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This gloriously presented guidebook takes in a huge geographical range, including California and the Pacific, Hawaii and American Samoa, Death Valley, The Rocky Mountains, and the Southwest gems of the Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon. Across 400+ pages, there are photographs to inspire, maps to guide, and dozens of features that will inform and inspire your decisions about where to go and what to see. It’s excellent on historical context, from 1832 to 2017, with great insights into the set up of the National Park system in the US, and special features on Native Americans, geology, flora and fauna, and more. The breath-taking photography certainly does justice to the extraordinary landscapes, while the free accompanying eBook and app are excellent additions for when you’re on the road. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more.
Norway rewards travellers with an enticing mix of tradition and modernity, from spectacular natural wonders to super-cool urban hubs, and this 300+ page guidebook covers all aspects of this dramatic destination. There are excellent insights into history - Ice Age origins, Vikings, Kings and Christianity - plus inspiring area-by-area information that will help you plan the perfect trip, with detailed maps of all major cities and sights, among them Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Svalbard. The thorough features on fjords, folklore and ‘Wild Norway’ are particularly fascinating, and the coverage of nature is first class. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Fiction Reading Recommendations: Hunger by Knut Hamsun Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson In the Darkness by Karin Fossum The Sun by Jo Nesbø Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen
This superbly visual guidebook is a glorious goldmine of inspiration for anyone planning a trip to awe-inspiring Peru, with a wealth of cultural contexts on everything from daily life in the Andes, to shamanism. The excellent Editor’s Choice recommendations will have you pencilling in trip after trip to see un-missable sights and experience activities of every kind, from witnessing natural wonders firsthand (the rainforest, The Andes, Lake Titicaca, the Coastal Desert, the Cotahuasi Canyon), to enjoying new cultural experiences like llama-trekking and seeing a shaman. There are clear colour maps throughout and intriguing features on key topics, including birds of the Amazon, wildlife of the Sierra, crafts, and music and dance. And naturally, there’s plenty of information about trekking the incomparable Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Reading Recommendations: Death in the Andes, The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa Inca Kola by Matthew Parris Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
Hot on history, and packed with cool recommendations courtesy of the Editor’s Choice section (which highlights must-see museums, best beaches, best thrill rides and best outdoor experiences), this is a fabulous 300+ page feast of Florida’s finest sights. There’s in-depth information on un-missable Miami, including full-length features on the city’s stunning art deco architecture. Staying south, the book also offers excellent overviews of Vizcaya, the Everglades, Florida Keys and Key West, while the Atlantic Coast section covers Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Lake Okeechobee, Daytona Beach to Jacksonville, and Cumberland Island. Naturally, Orlando and the Walt Disney World Resort are well represented, as are the area’s natural beauty spots. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Reading Recommendations: To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemmingway Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey Razor Girl by Carl Hiasson Hoot (kids) by Carl Hiasson
With almost 300 pages of insider knowledge, this great-looking guidebook will serve you well for several trips. This thoroughly revised edition covers vibrant Seville, gorgeous Granada, magnificent mountaintop city Ronda, Cordoba, Las Alpujarras, the Costa del Sol, and more, with interesting articles on the likes of flamenco, sherry and Andalusian food peppering the practical information. The cultural contextualisation of the region is excellent, and travellers are sure to find the free app and Travel Tips chapter (which includes a concise dictionary section) invaluable. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Reading Recommendations: Rose for Winter by Laurie Lee The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom
It’s quite a feat to cover this country in one book, but this vibrant book manages to do just that across almost 400 pages. There are dozens of in-depth articles on culture and politics - Zulus, traditional religion, historical greats, emerging artists and musicians, to mention a few - and the coverage of wildlife is excellent, with features on everything from elephants and birds, to amphibians and arachnids. In terms of areas, the book offers excellent overviews of Cape Town, the Garden Route, the Eastern Cape, Zululand, Durban and the Kwazulu-Natal Coast, and Swaziland and Lesotho, with detailed maps of many key locations, among them Johannesburg, Pretoria and Kruger National Park. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Reading Recommendations: Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer Welcome to Our Hillbrow by Phaswane Mpe
Whether you’re visiting Thailand’s awe-inspiring islands as a honeymooner, family or intrepid backpacker, this gorgeous guidebook will guide you around the region, from your stop-over in Bangkok, to your exploration of ancient temples, and all the way to your chosen paradise island. This new edition contains over 240 pages of updated in-depth insider information about the region, from fresh features on history, food, culture, nature and underwater exploration, to top tips on must-see sights and untouched idylls. Oh, and the free app is an excellent way of accessing up-to-date info on nightlife options and local events. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Reading Recommendations: The Beach by Alex Garland Bangkok 8/Bangkok Tattoo/Bangkok Haunts by John Burdett Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
With fascinating features on everything from yaks and the yeti to World Heritage Sites, this 300+ page book offers excellent insight into all Nepal has to offer both intrepid explorers and culture-minded travellers. The in-depth regional coverage is extensive, providing insider guidance around Kathmandu, Patan, the road to Tibet, the Everest region, and more, including the remote west. Throughout, the photography is absolutely stunning, with fabulous images of evocative street scenes and awe-inspiring natural landscapes. And, if you’re planning to climb Everest or to embark on similarly adventurous exploits, the free eBook provides the same invaluable content digitally, so you can leave the print book back at base camp! Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Reading Recommendations: Mountains Painted with Turmeric by Lil Bahadur Chettri Nothing to Declare by Rabi Thapa
At once an invaluable planning tool and a provider of practical travel tips, this gorgeous book (it features full-colour photography throughout) will guide you through what might seem like a daunting range of options. The Top Attractions and Editor’s Choice chapters will help you focus on what you want to get from your trip, while the travel tips and maps provide practical support. Of special note are the detailed features on politics, cuisine, art and the area’s volcanoes. Places covered in detail include Manila, Luzob’s islands, Palawan, Mount Apo, and Zamboanga and the Sulu Islands. And, if you’re planning to travel around, the accompanying free eBook and app will come in very handy. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Reading Recommendations: Dusk: A Novel by F. Sionil José Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
This visually stunning guidebook is perfect for travellers who are planning an adventure around Central America. Covering the entire region (Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama), it provides excellent overviews of the cultural and natural hotspots of each country, with inspirational features on the likes of local crafts, flora and fauna, and the region’s rich Mayan past. There’s also great coverage of the region’s cities (with easy-to-follow maps), so if you’re planning to explore the cosmopolitan urban hubs alongside going off the beaten track, this is an inspirational tool for your entire trip. Included in the guide is a free app with travel tips and practical information which is regularly updated - find out more. Further Reading Recommendations: The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey, by Salman Rushdie (non-fiction about Nicaragua)
All a traveller needs for every step of their journey.
Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books written by local experts, and we continue to innovative with our unique three-product packages to countries and regions. With in-depth features on culture and history, and stunning colour photography, the books are perfect for travellers planning uniquely immersive experiences. The eBooks contain the same content as the print version, while the premium destination app provides practical time-sensitive information when you’re out and about, including regularly updated listings for the likes of hotels and restaurants. All of which means that these stunning guidebooks are ideal for armchair planning and easy on-the-road access, providing everything a traveller needs for every step of their journey.
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