Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands (Third Edition)
By Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Bike cobblestone streets, cruise on charming canals, and stop and smell the tulips: with Rick Steves on your side, the Netherlands can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Amsterdam and the NetherlandsRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Van Gogh museum and Rembrandt's home workshop, to cozy "brown" cafés How to connect with local culture: Explore Amsterdam by bicycle, sample distinctive Dutch cheeses, and chat with a friendly local over beer brewed from 1,000-year-old recipesBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a pint of beerSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, a Dutch phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downComplete, up-to-date information on Amsterdam, Haarlem, Delft, Alkmaar and Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, Marken, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, the Historic Triangle, Flevoland, Keukenhof, Aalsmeer, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, and moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands.Spending less than a week in Amsterdam? Try Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam.
Moon Los Angeles (First Edition)
By Halli Jastaran Faulkner
Experience the Life of the City with Moon Travel Guides!From the glittering Pacific Ocean to charming neighborhoods and towering skyscrapers, Los Angeles is a kinetic cultural melting pot. Explore it all with Moon Los Angeles.Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow one of our self-guided neighborhood walksSee the Sights: Stroll the Walk of Fame and see Grauman's Chinese Theater, browse hipster boutiques in Silver Lake, or take surfing lessons on Venice Beach. Listen to the classics at the stunning Disney Concert Hall, stroll the quirky Santa Monica Pier, or go back in time at the stunning Getty VillaGet a Taste of the City: LA is a melting pot of incredible cuisine: think perfect soup dumplings, kogi tacos, and the best mole you'll find outside OaxacaBars and Nightlife: Relax over a craft beer in trendy gastropubs or discover vibrant nightclubs and hidden speakeasies featuring innovative and classic cocktailsTrusted Advice: LA transplant Halli Jastaran Faulkner shares her love of this bright, sprawling metropolisStrategic Itineraries: See the best of the City of Angels with itineraries designed for families, film buffs, beach bums, artist, and more Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps so you can explore on your ownHandy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and culture, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your beach bagWith Moon Los Angeles's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to experience more world-class cities? Try Moon Chicago or Moon Seattle. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip.
Moon Sarasota & Naples (Third Edition)
By Jason Ferguson
Explore the soft white beaches, wild Everglades and sun-soaked cities of Florida's Paradise Coast with Moon Sarasota & Naples. Inside you'll find:*Flexible, strategic itineraries from a weekend getaway in Sarasota to a full week exploring Florida's west coastHonest advice for beach-goers, families, water sports enthusiasts, and more*The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, cycling, bird-watching, and fishing*The top sights and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves. Unwind on shell-scattered beaches or head inland to explore palmetto prairies and swampy forests. Indulge at upscale restaurants in Naples, browse fine art galleries, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Work up an appetite by paddling the Great Calusa Blueway, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the ocean*Expert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boat*Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout*Handy tips for international visitors, seniors, LGBTQ+ travellers, and travellers with disabilities*Background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, and culture*Full coverage of Sarasota, Charlotte Harbor, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, the Barrier Islands, Naples, and the EvergladesWith Moon Sarasota & Naples' practical advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.For more of the Sunshine State, try Moon Florida or Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg.
Moon Angkor Wat (Third Edition)
By Tom Vater
The ancient temples at Angkor Wat are unlike anything else on earth. Step back in time and take the trip of a lifetime with Moon Angkor Wat. Inside you'll find:*Strategic itineraries ranging from one to three days in Angkor to a week exploring the Khmer Empire, with suggestions on the most beautiful (and most secluded) temples to visit*Top sights and unique experiences: Explore the sublime forested temple ruins of Angkor, remnants of the ancient Khmer Empire. Marvel at Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world, get up close to Angkor Thom's carved bodhisattva, and wander among nearly 100 ancient monuments deep in the jungle at Koh Ker. Immerse yourself in bustling city atmosphere of Siem Reap or the colourful markets, quiet streets, and funky art galleries of Battambang. Drink thick sweet coffee and sample prahoc or barbequed meats from street carts in Phnom Penh*Tips for the best ways to tour the temples to get the most out of this sacred and awe-inspiring site*Focused advice and historical context from documentarian and journalist Tom Vater*Essential insight on trip planning, health and safety, reservations, transportation (by tuk-tuk, taxi, motorbike, or bicycle), and accommodations ranging from hotels to homestays with local families, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your daypack*Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout *In-depth coverage of Siem Reap, Angkor and all its temples, Phnom Penh, and excursions to other parts of Cambodia such as Banteay Chhmar, Sambor Prei Kuk, Preah Khan, Koh Ker, Preah Vihear, and BattambangWith Moon Angkor Wat's practical tips and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Exploring more of Asia? Check out Moon Vietnam or Moon Phuket & Ko Samui.
Moon Charleston & Savannah (Eighth Edition)
By Jim Morekis
Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!Moon Charleston & Savannah reveals the charm of these fun-loving sister cities, from historic landmarks to romantic beaches. Inside you'll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, including quick getaways to each city that can be combined for a week-long escape, plus day trips to the coast and islandsThe top sights and unique activities for making the most of your trip: Sample classic shrimp and grits, the best Southern barbecue in town, or seafood straight off the boat. Browse the museums on Savannah's historic River Street, take a carriage ride through Charleston's French Quarter, or check out the wares at the Old City Market. Take a day-long cruise along the coast, spot wild horses on Tybee Island, or rent bikes in Jekyll Island's Historic District and picnic on the beach. Visit famed Civil War battlefields, check out the First African Baptist Church, and learn about the area's important African American historyExpert, local insight from Savannah native Jim MorekisHonest advice on when to go, how to get around, where to eat, and where to stay, from historic landmark inns to whimsical budget hostelsFull-color, vibrant photos and maps throughoutThorough background on the culture, history, weather, and wildlifeFull coverage of Charleston, Savannah, Beaufort and the Lowcountry, and the Golden IslesWith Moon Charleston & Savannah's expert tips, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Exploring more of the South? Try Moon Atlanta or Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains.
Moon Atlanta (Fourth Edition)
By Tray Butler
Moon Travel Guides: See the City with a Local!Between small-town Southern hospitality and booming big-city culture, Atlanta is a powerhouse of the South. Get to know its many charms with Moon Atlanta.Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity, with color-coded maps of Atlanta's most interesting neighborhoodsSee the Sights: Browse classic and contemporary works at the High Museum of Art, or see rare Egyptian artifacts at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Spend a sunny afternoon strolling Piedmont Park or the Midtown Mile, and admire stunning Southern estates, antebellum mansions, and Queen Anne-style architecture. Visit Martin Luther King Jr.s birth home, Centennial Olympic Park, or the College Football Hall of FameGet a Taste of the City: Sample classic Southern staples like crispy crawfish, fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, and juicy Georgia peachesBars and Nightlife: Catch an up-and-coming indie band at Eddies Attic, sip a craft beer at a local brewpub, slip into a speakeasy, or play a few games at an outdoor table tennis barTrusted Advice: Atlanta local Tray Butler shares the ins and outs of the city he calls homeItineraries and Day Trips: Explore the best of Atlanta in three days, or take your time with excursions to Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier, Athens, and the Blue Ridge MountainsFull-Color Photos and Detailed MapsHandy Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Atlanta and the South, plus tips for seniors, families, LGBTQ+ travelers, and those with disabilitiesWith Moon Atlanta's local expertise, myriad activities, and practical advice, you can plan your trip your way.Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Sampling more Southern cities? Try Moon Charleston & Savannah.
Rick Steves Rome 2019
By Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Rome is called the Eternal City: ancient ruins and Renaissance masterpieces still dot this modern metropolis. With Rick Steves on your side, Rome can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Rome 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring RomeRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato How to connect with local culture: Walk in the footsteps of Caesar through the ruins of the Forum, savor a plate of cacio e pepe, or chat with fans about the latest soccer (calcio, to locals) match Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far nienteSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Central Rome, Vatican City, Trastevere, and more, plus day trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Naples, and PompeiiMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Rome 2019.Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Rome.
Rick Steves Italy 2019
By Rick Steves
From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Italy 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to ItalyRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelatoHow to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps of through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals)Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far nienteSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museumsVital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to placeDetailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy 2019.Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy.
Rick Steves London 2019
By Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Explore London from the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye. With Rick Steves on your side, London can be yours!Inside Rick Steves London 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring LondonRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from Trafalgar Square and the Victoria & Albert to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chipsConnect with London: Catch a show in Soho, meet the ravens at the Tower of London, and end your day at the pub sharing a pint and chat with a friendly LondonerBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a cup of teaSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, popular British slang, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on the whole city, plus day trips to Windsor, Cambridge, and StonehengeMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves London 2019.
Rick Steves Best of England (Second Edition)
By Rick Steves
Hit England's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of England!Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and moneyTwo-day itineraries covering London, Bath, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool, the Lake District, and YorkRick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist trapsThe best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museumsTrip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get aroundOver 60 full-color maps and vibrant photosSuggestions for side trips to Greenwich, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Cambridge, Glastonbury, Wells, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, and Northeast EnglandExperience England's Old World sophistication and New World style for yourself with Rick Steves Best of England!
Rick Steves Snapshot Dubrovnik (Fifth Edition)
By Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Dubrovnik.In this compact guide, Rick Steves and Cameron Hewitt cover the essentials of Dubrovnik, including Peljesac Peninsula, Mljet National Park, and Trsteno Arboretum. Visit Dubrovnik's main promenade known as The Stradun, or stroll the scenic mile-and-a-quarter around the city's town walls. You'll get firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
By Thomas Pakenham, Valerie Pakenham
'Unforgettable . . . no better compilers could have been found' - History Today'Dublin's past comes dazzlingly alive' - Publishing News'Erudite and practical simultaneously' - Gemma Hussey, Irish IndependentDublin's turbulent history, its intensely literary and theatrical character of long literary lineage, its revolutionary ideals and heroes, and its ordinary life are all brought to life in this collection of letters, diaries and memoirs of travellers to the city and by Dubliners themselves. The extracts, from medieval times onwards, include Red Hugh O'Donnell's escape from Dublin Castle, James Joyce's plans for a novel while staying at the Martello Tower, and the seizure of the GPO by Irish volunteers during the Easter Rising. The book also includes gossip and story-telling in the humorous sketches of many famous Dubliners.
Moon Death Valley National Park (Second Edition)
By Jenna Blough
Explore the crusted salt flats, towering rocks, and polished marble canyons of this otherworldly landscape with Moon Death Valley National Park. Inside you'll find:* Itineraries for every timeline, budget, and travel style, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip * Strategies for getting to Death Valley National Park and getting around, with detailed driving directions * The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Hike through forested trails to sweeping canyon views, and discover abandoned mining camps, remote ghost towns, and hidden springs. Go four-wheel driving in rugged backcountry, or cruise along Badwater Basin Road to check out iconic sights like the Devil's Golf Course, Artist's Drive, and Zabriskie Point. Admire surreal salt flats, ethereal rock formations, colorful mosaic stone, and sculpted sand dunes, and find the best spots for that perfect sunset photo-op * Valuable insight from Death Valley expert Jenna Blough *Essential tips for hiking, camping, and other recreation, plus information on the right gear to pack for the desert * Honest advice on when to go and where to stay, whether you're pitching the tent, parking the RV, or bedding down at a hotel * Full-colour, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout * Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations * Coverage of excursions beyond the park, including offbeat sites like the Amargosa Opera House and the Trona Pinnacles * Handy recommendations for families, seniors, international visitors and travellers with disabilities * Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture and history With Moon Death Valley National Park's practical tips, myriad activities, and expert know-how, you can plan your trip your way.