Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Greece - Peloponnese (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The Peloponnese is the stuff of legends. Literally. Here Hercules fought the Nemean lion and gods walked the earth, meddling in mortal affairs; from here Paris of Troy eloped with Helen and the Argonauts sailed in search of the Golden Fleece.

Greece - Peloponnese (PDF Chapter)

- soak up the past and present of the ancient walled city of Monemvasia

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- marvel at Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games

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- hike in the Mani, one of Greece’s most remote and rugged regions, and spend a night in a traditional Maniot tower house

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Corinthia, Argolis, Mycenae & Around, Argos, Nafplio, Arkadia, Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, Leonidio, Lakonia, Sparta, Mystras, Monemvasia, Gythio, The Mani, Areopoli, Limeni, Gerolimenas, Kardamyli, Messinia, Kalamata, Ancient Messini, Koroni, Methoni, Pylos, Gialova & Around, Elis, Olympia, Andritsena, Achaïa, Patra, Kalavryta.

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Vancouver & Victoria - Yaletown & Granville Island (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

A former rail yard on the edge of downtown, Yaletown is now lined with chic restaurants and posh boutiques.

Vancouver & Victoria - Yaletown & Granville Island (PDF Chapter)

Across False Creek, Granville Island was an industrial hub for decades before being transformed in the 1970s into an artistic haven.

- wander the deli stands and gather some goodies at Granville Island Public Market before heading outside to catch a busker or two and watch the boats slide by in twinkling False Creek

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- slide across the gently rippling waters of False Creek on a guided urban sunset kayak tour with Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres

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- shuck and scoff some of the freshest bivalves you’ve ever eaten at local favorite Rodney’s Oyster House

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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Enjoy a Newfoundland lobster lunch with the NEW Rough Guide to Canada

Canada operates on a giant scale. The world's second-largest country brings you the mighty Rocky Mountains, show-stopping Niagara Falls, and Whistler ski resort's epic slopes.

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Canada TOP 10

1. Vancouver

2. Dawson City

3. Polar Bears in Churchill

4. Whale-Watching

5. Jasper

6. Niagara Falls

7. Ottawa's Canadian War Museum

8. Snowboarding in Whistler

9. Lunenburg

10. Art Gallery of Ontario

Greek Islands - Saronic Gulf Islands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The Saronic Gulf Islands dot the waters nearest Athens and offer a fast track to Greek island life. Each of the Saronics has a unique feel and culture, so you can hop between classical heritage, resort beaches, exquisite architecture and remote escapism.

Greek Islands - Saronic Gulf Islands (PDF Chapter)

- take in the gorgeous port of Hydra, with its excellent museums and stylish scene, and the island’s deserted trails and ubiquitous swimming rocks

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- delve into ancient history at the beautiful Temple of Aphaia and the Byzantine village of Paleohora on Aegina, then sip seaside cocktails

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- taste-test your way through Spetses’s top restaurants, tracing the region’s history in Spetses Town’s museums, or cycle the island’s ring road to dip into sparkling bays

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Aegina, Aegina Town & Around, Angistri, Poros, Poros Town & Around, Hydra, Hydra Town & Around, Spetses.

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Western USA - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This chapter contains the Welcome to Western USA, Western USA’s Top 25, Need to Know, Accommodations, If You Like..., Month by Month, Itineraries, Route 66 & Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Eat & Drink Like a Local, Family Travel, and Regions at a Glance chapters from Lonely Planet’s Western USA guidebook.

Western USA - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter)

Your journey to Western USA starts here. You’ll find the tools to plan your adventure: where to go and when, how much to budget, plus in-depth info on Route 66.

- tailor-made itineraries, arranged by region, themes and events

- list of highlights and best experiences

- everything you need to know about outdoor activities

- user-friendly country overview ensures you won’t miss a thing

Coverage includes: Welcome to Western USA, Western USA’s Top 25, Need to Know, Accommodations, If You Like: National Parks, Geology, Hiking, Old West Sites, Native American History & Culture, Wildlife, Fabulous Food, Craft Beer, Month by Month, Itiner-aries, Route 66 & Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Eat & Drink Like a Local, Family Travel, and Regions at a Glance.

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Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - Around Glacier National Park (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

After a day spent exploring Glacier’s natural wonders, the communities surrounding the park provide a welcome taste of civilization.

Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - Around Glacier National Park (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The tiny towns of West Glacier, East Glacier and St Mary provide a wealth of tourist services, including campgrounds, motels and restaurants.

step back in time and overnight in an historic lodge

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enjoy dining in rustic-yet-hip Whitefish

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explore the excellent Museum of the Plains Indians in Browning

restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: West Glacier, St Mary, East Glacier, Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Whitefish.

Ireland's Best Trips - Belfast & the North of Ireland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Ireland’s north is made for road trips. Routes swoop from hard, stark hills to soft, sandy shores, and cliff-clinging roads snake into wild lands peppered with loughs, glens and bogs.

Ireland's Best Trips - Belfast & the North of Ireland (PDF Chapter)

link big cities, big-name sights, hidden beaches and tiny islands on an epic drive around the north

pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights

sample the best of the northwest on a tour through Donegal: brooding mountains, exquisite beaches, boat trips and tradition

get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages

embark on an off-the-map adventure, compelling for its heritage, scenery and sheer sense of space, on the Inishowen Peninsula

discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: The North in a Nutshell, Delights of Donegal, Inishowen Peninsula, Northwest on Adrenalin, From Bangor to Derry, The Antrim Coast.

Crete - Lasithi (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Crete’s easternmost region is home to the island’s top resorts: Agios Nikolaos smoulders with cosmopolitan cool, while just around the bay, Elounda tiptoes between luxe and relaxed.

Crete - Lasithi (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is also the wildest region, with the richest biodiversity and the least trampled ranges.

- explore Byzantine frescoes, a rugged canyon and an ancient city-state in the charming village of Kritsa

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- trek through Kato Zakros, a dry riverbed flanked by cliffs where the Minoans buried their dead

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- settle in for a chill session among the palms on one of Crete’s most famous beaches, Vaï

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Northern Coast, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Spinalonga Peninsula, Plaka, Kritsa & Around, Lasithi Plateau, Tzermiado, Agios Georgios, Psyhro, North-eastern Coast, Istro & Around, Gournia, Mohlos, Sitia, Moni Toplou, Eastern Coast, Vaï, Itanos, Palekastro, Zakros & Kato Zakros, Southern Coast, Ierapetra & Around, Myrtos.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Greece - Ionian Islands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

With their cooler climate, abundant olive and cypress trees, and forested mountains, the Ionians are a lighter, greener variation on the Greek template, each with its own distinct landscape and history.

Greece - Ionian Islands (PDF Chapter)

- explore world-class museums, fortresses and restaurants, as well as Venetian, French and British architecture, in Corfu Town

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- hop from one gorgeous harbour to another on tiny pastoral Paxi

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- savour the flavours in the waterfront restaurants of Kefallonia’s best-preserved historic village, Fiskardo

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Corfu, Corfu Town, Paxi, Gaïos, Loggos, Lakka, Lefkada, Lefkada Town, Vasiliki, Kefallonia, Argostoli & Around, Paliki Peninsula, Sami & Around, Fiskardo, Ithaki & Around, Vathy, Zakynthos, Zakynthos Town & Around, Kythira & Around, Hora (Kythira), Kapsali, Potamos, Agia Pelagia.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

USA - Great Lakes (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Don’t be fooled by all the corn. Behind it lurks surfing beaches and Tibetan temples, car-free islands and the green-draped lights of the aurora borealis.

USA - Great Lakes (PDF Chapter)

Roll call for the region’s cities starts with Chicago, with what is arguably the country’s mightiest skyline.

- absorb Chicago’s skyscrapers, museums, festivals and foodie bounty

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- embrace Detroit’s can-do spirit and partake of its art, eateries and neighborhood bicycle rides

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- paddle deep into Boundary Waters’ piney woods and sleep under a blanket of stars

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Illinois, Chicago & Around, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ohio, Cleveland, Erie Lakeshore & Islands, Ohio Amish Country, Columbus, Yellow Springs, Dayton, Cincinnati, Michigan, Detroit, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Gold Coast, Straits of Mackinac, Up-per Peninsula, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Minneapolis, St Paul.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Ireland - County Clare (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Clare combines spectacular landscapes and vibrant culture. Along the coast, the waves are a magnet for surfers.

Ireland - County Clare (PDF Chapter)

Explore the moonscape-like limestone expanse of the Burren, which blazes with wildflowers in spring. And Clare has got soul: traditional music flourishes here.

- join in with the locals at spirited trad sessions in age-old inns

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- board a late-afternoon boat to see Clare’s iconic Cliffs of Moher near Doolin

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- drive the peninsula’s narrow roads to the headland at Loop Head

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Ennis, Dysert O’Dea, Dromore Wood, Craggaunowen, Quin, Shannon Airport, Bunratty, Killaloe, Ballina, Mountshannon, Kilrush, Loop Head Peninsula, Kilkee, Ennistimon, Liscannor, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora, Corofin, Fanore.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Enjoy Monterey and the Redwood Forests with the NEW Insight Guides California


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While it's nicknamed the 'Golden State', California actually has an incredibly diverse range of destinations, each with its own beautiful wonders, impressive cultural attractions, and engaging personality.

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California TOP 10

1. Yosemite National Park

2. Golden Gate Bridge

3. PCH

4. Wine Country

5. Redwood Forests

6. Hollywood

7. Monterey

8. Death Valley

9. California Cuisine

10. SoCal Beaches

Canada's Best Trips - Ontario (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The breathtaking four-seasonal palette of Ontario’s vast wilderness, endless forests and abundant wildlife awaits.

Canada's Best Trips - Ontario (PDF Chapter)

Whether you want to reconnect with nature or lose yourself in the ex-citement of the most multiculturally diverse and socially cohesive region on earth, you’ve come to the right place.

- tour islands, forested reserves and sandy beaches on the photogenic Lake Superior Coastline

- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights

- immerse yourself in culture with Mennonite markets, First Nations museums and a world-class theater on the People & Culture Loop

- get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages

- take your pick from vineyards, botanical gardens and one awe-inspiring set of waterfalls on the Niag-ara Peninsula

- discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Lake Superior Coastline, People & Culture Loop, The Niagara Peninsula, The Kawarthas, Southern Ontario, Nature Loop, Thousand Island Park-way.

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Thursday, 12 March 2020

Crete - Rethymno (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Wild beauty Rethymno is peppered with historic sites and natural wonders. Ribbons of mountain road wind through the timeless interior, passing fields of wildflowers and traditional hamlets cradled by olive groves.

Crete - Rethymno (PDF Chapter)

- explore the charismatic maze of the Venetian-Ottoman quarter before diving into Rethymno’s gourmet eateries

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- take a long lunch in Argyroupoli before wandering through Lappa’s old town and exploring Roman ruins

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- learn why Moni Arkadiou is so important to the Cretan soul

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Rethymno & Around, Argyroupoli, The Hinterland & Mt Psiloritis, Mili Gorge, Chromonastiri, Moni Arkadiou, Margarites, Perama, Anogia, Mt Psiloritis, Coast to Coast, Armeni, Spili, Southern Coast, Plakias & Around, Myrthios, Preveli, Agia Galini & Around, Northeastern Coast, Panormo, Bali.

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island - Nova Scotia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Facing the restless swells of the Atlantic, Nova Scotia is a place that’s steeped in the sea.

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island - Nova Scotia (PDF Chapter)

With its candy-striped lighthouses, salty fishing towns and towering red cliffs, this Maritime prov-ince feels thrillingly rugged and wild.

- drive Cape Breton’s snaking coastal road on the Cabot Trail

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- learn about the immigrant experience at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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- wander the orderly streets of the model colonial town of Lunenburg

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Halifax & Around, Dartmouth, Peggy’s Cove, South Shore, Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Liverpool, Kejimkujik National Park, Shelburne, Aca-dian Shores, Yarmouth, French Shore, Annapolis Valley, Digby, Long Island & Brier Island, Annapolis Royal, Wolfville & Grand Pré, Central Nova Scotia, Parrsboro, Advocate Harbour, Sunrise Trail, Tatamagouche, Pictou, Antigonish, Cape Breton Island, Ceilidh Trail, Cabot Trail, Baddeck, Sydney & North Sydney, Eastern Shore.

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Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - 5th edition Lonely Planet

In the hit parade of top sights in Canada, Banff justifiably ranks as many people’s number one.

Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - 5th edition

As much a piece of Canadian history as a natural wonder, the nation’s oldest national park is what Canada is all about.

- explore the lakes, waterfalls and ubiquitous rivers of ice in Icefields Parkway

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- watch wildlife around the local rivers and lakes of Banff Town

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- hike above the treeline in Sunshine Meadows

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Banff Town & Around, Lake Louise & Around, Mt As-siniboine, Icefields Parkway, Day Hikes, Overnight Hikes, Driving, Cycling, Other Activities, Sights, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Entertainment, Shopping.

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Pacific Northwest's Best Trips - 4th edition Lonely Planet

The Cascades are dense with natural wonders, including mountains, waterfalls, mighty riv-ers, forests and hot springs. The Oregon coast offers a completely different experience, with miles and miles of coastal highway stringing together charming seaside towns.

Pacific Northwest's Best Trips - 4th edition

- hop off the highway for diversions including whale-watching, lighthouses and seafood on the Highway 101 Oregon Coast trip

- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights

- detour off Hwy 101 through Capes Meares, Lookout and Kiwanda on the Three Capes Loop

- get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages

- sample Pinot Noir in Oregon’s answer to the Napa Valley on the Willamette Valley Wine Tour

- discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Highway 101 Oregon Coast, Three Capes Loop, Willamette Valley Wine Tour, Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, Blue Mountains Loop, Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, To Bend & Back.

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Eastern USA - New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Where else could you visit an Amish family’s farm, camp on a mountaintop, read the Declara-tion of Independence and view New York, New York from the 86th floor of an art-deco landmark – all in a few days?

Eastern USA - New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (PDF Chapter)

- dive into a kaleidoscope of world-class sights and international cultures in New York City

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- enjoy the kitsch, kettle corn, coastline and calm of Jersey Shore

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- explore colonial American history and quirky local flavour in Philadelphia

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: New York City, New York State, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Catskills, Finger Lakes, The Adirondacks, Thousand Islands, Western New York, New Jersey, Hoboken, Princeton, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania Wilds, Pittsburgh.

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British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies - Alberta (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Alberta does lakes and mountains like Rome does cathedrals and chapels, but without the penance.

British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies - Alberta (PDF Chapter)

For proof head west to Jasper and Banff, two of the world’s oldest national parks; de-spite their wild and rugged terrain, they remain untrammeled and easily accessible.

- explore Jurassic remnants in Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

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- soak amidst spectacular mountain peaks in Miette Hot Springs

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- step back in time to the days of new immigrants at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Vil-lage

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Edmonton, Calgary, Banff & Jasper National Parks, Kananaskis Country, Canmore, Icefields Parkway, Banff Town, Lake Louise, Jasper Town & Around, Southern Alberta, Drumheller, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Lethbridge, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Crowsnest Pass, Northern Alberta, Peace River & Around, Mackenzie Highway, Lake District.

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Canada - Quebec (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Québec’s embrace of terroir, its language, its passion for everything from winter snow to wine to gastronomy, is something else, an ‘else’ that encompasses identities both distinctly North American and European.

Canada - Quebec (PDF Chapter)

- drink up the dynamic nightlife in happening Montréal

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- savor the unparalleled culture, history and charm of Québec City

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- be sprayed by whales in the Saguenay Fjord near Tadoussac

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Montréal, The Laurentians, St-Jérôme, St-Sauveur-des-Monts, Val-David, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Parc National du Mont-Tremblant, Eastern Townships, Mauricie, Québec City & Around, Lévis, Wendake, Île d’Orléans, Ste-Anne de Beaupré, Charlevoix, Baie St Paul, Île Aux Coudres, La Malbaie, St Siméon, Baie Ste Cathe-rine, Saguenay, Tadoussac, Les Bergeronnes, L’Anse St Jean, Saguenay, Lac St Jean, Ste Rose du Nord, South Shore, Grosse Île, Montmagny, St Jean Port Joli, Rivière du Loup, Île Verte, Trois Pistoles, Parc National du Bic, Rimouski, Gaspé Peninsula, Ste Flavie, Grand Métis, Matane, Cap Chat, Ste Anne des Monts, Parc National de la Gaspésie, Mont St Pierre & Around, Forillon Na-tional Park, Gaspé, Percé, New Carlisle, Bonaventure, Carleton, Matapédia Valley, North Shore, Baie Comeau, Godbout, Pointe des Monts, Sept Îles, Mingan Archipelago National Park, Havre St Pierre, Natashquan, Îles de la Madeleine, Île du Cap aux Meules, Île du Havre Aubert, Île du Ha-vre aux Maisons, Grosse Île, Far North, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, James Bay, Nunavik.

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