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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.


$40.00
$20.99
Athens and the Islands
Athens and the Islands
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

From Old Athens to the city's modern suburbs, from Crete to the Dodecanese and Ionian islands, National Geographic Traveler: Athens & the Island guides you to the better-and lesser-known sights of this Mediterranean hotspot. In between, you'll discover the secrets behind some of the archaeological treasures of one of the world's oldest cities, not to mention the city's trendiest nightspots, as well as secluded beaches and island towns not far from the mainland.


$22.95
$15.99
China, 3rd Edition
China, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

This beautiful guide makes the vast enigma of China accessible to every traveler. Filled with a myriad of useful information and travel tips, it features cut-away illustrations of renowned structures, detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas, it describes the best sites throughout the country, including Beijing; dynamic, modern Shanghai; the fertile Yangze region; Guilin and its fabled limestone pillars; Tibet; the Silk Road; Inner Mongolia; Hong Kong; and Macau, all prefaced by an elaborate introduction to the rich Chinese history and culture.


$27.95
Italy, 4th Edition
Italy, 4th Edition
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Veteran writer and Italy expert Tim Jepson makes this vibrant and fascinating country—home of some of the world's most sublime art, architecture, and literature and one of its oldest civilizations—highly accessible to the modern traveler. After a thorough introduction, he begins his coverage in Rome with specific, detailed suggestions on how to tackle this most sight-intensive city: "Your best approach is an oblique one," he writes. "Avoid the big-name sights at the outset, and ease yourself gently into the city with a coffee or a stroll around its most intimate squares."


$27.95
The 10 Best Of Everything, 3rd Edition
The 10 Best Of Everything, 3rd Edition
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This deluxe, entertaining dream guide showcases the experience and savoir-faire of such luminaries as Prince Charles on architecture, Arnold Palmer on favorite golf courses; Bob Ellsasser, head of the esteemed Country Walkers, on the best walks and hiking tours; and Baron Philip de Rothschild on the best vintages. Scores of experts name the 10 best islands, poshest pubs and polo clubs, best things to do on Sundays in the world's best cities, and a treasure trove of musts for the high-end traveler or anyone who aspires to be.


$21.95
$15.36
National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the U.S., 7th Edition
National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the U.S., 7th Edition
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Packed with more color photographs (380) and detailed color maps (80) than any other parks guidebook on the market, this handy, practical guide, completely updated for the 2012 edition, offers comprehensive information on the crown jewels of the national park system—the 58 scenic national parks that conserve and protect the flora and fauna in some of our nation's last wilderness areas.


$26.00
National Geographic Field Guide To The Water's Edge
National Geographic Field Guide To The Water's Edge
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The book guides the exploring naturalist to water's edge destinations throughout North America including Canada and Alaska. Main sections of the book cover three ocean coastlines, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific; estuaries and wetlands; lakes, including the Great Lakes; and rivers, from the great Mississippi and Columbia to backyard streams. Identification guides and interesting information on plants, animals, shells, and other curiosities to be found along each water's edge accompany photographs and illustrations.


$21.95
100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life
100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life
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This evocative book provides all you need to create life-changing vacations around the world with your kids. You won't find rote itineraries or windy, discursive text,nor lists of museums and landmarks, festivals and events. Instead, you'll get slice-of-life, age-appropriate ideas for special places that offer life experiences and peeks into different cultures.


$16.95
Walking New York
Walking New York
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

See the best of New York with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking New York is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods—from Lower Manhattan and The Villages to Central Park, Harlem, and the Outer Boroughs. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.


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$9.99
National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the U.S., 4th Edition
National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the U.S., 4th Edition
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Nominated for inclusion in this book by the 50 state parks directors, this stunning group of 200-plus state parks presents the diversity and beauty of these accessible gems. From Florida to Alaska, from the white water at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, to the dunes of Pink Coral Sand Dunes, Utah, from the 6-acre Iao Valley to the 204,000-acre Baxter, these parks represent the best cultural and natural areas protected within our state parks' system.


$25.00
Sacred Places of a Lifetime
Sacred Places of a Lifetime
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This inspirational book showcases 500 of the world's most powerful and spiritual places—and guides modern-day travelers to and around them. From prehistoric burial chambers to modern monuments and sanctuaries, each site's history, lore, and appeal is evocatively detailed.


$40.00
San Francisco, 4th Edition
San Francisco, 4th Edition
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Taking travelers around a city that he knows intimately, native Californian Jerry Dunn showcases San Francisco's many different neighborhoods in this National Geographic guide. The Financial District's skyscrapers shape the city's famous skyline, but it also contains gems bespeaking the past, including the Palace Hotel with its stained-glass-domed dining room, and the gold-rush buildings of Jackson Square. Next it's onto shop-filled Union Square and high-class Nob Hill, with its famous view from California Street overlooking the Bay Bridge. Dunn helps you find hidden temples and locally favorite restaurants in Chinatown, while Italian pizzazz, Beatnik memories, and magnificent scenery await in North Beach. Fisherman's Wharf is a crowd pleaser, with its stands of crabbers selling their daily catch and plenty of restaurants to sample the local fare. Here, too, you can embark on an adventure to Alcatraz.


$22.95
Beijing & Shanghai
Beijing & Shanghai
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This gorgeous National Geographic travel book, filled with copious, useful information and travel tips, guides you to the exquisite sights of Beijing and Shanghai, China's two most intriguing cities. Among its most popular features are cut-away illustrations of renowned buildings, detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs.


$25.95
$17.99
Sydney, 2nd Edition
Sydney, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Australia and Oceania

This National Geographic travel guide to Sydney, Australia is completely updated and revised, with brand-new photographs, new experiential sidebars, insider tips from National Geographic experts and others, as well as a useful "charting your trip" section that helps you plot your upcoming adventure in Sydney.


$22.95
$15.99
Peru
Peru
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

Peru promises marvels from the Andes to the Amazon in this brand new edition.


$25.95
Barcelona, 3rd Edition
Barcelona, 3rd Edition
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Barcelona is unique in its architecture and art, from Gothic to Gaudi and Picasso to Miro. Don't miss flamenco classes!


$22.95
Berlin, 2nd Edition
Berlin, 2nd Edition
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Germany's premier city, Berlin, is one of the fastest growing and most intriguing in Europe. This guidebook, written by experienced travel writer Damien Simonis, expertly guides you through the varied land- and cityscapes that are today's Berlin. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid, up-to-date photographs and nearly 20 detailed, full-color maps, this second edition gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to the center of the new Europe, from the historic and massive Reichstag building in the town center to the complex of museums and gardens at the former royal palace in the west at Charlottenburg.


$22.95
4th Edition, Greece Guidebook
4th Edition, Greece Guidebook
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Explore the best sites in Greece—from the Acropolis and ancient Delphi to Athens' newest neighborhoods and Santorini sunsets—with this gorgeous guide, replete with updated information and travel tips, cut-away illustrations of some of the country's famous structures, an array of detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas (including Athens, the Peloponnese, Macedonia and the North, and both the popular and lesser-known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to Greek history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Greek drama, the Olympic Games, and the Battle of Crete. Learn where to take a Greek language course, learn to cook Greek food on Crete, volunteer with the Hellenic Ornithological Society, meet winemakers, participate in a marble sculpture workshop on Tinos, make a tapestry weaving, collect mushrooms in the Pindos Mountains, and much more. Guided tours include a walk in Rhodes' Old Town, a boat trip around Mount Athos, and a drive in northern Evvoia. An extensive travel planner details practicalities, including where to find the best tavernas and the finest gold jewelry.


$27.95
Argentina, 2nd Edition
Argentina, 2nd Edition
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Aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and expert advice from a trustworthy source, National Geographic Travelers provide ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the true feel of each destination not easily found online.


$27.95
The World's Best Cities
The World's Best Cities
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Delving into the heart and soul of more than 225 cities worldwide, this National Geographic travel volume is a glossy, glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life. A stately, luscious celebration of photos and words, it showcases all of the world's great cities—Paris, Rome, New York, London, Tokyo—and up-coming ones including Denver, Asheville, Oslo, and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). You’ll find a playful, informative mix of inspirational personal narratives, photo galleries, and fun facts, plus sidebars on oddities, local food and shopping, novels that offer a sense of the city, local secrets, and more. Additional cities are presented with illustrated lists, such as the world's best eco-friendly cities, foodie cities, and happiest cities. The twenty-first century is the Century of the City, andThe World's Best Cities is a must-have for all urban adventurers—on-the-go travelers and armchair travelers alike.


$40.00
Journeys Home
Journeys Home
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Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy recounts his own quest to uncover his family's history along with 25 other individuals' stories from Sicily to Argentina to Taiwan to Russia and beyond. Each story offers a personal take on journeying home, including actively searching for previously unknown roots, meeting up with old family, and perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for one's origin. Sidebars and a hefty resource section provide tips and recommendations on how to go about your own research, and a foreword by the Genographic Project's Spencer Wells sets the scene. Stunning photographs along with family recipes round out this compelling narrative about embarking on your own exploration to discover your homeland.


$26.00
France, 4th Edition
France, 4th Edition
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Beginning in Paris and delving into the farthest reaches of the provinces, the completely revised and updated National Geographic Traveler: France guides you through the country's best sights, and lesser known ones as well. Veteran travel writer Rosemary Bailey provides the ins and outs of old-time favorites, including the Loire Valley and Normandy's battlefields, but also makes sure you won't miss picturesque Saint-Cirq-Lapopie tucked away in the Dordogne Valley or tiny Mirepoix in the Pyrenees. Among the guide's many special features are mapped walking and driving tours—including a walk in Paris's Latin Quarter and a drive along the enchanting Indre River—and special two-page entries on topics such as café life, monasteries, and Breton customs.


$27.95
New England Outdoor Guide
New England Outdoor Guide
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From the celebrated national parks to the lesser-known state parks and wildlife refuges, this landmark series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand, providing detailed descriptions and information about the landscapes, flora, and fauna. Acclaimed nature writers Mel White (a veteran travel scribe) and Gary Ferguson (acclaimed author of The Sylvan Path) enrich these latest guidebooks with enticing narratives and insights into physiography, natural history, and plant life.


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Germany, 3rd Edition
Germany, 3rd Edition
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National Geographic Traveler: Germany, 3rd Edition, presents today's Germany region by region, from Munich's famous beer halls and fairy-tale Bavarian castles to the vibrant hub that is 21st-century Berlin, the Rhine Valley's medieval towns, and picturesque vineyards along the Romantic Road. Exciting experiences include touring underground Berlin, windsurfing off the northern Baltic coast, learning how to brew beer in Bavaria, and exploring a breathtaking corner of the Black Forest.


$27.95
National Geographic Park Profiles: Yellowstone Country
National Geographic Park Profiles: Yellowstone Country
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Yellowstone Country tours the stunning region that includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, a mosaic of national forests, wilderness areas and wildlife refuges, countless waterfalls and hot springs, and two-thirds of the world's active geysers. A challenging ascent of 13,770-foot Grand Teton is detailed, as well as encounters with loggers, hunters, miners, and hikers. Yellowstone National Park, the oldest in the world (established in 1872), forms the core of this vast area. The book explores its fabled past, roams its idyllic backcountry, and celebrates its rich, vital and wild ecosystem.


$16.00
National Geographic Park Profiles: Grand Canyon
National Geographic Park Profiles: Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon Country explores the spectacular 277-mile-long gash in Arizona's red-rock country—noted by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 as "the most impressive piece of scenery I have ever looked at"—and much more. Along with the geological marvels, amazing views along the popular South Rim, and higher, cooler North Rim, the book probes ancient Indian cultures, remote forests of the Kaibab Plateau, lonely reaches of the Arizona strip, and the multihued landscapes of the Painted Desert. All the wonders of the Grand Canyon are captured in this first-person narrative—from the awe-inspiring sunsets to hikes on treacherous trails to an exciting trip down the Colorado.


$16.00
Australia, 4th Edition
Australia, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Australia and Oceania

The popular National Geographic Traveler: Australia, in its 4th edition, provides the enticement and tools for an amazing travel experience in one of the sparkling jewels of the Southern Hemisphere. Australia offers visitors an extraordinary blend of gorgeous beaches, dramatic Outback vistas, unique animal and plant life, and glittering cosmopolitan cities. Readers roam throughout this sun-drenched land, including cosmopolitan Sydney, the gold-mining towns in the far west, the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, and the remote rivers of Tasmania. Embark on a kangaroo (photo) safari, swim with minke whales, and go wine-tasting at some of the world's most famous wineries.


$27.95
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.
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Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America's National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning.


$40.00
New York, 3rd Edition
New York, 3rd Edition
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National Geographic showcases the Big Apple in all its vibrancy, from the Guggenheim Museum and the splashy new Time-Warner Center uptown to trendy, iron-wrought SoHo downtown, fashionable Brooklyn Heights to Washington Square Park and the Museum of Modern Art.


$22.95