Monday, 30 November 2020

The Raven Brothers take off with Hike, Drive, Stayin' Alive!

Hike, Drive, Stayin' Alive!

by The Raven Brothers


Out of shape and unprepared, The Raven Brothers return to the road in a collection of ten quests to travel to their dream destinations against all odds! After two decades pioneering new routes across the globe, you would expect the authors of 'Driving the Trans-Siberian' to be hotshot explorers, with a sixth sense and an ability to survive in almost any situation. Think again! With virtually zero knowledge of the workings of the internal combustion engine and very limited skills of wilderness survival, Simon and Chris struggle into their hiking boots and power across three continents by river, tarmac and trail.

Venture to the top of Norway, cruise the road to Damascus, hike the Camino trail into Spain’s Wild West, row the Ganges, explore Frida Kahlo’s world in Mexico City, hangout with the dead in Sicily’s eerie catacombs, crawl deep inside Bolivia’s notorious silver mine, seek lions in Gujarat, wellness in Berlin and journey into the Naga Hills where tribal kings still rule.

Noted by Lonely Planet for their talent to portray an “accurate view of what to expect”, 'Hike, Drive, Stayin’ Alive!' signals a return to the duo writing “buttock clenching” travel comedy with the first in a series of candid stories of adventure by The Raven Brothers.

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Join the Raven brothers on four more epic overland adventures across the USA, Russia, Black Sea and South America!


Available in paperback & digital

Driving the Trans-Siberian 
The Ultimate Road Trip Across Russia

An Adventure Through the Caucasus

A South America Adventure

Freedom on the American Highway

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Epic Hikes of the World by Lonely Planet

With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic.

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In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world’s best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps. Additionally, each hike includes trip planning advice on how to get there, where to stay, what to pack and where to eat, as well as recommendations for three similar hikes in other regions of the world.

Hikes featured include:

Africa & the Middle East:

Cape Town’s Three Peaks (South Africa)
Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
Camp to Camp in South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park (USA)
Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park (Canada)
Concepción volcano hike (Nicaragua)

88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage (Japan)
Markha Valley (India)
Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall (China)

Wordsworth’s Backyard: Dove Cottage and around Rydal and Grasmere (UK)
Alpine Pass Route (Switzerland)
Camino de Santiago (Spain)

Sydney’s Seven Bridges Walk (Australia)
The Routeburn Track (New Zealand)
Kokoda Track (Papua New Guinea)

Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's with Lonely Planet Iceland travel guide

Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal water, catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights, or take a boat trip among the icebergs -all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iceland and begin your journey now!

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Inside Lonely Planet's Iceland Travel Guide:

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices

- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, landscapes, wildlife, literature, music, cinema, art, architecture, customs, cuisine.

- Free, convenient pull-out Reykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 37 maps

Covers Reykjavik, the Westfjords, the Highlands, North Iceland, East Iceland, South Iceland, the Golden Circle, Southwest Iceland, the Eastfjords, Akureyri, Hunafloi and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iceland, our most comprehensive guide to Iceland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips - South Germany (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Dreamy castles, romantic Alpine meadows, glassy mountain lakes, enigmatic border forests – southern Germany has the lot, and tons more besides.

Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips - South Germany (PDF Chapter)

- take the German Alpine Road through Germany’s slice of Europe’s top peaks

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

- follow the Bergstrasse, a diverse route following an old Roman trade route

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

- drive around Lake Constance, one of Europe’s most attractive lakes

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

Coverage includes: Darmstadt, Grube Messel, Burg Frankenstein, Lorsch Abbey, Heidelberg, Wiesloch, Mannheim, Burg Guttenberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Coburg, Bayreuth, Würzburg, Tauberbischofsheim, Weikersheim, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen, Harburg, Donauwörth, Augsburg, Landsberg am Lech, Schongau, Wieskirche, Füssen, Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castles, Passau, Tittling, Frauenau, Zwiesel, Gläserne Wald, JOSKA Bodenmais, Weiden, Lindau, Füssen, Oberammergau, Schloss Linderhof, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Bad Tölz, Chiemsee, Schloss Herrenchiemsee, Berchtesgaden, Königssee, Friedrichshafen, Meersburg, Wallfahrtskirche Birnau, Konstanz, Rorschach, Bregenz, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Burg Hohenzollern, Breisach, Gengenbach, Baden-Baden, Geroldsauer Wasserfälle, Mehliskopf, Walderlebnisstation Hundseck, Wildgehege Breitenbrunnen, Mummelsee, Ottenhöfen, Allerheiligen Wasserfälle, Lotharpfad, Kniebis, Freudenstadt and Munich Walking Tour.

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Thursday, 26 November 2020

Fodor's Bermuda (Full-color Travel Guide)

Whether you want to visit historic St. George’s, lie on one of the island’s famous pink beaches, or shop in Hamilton’s chic boutiques, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Bermuda are here to help! 

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Fodor’s Bermuda 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.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos.

Planning on visiting any other islands? Check out Fodor’s Essential Caribbean, Fodor’s Bahamas, and Fodor’s InFocus Turks & Caicos Islands.

The Rough Guide to Sicily

The Rough Guide to Sicily (Travel Guide with Free eBook) Discover Sicily with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. 

Whether you plan to climb Mount Etna, relax on the golden sands of Cefalù or explore the Valley of the Temples, the Rough Guide to Sicily will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way. 

- Covers: Palermo; Cefalù; the Monit Madonie; the Aeolian Islands; Messina; Taormina; the northeast; Catania; Etna; SIracusa; Enna; Agrigento; the southwest; Trapani; the west.

Fodor's Essential Iceland

Whether you want to soak in a hot spring, experience Reykjavik nightlife, or hike glaciers, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Iceland are here to help! 

Fodor’s Essential Iceland 1st edition is part of the award-winning Fodor’s Essential series recognized by Booklist as the “Best Travel Guide in 2019.” This 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. 

COVERS: Reykjavik, the Highlands, the Blue Lagoon, the East and West Fjords, the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Snæfellsjökull National Park, and more 

Listen to jazz on Frenchmen Street with Fodor's New Orleans travel guide

Whether you want to drink on Bourbon Street, celebrate Mardi Gras, or listen to jazz on Frenchmen Street, the local Fodor’s travel experts in New Orleans are here to help!

Fodor's New Orleans

Fodor’s New Orleans 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.

COVERS: The French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Faubourg Marigny, Frenchmen Street, the Garden District, City Park, Bywater, Treme, Magazine Street, Cajun Country, and more.

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From Coastal Oregon and California to Europe's best trips: Top Road trip travel guides

Hitting the open road this summer? Discover the freedom of open roads while touring some of the most beautiful regions of the world. Check out these top road trip travel guides to inspire you.

Moon Coastal Oregon

Discover incredible hiking, camping, seafood, and wildlife along this picturesque coastline with Moon Coastal Oregon.

Hop in the car and take the 101 for a stunning coastal road trip, stopping along the way to explore charming harbor towns. Camp among sand dunes and shipwrecks, gaze at free-swimming sharks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, or visit one of Lewis and Clark's expedition landmarks. Hike through any of the 80 state parks along the coast, forage for your own dinner of fish, crabs, clams, and mussels, and discover the best spots to catch that perfect Pacific sunset

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Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip

Moon Oregon or Moon Portland

Moon California Road Trip: San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles & the Pacific Coast 

From the waterfalls of Yosemite and the colourful Grand Canyon to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, cruise through the best of the American West with Moon California Road Trip.

Ride a cable car in San Francisco or hike Half Dome in Yosemite, descend deep into the Grand Canyon, or hit the waves in a classic SoCal surf town. Wander through history at Alcatraz, snap a photo at Big Sur, or marvel at jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Chow down on an authentic Mission burrito, lunch on fish tacos by the beach, or watch the sunset from a rooftop bar in Los Angeles

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Moon California

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