360 Degrees Longitude: One Family's Journey Around the World [EPUB]

360 Degrees Longitude: One Family's Journey Around the World [EPUB]
360 Degrees Longitude: One Family's Journey Around the World by John Higham
2012 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781935212867 | 1.33MB

Much more than a travel narrative 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the World is a glimpse at what it means to be a “global citizen”—a progressively changing view of the world as seen through the eyes of an American family of four.

After more than a decade of planning, John Higham and his wife September bid their high-tech jobs and suburban lives good-bye, packed up their home and set out with two children, ages eight and eleven, to travel around the world. In the course of the next 52 weeks they crossed 24 time zones, visited 28 countries and experienced a lifetime of adventures.

Making their way across the world, the Highams discovered more than just different foods and cultures; they also learned such diverse things as a Chilean mall isn’t the best place to get your ears pierced, and that elephants appreciate flowers just as much as the next person. But most importantly, they learned about each other, and just how much a family can weather if they do it together.

360 Degrees Longitude employs Google’s wildly popular Google Earth as a compliment to the narrative. Using your computer you can spin the digital globe to join the adventure cycling through Europe, feeling the cold stare of a pride of lions in Africa, and breaking down in the Andes. Packed with photos, video and text, the online Google Earth companion adds a dimension not possible with mere paper and ink. Fly over the terrain of the Inca Trail or drill down to see the majesty of the Swiss Alps—without leaving the comfort of your chair.

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go [EPUB]

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go [EPUB]
100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen
2012 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781609520663 | 2.62MB

With passion, humor, and helpful tips, 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go inspires women to discover places that will appeal to their spirits, senses, and quests for adventure. Susan Van Allen has explored Italy up and down the boot for over 30 years and shares the intriguing details and secrets of her favorite places, along with those she’s gathered from her girlfriends, fellow writers, and savvy actresses. Each entry steers women to spots that will fulfill their Italian fantasies — whether it’s exploring the palace where Audrey Hepburn lived in Roman Holiday, making a Carnevale mask in Venice, or admiring Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus in Florence.

The cornucopia of choices is divided into categories, so whether a woman is in the mood for adventure, art history, or antipasto, Van Allen guides them to unforgettable pleasures. The book also includes recommendations for relaxing spas and beaches, splendid gardens, and places to taste Italy’s best gelato and chocolate and shop for treasured handicrafts.

Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural Experiences [EPUB]

Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural Experiences [EPUB]
Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural Experiences by Rachel Felder
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062444462 | 59.69MB

Sophisticated shopping and travel expert Rachel Felder, the author of Insider Brooklyn, takes you deep into the heart of the world’s most visited city—London—with her painstakingly curated selection of 200 not-to-be-missed destinations—major retailers, specialty boutiques, hotels, cultural venues, restaurants, cafes, and bars—hundreds of colorful photographs, a specially commissioned illustrated map, and an index of listings.

In the past decade, London has consistently been the world’s top destination among international travelers, including nearly nineteen million visitors in 2015 alone. In this beautifully designed, practical, and portable compendium, Rachel, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, takes you on a unique, personalized tour of the city that is her second home.

Insider London is, in essence, Rachel’s very own little black book, an annotated guide to the best of the city: heritage businesses and upstart boutiques, established and burgeoning neighborhoods, from Mayfair to trendy Shoreditch, and filled with essential information only a savvy Londoner would know.

The coverage includes:

  • City Essentials’ Hotels, Museums and Galleries, Parks and Open Spaces, Live Music Venues, and Theaters
  • Shops—Department Stores, Clothing and Fashion Accessories
  • Beauty, Grooming, and Wellness
  • Décor, Flowers, and Items for the Home
  • Stationery, Books and Gifts
  • Markets
  • Food and Drink—Restaurants; Pubs, Gastropubs, and Cocktail Bars; Quick Bites, Bakeries and Takeaways; Fish and Chips; Afternoon Tea; Coffee Bars and Tea Houses
  • Listings Index

Every entry—from appointment-only boutiques to unique galleries to unusual tea purveyors—have been chosen with Felder’s refined tastemaker’s eye, including new discoveries, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it neighborhood gems, and quintessential mainstays. Rachel describes each venue in detail, highlighting its specialties and profiling the experience, and provides its complete street address, phone number, website, and closest tube station.

An indispensable guide for London dwellers and visitors, Insider London is also visual feast for Anglophiles who simply want to dream about it and shop it from home.

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