See Alabama First [EPUB]
11 January 2014, 13:10
2013 | EPUB | 8.23MB
Tourism in the Southeast is often associated with Florida—a state that essentially defined the industry in America. Yet Alabama has a fascinating history of tourism all its own.
It all began with an enterprising politician. In 1916, John Hollis Bankhead went to great lengths to ensure that one of America’s first transcontinental highways went directly through Alabama. Though it was a less efficient route for highway travelers, it marked the birth of Alabama’s fledgling tourism industry, which grew exponentially with each passing decade. Since he was a boy, author Tim Hollis has traveled from the Shoals to the coast and amassed an unrivaled knowledge of Alabama tourism. From restored and preserved historic destinations to campy tourist traps and outrageous roadside attractions, this is the complete story of tourism in Alabama.
Select Paris by Natasha Edwards [EPUB]
11 January 2014, 13:06
2012 | EPUB | 35.23MB
The guide begins with an inspirational In the mood for… section, filled with suggestions covering a wide range of things to do, places to eat, drink and shop – all grouped by mood. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet blow-out, cutting-edge fashion, views from the top, or a quintessential Parisian experience, there’s a list of options to match your mood.
The heart of the guide, The Selection, offers a collection of over 100 inspiring ideas for a memorable stay in Paris, with plenty of secret gems and off-beat haunts in the mix. Opt for high romance with a night at the Opera Garnier; take a different angle on the skyline from the Eiffel Tower or the gazebo in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont… before plunging down into the Paris Sewers or a flit through the Catacombs; shop for vintage chic in the Marais, then follow the literary trail of Hemingway in the Latin Quarter; tune in to the Parisians’ love of food, everywhere, from street markets and simple bistros to grand dining establishments; be pampered at the spa George V or luxuriate in cake at the Pâtisserie des Rêves; revel in world-class galleries from the Centre Pompidou to the Louvre; take the family on a botanical tour of the Jardin des Plantes and a behind-the-screen tour at the Grand Rex; or make a date with the macabre at the Père Lachaise Cemetery, where Doors legend Jim Morrison is buried. The selections are organized by city neighborhood, from the Ile de la Cité, Ile St-Louis and Marais district outwards to the heights of Montmartre, and finally to Beyond the Centre. So wherever you are and however much time you have, you can dip in for inspiration and insider tips – backed up with clear and detailed mapping, and a wealth of practical information.
Hotels is a separate section offering a hand-picked selection of great places to stay in Paris, organized by theme, whether you are seeking somewhere historic, small and stylish, quirky, luxurious and grand, or with a top-notch view.
Finally, the Essentials section incorporates a user-friendly run-down of information on getting around Paris and other key practical points, plus thematic and general indexes.
Berlitz: Venice Pocket Guide [EPUB]
11 January 2014, 13:03
2013 | EPUB | 31.26MB
Berlitz Pocket Guide Venice is a concise, full-colour travel guide that gives you reliable, user-friendly detail and great photos to uncover Italy's magical city of canals. Wander through the narrow streets, hop on a vaporetto along the Grand Canal, visit magnificent landmarks such as Piazza San Marco and its Basilica and the Doge's Palace - all the essential sights are in the Where to Go section.
To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of Venice's Top 10 Attractions, followed by ideas for how to spend the Perfect Day in Venice and immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere.
The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from Carnival and opera to nightlife and shopping.
The book provides all the essential background information, including an overview of the Venice's colourful history and suggestions for excursions to the nearby islands. There are carefully chosen listings of hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets and an A-Z of practical information.