The Enchanted April

A recipe for happiness: 4 girls, one medieval Italian citadel, lots of wisteria, and solitude as needed.

The ladies on the middle of The Enchanted April are alike in simple terms of their dissatisfaction with their daily lives. They locate every one other—and the fortress in their dreams—through a categorised advert in a London newspaper one wet February afternoon. the women count on a delightful vacation, yet they don’t expect that the month they spend in Portofino will reintroduce them to their precise natures and reacquaint them with pleasure. Now, if an analogous transformation should be labored on their husbands and fans, the attraction should be complete.

The Enchanted April was once a best-seller in either England and the U.S., the place it used to be a Book-of-the-Month membership choice, and trigger a craze for tourism to Portofino. extra lately, the radical has been the muse for an enormous movie and a Broadway play.

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Cycling World [UK] (May 2016)

Evaluation: biking international is a British journal designed particularly for traveling or relaxation cyclists. matters hide road excursions throughout Europe and around the globe, besides shuttle articles, upkeep suggestions, product stories, deciding to buy suggestion, and more.

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The Rough Guide to Barcelona

The tough consultant to Barcelona is the final word guidebook to 1 of Europe's such a lot vivid, intriguing, and fashionable towns. In full-color all through, with dozens of pictures, this advisor not just grants the best assurance of Barcelona's ancient attractions and well-known structure, together with the impressive Gaudí creations just like the Sagrada Familia, but in addition has a willing eye for offbeat points of interest and in-the-know points of interest, from quirky museums to local markets, urban shorelines, and concrete parks.

With updated experiences of the easiest motels, bars, eating places, and golf equipment for all budgets, you will find simply what you are looking for in The tough advisor to Barcelona, no matter if a hideaway boutique resort or the easiest sangria in town.

Make the main of your holiday with The tough consultant to Barcelona.

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Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands: National Parks, Anacortes, Victoria

By Craig Romano

The main finished advisor to 1 of the most well-liked actions in a single of the main striking playgrounds on Earth!
As a mountaineering vacation spot, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north supply ratings of parks and preserves, 1000s of miles of trails catering to hikers of all degrees, and year-round accessibility. Day mountain climbing: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is split into approximately 4 sections: Anacortes, for plenty of the gateway to the quarter; the San Juan Islands themselves, together with a few key islands now not served by means of Washington country Ferries; Victoria, Canada, supplying quick access to the Gulf Islands, in addition to different precise locations; and the mystical southern Gulf Islands.
Author Craig Romano explores nation parks, county parks, and provincial parks in addition to a few municipal and neighborhood parks. He additionally beneficial properties the lately verified San Juan Islands nationwide Monument and the lately created Gulf Islands nationwide Park Reserve, spanning numerous of the southern Gulf Islands, either one of which aren't but frequent to many hikers. whereas the superstar sights are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano additionally positive factors numerous of the bigger islands that do not have ferry carrier (e.g., Stuart Island) making this consultant of curiosity to paddlers and boaters who're trying to find hikes too!

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The Italians

Washington publish bestseller
Los Angeles occasions bestseller

A bright and mind-blowing portrait of the Italian humans from an well-known international correspondent

How did a kingdom that spawned the Renaissance additionally produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve phrases for coat hanger yet none for hangover?
John Hooper’s interesting and perceptive new booklet is the perfect significant other for somebody trying to comprehend modern Italy and the original personality of the Italians. Fifteen years as a international correspondent dependent in Rome have sharpened Hooper’s observations, and he appears to be like on the proof that lie in the back of the stereotypes, laying off new gentle on every thing from the Italians’ bewildering politics to their love of lifestyles and wonder. Hooper persuasively demonstrates the impression of geography, background, and culture on many facets of Italian existence, together with soccer and Freemasonry, intercourse, meals, and opera. Brimming with the type of fascinating—and usually hilarious—insights unavailable in guidebooks, The Italians will shock even the main die-hard Italophile.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Colombia (Country Travel Guide)

By Kevin Raub, Cesar G. Soriano, Robert Reid, Jens Porup

Lonely Planet is familiar with Colombia. no matter if you must strill the cobbled streets of colonial Cartagena, bask on a blinding Caribbean seashore, pattern a number of the world's best java on a espresso plantation or blow their own horns your salsa strikes at a packed Cali nightclub, our fifth variation takes you there.

Lonely Planet courses are written by means of specialists who get to the center of each vacation spot they stopover at. This absolutely up-to-date variation is choked with exact, sensible and sincere suggestion, designed to offer you the data you want to utilize your trip.

In This Guide:

Dedicated outside bankruptcy with hiking, diving and paragliding
Sizzling nightlife and eating alternatives for Bogota, Medellin and Cali
Revealed: l. a. Guajira, the Pacific Coast and different rising hotspots

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The Traveller's Tree: A Journey Through the Caribbean Islands

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

In the past due Nineteen Forties Patrick Leigh Fermor, now broadly considered as one of many 20th century’s maximum shuttle writers, got down to discover the then really little-visited islands of the Caribbean. instead of a complete political or old examine of the area, The Traveller’s Tree, Leigh Fermor’s first publication, provides us his personal brilliant, idiosyncratic impressions of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, and Haiti, between different islands. right here we watch Leigh Fermor stroll the dusty roads of the nation-state and the large avenues of former colonial capitals, both at domestic one of the peasant and the elite, the laborer and the artist. He listens to metal drum bands, delights within the Congo dancing that closes out Havana’s Carnival, and observes vodou and Rastafarian rites, all with the beneficiant interest and straightforward erudition that readers will realize from his next vintage money owed A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water.


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Frommer's Napa and Sonoma Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)

  • Sonoma Day through Day features 30 clever itinerary ideas for your journey, all with beautiful colour photographs and maps.
  • We've incorporated an itinerary to satisfy nearly each want, from "Wine kingdom for love" to "Wine kingdom on the cheap" to even "Wine nation for Nondrinkers," plus Napa & Sonoma itineraries in 1, 2, or three days. you will find lists of the simplest eating, lodgings, and wineries, information at the area's "most fascinating towns," outside mountain climbing itineraries -- plus a bankruptcy dedicated to San Francisco itineraries.
  • Our writer is a California local to the middle; she used to be expert at Stanford and UCLA, and used to be affiliate editor on the Los Angeles Times. She's done all the nitty-gritty updates wanted for this moment version, as well because the not-as-difficult common tastings of those wines on site.
  • Frommer's Napa & Sonoma Day through Day also encompasses a colour fold-out map.

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The World's Creepiest Places

By Bob Curran

There are a few locations on this planet the place people readily are not cross. not only haunted areas, yet websites the place historical forces nonetheless carry sway. we will realize such destinations through the responses they evoke inside of us--that feeling we name "the creeps." yet simply the place are those locations, and why do they terrify us? within the World's Creepiest locations, Dr. Curran visits a few of these websites, taking a look at their background and traditions and exploring the creepy feeling they evoke in those who were there. His travels variety widely--from his local eire and during the empty deserts of the center East, to the misty hills of Tibet and again via Europe to the US. he is not basically trying to find ghosts, but additionally for sinister humans, vampires, the residing lifeless, doors to different worlds--even venturing as regards to the Gates of Hell itself! this isn't only a ghostly trip booklet. it truly is should you are looking to discover the unusual, out-of-the-way destinations of our planet and attempt the bounds of the truth many folks take without any consideration. We dare you to take the adventure with us!

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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Orange County (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

By Karin Klein

A hike for each curiosity and ability!

This brand-new access within the renowned Explorer's 50 Hikes sequence covers the main fascinating mountaineering trails in Orange County, California, delivering different hikes in a number of barren region environments: from a quick stroll alongside a concrete channel to work out endangered eco-friendly sea turtles to tougher hikes to discover tide swimming pools, waterfalls, and the treasures of the county’s inner most nature preserves. every one hike offers precise instructions and maps and provides a different viewpoint on its environs―whether sizzling springs, earthquake faults, or vivid wildflower displays―giving as shut an event as attainable to mountaineering with a stay advisor. a number of region hikes can be found simply during this e-book, making it essential in your California sojourn. Black-and-white images and maps all through

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