50 States, 5,000 Ideas

Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

Author: Joe Yogerst

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216904

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 2806

The best travel experiences in every state and province, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sights include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, and out-of-the-way museums. Discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee; swamp tours in Louisiana; dinosaur trails in Colorado; America's oldest street in NYC; a string of lighthouses in Nova Scotia; authentic Chinese night markets in British Columbia; 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 to help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible.

100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas

Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

Author: Joe Yogerst

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 9781426220104

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 7097

Filled with helpful travel tips and beautiful National Geographic photography, this expert guide showcases the best experiences in the top national, state, and city parks throughout North America. In the sequel to the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 ideas, National Geographic turns to the United States' and Canada's most pristine--and adventure-filled--national, state, and city parks with 5,000 ideas for the ultimate vacation. Showcasing the best experiences, both obvious and unexpected, each entry in this robust guide provides an overview of the park, detailed travel advice, fascinating facts, insider knowledge about wildlife, and expert tips for hiking, biking, camping, and exploring. From the geysers of Yellowstone National Park to the Everglades' Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail and the stunning peaks of Banff and Jasper in Alberta, each page will fuel your wanderlust. Plus, explore the natural beauty tucked away in cities like New York's Central Park and Boston Commons, and find bonus parks with day-trip suggestions to nearby neighbors. Top 10 lists throughout highlight best-of destinations for river trips, monuments, panoramic views, beaches, and more. This comprehensive book provides all the inspiration and information you need to plan your next park visit--and make it a memorable one.

100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas

Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

Author: National Geographic,National Geographic Society (U.S.). Book Division

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426207581

Category: Travel

Page: 399

View: 1750

A book with 200 color photos and 100 maps includes thousands of ideas for travel all over the world, organized by country. Original.

Complete National Parks of the United States

Featuring 400+ Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores

Author: Mel White

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216920

Category: NATURE

Page: 544

View: 8369

From recreation areas and trails to historic sites, from nature hikes to seashores, this comprehensive travel guide and reference to the United States National Parks has been completely revised and updated, with a brand-new cover, more than 30 new photos, and 15 new properties that have been approved by President Barack Obama since the publication of the first edition. The ultimate travel planner and reference guide for all things national parks, this 544-page resource from National Geographic is filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities.

1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die

Author: Patricia Schultz

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189718

Category: Travel

Page: 1200

View: 1110

Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit. “Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.” —New York Daily News

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 5504

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315936

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

View: 5021

Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.


An Amazing Place

Author: Natalie Danford

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785830788

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 5180

Few countries around the world offer the variety of landscapes and ecosystems that the United States does, representing everything from desert to mountains to seashore to wide rolling plains. Equally fascinating American cities are full of ethnic enclaves, famous neighborhoods and landmarks recognizable around the world. The national park system of the United States comprises 84 million acres of land; the country is home to more than 17,000 museums large and small. filled with striking photographs, this book presents both impressive man made sights like the Brooklyn Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge when it was completed in 1883, and natural wonders like the 277-mile long Grand Canyon. More intimate settings are explored as well, including Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum and the Live Oak Friends Meeting House in Texas with its single work of art, the meditative Skyspace. Brief text and captions provide background and history about subjects such as the great battles of the American Revolution and the inspirational activism of the civil rights era. From jazz to baseball to drive-ins, the inventive spirit of this relatively young nation never lets up, and this volume matches that energy. In this book, the 50 states have been arranged into the six commonly used, though unofficial, regions loosely grouped by geography and climate, though the individuality of each state cannot help but shine through.

The Bucket List

1000 Adventures Big & Small

Author: Kath Stathers

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0789332698

Category: Adventure travel

Page: 496

View: 5172

This guide to features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more.

USA Travel Guide

United States of America Travel Guide, Geography, History, Culture, Travel Basics, Visas, Traveling, Sightseeing and a Travel Guide for Each State

Author: Alex Pitt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540698087


Page: 432

View: 7617

Are you planning a trip to the USA? Always been in love with the United States of America and everything American? Or are you an American and looking to make the best out of your holiday?Then this book is for you!This book will put your doubts of whether visiting the USA is worth it. The country has much to offer for natives and foreigners alike - nature parks, history, culture, architecture, museums, road trips, music, beaches, mountains and a lot more. Plan your holiday with this clever extensive American travel guide. You can read about American history, typical costs and how to save money, destinations, visas, traveling, culture, where to go, how to get there, what to see, when and where to see it, how to stay safe and more secret tips! I am Alex Pitt - adventurer, climber, survivor, nomad, traveler and writer and I would like to present to you the United States of America. This book includes: Quick facts about the USA Geography History Government and politics Culture and holidays Traveling to and getting in the United States of America Traveling in the USA and road trips Eating, drinking, smoking, nightlife, staying safe and healthy Alabama Travel Guide Alaska Travel Guide Arizona Travel Guide Arkansas Travel Guide California Travel Guide Colorado Travel Guide Connecticut Travel Guide Delaware Travel Guide Florida Travel Guide Georgia Travel Guide Hawaii Travel Guide Idaho Travel Guide Illinois Travel Guide Indiana Travel Guide Iowa Travel Guide Kansas Travel Guide Kentucky Travel Guide Louisiana Travel Guide Maine Travel Guide Maryland Travel Guide Massachusetts Travel Guide Michigan Travel Guide Minnesota Travel Guide Mississippi Travel Guide Missouri Travel Guide Montana Travel Guide Nebraska Travel Guide Nevada Travel Guide New Hampshire Travel Guide New Jersey Travel Guide New Mexico Travel Guide New York Travel Guide North Carolina Travel Guide North Dakota Travel Guide Ohio Travel Guide Oklahoma Travel Guide Oregon Travel Guide Pennsylvania Travel Guide Rhode Island Travel Guide South Carolina Travel Guide South Dakota Travel Guide Tennessee Travel Guide Texas Travel Guide Utah Travel Guide Vermont Travel Guide Virginia Travel Guide Washington Travel Guide Washington D.C. Travel Guide West Virginia Travel Guide Wisconsin Travel Guide Wyoming Travel Guide and much more Are you ready to learn about the United States? Ready to pack your bags and travel around in the USA? Scroll up, hit that buy button!

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426203934

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 8133

Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Revised Second Edition

Author: Patricia Schultz

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761156860

Category: Travel

Page: 1216

View: 9833

The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.

Ruff Guide to the United States

365 of the BEST Places to Stay and Play with Your Dog in All 50 States

Author: Melissa Halliburton

Publisher: Kendall Media

ISBN: 9781939726001

Category: Travel with dogs

Page: 296

View: 8248

Ruff Guide to the United States features 365 of the BEST places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. Whether your pooch prefers to 'ruff it' on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a five-star resort, the assortment of trips in this book is sure to have him (and you) begging for a vacation!

Amazing and Unusual USA

Hundreds of Extraordinary Sights

Author: Jeff Bahr

Publisher: Publications International

ISBN: 9781412716833

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 320

View: 2746

Discover some of the most unusual sights in the United States in this beautiful hardcover coffee table book. Full-color photography highlights weird roadside attractions, strange natural wonders, and positively mysterious phenomena. From the world's largest bug and the world's largest globe to historic castles and a floating bridge, you'll find a treasure trove of sites to explore.

The Five Thousand Year Leap

28 Great Ideas that Changed the World

Author: Willard Cleon Skousen

Publisher: Powerthink Publishing

ISBN: 9780981559667

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 289

View: 8171

Skousen lays out the great ideas of the Founders so that even a new Congressman could get a fairly good comprehension of their ingenious success formula.

The Road Trip Book

1001 Drives of a Lifetime

Author: Daryl Sleath

Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)

ISBN: 9780789334251

Category: Travel

Page: 960

View: 3417

The world's superlative road trips--scenic, thrilling, and memorable--in both natural and urban settings. For anyone who has fallen under its spell, a car represents freedom and adventure. For decades, the American tradition of the road trip has been bound up with the idea of new possibilities and new horizons. This book is an indispensable guide to the most beautiful, breathtaking, extraordinary, and fun road trips the world has to offer. Complete with road trips varying in length and level of challenge, from an epic transglobal route inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's Long Way Round documentary series to a two-mile blast around Monaco's F1 street circuit, there is something for any adventurer. Each entry provides information about distance, start and finish points, road surfaces, must-see stop-offs, detours, and other details to plan an unforgettable trip. Entries are organized into three categories: Scenic, Adventure, and Culture. One can marvel at the views from Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive or central California's Pacific Coast Highway, but the thrill seeker might opt for the hair-raising ride through Montenegro's coastal mountains to reach the medieval walled town of Sveti Stefan on the Adriatic. The culture category features routes inspired by film, literature, and history: re-create Thelma and Louise's heart-pounding joyride (minus the final leap), savor Japan's "Romance Road" through unspoiled small towns, or follow Jack Kerouac's path from On the Road.


State of the Art

Author: Joseph R. Yogerst

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9789810022259

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 5710

Set against a backdrop of superb color photographs, an elite team of Singapore's best fiction and non-fiction writers describes the inner workings of island life. Never before have so many top Singapore authors delved into the social and cultural fabric of this vibrant city-state. Contributers include Zuraidah Ibrahim, Gretchen Liu, Violet Oon, Adrian Tan, Ravi Veloo, and Paul Zach.

Moon USA National Parks

The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks

Author: Becky Lomax

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1640492771

Category: Travel

Page: 700

View: 1120

They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find: Coverage of all 59 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives, or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, mountain climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads National parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks Comprehensive planning resources: With detailed maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip Expert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds, what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels Know before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass Gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster map Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks. For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out Moon's national parks travel guides.


The First 5,000 Years

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: 9781612194196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 542

View: 5819

A revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. Graeber, one of the early organisers of Occupy Wall Street and a well regarded academic, presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom; he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods, long before the invention of cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we first see a society divided between debtors and creditors.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 074758589X

Category: Fiction

Page: 419

View: 4909

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love