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Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Northern California features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.
The Rough Guide to Sydney is your indispensable travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of Australia's oldest, largest and most vibrant city. As well as step-by-step accounts of Sydney's city centre attractions you'll find full coverage of Sydney's magnificent beaches, including quintessential surfing destination Bondi Beach; Sydney's beautiful harbour, where magnificent wild landscapes lie within easy reach by ferry; and the surrounding countryside, including the spectacular, mist-shrouded Blue Mountains, and the wine-lovers' paradise of the Hunter Valley. Besides in-the-know reviews of Sydney's hotels, hostels and nightlife, The Rough Guide to Sydney details Sydney's vibrant dining scene listing Sydney restaurants and cafés in up-and-coming neighbourhoods as well as in the ever-changing city centre. An entire chapter is devoted to Sydney's bars and pubs, while further sections include Kids' Sydney, Shopping in Sydney, and Gay Sydney, where you'll find an overview of the city's legendary Mardi Gras, just one of a year-round calendar of exciting and unusual festivals. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Sydney
Taking you to the historic cities of Devon and Cornwall, this Rough Guide shows you the galleries of St. Ives and local donkey sanctuaries in this updated guide, the ideal companion whether you're on a city break, beach vacation, or road trip. The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best places to stop and explore, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving the roads, taking walking tours, or visiting local cathedrals. You'll find special coverage of history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each area in this fascinating peninsula. The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall.
Dem Himmel nahe Mit dem Baedeker Allgäu entdeckt man das Ferienparadies zwischen Bodensee und Lech ganz intensiv: eindrückliche Gebirgsszenerien für Wanderer und Alpinisten, ein sanftes Vorland zum Kuren und Relaxen, dazu atmosphärenreiche, lebhafte Städte und viele große Kunstschätze. Das Kapitel Hintergrund beschäftigt sich mit Wissenswertem über das Allgäu, über Land und Leute, über Wirtschaft und Geschichte, Gesellschaft und Alltagsleben. Was sind die typischen Gerichte und wo kann man sie probieren? Was kann man mit Kindern unternehmen? Antworten auf diese, und viele andere Fragen gibt das Kapitel "Erleben und Genießen". Entdecken Sie das Allgäu unterwegs: Mit einer eindru...
Buchanan County, like many small counties, has gone through boom and bust in its history. From floods and fires to economic prosperity, Buchanan went from being one of the wealthiest counties to one of the poorest in the state of Virginia. Unlike many small counties, Buchanan is reinventing itself. The original county is no more and is currently being rebuilt.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands will lead you straight to the best attractions the Greek islands' have to offer. With over 1000 detailed maps, illustrations, and color photographs, this best-selling guidebook gives detailed background information on the best things to do, from magical island cruises and scenic walks and tours to the best beach resorts for a family vacation in the Greek Islands. Features include a visual glossary of island food specialties and sections on Greek mythology, Greek history, Greek architecture and art. Illustrated with beautiful cutaways and floor plans of all of the Greek Islands' ancient landmarks, this essential travel guide also includes 3D aerial views to give a bird's eye view of the Greek Islands' most charming towns and villages, from Kefallonia to Rhodes. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands is fully updated and expanded with dozens of reviews for Greek Island hotels, recommended restaurants, clubs, and bars as well as ferry routes and tips for the best shopping in Greece. Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to The Greek Islands.
Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK Top 10 New York City uses exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel guide in ebook format. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies, The DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.
Here, published for the first time in the United States, is the last book by Roger Deakin, famed British nature writer and icon of the environmentalist movement. In Deakin's glorious meditation on wood, the "fifth element" -- as it exists in nature, in our culture, and in our souls -- the reader accompanies Deakin through the woods of Britain, Europe, Kazakhstan, and Australia in search of what lies behind man's profound and enduring connection with trees. Deakin lives in forest shacks, goes "coppicing" in Suffolk, swims beneath the walnut trees of the Haut-Languedoc, and hunts bushplums with Aboriginal women in the outback. Along the way, he ferrets out the mysteries of woods, detailing the life stories of the timber beams composing his Elizabethan house and searching for the origin of the apple. As the world's forests are whittled away, Deakin's sparkling prose evokes woodlands anarchic with life, rendering each tree as an individual, living being. At once a traveler's tale and a splendid work of natural history, Wildwood reveals, amid the world's marvelous diversity, that which is universal in human experience.
This is an excellent, user–friendly book for learning the Chinese language. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese actually has simpler grammar than English and there are no conjugations—meaning anyone can learn a few important phrases in no time. Chock ...