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By Ocean Malandra. 2021
Romantic cobblestone streets and ancient ruins, golden beaches and turquoise waters: Colombia's Caribbean coastline offers relaxation and adventure in equal… measure. Dive right in with Moon Cartagena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast.Strategic itineraries for adventurers, nature-lovers, beach bums, history buffs, and moreUnique experiences and can't-miss highlights: Stroll through Cartagena's historic central district and admire the vivid bougainvillea cascading from balconies, dance to the sounds of salsa and champeta, or walk along the Old City's fortifications at sunset. Visit organic coffee farms, sample ceviche at a trendy sidewalk spot, or relax in a beachside cabaña at an ecofriendly hotel The top outdoor adventures: Find the best beaches for diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, and more. Hike lush, forested mountains and look out for flashes of colorful feathers, or make the multiday trek to the ancient city of Ciudad PerdidaWays to respectfully engage with culture from local Ocean Malandra, including how to support small businesses and travel ethically and sustainablyFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutReliable background on the landscape, history, government, and culture, including a handy Spanish phrasebookHelpful recommendations for health and safety, plus suggestions for LGBTQ+ visitors, solo travelers, travelers with disabilities, and seniorsWith Moon's expert tips and local insight, you can experience the best of Cartagena.Expanding your trip? Check out Moon Colombia.
By Ryan Dubé. 2021
Mystical, timeless, and full of adventure: embark on the trip of a lifetime to the jewel of Peru with Moon… Machu Picchu. Inside you'll find:Strategic trekking guides, including two to four days on the Inca Trail, five days on the Salcantay, and an Inca Jungle Trail itinerary, plus focused coverage of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and LimaUnique experiences beyond the beaten path: Explore seldom-seen ruins like the Ollantaytambo Temple and visit remote Quechua-speaking villages. Go horseback riding on a caballo de paso in the Sacred Valley, mountain biking to the hilltop fortress of Sacsayhuamán, or set up camp on the riverbank after a day of rafting on the Río Apurímac. Sample coca tea and authentic local delicacies, or shop for handmade Peruvian weavings, pottery, and jewelryEssential planning information on agencies, tour guides, and porters, food and accommodations, packing suggestions, finding the best airfares, and getting around by bus, train, taxi, car, or motorcycle rentalHow to visit Machu Picchu respectfully, with tips from Lima local Ryan Dubé on and helping the local economy, minimizing your impact, and avoiding over-tourism A guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, including how to avoid altitude sicknessFull-color photos and easy-to-use maps throughout, plus a convenient foldout mapThorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, plants, culture, history, and local customsHandy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, visa information, volunteer and study opportunities, and tips for seniors, families, visitors with disabilities, women traveling alone, and LGBTQ+ travelersWith Moon Machu Picchu's practical advice and insider know-how, you can forge your own path.Doing a tour of South America? Try Moon Cartagena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast, Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands, or Moon Chile.
Heroism and horror abound in these true stories of 16 great explorers who journeyed to the Arctic and Antarctic regions,… two exquisite and unique ice wildernesses. Recounted are the exciting North Pole adventures of Erik the Red in 982 and the elusive searches for the "Northwest Passage" and "Farthest North" of Henry Hudson, Fridtjof Nansen, Fredrick Cook, and Robert Peary. Coverage of the South Pole begins with Captain Cook in 1772; continues through the era of land grabbing and the race to reach the Pole with James Clark Ross, Roald Amundsen, Robert Scott, and Ernest Shackleton; and ends with an examination of the scientists at work there today. Astounding photographs and journal entries, sidebars on the Inuit and polar animals, and engaging activities bring the harrowing expeditions to life. Activities include making a Viking compass, building a model igloo, making a cross staff to measure latitude, creating a barometer, making pemmican, and writing a newspaper like William Parry's "Winter Chronicle." The North and South Poles become exciting routes to learning about science, geography, and history.
By Suzanne Van Atten. 2020
Relax beneath palm trees, kayak through bioluminescent bays, or dance the night away to the sounds of salsa: Experience the… Island of Enchantment with Moon Puerto Rico. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries ranging from a few days on the East Coast to two weeks exploring the best of Puerto Rico, including day trips from San Juan Strategic advice for beach-lovers, adventure travelers, honeymooners, wellness-seekers, and more, with the best beaches for surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and divingThe best spots for eco-friendly outdoor adventures like hiking, kayaking, and spelunking. Zipline over the lush jungle, hike through cloud forests, explore vast underground caves, learn how to surf, or spot iguanas on the wild island of MonaUnique and authentic experiences: Visit a historic coffee hacienda, shop for hand-rolled cigars along San Juan's cobblestone streets, and savor a traditional lunch of mofongo. Visit ancient ceremonial bateyes, and learn about Puerto Rico's indigenous Taíno communities. Enjoy an al fresco dinner in the warm tropical breeze, and dance to bomba as the sun sets over the oceanInsider insight from Suzanne Van Atten on how to experience the island like a local, respectfully engage with the culture, and support local businesses, including opportunities to help with hurricane relief effortsFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutUp-to-date information on Puerto Rico's landscape, history, customs, and environmental changesHandy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, driving directions, and travel tips for disability access, solo travelers, seniors, and LGBTQ travelersExperience the best of Puerto Rico with Moon's practical tips and local know-how.Exploring the Caribbean? Check out Moon Dominican Republic, Moon Bahamas, or Moon Jamaica.
By Jamaica Rose, Michael MacLeod. 2010
&“This delightful book&” for young readers &“is full of creative activities, interspersed with plenty of fascinating historical facts&” (School Library… Journal). On this here ship, we follow the pirate's code: No frolikin' in the bilges, no songs about scurvy, and most important, each buccaneer must keep his pistol ready for action at all times. Break the code, me bucko, and you'll be forced to walk the plank. In The Big Book of Pirate Stuff, Captain Michael MacLeod and Jamaica Rose teach the fine art of pirateering, from plundering, pillaging, and gambling to digging for buried treasure. A dabble of history, a smatterin' of activities, and a healthy dose of derring-do make this book a must-read for aspiring pirates.
By Nimsdai Purja. 2020
'If you're going to get one book this year get Beyond Possible.' - Ant Middleton <P><P>'Not only does Nims have… exceptional physical stamina, he's also a leader with great skills in financial management and logistics.' - Reinhold Messner, the first person to climb all fourteen highest mountains in the world***Welcome to The Death Zone. <P><P>Fourteen mountains on Earth tower over 8,000 metres above sea level, an altitude where the brain and body withers and dies. Until recently, the world record for climbing them all stood at nearly eight years. So I announced I was summiting them in under seven months. People laughed. They told me I was crazy, even though I'd sharpened my climbing skills on the brutal Himalayan peaks of Everest and Dhaulagiri. But I possessed more than enough belief, strength and resilience to nail the job, having taken down enemy gunmen and terrorist bomb makers while serving with the Gurkhas and the UK Special Forces. <P><P>Throughout 2019, I came alive in the death zone. Soon after, I was showing the world a new truth: that with bravery and enough heart and drive, the impossible was possible...
By Sabina Trojanova. 2020
Plan your next unforgettable trip with this lush, boldly designed, full-color compendium covering more than 500 memorable destinations that offers… personal insights, information, invaluable advice, and where to take the most Instagram-worthy photos. <P><P>From the most Insta-worthy global backdrops to the best places to relax and feel inspired with fellow travelers, #wanderlust is a carefully curated selection of the world’s hottest travel spots. Writer and traveler Sabina Trojanova shares her biggest travel tips and tricks, trendy destinations, and more. With #wanderlust you’ll know where to go, why you need to travel there, what to see, and what to do at a glance before you book. <P><P>Each destination is accompanied by an iconic, eye-catching, in-the-moment image (500 color photos in all) and an inspiring quote or captivating caption, as well as concise, practical pointers, and key tips—from what to pack to the best time of year to visit. #wanderlust also offers everything you need to help you find your ideal destination in easy-to-navigate sections and chapters, whether you’re looking for that Perfect Urban Location, Tropical Beach Escape, Cultural Immersion, Space to Roam, Conscious Traveling Experience, or an Adventurous Postcard from the Edge. In addition, you’ll find: Ideal breaks for Millennial meets Generation Z aspirations A curated selection of some of the hottest travel trends for 2020 and beyond Incredible but accessible destinations for budget or multi-trip travelers <P><P>Whether you’re looking to get lost exploring Belize’s off-the-beaten-track beaches or yearn to stroll along the quaint cobbled streets of Tbilisi, Georgia, #wanderlust will inspire you to get away for a weekend, an extended vacation, or a lifetime of adventure.
By Mia Kankimäki. 2020
In The Women I Think About at Night, Mia Kankimäki blends travelogue, memoir, and biography as she recounts her enchanting… travels in Japan, Kenya, and Italy while retracing the steps of ten remarkable female pioneers from history. What can a forty-something childless woman do? Bored with her life and feeling stuck, Mia Kankimäki leaves her job, sells her apartment, and decides to travel the world, following the paths of the female explorers and artists from history who have long inspired her. She flies to Tanzania and then to Kenya to see where Karen Blixen—of Out of Africa—fame lived in the 1920s. In Japan, Mia attempts to cure her depression while researching Yayoi Kusama, the contemporary artist who has voluntarily lived in a psychiatric hospital for decades. In Italy, Mia spends her days looking for the works of forgotten Renaissance women painters of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and finally finds her heroines in the portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Artemisia Gentileschi. If these women could make it in the world hundreds of years ago, why can&’t Mia? The Women I Think About at Night is part travelogue and part thrilling exploration of the lost women adventurers of history who defied expectations in order to see—and change—the world.
By Sarah Albee. 2020
Secret treasures are buried all around us -- you just have to look for them!Accidental Archaeologists takes you on an… adventure through time to relive some of the coolest surprise discoveries by totally ordinary people all over the world. Meet:- The cowboy who found an ancient skeleton- A famous king buried underneath a parking lot- The team who found New York City's hidden African Burial Ground- A boy who finds the Dead Sea Scrolls while looking for his lost goat- And many more.Packed with incredible stories and expert tips for making your own exciting finds, this is an accessible, action-packed introduction to the world of archaeology.
By Jeffrey S. Croushore. 2004
Located in the scenic Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania, America's third oldest amusement park, Idlewild, was founded in 1878 as… a picnic ground along the Ligonier Valley Rail Road. Its tranquil setting quickly established Idlewild as the premier place for church, school, and corporate picnics, as well as a recreational getaway for families. Idlewild added new amusements and facilities as its crowds continued to grow, but it always strove to maintain the picturesque landscape of the site. Soon a full-fledged amusement park was in operation, with throngs of visitors disembarking the trains from such places as Latrobe, Greensburg, and Pittsburgh.Home to unique attractions like Story Book Forest, the Rollo Coaster, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and the SoakZone, Idlewild has been the backdrop for generations of fond memories. Idlewild's proximity to the Lincoln Highway helped the park survive the abandonment of the railroad, and careful development by the Mellon and Macdonald families and the Kennywood Entertainment Company continue to help it thrive. This collection of photographs tells the story of how one of America's most beautiful theme parks has grown throughout the years.
By Robert Mclaughlin, Frank R. Adamo. 2010
Billed as New York's answer to Disneyland, Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960. Designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles… for the International Recreation Corporation, Freedomland transformed a former landfill, lowlands, and farms into an exciting theme park in the shape of the United States. Through photographs, Freedomland recalls boat rides on the Great Lakes, putting out a fire in Chicago, dancing under the stars at the Moon Bowl, or taking a train ride all the way to San Francisco. Entering Freedomland was like walking into a history book of America for both young and young at heart. Open for five seasons, Freedomland gave its guests and cast members memories that have lasted a lifetime.
By Becky Lomax. 2018
They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the… United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find:Coverage of all 62 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by regionStrategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the countryThe best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheadsNational parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parksComprehensive planning resources: With maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks tripExpert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds, what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotelsKnow before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks PassGorgeous, full-color photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster mapWhether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks.For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out one of Moon's national parks travel guides.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner. 2020
Determined to stay together Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny sneak off in the middle of the night. Their father has… died unexpectedly and they are concerned they will be spilt up or even worse sent off to live with their cruel grandfather. In the forest they find an abandoned box car. Here they make their home and begin a series of grand adventures. The Boxcar Children was made into the motion picture in 2014. The National Education Association named the The Box-Car Children one of its Teachers Top 100 Books for Children and School Library Journal ranked it among the all-time Top 100 Chapter Books for Children. This is a edition contains full color illustrations.
By Bonita Norris. 2018
'What I've learned from climbing mountains is that we can push ourselves far beyond what we think we are capable… of, and it's outside of our comfort zones that the most amazing things happen.'What drives us to go to our limits and beyond? What does it take to make dreams come true over all else? And how can you turn fear into courage? From Everest to K2, The Girl Who Climbed Everest is the story of Bonita Norris' journey undertaking the world's toughest and most dangerous expeditions. Once an anxious teenager with an eating disorder it was the discovery of a passion for climbing that inspired Bonita to change her life. Drawing on her experiences to capture the agonies - both mental and physical - and joys of her incredible feats Bonita also imparts the lessons learned encouraging you to harness greater self-belief.The Girl Who Climbed Everest is an honest exploration of everything Bonita has learnt from climbing. Life lessons about ambition, values, risk, happiness, the courage to fail, and what's ultimately important. An indispensable and important book for anyone who has ever doubted their potential or put limits on themselves - whatever challenge you face or ambitions you want to achieve, The Girl Who Climbed Everest will inspire you to take action and live life more fearlessly.
&“In an age that values faster and faster travel, Lane&’s river memoir affirms the great value of floating and observing.&”—Booklist… Three months after a family vacation in Costa Rica ends in tragedy when two fellow rafters die on the flooded Rio Reventazón, John Lane sets out with friends from his own backyard in upcountry South Carolina to calm his nerves and to paddle to the sea. Like Huck Finn, Lane sees a river journey as a portal to change, but unlike Twain&’s character, Lane isn&’t escaping. He&’s getting intimate with the river that flows right past his home in the Spartanburg suburbs. Lane&’s three-hundred-mile float trip takes him down the Broad River and into Lake Marion before continuing down the Santee River. Along the way, Lane recounts local history and spars with streamside literary presences such as Mind of the South author W. J. Cash; Henry Savage, author of the Rivers of America Series volume on the Santee; novelist and Pulitzer Prize–winner Julia Peterkin; early explorer John Lawson; and poet and outdoor writer Archibald Rutledge. Lane ponders the sites of old cotton mills; abandoned locks, canals, and bridges; ghost towns fallen into decay a century before; Indian mounds; American Revolutionary and Civil War battle sites; nuclear power plants; and boat landings. Along the way he encounters a cast of characters Twain himself would envy—perplexed fishermen, catfish cleaners, river rats, and a trio of drug-addled drifters on a lonely boat dock a day&’s paddle from the sea. By the time Lane and his companions finally approach the ocean about forty miles north of Charleston, they have to fight the tide and set a furious pace. Through it all, paddle stroke by paddle stroke, Lane is reminded why life and rivers have always been wedded together.
By Jeremy Hance. 2020
An award-winning journalist&’s eco-adventures across the globe with his three traveling companions: his fiancée, his OCD, and his chronic anxiety—a… hilarious, wild jaunt that will inspire travelers, environmentalists, and anyone with mental illness. Most travel narratives are written by superb travelers: people who crave adventure, laugh in the face of danger, and rapidly integrate into foreign cultures. But what about someone who is paranoid about traveler&’s diarrhea, incapable of speaking a foreign tongue, and hates not only flying but driving, cycling, motor-biking, and sometimes walking in the full sun? In Baggage: Confessions of a Globe-Trotting Hypochondriac, award-winning writer Jeremy Hance chronicles his hilarious and inspiring adventures as he reconciles his traveling career as an environmental journalist with his severe OCD and anxiety. At the age of twenty-six—after months of visiting doctors, convinced he was dying from whatever disease his brain dreamed up the night before—Hance was diagnosed with OCD. The good news was that he wasn&’t dying; the bad news was that OCD made him a really bad traveler—sometimes just making it to baggage claim was a win. Yet Hance hauls his baggage from the airport and beyond. He takes readers on an armchair trek to some of the most remote corners of the world, from Kenya, where hippos clip the grass and baboons steal film, to Borneo, where macaques raid balconies and the last male Bornean rhino sings, to Guyana, where bats dive-bomb his head as he eats dinner with his partner and flesh-eating ants hide in their pants and their drunk guide leaves them stranded in the rainforest canopy. As he and his partner soldier through the highs and the lows—of altitudes and their relationship—Hance discovers the importance of resilience, the many ways to manage (or not!) mental illness when in stressful situations, how nature can improve your mental health, and why it is so important to push yourself to live a life packed with experiences, even if you struggle daily with a mental health issue.
By Moon Travel Guides, Nicole Szanto. 2020
From the glittering lake and trail-lined mountains to Old West towns and artsy urban centers, experience the best of this… adventurous region with Moon Tahoe & Reno. Inside you'll find:Flexible itineraries, including a week-long Lake Tahoe road trip, long weekends for both winter and summer, and the one-week best of Tahoe and RenoStrategic advice for hikers, skiers, beach bums, families with kids, foodies and brewery lovers, and moreThe best hikes in Tahoe: Find your adventure, from challenging mountain treks to serene meadow walks, with trail descriptions, difficulty ratings, and mapsOutdoor adventures for any season: Hit the slopes and get the first tracks through snow-covered pines or spark your adrenaline on the Heavenly Blue Streak zipline. Mountain bike along the breathtaking cliffside Flume Trail, whitewater raft down the Truckee River, and kayak the crystalline waters of Emerald Bay. Hike the rugged Rubicon Trail along the shores of Lake Tahoe to the remarkable Vikingsholm Castle or trek a section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail. Take a relaxing dip in a natural hot spring, soak in the serenity of a secret beach, and watch the sun set over the lakeMust-see highlights and unique experiences: Drive around Lake Tahoe's 72-mile shoreline, stop at scenic viewpoints, and meander through Old West mountain towns. Stroll past the sculptures and boutiques of Reno's Truckee Riverwalk or explore the interactive installations of Reno Playa Art Park. Take a ride on a 150-year-old railroad route or descend deep into an underground mine. See what's on tap at Reno's award-winning craft breweries, sip craft cocktails in a trendy lounge or try your luck at a casinoExpert advice from Tahoe local Nicole Szanto on where to eat, where to stay, and how to minimize your environmental impactFull-color photos and maps throughout, including a fold-out map Thorough background on the weather, wildlife, and history, plus tips on getting there and getting around by car and public transportationWith Moon Tahoe & Reno's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Want to keep on driving? Pick up a copy of Moon Northern California Road Trips.
By Suzanne Roberts. 2020
Both a memoir in travel essays and an anti-guidebook, Bad Tourist takes us across four continents to fifteen countries, showing… us what not to do when traveling. A woman learning to claim her own desires and adventures, Suzanne Roberts encounters lightning and landslides, sharks and piranha-infested waters, a nightclub drugging, burning bodies, and brief affairs as she searches for the love of her life and finally herself. Throughout her travels Roberts tries hard not to be a bad tourist, but owing to her cultural blind spots, things don&’t always go as planned. Fearlessly confessional, shamelessly funny, and wholly unapologetic, Roberts offers a refreshingly honest account of the joys and absurdities of confronting new landscapes and cultures, as well as new versions of herself. Raw, bawdy, and self-effacing, Bad Tourist is a journey packed with delights and surprises—both of the greater world and of the mysterious workings of the heart.
By Linda Henderson. 2020
De descendência judaica, Camilla Ravinsky nasceu em Porto Rico: filha mais nova da família, com seis irmãos mais velhos. Após ser… milagrosamente curada de um câncer, ela começa uma jornada como missionária, a qual transformará sua vida: viaja para Honduras e, posteriormente, para o Brasil, onde encontra canibais que viviam ao longo do rio Amazonas. Esta é sua história e também seu legado de coragem!
By Alan Dean Foster. 2011
An adrenaline-fueled travel memoir of life in the wild among the planet's most ferocious and fascinating predatorsOver the last forty… years, bestselling science-fiction writer Alan Dean Foster has journeyed around the globe to encounter nature's most fearsome creatures. His travels have taken him into the heart of the Amazon rain forest on the trail of deadly tangarana ants, on an elephant ride across the sweeping green plains of central India in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, and into the waters of the Australian coast to come face-to-face with great white sharks. Packed with pulse-pounding adventure and spiked with rapier wit, Predators I Have Known is a thrilling look at life and death in the wild.