Amsterdam Exposed tells the true one-of-a-kind story of an innocent exchange student who moves to Amsterdam hoping to write a book about the red light district and everything that follows. It's an American abroad story, and also a love story; it's an uplifting tragedy, full of humor from beginning to end; it's an Amsterdam survival guide; a sympathetic look at a societal problem; a little piece of policy; a sweet farewell to a world just about gone; and, ultimately, as close as you can come to a free trip to Amsterdam without leaving your couch. In sum, Amsterdam Exposed takes readers deep into the district on a journey never before possible, forever reshaping their understanding of one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, and the women who work there. If you've ever spent time in Amsterdam, or dreamed of doing so, this book's for you.
"The best travel writers are cool-headed, reliable reporters who offer us rare glimpses into foreign lands. Through such stories, we experience the writer's transformation from outsider to insider, and witness a blossoming love affair with the people, the land, the history. Weiss invites us into Moldova, the poorest country in Europe ... and teaches us the importance of immersing oneself in another culture, reminding us that sometimes to find ourselves, we must risk getting lost."—Angela Morales, author of 'The Girls In My Town'
"Like many Peace Corps volunteers, A. A. Weiss was sent to serve in a country that did not exist when he was born. Moldova? Part of the magic of the volunteer experience is a place you've never thought about becomes your entire world for two long years. Weiss writes beautifully, and brings the post-Soviet society to life, with humor, keen observation, and compassion."—Peter Hessler, author of 'River Town' and 'Oracle Bones'
The peculiar tropical paradise at the end of the road draws millions of visitors, but many miss out on its true spirit and hidden places. Now, you won't endure such a fate. This 288-page, full-color guide enlightens and entertains, whether you're escaping here for a weekend, a lifetime, or are simply planning an armchair journey from afar.
Inside, find hundreds of local picks for lodging, food, bars, and attractions, all while taking an honest, unpredictable literary voyage through obscure hideouts, tall tales and drinking customs. Basically this is a guide by locals, set to the spirit of the Keys.
• hundreds of color photos, a dozen maps • trip planning, tips for lodging deals • local carnivorous cuisine, eateries with vegetarian plates • beaches, nightlife, drinking customs, water sports • late breakfasts, late-night food, 24-hour stores • literary guide, theatre, art, music, bad jokes, good jokes • marinas, transient boating, RV & tent camping • local products, shopping • kid-friendly stuff, freebies • dog-friendly lodging • the drive from Miami • fishing guide • Conch translator • history, culture, drugs, treasure • nature, wildlife, tiny deer, big fish • eco-minded businesses • life wisdoms, achieving world peace
The book was conceived, written, and designed by us two locals: avid travelers and professional freelance writers. It includes the last 40 miles of inhabited Keys including Bahia Honda; plus Marquesas, Dry Tortugas.
Have you ever wanted to visit Machu Picchu, or witness the Northern Lights? To explore remote landscapes where no boot has tread, no shutter ever snapped? You can...
Before he became Green Giant on the Appalachian Trail, Gary Sizer was a Marine, a computer nerd, and a guy with a problem. No matter how much time he spends outside, it's never enough. Whether being thrashed by drill instructors at Parris Island or drenched by a squall in a high tundra, the same calming thought always prevailed: It's good to be outside.
"Home is Forward" is much more than a collection of travel stories. It answers the question of how someone can go from having a (somewhat) normal life to casting it all aside and wanting to go live in the woods.
Hilarious, poetic and often thoughtful, "Home is Forward" is also a story about people. From ancient ruins to frozen volcanos, lessons are learned, friendships are forged, and on top of it all, love blooms.
So if you yearn to visit far off lands, or simply love a well spun tale, you're in the right place.
Much more than an orderly account of mountain tops and meals, Where's the Next Shelter? is an adventure about friends figuring things out as they go. It's about screw-ups and solutions, awe and inspiration.
If you long for the horizon, or to sleep under the stars, then come along for the hike of a lifetime. All you have to do is take the first step.
18 Themed Walks Exploring the Stanford Campus, Plus 20 Local Hikes from the Foothills to the Bay
Experience 18 themed walks through the Stanford campus, guiding you past notable architecture, sculptural works, and historic features; plus another 20 hikes on university lands, nearby parks, and nature preserves, as well as more distant hikes in the surrounding hills and along the bay. With full color photographs and detailed maps with walking and driving routes and points of interest.
Spirit Traveler: Unlocking Ancient Mysteries and Secrets of the World’s Great Historic Sites takes a unique approach to analyzing why famous historic sites, including the Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, and Tiwanaku, were constructed. There have been thousands of books written about these sites from the perspective of scientists and archaeologists. While this information is crucial to our knowledge, much of the mystery about them remains unsolved and questions surrounding their purpose have lingered through the centuries. Spirit Traveler offers a completely different perspective on the purpose of these sites and the reasons for their construction and is the companion book to the documentary Spirit Traveler which will be released around the same time as the book.
Only Sonja Grace, the internationally known mystic healer, is able to reveal the secrets of these ancient buildings in this new and fascinating way. Sonja is a Spirit Traveler deeply devoted to the protection of our beautiful Earth. She has spent a lifetime working in the ethers with angels and guides. She sheds light on what the people and cultures of the past were doing at these sites and why, offering a brand new understanding of the events that took place there centuries ago. Sonja Grace brings her unique understanding of the truth to history.
Liz Palmer's first book takes wine lovers to the heart of Champagne with the launch of The Ultimate Guide To Champagne. One of North America's leading experts on Champagne, Liz Palmer wrote The Ultimate Guide To Champagne with a strong personal passion for Champagne and the region.
This ground-breaking book has received critical acclaim by the industry and promises to WOW the reader.
There is much more to champagne than the drink - Champagne is named after the region where it is grown, fermented and bottled. This essential guide takes you to this region, explores its culture and honors its history.
The Ultimate Guide To Champagne is highly recommended for everyone, from beginners to experts. It's a remarkable point of reference into which any wine lover or professional can dip in and browse.
"The Champagne Bible for ALL wine lovers."
Unlike any other book about Champagne, The Ultimate Guide To Champagne is the most comprehensive and visually stunning guide you'll ever come across - in these pages you'll discover: 316 pages including over 220 Engaging Photos, Maps, Detailed Charts, and Historical Anecdotes.
Dance Across the USA is a collection of dancers from all over America, helping to showcase what is beautiful and inspiring in this country. Covering 22,264 miles, 163 Dancers, 90 consecutive days, 56 locations, & 50 states, Master Photographer Jonathan Givens created this project to show what really makes up America. Diversity that exists both in the physical landscape, and in the dancers who make America their home.
The photographs in this book are real. The dancers actually did what you see, in the places shown. The skies are real, the landscape is real, even the dirty feet, are real. There is no digital compositing here, nor are there any trampolines or wires. Using only Canon cameras and flashes, Jonathan quite literally went to the ends of the nation, to work with dancers ranging from 5 to 61. Professionals and amateurs, students and teachers, boys and girls, cat lovers and dog lovers, everyone and anyone was welcome. Over 3000 dancers applied to be a part of the project, and those selected for the book reflect not only the range of what makes up dance in America, but they also showed a love for this country and its wonders.
Dance Across the USA is a fun, beautiful, and inspirational look at America, both its places and its people. It is our differences and our diversity that combine to make us all Americans. From the sandy Florida beaches to the rugged Washington coast, the glaciers of Alaska to Death Valley in California, diversity is the hallmark of what literally makes up America. That diversity is reflected in our citizens, and our dancers. Join Jonathan and the Mighty Buford as they make this historic journey, that no one has ever been crazy enough to try before.
Plymouth is known worldwide as "America's Hometown," landing place of the Pilgrims in 1620 and home of the first Thanksgiving. But the real story of the town is a tale of grim beginnings, plague, desperation, massacre, murder and fear. A ghostly Victorian couple is known to wander Burial Hill. A shocking crime on Leyden Street, one of the oldest streets in America, still haunts the area. The crew of the brigantine General Arnold, trapped offshore during an icy eighteenth-century blizzard, are suspected to haunt not one but three locations. Author Darcy H. Lee exposes the haunting acts that lie beneath Plymouth's cherished history.
Portuguese country-style home cooking and Michelin-rated restaurants receive equal treatment in this newest addition to the Eat Smart series of culinary travel guidebooks. A huge variety of seafood, rice, and spices from around the world acknowledge Portugal's history as a seafaring nation. Hundreds of different breads and cakes also underscore local traditions. Eat Smart in Portugal connects menus and markets to geography, history, and regional pride.
Authentic Portuguese dining ranges from the famed bacalhau salt cod that locals cook in 365 different ways to Lisbon chef José Avillez's mergulho do mar (a dip in the sea), poached sea bass with bivalves and marine plants. Other culinary stars are smoky grilled sardines; flavorful chouriço sausage in the prized soup caldo verde; custard tarts called pastéis de nata; port wines from the Douro river valley; and queijo da Serra, a creamy ewe's-milk cheese from the high plateaus of the Serra da Estrela.
A gripping conclusion to a grand adventure that took Lois and Günter Hofmann over 34,000 miles around the world on a 43-foot catamaran. Filled with dangers, exotic cultures, and unexpected delights, this book completes the trilogy that begins with Maiden Voyage and continues with Sailing the South Pacific. Through breathtaking photographs and riveting stories, Hofmann shares the thrills and challenges of sailing as well as those moments of bliss - so exquisitely serene that they seem otherworldly. The Long Way Back appeals to adventurers and armchair sailors alike. The reader sets sail along with Lois and Gunter up the coast of Australia, through Indonesia, and on to Southeast Asia, across the Indian Ocean, through Pirate Alley and the Red Sea, and finally across the Mediterranean and back to France where their circumnavigation began. The oversized paperback book, ideal for a coffee table, contains 316 photos, maps, and illustrations and 456 pages. As is the case with her other books, geography buffs will enjoy the magazine-style Did You Know sidebars to outline the geography, history, and cultures from each of the countries visited by the Hofmanns (19 Did You Know columns in total). Hofmann's husband, Günter, also contributes to the book trilogy throughhis Messing with Boats column.