In Best Places to Retire: The Top 15 Affordable Towns for Retirement in Europe, you'll learn about the most ideal places to retire in its many regions. There's no mistake why Europe is such a highly desired retirement location with its countless cultures and incredible history. We review 15 of the best destinations, including their local communities, demographics, and explain why each spot is a great place to retire.
Italy has been known for its greatness throughout the centuries. Aside from conceiving immensely satisfying food like pasta, pizza, and a wide variety of mouth-watering desserts, Italy is known for its contributions in many fields, which have brought about progress and continue to influence human development. Paying homage to many of the great names that enriched civilization is one of the reasons why many tourists consider it their favorite destination. This is the best book combination out there! It includes an Italy travel book and helps you learn Italian at the same time.
Beautifully situated in the medieval heart of Umbria, Assisi is one of the most popular sightseeing and pilgrimage destinations in Italy. Not only does it have a historical center of distinguished monuments, collections of art, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, but it sits on the doorstep of the Parco Regionale Monte Subasio (Mt. Subasio Regional Park). It is also tied with the legacy of its best-known son, St. Francis.
Take a walk in the park. Or explore a forest, a gorge, a campground, or even a historic site. Spend a week or a weekend. Go biking, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, or cross-country skiing. Or just relax and enjoy the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast!
The author, a native Australian, covers everything you might want to know about Australia - guaranteed. This guide covers places to stay, restaurants, beaches, wildlife, and more.
The author guides us through every corner of this fascinating region, where they have spent much of their time over many years. Catalonia's Costa Brava provides stunning views, as the Mediterranean waves clash with the jagged coastline. Catelonia is marked by breathtaking cliffs, expanses of beaches, and the thriving, hip seaside city of Barcelona. In the Navarre region, men taunt large, dangerous animals for Pamplona's annual Running of the Bulls. Andorra is its own little world, and not just because it's a 290-square-mile independent principality.
The Netherlands has always been a haven for tourists from around the world. In fact there is a yearly increase in the number of tourists who visit the country. World-renowned for its Delft pottery, windmills, and tulips, the Netherlands is also famous for its free-spirited capital, Amsterdam. Found in the northwestern part of Europe, the small country boasts the Frisian Islands, canals and bridges, farmlands, beautiful villages, and highly populated cities.
I'm going to tell you everything you need to know to make your most out of your trip to Bali, Indonesia. Bali was recently voted one of the best island destinations in the world...and for good reason, too! After hearing this guide (and getting excited for your trip) you'll soon understand why. I've travelled to Bali over 18 times in the past 10 years, for both business & pleasure, so allow me to tell you the best kept secrets, tips, tricks, and destinations on the island I deem my second home.
This guide brings you the most detailed information you will find on hiking trails on these islands. From easy walks along sandy beaches to rugged overnight hikes to quick uphill treks with stunning vistas en route, this guide has something to suit every member of your family. Walking times for each hike are given along with descriptions of the routes. Points of interest are highlighted and include plant and animal life you might see.
A five-day travel guide to unforgettable French travel! Have no idea where to start? Or maybe you have an idea but could use some great insider tips? Well, listen on! You see, we know your trip begins before you even book your flight, and this guide is chock full of dynamite tips on everything you need to know before you go and much, much more!
"All you wanted about Paris"
If you've yet to experience this historical masterpiece, what are you waiting for? Passport to European Travel Guides offers this comprehensive yet quick and concise five-day guide to Rome - one of the world's most iconic cities to visit. Have no idea where to start? Or maybe you have some idea but could use a treasure trove of great insider tips? Well, listen up! You see, we know your trip begins long before you even book the flight, so this guide is chock full of dynamite tips on everything you need to know before you go.
Part of a series of guides to the US State and National Parks, this is a must for both visitors and residents who want to enjoy the wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities in these two states. Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and early Native Americans, as Oregon and Washington's numerous parks, forests, and historic sites are visited in detail. This book focuses on each area's rich history and unique geographical features.
Beth Dugger finds the roads less traveled in this popular New England state. The book is broken down into six regions: White Mountains, the Lakes Region, Dartmouth and Lake Sunapee, the Monadnock Region, Merrimack Valley, and the Coastal Region, each offering full details on fun things to do. Hiking, fishing, skiing, and canoeing are but a few of the activities covered, with the best outfitters listed for each, along with contact numbers.
Listen, learn, and love Paris more on the go! Paris comes alive in a single afternoon as you walk the eight significant landmarks of the Historical Axis with the Caché Paris Self-Guided Walking Tour. No need to try and remember the history, facts, or interesting stories described in Caché Paris! Now you can listen on your own time as you stroll along this fascinating path that takes you through select highlights of Parisian history, culture, and development.
Close to the border where Umbria meets Tuscany and Lazio, the city of Orvieto and the western corner of Umbria occupy a stunning and uncontaminated countryside that ranges from basalt and tufa precipices in the volcanic hinterland to rolling hills and alluvial plains of the Paglia and Tiber rivers, both of which are now regional parks. It is a history-rich area, which has seen much action since the Etruscans first inhabited the area some 3,000 years ago.
The beautiful country of Germany is situated right at the heart of Europe. Germany is one of the best travel destinations in Europe, as it has many unique and fantastic sites to offer and has many wonderful tourist spots. Many visitors and tourists from all over the world travel to Germany to witness the magnificence of its architectural treasures and its captivating destinations, which have natural beauty and splendor.
Tourists go to France to experience Parisian cuisine and a taste of Parisian fashion. The museums, cathedrals, and palaces also provide peeks at France's culture and demonstrate how the country looked magnificent even a few hundred years ago. The France travel experience also provides enough variety to suit different tastes and preferences.
This guide is a must for both visitors and residents who want to enjoy the wide range of recreational opportunities offered here. Connecticut measures 90 miles east to west, 75 miles north to south, with the Connecticut River cutting the state in half. It is rolling and hilly and ever changing. It is tiny, to say the least, but this wonderful state offers some of the best kept parks and forests anywhere and will not disappoint you.
Even before Susan Herrmann Loomis wrote her now-classic memoir, On Rue Tatin, Americans have been compelled by books about the French's ease with cooking. With In a French Kitchen, Loomis - an expat who long ago traded her American grocery store for a bustling French farmer's market - demystifies in lively prose the seemingly effortless je ne sais quoi behind a simple French meal.
"Too many recipes for an audiobook!"
Check any poll of the best cities in North America, and you'll see Vancouver near the top of the list. The only places that beat it are Victoria and, sometimes, San Francisco. The biggest city in British Columbia, Vancouver is famed for letting its residents do pretty much any outdoor activity. The city is the art and culture capital of the province as well. Then there's the wild. Stanley Park is one of the biggest municipal parks anywhere. Vancouver is also Canada's melting pot. There's a little something for everybody here, and this is the most detailed guide you will find to the city.
Interested in experiencing the outdoors but overwhelmed by everything you need to know to backpack safely? Do you have a sudden itch to venture out into the wilderness, wake up next to a babbling brook somewhere and watch the sun slowly come over the horizon? Are you ready to escape (albeit temporarily) from the daily grind and a society that prioritizes consumerism over all else? Backpacking allows us to experience nature in a way that simply isn't achievable through other means.
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Yellowstone is a land of extreme diversity. Nowhere else will you find wolves, bison, and grizzlies living among the largest concentration of hot springs and geysers in the world. The park’s 2.2 million acres is an incongruous landscape of bubbling hot, lunar-like geothermal features, lush green rolling meadowlands, snow covered mountain peaks, colorful canyons, waterfalls, lakes and untamed rivers. It is a park so large, so complex and so fascinating it seems fitting that it owns the title as our world’s first national park! Travel Audios’ park approved audio tour will help you understand what you are seeing and smelling! It is not a mile-by-mile guide; it can be listened to anywhere. It features an impressive group of knowledgeable Park Ranger geologists, biologists and naturalists who explain the geological processes that created the landscape and why this area in Wyoming is such a geothermal hot spot. They’ll tell you about their studies and observations of the park’s wildlife and their experience with massive forest fires.
Planning a visit to Washington DC? Let your host, BrightPath Tours, take you on a walking tour of the Grand Monuments of Washington DC PLUS Arlington, VA! Tour on your own schedule and walk at your own pace as BrightPath Tours guides you from site to site. On this tour, we visit all 11 of the large monuments around the Mall and Tidal Basin in DC AND we’ll cross the Potomac River and visit the 4 large monuments in Arlington, VA. This tour starts at the Washington Monument.
With Jane guiding you through the Pantheon, you will be immersed in the mystery, meaning and the eternal principles of this ancient monument, appreciating the architecture and the art in the context of history. You will come away with a deep and lasting understanding of the essence of this remarkable place.
This Jane's Smart Art Audio Guide is in-depth and indispensable: for art-lovers and history-buffs, it's the smart way to visit St. Peter's Basilica! Huge in both scale and history, St. Peter's can be overwhelming. But with Jane's engaging narration guiding you through this magnificent building, appreciating the art and architecture, step-by-step, in the context of history, you will experience a deep and lasting appreciation of the essence of this remarkable place.
This unique tour takes you along one of the most famous and historic streets in Washington DC, Constitution Avenue, and ends in one the city's most famous parks, LaFayette Park, directly across from the White House. If you’ve already visited the large monuments in DC, on this tour you'll see some of the smaller monuments that are every bit as interesting and important as the better-known monuments.
From the author of such travel adventure classics as Jaguars Ripped My Flesh and Road Fever, comes an informative and entertaining travelogue through one of America's favorite destinations: Yellowstone National Park. On his several-hundred-mile trek across the wilderness, the author explores such natural wonders as glaciers and geysers, muses about the microbiology of thermal pools, and witnesses moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight.
Grand Teton National Park owes its spectacular scenery to earthquakes. Born of earthquakes and sculpted by ice, it’s an active and dynamic landscape. It boasts the youngest and steepest mountain range in the Rockies, contains some of the oldest rocks on earth, features glaciers, glacier-carved lakes, sagebrush flats, abundant and visible wildlife and a myriad of wildflowers.
"Sickening and Preachy"
Discover the incredible highlights, history, geology, and nature of Yellowstone National Park with this entertaining, educational, orchestrated, point-by-point Waypoint Tour. Welcome to the world's first national park - Yellowstone! The park is the example touted to help justify the establishment and protection of 3,600 other national parks in 143 countries. It's an adventurer's dream, meticulously planned. And it's the first and last word of the favorite vacation story.
"Not really substantial book"
Fra Angelico's magnificent 15th Century frescoes at San Marco monastery in Florence are among the greatest achievements in the history of art. Now you can tour this widely-loved site guided by the scholarship of a highly-regarded art historian. This Jane's Smart Art Audio Guide is the exclusive audio adaptation of a popular book in The Great Fresco Cycles of the Renaissance series, written by William Hood, Professor of Art History at Oberlin College and a renowned Fra Angelico scholar.
At the start of the 17th century, Paris was known for a few monuments, but it had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like many European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But within a century, Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we now know. Most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the 19th century. Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first full design for the French capital was implemented.
"The text refers to illustrations"
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind audio experience: discover Rome through intimate, guided audio walking tours of the city's most historic and enchanting quarters. There are four guided tours for you to listen to as you walk through Rome, plus essential Italian words and phrases that every traveler wants to know.
Going-to-the-Sun Road, in Glacier National Park, is one of the most spectacular drives in the world. It promises sensational mountain scenery and the opportunity to view wildlife up close. You won’t be disappointed!
"Not a driving guide"
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind audio experience: discover Venice through intimate, guided audio walking tours of the city's most historic and enchanting quarters. There are four guided tours for you to listen to as you walk through Venice, plus essential Italian words and phrases that every traveler wants to know.
Welcome to Prague. Once the capital of the Holy Roman Empire she now draws in over 4 million international visitors each year. So what makes the Czech Capital one of the World's top destinations? A UNESCO World Heritage Site with fantastic shopping and memorable nightlife, the city's history, culture and arts combine to create a memorable experience.
For most visitors interested in the outdoors, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the top destination. It has more than 50 miles of groomed gravel carriage roads, where motorized traffic is banned. Nearly 120 miles of hiking trails traverse seven major barren mountaintops. There is much to see and do here, and plenty of places to explore. The island’s many lakes invite paddlers and swimmers of all skill levels. Pocket cobblestone beaches in hidden coves await discovery by those who wish to avoid the crowds at Sand Beach....
"Why this guidebook is the best in it's class"