January 25, 2011

Where to Go Next: 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die

1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die

In this thick travel guide, Cavendish, a veteran travel writer and columnist for History Today magazine, assigns readers enough must-see agendas to fill several lifetimes. Well-organized by region and graced with thorough historical descriptions of each locale, this volume's impressive range incorporates everything from typical tourist destinations like Westminster Abbey, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China, as well as unusual spots like the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Guinness Brewery in Dublin, and the Mercedes-Benz Factory in Stuttgart, Germany.
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January 24, 2011

Where to Go Next: Together We Go

Together We Go: extraordinary family journeys to discover and remember
By Anita Kaushal

From choosing the right destination for the right age and the right reasons to preparing for the journey (what to bring and how to get there) to an invaluable resource section with websites, phone numbers, and further reading to help with the nuts and bolts of your journey, Together We Go covers everything you need to know to make the experience extraordinary. Whether you’re on a castle trip of Europe, a safari adventure, or a pail-and-shovel beach weekend, it is the shared experience of the trip that brings a family together, and each trip is devised with that in mind.

January 22, 2011

Where to Go Next: Frommer's 500 Places for Food & Wine Lovers

Frommer's 500 Places for Food & Wine Lovers
By Holly Hughes

This guidebook leads you on a tempting worldwide tour of epicurean hot spots. From the flagship restaurants of celebrity chefs (Ferran Adrià in Spain, Mario Batali in New York City) to regional specialties served on location (kaiseki in Kyoto, skyr in Iceland), international culinary schools (Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, Thailand) and vineyards in regions on five continents (France, Italy, Napa Valley, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and more), you'll find 500 irresistible places to indulge your appetite.

January 20, 2011

Where to Go Next: A Year of Adventures

A Year of Adventures: a guide to the world's most exciting experiences is the inspirational planning tool to take you all around the world in pursuit of action. Discover a whole range of extraordinary experiences, including snow biking in France, volcano boarding in Nicaragua, kayaking with orcas in Canada and sailing the Whitsunday Islands. Choose from over 250 experiences in 115 countries, some to challenge you, some to enjoy at a leisurely pace, and catering to all fitness levels. After all, adventure doesn’t need to mean hardship. Be inspired and plan a year to remember!

-Organized by month and week to allow you to plan the best adventure at the best time of year.
-Country and Activity indexes provide easy access: search by the destination of your next holiday, or by the adventure you want to experience.
-Includes links for further information on adventure events throughout the book.

January 19, 2011

Where to Go Next: 100 Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the World

100 Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the World

With the hectic pace of today's world, it is no wonder that all-inclusive resorts have become so popular with individuals, couples, and families who want to make every vacation day special. From California to French Polynesia, from Jamaica to New Zealand, travel experts Jay Paris and Carmi Zona-Paris have traveled the globe in search of the ultimate in all-inclusive experiences. The Parises bring you resorts with superior accommodations, excellent service, and a variety of on-site activities and entertainment - all for one price and with no hidden costs.
Whether your idea of paradise is a mountain estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, a mind/body retreat in the Arizona desert, a romantic escape on a Caribbean island, or a once-in-a-lifetime African safari, you can find an all-inclusive resort that fits your budget and is right for you.

January 13, 2011

Lonely Planet: Arizona’s top 5 scenic drives

Back roads. Byways. Scenic highways. Arizona is chock full of them. Here are five of our favorites:

- Route 66: small-town America, with a side of kitsch
- Hwy 89/89A: Old West meets New West
- Apache Trail: Rugged Adventure
- Monument Valley: Iconic red rock loop
- Patagonia-Sonoita Scenic Rd: for the birds (and wine)

January 10, 2011

NatGeo: "Bodies" Fill Underwater Sculpture Park

More than 400 of the permanent sculptures have been installed in recent months in the National Marine Park of Cancún, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc (map of the region) as part of a major artwork called "The Silent Evolution." The installation is the first endeavor of a new underwater museum called MUSA, or Museo Subacuático de Arte.

Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it "one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world," according to a museum statement.

In doing so, Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year.

"That puts a lot of pressure on the existing reefs," Taylor told National Geographic News. "So part of this project is to actually discharge those people away from the natural reefs and bring them to an area of artificial reefs."

Published January 5, 2011 for National Geographic: Daily News