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How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)
How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)
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Consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to travel smart in this new guide from National Geographic. Calling on practical advice accumulated from more than 20 years of experience in the field, Elliott guides you through the complexities of travel—from cruises to car rentals, travel insurance to time shares, restaurants to resorts, and airlines to agents—and arms you with all the information you need for a successful trip. Full of actionable advice and the answers to the most common—and perplexing—questions, Elliott guides readers through the new rules of travel and breaks through the virtual confusion of pricing, offers, discounts, packages, and every imaginable aspect of a trip, every step of the way. For beginning and seasoned travelers, for business and pleasure trips, this is the ultimate consumer guide to yourjourneys domestically or around the world.


$19.95
World's Best Travel Experiences
World's Best Travel Experiences
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In the spirit of top-selling Journeys of a Lifetime series and National Geographic Traveler's acclaimed "Places of a Lifetime," this lavish, evocative travel gift book spans the globe to offer intructions to the world's most transformative places, from Thailand's Chiang Mai to Australia's Uluru monolith to California's Channel Islands.


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$20.99
Four Seasons of Travel
Four Seasons of Travel
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Four Seasons of Travel brings to life hundreds of the world's most alluring locations and activities—and tells you exactly when and how to best experience them.


$40.00
The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel
The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel
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National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine cruises. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities for coddled canines, such as winery hikes in California wine country.


$22.95
National Geographic London Book of Lists
National Geographic London Book of Lists
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

An eclectic and hugely entertaining illustrated compendium of more than 120 lists of London life, culture, and history, from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. This fun and easy-to-dip-into book is annotated with quotes, sidebars containing compelling facts and figures, snippets from diaries and other first-hand sources, old National Geographic magazine excerpts, and much more. Perfect for Anglophiles of all types.


$19.95
National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun
National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Plunge under the sea into a colorful hidden picture game, navigate through outer space in an intergalactic maze, and try to find camouflaged animals in their natural habitat. Straight from the most popular pages of National Geographic Kids magazine—the number one consumer children's magazine in the country with 1.3 million subscribers—this exciting interactive game book includes over 75 games, mazes, fill-in-the-blank stories, trivia tests, and more. Featuring National Geographic's signature photography, this book is a perfect companion for a long car trip or rainy summer day, and it fits right in with those brownies in a camp care package. Kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they're learning.


$6.99
Africa Adventure Atlas, 2nd Edition
Africa Adventure Atlas, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

The definitive trip-planning guide for Africa, this one-of-a-kind hardcover reference book is organized into 15 geographical regions with facts about each country, flora and fauna, cultural attractions, historical sites, and adventure travel activities.


$49.95
National Geographic Adventure Classics: The Cruise of the Snark
National Geographic Adventure Classics: The Cruise of the Snark
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Adventure Classics

In 1906, Jack London set out from San Francisco with his wife and two crewmembers on a voyage across the Pacific. Newspaper readers were horrified by the proposed trip, which was inspired by Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World. London knew little about navigation, and his schooner, the Snark, possessed numerous defects, including a tendency to leak. His account of this extraordinary trip is charming and fascinating by turns, and a wonderful display of his eye for poetic and ironic details. Navigating more by feel than by skill, London visited Hawaii, the Marquesas, Tahiti, and the Solomon Islands. For the most part, the voyagers were greeted with South Seas hospitality, though the trip had its dangers—including head-hunting natives. London claimed that sailing the Snark gave him his greatest sense of personal accomplishment, and The Cruise of the Snark is saturated with his enthusiasm and sheer love of adventure.


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Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country - Hardcover
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

Setting out with her infant daughter and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader and guide, Louise Erdrich embarks on an evocative journey to the islands of her forebearers in southern Ontario. She arrives in a small boat on Lake of the Woods to visit powerful, centuries-old rock paintings that are still read by contemporary Ojibwe as ''teaching and dream guides'' and are appreciated as art works as well.


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National Geographic Adventure Classics: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
National Geographic Adventure Classics: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
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The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine's list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell's first-person account of his crew's unprecedented odyssey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon. A bold foray into the heart of the American West's final frontier, the expedition was achieved without benefit of modern river-running equipment, supplies, or a firm sense of the region's perilous topography and the attitudes of the native inhabitants towards whites.


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Morocco
Morocco
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Africa

The relaunched National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel, providing more insider tips and expert advice for a more authentic, cultural experience of each destination. These books serve discerning, curious travelers and supply information and interpretation not available on the Internet.


$25.95
Istanbul and Western Turkey
Istanbul and Western Turkey
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

The relaunched National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel, providing more insider tips and expert advice for a more authentic, cultural experience of each destination. These books serve discerning, curious travelers and supply information and interpretation not available on the Internet.


$22.95
Ireland, 3rd Edition
Ireland, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

This guide to beautiful Ireland is chock full of attractive new features to make your trip uniquely memorable: Insider tips from National Geographic and local experts reveal favorite little-known sites and events. Sidebars encourage the visitor to truly get inside local culture, from learning traditional dance in Galway to helping restore the country's native boglands. Whether you plan to follow the James Joyce Trail in Dublin or simply ramble the open spaces of the aptly named Emerald Isle, National Geographic Traveler: Ireland has everything needed to make your trip magnificent.


$27.95
South Africa
South Africa
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Africa

South Africa offers vibrant cities and wildlife wonders. Our exciting new title in the Traveler series covers everything—from Cape Town to Johannesburg to seeing the "big five" on safari.


$25.95
Food Journeys of a Lifetime
Food Journeys of a Lifetime
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Few experiences are as satisfying as a chance to explore the world's great culinary traditions and landmarks—and here, in the latest title of our popular series of illustrated travel gift books, you'll find a fabulous itinerary of foods, dishes, markets, and restaurants worth traveling far and wide to savor.


$40.00
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St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

This Traveler guide brings you the best of St. Petersburg, the enchanted, canal-crossed gem built by Peter the Great. Having survived three revolutions and three name changes, the city still lives on gloriously. The guide reviews St. Petersburg's remarkable history, illuminating the city's love affair with history, architecture, ballet, and painting. You'll find directions to and descriptions of all the main sites—the formidable SS. Peter and Paul Fortress; the famed Hermitage Museum, housed in a series of historic buildings including the baroque Winter Palace; Palace Square; St. Isaac's Cathedral; Nevsky Prospekt—along with such lesser known attractions as the Church of Spilled Blood, Peter the Great's cabin, and the fascinating Museum of Musical Instruments.


$22.95
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 3rd edition - Softcover
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 3rd edition - Softcover
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Expanded to include all U.S. designated America's Byways and other selected drives in all 50 states, this stunning edition features unique driving tours through virtually every kind of landscape—spectacular coastlines, mountains, lakes, small towns, ranch and farmlands, islands, bays, and river valleys.


$25.00
The 10 Best of Everything National Parks
The 10 Best of Everything National Parks
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National parks are more than the best idea America ever had—they're our country's best playgrounds for millions of vacationers who want to enjoy recreation activities, nature and wildlife, and down-time with friends, family, or as solo travelers. This timely, idea-filled guide covers "classic" parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national battlefields, national scenic trails, and beyond. Hundreds of Top 10 lists highlight every park's best attractions—best lodges, best hikes, best star-gazing spots, best campfire meal spots. Destinations are covered by region, theme, season, and occasion. photographs, anecdotes from park rangers, and insider tips, plus traveler resources such as hotels and restaurants, make this the national parks guide travelers have long sought.


$21.95
100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas
100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas
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100 Countries, 5000 Ideas offers a wealth of ideas on today's most inspiring places to visit around the world. This large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner zeroes in on the top 100 most fascinating places, providing 300 images; 100 original, detailed maps; and evocative text to inspire your next trip. Each country is thoroughly reported on and vetted —from Brazil, Belgium, and Bulgaria to Thailand, Turkey, and Tanzania —describing each country's highlights and ideas on what to do there. Valuable reader service sets this book apart, including a section that helps travelers select a destination based on their interests—whether they're looking for a three-week dream vacation, a weekend excursion, or something in between. 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas is an irresistible blend of practical travel information and inspiration to help fuel the wanderlust in all of us.


$26.95
Croatia
Croatia
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

The relaunched National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel, providing more insider tips and expert advice for a more authentic, cultural experience of each destination. These books serve discerning, curious travelers and supply information and interpretation not available on the Internet.


$25.95
$17.99
Panama, 2nd edition
Panama, 2nd edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

Panama, the Traveler guide, takes the visitor beyond the famous canal to the Darien, a biological Eden teeming with wildlife, to the homelands of indigenous cultures that predate the conquistadores to Bocas del Toro, synonymous with a funky lifestyle to the steamy cosmopolitan capital, Panama City.


$22.95
$15.99
Naples and Southern Italy, 2nd edition
Naples and Southern Italy, 2nd edition
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Birthplace of pizza and a treasure-trove of museums, art galleries, and medieval palaces, Naples is the centerpiece of National Geographic's Traveler guide to southern Italy. The book points you to the city's best spots, then heads to Pompeii and Herculaneium, the Amalfi Coast, and fabled Capri and other offshore islands. Also on the itinerary are Puglia, filled with unusual trulli, Basilicata, Campania, and Calabria, along with excursions to Sicily and Sardinia—two fascinating islands whose rich art, culture, language, and history are fiercely separate from those of the mainland.


$21.95
Scotland
Scotland
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The relaunched National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel, providing more insider tips and expert advice for a more authentic, cultural experience of each destination. These books serve discerning, curious travelers and supply information and interpretation not available on the Internet.


$25.95
Secret Journeys of a Lifetime
Secret Journeys of a Lifetime
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

The latest in the highly successful Journeys of a Lifetime series and the sequel to the original bestseller, Secret Journeys of a Lifetime offers in-depth site descriptions; dozens of fun, themed top ten lists; locator maps; illuminating sidebars; and oversized, lavish full-color images that bring to life 500 novel destinations that have managed to fly under the radar.


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$20.00
Britain & Ireland
Britain & Ireland
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

In the U.S. 2000 Census, more than 36 million Americans reported British ancestry. And in the 2006 American community survey 12 percent of the total U.S. population claimed Irish blood—the second largest self-reporting group. Factor in the abiding interest in the legacies of these islands—from landscapes to literature, from rock bands to the intrigue of royalty—and the draw of this beautifully illustrated book becomes apparent.


$35.00
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by National Geographic as “one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet,” and named “Adventurer of the Year” by Outside and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker, Skurka recounts what he’s learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance adventures, most recently a 4,700-mile 6-month loop around Alaska and Canada’s Yukon.


$19.95
Colombia
Colombia
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

Recently considered one of the world's most dangerous places, Colombia has emerged from a long history of violence. Here, in this diamond-shaped tropical nation about the size of California and Texas combined, you can find sweeping rain forests teeming with exotic animals and birds, glistening snows capping the summits of Andean volcanoes, and dozens of colorful indigenous cultures that predate the conquistadores. A cornucopia of natural wonders side by side with sleepy colonial villages and vibrant cosmopolitan cities, Colombia—a country of 46 million people—is a South American giant just awakening to its vast potential.


$25.95
Great Britain, 3rd Edition
Great Britain, 3rd Edition
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The allure of Great Britain's natural beauty, famously refined culture, and storied history has long held sway over visitors. The country is the number one destination for Americans traveling to Europe. Annually, more than 4,000,000 tourists cross the Atlantic to enjoy the island's myriad charms, including the rolling moors of Devon and Yorkshire, some of the world's finest museums, dining, and theater in the fabled streets of London. Travelers are able to soak in the rich history and stunning scenery of Scotland's islands and highlands, as well as the stately aristocratic mansions and castles that dot the countryside. Illustrated with more than 150 vivid photographs and 30 detailed, full-color maps, National Geographic Traveler: Great Britain, 3rd Edition brings you everything you need to know to plan a trip to this most enticing of regions.


$27.95
London, 3rd Edition
London, 3rd Edition
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From venerable Westminster Abbey to the cutting-edge exhibitions of the Tate Modern art museum, from the Tower of London's imposing facades guarding the Thames to idyllic St. James's Park, London's storied history and myriad charms make it easy to understand why the city is the number one tourist destination for Americans visiting Europe. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid photographs and nearly 20 detailed, full-color maps, National Geographic Traveler: London, 3rd Edition brings you everything you need to know to plan a trip to this most alluring of cities.


$22.95
France, 3rd Edition
France, 3rd Edition
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Beginning in Paris and delving into the farthest reaches of the provinces, National Geographic Traveler: France guides you to the country's best sights, and lesser known ones as well. Veteran travel writer Rosemary Bailey provides the ins and outs of oldtime favorites, including the Loire Valley, Mont Saint-Michel, and Normandy's battlefields, but she also makes sure you won't miss picturesque Saint-Cirq-Lapopie tucked away in the Dordogne Valley, the charming, vine-striped Var region of Provence, and tiny Mirepoix in the Pyrennes, celebrated for the beautiful half-timbered arcading of its main square, to name a few. Among the many special features of the travel guide are mapped walking and driving tours, including a walk in Paris's Latin Quarter, a drive along the magnificent Gorges du Tarn, and a drive along the enchanting Indre River; and two-page write-ups that take an in-depth look at cafe life, while other write-ups explore monasteries and Breton customs.


$27.95