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In the first years of the twentieth century, motoring across the vast expanses west of the Mississippi was at the very least an adventure and at most an audacious stunt. As more motorists ventured forth, such travel became a curiosity and, within a few decades, commonplace. For aspiring western travelers, automobiles formed an integral part of their search for new experiences and destinations - and like explorers and thrill seekers from earlier ages, these adventurers kept records of their experiences. The scores of articles, pamphlets, and books they published, collected for the first time in Motoring West, create a vibrant picture of the American West in the age of automotive ascendancy, as viewed from behind the wheel. Documenting the very beginning of Americans' love affair with the automobile, the pieces in this volume - the first of a planned multivolume series - offer a panorama of motoring travelers' visions of the burgeoning West in the first decade of the twentieth century. Historian Peter J. Blodgett's sources range from forgotten archives to company brochures to magazines such as Harper's Monthly, Sunset, and Outing. Under headlines touting adventures in ""touring,"" ""land cruising,"" and ""camping out with an automobile,"" voices from motoring's early days instruct, inform, and entertain. They chart routes through ""wild landscapes,"" explain the finer points of driving coast to coast in a Franklin, and occasionally prescribe ""touring outfits."" Blodgett's engaging introductions to the volume and each piece couch the writers' commentaries within their time. As reports of the region's challenges and pleasures stirred interest and spurred travel, the burgeoning flow of traffic would eventually and forever alter the western landscape and the westering motorist's experience. The dispatches in Motoring West illustrate not only how the automobile opened the American West before 1909 to more and more travelers, but also how the West began to change with their arrival.
For visitors who want to avoid the well-known tourist spots and discover the locals' favourite addresses, and for residents who want to get to know their city even better. Written by born and bred Amsterdammers, the book includes lists such as the five best vintage markets, the five best small museums and the five best concert venues, with a total 500 locations and facts that few people know. Includes extensive maps and a comprehensive index.
#1 best-selling guide to South America * Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, lifestyle, arts, religion, outdoor activities, cuisine, sports, environment, politics Over 170 maps Covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet Argentina, Brazil or Chile & Easter Island, our most comprehensive guides that cover South America's top sights and offbeat experiences. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Brian Kluepfel, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith, Phillip Tang, Lucas Vidgen About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.
This is Book 5 in the exciting new series of full-colour "Pocket Walks", being small, practical sized guidebooks aimed at the less serious rambler. Full colour photographs and colourful sketch maps accompany each of the well described walks, with the bonus of making it an attractive souvenir of the area. Principal feature is that all walks are less than five miles in length (though averaging 4 miles each, they are all very definitely worthwhile outings), making them ideal for families, leisure walkers, and others constrained by either time or other limitations. Concise route descriptions are complemented by ample background information. This title deals with Malhamdale, one of the most popular areas of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Twenty superb walks use starting points such as Malham, Rylstone, Gargrave and Embsay. Places visited include Malham Cove and Tarn, Gordale Scar, Embsay Crag and Airton. This title is launched in unison with 3 other neighbouring Yorkshire Dales titles, covering Nidderdale, Upper Wharfedale and Lower Wharfedale.
Bookshop Tours of Britain is a slow-travel guide to Britain, navigating bookshop to bookshop. Across 18 bookshop tours, the reader journeys from the Jurassic Coast of southwest England, over the mountains of Wales, through England's industrial heartland, up to the Scottish Highlands and back via Whitby, the Norfolk Broads, central London, the South Downs and Hardy's Wessex. On their way, the tours visit beaches, castles, head down coal mines, go to whiskey distilleries, bird watching, hiking, canoeing, to stately homes and the houses of some of Britain's best-loved historic writers - and last but not least, a host of fantastic bookshops.
These forty walks in England's glorious Lake District will take you to a range of lakes, peaks, rivers, tarns and waterfalls and introduce you to the haunts of many of the writers and poets who have loved and celebrated the area and made it such a strong cultural as well as natural attraction. Each walk has its own distinctive mood and character and is easily accomplished in an afternoon or in a long summer evening. None of them scale the highest mountains but they will take you to many lakeshores and several of the lower peaks, which regardless of their height, provide immense views and the satisfaction of reaching a summit.
50 Ways to Cycle the World is the kind of book you'd give to a friend or family member who's considering cycling somewhere in the world but feels that there are too many obstacles to overcome. 50 Ways encapsulates fifty unique cycling projects accomplished by 75 cyclists from 23 countries. It serves as the ultimate visual guide and encyclopedia to traveling by bicycle no matter what your personal situation is. You'll find impressive, powerful, emotional and incredibly fun stories on almost every page, accompanied by the beautiful and inspiring photography shot all over our planet by the many cyclists who've shared their cycling stories. Want to know what it's like to cycle alone, with a dog or a cat, with kids, or with strangers you meet on the road? Or how to travel by tandem, folding bicycle, e-bike or on a bamboo frame? Or maybe you're simply in need of that last little push over the doorstep, inspired by those who've seen the world by bike. Featuring over 400 revealing questions and answers, we're sure 50 Ways to Cycle the World will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to overcome whatever is holding you back from starting out on your big adventure.
Bounded by the modern-day Turkish provinces of Ankara, Afyonkarahisar, Eskisehir, and Kutahya is the land that was once ruled by the Phrygians. Criss-crossing this land, where the Phrygians held sway at the beginning of the first millennium BCE, are countless old roads and footpaths. Following these tracks, and waymarked to international standards, the Phrygian Way is a long-distance walking and cycling route, allowing the visitor to explore not only the wonder of the Phrygian Valleys through which it passes, but also the countless Roman, Byzantine, and Seljuk monuments which dot its 501 km length. This guide book has been prepared to enable the trekker or cyclist to discover the secrets of Phrygia, a kingdom bound up in tales of the legendary King Midas and the mother goddess Cybele. As well as providing general information on the area, the book gives detailed descriptions and directions for the route, GPS points, and camping or other accommodation possibilities along the Way. All that is needed to make this journey into mysterious Phrygia, and to become a part of mythology itself is a backpack! Prepare to travel 3000 years into history!
Now is the time to explore Iceland - tourism is booming and your kroona will go further than you think. The Rough Guide to Iceland shows you the very best this exceptional country has to offer: from the party capital, Reykjavik, with its white nights and northern lights, to the newest volcanic hotspots at Holuhraun and Eyjafjallajoekull. Come eye to eye with the giants of the deep on a whale watching tour, take a dip in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, or hike to the isolated highland valley of THorsmoerk. This sixth edition of The Rough Guide to Iceland includes stunning full-colour photos to inspire your travels through this vivid country of lavafields and bubbling mudpools, detailed maps to help you on your way and expert background on everything from smoked salmon to sagas. With the budget-conscious Rough Guide in your hand, you'll soon realise that Iceland - from its transport to accommodation and food - isn't as expensive as you might have thought. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Iceland.
Explore and discover the beautiful places of Iceland with the most comprehensive and detailed guidebook to Iceland ever published. Featuring over 600 stunning images, and over 120 locations with detailed maps, sat-nav co-ordinates including what3words and smart phone scannable lat-long QR-codes. This beautiful travel and photo-location guidebook provides both inspiration and information to make your trip a reality. Including information on car rental, vehicle insurance and driving advice, suggested itineraries from a long weekend to several weeks, with essays on Iceland's cultural history, cuisine, flora & fauna and advice on how to photograph the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights. All the classic locations around Reykjavik and along the ring road are covered from roadside attractions, to multi-day overnight hikes; covering glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, craters, volcanoes, mountains, coast, beaches and cliffs, towns, churches, cultural sites, harbours and wildlife from Arctic fox to orcas, puffins, seals, reindeer and the famed Icelandic horse. FEATURING THE SOUTH WEST including Reykjavik, The Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon, THingvellir National Park and the Reykanes peninsula. THE SOUTH COAST featuring the Westman Islands, Seljalandsfoss & Gljufrabui waterfalls, Skogafoss waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach, Reynisdrangar sea stack, Vik i Myrdal village and Fjadrargljufur canyon. THE SOUTH EAST explore the Vatnajoekull ice cap and national park, Skaftafell Park & Svartifoss waterfall, Fjallsarlon & Joekulsarlon glacial lakes, Breidamerkursandur / Diamond Ice Beach, Stokksnes beach & Mount Vestrahorn THE EAST visit Seydisfjoerdur village, Egilsstadir town, the fjords, canyons, craggy mountains, remote villages and a beautiful coastline. THE NORTH including the Langanes Peninsula, Heimskautsgerdid / The Arctic Henge, Joekulsargljufur, Viti crater, Hverir / Hveraroend hot springs & Mount Namafjal, Myvatn, Grimsey Island, Godafoss waterfall, Akureyri and the Troellaskagi Peninsula WESTFJORDS Isafjoerdur and the remote fjords and coastline, including the Hornstrandir nature reserve home to arctic foxes. THE WEST & SNAEFELLSNES home to Orca & whale watching, Snaefellsjoekull volcano towers, Kirkjufell mountain, the Londrangar sea stack & Beserkjahraun lava field THE RING ROAD All you need to embark and enjoy this 1693km/1051mile circular route around Iceland.
This is volume 1 of a splendid two-book series covering the walking and rambling potential throughout the large area of the magnificent Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. This volume details 60 varied walks to the west of Loch Lomond from Balloch & Luss to Tarbert & Arrochar, Lochgoilhead, Cowal, Inveruglas & Inverarnan and extending north to Crianlarich & Tyndrum. This is the first and most comprehensive walkers' guidebook to cover the entire 1865 sq km sized Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park; an area within an hours' reach of 70 per cent of Scotland's population and also readily accessible to those travelling from further afield, as well as a popular short break and holiday destination. Each book in this two-volume series, details 60 varied and appealing walks from scenic lochside and woodland rambles to a balanced mix of hill walks to many of the viewpoints and hilltops throughout the Park. This title is ideal for both the first time visitor and those seeking to fully explore this wonderful area. As well as covering popular walks there are also many walks that have never been described before. This title is image driven and well illustrated with detailed maps of each walk and more than 200 inspirational colour photographs. It features user friendly size and format with tourist information, fauna & flora identification and a glossary of gaelic & scots hill and place names.
The Untourist Guide to Amsterdam introduces a new vision for tourism. As a traveller you are not merely a consumer. You are here to contribute - in ways that will make your visit all the more enjoyable. Your journey starts in Amsterdam. Make your choice from dozens of fun and beneficial activities contained in this guide. Next thing you know, you've changed Amsterdam, the world and tourism for the better. By choosing this book you become part of a movement that's still young. It needs adventurous and creative people. This is a vision, guide book and invitation all in one.
Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure A city for romantics, art enthusiasts, and lovers of street life, Paris is eternally compelling, a beautiful urban landscape ideal for strolling through. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Paris, a concise, full-color guide to this iconic city that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that Paris has to offer. Inside Insight Pocket Guide Paris: Where To Go details all the key sights in the city, from the iconic Eiffel Tower and world-famous Louvre museum to the trendy Marais district, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the great Notre-Dame and monumental Arc de Triomphe. Perfect Day provides an itinerary for one day in the city. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from browsing the plethora of street and fleamarkets to enjoying the nightlife in hip Oberkampf district. Essential information on Paris's culture, including a brief history of the city. Eating Out covers the city's best cuisine. Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. A-Z of all the practical information you'll need. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
This compact guide to Mammals of the Kruger National Park and Surrounding Bushveld presents all the mammals you are likely to see in the region.
Although handy in size, it packs in an astonishing amount of information, with each mammal accompanied by photos, distribution map, skull and dropping images, track illustration, a box giving ID pointers, and fascinating information on physiology, habits and behaviours.
The nearly 100 described mammals are divided into nonruminants, ruminants, carnivores, non-carnivorous small mammals, rodents and shrews, and bats. Each group begins with a family tree showing the relationships of the mammals to one another and to other groups.
Packed with facts, interest boxes, special features, images and maps, this book not only makes for fascinating reading, but is an essential guide both for locals and visitors to the region.
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