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See below for a selection of the latest books from Travel & holiday category. Presented with a red border are the Travel & holiday books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Travel & holiday books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Southern Snow The New Guide to Winter Sports from Maryland to the Southern Appalachians

Southern Snow The New Guide to Winter Sports from Maryland to the Southern Appalachians

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This guide provides everything you need to know to discover the South's best-kept secrets of winter recreation: snow-covered mountains, remote yet accessible trails, high-quality downhill and cross-country skiing, sparkling resorts and peaceful cabins, and of course, southern hospitality. Randy Johnson is a knowledgeable guide who shares his years of experience enjoying the winter wonders from the mountains of western Maryland down the Appalachian corridor all the way to northern Alabama. Features include: All-in-one guide to the ski areas, winter trails, and mountaineering opportunities in the six-state southern snowbelt Tips on lodging, dining, nightlife, outfitters, lessons, childcare, activities for the nonskier, and more Well-illustrated with photos and user-friendly maps for hikes and backcountry ski areas Entertaining and informative background on the surprising history of the southern ski industry Practical advice for finding up-to-the-minute information on weather and resort conditions Whether you're just visiting, new to the region, or a lifelong resident, this is the only book you need to make the most of southern snow.

Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door (Thirty-Eighth Edition) The Travel Skills Handbook

Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door (Thirty-Eighth Edition) The Travel Skills Handbook

Author: Rick Steves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when travelling through Europe. With Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door, you'll learn how to: - Plan your itinerary and maximise your time - Pack light and right - Find good-value hotels and restaurants - Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane - Avoid crowds and tourist scams - Hurdle the language barrier - Understand cultural differences and connect with locals - Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime After 30+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work, and with his expert introductions to the top destinations in Europe, choosing your next trip will be easy and stress-free. Using the travel skills in this book, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.

The New Yorker's Guide to LA, The Angeleno's Guide to NYC

The New Yorker's Guide to LA, The Angeleno's Guide to NYC

Author: Henry Owens Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Which city is better: L.A. or New York? Inspired by this oft-posed question, the bi-coastal Sammy Perlmutter decided to pin his two hometowns side by side and answer this question once and for all. It turns out, the cities' similarities are what make it impossible to choose. The New Yorker's Guide to LA, The Angeleno's Guide to NYC - colourful and comprehensive - is as much a love letter to two cities as it is a practical travel guide. By highlighting the parallels between the two cities, it will help readers get up to speed in New York City settle into the groove of Los Angeles. Featuring a mirrored design, this book shows which neighbourhoods correspond in each city, which pizza places and taco stands can't be missed and how to seamlessly switch from navigating the MTA to driving on the 405. Covering everything you need to know to tackle either or both cities - from art, culture, shopping, eating, day trips and first date spots to neighbourhood history lessons and area code reputations - it highlights the similarities while breaking down the nuanced differences in each city. Though it's tongue-in-cheek and fun to read, the book will be illustrated with maps, diagrams and portraits and will be a practical, must-have guide for tourist and native alike.

Moon Amsterdam Walks (Second Edition)

Moon Amsterdam Walks (Second Edition)

Author: Moon Travel Guides Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Experience Amsterdam like a local: on foot! Wander along Amsterdam's sparkling canals and bask in the diversity of its village vibes and cosmopolitan culture. Inside you'll find: Six customisable walks through the city's hippest neighbourhoods, including the Center, Westerpark, the Jordaan, De Pijp, and more, with color-coded stops and turn-by-turn directions Foldout maps of each route and a removable full-city map, in a handy, portable guide Top Ten lists for restaurants, nightlife, museums, and Sunday activities The top sights and unique local experiences: Stroll the canals and admire postmodern architecture or discover unique boutiques and emerging designers in the buzzing central district. Make like the locals and rent a bike, ride along busy boulevards, and break for a picnic or movie screening at a public park. Explore the city's history in its many museums or peruse contemporary art exhibits in industrial-style galleries. Sip craft beer at a traditional brewery, or artisanal coffee at an outdoor cafe. Sample seasonal dishes at a farm-to-table restaurant, and dance the night away to DJ sets at the city's hippest nightclubs Public transportation options, including bike rentals, tram or metro, and ferry Practical tips for first-time visitors, including where you'll need to make a reservation, public holidays, and getting to and from the airport With creative routes, public transit options, and a full-city map, you can explore Amsterdam at your own pace, without missing a beat. Check out our guides to more of the world's best cities, so you can hit the ground running! Also available: Moon Barcelona Walks, Moon Berlin Walks, Moon New York Walks, Moon London Walks, Moon Paris Walks, and Moon Rome Walks.

Moon London Walks (Second Edition)

Moon London Walks (Second Edition)

Author: Moon Travel Guides Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Whether you're shopping on the high street, strolling lively street markets, or admiring renowned modern art, experience London like a local: on foot. Inside you'll find: Six customisable walks through the city's hippest neighbourhoods, including Shoreditch, Chelsea, Marylebone, and more, with colour-coded stops and turn-by-turn directions Foldout maps of each route and a removable full-city map, in a handy, portable guide Top Ten lists for restaurants, nightlife, markets, and Sunday activities The top sights and unique local experiences: Find funky vintage treasures in Shoreditch or treat yourself at an upscale department store like Harrods. Make your way to the Tate Modern and other world-famous art galleries, take in London's history at Westminster Abbey, and watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Take a leisurely stroll through Regent's Park, enjoy afternoon tea at a stylish hotel, or grab a pint and some fish and chips before heading to the theatre. Sip craft cocktails in an old train station, discover the hippest new gastropub, or watch the sun set over the city from a chic rooftop bar Public transportation options, including the underground, public buses, and taxis Practical tips for first-time visitors, including where you'll need to make a reservation, public holidays, and getting to and from the airport With creative routes, public transit options, and a full-city map, you can explore London at your own pace, without missing a beat. Check out our guides to more of the world's best cities, so you can hit the ground running! Also available: Moon Barcelona Walks, Moon Berlin Walks, Moon New York Walks, Moon Amsterdam Walks, Moon Paris Walks, and Moon Rome Walks.

Europe's Top 100 Masterpieces (First Edition) Art for the Traveler

Europe's Top 100 Masterpieces (First Edition) Art for the Traveler

Author: Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Explore Europe's top 100 works of art with America's most trusted travel authority, Rick Steves. Travel through time and discover Europe's most iconic paintings, sculptures, and historic buildings. From Venus to Versailles, Apollo to David, and Mona Lisa to The Thinker, Rick and co-author Gene Openshaw will have you marveling, learning, and laughing, one masterpiece at a time. Whether you're traveling to Europe or just dreaming about it, this book brings meaning and depth to your sightseeing, with historical context and information on where to see the art for yourself. With Rick's trusted insight and gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, Europe's Top 100 Masterpieces celebrates nearly 20,000 years of unforgettable art.

Moon Los Cabos (Eleventh Edition) Including La Paz & Todos Santos

Moon Los Cabos (Eleventh Edition) Including La Paz & Todos Santos

Author: Jennifer Kramer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Los Cabos is known for luxury and relaxation, but the real adventure starts just beyond the resorts. Dive into the real Mexico with Moon Los Cabos. Inside you'll find: *Flexible itineraries, from four days of waves, tacos, and sunshine to a road trip through Baja Sur, along with the best beaches for relaxing, diving, snorkeling, and surfing *Strategic advice for road-trippers, foodies, surfers, hikers, and more *Top activities and unique experiences: Explore mountain ranges, secluded beaches, and gorgeous waterfalls, or snorkel through pristine coral reefs. Drink margaritas in a beach-front cabana, sip a cerveza from your hammock, or spot humpbacks, whale sharks, and sea lions. Savor the crispiest fish tacos, dance until dawn at a local favorite bar, or relax on the sand with a beach read *Expert insight from local tour guide Jennifer Kramer, who's spent nearly 30 years immersed in Baja, on where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay, from beach bungalows to luxurious resorts *Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout *Reliable background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history, as well as common customs and etiquette *Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, packing suggestions, and travel tips for families with kids, seniors, travellers with disabilities, and LGBTQ travellers Go beyond the resorts and experience the best of Baja with Moon Los Cabos' practical tips and local insight. Hoping for mas Mexico? Check out Moon Baja, Moon San Miguel de Allende, or Moon Mexico City.

Moon Yucatan Peninsula (Thirteenth Edition)

Moon Yucatan Peninsula (Thirteenth Edition)

Author: Gary Chandler, Liza Prado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Experience stunning Maya ruins, dreamy beaches, and epic outdoor thrills, from cenote-diving to kiteboarding, with Moon Yucatan Peninsula. Inside you'll find: *Flexible itineraries including a ten-day eco-adventure and a two-week road trip across the whole peninsula *Strategic advice for road-trippers, foodies, wellness seekers, outdoor adventurers, honeymooners, families, and more *The top outdoor activities: Kayak through lush mangrove forests, or sign up for a mountain bike tour through the jungle for a peek at hidden ruins, remote beaches, and dazzling marine life. Spend a day relaxing on the beach, dive into crystal-clear cenotes, or try standup paddle-boarding *Unique, authentic experiences: Peruse the markets, museums, and churches of Merida or Tulum, or take a short walk from the shore to visit jaw-dropping Maya ruins. Find the best spots to fill up on authentic salbute and panucho, and stay up late for live music, cocktails, and fire dancers on the beach *Honest advice from Yucatan Peninsula experts Liza Prado and Gary Chandler on where to stay, where to eat, how to get around, and how to avoid crowds and support local and sustainable businesses *Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout *Reliable background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history, as well as health and safety advice and common customs and etiquette *Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook and travel tips for families with kids, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and LGBTQ travelers With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of the Yucatan Peninsula. Looking for mas Mexico? Check out Moon Baja or Moon Mexico City.

Moon Maui (Eleventh Edition) With Molokai & Lanai

Moon Maui (Eleventh Edition) With Molokai & Lanai

Author: Greg Archer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Endless stretches of golden sand, legendary surf, and epic outdoor experiences: Discover the true spirit of aloha with Moon Maui. Inside you'll find: *Flexible itineraries, from your best day in each region to a ten-day Maui adventure, with coverage of neighbouring islands Moloka'i and Lana'i *Strategic advice for backpackers, beach-lovers, adventurers, honeymooners, families, wellness-seekers, *Outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, and scuba-diving, plus the best beaches for swimming, surfing, and snorkeling *Top activities and unique experiences: Drive the famous 30-mile Road to Hana or cycle through misty hidden valleys. Hike through thick bamboo forests to thundering waterfalls or to the top of a dormant volcano. Snorkel with giant green sea turtles, learn how to catch the perfect wave, or embark on a whale-watching tour. Soak up the electric energy of Front Street in Lahaina, unwind at a luxurious spa, or relax on the sand and watch the sunset with a mai tai in hand *The best local flavours: Chow down on fresh fish tacos from a local food truck, savour Polynesian cuisine, and sip coconut porter beer at Hawaii's largest brewery *Expert insight from Maui local Greg Archer on how to experience the island like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, avoid crowds, and respectfully engage with the culture *Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout *Background information on Maui's landscape, history, and cultural customs *Handy tools including a Hawaiian phrasebook, packing suggestions, and travel tips for international visitors, families with kids, seniors and LGBTQ travellers With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of Maui. Hitting more Hawaiian Islands? Try Moon Big Island of Hawai'i, Moon Kaua'i, and Moon Honolulu & O'ahu. Visiting all of them? Check out Moon Hawaii.

Fodor's Shanghai 25 Best

Fodor's Shanghai 25 Best

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Compact and affordable, Fodor's 25 Best Shanghai is a great travel guide for those who want an easy-to-pack guidebook and map to one of the most exciting cities in China. Fodor's 25 Best Guides offer highlights of major city destinations in a compact package that includes a sturdy, detailed street map you can bring along with you to help you navigate when cell service is not available. By focusing only on top sights-all divided by neighborhood-we make planning your days easy. Save time and space by having Shanghai's top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook: * FULLY UPDATED: Fully updated coverage on the information you need to know * DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Best bets from local writers for sightseeing, eating, drinking, sleeping, and shopping, for every budget. * GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MAPS: Full-color photos and full-size street maps cover the best Rome has to offer, all in one easy-to-use package. A handy, weather-resistant pullout city map will help you quickly orient yourself and plan your day. * INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The City Tours section shows off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas. Plan excursions outside the city with the More to See section. * PRACTICAL TIPS AND PHRASES: Travel like a local with our Need to Know section, filled with useful travel tips and essential Chinese phrases. * COVERS: The Bund, Longhua Temple, Pudong, the Old City, Yu Garden, the People's Park, the Peace Hotel, the French Concession, the Oriental Pearl Tower, and more! ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's guidebooks have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Planning to visit other destinations in China? Check out Fodor's 25 Best Hong Kong and Fodor's Essential China.

Fodor's Sydney 25 Best

Fodor's Sydney 25 Best

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Compact and affordable, Fodor's 25 Best Sydney is a great travel guide for those who want an easy-to-pack guidebook and map to one of the most exciting cities in Australia. Fodor's 25 Best Guides offer highlights of major city destinations in a compact package that includes a sturdy, detailed street map you can bring along with you to help you navigate when cell service is not available. By focusing only on top sights-all divided by neighborhood-we make planning your days easy. Save time and space by having Sydney's top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook: FULLY UPDATED: Fully updated coverage on the information you need to know DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Best bets from local writers for sightseeing, eating, drinking, sleeping, and shopping, for every budget. GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MAPS: Full-color photos and full-size street maps cover the best Rome has to offer, all in one easy-to-use package. A handy, weather-resistant pullout city map will help you quickly orient yourself and plan your day. INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The City Tours section shows off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas. Plan excursions outside the city with the More to See section. PRACTICAL TIPS AND PHRASES: Travel like a local with our Need to Know section, filled with useful travel tips. COVERS: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Rocks, Sydney Tower and Skywalk, Bondi Beach, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo Sydney, the city's museums, galleries, parks, architectural gems, trendy neighborhoods, and more! ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's guidebooks have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Planning to visit other destinations in Australia? Check out Fodor's 25 Best Melbourne and Fodor's Essential Australia.