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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
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
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
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
Travels with NPR host David Greene along the Trans-Siberian Railroad capture an overlooked idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin Far away from the trendy caf s designer boutiques and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow the real Russia exists Midnight in Siberia chronicles David Greene s journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway a 6 000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok In quadruple-bunked cabins and stopover towns sprinkled across the country s snowy landscape Greene speaks with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years These travels offer a glimpse of the new Russia a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity but continues to endure oppression corruption a dwindling population and stark inequality We follow Greene as he finds opportunity and hardship embodied in his fellow train travelers and in conversations with residents of towns throughout Siberia We meet Nadezhda an entrepreneur who runs a small hotel in Ishim fighting through corrupt layers of bureaucracy every day Greene spends a joyous evening with a group of babushkas who made international headlines as runners-up at the Eurovision singing competition They sing Beatles covers... alongside their traditional songs finding that music and companionship can heal wounds from the past In Novosibirsk Greene has tea with Alexei who runs the carpet company his mother began after the Soviet collapse and has mixed feelings about a government in which his family has done quite well And in Chelyabinsk a hunt for space debris after a meteorite landing leads Greene to a young man orphaned as a teenager forced into military service and now figuring out if any of his dreams are possible Midnight in Siberia is a lively travel narrative filled with humor adventure and insight It opens a window onto that country s complicated relationship with democracy and offers a rare look into the soul of twenty-first-century Russia mapmore
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
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
With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography A Kitchen in France transports readers to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way M doc she did not quite know what was in store for them She found wonderful ingredients from local farmers and the neighboring woods and most important time to cook Her cookbook chronicles the family s seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse all photographed by her husband Oddur Mimi s convivial recipes such as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Cr me Fra che C pe and Parsley Tartlets Winter Vegetable Cocotte Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water and Salted Butter Cr me Caramel will bring the warmth of rural France into your home