September 30, 2013

Trips for Lit Lovers

Off the Beaten Page encourages avid readers, particularly those in book clubs and other groups, to leave the security of their living rooms and seek to experience in person the places they’ve read about. Inspired by years of excursions with her own book club, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith offers lively, expert guidance through fifteen US destinations ideal for anyone eager to mix their love of travel and quality time with friends or family with their desire for meaningful cultural experiences.

Walking New York: The Best of the City

Presents itineraries for fifteen walking tours in Manhattan, with descriptions of the attractions located along each route; information about the history, architecture, and culture of the city; maps; and photographs.

July 23, 2013

Kayaking Long Island

 Paddling Long Island is the only book on the market to depict routes and destinations across the whole of Long Island and the New York City area. And it showcases 50 of the very best. It is a diverse selection, too. After all, according to skill level, weather, personal mood, and other factors, a paddler may want open, fast water one day, but a quiet, protected experience at another time, and something in-between later on. It’s all here, from New York City to the far eastern tip of Long Island’s Montauk Point.

May 28, 2013 The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013

...the top towns also boast heartwarming settings where the air is a little fresher, the grass greener, the pace gentler than in metropolitan America. Generally, they’re devoted to preserving their historic centers, encouraging talent and supporting careful economic growth. There’s usually an institution of higher learning, too.

Most important are the people, unpretentious people with small-town values and high cultural expectations—not a bad recipe for society at large.

Click HERE to see the entire list of 20 small towns to visit.

March 2, 2013

Globe Trekker Australia

Megan McCormick, Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, and Estelle Bingham admire Uluru, dive the Great Barrier Reef, experience Surfers Paradise, visit the Port Arthur prison colony site, come face to face with Tasmania's wildlife, mine for opals in Cooper Pedy, attend a traditional Aboriginal corroboree ritual. They have traversed the Australian continent to find the country's most unusual and exciting places.

February 25, 2013

Travel DVD New Arrival: St. Petersburg

A window to Europe was what Peter the Great wanted to create when, in 1703, he laid the foundation stone for the new capital city of his Russian empire. He sent 50,000 serfs into the swampy delta of the Neva to pound the harbor city out of the ground. Under Catherine the Great, St. Petersburg finally became the thriving metropolis which Peter the Great had dreamed of.

February 21, 2013

February 16, 2013

Travel DVD New Arrival: Rick Steves Travel Extras

This is the only DVD that includes all four of these half-hour Rick Steves' Europe TV shows - Lisbon and the Algarve, Portugal's Heartland, Israel, and Egypt - plus extras. New and updated extras include: Rick Steves' European Insights; Opening the Door to Luther, with Rick Steves; and Rick Steves' Europe: Six Seasons of Bloopers.

January 10, 2013

Winter Getaways: Backroads & Byways of New England

Share an insider’s knowledge of New England’s roads less traveled and explore all its hidden corners with this guide. Journey to bucolic countryside, dramatic and rocky coastlines, pristine lakes and mountains, picturesque covered bridges, retro clam shacks and fishing villages - New England’s beauty exceeds all expectations.