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Rick Steves' Walk: Three Walks in Venice

by Rick Steves Gene Openshaw

Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Three Walks in Venice, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through Venice--including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for--all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Three Walks in Venice is a tour guide in your pocket--and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.

Rick Steves' Walk: Trastevere, Rome

by Rick Steves Gene Openshaw

Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Trastevere, Rome, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through Trastevere--including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for--all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Trastevere, Rome is a tour guide in your pocket--and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.

Rick Steves' Walk: Vienna City Center

by Rick Steves

Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader.

Rick Steves' Walk: West End, London

by Rick Steves Gene Openshaw

Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: West End, London, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through The West End--including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for--all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: West End, London is a tour guide in your pocket--and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.

Rick Steves' Walk: Westminster & Whitehall, London

by Rick Steves Gene Openshaw

Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Westminster & Whitehall, London, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through Westminster--including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for--all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Westminster & Whitehall, London is a tour guide in your pocket--and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.

Riding Outside the Lines: International Incidents and Other Misadventures with the Metal Cowboy

by Joe Kurmaskie

Like a modern-day Don Quixote, Joe Kurmaskie--bike adventurer, writer, and twelve-year-old boy trapped in a man's body--wanders the world on two wheels, often with hilarious results, in Riding Outside the Lines. A jaunt through such far-flung locations as Ireland, Australia, Mexico, South America, and beyond, here is a collection of tales woven together with one central theme: the world is a much smaller place when you view it from the seat of a bicycle. Whether he's weekending in the buff after accidentally stumbling into a nudist colony wedding, knocking back red wine in tin cans with a gun-toting ex-bounty hunter, combing the countryside in a quest to find the all-girl bagpipe squad he met in his dreams, or playing a rousing game of ice golf on the frozen tundra, Joe Kurmaskie writes of his gonzo global trek in a spirit infused with insight, good humor, and optimism. Riding Outside the Lines encourages travel buffs and armchair explorers alike to get on your bike and see the beauty of our planet and the colorful souls who populate it.

Riding the Black Ship: Japan and Tokyo Disneyland

by Aviad E. Raz

In 1996 over 16 million people visited Tokyo Disneyland, making it the most popular of the many theme parks in Japan. Since it opened in 1983, Tokyo Disneyland has been analyzed mainly as an example of the globalization of the American leisure industry and its organizational culture, particularly the "company manual." By looking at how Tokyo Disneyland is experienced by employees, management, and visitors, Aviad Raz shows that it is much more an example of successful importation, adaptation, and domestication and that it has succeeded precisely because it has become Japanese even while marketing itself as foreign. Rather than being an agent of Americanization, Tokyo Disneyland is a simulated "America" showcased by and for the Japanese. It is an "America" with a Japanese meaning.

Riding the Ice Wind: By Kite and Sledge Across Antarctica

by Alastair Vere Nicoll

Alastair Vere Nicoll joined a team of young men to harness the katabatic winds and kite-surf across Antarctica. This is the story of the first West-to-East traverse of Antarctica and of the crossing of two phases in the author's life from youth into manhood, fantasy into reality.

Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China

by Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey through China. He hops aboard as part of a tour group in London and sets out for China's border. He then spends a year traversing the country, where he pieces together a fascinating snapshot of a unique moment in history. From the barren deserts of Xinjiang to the ice forests of Manchuria, from the dense metropolises of Shanghai, Beijing, and Canton to the dry hills of Tibet, Theroux offers an unforgettable portrait of a magnificent land and an extraordinary people.

The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon

by Sir Samuel White Baker

Hunting memoir from the 19th century.

A Rift in Time: Travels with My Ottoman Uncle

by Raja Shehadeh

The quest for his great-uncle Najib Nassar, an Ottoman journalist - the details of his life, and the route of his great escape from occupied Palestine - consumed award-winning writer Raja Shehadeh for two years. As he traces Najib's footsteps, he discovers that today it would be impossible to flee the cage that Palestine has become. "A Rift in Time" is a family memoir written in luminescent prose, but it is also a reflection on how Palestine - in particular the disputed Jordan Rift Valley - has been transformed. Most of Palestine's history and that of its people is buried deep in the ground: whole villages have disappeared and names have been erased from the map. Yet by seeing the bigger picture of the landscape and the unending struggle for freedom as Shehadeh does, it is still possible to look towards a better future, free from Israeli or Ottoman oppression.

River of the Sacred Monkey

by Dimitar Krustev

An authentic chronicle of wilderness river exploration in Central America, with a valid portrayal of the last remaining descendants of the vanishing Mayans.

River Tourism

by Malcolm Cooper Bruce Prideaux

Rivers constitute a major tourism resource, providing spectacular settings, recreation facilities, a means of transport, a sense of heritage and adventure, and links with the environment and natural world. River tourism accounts for a significant proportion of the world's tourism consumption, with activities such as Nile cruises and rafting holidays making it an economically important area of tourism demanding in-depth analysis. This book explores river tourism from a range of perspectives including uses, heritage, management, environmental concerns, and marketing.

River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

by Peter Hessler

A New York Times Notable Book. Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize. In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature at the local college, but it was his students who taught him about the complex processes of understanding that take place when one is immersed in a radically different society. Poignant, thoughtful, funny, and enormously compelling, River Town is an unforgettable portrait of a city that is seeking to understand both what it was and what it someday will be.

A River without Banks

by William Johnson

A River without Banks chronicles one family's journey to Idaho, with all of its uncertainties, promises, and hopes. The book explores their encounters with a place still partly wild, whose communities and landscapes teach them how to respect the earth and each other. William Johnson's essays move from a family vacation spent observing moose, to a comparison of the creation myths from Genesis and the Nez Perce, to watching a raptor seeking prey. Johnson meditates on how places, animals, and people teach us "how to see, and how we do, and don't, belong." In prose that reveals a poet's eye, Johnson examines how family relationships affect how we see the natural world. He explores the power of words to divide and to heal. He illuminates the challenges of sustaining a vital relationship with a home place. A River without Banks will appeal to readers interested in the literature of place, ecology, natural history, indigenous culture, and conservation.

The Road of Bones: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Russia

by Jeremy Poolman

The Road of Bones is the story of Russia's greatest road. For over 200 years, the route of the Vladimirka Road has been at the centre of the nation's history, having witnessed everything from the first human footsteps to the rise of Putin and his oil-rich oligarchy. Tsars, wars, famine and wealth: all have crossed and travelled this road, but no-one has ever told its story. In pursuit of the sights, sounds and voices both past and present, Jeremy Poolman travels the Vladimirka. Both epic and intimate, The Road of Bones is a record of his travels - but much more. It looks into the hearts and reveals the histories of those whose lives have been changed by what is known by many as simply The Greatest of Roads. This is a book about life and about death and about the strength of will it takes to celebrate the former while living in the shadow of the latter. Anecdotal and epic, The Road of Bones follows the author's journey along this road, into the past and back again. The book takes as its compass both the voices of history and those of today and draws a map of the cities and steppes of the Russian people's battered but ultimately indefatigable spirit.

The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey

by Monty Don

This is not a book about French Gardens. It is the story of a man travelling round France visiting a few selected French gardens on the way.Owners, intrigues, affairs, marriages, feuds, thwarted ambitions and desires, the largely unnamed ordinary gardeners, wars, plots and natural disasters run through every garden older than a generation or two and fill every corner of the grander historical ones. Families marry. Gardeners are poached. Political allegiances forged and shattered. The human trail crosses from garden to garden. They sit in their surrounding landscape, not as isolated islands but attached umbilically to it, sharing the geology, the weather, food, climate, local folklore, accent and cultural identity. Wines must be drunk and food tasted. Recipes found and compared. The perfect tarte-tartin pursued. None of these things can be ignored or separated from the shape and size of parterre, fountain, herbaceous border or pottager. So this is a book filled with stories and information, some of it about French gardens and gardening, but most of it about what makes France unlike anywhere else.From historical gardens like Versailles,Vaux le Vicomte and Courances to the kitchen gardens of the Michelin chef Alain Passard. There will be grand potagers like Villandry and La Prieure D'Orsan and allotments and back gardens spotted on the way. Monty also celebrates the obvious French associations of food and wine and finds gardens dedicated to vegetables, herbs and fruit.It is a book that any visitor to France, whether gardeners or not, will want to read both as a guide and an inspiration. It is a portal to get under the French cultural skin and to understand the country, in all its huge variety and disparity, a little better.

The Road to Santiago

by Kathryn Harrison

Overcome by the scenic beauty, Harrison threw open the hotel-room window shutters and exclaimed, "Look at the mountains!" From behind her, 12-year-old Sarah ecstatically waved the television's remote control and shouted, "French MTV!" So began a voyage distinguished by a mother getting to know herself through her daughter. For hundreds of years, thousands of worshipers have trekked, like this mother and daughter, on foot, the 400 miles from St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to the sacred shrine of the apostle James, the brother of Jesus. Everyone who endures the inhospitable weather, poor road conditions, and exhaustion does so not so much to enjoy the shrine as to survive the pilgrimage, a time-out-of-time penance. Harrison had taken the journey before, alone, and learned something about herself. Her account of her accompanied, reprise journey and what she learned, part of the National Geographic Directions travel series, endears with its wit and sensitivity.

Road Trip USA: Canada to Mexico, Highway 93

by Jamie Jensen

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this trip from border to border, Jensen highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. Besides offering up-close looks at mile after mile of almost completely untouched wilderness, Road Trip USA: Canada to Mexico, Highway 93 also takes you right through the neon heart of Las Vegas. Exit the interstates and travel between the Canadian Rockies and the Rio Grande with Road Trip USA: Canada to Mexico, Highway 93.

Road Trip USA: The Great Northern, Highway 2

by Jamie Jensen

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of the Great Northern, Jamie takes you from the Pacific port of Seattle to the breathtaking Acadia National Park. Following US-2 through wide-open spaces, Road Trip USA: The Great Northern, Highway 2 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia, covering every aspect of this gorgeous trek across America. Exit the interstates and "get away from it all" on US-2 with Road Trip USA: The Great Northern, Highway 2.

Road Trip USA: The Great River Road

by Jamie Jensen

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this focused tour of the Great River Road, Jensen highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia along the Mississippi. Old Man River, Father of Waters, "body of a nation," Big Muddy--by any name the mighty Mississippi River cuts a mythic figure across the American landscape. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures with Road Trip USA Great River Road.

Road Trip USA: The Loneliest Road, Highway 50

by Jamie Jensen

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of US-50, Jamie begins in San Francisco and heads all the way to the Chesapeake Bay. Passing through 11 states and some of the country's most magnificent landscapes, Road Trip USA: The Loneliest Road, Highway 50 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, local lore, and oddball trivia. From sea to shining sea, this drive follows the footsteps of pioneers and gives a reverse time line of national development. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on the backbone of America with Road Trip USA: The Loneliest Road, Highway 50.

Road Trip USA: The Oregon Trail

by Jamie Jensen

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour that follows the path of the Oregon Trail, Jamie takes you from Oregon's rugged coast to the glorious sea and sand of Cape Cod. Covering two wonders of the world--Yellowstone National Park and Niagara Falls--Road Trip USA: The Oregon Trail highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia, covering every aspect of this two-lane trek. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on US-20 with Road Trip USA: The Oregon Trail.

Road Trip USA: The Road to Nowhere, Highway 83

by Jamie Jensen

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of US-83, Jamie begins at the Canadian border and takes you all the way down to Matamoros, Mexico. This must-do long-distance byway transnavigates our broad, odd nation without once grazing a conventional tourist destination. From sights like the Sitting Bull Memorial and the Alamo to events like OzFest, Road Trip USA: The Road to Nowhere, Highway 83 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, local lore, and oddball trivia. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on America's most famous highway with Road Trip USA: The Road to Nowhere, Highway 83.

Road Trip USA: Southern Pacific, Highway 80

by Jamie Jensen

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this trip from coast to coast, Jensen highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. Starting from the golden sands of San Diego and moving through the plains of New Mexico and Texas to end on the coastal shores of Savannah, Georgia, Road Trip USA: Southern Pacific, Highway 80 offers a full-spectrum taste of America. Exit the interstates and create your cross-country driving adventure with Road Trip USA: Southern Pacific, Highway 80.

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