Travel (183)

Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide For Women Traveling Solo

ISBN: 9780978728069

Author: Beth Whitman   

Designed for women of all ages traveling for business, pleasure, or family, this indispensable travel handbook offers encouragement, lighthearted anecdotes, and...


Designed for women of all ages traveling for business, pleasure, or family, this indispensable travel handbook offers encouragement, lighthearted anecdotes, and numerous travel-tested tips. Drawing upon 20 years of travel experience, the guide includes a wealth of information—including how to budget and save money, pack the necessities, and apply for passports and visas—as well as a full list of website resources and advice on the latest travel technology. This travel resource is the ultimate manual for any female traveler embarking on a journey by herself.


Publication Date: 15-05-2009


Tag: Travel
$28.00 $7.99
Wanderlust and Lipstick: Traveling with Kids

ISBN: 9780978728076

Authors: Leslie Forsberg, Michelle Duffy   

Whether visiting family, exploring other cultures, or simply having grand adventures, this comprehensive guide includes practical information on how moms can ma...


Whether visiting family, exploring other cultures, or simply having grand adventures, this comprehensive guide includes practical information on how moms can make the most out of traveling with their kids. Mothers will find useful tips on safety, economical travel, eco-friendly trips, and the benefits of technology. Combining anecdotes and experiences from nearly 50 mothers, this positive and inspirational guide reveals how to overcome some of the more difficult barriers to traveling with children with ease and convenience in mind. This handy travel reference also includes up-to-date recommendations for helpful gadgets and tips on using the internet for planning and booking. An appendix features more than 100 essential websites for further research.


Dimensions: 14 x 21.6 x 1.8 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2009


Tags: Travel   Childrens (All)
$22.00 $7.99
Stay Wild

ISBN: 9783899558616

Publisher: Gestalten

Leave the city behind you, switch off, reconnect with yourself and nature, and fall in love with the world again through the pages of Stay Wild. With an emphasi...


Leave the city behind you, switch off, reconnect with yourself and nature, and fall in love with the world again through the pages of Stay Wild. With an emphasis on environmentally-friendly travel, Stay Wild shines the light on places for curious, conscious travellers to rest and recharge. From towering treehouses, compact cabins, houseboats, yurts, and mobile homes that let you cook your meals al fresco whilst the campfire flickers, this book showcases alternative travel’s astounding diversity and enriching qualities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2021


Tags: April 2021   Christmas 2021   Travel
$120.00
Stone Age

ISBN: 9783836585019

Author: Frederic Chaubin    Publisher: Taschen

Follow photographer Frederic Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 count...


Follow photographer Frederic Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 countries, Stone Age presents the history and architecture of the most magical medieval castles of the continent in an unprecedented collection. Building on the success of his foray into Soviet design with CCCP, Chaubin once again documents the afterlife of highly rational structures that seem out of place in a modern-day world. Precursors of Brutalism, these castles value function over form and epitomize the raw materials and shapes that would go on to define so much of architectural history. Shot on film with a Linhof view camera, the collection is the outcome of five years of travel and investigation. Complete with a practical map and explanatory essay, its castles tell the story of 400 years, unfolding through the feudal Middle Ages into the 15th century. A photographic study of decay as much as endurance, Stone Age traces the history of some of these singular structures that continue to enchant their audiences today and that occupy a distinct, mystical place in our collective imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 260 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 29-04-2021


$160.00
Waffle Travels New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473559892

Author: Hayley Elliott-Kernot    Publisher: Round Door Design

Explore with Waffle as he visits New Zealand's most famous attractions. Waffle is a large cat who loves to travel. On this adventure, Waffle explores many wonde...


Explore with Waffle as he visits New Zealand's most famous attractions. Waffle is a large cat who loves to travel. On this adventure, Waffle explores many wonderful places : from the light house in Cape Reinga, to the Waitomo Caves, to the Moeraki Boulders. Each English place name is accompanied by the Maori translation, encouraging children to use both names (Milford Sound / Piopiotahi) The New Zealand map helps children to learn where places are and the information pages provide fun facts about Aotearoa!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 60


Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


$20.00
Good Little Ship

ISBN: 9781907206429

Authors: Peter Willis, Libby Purves    Publisher: Lodestar Books

‘There’s more than a touch of irony about the title of Arthur Ransome’s We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea. The book came about precisely because that’s just...


‘There’s more than a touch of irony about the title of Arthur Ransome’s We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea. The book came about precisely because that’s just what he had intended to do,’ Generations of children and their parents have delighted in Arthur Ransome’s series of twelve ‘Swallows and Amazons’ books, but one of them stands out from the rest as being of a different order altogether. We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea is both larger of theme and tighter of plot; it is a rite-of-passage tale quite unlike the others, and in describing the experiences of its protagonist John it illuminates much of Ransome’s own psychology. Good Little Ship is a blend of literary criticism, maritime history and sheer celebration. Peter Willis combines an analysis of a classic of maritime literature (“a book of which Conrad would have been proud” – Hugh Brogan) with the story of the Nancy Blackett, Ransome’s own boat which appears as the Goblin in his story. He describes her life, near-death and restoration, and her renaissance as an ambassador for Ransome and his tales.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 226


Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2017


$45.00
Very Ordinary Seaman

ISBN: 9781907206443

Authors: Brian Lavery, J. P. W. Mallalieu    Publisher: Lodestar Books

First published to huge acclaim during the war it describes, Very Ordinary Seaman relates—with humanity, humour and the authority of experience—lower-deck l...


First published to huge acclaim during the war it describes, Very Ordinary Seaman relates—with humanity, humour and the authority of experience—lower-deck life in the British navy, from basic training to service on a destroyer protecting a convoy to Arctic Russia, a mission which came under heavy attack by air and sea, and from which many did not return. When Very Ordinary Seaman first appeared in the spring of 1944, V. S. Pritchett of the New Statesman described it as ‘One of the best pieces of documentary writing that I have come across during the war.’ Elizabeth Bowen wrote in The Tatler, ‘the last chapters of Very Ordinary Seaman did leave me breathless; and also, feeling that we have known too little.’ John Betjeman wrote, ‘This is so sincere and truthful, so much both, that you are held all the time… You become part of the community life of the ship, so that despite the dangers, boredom and discomfort you step ashore reluctantly.’ By any standards this was a remarkable performance for a writer who was wearing the uniform of an ordinary seaman and sitting in a busy, overcrowded naval office ‘facing a blank wall and typing myself dry.’ — from Brian Lavery’s Introduction


Bind: paperback


Pages: 330


Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2018


$45.00
For the Love of Sauntress

ISBN: 9781907206269

Author: Martin O'Scannell    Publisher: Lodestar Books

“I wonder if you can help me.” “Maybe I could, or maybe I couldn’t,” was the very Welsh reply. “What is it you are wanting?” “Would you happen t...


“I wonder if you can help me.” “Maybe I could, or maybe I couldn’t,” was the very Welsh reply. “What is it you are wanting?” “Would you happen to know of any boats for sale?” It was a question the young man had asked many times before, and always with the same result. Nothing suited. There was no shortage of boats, but every time there was a problem, either they were too big or too small or as one honest broker—and yes there is such a thing—remarked, “Don’t buy her. She will kill you.” It had been a long depressing catalogue of scrabbling about fusty old tore-outs (rotten timber gleaming with suspiciously fresh paint), ugly ducklings, and unspeakable lifeboat conversions. So there was no reason to suppose that this time would be any different. “What kind of boat is it you are looking for?” with barely concealed cupidity; for an outsider with money to burn in the wilds of the Isle of Anglesey was akin to manna from Heaven. “Something like that,” said the innocent, pointing out a dainty white cutter on her mooring in Holyhead harbour. “Well,” said he “I believe she may just be for sale.” He may well have added—but this might just be imagining—“You had better be quick, she is not on the market yet.” An Irish horse dealer could not have done it better. So began, in 1973, Martin O'Scannall's love affair with Sauntress, voted in 2013 one of Classic Boat magazine's Top 250 Boats. Here, in a series of delightful, engaging episodes ranging from Anglesey to Galicia by way of the West Country, the East Coast, the Netherlands, Norway and south-west Ireland, is what it is like to restore and sail—and be possessed by—a modest yet glorious 28ft gaffer dating from the golden age of Edwardian yachting. For the Love of Sauntress is illustrated with a gallery of outrageously beautiful photographs by Oscar Companioni, printed in monochrome and colour; these depict Sauntress in all her present-day glory, and were taken on a single, perfect August evening off the Galician coast during her annual match race with her local rival Abur.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 11-11-2014


Tags: Travel   Transport
$36.00
Sailing with the Admiral

ISBN: 9781907206467

Author: Martin O'Scannell    Publisher: Lodestar Books

Martin O’Scannall loves the old, the eccentric, the offbeat — the quirky if you like; the wandering off into byways, the exploration of half-forgotten snipp...


Martin O’Scannall loves the old, the eccentric, the offbeat — the quirky if you like; the wandering off into byways, the exploration of half-forgotten snippets of history. And Galicia, his home for the past decade or more, is ideal territory for indulging that taste. Galicia is a time warp: rain-swept, isolated, savage and gentle by turns, as far a cry from the blazing Costas as it is possible to imagine. This book is a conversation with the past, conducted in a very old, engineless gaff cutter, armed with the Admiralty Pilot, a gallant crew, and a sense of the ridiculous. We encounter, but in unexpected ways, the likes of Drake, Nelson, the ill-fated HMS Serpent, Celtic myth and legend, and the reminiscences of those who have gone before, all interspersed with the business of managing an old yacht in the old way: Walker log, paper charts and all. Beginning, as he says it has to be, with the dreaded storm at sea.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 05-07-2019


$36.00
Travels with My Nan

ISBN: 9781907206450

Author: Nick Imber    Publisher: Lodestar Books

I first met her in Tollesbury and immediately fell for her. She was an Essex girl through and through but not like all the others, although she was shallow. As ...


I first met her in Tollesbury and immediately fell for her. She was an Essex girl through and through but not like all the others, although she was shallow. As far as I could see then there were only two problems. There was a big age difference—fifty-five years. She was born in 1904 and I was ten back then in 1959. None of this mattered to me but the second problem would be trickier: my Dad loved her too. So begins Nick Imber’s affectionate account of his family’s love affair with the barge yacht Nan, who was to give so much pleasure to three generations, across twenty years from the 1950s to the 1970s. We share Nick’s childhood excitement on first encountering Nan, his teenage pride in skippering her for the very first time, and his quiet pleasure as his own children take to the water in her. Nan took good care of them all; whether exploring a peaceful East Coast river, braving a gale at sea, or drying out on an idyllic Devon beach, she demonstrates that the humble barge yacht has so much to offer the young sailing family.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 170


Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 28-01-2019


$45.00
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