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1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREAt twenty-two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing more to lose she made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she would do it alone Told with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed her One of the Best Books of the Year NPR The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly Vogue St Louis Dispatch
Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you have 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 FeaturesRead about the winning teams and small towns from the 3nd annual Best of the Road contest 6 Great Drives Special road trips hand picked by our editorsVote for your favorite Road Atlas cover from the past 90 years at randmcnally com roadatlascoversUse this book with the Rand McNally Road Atlas Ebook Learn more at randmcnally com mobileTourism websites and phone numbers for every U S state and Canadian province on map pages
Birnbaum s Walt Disney World has been re-imagined It boasts a bold new look and variety of added features including a complete restaurant roundup with expanded details on all the dining options in Disney World as well as a new chapter dedicated to Disney Cruise Line We ll guide guests as they choose a Disney cruise ship and potentially pair a sailing with a stay at a Walt Disney World resort the ultimate Disney land-and-sea adventure And as always since ours is the only guidebook that s official this book includes the most accurate information on prices changes and new attractions for 2015 A Walt Disney World visit requires more advance preparation than ever Our Getting Ready to Go chapter offers insight into Disney s new MagicBand program and will help guests plan their vacation like a pro The 2015 Birnbaum Guide features bigger and bolder charts and maps and lots of color photos-making the Birnbaum vacation planner a solid souvenir Thorough descriptions of all theme park shows and attractions will help vacationers get the most bang for their buck And money-saving tips will help stretch those precious vacation dollars As Disney and The Force join forces we ve got the scoop on new rides shows and character greetings from the Star... Wars realm We deliver the details on the newest shows and attractions throughout Walt Disney World including the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster and other newcomers in the Magic Kingdom s Fantasyland Our expanded Good Meals Great Times chapter includes coverage of WDW restaurants lounges the Disney Dining Plan Epcot Food Wine Festival special dining opportunities and more The handy new Trip Tracker is the perfect place to jot down Disney Dining confirmation numbers Fastpass assignments and other important info Downtown Disney is morphing into the massive and immersive Disney Springs We ll share the scoop as this dining shopping and entertainment enclave more than doubles in size There are Hidden Mickeys all over Walt Disney World We will direct guests to some of our theme park favorites More hot tips and valuable coupons than ever before more
Make Every Minute and Every Dollar of your Disney Vacation Count Walt Disney World in Florida has often been called the most magical place on Earth Dining at Walt Disney World should be magical as well but with over 300 on-property dining choices it can instead be overwhelming That is why Dining at Walt Disney World - The Definitive Guide was created Inside these pages you will find in-depth advice including Detailed descriptions of every Disney dining venue Understanding and receiving the best value from the Disney Dining Plan How to snag hard-to-get dining reservations Saving time and money while dining What are the must do character meals Disney Dining com exclusive Picks and Tips
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt McKinley His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless He had given 25 000 in savings to charity abandoned his car and most of his possessions burned all the cash in his wallet and invented a new life for himself Four months later his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild Immediately after graduating from college in 1991 McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car stripped it of its license plates and burned all of his cash He would give himself a new name Alexander Supertramp and unencumbered by money and belongings he would be free to wallow in the raw unfiltered experiences that nature presented Craving a blank spot on the map McCandless simply threw the maps away Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister he vanished into the wild Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless s short life Admitting an interst that borders on obsession he... searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless Digging deeply he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind the complex charged bond between fathers and sons When McCandless s innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naivet pretensions and hubris He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge Krakauer brings McCandless s uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows and the peril adversity and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality Mesmerizing heartbreaking Into the Wild is a tour de force The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer s stoytelling blaze through every page more
Staying up to date with world events and constantly changing political boundaries is easy with Rand McNally s World Wall Map Our world wall map changes as the world does and frequent updates and reprints assure you that accurate information available This eye-catching wall map s combination of bold colors and detailed cartography make it a handy reference piece that s sure to stand out in any home classroom or office This map looks great framed too Gall Stereographic projection which shows countries and continents truer to their relative size Map centered on Africa allowing viewers to see continents complete and intact Color-matching relief to show mountain ranges and other elevation changes Clearly labeled country and city names for easy location Latitude and longitude indications Compact folded size for easy storage when not on the wall
If you purchase The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World in ebook format receive free monthly updates via your device so you ll be in the know about important changes making your vacation planning better than ever 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
A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest When he set out to visit all of the planet s countries by age thirty-five compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist each pursuing a challenging quest And interestingly these quests aren t just travel-oriented On the contrary they re as diverse as humanity itself Some involve exploration others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals making daily down payments on their dream These questers included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project a DJ producing the world s largest symphony a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M I T s computer-science course a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond and scores of others writing themselves into the record books The more Chris spoke... with these strivers the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers revealing their secret motivations their selection criteria the role played by friends and family their tricks for solving logistics and the importance of documentation Equally fascinating is Chris examination of questing s other side including questers acute awareness of mortality their struggle against monotony and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded What happens after the summit is climbed the painting hung the endurance record broken the at risk community saved A book that challenges each of us to take control to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration It s a playbook for making your life count more
A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David s Parisian kitchen It s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks a well-worn cast-iron skillet and his laptop and moved to Paris In that time the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks most notably in Paris incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes In My Paris Kitchen David remasters the classics introduces lesser-known fare and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today You ll find Soupe l oignon Cassoulet Coq au vin and Croque-monsieur as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork Lamb shank tagine Dukkah-roasted cauliflower Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce and Wheat berry salad with radicchio root vegetables and pomegranate And of course there s dessert Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce Duck fat cookies Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze French cheesecake and the list goes on David also shares stories told with his trademark wit... and humor and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David s kitchen reveals the quirks trials beauty and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world more
The finest guidebook ever written for Maui Now you can plan your best vacation--ever This all new sixth 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
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