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This book describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Vermont, and includes bibliographical references and an index.
Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Virginia.
Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of the state of Washington.
Introduces the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Washington, D.C.
Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of West Virginia.
Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Wyoming.
Brandt (editor, National Geographic books) explores a little-known aspect of Jefferson's body of work, using excerpts from Jefferson's voluminous travel diaries and personal correspondence to follow his journeys throughout Europe during his five-year residency in Paris. The writings give readers a new perspective on European life in the 18th century and on the beginnings of the French Revolution. Brandt provides an introduction and commentary throughout the selections. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Too many travel guides are dry lists of attractions or portentous histories of a place. This isn't the case with The Thong Also Rises. Hot on the (high) heels of Sand in My Bra and Whose Panties Are These? comes this collection of the best in women's travel and humor writing. These Ms-adventures take readers around the world and back again - and they'll be happy to be reading rather than experiencing some of these adventures. Subjects include learning how to go to the bathroom with a pig in Thailand, trying to explain that sex toy to customs while Mother is watching, attending naked wedding ceremonies on Valentine's Day in Jamaica, conquering that consuming fear of wooden puppets with a visit to Prague, boarding a crusty old Soviet Bomber in Laos, and more.
Taken from Muir's earliest journals, this book records his walk in 1867 from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida to the Gulf Coast. In his distinct and wonderful style, Muir shows us the wilderness, as well as the towns and people, of the South immediately after the Civil War. Foreword by Peter Jenkins.
English translation of a Japanese novel regarding the quest of a poet for inspiration in the countryside of Japan.
Dennis Blanchard's promise to his brother haunted him for over forty years. Finally, when there were no more excuses, he set out on the Appalachian Trail to fulfill that promise. He learned that walking in the wilderness can reconnect one with a Norman Rockwell America that at times seems long lost and forgotten. The difficulties encountered walking over 2,200 miles are easily underestimated and trouble can begin long before setting a first step on the trail. Blanchard's introspective demonstrates that bears, rattlesnakes and challenging terrain may be far less formidable than some of life's more subtle dangers.
Most people have a few drinks to relax after work. For Zane Lamprey, however, having a few (or a few too many) drinks is work. But he's not complaining. Zane has circled the globe knocking back an endless variety of booze while capturing his imbibing exploits for the cult-hit TV show Three Sheets. And now the Indiana Jones of alcohol consumption has gathered a round of his most amusing adventures, fascinating factoids, and tips for adventurous tipplers into this, the ultimate pub crawler's memoir. Join him as he ventures, glass in hand, to bull; Ireland, where whiskey was invented, drinking is a way of life, and beer is the best medicine bull; Tanzania, where the popular "bee brew," engortorogi, was accidentally discovered by a woman trying to poison her two-timing husband bull; Las Vegas, where the scary-to-look-at, tasty-to-sip, and impossible-to-finish-alone Witch Doctor is a better bet than the gaming tables, and a bacon martini is a savory way to wash down Sin City's famed $777 burger bull; Japan, where the celebrated sake is brewed like beer and once featured saliva as a secret ingredient bull; Poland, where vodka is the equivalent of America's apple pie (one of the most popular brands is infused with flakes of gold) and lovers of beer constitute an official political party Zane also sips champagne in the French region that gave the bubbly its name and heads to Tequila, Mexico to sample the infamous local spirit from the blue agave plant. He also bellies up to bars in Scotland, Jamaica, Argentina, New Zealand, Belgium, St. Martin, South Africa, and Taiwan. Each destination is a new adventure in libation. Packed with anecdotes, recipes and drinking games, and more hangover remedies than you can shake a swizzle stick at, Three Sheets makes for a delightfully intoxicating cocktail.
- This collaboration between brothers will appeal to the legions of Sparks fans who are interested to know more about their favorite author's life--and eager to read each new book he writes.- Nicholas Sparks's most recent novel, "The Wedding (Warner, 9/03), had a first printing of 1.25 million copies and debuted at #2 on the "New York Times bestseller list.- "The Guardian (Warner, 4/03), an instant "New York Times bestseller, has over 700,000 copies in print to date.- The author's #1 "New York Times bestselling track record includes "Nights in Rodanthe (Warner, 9/02), "A Bend in the Road (Warner, 2001), and "The Rescue (Warner, 2000).- "A Walk to Remember (Warner, 2000) has nearly four million copies in combined print and the Warner Bros, feature film was a hit in 2001.- "The Notebook (Warner, 1996) was on the "New York Times bestseller list for over one year and has over 4.5 million copies in print combined. The New Line feature film (Fall, 2003) stars James Garner and Gena Rowlands and was directed by Nick Cassavetes.
Information about modern train travel in Siberia is not easily available from any source. Jules Zonn has compiled facts and given the details about train travel in Siberia.
The author, adopted as an infant by a Caucasian father and half-Eskimo mother, makes a series of trips to Alaska after his adoptive mother's death. There he connects with her Eskimo relatives, from whom she was separated at the age of six. Chisholm reconstructs the history of his adoptive mother's family in a series of fictional sketches based on stories he was told by the surviving members. This reconstruction gives him a new perspective on his mother's life and his own.
Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds: On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guineaby Tim Flannery
In New Guinea pidgin, "Throwim Way Leg" means to kick out your leg on the first step of a long journey. Full of adventure, wit, and natural wonders, Flannery's narrative is just such a spectacular trip -- a tour de force of travel, anthropology, and natural history.
An overview of Tibet, Roof of the World, whose cruel takeover by the Chinese in 1951 began the darkest period in that country's history.
Everyone dreams of tropical escape. But what happens when you escape for too long? Imagine spending 24 hours a day with your spouse in 31 not-so-square feet...for years; crossing the Pacific Ocean on two gallons of fuel; and tossing spaghetti marinara around your living room, then cleaning it up while bouncing like ice in a martini shaker. "Tightwads on the Loose" tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fit their budget better than it fits Garth's large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they'd be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without what many would consider necessities and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless "character-building opportunities." They make a long-anticipated visit to the island where Garth had been shipwrecked as a teenager, only to find it had become a penal colony. An electronic catastrophe in the Solomon Islands leaves them without navigation equipment, which forces them to trade their free-wheeling lifestyle for one that seems straight out of a '60s sitcom: jobs at a U. S. Army base in the Marshall Islands. In Asia, they dodge typhoons and ships that threaten to turn their home into kindling. Finally they endure a grueling 49-day nonstop ocean crossing. But none of this prepares them for their arrival "home" to a post-9/11 America which leaves them wondering what had changed more, them or the world.
Peter Mayle follows up "A Year in Provence" with this second book of his experiences living in the South of France.
Trip through the English countryside undertaken by the author in 1722
This pocket-sized guidebook takes the reader on eight walking tours to archaeological sites throughout the boroughs of New York City and presents a new way of exploring the city through the rich history that lies buried beneath it. Generously illustrated and replete with maps, the tours are designed to explore both ancient times and modern space. On these tours, readers will see where archaeologists have discovered evidence of the earliest New Yorkers, the Native Americans who arrived at least 11,000 years ago. They will learn about thousand-year-old trading routes, sacred burial grounds, and seventeenth-century villages. They will also see sites that reveal details of the lives of colonial farmers and merchants, enslaved Africans, Revolutionary War soldiers, and nineteenth-century hotel keepers, grocers, and housewives. Some tours bring readers to popular tourist attractions (the Statue of Liberty and the Wall Street district, for example) and present them in a new light. Others center on places that even the most seasoned New Yorker has never seen--colonial houses, a working farm, out-of-the-way parks, and remote beaches--often providing beautiful and unexpected views from the city's vast shoreline. A celebration of New York City's past and its present, this unique book will intrigue everyone interested in the city and its history.
This book seeks to advance feminist and gender tourism studies with its focus on embodiment. Broad themes include the construction of narratives, how discourses of desire, sensuality and sexuality pervade the tourism experience, the use of the body to represent femininity, masculinity and sensuality, and finally how travel and tourism allow for empowerment, resistance and carnivalesque opportunities.
This book looks at Generation Y in a tourism context; in broad conceptual terms such as trends and behavior, and in applied terms, for example looking at particular types of travel that Generation Y takes part in, and tourism marketing aimed specifically at them. This volume aims to define and examine the current and future generation of tourism workers and consumers, and will be an essential read for researchers and students in tourism studies and related industries.
A useful resource for students of tourism and tourism management, industry professionals and policy makers, this book provides a synthesis of tourism as a source of injustice and as a means to address inequality throughout the world and focuses a wide range of interrelated forms of inequality and routes towards social justice. It includes relations of class, nation, race, gender, disability and age to social justice initiatives such as poverty alleviation, fair trade, ethics and human rights.
This volume analyses tourism's wider role as an agent for the mobile modern population of the world. Themes range from post-modern youth and independent mobility to theoretical texts on hyper-mobility and citizenship within global space and mobility, media and citizenship.
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