Travel & Holiday Travel Writing Books

Seductions of Place: Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes (Critical Geographies)

The seductiveness of touristed landscapes is simultaneously local and global, as travelled places are formed and reworked by the activities of diverse, mobile people, in their desires to experience situated, sensuous qualities of difference. Cartier and Lew’s interesting and informative book explores contemporary issues in travel and tourism and human geography, and the complex cultural, political, and economic activities at stake in touristed landscapes as a result of globalization. This book assesses travel and tourism as simultaneously cultural and economic processes, through ideas about place seduction and the formation of landscapes. Throughout, examples are given from urban and environmental touristed landscapes, from major world cities to tropical islands, and chapter contributions include:an analysis of the representational character of landscape and the built environmenthistoric constructions of place seductionthe importance of class, racial, and gender dimensions of placehow mobility and the seduction of place orient identity formationthe environmental impacts of tourism economies. Broad in scope, this book is ideal for social scientists and humanists who are interested in contemporary debates about place studies, mobility, and the located realities of globalization.

Concrete and Cocktails: a journey to Birmingham's glitter-stained independent heart.

Can you drink in all of Birmingham's independent hostelries in one day? Yes of course, although it might not be sensible.An unchained psychogeographic adventure from the editors of Dirty Bristow.

Why I Love New Orleans: A Collection of Blogs

New York Times Bestselling Author, Heather Graham has had a long standing love for New Orleans, Louisiana. She has used the city as a setting for many of her novels and there are many reasons why. On her blog in 2013 she spent 30 days sharing what she loved about New Orleans. From favorite restaurants, to museums she loves to her most loved ghost stories, she shared what made New Orleans one of her favorite cities in the United States. Now she has compiled these blogs into this ebook that she wants to share with those who are going to New Orleans, those who have dreamed of the city and want to learn more, and those who might want to debate her choices. Why I Love New Orleans is a love story, it's the story of Heather's love for this magical city.

The Gambia Diaries - July 2016

The Gambia Diaries – short essays on life in The Gambia, West Africa, from the perspective of British ex-pat Mark Williams, international bestselling author writing beneath (mostly) picture-postcard blue skies in his personal paradise.

Rick Steves Hunger and Hope

In this FREE companion ebook to the public television special, Rick Steves' Hunger and Hope, travel expert Rick Steves ventures beyond Europe to learn about the key realities of extreme poverty. Inside this companion e-book, you'll uncover Rick's firsthand insights on:How ending world hunger in our lifetime is an attainable goal The importance of water access, education, women's empowerment, and financial literacy in creating long-term independence How communities are using smart development to rise out of povertyJoin Rick Steves in Ethiopia and Guatemala and discover how you can make a difference.

Passports and Pacifiers: Traveling the World, One Tantrum at a Time

Passports and Pacifiers—Traveling the World One Tantrum at a Time“A parenting memoir and travel guide that will inspire families to have new experiences.” — Kirkus Reviews “Conversational, lively, humorous tone... Enjoyable and memorable.” — The BookLife Prize"Impressively informed and informative, deftly written, having a wonderfully entertaining commentary throughout, and thoroughly 'parent friendly' in organization and presentation, 'Passports and Pacifiers' is fully and unreservedly recommended for personal, family, and community library Parenting collections."  — Midwest Book Review "Reading Kaitlyn Jain's very funny stories made me feel regret for not traveling more when my children were young...but also huge relief I didn't." — George Mahood, author of Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain."Passports and Pacifiers is an impossible-to-put-down book that is part travelogue, part advice column for would-be jet setting parents. Jain is a talented storyteller who takes us on journeys from the gelato shops of Italy to the beaches of San Diego, from Mayan ruins in Guatemala to cruises to Helsinki. For parents wanting to raise their kids with memories and meaningful encounters with cultures from around the world, this is a must-read." — Jason Farman, author of Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant WorldThe true story of two crazy parents traveling with four small children… on a budgetPassports and Pacifiers follows a young, naïve baby-wearing family on eight memorable, affordable, and nap-centered trips. It all started with two bumbling parents taking their Never-Sleep infant to child-loving Italy. Six years later, the tally of kids reached four (all under the age of eight) for an adventure across Scandinavia. Readers are regaled with misadventures, like losing the only pacifier of the trip, missing ferries, and traveling with a baby who refuses to nap. The Jains find deals—traveling just a tad off the prime season, finding buy one get two flights, and using credit card miles and free grandparent babysitters—and save where they can. They stay cheap, shack up with in-laws, and visit generous family and friends. Parents of small children receive tips on:• Transferring sleeping babies after a hotel upgrade• Keeping your Ever-Hungry spouse happy• Driving with a carsick toddler. This book serves as an inspiration and guidebook to take your kids out of your comfort zone and explore. Traveling with kids is rewarding, entertaining, and memorable. After reading these adventures, you will want to take that leap.