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50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

National Geographic, Joe Yogerst

This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America's oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.

Rand McNally 2020 Large Scale Road Atlas

Rand McNally

Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you've come to expect from Rand McNally, only bigger. Updated atlas contains maps of every U.S. state that are 35% larger than the standard atlas version plus over 350 detailed city inset and national park maps and a comprehensive, unabridged index. Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located on map pages. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 77 North American cities and national parks with driving times map. Tough spiral binding allows the book to lay open easily. Other Features Rand McNally presents five of our favorite national parks big and small, east and west that showcase this country's astonishing beauty, highlight essential visitor information, and offer insightful travel tips. Tell Rand! As much as we work to keep our atlases up to date, conditions change quickly and new construction projects begin frequently. If you know of something we haven't captured in our atlas, let us know at randmcnally.com/tellrand. Tourism websites and phone numbers for every U.S. state and Canadian province on map pages Product Details

Rick Steves Italy 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)

Rick Steves

From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, experience Italy with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Italy 2020 you'll find:
  • Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Italy
  • 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 the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato
  • How to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals)
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums
  • Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
  • Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Annually updated information on Venice, Padua, the Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, the Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy 2020.

Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy.

Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride around the Globe

Dean Nicholson

Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world Dean Nicholson reveals the full story of his life-changing friendship with rescue cat Nala and their inspiring adventures together on a bike journey around the world.

When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion.

Three months after leaving home, on a remote road in the mountains between Montenegro and Bosnia, he came across an abandoned kitten. Something about the piercing eyes and plaintive meowing of the bedraggled little cat proved irresistible. He couldn't leave her to her fate, so he put her on his bike and then, with the help of local vets, nursed her back to health.

Soon on his travels with the cat he named Nala, they forged an unbreakable bond - both curious, independent, resilient and adventurous. The video of how they met has had 20 million views and their Instagram has grown to almost 750k followers - and still counting!

Experiencing the kindness of strangers, visiting refugee camps, rescuing animals through Europe and Asia, Dean and Nala have already learned that the unexpected can be pretty amazing. Together with Garry Jenkins, writer with James Bowen of the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, Dean shares the extraordinary tale of his and Nala's inspiring and heart-warming adventure together.

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

With 1,000 adventures for all ages, it’s never too soon or too late to begin the things you’ve only dreamed of doing.
 
We all have things we’d like to do—one day—but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. From glassblowing in the Czech Republic to swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler—an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more.
 
Each activity is location-specific and as geographically unique as bird-watching in Kenya or driving through clouds in Sri Lanka, as well as other to-dos that can be done anywhere, such as sketching a sunset behind an architectural monument. In addition to classic outdoor pursuits, the book contains advice on how to achieve some of the most popular goals for people of all ages: direct a movie, learn to play an instrument, make pottery, protect an endangered species, name a star, try a new cuisine, or learn a new language. Whether you are more active or laid-back, serious-minded or lighthearted, you are bound to discover new, stimulating activities.

Birnbaum's 2020 Walt Disney World: The Official Vacation Guide (Birnbaum Guides)

Birnbaum Guides

As Walt Disney World continues to grow and evolve, trust Birnbaum as your 2020 guide for:
  • insider tips on how to see and do it all
  • detailed descriptions of all attractions, resorts, and eateries
  • money-saving strategies
New at Walt Disney World:
  • Harness the Force in a dazzling new land: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
  • Toy Story Land, a cheery play zone, bearing a happy resemblance to Andy's backyard, continues to wow visitors with the bouncy new coaster called Slinky Dog Dash, the dizzying Alien Swirling Saucers ride, and the ever-popular Toy Story Mania!
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, a new journey through the wild and wacky cartoon world, aims to please riders of all ages.
  • Lightning Queen's Academy is just one of the new shows to recently debut.
  • The upcoming Ratatouille-themed attraction is expected it to open in Epcot's France pavilion, and Birnbaum has the latest scoop!
Inside we'll also tell you how to:
  • Plan a Walt Disney World vacation that's right for you, including deciding when to go
  • Stretch your dollar with money-saving tips and great value resorts like the Art of Animation and Pop Century
  • Use coupons worth up to 20 percent off Disney dining, shopping, behind-the-scenes tours and adventures, and recreational pursuits
  • Cut the time spent in line by using Disney's FastPass+
  • Enter the parks before the crowds arrive, or stay for hours after closing time, with Extra Magic Hours
  • Get a handle on maximizing the services of the handy accessory known as the MagicBand
  • Choose (and book) a Disney dining experience with our extensive restaurant coverage
  • Understand the Disney Dining Plan program
  • Reserve a breakfast with Mickey Mouse and his Disney pals
  • Meet Anna and Elsa (and visit Arendelle) at Epcot's Frozen Ever After attraction
  • Enjoy Disney Springs, a vibrant dining, shopping, and entertainment district
  • Sign up for behind-the-scenes tours
  • Detect dozens of Hidden Mickeys throughout the theme parks
  • Soar on the back of a mountain banshee at Animal Kingdom's thrilling attraction: Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Plan the ultimate "land and sea" vacation with our Disney Cruise Line bonus chapter

Rick Steves Ireland 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)

Rick Steves, Pat O'Connor

Wander rustic towns, emerald valleys, lively cities, and moss-draped ruins: Experience Ireland with Rick Steves by your side. Inside Rick Steves Ireland 2020 you'll find:
  • Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through Ireland
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry to distilleries making whiskey with hundred-year-old recipes
  • How to connect with local culture: Hoist a pint at the corner pub, enjoy traditional fiddle music, and jump into conversations buzzing with brogue
  • 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 Guinness
  • Self-guided walking tours of atmospheric neighborhoods and awe-inspiring sights
  • Trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
  • Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, Irish phrase book, historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Annually updated information on Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, County Wexford, Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, County Clare, the Burren, Galway, the Aran Islands, Connemara, County Mayo, Belfast, Portrush, the Antrim Coast, Derry, County Donegal, and much more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Ireland 2020.

Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Ireland.

Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

Andrew Doughty

The finest guidebook ever written for Maui. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new ninth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to eat, colorful craters, hidden waterfalls and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Maui so exciting.

The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice_Crossing Antarctica Alone

Colin O'Brady

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Colin O’Brady’s awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica.

Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. Yet, Colin O’Brady was determined to do just that, even if, ten years earlier, there was doubt that he’d ever walk again normally. From the depths of a tragic accident, he fought his way back. In a quest to unlock his potential and discover what was possible, he went on to set three mountaineering world records before turning to this historic Antarctic challenge.

O’Brady’s pursuit of a goal that had eluded many others was made even more intense by a head-to-head battle that emerged with British polar explorer Captain Louis Rudd—also striving to be “the first.” Enduring Antarctica’s sub-zero temperatures and pulling a sled that initially weighed 375 pounds—in complete isolation and through a succession of whiteouts, storms, and a series of near disasters—O’Brady persevered.

Alone with his thoughts for nearly two months in the vastness of the frozen continent—gripped by fear and doubt—he reflected on his past, seeking courage and inspiration in the relationships and experiences that had shaped his life.

Honest, deeply moving, filled with moments of vulnerability—and set against the backdrop of some of the most extreme environments on earth, from Mt. Everest to Antarctica—The Impossible First reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.

National Geographic Road Atlas 2019: Adventure Edition [United States, Canada, Mexico] (National Geographic Road Atlas: United States, Canada, Mexico: Adventure Edition)

National Geographic Maps

National Geographic's Road Atlas: Adventure Edition, is the ideal companion for the next time you hit the road. Includes up-to-date road maps for all 50 U.S. States, plus Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure and points-of-interest.

Setting this atlas apart from all other road atlases are the inclusion of detailed maps and guidebook-like recommendations on the top 100 destinations for adventure, plus the top 24 most visited National Parks. An additional resources section provides contact information for local tourism offices, plus a place name index to help easily locate a specific city.

The Road Atlas: Adventure Edition is printed in North America and features a heavy duty spiral binding and clear plastic cover for durability and lay-flat reading.

  • Folded Size = 11" x 15"
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