These 31 charming winter scenes offer a year-round delight! Original designs include detailed renderings of snow-covered landscapes; picturesque homes decorated for Christmas; and families enjoying skating, skiing, sledding, and building snowmen.
National Geographic´s Adventure Road Atlas is a rugged, 168-page road atlas that provides detailed maps of all 50 states, as well as Canada and Mexico. It features a tough, clear plastic cover and spiral binding to prevent wear and tear. The atlas features scenic routes, historic sites, recreation information and other points of interest. Top outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, bird-watching, skiing and paddle sports are also highlighted.
With its shimmering peaks, dramatic vertical rock faces, lively resort towns, Alpine hamlets, and world-class ski resorts, the Dolomite Mountains are a retreat for climbers, skiers, mountaineers, and all manner of outdoor enthusiasts. In the southern Alps between the Adige and Piave Rivers, the Dolomites are a tourist mecca in winter and summer, drawing visitors from around the globe for apres-ski in fashionable Cortina díAmpezzo, summertime glacial skiing on the region’s highest peak, Marmolada, and spectacular hiking from early summer through fall. The Dolomite range stretches over the northern Italian provinces of Belluno, Trentino and Alto Adige, but Cortina, along with several other lively resort towns are located in the Veneto´s richly diverse province of Belluno. From its more densely populated southern district between Feltre and Longarone, the land rises steadily through the valleys and forests to the crests of the jagged Dolomite Mountains, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Dropping down in size but certainly not beauty, the Dolomites gently slope toward the smaller mountain groups and plateaus that form the pre-Alpine zone, including Belluno, Mt. Grappa, the Mt. Baldo Range and the Asiago plateau. Here is the most detailed guide to the hiking, biking, and skiing options, the resorts and other places to stay, the best restaurants, what to see and do in this unforgettable region of Northern Italy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. Stanley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022764/bk_acx0_022764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The brand new The Rough Guide to Slovenia is the ultimate travel guide to one of Europe´s smallest but most enchanting countries. Discover Slovenia´s myriad charms with the help of stunning photography, colour-coded maps and smart recommendations of the best places to eat, drink and stay. Get the lowdown on Ljubljana, one of Europe´s greenest and most beguiling capitals. Find detailed practical advice on making the most of Slovenia´s extraordinary natural heritage, whether that´s kayaking on the Soca river, swimming in Lake Bohinj, hiking through lush pine forests or even skiing. There´s expert guidance, too, on exploring Slovenia´s magnificent caves, its world-class wine regions and its wonderful spas. With handy itineraries, author favourites and Top 5 boxes picking out the unmissable highlights, The Rough Guide to Slovenia won´t let you down. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Slovenia.
20 million acres of forest, 1,200 miles of coastline, and countless wilderness areas: find your perfect campsite with Moon California Camping . A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds and RV parks, from secluded Sierra hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers, including dog-friendly, family-friendly, and wheelchair accessible options Ratings and Essentials: All campsites are rated on a scenic scale and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgrounds Recreation Highlights: Discover nearby hiking, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, whitewater rafting, hot springs, and options for winter sports Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground Skip the Crowds: Moon California Camping contains many secluded spots and campgrounds that aren´t available in the state´s online reservation system The Top RV and Tent Sites for You: Pick the right campsite for your travel style with lists like ´´Best for Families,´´ ´´Scenic Campgrounds,´´ and ´´Best Island Retreats´´ Trailhead Access Campgrounds: Find sites that offer access to the John Muir Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and more, plus essential information on hiking Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra knows his stuff; he´s hiked 25,000 miles in and around these campgrounds for over 30 years Tips and Tools: Information on equipment, food and cooking, first aid, and insect protection, plus background on the climate, landscape, and history of the campgrounds Whether you´re a veteran or a first-time camper, Moon´s comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you gearing up for your next adventure. Narrowing your search? Try Moon Northern California Camping . Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip . Full coverage of: The Redwood Empire, Shasta and Trinity, Lassen and Modoc, Mendocino and Wine Country, Sacramento and Gold Country, Tahoe and the Northern Sierra, the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey and Big Sur, the San Joaquin Valley, Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego (and their surrounding areas), and the California deserts, including Death Valley and Palm Desert
DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks Discover Switzerland with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you´ve even packed your case - marvel at the iconic Matterhorn, explore the fascinating art galleries and museums of Basel or stroll around the historic town of Lausanne on Lake Geneva. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Switzerland covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won´t miss a thing. Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there Reasons to love Switzerland: natural wonders, rural traditions and world-class skiing - what will yours be? See Switzerland from a different angle - 14 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country A year-long calendar of events in Switzerland gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe Over 10 detailed, colour maps help you navigate the country with ease Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including the impressive Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Bern´s masterpiece-filled Kunstmuseum and the enchanting Château de Chillon Covers Bern, Mittlelland; Bernese Oberland and Valais; Geneva; Western Switzerland; Northern Switzerland; Zürich; Eastern Switzerland and Graubünden; and Central Switzerland and Ticino DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Switzerland is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK´s beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. Now they have a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
This is the first detailed guide to the Bosnian part of the new Via Dinarica hiking trail that carves its way through the Dinaric Alps, one of Europes least explored mountain ranges and last true wilderness frontiers, connecting the seven nations of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. In total, this trail system will span over 1,350km, 350km of which is in Bosnia Herzegovina.The Via Dinarica consists of three routes White, Green and Blue and this guide focuses primarily on the White Trail through Bosnia and Herzegovina, following the natural flow of the highest peaks of the Dinaric Alps. Detailed descriptions of each of the 13 stages of the White Trail through Bosnia and Herzegovina are included, along with maps, altitude charts and helpful tips, as well as recommendations for waypoint visits and nearby highlights. Also included are an overview of the flora and fauna of the region, details of accommodation for each step of the way, and information on local public transport, culture, food and language. The natural and cultural wonders of the Dinaric Alps are the best-kept secret of the Balkans, a region with some of the wildest, most impressive natural beauty in the world. All of the countries along the Via Dinarica boast beautiful mountains, alpine lakes, karst caves, forest preserves and pristine rivers that have forged extraordinary canyons and gorges. Here, there is also an abundance of enduring mountain communities that maintain their traditional ways of life and sustainable reliance on the land.Although the Via Dinarica is primarily a hiking trail, there are opportunities for many different outdoor adventure sports along the way, such as rafting, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoning, caving, etc. The Via Dinarica White Trail in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 350km long, takes an estimated 125 hours to complete, climbs the highest, often snow-capped mountains of the Dinaric Alps, and passes through or near over 5 national parks and many nature preserves, as well as one of the two remaining European rainforests, the Perucica primeval forest. With this handy, portably guide, you can discover it all.
In this imaginative debut perfect for fans of character-driven fantasies like Graceling and Daughter of Smoke and Bone, seventeen-year-old Naya Garth becomes one of the undead and an unlikely spy for her country.Naya, the daughter of a sea merchant captain, nervously undertakes her first solo trading mission in the necromancer-friendly country bordering her homeland of Talmir. Unfortunately, she never even makes it to the meeting. She´s struck down in the streets of Ceramor. Murdered.But death is not the end for Naya. She awakens to realize she´s become an abomination--a wraith, a ghostly creature bound by runes to the bones of her former corpse. She´s been resurrected in order to become a spy for her country. Reluctantly, she assumes the face and persona of a servant girl named Blue.She never intended to become embroiled in political plots, kidnapping, and murder. Or to fall in love with the young man and former necromancer she is destined to betray.´´A high fantasy filled with adventure, espionage, and romance that envelops the reader in a world where the undead walk among the living.´´-Kirkus ReviewsNaya Garth, apprentice to her wealthy merchant father, has been sent to prove herself by speaking with a supplier-but will it be the test she was expecting? On her way from her father´s ship to the supplier´s home in Ceramor, 17-year-old Naya is killed. A necromancer brings her back to life as a wraith with the authority of Ambassador Valn from her home country of Talmir. He wants her to continue to be of service to Talmir by becoming a spy. Naya has great difficulty accepting her circumstances until she meets Corten, another wraith, who helps her learn about her new powers. Over time Naya begins to question whether she is on the right side of the conflict between Ceramor and Talmir. She also fears what she has inadvertently involved Corten in. Naya, Corten, and the inhabitants of Ceramor are described as being tan-skinned, and the inclusion of a lesbian couple makes for a pleasantly diverse cast. Debut author Seal´s characters aren´t particularly well-rounded, but the world theyinhabit is richly detailed and the plotline is exciting, if at times predictable. This is a promising beginning to a series that makes us question what we think we know. A high fantasy filled with adventure, espionage, and romance that envelops the reader in a world where the undead walk among the living.-Kirkus ReviewsCaitlin Seal is a writer and compulsive reader living in Northern California. When not writing she enjoys skiing, aikido, and playing way too many board games.
Beth Dugger finds the roads less traveled in this popular New England state. The book is broken down into six regions: White Mountains, the Lakes Region, Dartmouth and Lake Sunapee, the Monadnock Region, Merrimack Valley, and the Coastal Region, each offering full details on fun things to do. Hiking, fishing, skiing, and canoeing are but a few of the activities covered, with the best outfitters listed for each, along with contact numbers. Dugger says, ´´This book is for people who see themselves doing things, not just going places.´´ The New Hampshire Adventure Guide also explores the best dining options (usually off the beaten track), including small-town bakeries where the steaming-hot bread is to die for! Lodging choices are also profiled. ´´Dugger gives interesting factoids, tells what equipment you´ll need, and is clear on the difficulty of each adventure. She shares the most romantic hike to Dome Rock and also reviews what to do in cities and towns.´´ (Chicago Daily Herald). A detailed guide to the state of New Hampshire, it finds the roads less traveled in the Great North Woods, White Mountains, and Merrimack Valley and provides all the necessary information for travelers heading for the area. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Georato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039507/bk_acx0_039507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.