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March 15, 2017 BOOKLIST
Find more Fall Travel Guide Roundup
Let’s not even think about planes falling from the sky. Let’s concentrate on the many wonderful places to travel this fall. With that in mind, we present our semiannual travel guide roundup of the best titles that were published between April 15, 2014, and September 1, 2014.
Eyewitness Travel Guides (DK, paper).
California. $30 (9781465412126).
Caribbean. $30 (9781465412119).
Costa Rica. $25 (9781465412157).
India. $30 (9781465411846).
Ireland. $25 (9781465410573).
Sri Lanka. $25 (9780756698515).
DK guides are beautiful, extremely helpful, and a joy to read and reread long after your trip is done.
Fifty Places to Paddle before You Die. By Chris Santella. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $24.95 (9781617691256).
The newest entry in the Fifty Places series showcases the best kayaking and rafting locations in the world, with practical information accompanying the enticing essay-like descriptions of what wonders there are to behold in each location.
Fodor Guides (Random, paper).
Berlin. 2d ed. $19.99 (9780804142045).
Brazil. $24.99 (9781400004393).
Fodor’s Best: New York City. 11th ed. $13.99 (9780804143325).
If you are opposed to easily portable guides that are brimming with helpful and even vital information presented in the most well-ordered format, then Fodor guides are not for you. The rest of us love them.
Food Lover’s Guide to Portland. By Liz Crain. 2d ed. Hawthorne, $17.95 (9780989360463).
Portland, Oregon, exerts tourist appeal on many levels, including a reputation for being a great restaurant city. This lively, attractive guide will steer you to all kinds of places for culinary rewards.
Interlink Guides (Interlink, paper).
Cultural Guide: Buenos Aires. $17 (9781566567411).
Cultural History: Miami. $15 (9781566569835).
Cultural History: The Scottish Highlands. $15 (9781566567411).
Cultural History: Sicily. $15 (9781566569521).
Traveler’s Guide: America and World War I. $20 (9781566569750).
These guides are top-notch pre-trip reading and study, all about fascinating tourist destinations.
Manassas: A Battlefield Guide. By Ethan S. Rafuse. Univ. of Nebraska, $21.95 (9780803236431).
The two Manassas battles, in July 1861 and August 1862, had major impact on the direction the Civil War was to take, and this Civil War scholar narrates and analyzes each and every troop movement to the delight of American history buffs.
New York Breweries. By Lew Bryson. 2d ed. Stackpole, paper, $17.95 (9780811712293).
This guide offers trenchant profiles of 89 breweries and brew pubs across the entire New York State landscape, with information on types of beer brewed, available tours, and other tourist-related information.
Queens: A Culinary Passport. By Andrea Lynn. St. Martin’s/Griffin, paper, $19.99 (9781250039873).
Manhattan and Brooklyn get hyped as culinary hot spots, but the borough of Queens has much to offer in the way of ethnic food experiences, to which this excellent guide attests.
Rough Guides (Penguin, paper).
Make the Most of Your Time on Earth: 1000 Ultimate Travel Experiences. 2d ed. $19.99 (9781409361169).
If the abundant and gorgeous illustrations weren’t enough, the enticing, paragraph-long descriptions will make this wish book something to keep at your bedside for weeks and weeks—and then you’ll go book a flight.
A Worldwide Travel Guide to Sea Turtles. By Wallace J. Nichols and others. Texas A & M Univ., $25 (9781623491611).
This is a fascinatingly illustrated guide to the places around the world where tourists can view sea turtles, all in the name of helping to conserve these endangered animals.
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