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See below for a selection of the latest books from Travel & holiday guides category. Presented with a red border are the Travel & holiday guides 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 guides books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
London is full of strange and beautiful sights. It is a place for traditions and rebels, for the establishment and every alternative subculture. This book celebrates the diversity of the city. It invites you to see Little Ben or the fake 10 Downing Street, and answers both conventional and unusual questions. What, apart from Rolling Scones, will you see at God's Own Junkyard? Where does an old-school gentleman buy his wine and umbrellas? Why did Robbie Williams feud with his next-door neighbour? How has the city commemorated the Queen Mother and Princess Diana? In which park do 100-year-old naked ladies cavort on the banks of the Thames? Where did Lenin and Julian Assange campaign for their beliefs? And which bridge rolls itself up?
The volcanic island of Iceland has erupted onto the world travel scene in recent years. With otherworldly landscapes of steaming turquoise geysers set among rugged snowy peaks, miles of icy black sand beaches, and the breath-taking splendor of the northern lights, one can only wonder what took so long. But what of the people who call this island home? Behind a stoic veneer lies a proud, industrious, and egalitarian people, whose straightforwardness and ability to wing it have seen them thrive in this beautiful but unforgiving environment. Culture Smart! Iceland will take you to the heart of this plucky Nordic nation.
A charming collection of quirky insights into Japanese culture. The Magic of Japan is writer Hector Garcia's intensely personal account of his fifteen years in Japan. A self-professed otaku or Japanese anime geek since childhood, Garcia has worked for a Japanese software company, mastered the language, and become one of Japan's most popular bloggers. This book is the culmination of his experiences and showcases Garcia's unique ability to delve beneath the surface of Japanese culture to describe its quirky and deep spiritual underpinnings. This collection of essays and beautiful photographs will appeal to his worldwide fan base-including those who devoured his previous bestsellers, A Geek in Japan and Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life-Japanophiles, armchair travelers and anyone with an interest in cultural and travel memoirs. The Magic of Japan features Garcia's keen observations on a wide variety of cultural topics: Japanese behavioral traits, including non-verbal communication, hansei (self-reflection), heijoshin (a calm mind) and shoshin (childlike openness) How Japan's geography and history have shaped its culture-its natural disasters, scarce resources, centuries of isolation and its feudal past Japanese idiosyncrasies, ranging from food traditions and absurd jobs to a love of queues The Japanese spirit, as evidenced in traditional art, manga and attitudes to women Shintoism and Buddhism, looking at temples, festivals, rituals and how religious beliefs pervade popular culture, as seen for example in Studio Ghibli's movie Spirited Away Japan's dark side, including crime, the yakuza, adultery, bullying and suicide The book ends with a gloriously random selection of all things Garcia considers especially magical about Japan-from izakaya to shiitake mushrooms, summer fireworks and green tea!
Discover the best of Rocky Mountain National Park in this full-color travel guidebook. From hiking to biking to rock climbing, Rocky Mountain National Park is filled with adventures. But without careful planning, a trip can be overwhelming. Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Guide helps you make the most of your time in the park. Whatever your interests-hiking to gorgeous alpine lakes, relaxing by beautiful waterfalls, watching sunset above 12,000 feet from Trail Ridge Road, relaxing at a rustic lodge outside the park-this gorgeous travel guidebook puts the best of Rocky Mountain National Park at your fingertips. * Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best viewpoints and destinations. * Fascinating chapters on Geology, History, and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery. * Detailed maps make travel planning easy. From incredible day hikes near Bear Lake to multi-day backpacks across the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Guide is the only guidebook you'll need. Filled with insider tips to save you time and money!
Hand Luggage Only: Great Britain is a travel guide to the amazing places to be found throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Actually, scratch that - it's about so much more than a celebration of Britain's finest travel destinations! This book will actually help get you out there to explore the country yourself. There's so much about the UK that even Brits don't know, so Yaya and Lloyd of the successful travel blog Hand Luggage Only are here to share all of their insider tips. Featuring stunning photos, their book covers everything from incredible hikes, amazing castles, beautiful road trips and even surprising spots in the UK, all based on Yaya and Lloyd's own tried-and-tested experiences. You'll find both old-school favourites and hidden gems that'll help you make the most of our stunning islands. Did you know there's a part of Great Britain that's warm enough to actually have palm trees? Or that there are beaches in Britain that look and feel like you're enjoying a tropical island vacation? Whether you keep this book at home or take it with you on the road, Yaya and Lloyd will help you see Great Britain in a new light and ensure you make the most of the many places awaiting discovery in this incredible part of the world.