Moon San Francisco by Avalon Travel This full color guide to San Francisco is categorized by neighborhoods. San Francisco is such a relatively small city that it is fairly easy to walk from neighborhood to neighborhood. This book spotlights these neighborhoods and highlights the fun activities, the best places to eat, sleep and shop. Fold out color coded and numbered maps accompany each neighborhood. In addition, short sections highlight the … [Read more...]
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Lonely Planet Hawaii by Lonely Planet This book covers "the big Island" - it is small and light enough that it can be carried with you when you are actually traveling. This is a full color guide to some of Hawaii's nicest beaches and activities with additional information about this state's unique myths and legends. The "best" section in the front of the book is well worth reading. Another highlight is their spotlighted interviews with locals … [Read more...]
Idiot's Guide to Hawaii by Corey Sandler & Michael Roney Hawaii from A to Z. Great suggested itineraries, tips from locals, private homes rent, how to avoid the tourist traps and its exorbitant pricing and much more! Tons of attractions, restaurants and activities for all types of travelers. The content is laid out very nicely. … [Read more...]
Moon Nicaragua by Joshua Berman and Randall Wood This in depth guide book is an excellent resource for travelers to Nicaragua, central America's largest and least populated country. Travel in Nicaragua is generally for Independent travelers - and getting off the tourist beaten path is extremely easy (we know, we've been here before)! Nicaragua is certainly not neighboring Costa Rica in terms of tourist development - but there is just as much … [Read more...]
Living Abroad in Canada by Carolyn B. Heller This is a must have book for anyone considering re-locating to Canada either for school, work or for retirement. The book is extremely detailed and covers essential information including visas, employment, education, healthcare, daily life and much more. It also offers insights into the "best" places to live, and renting or purchasing a home. Author Carolyn Heller grew up in the United States but … [Read more...]
Moon Las Vegas by Rick Garman is cool for all types of travelers and this guide put out by Moon Handbooks reveals all that this shimmering city has to offer. It is packed with info about hotels, restaurants, casinos, maps you name it! A must read for anyone planning a trip to Vegas! … [Read more...]
New York by Fred Dust A travel book like no other! Physically its almost a 6"x6" square with pages bound with 6 metal rings with a flexible strap to hold the book together when finished reading. Each page is a "snapshot" within New York containing a paragraph and several photos of a specific place, attraction, unique restaurant & more. All items are very experiential in nature and some are not the typical items you will find in a mainstream … [Read more...]
Moon Baja by Nikki Goth Itoi From the stunningly clear water glistening in the sunlight photo that is pictured on the front cover this book quickly draws you into the wonders of Baja California. From multicultural Tijuana just south of the US border all the way down to Cabo San Lucas on Baja's southern tip, this is the go to guide for this region of Mexico. Helpful sections in the beginning of the book warrant a look including the best of … [Read more...]
Europe from a Backpack by Mark Pearson First person told stories of travel in Europe. Includes specific recommendations, tips and tricks. Some are quite humorous! Geared for the budget travelers. These are true stories told by fellow travelers who have been to many places in Europe. Each section of the book is separated into stories from specific countries. … [Read more...]
Lonely Planet Seattle by Lonely Planet Part of Lonely Planet's "City Guides", this 376 page guide to Seattle is highly detailed and includes a very nice pull out map, calendar, neighborhood spotlights, a highlights section and much more. This guide brings you insights from locals as well as travelers and is a must visit for anyone planning a trip to the "hub" of the Pacific Northwest. Also good information for attractions outside of the … [Read more...]