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A loving and hilarious if occasionally spiky valentine to Bill Bryson s adopted country Great Britain Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter Twenty years ago Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land The result was Notes from a Small Island a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written Now he has traveled about Britain again by bus and train and rental car and on foot to see what has changed and what hasn t Following but not too closely a route he dubs the Bryson Line from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north by way of places few travelers ever get to at all Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful magnificently eccentric endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and when called for twits With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic the bewildering the appealing and the ridiculous he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road and on a tear The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative and a really really... funny guy more
Now a 1 New York Times Bestseller In the summer of 2010 photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York In the first three years his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million In 2013 his book Humans of New York based on that blog was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List It has appeared on that list for over twenty-five weeks to date The appeal of HONY has been so great that in the course of the next year Brandon s following increased tenfold to now over 12 million followers on Facebook In the summer of 2014 the UN chose him to travel around the world on a goodwill mission that had followers meeting people from Iraq to the Ukraine to Mexico City via the photos he took Now Brandon is back with the follow up to Humans of New York that his loyal followers have been waiting for Humans of New York Stories Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of NY the dialogue he s had with them has increasingly become as in-depth intriguing and moving as the photos themselves Humans of New York Stories presents... a whole new group of humans complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor Let Brandon Stanton and the people he s photographed astonish you more
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 projects and updates highlighted for every state and conveniently located above the maps 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 FeaturesBest of the Road - Our editor s favorite road trips from our Best of the Road collection follows scenic routes along stretches of coastline both east and west to forests mountains and prairies and through small towns and big cities For a weekend or a week there s something for everyone 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
From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner a powerful nonfiction debut an honest engaging and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words Kirkus Reviews starred In Other Words is a revelation It is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship and a passion that verges on obsession that of a writer for another language For Jhumpa Lahiri that love was for Italian which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward true mastery always eluded her Seeking full immersion she decides to move to Rome with her family for a trial by fire a sort of baptism into a new language and world There she begins to read and to write initially in her journal solely in Italian In Other Words an autobiographical work written in Italian investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice Presented in a dual-language format this is a wholly original book about exile linguistic and otherwise written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and... reinvention more
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy From the beaches to the Alps from fine art to fine pasta Italy has it all With this book you ll trace Italian culture from Rome s Colosseum to Michelangelo s David to the bustling elegance of Milan Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre Shop at local market stalls sip a cappuccino at an outdoor caf and pick up a picnic lunch at an allimentari Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia Rick s candid humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants He ll help you plan where to go and what to see depending on the length of your trip You ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
Birnbaum is the most respected and well-known name in Disney guides--and the only official guide This updated edition of Birnbaum s Walt Disney World Resort takes readers through Disney s biggest resort with ease and flair and includes the most accurate current information on prices and attractions What s new in 2016 The brand-new Frozen attraction scheduled to burst onto the Epcot scene in 2016 whisks guests on a chilly trip to meet Anna Elsa and Olaf Our coverage of Disney s Hollywood Studios includes the inside scoop on plans for new Star Wars-themed additions and other shows and attractions Experience new shows and attractions including the Magic Kingdom s popular new parades Festival of Fantasy and Move It Shake it Dance and Play It Fastpass is Walt Disney World s advance reservation system for theme park shows and attractions We offer tips and strategies for making the most of this free service Downtown Disney has morphed into Disney Springs a bustling waterside enclave teeming with new dining shopping and recreational activities Our newly-expanded dining chapter details each and every restaurant and includes menu updates a best of wow restaurant roundup and specialized indexes The 2016 Guide has more photos than ever... including brand-new photo hunts for each of the World s four theme parks Can you find them all Baffled by WDW s magic band Don t be We give the scoop on maximizing the potential of the band A wave of new entertainment has hit World Showcase we ll tell you where to see new acts featuring lumberjacks Celtic folk musicians and flag wavers Disney s Polynesian Village resort has been renewed and revitalized thanks Disney Vacation Club Checkout our bonus chapter featuring Land and Sea vacation planning advice perfect for pairing a Disney Cruise with a visit to Walt Disney World more
1 best-selling guide to Iceland Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant up-to-date advice on what to see and skip and what hidden discoveries await you Splash around in the Blue Lagoon s geothermal water catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights or take a boat trip among the icebergs all with your trusted travel companion Get to the heart of Iceland and begin your journey now Inside Lonely Planet s Iceland Travel Guide Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation phone numbers websites transit tips prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating sleeping sight-seeing going out shopping hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer more rewarding travel experience - history politics landscapes wildlife literature music cinema art architecture customs cuisine Free convenient pull-out Reykjavik map included in print version plus over 37 maps Covers Reykjavik the Westfjords the Highlands North Iceland East Iceland South Iceland the Golden Circle... Southwest Iceland the Eastfjords Akureyri Hunafloi and more eBook Features Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice Lonely Planet Iceland our most comprehensive guide to Iceland is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled Looking for a guide focused on Reykjavik Check out Lonely Planet s Pocket Reykjavik a handy-sized guide focused on the can t-miss sights for a quick trip Looking for more extensive coverage Check out Lonely Planet s Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer Authors Written and researched by Lonely Planet Carolyn Bain and Alexis Averbuck About Lonely Planet Since 1973 Lonely Planet has become the world s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination an award-winning website mobile and digital travel products and a dedicated traveller community Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves Best-selling guide to Iceland Source Nielsen BookScan Australia UK and USA more
The finest guidebook ever written for Maui Now you can plan your best vacation--ever This all new seventh 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
Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World digs deeper and offers more than any other guide The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World explains how Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count With advice that is direct prescriptive and detailed it takes the guesswork out of travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from hotels restaurants and attractions to rental car companies With an Unofficial Guide in hand and authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides find out what s available in every category from best to worst and use step-by-step detailed plans to help make the most of time at Walt Disney World
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Ireland With this guide you can explore lively Dublin quaint Kilkenny and the moss-draped ruins of the Ring of Kerry Navigate meandering back roads that lead to windswept crags on the dramatic Dingle Peninsula Explore Ireland s revered past by following St Patrick s footsteps to the Rock of Cashel Marvel at Newgrange the mysterious mound older than the pyramids then connect with today s Irish culture by grabbing a pint at the local pub enjoying the fiddle music and jumping into conversations that buzz with brogue Rick s candid humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants He ll help you plan where to go and what to see depending on the length of your trip You ll get up-to-date recommendations on what is worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket