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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 The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of the region, including boat tours around Capri, the scenic glory of the breathtaking Amalfi Drive, and the historic streets of Naples. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Positano to Sorrento PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on baroque art and Neapolitan cuisine VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your tripAmalfi coastline and Ancient Pompeii, giving travelers an unparalleled sense of the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples. Other illustrated features provide an in-depth examination of the food and wine of the region, making it easy to savor the local delicacies. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with four pages that include a map, "Top Reasons to Go" and other essential information to help visitors plan time and vacation details effectively. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples 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 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 Argentina

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Argentina, including Buenos Aires's cultural riches, Mendoza's scenic wine valleys, and Patagonia's rugged beauty. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Iguazú Falls to the Lake District PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on tango, gauchos, and wine VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your tripOOLS: Top Attractions, Great Itineraries, and Tango features make it easy to plan a vacation. Best bets charts for restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read color regional maps; and tips on Argentine wine, steak, markets, and sporting life give useful tools to dive into the culture.DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Argentina 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. INCLUDES: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta, the Lake District, Iguazu Falls, Quebrada de Humahuaca, the wine regions, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, and Patagonia.ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

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 Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2015

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Arizona, including awe-inspiring canyons and deserts, stellar spas and golf courses, and Native American culture. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from national parks to Sedona PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on stargazing and outdoor adventures VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your tripelp travelers choose activities based on their interests. Spotlights highlight spas, Phoenix-area golf, visiting Native American reservations, the Wild West, and Tucson "south of the border" cuisine. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: This book has a pull-out map covering the whole state as well as Phoenix and the Grand Canyon in more detail. Restaurant and hotel "Best Bets" sections plus "Dining and Lodging" atlases in Phoenix and Tucson make locating a hotel or meal simple. A "Top Picks" chart for Grand Canyon hiking trails helps travelers choose a hike based on length, grade, trail conditions, time of year, and level of difficulty. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2015 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. INCLUDES: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Petrified Forest National Park, Monument Valley, Yuma, the Hoover Dam, Flagstaff, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

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 Australia

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Australia, including the glamorous beaches outside Sydney, the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, and the rugged beauty of the Outback. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Tasmania to Western Australia PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on food, wine, and Aboriginal art VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your tripamut from alfresco dining to exploring Sydney's top sights; how to plan outdoor adventures in Victoria, Tasmania, the Daintree National Park, and the Great Barrier Reef; where to find the best beaches and coastal and wilderness walks in Queensland; and how to plan your excursions into the Outback. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Australia 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 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

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Barcelona, including the medieval Gothic Quarter, Barceloneta's beach life, and Gaudí's distinctive architecture. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from the Boqueria market to Park Güell PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on Spanish wine and the Sagrada Família VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip walk that connects several major monuments. A seven-page illustrated feature on Spanish wine gives travelers a primer on great sips. Spotlights throughout the guide featuring tapas, wine bars, and the city's best beaches give travelers an unparalleled sense of Barcelona. 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. City walk leads travelers 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. Pullout Map: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions, walking tours, and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

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

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Beijing, including World Heritage sites, memorable markets, fantastic street food, and world-class nightlife. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on Chinese history, food, and architecture VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip). 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-infused "Imperial Banquet."HELPFUL TRANSLATIONS: Each property is listed with Chinese characters and Pinyin (the official phonetics system for transliteration), as well as its English name, to make navigating the city easier.ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color, magazine-style features highlight distinctive aspects of Beijing's culture and history, including an illustrated layout of the Forbidden City, the lowdown on Chinese cuisine, and a guide to getting the most out of a visit to the Great Wall.INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Neighborhood overviews with easy-to-read color maps, top things to do, and tips for getting around help travelers plan their stays. "Best Bets" charts for restaurants and hotels, and features on top attractions, top experiences, fabulous festivals, and what to do with kids help prioritize what to see and do in this fascinating city.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.ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.

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 Belize

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Belize, with spectacular diving and snorkeling sites, exotic wildlife, and fascinating Mayan ruins, as well as a side trip to Guatemala's Tikal. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Ambergris Caye to Placencia PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes Useful FEATURES on cuisine and ecotrips VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts Maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your tripes with maps and recommended outfitters. Choose an adventure, from bird watching to cave tubing to ecotours, from our special Adventure Vacations chapter. And learn about the Mayas with our brief history of the people, tips on visiting the ruins, and a special Maya-ruins itinerary. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Belize ebook 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 Berlin

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Berlin, including quintessential sights like Checkpoint Charlie, hip neighborhoods, and great spots for currywurst. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from art galleries to the Reichstag PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes Useful FEATURES on city itineraries and top festivals VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts Maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your trip coverage. SPECIAL FEATURES: Special features on top attractions and top experiences, best ways to see the city with kids, Berlin street food trends, a feature on the history and legacy of the Berlin Wall, and a walking tour of the evolving art world will help travelers make the most of their time in this exciting city. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Best Bets boxes call out don't-miss restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read neighborhood maps make it easy to scout out the best that Berlin has to offer. Museums and sights are broken down into Top Attractions and Worth Noting, making it easy for travelers to plan their time. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Berlin 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 Bermuda

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Bermuda, including historic St. George's, the south shore's stunning beaches, and Hamilton's posh boutiques. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Horseshoe Bay to Front Street PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes Useful FEATURES on golf and Bermudian architecture VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts Maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your tripncluding the mytsery of its famous triangle, and the allure of its favorite style---Bermuda shorts! ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important travel information. A Calendar of Events helps visitors choose the best time to plan a visit around special festivals, parades, and golf tournaments. Great Itineraries help travelers make the most of their island time. This guide also has useful tips for cruise travelers as well as folks planning Bermuda weddings and honeymoons. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Bermuda 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 Big Island of Hawaii

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of the Big Island, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the beaches of the Kohala Coast, and the scenic Waipio Valley. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Mauna Kea to Hapuna Beach PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on snorkeling, hula, luau, and lei VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your tripand snorkelers. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Big Island offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ADDED VALUE PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along Big Island map provides added value. This essential road-trip tool includes inset maps for Kailua-Kona and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, so visitors can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Fodor's Boston

by Fodor's

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Boston, including historic landmarks, cultural treasures, Cambridge sights, shopping, and the hottest restaurants on both sides of the Charles River. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Faneuil Hall to Fenway Park Perfect HOtels for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on the Freedom Trail and top museums VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your tripTop Attractions, Great Itineraries, and Family Favorites features make it easy to plan a vacation. Best bets charts for restaurants and hotels; lists of Freedom Trail sights in each neighborhood; easy-to-read color regional maps; and tips for traveling with kids and frugal fun give useful at-a-glance travel resources. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Boston offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ADDED VALUE PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along Boston map gives travelers essential lay-of-the-land information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. 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.

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