Historic New England: A Tour of the Region's Top 100 National Landmarks [EPUB]
01 February 2018, 07:05
2018 | EPUB | 23.51MB
National Historic Landmarks are touchstones of our collective past that still resonate with our present. The six New England states have nearly 400 such places. However, important doesn't always translate into interesting and so the authors have selected for the reader, the top 100 National Historic Landmarks in New England––those with the most intriguing and rewarding history.
In addition to historic houses, the tall ships, and such quirky spots as one of the country's oldest weather stations, the list includes three carousels (Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts; Watch Hill, Rhode Island; and East Providence, Rhode Island) and that all-important sandy beach. In fact, Revere Beach in Massachusetts was the first public beach in the United States, and it's still a bustling strand a quick trolley ride from downtown Boston. Based on a series of articles feature in the Boston Globe called “National Historic Landmarks in New England, the book will appeal to the historical enthusiast, the armchair traveler, and both local visitors and tourists alike. Full color photos, related sidebars, thematic lists, and suggested itineraries will all be featured.
Voyage of the Southern Sun: An Amazing Solo Journey Around the World [EPUB]
31 January 2018, 01:04
2017 | EPUB | 23.78MB
In 2015, Michael Smith set out on a remarkable mission and became the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane. This is the often funny, occasionally terrifying and always inspiring story of that trip, and how it came about.
With limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his tiny flying boat, the Southern Sun, Michael risked his life to make modern aviation history. His adventures include an unexpected greeting by Special Branch on his arrival in the UK, a near-death experience while leaving Greenland, and a wondrous journey up the Mississippi.
Showing a very Australian ingenuity and openness to experience, Michael worked his way around the globe. In seven months he made eighty stops in twenty-five countries, visiting many unusual places and, more often than not, encountering the kindness of strangers.
Europe by Eurail 2018: Touring Europe by Train (42th Edition) [EPUB]
02 November 2017, 06:57
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781493027163 | 5.45MB
Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler’s one-stop source for visiting Europe’s cities and countries by rail for more than forty years. This comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions.
The book contains information readers need to enjoy visits in historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options.
Packed with practical information, step-by-step directions, advice on where to go and what to see and do, and complemented by the inclusion of twenty maps, Europe by Eurail takes the puzzle out of European Rail Travel.