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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
by Peter Frankopan

  • #1 Best Seller in General China Travel Guides
It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions.
From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century - this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East.

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter
by Matt Kepnes

  • #1 Best Seller in Budget Travel Guides
If you've ever dreamed of traveling the world - or maybe just taking your family to Disney or a trip to London, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will give you the practical, step-by-step instructions to get your there.
Matt reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won't find anywhere else with over 100 new pages of updated content in this revised and expanded edition.
He interviews dozens of other travelers about their success on the road and how you can apply that to your own trip.

100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
by National Geographic

Following up on the enormous success of the Journeys of a Lifetime series of travel gift books, National Geographic bring you 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas, a large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner.
This essential travel companion to one hundred of the world's most fascinating countries is packed with more than 250 big, colorful images, 110 original, detailed maps, and evocative text to inspire your next great trip.

Backpacking Europe Hostels & Travel Guide 2016
by David Barish

Bakpak Dave’s 2016 Backpacking Europe Hostels & Travel Guide is your ticket to an affordable and exciting European adventure.
The Guide is packed with information for traveling around Europe on a budget with over 400 hostel listings, tons of cheap and free things to do plus money-saving tips on accommodations, transportation and more!
The Guide will pay for itself very quickly.
Bakpak Dave’s lightweight guide covers the most popular European destinations including London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Dublin, Barcelona, Prague, Budapest and Eastern Europe as well as lesser traveled destinations like Bulgaria, the Baltics and Poland.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition
by Patricia Schultz

The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition.
A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide.
As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable - everywhere on earth.”

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

  • #1 Best Seller in Banff Travel Guides
Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Go hiking and camping in the Backcountry in Banff; mountain-biking and horseback riding in Jasper, or wildlife spotting in Glacier; all with your trusted travel companion.
Get to the heart of Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks and begin your journey now!

Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

  • #1 Best Seller in New Zealand Travel Guides
Lonely Planet New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Experience Maori culture, be wowed by beautiful glaciers or hike through gorgeous scenery; all with your trusted travel companion.
Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!

How to Live In a Car, Van, or RV: And Get Out of Debt, Travel, and Find True Freedom
by Bob Wells

Are you sick of the rat race, working at a job you hate and still just barely surviving?
Are you ready to do it for the rest of your life?
Or have you been laid-off or "downsized" and can't afford to live anymore. If so this book is for you.
In it I give detailed directions how to get rid of your rent or mortgage payment and live in a vehicle.
That way you can get out of debt, save money, travel and live free.
You can live on so little money you can tell your boss to, "Take this job and shove it!" Sound good? Let's get started!

Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

  • #1 Best Seller in Scuba Travel Guides
Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
While away the day on Sydney's Bondi Beach; explore tropical jungle in ancient Daintree Rainforest; and experience the unique Indigenous culture of the Tiwi Islands; all with your trusted travel companion.
Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!

Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

  • #1 Best Seller in Spa Travel Guides
Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Surf Lombok's spectacular waves, shop all day and party all night in glitzy Seminyak, or soak up the traditional culture in Ubud; all with your trusted travel companion.
Get to the heart of Bali & Lombok and begin your journey now!

Toilets: A Spotter's Guide
by Lonely Planet

Loos with incredible views, lavish lavatories, outstanding outhouses - all are featured in this pictorial guide to the world's most stunning toilets.
Whether they're high-tech or arty, amusing or amazing, each toilet has a photo and a description of its location. More than 100 restrooms to remember are featured, from Antarctica to Zambia.

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure
by Rachel Friedman

Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited.
There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure.

101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die: The Ultimate Travel Guide to Partying Around the World
by Matador Network

Looking for a guidebook that isn't full of tired, lame, or even BS travel information? 101 Places to Get Fucked Up Before You Die brings together the most irreverent and legit accounts of drinking, nightlife and travel culture around the world. Part guide, part social commentary, part party invitation, 101 Places gives you all the info and inspiration you'll need to:
Blowout one (or several) of the year's biggest festivals MacGyver your way into underground clubs and backcountry raves.
Throw down with people from the Himalayas to the salt flats to Antarctica.
Travel in every conceivable style - from baller to dirtbag - to some of the most epic spots on earth

A Thousand New Beginnings
by Kristin Addis

This is the story of a 26-year-old girl who left her old life with a steady job and boyfriend behind in order to travel through Southeast Asia completely on her own.
Over the course of the next year and thousands of miles, hundreds of new beginnings and new friendships, she found that more than traveling the world outside, she traveled the world within.
This book is a collection of excerpts from her diary and blog during that time in which she found that traveling alone made all the difference in the world.

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
by Rolf Potts

There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life - from six weeks to four months to two years - to discover and experience the world on your own terms.
In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.
Now completely revised and updated, Vagabonding is an accessible and inspiring guide to
  • financing your travel time
  • determining your destination
  • adjusting to life on the road
  • working and volunteering overseas
  • handling travel adversity
  • re-assimilating back into ordinary life

1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List
by Mimi Sheraton

1,000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more) - the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it’s dinner at Chicago’s Alinea or the perfect empanada.
In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord.

Work Your Way Around the World: The Globetrotter's Bible
by Susan Griffith

Completely updated 16th edition of the bestselling working travel handbook, incorporating hundreds of first-hand accounts from people who have actually done the jobs as well as a clear, country-by-country guide to the opportunities available – from selling ice cream in Cape town to working as a film extra in Bangkok – this handbook reveals how to fund a trip of a lifetime by finding work abroad both in advance and on the spot while travelling.

Fodor's Thailand: with Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia & Laos (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

  • #1 Best Seller in Myanmar Travel Guides
Sandy beaches, grand Buddhist temples, spicy cuisine, world-class spas, and a rich language - Thailand is unique among Southeast Asian nations and a not-to-be-missed destination.
Thais have a deep cultural history and contrasts abound in the country, both geographically and socially.
In a land the size of France, beach resorts run the gamut from popular-with-partiers Pattaya to fashionable Hua Hin.
Idyllic island hideaways of virgin beaches sheltered by palm groves and lapped by gentle waters contrast with Bangkok, the busy capital.

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life
by Chris Guillebeau

When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest.
And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment.
A book that challenges each of us to take control – to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment, The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It’s a playbook for making your life count.

 

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferriss

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.
Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

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