The ultimate Las Vegas guide includes not only hotel, restaurant, sightseeing, and entertainment information, but also has in-depth details about gambling, liquor laws, brothels, massage parlors, gyms and spas, strip clubs, male and female escorts, and gay/lesbian interests. There is information you need to know about speed traps and traffic tickets, gun restrictions, surveillance cameras, important laws and attorneys where and how to get married and divorced, how to tip, good and free buffets, even interesting photography locations. Far beyond other publications, the extensive information includes over 600 web links, phone apps to check taxi fares, detailed maps, and where to find like-minded people. Everything you need to hang on to your money, be safe, get around, and survive in fun-city, sin-city.
The mystery and romance of secret chambers surpasses even the haunted house. Hidden Britain explores gloomy priest holes, secret passageways, concealed doors, and lost vaults in castles, manors, inns, and churches. This extraordinary book is a treasure chest of antiquities, gripping true stories, romantic legends, and little-known curiosities. There is tangible, exciting history here as well as intrigue, murder, and mystery in abundance. Thoroughly researched and with more than 200 entries, this beautifully illustrated and highly readable book takes readers on a guided tour of a long-neglected subject. History enthusiasts, incurable romantics, and the plain curious apply within.
More than just a Japan travel guide, Manabeshima Island Japan paints a colorful and entertaining picture of a particular place and time in Japan.
Japan is made up of thousands of sacred islands, artificial islands, industrial islands, resort islands, wild islands and exploding islands…but artist Florent Chavouet had only ever visited two of them. This graphic novel is the story of one summer when he decides to get to know one more—the tiny island of Manabeshima. This speck of dirt in the Inland Sea, off the coast of Osaka, has a total population of 300, and he sets himself the task of recording everything and everyone he meets there in quirky detail on the pages of his sketchbook.
Whereas Chavouet's other best-selling book, Tokyo on Foot, focuses on the physical city, it is the local island inhabitants who form the heart of this new book. Chavouet's sensitive drawings and insightful captions create instant portraits of incredible literary depth.
The cast of characters who are lovingly depicted includes Ikkyu-san, owner of the island's only bar (and the bar's three regulars—skinny guy, Day-Glo cap guy and greasy-haired guy); the young Nakamura family and their five kids; the layabout Shimura-san, a living relic from the hippie 1970s; Kurata-san the policeman; Reizo-san the island intellectual in his elegant Meiji-era home; Rock the Neanderthal fisherman; and a chorus of assorted grandmothers and cats—all of whom welcome Chavouet into their community as a kindred soul.
Against a backdrop of fireworks, summer festivals, fishing expeditions, and the constant hum of the cicadas, Chavouet depicts these characters so vividly and sympathetically, and describes their rustic way of life in such simple and appealing terms that we find it as hard to finish the book as Chavouet found it to leave the island at the end of his enchanted summer holiday.
Completely revised and updated with brand-new restaurants, Eat Dat New Orleans is the ultimate guide to America's best food city
When Mario Batali was asked his favorite food city, he responded, “New Orleans, hands down.” No city has as many signature dishes, from gumbo and beignets to pralines and po' boys, from muffuletta and Oysters Rockefeller to king cake and red beans and rice (every Monday night), all of which draw nearly 9 million hungry tourists to the city each year.
In this fully revised and updated new edition, Eat Dat New Orleans celebrates both New Orleans’s food and its people. It highlights nearly 250 eating spots-sno-cone stands and food carts as well as famous restaurants-and spins tales of the city’s food lore, such as the controversial history of gumbo and the Shakespearean drama of restaurateur Owen Brennan and his heirs. Both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers will be helped by a series of appendices that list restaurants by cuisine, culinary classes and tours, food festivals, and indispensable “best of” lists chosen by an A-list of the city’s food writers and media personalities.
Home to Canadas most balmy climate and a popular destination for over 230 cruise ships per year, Vancouver Island offers a unique and fascinating West Coast landscape with much to see and experience. From the massive old-growth forests of Cathedral Grove and the Carmanah Valley to the annual migration of orcas through the waters of the Salish Sea to the Islands charming communities and distinctive First Nations heritage, this popular destination has it all. Vancouver Island is also home to the celebrated photographer Chris Cheadle, and this collection of images celebrates the essence of a man who loves his work.
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Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Australia with Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering the country by car. Featuring 39 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures on which you can experience the world-class surf beaches and iconic landforms of Victoria's Great Ocean Road, the epic big skies and forever horizons of the Nullarbor Plain, and more; all with your trusted travel companion. Hit the road!
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