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Sally and John McKenna, travel and food writers and authors of IRELAND THE BEST, have selected 100 extraordinary places that epitomise what is truly great about Ireland. This personal and diverse compendium is illustrated with beautiful and evocative images. John and Sally McKenna have drawn on a lifetime of experiences to create this list of the 100 best places in Ireland: reflective, magnificent and human places. Some choices may be surprising but all are exceptional. This book is John and Sally's ultimate collection selected from the hundreds of places that feature in the independent guide to Ireland, IRELAND THE BEST. As well as expert commentary, all 100 places include highly selective recommendations of where to walk, eat and sleep nearby. Beautiful and evocative images capture the essence of each place. From wild glens to ancient buildings, remote islands to vibrant cities, this is John and Sally's list of the places in Ireland that you really should visit in your lifetime.
Nowhere gets a foodie's pulse racing like Bangkok; the Thai capital dazzles with its vibrant cuisine. The product of Chinese, Muslim, Central Thai regional and royal influences, the city's frenzied kitchens have spawned distinctive dishes. Pad Thai, tom yum goong, mee grob, kao mok gai, and satay--these are just the tip of the veritable iceberg. Beside these, there are oodles of noodle dishes, tons of different curries, endless ways with seafood and compelling sweets, street food snacks, braises, salads, barbecues, soups, and stir fries. Fragrant, spicy, sweet, and salty; the flavors are a revelation. To make sense of them you need a culinary companion. Bangkok In 12 Dishes is structured around iconic dishes you should try at least once while in town. Miang, ob woon sen, hoy tod, mango sticky rice, and kao ha moo, for starters. Our guide also dives deep into Bangkok's myriad desserts and curries, brings you to the city's best food markets, IDs sensational tropical fruits, takes an overnighter to Ayutthaya, offers food survival hacks for Chatuchak Market, lists all the best bars, and follows a food trail around the city's scenic waterways.
A gift notebook with a stylish Times atlas white cover. This journal, designed to record your adventures in the world contains a mix of narrow-lined and blank pages to allow writing, jotting, sketching and noting. Features include; * Durable, water-resistant cover * Lightweight and flexible for portability * Elastic band to hold pages closed * Timezones map * Lay-flat binding
The latest dynamic annual for the 21st century, featuring high-energy pages packed with facts, photos, infographics, time lines, and maps that capture today's world. Perfect for ages 12 to 112. An almanac like no other, this book offers everything you need to know about the world in 2020--from science and nature to history, world cultures, and the environment. Filled with exquisite National Geographic photography, informative infographics, illustrated time lines, and maps created by expert cartographers, this striking new edition will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with practical tips for improving your own sustainability habits. The book begins with trending topics across science, technology, and culture, then moves into fascinating chapters including Exploration & Adventure, This Planet & Beyond, Life on Earth, and The Science of Us. Recurring features include highlights from NG explorers, the best photos from National Geographic's Instagram, and a Quizmaster trivia feature. With new discoveries on every page, this cutting-edge book brings you the world, no matter what your age.
A playful and profound guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan, from one of the most engaging and discerning travel writers of his generation After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar - and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes. A Beginner's Guide to Japan is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief and incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.
Remarkable Road Trips collects over 50 of the most spectacular, dangerous, and thoroughly memorable road trips from around the world Entries range from the shortest - the Guoilang Tunnel hewn into the side of a cliff face in China, to the longest, the Dempster Highway in desolate stretches of Arctic Canada. Some can be driven in a day or less, others may take four or five; the variety of landscapes and terrain and even latitudes is huge. For the adrenaline rush, there is even the old Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Common to all of them is a gallery of stunning photographs making them bucket-list destinations of not just petrolheads but those wishing to seek jaw-dropping scenery without packing hiking boots and a kagoule. They are all driveable, and the book includes distances and recommended stopping off points. Remarkable Road Trips continues the format established in the bestselling `Remarkable' series, which combines spectacular photography of popular and niche sporting venues from around the world. Routes include: Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland), North Coast 500 (Scotland), Cabot Trail (Canada), Nurburgring Nordschliefe (Germany), Garden Route (South Africa), Blue Ridge Parkway, (USA), Jebel Hafeet (United Arab Emirates), Transfagarasan Road (Romania), Great Ocean Road, (Victoria, Australia) Amalfi Coast Road (Italy), Milford Road (South Island, New Zealand), Hana Highway (Hawaii), Passage du Gois (France), Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Austria), Atlantic Road (Norway), Ring Road (more exciting than it sounds, Iceland), Icefields Parkway (Canada), Route 66: Arizona (USA).
Travelling can be frustrating as well as wonderful, and the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness in technicolor! Mindful Travelling explores why broadening our horizons is good for the heart and soul! Sarah Samuel shines light on why travelling offers the glorious opportunity to learn more about who we really are-outside of our daily routine and conditioned self. By embracing the sense of freedom of leaving everyday life and material possessions; facing fears and opening to trust; to setting intentions and connecting with our own wildness, she reveals how travelling and mindfulness are natural companions. Through personal anecdotes and meditative insights, discover how to bring the joys of mindful travelling back home in your suitcase-staying open, curious, and present wherever you are.
Whether you're sipping Czech beer with locals or exploring hilltop castles, get to know these fairytale cities with Moon Prague, Vienna & Budapest. Inside you'll find: *Flexible itineraries for 1 to 5 days in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest that can be combined into a longer trip *Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and more *Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Enjoy classical music in Vienna, wander through labyrinthine Habsburg palaces, or soak in Budapest's thermal Szechenyi baths. Hike through the Vienna Woods or bike through the Wachau Valley, where ruined castles, vineyards, and rolling hills line the banks of the Danube. Admire the works of Klimt and Schiele in Vienna's glamorous galleries, take in the festive atmosphere at Prague's Christmas markets, and walk across the romantic Charles Bridge as the sun sets over the Vltava *The best local flavors: Sip a Melange in a cozy booth of a classic Viennese coffeehouse, sample local wine at a Hungarian vineyard, and kick back with a pint of pilsner at one of Prague's beer gardens *Ideas for side trips from each city, including Liberec, Danube Bend, Lake Balaton, and the Kutna Hore Bone Church *Honest insight from Budapest local Jennifer Walker and Prague local Auburn Scallon *Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout *Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of each city *Handy tools such as visa information, Hungarian, German, and Czech phrasebooks, and tips for traveling with children or as a senior Experience the best of these three cities at your own pace with Moon Prague, Vienna & Budapest. Exploring more of Europe's top spots? Check out Moon Rome, Florence & Venice or Moon Barcelona & Madrid.
From Venetian Renaissance art to corner trattorias, dig into the city known as La Serrenissima ( Her Most Serene ) with Moon Venice & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Get to know Venice's most interesting neighborhoods, like San Marco, Cannaregio, and Castello, and nearby areas, including Padua, Vicenza, Verona, the Dolomites, and moreGo at Your Own Pace: Choose from tons of itinerary options designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, and moreSee the Sights: Gaze at the golden mosaics lining the ceiling of St. Mark's Basilica, step inside the grand Doge's Palace, walk across the Rialto Bridge, and take a gondola ride through the city's winding canalsGet Outside the City: Linger in the colorful fishing village of Burano or the romantic city of Verona, and marvel at the Giotto frescoes in PaduaSavor the Flavors: Sample traditional seafood dishes, unbeatable sweet treats, and classic cicchetti (a delicious assortment of finger foods)Experience the Nightlife: Relax at a canal-side bar, chat with locals as the wine decants at a rustic enoteca, and sip locally-produced ProseccoGet to Know the Real Venice: Follow local suggestions from Italian transplant Alexei CohenFull-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on Venetian history and culture, plus tips on ethical travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time withMoon Venice & Beyond.
Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind. - Valentine Davies The Little Book of Christmas celebrates all things festive, from jolly traditions around the world, to merry musings from Christmas enthusiasts and inspirational tips on creating a joyful yuletide. With goodwill to all, presents under the tree and mince pies on the table, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year! Whether it snows or not, let this sweet little book get you in the festive spirit!
The White Mountains of New Hampshire are filled with gushing, cascading waterfalls ready to awe local and out- of- town hikers alike. This completely revised and updated edition of Waterfalls of the White Mountains outlines hiking trails ideal for observing the more than 100 waterfalls in the region, no matter experience level or ability. Each hike opens with the trail at a glance overview-including the distance, difficulty, altitude gain, and directions to the starting point. Tips and suggestions are expanded on throughout, like the best times of year for each hike, vantage points and the perfect spots to view them from, swimming holes great for cooling down, and the least crowded picnic stops perfect for a rest. Also featuring labeled maps and essays on local history and lore, Waterfalls of the White Mountains guides readers through their next excursion to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The Empty Lands are that great area of northern Scotland between Ullapool and Cape Wrath, and between Bonar Bridge and John O' Groats. It is truly the Land of the Mountain and the Flood, where land and sea mingle in unsurpassed glory.