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Local Eats Paris: A Traveler’s Guide by Natasha McGuinness, Anne Bentley (Illustrator)

Local Eats ParisLocal Eats Paris: A Traveler’s Guide

by Natasha McGuinness, Anne Bentley (Illustrator)

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Local Eats Paris is the perfect traveling companion for those exploring the City of Lights and those simply delighted by all things French. The fabulous food found in the patisseries, bistros, fromageries, marches, cafes and more are described in delectable detail and accompanied by charming illustrations. A handy guide to ordering, a description of favorite French cheeses, perfect picnic food pairings, and a what’s what of market food can all be found in this lovely guide to Parisian gastronomy. The small format makes it the perfect guidebook to tuck into purse or backpack.

After writing Local Eats London: Bangers & Mash, Pasties, Jaffa Cake and other London Favorites, Natasha McGuinness hopped on a train and travelled through the Chunnel to turn her attention to Paris. After submersing herself in the gastronomy found in patisseries, boulangeries, bistros, marchés, fromageries and everything in between, she put together the perfect foodie dictionary to the cuisine found in the City of Lights. Now back in the United States, she lives in Los Angeles where she is working on her masters degree at the University of Southern California while plotting her next trip overseas.

Anne Bentley is an artist and illustrator based in Northern California. She creates wall art, hand-made cards, logo design, store signage and illustrations for boxed notecard sets, all while juggling paintbrushes, kids and dogs. The two dishes she always seeks out first when visiting Paris are duck confit and the perfect falafel found in her favorite neighborhood, Le Marais.

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Milan: The Considered Guide

MilanMilan: The Considered Guide

By Roads Publishing

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Featuring recommendations from the city’s coolest chefs, writers, artists and bloggers -Contains all new photography Stately, sophisticated and bold, Milan deserves its reputation as the fashion capital of Italy. A lodestone for designers, artists, milan1photographers and fashionistas, travellers come to experience the birthplace of top brands like Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Prada. But Milan s rich history gives depth to this stylish exterior. The city s multi-faceted past is visible in its stunning architecture, with landmarks such as the Duomo Cathedral anchoring the surrounding streets. A hard-working city, Milan is the industrial capital of Italy, but this work ethic Milain2is complemented by an unparalleled aesthetic devotion. Soak up some opera in La Scala, admire Da Vinci s genius, and shop till you drop with these tips from our stylish contributors.

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Lonely Planet the World: A Traveller’s Guide to the Planet

THE WORLDLonely Planet the World: A Traveller’s Guide to the Planet

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Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet delivers the first guide to “The World.”

We’ve taken the highlights from the world’s best guidebooks and put them together into one 960-page whopper to create the ultimate guide to Earth. This user-friendly A-Z gives a flavour of each country in the world, including a map, travel highlights, info on where to go and how to get around, as well as some quirkier details to bring each place to life. In Lonely Planet’s trademark bluespine format, this is the ultimate planning resource.

From now on, every traveller’s journey should start here…

  • Nearly 1000 colour photos of must-visit highlights
  • More than 200 colour maps
  • The guidebook every traveller needs to own

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

“TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category”

“‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times”

“‘Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) ”

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Subway Adventure Guide: New York City: To the End of the Line

Subway AdventuresSubway Adventure Guide: New York City: To the End of the Line by Amy Pitt / Kyle Knoke

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“In Subway Adventure Guide: New York City, residents and tourists alike gain access to off-the-beaten-path adventures in a compact guidebook format and see the New York City that’s not featured on postcards sold all over Manhattan. Each of the roughly three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread out over New York City’s five boroughs included in this easy-to-use guide, from restaurants and bars to landmarks and museums, are highlighted in great detail by authors Kyle Knoke and Amy Plitt–what to order, what to see, and how to get there. For even better exploring, each destination is organized by the more than 30 subway lines that run through the city, including handy maps with street names. From delighting in a little-known ethnic restaurant to admiring a local landmark, each adventure contained in this photo-packed pocket guide reveals a new hidden gem of the city. Van Cortlandt Park. Far Rockaway. Bay Ridge. Flatbush Avenue. Subway Adventure Guide: New York City takes you away from the tourist traps and closer to a genuine New York City experience”–

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The Longboard Travel Guide: A Guide to the World’s Best Longboarding Waves

  The Longboard Travel guide The Longboard Travel Guide: A Guide to the World’s Best Longboarding Waves by Sam Bleakly

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“The Longboard Travel Guide” is the first surf guidebook written specifically for longboarders. Loaded with mouth-watering lineup photos, the book describes 100 of the best waves in the world for loggers and offers insider tips on how to ride them. From the Maldives to Australia’s Gold Coast, from Costa Rica to Fiji, from Samoa to Sri Lanka, all the classic destinations are here. A smorgasbord of less-well known areas are also included for adventurous surfers who thirst for uncrowded waves. This book covers every aspect of surf travel for longboarders: where to go, where to stay, what gear to take, how to get in shape for your trip and how to stay healthy abroad. Longboarders of all ages and abilities will benefit from the practical advice offered by a writing team of seasoned travelers and pros. Whether you’re thinking of doing a road trip in Australia, a coldwater exploration trip in Iceland, or a boat trip in Indonesia this books has plenty to soak on up. A selection of real-life traveller’s tales illustrate the pleasure and pain experienced by loggers searching for the elusive perfect wave, and the joys and frustrations of life of on the road.

“The Longboard Travel Guide” features more than 200 color photos by some of the best photographers in the business including Chris Burkard, Alan van Gysen, Simon Williams, Tim McKenna and John Callahan.This book also includes a comprehensive directory of travel resources where readers can find information about the best surf camps, travel agencies and operators around the world. Packed with sublime photos, up-to-date info and real-life traveller’s tales, “The Longboard Travel Guide” is the essential handbook for all longboarders who yearn to find perfect waves.

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Japan Tuttle Travel Pack: Your Guide to Japan’s Best Sights for Every Budget

Tuttle Travel PackJapan Tuttle Travel Pack: Your Guide to Japan’s Best Sights for Every Budget by Rob Goss

This is the book that gives you the best of the best! All sights in “Japan Tuttle Travel Pack” have been hand-picked by seasoned travel writer Rob Goss–who has been living in Japan for over a decade, visiting and writing about every corner of this fascinating country. For this guide we asked Rob to only give us the very best spots–places he goes back to again and again, and where he sends all his friends.
Key features of Japan Travel include: Japan’s ‘Don’t Miss’ Sights highlights 17 ‘Don’t miss’ sights and experiences, from the ultramodern to the ancient, and from the hip and cool Tokyo megalopolis to the medieval castles, gardens, and temple retreats of Kyoto and to the perfect powder snow on Hokkaido. Exploring Japan offers excursions in every part of the country, from walks in Kyoto or the Kiso Valley to sites of natural splendor, and from the main island to Western Japan and Okinawa. Author’s Recommendations gives specific details on the top hotels and restaurants; the best shopping; the most kid-friendly places & things to do; the best festivals; the best outdoor activities; the best parks and gardens; the best museums and galleries; and much more.
This travel guidebook is lightweight, easy-to-use and jam-packed with information–including maps, photos and tips on making the most of your stay. From the lavish grandeur of a Shogun’s memorial shrine to a volcanic hot spring bath and Ryokan to Japan’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites like the rock garden at Kyoto’s Ryoan-ji Temple–this pocket guide truly offers something for everyone. The range of suggested excursions is exceptional, from hiking up iconic Mt. Fuji to shopping in Tokyo’s famous Omotesando fashion district and hitting the slopes at Niseko, home of the world’s best champagne powder. The detailed folded map at the back is a huge added bonus!

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A Curious Guide to London

A Curious Guide to LondonA Curious Guide to London by Simon Leyland

From petticoat duels and lucky cats to the Stiffs Express, Lord Nelson’s spare nose, the Piccadilly earthquake and the Great Beer Flood of 1814, ‘A Curious Guide to London’ takes you on a captivating, wildly entertaining tour of the city you think you know, unearthing the capital’s secrets and commemorating its rich, colourful and unusual history.

Brimming with tales of London’s forgotten past, its strangest traditions and its most eccentric inhabitants, this book celebrates the unique, the unusual and the unknown. Perfect for tourists, day-trippers, commuters and the millions of people who call London home, this alternative guidebook will make you look at the city in a whole new light.

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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette

NYC BasicNYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan Pyle

Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people (and seemingly twice the number of tourists). InNYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, Pyle reveals the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York including the answers to such burning questions as, how do I hail a cab? What is a bodega? Which way is Uptown?Why are there so many doors in the sidewalk?How do I walk on an escalator?Do we need be touching right now? Where should I inhale or exhale while passing sidewalk garbage? How long should I honk my horn? If New York were a game show, how would I win? What happens when I stand in the bike lane? Who should get the empty subway seats? How do I stay safe during a trash tornado?Each tip is a little story illustrated in simple black and white drawings.”

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Getting Around Kyoto and Nara: Pocket Atlas and Transportation Guide; Includes Nara, Fushimi, Uji, MT Hiei, Lake Biwa, Ohara and Kurama

 

Kyoto 1Getting Around Kyoto and Nara by Colin Smith

This Kyoto and Nara travel guide contains everything you need for getting around the region including a pull-out atlas!
Kyoto is the number one travel destination for foreigners in Japan, but it can be a difficult place to navigate if you don’t know Japanese. This handy new pocket atlas and transportation guide is an indispensable tool to help non-Japanese visitors find their way around the city.
Dedicated journalist and urban explorer Colin Smith has devoted many years to exploring Japan on foot and by various forms of public transportation. “Getting Around Kyoto and Nara” is conveniently divided into chapters showing the user how to get to Kyoto by air or train, how to get into the city, and how to get around Kyoto and into the surrounding countryside using public transport. It includes chapters for Nara, Uji, Fushimi, Otsu, Ohara, Mt. Hiei, Kurama and other popular tourist areas around Kyoto.
Kyoto 2Detailed maps are given for each district of Kyoto showing the precise locations of temples, shrines, gardens, museums, hotels, shopping districts, restaurants, parks and other landmarks. Smith gives the reader detailed information on how to take a subway, a train or a bus around the city, how to read the signs, and how to operate the Japanese ticket machines to buy a ticket. He provides route diagrams showing all the stops along each route so users know where to get on and off.
“Getting Around Kyoto and Nara” includes: A large fold-out map of Kyoto Detailed area inset maps Train and subway routes Bus routes and bus stops near all the sights Other means of transport, like renting a bicycle and taking a taxi
This guide is packed with practical and useful information on the Kyoto region’s lodgings, restaurants, and the best places to visit–including all of the region’s famous temples, shrines, parks and historical monuments.

Secret Paris (4TH ed.)

Secret ParisSecret Paris by Jacques Garance & Maud Ratton

A priest who blesses animals, winemaking firefighters, a tree in a church, an inverted phallus at a well-known entrance, an atomic bomb shelter under Gare de l Est, a real Breton lighthouse near Montparnasse, unsuspected traces of former brothels, a patron saint of motorists, royal monograms hidden in the Louvre courtyard, the presentation of Christ s crown of thorns, a prehistoric merry-go- round, a sundial designed by Dali, war-wounded palm trees, bullet holes at the ministry, religious plants in a priest s garden, a mysterious monument to Freemasonry at the Champ-de-Mars, a solid gold sphere in parliament, a Chinese temple in a parking lot, the effect of the Bievre river on Parisian geography, a blockhouse in the Bois de Boulogne.  For those who thought they knew Paris well, the city is still teeming with unusual and secret places that are easily accessible.