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The journal of an Englishman's solo trip across Northern India Have you ever considered visiting the Taj Mahal or exploring the pink city of Jaipur? Or maybe a trek to see a tiger in the wild is more to your taste? Join me on my adventures where I encounter colourful temples, tempting curries and eventful drives along some of the world's most dangerous roads.
Rough Guides Staycations Norfolk & Suffolk Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Inspirational and informative new pocket guide, with free eBook, making the most of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walks and tours. Explore the best of Norfolk & Suffolk with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like BeWILDerwood and Holkham Hall to Sutton Hoo, to discovering cultural gems, including punting in Cambridge, grabbing binoculars and bird-watching in Minsmere RSPB Nature Reserve and strolling down sprawling piers such as Southwold, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your staycation in Norfolk & Suffolk. Features of this travel guide to Norfolk & Suffolk: - 12 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way - Local highlights: discover the area's top sights and unique attractions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Historical and cultural insights: learn more about Norfolk & Suffolk's rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout - Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips - Rainy day recommendations: uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you - Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered - New for 2021: the latest guidance to all the places you should discover in Norfolk & Suffolk - The ultimate travel tool: download the free eBook to access all this from your phone or tablet - Covers: The Brecks, King's Lynn to Holkham, Wells to Cromer, Norfolk Broads, Great Yarmouth, Southwold and Around, Aldeburgh and Around, Bury St Edmunds and Around, Cambridge, Around Cambridge, Colchester and Constable Country. Looking for a comprehensive guide to England? Check out Rough Guides England for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Destination Pride offers colourful recommendations and practical tips to inspire your next LGBTQ travel adventure. Over the past few decades, the LGBTQ travel landscape has undergone a sea change. From Cape Town to Copenhagen, destinations in every corner of the globe have become vibrant and inclusive gay meccas. From attending a queer film festival in Mumbai to watching a procession of Amsterdam canal boats during the world's only floating Pride Parade, award-winning LGBTQ author Andrew Collins recommends hundreds of quirky and quintessential travel experiences. Featuring illustrations by Manhattan-based artist Wenjia Tang, chapters are organised by theme - epic road trips, romance vacations, foodie adventures - and include dozens of invaluable tips, from how to spice up your vacation by choosing the right LGBTQ dating app to planning your same-sex destination wedding. You'll even find guidance on navigating those parts of the world where LGBTQ travellers still confront injustice and prejudice. But mostly, this book is a celebration of the pride and progress that continues to make it both safe and empowering for queer people to explore parts of every continent. LGBTQ travellers will find that there's never been a better time to explore and be yourself.
Running away from your problems doesn't solve anything - but sometimes it's more fun than dealing with them Elise was spending a lot of time crying on buses. She had just graduated from university; she had a shiny new flat, her first proper job and a budding relationship - and they were all making her utterly miserable. Sitting at work one day, she hit upon the obvious solution: Run 5,000 miles around the coast of Britain, carrying her kit on her back. Six months later Elise set off, with absolutely no ultra-running experience, unable to read a map and having never pitched a tent alone before. Over the 301 days that followed she developed a debilitating fear of farmyard animals, cried on a lot of beaches and saw Britain at its most wild and wonderful. Coasting is about putting one foot in front of the other, even when it feels impossible, and trying to enjoy it too. With heart and humour, Elise explores the thrill of taking risks and putting your trust in total strangers, and learns some home truths along the way. 'A true Great British Adventure, with humour and heart.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Elise Downing has achieved the impossible - leaving you in awe at her superhuman achievements, but also convincing you that you could probably do the same.' Emily Chappell 'A hugely enjoyable jaunt around Britain, that proves that you can find adventure right on your doorstep.' Alastair Humphreys 'Elise Downing has reminded us all of the most crucial aspects of adventure: 1) You don't have to be an expert. 2) It's all about the people. 3) However hard, tough, excruciating and doubt-driven a challenge might be, at heart it's a funny, funny story.' Dave Cornthwaite 'Reading Coasting is like listening to a friend tell a tale down the pub that you can't quite believe. Elise's storytelling is hilarious, warm-hearted and wonderfully down-to-earth. It's the kind of book that makes you want to lace up your trainers and start running towards that mad idea you once had. There's no doubt that Elise's gung-ho attitude is her superpower. Her kryptonite? Cows.' Anna McNuff, author and adventurer 'Elise's irresistibly readable adventures are both ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. She's an inspiration.' Damian Hall, author and ultrarunner 'Funny and engaging and inspiring... an absolute gem.' Vassos Alexander, presenter, author and runner 'A beautifully observed and blisteringly truthful account of what happens when you decide to combine adventure and endurance. Absolutely brilliant.' Jake Tyler, author of A Walk from the Wild Edge 'An honest and exciting tale of how a dream became an awesome reality. Definitely worth a read!' Ben Smith, founder of The 401 Challenge 'I was already laughing at the Dedication and this continued all the way to the very last page. Elise Downing is a comedy genius and has a heart of gold!' Danny Bent, author, runner and founder of Project Awesome 'Elise tells her story with such good-humoured light-heartedness that you could be forgiven for forgetting that what she is describing is a feat of real endurance. Running 5,000 miles is a truly remarkable achievement, and the fact that Elise emerged from it with a smile on her face and a total lack of ego speaks wonders to her character. This is an incredible tale told with total humility. Running around the coast of Great Britain was a mad thing to do, but not buying this book would be madder still.' Tim Moss, author, adventurer and founder of The Next Challenge 'Like any epic journey worth sharing, Elise encountered the same doubts, setbacks and fears that leave many dreams stuck on the drawing board. One foot after the other, Elise set out to achieve the extraordinary many miles over. Coasting shares the literal highs and lows as she finds her rite of passage to the world of ultra-running, with an endearing vulnerability and hilarious flair that brings places to life. In the same way that countless strangers felt compelled to join her around the UK, Coasting carries the reader along and inspires us all to ask 'why not?' in pursuit of our own home-grown adventures.' Alex Staniforth, adventurer and author 'A wonderfully honest tale of courage, perseverance and self-discovery.' Dr Juliet McGrattan, author and runner 'Elise brings so much fun and energy, as well as raw honesty, to the world of adventure books, and her incredible journey is an inspiration to young (and old!) adventurers.' Jenny Tough, author, adventurer and editor of Tough Women Adventure Stories 'Thoughtful, funny and beautifully written. Just goes to show that there's a ram-spinning, swashbuckling adventure right there on your doorstep.' Huw Jack Brassington, writer, presenter and adventurer
Ultimate Skiing Adventures takes you on a skiing voyage around the planet's biggest, best and most unusual ski destinations - from the huge mega-resorts of the French Alps to sailing along Iceland's north coast in search of great snow, there are exciting adventures that will appeal to everyone from novice to expert. The inspirational descriptions of 100 locations combine Alf Alderson's personal experience with the input of experts in all aspects of skiing and mountain sports and are accompanied by stunning full-page photography from some of the world's foremost ski photographers. This book allows you to escape onto the slopes in your own home. Perfect for planning your next ski trip or indulging in some armchair skiing of slopes that only the most adventurous will tackle. And it's not just about skiing - the contents cover avalanche rescue techniques, snow science, road trips, the work of ski patrollers and resorts so remote and obscure that you may never have heard of them. The book is divided into chapters on Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Scandinavia and the Rest of the World. Discover where you will ski next - in reality or in your imagination.
The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. The South Downs Way is a National Trail along the chalk escarpments and ridges of the South Downs. This undulating path begins in Winchester and finishes in Eastbourne covering 100 miles (160km) and lies completely within the South Downs National Park. The route on the map is clearly highlighted in yellow with mileage markers to gauge distances when planning sections of the walk to enjoy. This official National Trail Map* of the South Downs Way features 44 pages of continuous Ordnance Survey 1:25000 mapping providing complete coverage of the South Downs Way. This atlas includes a route planner showing distances between places and the amenities available, featuring: Campsites (seasonal opening) Information Centres Hotels/B&Bs Youth Hostels Public Houses Shops Restaurants Cafes (seasonal opening) Petrol Stations Also featured is advice on safety and security when walking and a selection of QR codes linked to useful websites, including temporary route updates from the National Trails, regional information, map reading advice and weather reports. Unlike the original OS sheets, this A-Z Adventure Atlas includes a comprehensive index to towns, villages, hamlets and locations, natural features, nature reserves, car parks and youth hostels, making it easy to find the required location quickly. Each index entry has a page reference and a six figure National Grid Reference. With a book size of 240mm x 134mm it is the same size as a standard folded OS map. Other National Trails available within the A-Z Adventure series include: Cotswold Way, Hadrian's Wall Path, North Downs Way, Offa's Dyke Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Pennine Way, SW Coast Path, Thames Path and The Ridgeway. *A-Z is the official mapping partner of the National Trails.
The handy pocket-size guide is packed with useful information, tips and recommendations, accompanied by colour photographs, charts and maps for the first-time traveller who wants to experience the major highlights that Cape Town has to offer. The fold-out map of Cape Town is ideal for tourists and visitors. The highly successful Globetrotter Travel Series, which includes Travel Guides, Travel Maps, Road Atlases, Best of Pocket Guides and In Your Pocket Language Guides, presently covers more than 90 destinations worldwide. The Packs are excellent value, including both a guidebook and a softcover version of the fold-out Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet.
This full colour double sided foldout road map of North and South Scotland is one of a series of five maps covering Great Britain, with a continuous grid referencing system which enables several or all of the sheets to be mounted together, whilst retaining the compatibility of the index. *The Northern Scotland map covers the mainland of northern Scotland and includes the Isle of Sky, the Inner Hebrides and the Western Isles. The Orkney and Shetland Islands are featured in an inset map at a scale of approximately 12.5 inches to 1 mile. *The Southern Scotland map covers the remainder of Scotland southwards to include a large section of Northern England which includes Berwick-upon-Tweed, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Middlesbrough, York, Skipton, Fleetwood, Whitehaven and Carlisle. The Isle of Man is also covered. The map information includes motorways open with full junction detail, motorways under construction and proposed, service areas, primary routes and destinations, A and B roads, gradients 1:5 and steeper, tolls, mileages, national and county boundaries, spot heights and hill shading. A selection of ancillary and tourist information is included on the mapping. Attached to the cover is an index booklet which lists cities, towns, villages, hamlets and locations covered by the mapping.
This A-Z Visitors' map of London is a full colour, pocket sized, spiral bound Atlas and Guide to Central London showing the main streets and places of interest. In addition to 39 pages of maps, this handy atlas also features 55 pages of interesting and useful tourist information for central and outer London. The street mapping includes: *An area extending to: London Zoo to the north, Tower Bridge to the east, Tate Britain to the south and Kensington Palace to the west *Places of interest and buildings open to the public *Tourist information centres *Theatres and cinemas *Selected stores, shops and main shopping streets *Embassies and selected hotels *Major roads, a selection of principal minor roads and footpaths, and bus routes including numbers The guide section includes: *Information about places of interest, museums and art galleries for both central and outer London, including a star rating system to highlight recommended visitor attractions. *Information about pageantry, special tourist facilities, transport, places of worship, brass rubbing, viewpoints and suggested walks around central London. *Lists of West End cinemas, theatres, concert halls, opera and ballet houses, along with their addresses and nearest station and a section about ticket purchases. In addition to a map of the London Underground (central area), a West End Theatres map and a West End Cinemas map are also featured within this atlas. The index section lists streets, embassies, legations, commonwealth representatives and hospitals covered by this atlas. This pocket sized A-Z London Visitors' atlas and guide is ideal for tourists wishing to explore the many attractions central London has to offer. Also available for: *iPhone/iPad (App) *iPhone/iPad (eBook) *Android (App) *Windows Phone (App) *Kindle (eBook)
Edmund Hillary - A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Hillary's for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions and becoming heavily involved in Hillary's aid work building schools and hospitals in the Himalaya. During the writing of this book, Gill was granted access to a large archive of private papers and photos that were deposited in the Auckland museum after Hillary's death in 2008. Building on this unpublished material, as well as his extensive personal experience, Michael Gill profiles a man whose life was shaped by both triumph and tragedy. Gill describes the uncertainties of the first 33 years of Hillary's life, during which time he served in the New Zealand air force during the Second World War, as well as the background to the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, when Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit - a feat that brought the pair instant worldwide fame. He reveals the loving relationship Hillary had with his wife Louise, in part through their touching letters to each other. Her importance to him during their 22 years of marriage only underlines the horror of her death, along with that of their youngest daughter, Belinda, in a plane crash in 1975. Hillary eventually pulled out of his subsequent depression to continue his life's work in the Himalaya. Affectionate, but scrupulously fair, in Edmund Hillary - A Biography Michael Gill has gone further than anyone before to reveal the humanity of this remarkable man.
One day as I was browsing through our local newspaper what I saw made my eyes sparkle. The headline said 'Secret Coverdale' and that made my memories drift far away. I have spent more than 25 years up there, making many friends and acquaintances. The story in my newspaper was saying how Secret Coverdale looks and how holiday-making tourists miss it as they tour around the Yorkshire Dales. They surely do. All the beautiful picturesque scenery they are missing. I thought to myself, I will write a brief story about Coverdale and send it to the newspaper to let their readers have a read of my times I spent up there. So, pen to paper, I wrote and wrote and kept on writing, and by the time I had finished I had more than 200 pages. Far too much to put in a newspaper, so I sent it to my publishers instead and they published it into a book. I tell of many things about Secret Coverdale, meeting many old characters of the dale and all the dales which surround Coverdale, all 700 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Together with 200 splendid photographs I took, making my book in excess of 400 pages, all in glossy hardback. You could say I know Secret Coverdale like the back of my hand.
The only fully illustrated guide to feature all the bird species of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands This portable and informative field guide describes the bird species found on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Fully updated, the guide presents all 347 species, both naturally occurring as well as introduced, and highlights 19 endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Species are sorted by habitat to facilitate identification and extra illustrations are provided for birds similar in appearance. The only fully illustrated guide to feature all 347 bird species in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Species sorted by habitat for easier identification Text and illustrations on facing pages for ease of identification Extensive introduction covering taxonomy, migration, biogeography, and conservation Useful information on birding hotspots throughout the region
Bristol is one of the UK's biggest cities but is small enough to sometimes feel like a village. It is a city built on trading with much of its former maritime heritage now transformed into buzzing independent harbourside businesses in which to eat, drink and let your hair down. Both water and green spaces abound. And you'll have to get used to hills when exploring this cosmopolitan city because like Rome, Bristol was built on seven of them. Step away from the obvious - the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain (both designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel), or the wonderful We The Curious where science and art collide - and discover unexpected treasures such as secret gardens, hidden memorials to the past and unusual modes of transport. Journey through the old haunts of world famous pirates; past the Oscar-winning animation studio home to Morph and Wallace & Gromit; along shopping streets that sell everything from handcrafted violin bows to locally-made gin; and through an indoor market selling everything from spices to fossils. If you know where to look, Bristol will unravel its secrets in front of your eyes.
Globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. And he's ready to play all of it. After playing hundreds of courses overseas in the birthplace of golf, Coyne, the New York Times bestselling author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland, returns to his own birthplace and delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States. In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a better understanding of his home country and countrymen. Coyne's journey begins where the US Open and US Amateur got their start, historic Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. As he travels from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne finagles his way onto coveted first tees (Shinnecock, Oakmont, Chicago GC) between rounds at off-the-map revelations, like ranch golf in Eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation. He marvels at the golf miracle hidden in the sand hills of Nebraska, and plays an unforgettable midnight game under bright sunshine on the summer solstice in Fairbanks, Alaska. More than just a tour of the best golf the United States has to offer, Coyne's quest connects him with hundreds of American golfers, each from a different background but all with one thing in common: pride in welcoming Coyne to their course. Trading stories and swing tips with caddies, pros, and golf buddies for the day, Coyne adopts the wisdom of one of his hosts in Minnesota: the best courses are the ones you play with the best people. But, in the end, only one stop on Coyne's journey can be ranked the Great American Golf Course. Throughout his travels, he invites golfers to debate and help shape his criteria for judging the quintessential American course. Should it be charmingly traditional or daringly experimental? An architectural showpiece or a natural wonder? Countless conversations and gut instinct lead him to seek out a course that feels bold and idealistic, welcoming yet imperfect, with a little revolutionary spirit and a damn good hot dog at the turn. He discovers his long-awaited answer in the most unlikely of places. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insights into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers and celebrity guests alike, A Course Called America is an epic narrative travelogue brimming with heart and soul.
Table Mountain & Cape Peninsula includes an illustrated terrain map of Table Mountain at a scale of 1:50 000. Detailed street map of the city centre including access points to trails, hikes and routes, major and minor roads of the entire Cape Peninsula. Also includes detailed activities map of Cape Town & the Peninsula.
Also included are full-colour photographs of activities and areas of interest, national parks and reserves, protected areas and marine reserves, lighthouse and shipwreck positions, mountain biking access areas, as well ais entrance gates and good swimming beaches, visitor centres, best viewpoints and horse riding areas, parking, restaurants and picnic spots, small craft/boat launching sites, local information, hobbie sailing, kite surfing, wind surfing, surfing, paragliding, climbing, diving, surf skiing and sea kayaking, index of suburbs, hoerikwaggo trail information, adventure activity contact information and websites, embassy locations, hotel and backpacker locations and places of interest.
Coverage includes detailed activities map of Cape Town and the Peninsula. Detailed map of the Table Mountain at 1: 24 000 scale AND of the Cape Peninsula at 1: 55 000 scale
This paperback edition of the A-Z Bristol and Bath Street Atlas includes coverage of: *Avonmouth *Bradley Stoke *Filton *Keynsham *Kingswood *Mangotsfield *Portishead *Yate The 104 pages of continuous street mapping extends to include: *Frampton Cotterell *Chipping Sodbury *Oldland *Swainswick *Batheaston *University of Bath *Combe Down *Bath Spa University *Saltford *Whitchurch *Bedminster *Long Ashton *Easton-in-Gordano *Cribbs Causeway *Filton Also included are large scale city centre maps of both Bristol and Bath and a postcode map of the atlas area. Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed are featured on the street mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names. There is a separate list of hospitals, NHS Walk-in Centres and hospices covered by this atlas.
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