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Around the Coast in 80 Days is an indispensable guide to the very best of Britain's diverse coastline. Whether you have just an afternoon, a whole day, a free weekend, or a whole week to explore our wonderful country, this book will guide you to 80 of the most interesting, fun and picturesque seaside spots our coast has to offer. Starting at Liverpool, one of the most fashionable tourist destinations in Europe, the book travels clockwise up to Scotland, down the east coast, across the southern shores, up through Wales and back to the northwest of England. It calls in at exciting seaside towns like Blackpool, Brighton and Newquay, and also invites you to explore the more tranquil coastal stretches, such as Balnakeil, Gower Peninsula and the Lizard. Covering nine coastal regions of Britain, chapters provide insights into the history, culture and key features of each place, how to get to there, where to eat - including the best places for fish and chips, and where to stay. Accompanied by beautiful photography and a handy map, and introduced with an entertaining and evocative Foreword by Ian McMillan, the book will delight families, couples and solo explorers of all ages and with all budgets. We all know there's so much more to explore and enjoy in our beautiful country - this book will help you do just that.
With more than 40 family-friendly cultural activities and adventures, Family Field Trip makes it easy to incorporate moments of learning and exploration into life with kids. In this engaging guide, parents and caretakers will find simple-to-follow ideas and tips for cultural experiences the whole family can enjoy, whether they are at home, exploring the neighborhood, or taking a vacation. Drawing on a range of popular experiential educational techniques-including Montessori, World Schooling, Forest Schooling, and more- Family Field Trip is the perfect handbook for any family with young children and an invaluable resource for raising kids who will grow into curious, well-rounded citizens of the world. * Gives parents the tools and inspiration to turn the world into a giant field trip full of opportunities to teach children cultural appreciation * Provides parents with easy ways to incorporate learning, adventure, and exploration into both travel and daily life * Tackles a range of lessons and topics without being prescriptive or overwhelming By exploring sites, languages, and foods of the world, Family Field Trip is an inspiring guide to raise globally minded kids who appreciate art, food, music, nature, and more. Activities include starting a supper club to introduce kids to the basics of cooking, having conversations that encourage empathy and cross-cultural understanding, designing fun scavenger hunts for any kind of museum, exhibit, or park, packing for trips with kids, and more. * Perfect for parents, grandparents, and caregivers who aspire to raise open-minded world citizens with good taste * A lovely gift for the adventurous, travel-loving family * Great for readers who enjoyed How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Atlas of Adventures by Rachel Williams, and Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
Forest Life collects George Washington Sears' timeless writing about the joys of exploring the wilderness, edited for a modern audience. In text both practical and inspirational, Sears' provides enduring wisdom about trips into the woods and lakes, including equipment, campfires, fishing, camp cooking, traveling light, and canoes. The original forest bather, Sears wanted others to enjoy the woods as he did. His published Woodcraft in 1884 to help prepare skillful, self-reliant woodsman and to extol the restorative power of nature, writing There are men who, on finding themselves alone in a pathless forest, become appalled, almost panic stricken. . . And there be some who plunge into an unbroken forest with a feeling of fresh, free, invigorating delight, as they might dash into a crisp ocean surf on a hot day. In addition to Woodcraft, Forest Life contains many of his articles from Forest and Stream, as well as his nature poetry. Sears is especially eloquent about canoeing, which he helped popularize with published tales of his adventures. In 1883, when he was 61 years old and suffering from tuberculosis, he used a 9-foot, 10-1/2 pound canoe to travel 266 miles through the Adirondacks, writing, The easy, gentle rocking of the canoe was the best incentive to drowsiness I ever found, and by night or day was nearly certain to send me into dreamland. A score of times I have gone to sleep drifting on deep, wide water, to be awakened by the pressing and bumping of the little craft among the dead balsams and spruces that make [up] half the shorelines of all the lakes in the North Woods. This two-color gift book, illustrated with period etchings of scenes, people, flora, and fauna of the Adirondacks, is the perfect gift book for the outdoor enthusiast. This handsome, affordable collection will be especially appealing to the millions who canoe, camp, and fish.
From ancient woodland to wildflower blanketed meadows, lace up your trainers and explore the British countryside in 100 short runs. Following on from the National Trust's bestselling walks books, this has 100 short runs at NT properties and places around Britain. The routes travel through beautiful countryside of all kinds, from ancient woodland and meadows studded with wildflowers to rugged headlands with uninterrupted views of the sea. The runs are ideal for beginners as well as experienced runners looking for a more relaxed route. They range from 1 to 10 miles, with the vast majority being 6 miles (10k) max. Information on terrain and facilities is included, as are interesting points of history and natural history to look out for. The book also includes a section on training, gear and avoiding and dealing with injuries for beginners.
Parkour, the art of displacement, or freerunning--whatever the name, this new discipline born in the Paris suburbs is rapidly being adopted by people throughout the world. Not satisfied to suffer through urban life, these athletic artists or artistic athletes want to thrive in it, all the while earning dignity by daringly reappropriating three fundamental motor skills: running, jumping, and climbing. Vincent Thibault explores the philosophical and spiritual aspects of the art of movement and offers ideas on health, sports, urban living, and the relationship between the body and the environment. Reflecting on the culture of effort, he also avoids the misguided notion that depicts parkour as just another of those elitist extreme sports, instead providing a thoughtful, lyrical adventure into martial arts and chivalry in an urban setting.
North Carolina's 1.2 million acres of national forestland are some of our state's most distinctive and botanically diverse areas. Veteran nature writer Johnny Molloy welcomes you to enjoy these beautiful and often surprising wild areas, guiding you safely there and back again. Molloy renders the sometimes primitive trails accessible to both beginner and more intrepid hikers, from families with small children to dedicated wilderness wanderers. Spotlighting the best hikes in all four of North Carolina's national forests--Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan, ranging from the mountains to the coast--this book includes some of the state's most heralded destinations and invites you to explore many lesser-known gems. Features include A hike summary, including distance, time, and difficulty of each trip Detailed instructions to keep you on the trail GPS coordinates of every trailhead, a narrative of the hike, and can't-miss features A cultural and natural history of each area Best seasons to go Fees and permits, as well as contact information for each area Photos and maps to orient you