Moon Ecuador by Julian Smith and Jean Brown Certain countries often have one site or attraction that pops to mind when mentioning that country. For Ecuador it is certainly the Galapagos Islands but this country has so much more to offer than these famous Islands. Moon Ecuador covers each of this country's major regions well including the coastal zones, the great mountains of the Northern Andes and the jungles east of the Andes. The capital … [Read more...]
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Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul by Tricia Cornell This first edition book is one of the must have guides for exploring the Twin Cities. A number of full color maps are found in the front of the book followed by several useful itineraries. Did you know that a number of Minnesotan's enjoy ice cream during the winter. One ice cream shop even offers discounts as the thermometer drops! What is another favorite pastime of a visit to Minneapolis and St. … [Read more...]
The Big Trip by George Dunford This is the ultimate book for those adventurous independent travelers looking to spend considerable time overseas on a "big" trip. The economy or your "normal" job have you down? Pick up this book, start dreaming and then make this dream a reality. This book contains real life stories from seasoned 'on the road' travelers, top tip lists, and big trip experiences and favorite spots are highlighted. This is the … [Read more...]
Let's Go Europe by Harvard Student Agencies has been publishing travel guidebooks for students for more than 50 years. What is unique about this publisher is the fact that all the research and writing is conducted entirely by students - Harvard undergraduates. This guidebook, focusing mainly on Western and Central Europe is the culmination of the work of 20+ student researchers/writers. They scoured the continent for hostels & hotels, cool … [Read more...]
The Europe Book by Laetitia Clapton The tagline for this book is "a journey through every country on the continent" and this is certainly an appropriate description. Lonely Planet, long known for their detailed country guide books has put together a wonderful coffee table sized book organized by specific geographical locations within Europe. Each country is then highlighted with individual reviews and accompanying photos. This is part of their … [Read more...]
Bradt North Korea by Robert Willoughby Bradt guidebooks are the standard must have travel books for adventurous tourists who plan on visiting countries off the normal guidebook route. Author Robert Willoughby has done an excellent job sharing his first hand insights about travel and life in North Korea. This book does a good job exposing the facts and debunking the myths behind this sometimes mysterious country. Good maps, in depth … [Read more...]
Pacific Northwest Trips by Lonely Planet is one of 6 books in Lonely Planets new "Trips" Series covering select locations in the United States. These books are ideal for those looking to make a domestic road trip or even for International visitors trying to figure out some of America's top road trips. This particular book highlights 52 unique themed trips ranging from 2 to 7 days; each trip includes family and pet friendly attractions, easy to … [Read more...]
There is enough to keep one busy in the area of South Dakota around Rapid City for at least several weeks, although itineraries are presented for shorter trips. There's quite a bit packed into a relatively small geographical area - both natural and and man made attractions. Highlights of this guide book are of course Mt. Rushmore (one of America's most visited monuments with over 3 million visitors/year) but also Crazy Horse Mountain, Custer … [Read more...]
The Italian Lakes by Damien Simonis and Belinda Dixon region is located in the northern part of Italy, in part bordering Switzerland. From Bellagio along the shores of Lake Como to the best of Lake Maggiore this guide highlights the outdoor beauty of this particular region its culture and food and drink. If you are seeking inspiration this region certainly does not disappoint with its stunning blue lakes set against the jaggedness of the … [Read more...]
Italy from a Backpack by Mark Pearson First person told short stories of travel in Italy - stories by backpackers for backpackers. Includes specific recommendations, tips and tricks. Geared for the budget travelers. Each section of the book is broken down into specific locations within Italy. This is a must read for budget travelers planning a trip to Italy! … [Read more...]