Saturday, 4 April 2020

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

- transport

- 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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The Digital Nomad Handbook by Lonely Planet

Escape the nine-to five and learn how to live and work on the road with the latest addition to Lonely Planet’s Handbook series, a practical guide inspiring and motivating people to achieve their goal of travelling more, starting a whole new way of living and creating a flexible work/life balance.

The Digital Nomad Handbook by Lonely Planet

Divided into two sections, this informative book firstly explains the practicalities of working on the road, such as income generation, career changes, family and relationships, what to do with your ‘stuff’, overcoming common pre-departure fears, keeping healthy on the road and much more.

The second showcases a number of ideal destinations for digital nomads, offering invaluable travel insights and information about the location in question, pros and cons, as well as inspirational tales from digital nomads out on the road. From the palm-fringed beaches of blissful Bali to the bright, neon-lights of dynamic Seoul, wannabe nomads will be inspired to make the move and start a whole new way of living.

Written by some of Lonely Planet’s very own nomadic experts, this book is packed with top tips, insights and real life tales on what it’s really like to be working on the road.

Chapters throughout include:

- 10 perks of being a digital nomad

- What jobs do digital nomads do?

- 15 items every digital nomad should carry

- 10 ways to overcome loneliness

- Top destinations for digital nomads

- Learning the lingo

32 Amazing Road Trips with Lonely Planet's Canada's Best Trips travel guide

The awe-inspiring power of nature is on full display in the second-biggest country on earth. Sky-high mountains, glinting glaciers, spectral rainforests and remote beaches are all here, spread across six times zones.

Canada's Best Trips

Whether you want to drive into the remote, tundra-filled northern wilderness or follow the sinewy roads past rugged, lighthouse-dotted shores, the 32 road trips in this book will take you there.

Lonely Planet is your passport to Canada’s Best Trips, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Hike around the robin-egg-blue waters of Lake Louise, try gold panning at Dawson City, or sample wine in the Okanagan; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet at home: Ways to help you think outside the box, inside

Lonely Planet at home
Ways to help you think outside the box, inside.

Friday, 3 April 2020

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

- transport

- 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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Explore the colourful Porto riverfront with the NEW Rough Guide to Portugal

The Rough Guide to Portugal (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

With miles of power-soft dunes, cliff-backed coves and perfect surfing waves, in Portugal you're rarely far from a remarkable beach. An epic coast is only part of the story, though, as in the green interior, hilltop castles and ancient walled villages await. That's before you've discovered one of Europe's most captivating capitals, the port wine route from Porto and a passion for seafood that sees a festival dedicated to sardines.

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Discover Portugal with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to explore the colourful Porto riverfront, visit some of the many medieval houses in the fortified hilltop village of Monsaraz or witness one of the greatest achievements of Portuguese architecture: the Mosteiro da Batalha, The Rough Guide to Portugal will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way.

Portugal Top 10

1. Porto's Riverfront

2. Monsaraz

3. Algarve Beaches

4. Évora

5. Mountain Biking in the Algarve

6. Óbidos

7. Rio Douro Valley

8. Velha Universidade, Coimbra

9. Mosteiro da Batalha

10. Kayaking on the Mondego River

Features of this travel guide to Portugal:

– Detailed regional coverage: provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas

– Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most from your trip to Portugal

– Meticulous mapping: practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Lisbon, Porto and many more locations without needing to get online

– Fabulous full-colour photography: features inspirational colour photography, including the breathtaking Sao Jorge Castle and the intricate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

– Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences

– Things not to miss: Rough Guides’ rundown of the Algarve, Obidos, and Alfama’s best sights and top experiences

– Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more

– Background information: comprehensive ‘Contexts’ chapter provides fascinating insights into Portugal, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary

– Covers: Lisbon and around; Estremadura and Ribatejo; Coimbra and the Beira Litoral; Beria Alta and Beira Baixa; Porto and the Rio Douro; The Minho; Tras-os-Montes; Alentejo; The Algarve

Authors: Marc Di Duca, Rebecca Hall, Matthew Hancock

About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy ‘tell it like it is’ ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

Explore San Francisco’s indie shops with the NEW Lonely Planet USA travel guide

The great American experience is about so many things: bluegrass and beaches, snow-covered peaks and redwood forests, restaurant-loving cities and big open skies. Lonely Planet is your passport to USA, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Hit New York’s streets to discover the city, hike through Yellowstone’s primeval landscape, or explore San Francisco’s indie shops and bohemian nightlife; all with your trusted travel companion. 

Lonely Planet writer Trisha Ping describes why she loves the USA. "Even after decades of living and traveling in the USA, I'm still surprised by its natural beauty and vast range of cultures and activities. Moving between regions can feel like going to another country, with unfamiliar menus and new landscapes, not to mention the dialect: a non English speaker could be forgiven for thinking that a drawling Southerner and a nasal New Yorker were speaking completely different languages. So pick a state, any state - we guarantee you a memorable adventure."

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

- transport

- 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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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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It's easy to find adventure, hit the highway to the Arctic Circle, go beluga and polar bar-spotting in Chrurchill, or watch icebergs sail past over a Newfoundland lobster lunch. Among all this are Canada's cool and distinctive cities, from Vancouver to Toronto. Let the expert advice in this fully updated Rough Guide inspire your trip, including a free ebook with this guide.

Discover Canada with this comprehensive, entertaining, ‘tell it like it is’ Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts’ honest and independent recommendations.

Whether you plan to do snowboarding in Whistler, go whale-watching off the spectacular coasts, hike through the Canadian Rockies, or marvel at the Niagara Falls, The Rough Guide to Canada will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

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

- maps

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

- transport

- 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


enjoy dining in rustic-yet-hip Whitefish


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

- transport

- 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

- maps

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

- transport

- 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

- maps

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

- transport

- 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

- transport

- 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

Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey.
An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.

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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From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of California, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Hollywood, and hidden cultural gems like the Pacific Coast Highway.

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

- maps

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

- transport

- 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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