When John Steinbeck was almost sixty years old, worried that he might have lost touch with the sights, the sounds and the essence of America's people, he took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle, Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California.
Presents the 1,000 most astonishing destinations in the world and brings them to life in lively, evocative prose that reveals why the place is so wonderful. This title offers a greater variety of hotel and restaurant choices, including more budget-conscious options.
Walk over a bridge of living tree roots in India. Take a boat cruise through New Zealand's dark caves magically lit by thousands of glowworms. Marvel at the sheer scale and beauty of the USA's Grand Canyon. Let Lonely Planet take you on a tour of the world's most mind-boggling wild places, and discover how extraordinary our planet really is.
Make any trip unforgettable with Lonely Planet's 50 Places to Stay To Blow Your Mind. From a mountainside capsule and 15th-century fort, to a glass igloo beneath the Northern Lights, this collection of the world's most luxurious, extraordinary and spectacular accommodation will make even sleeping a great adventure.
In the spring of 2015, the author set out from Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. From the obvious dangers of Egypt, Sudan and Kenya, through Tanzania and Zambia, to Botswana, this book brings Africa to life in all its complex glory, friendship and curiosity.
The world is not always what we think it is. This book presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands. Numerous conflicts have left countries divided and often shattered. Remnants of countries can by design or accident be left behind as a legal anomaly in this complex world.