Travel (208)

Lyttelton, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula : Picturesque & Historic (PB)

ISBN: 9781877303289

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Peter Morath has photographed and written this book as a sequel to his previous one “Christchurch, A Nostalgic Tribute”. Two chapters are retrospective, sho...


Peter Morath has photographed and written this book as a sequel to his previous one “Christchurch, A Nostalgic Tribute”. Two chapters are retrospective, showing Lyttelton scenes from the past and some of the heritage buildings lost in the earthquakes. The main part of this book is contemporary though. It is full of recent photographs. They show us Banks Peninsula’s wonderful mix of scenery, history, homes and holiday havens, farming, wildlife and conservation areas, outdoor pursuits and tourist activities.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 286 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


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L'Amour Actually

ISBN: 9781849534192

Author: Melanie Jones    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The woman was one of those irritating expat types who felt she owed it to the world to impart on her all her superior knowledge of life in France. I realised th...


The woman was one of those irritating expat types who felt she owed it to the world to impart on her all her superior knowledge of life in France. I realised that if I didn’t stop her now, she’d be bending my ear all the way to Bergerac.
‘Actually,’ I said, leaning in toward the woman, ‘I’m planning to integrate my way into the boxers of the first good-looking Frenchman I see. Can’t think of any better way to learn the language myself. You wouldn’t happen to know the French for "fancy a shag?" would you? Voulez-vous coucher avec moi just seems a bit nineteen-seventies these days.’

After one particularly bad day at work, advertising executive and confirmed city girl Melanie Jones decides to give up her old life in search of something new and simpler in South West France. With little knowledge of the country, even less of the language and just the memory of a disastrous school French exchange and a few day trips to Calais, she embarks on her adventure with a suitcase full of optimism and not a little bit of naivety. After all, how different can life in France be?
After a series of adventures with skirt-ripping tractors, handsome twin farmers, celebrity not-quite-beens, unusual toilets and a bonkers ex-pat community, all topped up, of course, with lashings of rosé, Melanie begins to discover that her new life in France isn’t quite what she’d thought it would be.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-06-2013


Tags: June 2013   Biography   Travel
$24.99
Cool Private Island Resorts

ISBN: 9783832797003

Publisher: TeNeues

An essential guide to some of the world’s most exhilarating island getaways
Ideal for both the armchair traveler and those planning a memorable ...


An essential guide to some of the world’s most exhilarating island getaways
Ideal for both the armchair traveler and those planning a memorable vacation

From temperate forests to white tropical sands, island retreats let you get away from the world—or take it all with you! No matter if it’s simple rustic shacks or deluxe sanctuaries with spas and five-star cooking, there’s an island resort to match all tastes. The locations range from freshwater lakes to the middle of vast oceans. Whether it’s an ornate mansion on a dramatic windswept rock or a sunlit beach bungalow in the balmy South Seas, there is an ideal island resort out there to suit you. Whether for a spectacular wedding, a unique family gathering, or a stunning corporate event, your ideal island retreat is out there—waiting to welcome you to its solitary shores


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2013


Tags: June 2013   Travel
$115.00
A la Mod

ISBN: 9781849533997

Author: Ian Moore    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Comedian, mod and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough.
Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn’t ...


Comedian, mod and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough.
Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn’t like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space.
Several years later, Ian finds himself up to his neck in bilingual offspring, feral cats, promiscuous horses, dysfunctional spaniels and needy hens; he’s wrestling with electric fences, a foreign language, a mountain of animal waste and a wife who collects livestock like there’s a biblical flood on the horizon, all while trying not to dirty his loafers.
But despite the ups, downs and increasing demands of Ian’s showbiz career, the Moore family persevere in true Brit style to create a unique, colourful and ultimately rewarding life in their new home – à la campagne and à la mod!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-05-2013


Tags: May 2013   Biography   Travel
$24.99
Extreme Sleeps

ISBN: 9781849533935

Author: Phoebe Smith    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I'd become officially addicted to what I called 'extreme sleeping' - a kind of addictive high-adrenaline sport - but rather than being defined by pushing the bo...


I'd become officially addicted to what I called 'extreme sleeping' - a kind of addictive high-adrenaline sport - but rather than being defined by pushing the boundaries of physical activity, my particular pursuit was marked by a distinct lack of it. Challenged by a cocky Australian in Woolloomooloo, veteran globe trotter Phoebe Smith sets out to prove that the extreme camping experiences available in the UK could rival anything found elsewhere in the world. In this sometimes scary, frequently funny and intriguing journey around the country, Phoebe attempts to discover and conquer its wildest places. From spending the night in the decaying wreckage of a World War Two bomber at Bleaklow to pitching next to the adrenaline-inducing sheer drops of Lizard Point, Phoebe's extreme sleeps defies her perceptions of the great outdoors and teach her about herself along the way.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2013


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Falling In Honey : Life and love on a Greek Island

ISBN: 9781849532716

Author: Jennifer Barclay    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I came here looking for some kind of happiness. I think it might be the cleverest thing I have ever done.

One difficult winter when her love life f...


I came here looking for some kind of happiness. I think it might be the cleverest thing I have ever done.

One difficult winter when her love life falls apart (and so does she), Jen decides on Three Gifts to Self. Gift One and Two are reducing her workload and staying away from relationships for a while. Gift Three, the most important, is a month alone on a tiny, wild Greek island. It's a chance to find another kind of contentment: one that comes from the sun and the sea, from the aroma of herbs on the mountains and holding an octopus in your hands. She decides to act on her dream of staying for longer . because life is too short not to reach out for what makes us happy. But just when everything is falling into place again, the strangest thing happens∞c Falling in Honey is an honest, mouth-watering mix of comedy and romance, and an unforgettable journey from heartbreak to happiness.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2013


Tags: April 2013   June 2014   Biography   Travel
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Healing Hotels of the World

ISBN: 9783832796334

Publisher: TeNeues

This unique cross-cultural account brings to life the momentum of the strongest movements in modern times: holistic health and well-being. With our hectic sched...


This unique cross-cultural account brings to life the momentum of the strongest movements in modern times: holistic health and well-being. With our hectic schedules, there's a growing sense that vacations and travel can be a respite - a chance to reconnect both mentally and physically. This guide showcases lodgings on all five continents that invite guests to learn how to take on the responsibility to lead a healthy life - be it through spa treatments, health-enhancing cuisine, fitness and relaxation, health consultations, or lifestyle coaching. Located in inspiring settings ranging from lush mountains to serene tropical beaches, these exceptional accommodations are ideal options for those who wish to set a more balanced direction for their lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 23.4 x 28.9 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2013


$115.00
Southern Grandeur : New Zealand's South Island

ISBN: 9781877303272

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Peter Morath is a notable New Zealand scenic photographer. He has an eye for colour and vibrancy and his work has been in demand for several decades.
The ...


Peter Morath is a notable New Zealand scenic photographer. He has an eye for colour and vibrancy and his work has been in demand for several decades.
The breathtaking scenery of the South Island has been captured by Peter's lens and each photograph has been captioned. In addition, each area has a small history and things-to-see text to accompany the stunning photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 286 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2012


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