidbits, and the expanded "Experience Chile" chapter includes a new overview on Chilean wine and an itinerary for the country's wine regions, the top Patagonian adventures, and informed beach recommendations. A new "Cruising in Patagonia" section provides the best cruise lines and operators for the Patagonia and Antarctic regions. New restaurant and hotel listings have been added throughout to keep pace with the latest developments in this rapidly evolving country. COLOR SECTION: A NEW 8-page color insert at the start of the guide contains a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Chile. SPECIAL FEATURES: Chile is one of the most geographically diverse destinations on earth, and Fodor's Chile helps travelers explore the varied regions with special sections on Patagonian and Antarctic cruises, fly fishing, top beaches, and regional itineraries. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation spread and planner that includes a map, short descriptions of each region, "Top Reasons to Go," and information on getting here and around. Top Experiences, ample tour options, and sample itineraries make it easy for travelers to plan a vacation to Chile. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Chile offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. INCLUDES: Santiago, Valparaiso, Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, San Pedro de Atacama, Easter Island, Viña del Mar, the Chilean wine valleys, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.

Fodor's China

by Fodor's

China is a trip-of-a-lifetime adventure for travelers in search of cutting-edge art and culture, rugged natural beauty, and cultural diversity. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor's China ebook edition shows off the splendor of country's historical treasures, vibrant culinary culture, and its colorful ethnic minorities like no other guide.Expanded Coverage: China is changing quickly, and the guide has new hotel and restaurant reviews in major cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Kunming. Fodor's China also includes 92 newly updated maps and over 200 color photos.Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Convenient overviews show each region and its notable highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of travelers' time, with top tips and tour advice for getting from cities to countryside villages.EXPANDED LANGUAGE CONVERSIONS: Sight and property names are given with Chinese characters and Pinyin translations, as well as the English translation, making navigating easy. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's China ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris

by Fodor's

An African safari is considered the trip of a lifetime for many, and recent continent-wide expansion of low-cost airfares has made many African destinations more affordable to reach. Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris provides the most comprehensive and engaging information on the most popular game-viewing regions in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, and Zambia. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Other guides cover part of the process, but only Fodor's deals with all aspects of the planning, picking, and preparing for safaris around Africa. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Travelers will be able to determine which African safari destination is best for them and plan their trip step by step from months before departure to the day of arrival. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury, bespoke experience, or a rustic in-the-bush excursion. Plus, Fodor's reveals the best beaches for must-needed post-safari relaxation. More in-depth planning information is given for popular gorilla treks in Rwanda and Uganda. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special full-color "Fodor's Features" throughout the guide provide rich information on the Great Migration, how to dress, types of lodging and vehicles, different African tribes, and African culture. Gorgeous photos throughout, many by Fodor's travelers, provide endless inspiration. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Travelers can discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five, with checklists for each country. Fodor's offers a hierarchy of safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a planning timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact features. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. INCLUDES: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Victoria Falls, the Seychelles, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.

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