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1591132495 Do you dream of traveling overseas, but think you can't afford it? You can travel internationally,  and travel well, for less than you spend each month to put a roof over your head. You just need to pick the right places. Places where a fistfull of dollars will pay for weeks of hotels, train rides, and meals. How about $4 beach bungalows? Two or three pints of beer for a dollar? Great restaurant dinners for a buck or two? Museums that cost a few cents? Here, in one location, you can find the world's best travel values. 0330358588 From Kowloon to California, from Charles Darwin's garden to Vincent van Gogh's asylum, from the birthplace of the skyscraper to the tomb of Tutankhamun, David Dale seeks out the places every serious traveller must try to reach in order to understand the modern world. 0868246786 A wacky, off-beat view of life in my hometown, Brisbane. I bought this book to read during the flight to Ayers Rock, and was laughing out loud on the plane! 0312274920 This guy stole my idea before I had a chance to use it! On his only prior visit to Ireland, English songwriter-comic Tony Hawks had seen a man hitchhiking with a refrigerator. For years, he was wont to tell the tale during late-night drinking matches, and after one particularly heavy-duty night of partying, he awoke to find a bet scrawled pillowside 0330321412 Experience -at comfortable second hand- a selction on the worst journeys in the world, described by some of the best writers on travel in the world. It is always good to discover new excuses to stay at home! 0802137016 O'Rourke's flip, sarcastic style isn't for everyone, of course; the concept that anyone could find sightseeing in the Beirut or El Salvador of the 1980s fun might prove offensive to more than a few readers right off the bat. But love him or hate him, P. J. O'Rourke knows how to tell a good story, and if you like your travel writing laced with more than a little cynicism, Holidays in Hell could be just the book you've been looking for. 0553814516 If you're sick of the brochure hype. If you suspect the folk on Getaway aren't quite telling you the whole story. If you think the whole travel industry takes itself way too seriously, you'll love No Shitting in the Toilet.

0767902521 Bill Bryson tackles what is, for him, an entirely new subject: the American wilderness. Accompanied only by his old college buddy Stephen Katz, Bryson starts out one March morning in north Georgia, intending to walk the entire 2,100 miles to trail's end atop Maine's Mount Katahdin. 0060920084 A travelogue by Bill Bryson is as close to a sure thing as funny books get. The Lost Continent is no exception. Following an urge to rediscover his youth -he should know better- the author leaves his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that takes him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. 0767903862 Australia, where A-bombs go off unnoticed, prime ministers disappear into the surf, and cheery citizens coexist with the world's deadliest creatures: toxic caterpillars, aggressive seashells, crocodiles, sharks, snakes, and the deadliest of them all, the dreaded box jellyfish. And that's just the beginning, as Bryson treks through sunbaked deserts and up endless coastlines, crisscrossing the 0767915062 Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves and a vibrant culture. It also provides plenty to worry a traveller like Bill Bryson, fixated as he is on the dangers posed by snakes, insects and large predators. It is also a country with many serious problems: refugees, AIDS, drought, and grinding poverty. The resultant diary, though short in length, contains the trademark Bryson stamp of wry observation and curious insight. 0380727501 Reacting to an itch common to Midwesterners since there's been a Midwest from which to escape, writer Bill Bryson moved from Iowa to Britain in 1973. Working for such places as Times of London, among others, he has lived quite happily there ever since. Now Bryson has decided his native country needs him--but first, he's going on a roundabout jaunt on the island he loves. 0380713802 Having groused his way across America in The Lost Continent, Bryson now turns his attention to Europe. If it is any consolation to Americans, Bryson, an ex- midwesterner who has lived in England for the past 15 years, finds almost nothing to praise between the Arctic Circle and the Bosporus. 076790382X With the telescopic perspective of one who's stepped out of the American mainstream and come back after 20 years, Bryson aptly holds the mirror up to U.S. culture, capturing its absurdities--such as hotlines for dental floss, the cult of the lawsuit, and strange American injuries such as those sustained from pillows and beds.

1865085537 Hilarious observations about European travel 0899972659 Everyone makes lists, but the baker's dozen of personal challenges that Michael Bane came up with to test the breaking points of body and soul are literally breathtaking. The adventures he exuberantly narrates are the extreme of the extreme, like swimming from Alcatraz Island, running through Death Valley, bicycling the Rocky Mountains, and climbing Mt. Denali. 0297843044 Inside Sahara 1566910765 If you've decided to put your money where your fantasy is and save for the trip of trips, Edward Hasbrouck is your travel guru. He's circumnavigated the world twice, and coordinates a travel agent's around-the-world department. He shares hard-won truths about saving money--and in Thailand or Bali $100 saved earns an extra month of freedom. 0806126027 Yellowtail, Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief: An Autobiography 0806131314 This collection of oral stories from the Inland Northwest tribes is unusual: it represents an anthropologist's attention to presenting different tribal perspectives, and uses verse and visual clues to help preserve oral traditions in written word translations. College-level students familiar with Native literature will be the likely audience for this unusual effort. 0907871550 At the end of the eighteenth century, nothing was known of the interior. Despite starvation, imprisonment, and frequent illness, Mungo Park managed to keep a record of journeys through West Africa, trying to trace the course of the Niger river.

0821223690 This volume collects the full range of Ansel Adams' California images for the first time, focusing largely on his lesser-known work outside the Sierra. The 70 beautifully reproduced duotone photographs capture some of California's most striking and exemplary vistas, accompanied by passages from a wide range of notable writers, including John Muir, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, and John Steinbeck. 0821221345 A compilation drawn from the photographer's classic books features several images from his last work, Yosemite and the Range of Light and includes excerpts from his most noted writings. 082121750X Each of Adams 40 photographs presented here is accompanied by an engaging narrative that explores the technical and aesthetic problems presented by the subject and includes reminiscences of the places and people involved. 0792270282 It's impressive how much National Geographic can squeeze into a small book. Each entry tells how big the park is, describes its flavor, indicates when it's best to go and how to get there, and includes an elegantly useful map. A detailed tour of the sights includes glorious pictures (450 total), highlighting the best of each park. 0870449869 National Geographic magazine's stunning photographs of the last 15 years, and the facts behind them, in an oversize (11x12.25 0792263561 National Geographic: The Wildlife Photographs has just what we expect from the National Geographic Society: unforgettable images of animals in the wild. Page after page takes viewers into the private world of animals and reveals such sights as a dense furry nest of bats, the perfectly etched feathers on the back of a bald eagle's head, cheetah cubs dining on an impala, or a bleak forest of garden eels at the bottom of the Red Sea. The book is not without a mission: essays on habitat and endangered ecosystems underscore how precious the lives of these creatures are.

Not really travel books, but I've incuded afew of Robert Ludlum's best spy thrillers, as they're set in exotic locations around the world...and just because I like them.

0553260111 He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initial: 'J.B.' And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars. 0553263226 In a Kowloon Cabaret, scrawled in a pool of blood, is a name the world wanted to forget: Jason Bourne. The spellbinding sequel to The Bourne Identity brings back legendary assassin Jason Bourne. The Bourne Supremacy spent 25 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List with 8 weeks at number 1. 0553287737 The world's two deadliest spies in the ultimate showdown. At a small-town carnival two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. 477001791X From the metropolitan bustle of busy, modern Tokyo to the serenity of classical Kyoto, from the northern frontier land of snowy Hokkaido to distinctly colourful Kyushu and Okinawa in the southwest, Japan is a country of striking contrasts. This volume is a direct visual approach to the beauty and vitality of the nation. 0944502350 If I can teach myself basic Japanese in a matter of weeks with this book, anyone can! 0944502334 Another in this exceptional, simple but effective, series. 0944502598 My latest purchase. After my unexpected success at teaching myself Japanese, I now aim to speak acceptable conversational Spanish before I head to Mexico and Central and South America

1864502223 From beginning to end, the hair-raising stories in this hand-picked collection are likely to cause a surge in adrenaline. 'On the Edge: Adventurous Escapades from Around the World' follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the world’s best travel writers in jungles and on seas, off the beaten track and even off the planet with two astronaut’s accounts of the moon! 186450062X Yeah, yeah, your flight was delayed, and the onboard meal, once your plane finally got off, was crummy. Big deal. You want to hear about big-time travel horror stories? Read the essay-anecdotes offered here by 26 writers who contribute to Lonely Planet's travel guides, including Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler. 186450319X Illness, imprisonment, mistaken identities, riots, close encounters with bears and dingoes, dentists who don't speak your language, foreign toilet ettiquette and stewed rat - it's all in a day's work for Lonely Planet writers and staff. By turns funny and frightening - and frequently both at once. 0864425295 Love affairs on the road, passionate holiday romances, erotic encounters, lovers who meet only to part... 1740594576 More than a journal, it contains:pages for personalised travel scheduling, travel-related website listings, conversion tables, international dialling codes, world time zone map, 
four-year planner, durable transparent overlay, quotes to inspire and amuse. 186450207X Internationally renowned travel photographer, Richard I'Anson, will help you capture the pictures you've always wanted in this easy-to-follow guide. 0528844695 A Rand McNally Road Atlas was my best friend when driving or hitchhiking around the States and Canada. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but this one would be my choice.

Lonely Planet put out great guide books covering just about every corner of the globe. Click on a cover to bring up the range of Lonely Planet titles for that region.

This section is a work in progress. If you don't see the title you want, click on any related title. For example, for guide books on New Zealand, click on South Pacific. For Japan, click on South East Asia. You'll get the hang of it!

1740593146 For years, Lonely Planet resisted pressure to cram the whole of Europe into a single guide. To the delight of backpackers everywhere, they've finally given in--with a vengeance. The first edition of Europe on a Shoestring packs 40 countries into 1200 pages, while still finding room to brief you on all the aspects of pretrip preparation, from packing right to finding the best airfares. 1741041643 For over 25 years it's been toted in backpacks down the Mekong and up Kinabalu, through Indonesia, around Thailand, from the Philippines to Singapore and everywhere in between. Take the 'Yellow Bible' on your next adventure! 1740594622 As its name suggests, the book is chock-a-block with dirt-cheap suggestions on where to stay (from campsites to hotels), eat (street stalls to restaurants), as well as places to view wildlife (Masai Mara, Serengeti), tour ancient Casbahs (Morocco, Tunisia), or unwind on a tropical beach (the islands of Mozambique, Egypt's Red Sea resorts). 1741041635 Here is the ultimate budget traveler's guide to a continent that will never cease to stimulate the senses. From the Darién Gap to Terra del Fuego and all points in between, this is an essential travel tool. Lonely Planet's South America features 238 country, region, city, and town maps; safety and health tips; reviews of places to stay and eat; lively background on history, geography, and culture; practical outdoor activities including national parks and reserves; and coaching in Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, and Aymara languages. 1864501863 Poised at the convergence of two continents, Central America lures the intrepid traveler with a centuries-old weave of unique cultural and environment forces. Whether you aim to explore ancient Mayan temples or worship the sun on Caribbean shores, climb to the summit of a smoldering volcano or dive amid spectacular coral reefs, this indispensable guide is your ticket to affordable adventure. Covers: Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

1864503491 Even the experienced traveler will find their trips to Europe did little to prepare them for the Middle East. This is why this guide does so much for the independant, and is so invaluable. Lonely planet has a history of helping people travel on a meagre budget, however gives a warm and caring introduction as to why indulging yourself occasionaly in the more expensive treasures can make your vacation. 1741041929 Want to bite the Big Apple? Strike it rich in Las Vegas? Get your kicks on Route 66? Let this jam-packed guide escort you through the land of plenty. From Disney World to Death Valley, the White House to Waikiki, Lonely Planet covers all four corners of all 50 states. 1740590295 Lonely Planet Canada 1740594479 Whether you want to walk the Larapinta Trail or dive on Ningaloo, wine and dine in multicultural Melbourne or gaze at the stars in the awesome Outback - you'll find this guide to the continent of extremes indispensable. 1864503025 Whether you're seeking bustling cities, mountain bushwalks or sun-drenched beaches, you'll enjoy island hopping with this comprehensive guide. Coverage: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Melanesia, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna.

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