Frommer's EasyGuide to New Orleans

Frommer's EasyGuide to New Orleans

Few cities anywhere are as vibrant, historically rich, and just plain fun as New Orleans. But it’s not a “dummy proof” destination. Too many travelers leave town wondering what all the fuss is about. That doesn’t happen to those carrying this book.Written by travel experts Diana K. Schwam and Lavinia Spalding, Frommer’s EasyGuide to New Orleans introduces travelers to the experiences other visitors miss; and has the type of insightful commentary on the iconic sights that brings them to life. The book includes special sections for those who are visiting during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest; and day trips to nearby plantations and nature sights. Finally, there’s exact pricing for every item in the book, along with transportation tips, to help make your vacation worry free. 

The book is fully updated after the pandemic lockdowns: 

- Exact pricing and public transportation instructions, so there’s never any guessing

- Complete information on the city’s legendary nightlife scene (including the places only locals’ know about)

- Opinionated advice on which attractions and restaurants are worth your time and which can be skipped 

- Detailed info on the city’s lodging options, with frank assessments of what’s worth your vacation budget and what isn’t 16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs

- Printed in large, easy-to-read type Maps throughout and a handy, full-sized pull-out map

New Frommer's EasyGuide to Paris

Frommer's Paris

by Anna E. Brooke

Paris leads the world's other cities in art and cuisine, in architecture and history, in music and sculpture, in philosophy and political ferment, in nearly every other area on interest to the visitor. It has to be seen and experienced, and done so in a thoughtful manner. Understanding the city’s story and culture will add immeasurably to a trip to the “City of Light”. Written by longtime Paris resident, Anna E. Brooke, and fully re-researched post-pandemic lockdowns, Frommer's EasyGuide to Paris is a portable tribute to the city and a roadmap to creating a hassle-free trip of a lifetime.

From the world-famous panorama of the Champs-Elysée to the hip and bustling streetlife around the Bastille, from how to beat crowds at the Louvre to the ideal way to experience the Eiffel Tower, the book is packed with solid tips, illuminates the zeitgeist of the city today, and includes:

· 16 pages of color photos, plus dozens of more photos throughout

· Insider lists of the city’s highlights

· Local knowledge on the best places to eat―and how to avoid tourist traps

· Detailed maps marked with attractions, hotels, restaurants, and Métro stops

· Exact pricing for hotels, restaurants, attractions, tours and more―plus invaluable advice about what you’ll need to reserve in advance

· Full-color Paris Métro map

· Fun, self-guided walking tours spanning the city, with maps

· A chapter of useful phrases including a pronunciation guide

· Fascinating and easy-to-read background on the culture, history and art of the City of Light

· Picks in all price categories, so you can splurge or be frugal, using the Frommer’s star rating system

· Full section on suggested side-trips to Giverny, Versailles, Disneyland Paris, and more

· PLUS! A handy pull-out, indexed map of Paris

Frommer's Spain

Frommer's Spain

by Peter Barron, Jennifer Ceaser, Patricia Harris, David Lyons, William Shank, Murray Stewart.

Written by outspoken, authoritative experts, Frommer’s Spain shows travelers how to experience the country the way the locals do. That means eating in the places tourists don’t know about, visiting top attractions at times when the crowds are at their thinnest, and patronizing the bars and clubs Spaniards hold dear. Whether you’re partying the night away in the Balearic Islands, exploring architecture and history in Barcelona or Bilbao, or running with the bulls in Pamplona, this book will make your vacation better. We also include advice the tourist board wouldn’t approve of: which sites to skip, how to avoid the crowds, and how to stretch your travel budget further, whether you’re on a lavish honeymoon or backpacking it.

Inside the guide:

Full-color photos and helpful maps, including a detachable foldout map

Detailed itineraries for planning your trip to suit your schedule and interests (and help you avoid lines and crowds)

Candid reviews of the best restaurants, historic sights, museums, tours, shops, and experiences―and no-punches-pulled info on the ones not worth your time and money

Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, telephone numbers, and more

Compelling cultural information so that you’ll better understand the history, cuisine, and traditions of Spain

Budget-planning help with the lowdown on prices and ways to save money, whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury

Frommer's Ireland

Frommer's Ireland 

by Yvonne Gordon

An indispensable guide, Frommer’s Ireland is a comprehensive and photo-filled look at one of the world’s most beloved destinations. Written by leading Emerald Isle expert Yvonne Gordon, it takes you to many places only locals know, along with giving tips and tricks for seeing the iconic sights…without having to hassle with crowds.

Frommer’s Ireland is: 

• Completely updated printed in large, easy-to-read type

• Packed with colorful photos and helpful maps, including a full-color fold-out map

• Precise about pricing, with Euro and British Pound (for Northern Ireland) amounts listed for every attraction, restaurant, hotel, nightspot and shop in the guide―so there aren’t any nasty surprises

• Insightful about the culture and history of Ireland, so you’ll better understand the places you visit

• Also filled with no-holds-barred reviews, which will introduce you to the country’s most authentic lodgings (hotels, B&B’s, castles), eateries, museums, historic and nature sights

• Savvy about saving money, with tips that work for everyone from luxury-seekers to backpackers

• Mindful that your vacation time is limited, the book includes smart strategies for trips of differing lengths and for travelers with varying interests

Check out the new Frommer's Italy

by Stephen Brewer, Elizabeth Heath, Stephen Keeling, Michelle Schoenung, Donald Strachan.

With helpful advice and honest recommendations from Frommer’s expert authors, you’ll walk among the ancient ruins of Pompeii, float along the canals of Venice, appreciate Renaissance masterworks in Florence, explore off-the-beaten-path Puglia and live la dolce vita in Rome―as well as discover timeless wonders such as the vineyards of Tuscany and cliff-top towns perched along the Amalfi Coast.

Inside the guide:

- Full-color photos and helpful maps, including a detachable foldout map

- Detailed itineraries for planning your trip to suit your schedule and interests (and help you avoid lines and crowds)

- Compelling cultural information so that you’ll better understand the history, cuisine, and traditions of Italy

- Candid reviews of the best restaurants, historic sights, museums, tours, shops, and experiences―and no-punches-pulled info on the ones not worth your time and money. We also include star ratings, so you can scan the text quickly and see which options are most appealing.

- Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, telephone numbers, health care options and more

- Budget-planning help with exact pricing listed, so there’s never any guessing, along with ways to save money, whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury

Lonely Planet Philippines | Paul Harding

Lonely Planet Philippines

by Paul Harding

Lonely Planet’s Philippines is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise past the secluded beaches, pristine lagoons and rocky islets of the Bacuit Archipelago, join the adrenaline junkies wakeboarding, surfing, climbing and snorkelling on the Bicol peninsula, and choose which stretch of pearly white sand on which to escape the crowds; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Philippines and begin your journey now! 

Covers Manila, Luzon, Mindoro, Boracay, Visayas, Cebu, Mindanao, Palawan.

Frommer's New York City 2023 | Pauline Frommer

Frommer's New York City 2023

Pauline Frommer's highly personal guide to her own home city has, in previous editions, twice been named "Best Guidebook of the Year" by the North American Travel Journalists Association. Her book has been New York City’s top-selling guide for the last eight years, and, for the first time, it’s being published in full color, adding dozens of engaging, helpful photos, and color maps to her award-winning advice. Just as importantly, this guide was fully researched after New York City’s pandemic lockdowns to ensure that it’s completely up-to-date.

Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa | Dipo Faloyin

Africa Is Not A Country

by Dipo Faloyin

Africa Is Not A Country is a bright portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story. You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife. In this funny and insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a much-needed corrective. He examines each country's colonial heritage, and explores a wide range of subjects, from chronicling urban life in Lagos and the lively West African rivalry over who makes the best Jollof rice, to the story of democracy in seven dictatorships and the dangers of stereotypes in popular culture. By turns intimate and political, Africa Is Not A Country brings the story of the continent towards reality, celebrating the energy and fabric of its different cultures and communities in a way that has never been done before.

Fodor's Essential Argentina: with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia

Fodor's Essential Argentina 

Whether you want to dance the tango in Buenos Aires, sip wine in Mendoza, or explore the glacial terrain of Patagonia, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Argentina are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Argentina With the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time.

UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Buenos Aires, Igazú Falls, Mendoza wine country, Quebrada de Humahuaca, gaucho country, tango dancing, Patagonia, Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, the Lake District, Bariloche, Aconcagua, Salta, Ushuaia, Uruguay, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Tierra del Fuego, and more.

One Place de l’Eglise: A Year in Provence for the 21st century | Trevor Dolby

One Place de l Eglise

by Trevor Dolby

Escape to Languedoc in this poignant and transportative true account of life in a beautifully restored house in the south of France.

One day a Londoner and his wife went a little crazy and bought a crumbling house in deepest Languedoc. It was love at first sight. Over the years these Londoners gradually turn the house into a home. They navigate the language, floods and freezing winters. And eventually they find their place - their bar, their baker, their builder (ignore him at your peril). Slowly the family and the locals get to know one another and these busy English discover slower joys - the scent of thyme and lavender, the warmth of sun on stone walls, nights hung with stars, silence in the hills, the importance of history and memory, the liberation of laughter and the secrets of fig jam. One Place de l'Eglise is a love letter - to a house, a village, a country - from an outsider who discovers you can never be a stranger when you're made to feel so at home. Old houses never belong to people. People belong to them.