For pure pleasure, few experiences are as satisfying as a chance to explore the world’s great culinary traditions and landmarks—and here, in the latest title of our popular series of illustrated travel gift books, you’ll find a fabulous itinerary of foods, dishes, markets, and restaurants worth traveling far and wide to savor. On the menu is the best of the best from all over the globe: Tokyo’s freshest sushi; the spiciest Creole favorites in New Orleans; the finest vintages of the great French wineries; the juiciest cuts of beef in Argentina; and much, much more. You’ll sample the sophisticated dishes of fabled chefs and five-star restaurants, of course, but you’ll also discover the simpler pleasures of the side-street cafés that cater to local people and the classic specialties that give each region a distinctive flavor. Every cuisine tells a unique story about its countryside, climate, and culture, and in these pages you’ll meet the men and women who transform nature’s bounty into a thousand gustatory delights. Hundreds of appetizing full-color illustrations evoke an extraordinary range of tastes and cooking techniques; a wide selection of recipes invites you to create as well as consume; sidebars give a wealth of entertaining information about additional sites to visit as well as the cultural importance of the featured food; while lively top ten lists cover topics from chocolate factories to champagne bars, from historic food markets to wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, and festive occasions of every kind. In addition, detailed practical travel information provides all the ingredients you’ll need to cook up a truly delicious experience for even the most demanding of traveling gourmets.
Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirational travel guide reveals 500 celebrated and lesser-known destinations around the globe, from ocean cruises in Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Completely revised and updated for its 10th anniversary. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's legendary travel writers, this fully updated, 10th anniversary edition of Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most celebrated and lesser-known sojourns. Offering a diverse array of possibilities, every continent and possible form of transport is covered, illustrated with glorious color photographs. With 16 new pages; new destinations like Cartegena, Colombia; and updated information throughout, this timely new edition is the perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips--from trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to mountain biking in Transylvania--and those searching for more specific experiences (the world's top small cruises, hot new museums around the world, secrets for following in the footsteps of film and TV heroes, and more). Each chapter features stunning photography, full-color maps, and practical tips, including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of your journey. Informative and inspiring, this luxurious volume is a lifelong resource that readers will treasure for years to come.
Photographs and text describe five hundred "must see" vacation spots around the world, organized by the best mode of transportation for each trip, with expert tips on chosing the best destination, traveling safely and affordably, and making the most of each site.
When I wrote my first book, Journeys of a Lifetime, in 2004, it reflected how dreams of mine, of visiting unknown places in the United Kingdom, countries across the North Sea in Europe, and seemingly far off continents of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia became reality. That was mainly due to the advent of air travel, package holidays, and the massive growth of international travel in the second half of the twentieth century. Nine years on from that book, my traveling has continued, and in that time, having seen the arrival of grandchildren, naturally they have joined in some of the journeys. Although places visited in that time include some return trips to old favorites, this book reflects only the new places visited. In particular India, the Middle East, the Far East, and nearer home Eastern Europe, all are featured more this time. Also, as we now have an Aussie part of the family, naturally Australia is also a regular destination. Although the United Kingdom is much smaller in area than the others, it is packed with wonderful places to visit, so trips at home are still often on the itinerary. In addition, cruising has taken off in the last decade a bit like package deals to Europe did in the 1960s and has added a new dimension to the journeys made. Cruises are featured several times in this book. More Journeys of a Lifetime reflects the further growth in long-haul travel and the massive increase of cruising. Hope you enjoy my further travels around this small world of ours, going on from those early dreams of mine and continuing to do so!
The fastest growth in tourism is the culinary sector. Covering farmers markets, taste tours, agri-entertainment, glamping, restaurants, farm shops and more, food tourism has become both an important part of holidaying and a purpose in itself. With growth occurring in most developed countries and tourists searching out culinary tourism throughout the world, this book provides an overall direction to the development of food tourism and a section on the future of this trend.
Is the sprawling American countryside calling your name? Does nothing excite you more than the sun on the horizon? Do you crave the open road and have a sense of wonder about the world you have yet to explore? Do hours of radio and catered playlists sound like the remedy to your daily routine? North American Road Trips appeals to those with a taste for adventure. Covered within these pages are some of the most scenic routes in America. Fantastic photography bring the road to life and adds images to some of the most fantasized getaways. Features routes across the United States and up through Canada for the travelers that can't get enough of the North America. This is the essential guide for or for those who are just enthused about the fabric of the American landscape. It comes complete with must-see sights for each area. Gives the best times to go, estimated driving time, and the best roads to use. An invaluable resource for planning your next vacation. Features classic trips, like the infamous Route 66 and smaller niche trips for locals. From the sun-drenched roads of the Florida Keys to routes through the great white north and Alaska. Whether you have a couple hours to kill or a couple of weeks, routes have a broad span of times to get out. For the solo drivers or the packed vans, North American Road Trips packs several lifetimes of trips between its pages.
In addition to the lavishly illustrated drives with full page descriptions, the editors have included additional lists of recommendations such as "The top 10 drivers' drives," "The top 10 spectacular bridges," The top 10 lakeside drives," "The top 10 music drives," and more. The drives vary. Some are routes through spectacular landscapes or leisurely journeys of discovery; some are short day trips; others are legendary long-distance odysseys. Additional online resources are recommended for each of thesuggested trips and destinations.
The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life
Author: Rupert Isaacson
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
Celebrate the people, places and food of the U.S.A!
Author: Gabrielle Balkan
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Pack your bags and take the journey of a lifetime with this fun-filled activity book packed with maps, wildlife, people and places unique to America’s 50 states. In this summer companion title to the popular smash-hit The 50 States, you can celebrate the people, places and food of the U.S.A in an activity book like no other! From Animals and Things that Go to People and Places and Festivals and Cultural events, this is a fact-filled celebration of the United States of America, which includes a make-your-own puzzle of the 50 states on the final spread. Perfect for any long journeys – whether you're travelling the 50 states or not!
The book is part of the Life Files series, which explores a wide range of social issues and is built around a series of key questions that focus attention on the critical aspects of the topic. Case studies are included where appropriate, and both sides of the issue are presented. The title looks at the world of food, diet and disease, eating disorders, farming, food production, and biotechnology. It examines the differences between diets in the East and West and between developed and developing countries.
4 Weeks to Wellness provides a step-by-step plan to get your eating and your lifestyle back on track. It explains how to make real food (minimally processed, in its natural state) work for your real life. Author Tarah Chieffi addresses her readers like a friend who has solid advice to share, and her book is filled with bright graphics, color photos, and fun asides (rubber chicken, anyone?). In just four weeks--one month--you can take control of your diet to take control of your life.
Dreams, Nightmares & Survival of an American Family
Author: April Rhodes - James
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Dinosaurs, indelible real life characters and a dramatic plunge down a judicial rabbit hole that occurs more often than imaginable. The book has been described as "soul searching," "a roller coaster ride" and "movie material" (it has, in fact, now been adapted as a script). It charts the unique journey of a small family, the unconditional support of community, both local and national, and lessons learned as the result of amazing entrepreneurial experiences. All in all, it tells a compelling true story of survival despite curious challenges. This book is a "Thank You" and a message of possibility to anyone who promotes inspiration through honest intent.
The Food of Gods is Jasmuheen's 18th book on metaphysical matters and her third book in the Divine Nutrition series. It is not necessary to have read the previous books on this subject which cover her personal journey and the solution for world health and world hunger issues as "The Foods of Gods" takes the pranic nourishment discussion to another level and offers simple yet powerful tools to satiate all of our hungers. Jasmuheen writes: The most important difference with our focus with Divine Nutrition is that It has the ability to feed us on all levels and that we can still benefit from increasing Its flow through our bio-system even if we continue to choose to enjoy eating. Allowing this Divinely Nutritional stream to be increased in our system means that we can be fed emotionally, mentally and spiritually and as such the techniques and guidelines shared in this book, will benefit us all by freeing us from our current personal and global emotional, mental and spiritual states of anorexia.