Moon Beijing & Shanghai by Helena Iveson Two of China's powerhouse cities are covered in this new edition from Moon Handbooks. We are on our way to Beijing soon and will be using this guidebook during our travels. Beijing is the capital city and has long been the source of attractions including Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven - more recently Beijing was in the global spotlight for the 2008 Olympics. This up-to-date book includes … [Read more...]
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Moon Nashville & Memphis by Susanna Henighan Potter Author Susanna Henighan Potter was born and raised in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains in eastern Tennessee. She has provided a well-written detailed guide to both Nashville and Memphis. Most people immediately think of music when Nashville is mentioned but there is much more to do in and around this city. Civil War history , museums, and of course lots of entertainment opportunities … [Read more...]
The Travel Book by Lonely Planet This is the ultimate International compact coffee table book. 231 countries are covered in an A-Z format, in just under 900 pages. Each country is devoted 4 pages regardless of its size or influence. Photography is a key component of this book with over 1100 images presented. Hundreds of staff contributed their time to make this one of a kind book possible. Each country is quickly spotlighted listing the best … [Read more...]
Moon Moscow & St. Petersburg by Jennifer Chater & Nathan Toohey This book is a must have for any visitor planning a trip to Moscow or St. Petersburg. We had a fresh perspective on Moscow having just returned from this huge sprawling city and finding this book in our stack of newly arrived travel books. Moscow is definitely big and can be overwhelming to the first time tourist however this book does an excellent describing the main highlights in … [Read more...]
Moon Croatia & Slovenia by Shann Fountain Culo From vineyards and white wines to family friendly trips through these two fascinating small Adriatic countries, Moon first edition provides well-researched in depth coverage. Outdoor activities abound ranging from a number of festivals, rafting, skiing and cave exploration. Author Culo is a Croatian local. Look for a number of easy to use maps, Croatian and Slovenian helpful phrase sections, … [Read more...]
Lonely Planet Maui by Lonely Planet There is a reason why Lonely Planet is the industry leader in guide books. This full color guide on Maui, also includes Moloka'i & Lana'i, is very well laid out and is chock full of recommended itineraries, surf spots, hiking, nightlife, flora, fauna and much much more. Color coded chapters make browsing this book a breeze. Another highlight is their spotlighted interviews with locals under "island voices" … [Read more...]
Lonely Planet Thailand by Suzanne Nam is our most visited country outside of the USA so when the latest version of a new Thailand guidebook pops up on our radar we take a close look. In this case it is the 4th edition from Moon Handbooks and Bangkok resident Suzanne Nam. This book has great detailed maps, recommended 5 star restaurants and hotels for 3-star prices, listing of the best beaches, itineraries, a Thai phrasebook and much more. … [Read more...]
New Orleans by Todd A. Price is one of America's most unique and culturally intriguing cities. The second edition of Night + Day, New Orleans puts you where you want to be in this city, whether its at hip and happening restaurants, wine bars, art galleries, chic hotels, shopping and more. An incredible attention to detail shows in this book with the utmost effort to ensure that information is current. Their "99 best" list is one of the … [Read more...]
The Privileged Pooch by Maggie Espinosa We spend a fair amount of time in the Los Angeles area and when "The Privileged Pooch" came across our desk we jumped at the opportunity to review it. Southern California with its great year round weather is one of the friendliest pet destinations in the country. This book is the essential guide to luxury travel in Southern California with your pet. Long time San Diego resident and travel journalist Maggie … [Read more...]
Sun California Soak by Lena Katz up the Sun with Lena Katz's latest book. Why do 40 million people live in the state known as the "golden state" or "sunshine state". This book highlights the best places to swim, spa and sunbathe as the locals do. From the northern California to San Diego as well as inland this book covers some of the best places to soak up that infamous California sun. Interviews with locals and experts in their field are … [Read more...]