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Wildering: Anyone's Guide to Enjoying the American Wilderness

Thousands of years ago, everyone lived in the wilderness. Today, most people live comfortably indoors. This is perfectly fine, of course, but many have completely lost touch with nature. Meanwhile, millions of acres of pristine wilderness are waiting to be enjoyed.Wildering: Anyone’s Guide to Enjoying the American Wilderness can help reconnect people with the natural world—even those who have never set foot in the woods. Author Mick Tune has the answers to all the questions you’re afraid to ask, with information about equipment, packing, permitting, basic survival, and much more.You don’t have to be in incredible shape or spend a fortune on equipment to enjoy the outdoors—all you need is a pair of legs and a spirit of adventure. Mick Tune wasn’t a Boy Scout, nor is he a professional mountain man—but he loves the wilderness, and he’s learned a lot over three decades of outdoor adventures. Tune is living proof that nature exists for everyone’s enjoyment; you just need the courage to take that first step.

Campervan Capers 2: The Ongoing Adventures of a Campervanning Couple

Campervan Capers Blog entries released in a handy eBook format.Campervan Capers 2The Ongoing Adventures of a Campervanning CoupleWith a first year of adventures under their beltThe campervanning couple embark onAnother year of mini capersIn this sequel to Campervan Capers, the author continues to blend travel tale with humour and practicality as she and her partner explore more sights (and sites) after the maiden year in their camper.Campervan Capers 2 is an adaptation of the author's Campervan Capers Blog entries written in 2011, released here as a handy, free eBook.(Travels are within Britain: Cornwall, Devon and the Isle of Wight.)BONUS!Get 30+ Top Tips for the Aspiring & Newbie Campervanner – a free downloadable 'cheat sheet' based on the tips in the Campervan Capers book & blog – when you join the author's Reader's Group (link inside the book).FAUX REVIEWS by PSEUDO-CELEBRITIESHere are just a few of the author's infamous 'faux reviews' of the spurious kind which appear in the original Campervan Capers book…I go out in my camper to study insects. It's amazing how many different species you can collect on your windscreen as you drive full pelt along the motorway.David AtinburrerI used to have an RV back in the great US of A. But then I came to this tiny little island called Britain and read Campervan Capers. My God! I was transformed – and bought one of those quaint little English campers instead. Downsizing sure has made me happy!Tom CrewsActor, Mission ImprobableI heartily encourage a campervanning lifestyle! Getting out onto the open road, it's amazing just how much road-kill you can pick up... And, with a gas hob on board, I can fry up what I find on the spot.Huw Fern-Leigh-Wit-In-StallSee you for some four-wheeled adventures on the inside!

The Guide to Finding a Little Italy In New York (the Sight, the Restaurant, the Pizza, the Pool, the Mansion, the Hotel, the Bar, the Shopping, the Toilets, ... and the Rest) from Pearl Escapes 2011

I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you one perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did.This is my guide to an Italian influenced tour of New York (including the best pizza I could find - none of the usual suspects).Oh and there's a great tip on where to find impeccable toilets on your journey.

Sardines Might Fly: Could Air Travel GET any Worse?

Could air travel GET any worse?Fancy flying in a tin can to the other side of the world and suffering the horrors of stinky passengers, kids with the power to split eardrums at fifty paces, backed-up restroom queues, and faulty coffee machines that can short-circuit the plane's electrics?Neither does the author.Unfortunately, these are just some of the delights frequently experienced on a long-haul flight. And when you're packed in tight like sardines for over twenty hours, the trip from A to B can feel more like an epic voyage from A to a distant Z.Join the author as she takes off from England on a 'flying adventure' to Australia and back in this short companion read to Up a Creek Down Under.

Lonely Planet Kids Start an adventure with Lonely Planet Kids: Discover our growing range of childrens books

Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them, inspiring them to be curious and discover more about our planet. In The Travel Book, they can take a journey through every country in the world, then hit the streets with The Cities Book to explore 86 of its greatest cities. Both hardbacks are packed with beautiful illustrations and photographs, as well as amazing facts and quirky humour. Kids can follow themed walking routes through London, Paris and New York in our City Trails series, discovering history, food, culture, famous buildings and lots more. Take a peek inside for sample spreads from each title.

The Guide to Iceland (the Thermal Spa, the Reykjavik Hotel, the Grindavik Hotel, the Northern Lights, the Icelandic Horses, the Food, the Buses and the Flight) from Pearl Escapes 2012

Whether or not you see the Northern Lights in Iceland it's still an incredible escape, and some things you can do in Iceland whatever the weather. (According to the Icelandic there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.)This guide will take you to some incredible hotels in Reykjavik and Grindavik, to The Blue Lagoon and another, only in Iceland experience, riding Icelandic horses through lava fields. I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you one perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did. (Only in this guide you get at least two hotels. This is Iceland, it likes to break the rules.)

52 Sleeps

52 Sleeps is an e-book from LateRooms.com showcasing an amazing hotel stay for every week of the year.We've handpicked a collection of the UK's most inspired and original hotels and tied them in with local events, quirky festivals and seasonal happenings, to give you a year's worth of short breaks that are a little less ordinary.From castles, spas and cosy inns to country manors, boutique B&Bs and even a boat hotel – discover 52 fabulous hotel stays spread all across the UK.Whether it's a stunning view, beautiful architecture, mouth-watering food or an award-winning spa, these properties are all special in their own way. And we hope you'll use 52 Sleeps to find some great inspiration for your short breaks throughout 2014.

The Guide to the Barcelona Spa (and the Hotel, the Flight, the Sight, the Restaurant and the Rest) from Pearl Escapes 2010

I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, when things got a little bit better and I took this trip to Barcelona I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you all the answers, a perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did.

The Guide to Marrakech, Morocco (the Spa, the Hotel, the Sight, the Flight, the Food and Drink, the Restaurant and the Rest) from Pearl Escapes 2011

I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you one perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did.Marrakech is an incredible city boasting some of the world's most ancient and diverse culture and my Tkissila experience at the Palais Rhoul is one of the highlights of the many incredible spas I have visited around the world.

The Guide to Zadar, Croatia (the Spa, the Hotel, the Flight, the Ferry, the Restaurant and the Rest) from Pearl Escapes 2010

I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you one perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did.

The Guide to Chianciano Terme, Siena, Tuscany, Italy (the Spa, the Hotel, the Sight, the Flight, the Train, the Bus, the Restaurant and the Rest) from Pearl Escapes 2011

I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you one perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did.This is my guide to visiting the Salon Sensoriale in the Terme di Chianciano Spa in Chianciano Terme, Siena, Tuscany, Italy (that's a mouthful!) often awarded the title of best value spa in Europe, and the delicious surrounding area.

HARBOUR COVE EPISODE I: "The Gift"

“Dear Stranger. Whether you have a suitcase or simply a nice bag, I request you empty it next to mine. On the sand, on the floor, or next to a burning fire. When I hear your voice, I want to rush to place our lives in a common bag, taking all of our boxes for future useful expeditions. Our treasures. Personal and stray. Let us both give up the locked cupboard which hold useless boxes which caused us pain. Let us give each permission to walk towards the light, side-by-side towards a common future and return, head-filled, with moments lived.” ***HARBOUR COVE ***Successful New York investment banker Catherine Bennett tragically and unexpectedly inherits a property in France; a gift from her fiancée Phillipe Maréchal, stated in his will unbeknownst. Heart-broken, 45, and ready for a change, Catherine trades her chai tea latte and enviable life in Manhattan for a small French coastal village and an empty 18th century maison de maître. Eleven bedrooms, six fireplaces, crumbling stone terrace and a moss-filled pool; the charming property awash in golden stone with faded green shutters, beckon. Catherine begins the task of painstakingly restoring Phillipe’s gift and in turn her heart; into a quiet, reflective haven filled with sea air and the healing powers of a new beginning. To assist with spiraling expenses, as well as ease her punctuated aches of loneliness, Catherine offers several of the rooms as chambres d'hôtes (guest rooms) for solo travelers. Writers. Artists. Creatives. Widows. Twenty-somethings seeking purpose and clarity. Each on their own journey, find their way to her door. Nestled on the bord de mer (seaside) surrounded by vineyards, billowing hollyhocks, cornflowers and salt marsh, Catherine’s new home is a wondrous world for whom ever crosses its threshold. Set amongst the coastal beauty of the Île de Ré, Harbour Cove is a gloriously immersive, captivating and endearing tale of love lost, love found and hearts healed...***To my readers... I have created the Harbour Cove Series for all of the women like me who are long on dreams and romance, but short on time for indulgence and reflection. A short read for those 30 minutes we manage to steal and own in our day while savoring a café au lait or organic tea with lemon and honey. Enjoy! Cordially yours... Thomasina Shealey "Semi-Retired In France"

free Feeling Real Emotions Everyday (Camino de la Luna)

From the Amazon Best Selling author of "Japan Is Very Wonderful," the "Camino de la Luna" series and the Pearl Escapes mini-guides.WARNING – this book contains strong language. Because when you wake up to yourself after forty years “dear me” just isn’t going to cut it. I wrote this to express everything I felt on waking up and as a manual for myself on how it feels to be free (just in case I ever forget).My practice, whatever it is on any given day, is to help people feel alive, to wake them up. The tragic part is that they often wake up for a moment; for one second, for a song, for an hour, for a day or a week, they wake up to themselves and then they disappear again.I don’t want to live like that any more. So this book is for me and it is for you, because I want you to wake up too and stay awake. Maybe you are my beloved, maybe you are my sister, my friend, a stranger who I will never meet, but I want you to wake up. This world is too miraculous for you to miss it."free Feeling Real Emotions Everyday" was written in April 2016 after a trip to the US that included four nights in Las Vegas, a wander through the canyons of Utah and Arizona, a spiritual retreat in Sedona, rocking on the porch of a cowboy ranch house and finally a Native American healing that changed everything. Shortly afterwards I sold my house and left England on my "Camino de la Luna" which became a seven book series charting my journey around the world, understanding seven spiritual principles; "Take What You Need", "Unconditional Love", "Forgiveness", "Compassion and Self Compassion", "Courage", "Truth" and "Reconciliation" or, as they call it in South Africa, Ubuntu.("Japan Is Very Wonderful", a prequel to this series is the story of my trip to Japan in December 2015, which is when I started waking up to the nature all around me and to my own nature, which I had buried deep inside.)The colour eBook of this title - also available as a full colour paperback and black and white eBook and paperback (without pictures)."To me, you are a hero... You have learned to take something negative in your life and make it a positive... a gift to others. It doesn't get any better than that. Don't doubt that you are capable of helping others... in terms of other of life's difficulties... What an adventure!" Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author of "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway"Pearl Howie is an Amazon Best Seller (and had the No. 1 New Release for her guide to Durban) in Kindle and paperback in the US, UK and German charts (Motivational Self-Help, Literary Travel, Venice Guides, African Travel, Safari Travel, Resorts & Spas for Travelers, South East Asia Travel, Kyoto Guides, Tokyo Guides and Travel/Religious).

Guide For The Soon-To-Be Nomadic Car Dweller

There’s nothing here that you can’t find on your own for free. With that said if you want to save yourself a lot of hassle then you might consider putting this in your to-read list. This short guide is packed with concise, practical advice, insights, and tips on the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges that one may face during the process of transitioning to car dwelling. It can help in framing the struggles of nomadic life to be that of adventure and excitement rather than that of struggle and constant challenges.Car dwelling can be a stressful thing but it doesn’t have to be. It can be experienced as an adventure and a chance of a lifetime to live a life more in tune with the self.

The Amakusa Islands : A living museum on the sea

What are the Amakusa Islands?1) The Amakusa Islands are characterized by a beuatiful archipelago from Ohyano Island to Amakusa Kamishima and strangely shaped rough rocks of Amakusa Shimoshima's west coast.The Amakusa Islands are built on the nature of 100 million years of geologic history.2) Amakusa is abundant with culture and humanity.It was also a refuge for early hidden Christians creating an exotic atmosphere.Conservation of the heritage of people's history, folklore, and lives lead to development and future prospects through geotourism.3) It has been 50 years since Amakusa Gokyo (Amakusa Five Bridges) opened the Amakusa Islands to a new life holding a new thought for the earth, the history and people of the Amakusa Islands.This guide book offers a look at Amakusa's charm.AuthorsHASE, Yoshitaka Director of Goshoura Cretaceous MuseumBorn in Kitakyushu in 1941. March 2007, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Natural Sciences Professor retired. Current position since April of the same year. Doctor of Science.HIROSE, Koji Chief curator ot Goshoura Cretaceous MuseumBorn in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture in 1972. Completed master's program at Kochi University in March 1998. Current position since April 1999.IWAUCHI, Akiko Chief of technique branch of Avance Co., LTD.Born in Kumamoto City in 1961. March 1992 Doctoral course, Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Kumamoto University. Doctor of Science. Professional engineer (such as appliedscience).KUDO, Shin President of Avance Co., LTD.Born in Kashima, Kumamoto in 1952. In 1976, graduated from Kumamoto University, Faculty of Science, Earth Science Department. Outside the prefecture established Avance Co., Ltd. in 1994 after working as a construction consultant company. Technician (Application physics etc.).UGAI, Hiroaki Curator of Goshoura Cretaceous Museum Born in Kumamoto City in 1975. Completed the doctoral program at the University of Tsukuba in March 2004. Doctor (Science). Current position since April 2004.