Travel (178)

The Monocle Guide to Hotels Inns & Hideaways

ISBN: 9783899559521

Author: Monocle    Publisher: Gestalten

Monocle’s latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel―and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be...


Monocle’s latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel―and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded. Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about―and staying in―plenty of hotels. They’ve put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerings from international brands in New York, Tokyo and beyond. At the heart of everything has been one guiding principle: to find stop-ins that get the simple things right and understand the value of thoughtful hospitality. In this brand-new book, Monocle reveals not only its 100 favourite hotels but also how you could start number 101 on its list with a wealth of advice and insight into what owning and running a perfect establishment involves. From stunning photography and illustration to snappy essays and sharp observations, The MONOCLE Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways delivers a complete review of everything from escapists' boltholes to third spaces for entrepreneurs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 173 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2018


Tags: September 2018   Travel
$100.00
Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World

ISBN: 9781620082386

Author: Colette Coleman    Publisher: Companion House

There's something about motorcycles and the lure of freedom and the open road that they promise. If you've ever wanted to take a motorcycling holiday, you've be...


There's something about motorcycles and the lure of freedom and the open road that they promise. If you've ever wanted to take a motorcycling holiday, you've been before and are looking for new ideas for places to go, or you just want to do something completely different, then this book will inspire you. Featuring 40 spectacular routes from the snowy passes of Patagonia to Australia's Red Centre, Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World is the perfect inspiration for your next big motorcycling adventure. All the featured journeys can be taken as part of a 2-3 week vacation or linked to form a longer trip. You can choose to take your own bike, hire one on arrival or pick up a bike as part of an organized tour. Whether you are an experienced overlander looking for a quick adventure fix or a novice rider seeking inspiration, these journeys will open up a whole new world of motorcycling possibilities.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 207


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Travel
$45.00
The Great Outdoors

ISBN: 9783899559484

Author: Markus Sammer    Publisher: Gestalten

When adventure calls, hunger is never far away: Hiking, climbing, or sleeping beneath the stars makes our stomachs rumble. A quick carbonara with avocado, some ...


When adventure calls, hunger is never far away: Hiking, climbing, or sleeping beneath the stars makes our stomachs rumble. A quick carbonara with avocado, some rustic hash browns, or a Virgin Mojito will satisfy the appetite and perk up the mood of any hungry camper van driver. The Great Outdoors explains how to cook on an open fire and presents the best outdoor cooking equipment and the most delicious recipes for every meal of the day. From on-the-go sandwiches to self-made pesto, preserved delicacies, or power food―this cook book with a twist is an essential for your next road trip or camping vacation. Take it along and you will be sure to make many new friends on the road and on the campsite.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$110.00
London's Afternoon Teas - Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781504800884

Author: Susan Cohen    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

London and tea go together like jam and scones, and this lovely book takes a stylish look at the afternoon tea scene! 60 exquisite places to take tea in and aro...


London and tea go together like jam and scones, and this lovely book takes a stylish look at the afternoon tea scene! 60 exquisite places to take tea in and around London Hip, up-to-date, stylish guide to the London tea scene Features famous recipes from the venues and lavish color photography Completely updated new edition, expanded to almost double size The perfect gift for that Anglophile friend, in this handsome new hardcover version London's Afternoon Teas is the hippest and most up-to-date source of information for both London residents and tourists alike. Featuring 60 of the best places to take tea in London, including classics such as Claridges and the Wolseley as well as completely unexpected venues, there's a tea here to suit all tastes and budgets. The text includes the history of the venues, their most popular recipes, interesting facts, and types of teas available, along with details of nearby attractions to help you make a day of it. Now in hardcover, this revised second edition has been greatly expanded with additional tea venues, more pages, and new lavish photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2018


Tags: April 2018   Travel
$29.99
Hit The Road

ISBN: 9783899559385

Publisher: Gestalten

Hit the Road – and leave your comfort zone behind. Step aboard a four-wheeled home that allows you the freedom to stay wherever you want, whenever you want, a...


Hit the Road – and leave your comfort zone behind. Step aboard a four-wheeled home that allows you the freedom to stay wherever you want, whenever you want, and however you want. Watch the passing landscapes, follow the desire to see what is just over the horizon line, and escape from modern monotony. Be it the story of a couple that traveled across Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom in a Volkswagen T4 on a journey to enrich their culinary education to a trek from one tip of Canada to the other behind the wheel of a Honda Element with the aurora borealis as a guiding light to a group of friends who perseveringly drove a Porsche 944 from England to Cape Town: Hit the Road welcomes you to follow these nomads and their journeys with stunning photography and details of their intrepid transportation. Rides range from classic Volkswagen Bullis to refurbished Airstream trailers and unstoppable 4x4s. From the deserts of Africa to the snow-capped mountains of Mongolia: prepare to hit the road.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


Tags: April 2018   Travel
$110.00
Womens London

ISBN: 9781504800822

Author: Rachel Kolsky    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Women's London is the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind. This new book ...


Women's London is the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind. This new book provides the perfect opportunity to explore sights, statues, plaques and buildings associated with famous and some not so famous women who have left their mark on London's heritage, culture and society. Their stories include scientists and suffragettes, reformers and royals, military and medical pioneers, authors and artists, fashion and female firsts … and more. The author, a popular London tour guide and lecturer, specialises in women's history and has provided a series of original self-guided walking tours taking you to historic areas where important women lived, worked and are commemorated. Illustrated with new full-colour photography, archive images and specially commissioned maps, Women's London will inspire visitors and Londoners alike to discover how much London owes to women.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2018


$45.00
Bon Voyage

ISBN: 9783899559637

Author: Clara Le Fort    Publisher: Gestalten

Make a difference when you travel. Excellent hospitality and sustainable journeys can go hand in hand. New getaways offer amazing design, delicious food and ext...


Make a difference when you travel. Excellent hospitality and sustainable journeys can go hand in hand. New getaways offer amazing design, delicious food and extraordinary experiences while committing to an eco-friendly ­experience for travellers and locals alike. From a remote lodge in the Namibian desert made from shipwrecks that protects endangered wildlife, to a restored hotel in downtown Hong Kong that draws on local tradition, or a guesthouse in Beirut where Lebanese women teach cooking and pass on family recipes for local dishes: no matter where or how, all these hotels combine the highest standards of hospitality with the smallest ecological footprint. Bon Voyage gives a privileged insight into the shift towards eco-conscious getaways. Relax, enjoy … and make a positive impact!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$120.00
Great Pubs of London (pocket edition)

ISBN: 9783791385143

Author: George Dailey    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London’s most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has ...


A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London’s most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions—from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special, their place in London’s history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as “on the wagon” and “one for the road” to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the “Bucket of Blood,” and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a “great rambling queer old place”. Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle’s favorite wartime watering hole. This fascinating book is a must-have for anyone with a love for these London institutions and its new, easy-tocarry format makes it perfect for taking on a historic pub crawl.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 145 x 187 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


Tags: March 2019   Travel
$45.00
Passages

ISBN: 9780473437077

Author: Linda Trubridge    Publisher: Hornpipe Press

Passages is a personal, yet universal story of a life in harmony with nature. When Linda, her husband David, and their two small boys, Sam and William, bought a...


Passages is a personal, yet universal story of a life in harmony with nature. When Linda, her husband David, and their two small boys, Sam and William, bought a yacht called Hornpipe and set sail for tropical waters, they cast off from all security. So began a nomadic adventure when they had to depend on their own resources, navigating by the sun and stars. This beautifully illustrated book presents a thrillingly honest, yet poetic reflection on the challenges of fulfilling a dream, as seen from a mother's perspective. Those ocean passages were a non stop roller coaster ride: "There were times when they plunged into the deepest trough of the wave and there were times when they rode, in exhilaration, the highest crest". Linda's literal and metaphorical passages braid together both past and present to reveal how her family's extraordinary voyages inspired their future accomplishments. "This story is for all explorers. The passages we weave through our lives find their truth in those we touch along the way: - Linda Trubridge


Bind: paperback


Pages: 441


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 02-11-2019


$39.99
The History of the American Space Shuttle

ISBN: 9780764357701

Author: Dennis Jenkins    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on July 2...


The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on July 21, 2011, with wheels stop of STS-135. During the 30 years and 135 missions in between, the program experienced triumphs and tragedies, amazed the world with its orbital exploits, and was frequently the subject of admiration, condemnation, pride, and despair. This book provides a detailed overview of the history of winged spacecraft and the development of the vehicle we call the "space shuttle," and provides a technical description of the orbiter, main engines, external tank, and solid rocket boosters. Two pages are dedicated to each of the 135 missions flown by the American space shuttle, including technical data, crew names, and photos of each mission. The Challenger and Columbia accidents are discussed, along with a discussion of what NASA did to fix the flaws and continue flying. The book concludes by covering the retirement of the vehicle and the delivery of the four remaining orbiters to their final display sites.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$135.00
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