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Ramble down Las Ramblas, relax on Mediterranean beaches, and marvel at the sweeping curves of Gaudi's architecture with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Barcelona you'll find: *Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Barcelona *Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites *Top sights and hidden gems, from Gaudi's mind-bending Sagrada Familia and the colourful Picasso museum to cozy bars with vermouth on tap *How to connect with local culture: Join hands with locals in a traditional sardana dance, chat with fans about the latest futbol match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapas *Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight *The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of cava *Self-guided walking tours of lively neighbourhoods, museums, and cathedrals *Detailed neighbourhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go *Useful resources including a packing list, Spanish and Catalan phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended reading *Over 300 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down *Coverage of Las Ramblas, Barri Gotic, El Born, Eixample, Montjuic, and more, as well as day trips to Montserrat, Figueres, Cadaques, and Sitges Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Barcelona. Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona.
Embrace your inner cowboy and discover the heart of the Lone Star State with Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country. Inside you'll find: *Flexible itineraries, from a long weekend in Austin to a road trip through Hill Country *Strategic advice for music lovers, history buffs, families, and more *Unique and authentic experiences: Two-step at a local honky-tonk, or explore the folk and contemporary art scenes. Catch a live show in one of Austin's countless famed venues, or a UT Longhorn game in a jam-packed stadium. Hike or cycle around the many trails, lakes, and streams of Hill Country, or spot roaming bison and antelope on your way to a local winery. Explore the rich Latino heritage of San Antonio and visit the historic Alamo *Expert tips from Austin local Justin Marler *Honest advice on where to stay, where to eat (including the best BBQ joints!), and how get around by car or public transportation *Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout *Detailed and thorough information, including background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacular Experience the best of Texas with Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country. Looking to explore more of the Lone Star State? Try Moon Dallas & Fort Worth or Moon Texas.
Whether you're looking for world-class art or chicken-fried steak, discover what sets DFW apart with Moon Dallas & Fort Worth. Inside you'll find: *Flexible itineraries, from a weekend in Dallas to a longer trip exploring the region *The top sights and unique experiences: Tour landmarks of both cities' infamous outlaw history, museum-hop in the Dallas Arts District, or hit the indie shops in Bishop Arts. Watch the cattle-drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards, learn how to line dance, or risk a ride on a mechanical bull *The best local flavours: Dig into barbecue or Tex-Mex (with a margarita or two). Graze at the food trucks in Klyde Warren Park and soak up stunning skyline views, try tacos from a roadside stand, or indulge in Texas-sized steak *Local insight from born-and-bred Dallas expert Emily Toman *Full-colour, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout *Background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacular Experience the best of Texas with Moon Dallas & Fort Worth. Looking to explore more of the Lone Star State? Try Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country, or Moon Texas.
They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find: *Coverage of all 62 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region *Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country *The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, cycling, climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads *National parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks *Comprehensive planning resources: With maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip *Expert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds, what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels *Know before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass *Gorgeous, full-colour photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster map Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks. For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out one of Moon's national parks travel guides.
Tennessee Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience--if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Tennessee Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Tennessee that other guidebooks just don't offer.
Nashville Food Crawls takes the reader on a fun, tasty culinary tour. Discover the hidden gems and long-standing institutions of Nashville neighborhoods. Experience more than 13 crawls, each featuring 3-8 establishments, centered on a neighborhood or theme. Each tour is the complete recipe for a great night out, the perfect tourist day, a new way to experience your own city, or simply food porn and great stories to enjoy from home.
The essential annual for the 21st century, this high-energy almanac is packed with facts, photos, infographics, time lines, and maps--the perfect stocking stuffer and book to browse all year long. A guide to the world like no other, this vivid and comprehensive book offers the best of National Geographic and more: science, nature, history, world cultures, geography, and the environment, illustrated with amazing photography, fascinating infographics, and maps created by expert cartographers. Highlights this year include the James Webb telescope,launching in 2021; a brand-new wildflower guide; a guided tour of the moons of our solar system; a beautiful infographic on jellyfish; and a feature on lithium,central to the work of recent Nobel prize-winning chemistry. Divided into lively chapters including Exploration & Adventure, Life on Earth,and The Science of Us, this year's almanac features top photos from National Geographic's celebrated Instagram account and geniuses past and present including Jane Goodall, Amelia Earhart, and acclaimed conservationist Kris Tompkins, dedicated to preserving much of Patagonia. With new discoveries on every page, this cutting-edge book--called a category buster by Booklist--brings you, as Publishers Weekly puts it, all the things that National Geographic does best.
From the glittering lake and trail-lined mountains to Old West towns and artsy urban centers, experience the best of this adventurous region with Moon Tahoe & Reno. Inside you'll find: *Flexible itineraries, including a week-long Lake Tahoe road trip, long weekends for both winter and summer, and the one-week best of Tahoe and Reno *Strategic advice for hikers, skiers, beach bums, families with kids, foodies and brewery lovers, and more *The best hikes in Tahoe: Find your adventure, from challenging mountain treks to serene meadow walks, with trail descriptions, difficulty ratings, and detailed trail maps *Outdoor adventures for any season: Hit the slopes and get the first tracks through snow-covered pines or spark your adrenaline on the Heavenly Blue Streak zipline. Mountain bike along the breathtaking cliffside Flume Trail, whitewater raft down the Truckee River, and kayak the crystalline waters of Emerald Bay. Hike the rugged Rubicon Trail along the shores of Lake Tahoe to the remarkable Vikingsholm Castle or trek a section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail. Take a relaxing dip in a natural hot spring, soak in the serenity of a secret beach, and watch the sun set over the lake *Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Drive around Lake Tahoe's 72-mile shoreline, stop at scenic viewpoints, and meander through Old West mountain towns. Stroll past the sculptures and boutiques of Reno's Truckee Riverwalk or explore the interactive installations of Reno Playa Art Park. Take a ride on a 150-year-old railroad route or descend deep into an underground mine. See what's on tap at Reno's award-winning craft breweries, sip craft cocktails in a trendy lounge or try your luck at a casino *Expert advice from Tahoe local Nicole Szanto on where to eat, where to stay, and how to minimize your environmental impact *Full-colour photos and maps throughout, including a fold-out map *Thorough background on the weather, wildlife, and history, plus tips on getting there and getting around by car and public transportation With Moon Tahoe & Reno's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Want to keep on driving? Pick up a copy of Moon Northern California Road Trips.
Get inspired and get ready to hit the road with the ultimate guide to America's best road trips! The Open Road: 50 Road Trips Across the USA features:Strategic lists and road trip options: Choose from lists of the best coastal drives, cross-country journeys, trips for kids, awe-inspiring views, and moreFlexible itineraries: 50 different road trips organized by region gear you up for any adventure, from a weekend getaway to a cross-country tripCan't-miss stops from coast to coast: Leaf-peep along the Blue Ridge Parkway, look for wildflowers on Arizona's Apache Trail, or gaze at the mysterious Marfa Lights blinking over the West Texas desert. Snap selfies with kitschy roadside attractions along Route 66, cross the Continental Divide in Colorado, and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves at your campsite in Big SurThe best local flavors: Eat your way through Vermont's farms, dairies, orchards, and maple houses or indulge in gulf shrimp and fried okra in the South. Sample oysters and craft beers in Oregon or stop for shave ice along the scenic Oahu Coastal LoopExpert advice from seasoned road-tripper Jessica Dunham Comprehensive planning resources: Easy-to-use maps, helpful info on things to do, lodging, and dining for every route, clear directions to each route's starting point, and tips for minimizing your environmental impact along the wayGorgeous, full-color photos and a fold-out mapEssential tips for health and safety on the road, navigating weather conditions, strategies for road-tripping with kids and four-legged friends, and playlists and podcasts to soundtrack your adventureWhether you're hugging the coast or driving the Loneliest Road, find your adventure with The Open Road: 50 Road Trips Across the USA.For more in-depth information on a specific road trip, check out Moon's bestselling road trip guides.
From the desert of Death Valley in California to the lagoons around Bora Bora in French Polynesia, from Niagara Falls on the US-Canadian border to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean-Zambian border, and from Norwegian fjords to the Lascaux cave paintings, Great Destinations roams far and wide in selecting the most outstanding accessible locations around the world. Including both natural and man-made wonders, the book features not only well-known locations but also less explored places, such as the waterfalls at Plitvice in Croatia, the striking rock formations in the marble caves on General Carrera Lake in Chile/Argentina and the Sandstone Mountains in German Saxony. Each entry is completed with a caption explaining the geographical and historical background to the wonder. Illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs, Great Destinations ranges from the Namib Desert to New Zealand's glaciers, from bizarre rock formations in Turkey to Venice's canals. A feast of colour, unusual geography and fascinating history, this is the book that will define your bucket list of destinations.
Escape to the great outdoors with award-winning expert Tom Stienstra's 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California. Inside you'll find: *The best weekend getaways, hand-picked by the authority on outdoor adventures: Outdoors writer Tom Stienstra reveals his favourite spots, collected over decades of hiking and camping throughout the Golden State *Recreation highlights: Immerse yourself in nature with the top options for hiking, backpacking, fishing, cycling, boating, and more *Expertise and know-how: Tom shares his personal recommendations, insider tips, and memories of his adventures in the great outdoors *Planning tools: Make it an easy getaway with detailed driving directions, maps for each adventure, and full-colour photos throughout *Where to eat and sleep: Discover Tom's favourite spots to grab a bite and find out where to stay on an overnight trip, from campsites to hotels *Coverage of the Redwoods, Yosemite, Shasta, Tahoe, Lassen, Sacramento, the Wine Country, the Bay Area, and Monterey and Big Sur Pick a weekend, pack the car, and get outside: Experience the best of NorCal's wilderness with 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California.