Travel as a Political Act


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1641710470
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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Change the world one trip at a time. In this illuminating collection of stories and lessons from the road, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves shares a powerful message that resonates now more than ever. With the world facing divisive and often frightening events, from Trump, Brexit, and Erdogan, to climate change, nativism, and populism, there's never been a more important time to travel. Rick believes the risks of travel are widely exaggerated, and that fear is for people who don't get out much. After years of living out of a suitcase, he still marvels at how different cultures find different truths to be self-evident. By sharing his experiences from Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Rick shows how we can learn more about own country by viewing it from afar. With gripping stories from Rick's decades of exploration, this fully revised edition of Travel as a Political Act is an antidote to the current climate of xenophobia. When we travel thoughtfully, we bring back the most beautiful souvenir of all: a broader perspective on the world that we all call home. All royalties from the sale of Travel as a Political Act are donated to support the work of Bread for the World, a non-partisan organization working to end hunger at home and abroad.

Rick Steves Travel as a Political Act


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631211242
Category: Travel
Page: 230
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Travel connects people with people. It helps us fit more comfortably and compatibly into a shrinking world, and it inspires creative new solutions to persistent problems facing our nation. We can't understand our world without experiencing it. Rick Steves Travel as a Political Act helps us take that first step. There's more to travel than good-value hotels, great art, and tasty cuisine. Americans who “travel as a political act” can have the time of their lives and come home smarter—with a better understanding of the interconnectedness of today's world and just how our nation fits in. In the second edition of this award-winning book, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves explains how to travel more thoughtfully—to any destination. With updated information on Europe, Central America, and Asia; an expanded discussion of the Middle East; and a brand-new chapter on the Holy Land that covers Israelis and Palestinians today, Rick shows readers how his travels have shaped his politics and broadened his perspective. The royalties from the sale of this edition will be donated by Rick Steves to Bread for the World, a Christian organization working to end hunger around the world.

Travel as a Political Act


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1641710470
Category: Travel
Page: 304
View: 8664

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Change the world one trip at a time. In this illuminating collection of stories and lessons from the road, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves shares a powerful message that resonates now more than ever. With the world facing divisive and often frightening events, from Trump, Brexit, and Erdogan, to climate change, nativism, and populism, there's never been a more important time to travel. Rick believes the risks of travel are widely exaggerated, and that fear is for people who don't get out much. After years of living out of a suitcase, he still marvels at how different cultures find different truths to be self-evident. By sharing his experiences from Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Rick shows how we can learn more about own country by viewing it from afar. With gripping stories from Rick's decades of exploration, this fully revised edition of Travel as a Political Act is an antidote to the current climate of xenophobia. When we travel thoughtfully, we bring back the most beautiful souvenir of all: a broader perspective on the world that we all call home. All royalties from the sale of Travel as a Political Act are donated to support the work of Bread for the World, a non-partisan organization working to end hunger at home and abroad.

Rick Steves' Postcards from Europe

Travel Tales from America's Favorite Guidebook Writer
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1598803611
Category: Travel
Page: 999
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In Postcards from Europe, Rick Steves takes you on a private tour through the heart of Europe -- introducing you to his local friends and sharing his favorite travel moments -- from the Netherlands through Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, with a grand Parisian finale. Whether you're dreaming in an armchair, have packed, or are unpacking, Postcards from Europe will inspire a love of travel, of Europe, and of Europeans.

Europe 101

History and Art for the Traveler
Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781562612467
Category: Art
Page: 333
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Called by Arthur Frommer, the "rising star in travel guide publishing", Rick Steves knows how to write guidebooks that make European culture accessible to everyone. This highly readable overview of European history and culture carefully ties each style of art to its historical era and relates it to the reader's trip. 250 photos. 30 illustrations. 15 maps.

Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports


Author: Rick Steves,Cameron Hewitt
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1631211137
Category: Travel
Page: 1146
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In this guide, Rick Steves focuses on some of the grandest sights in Northern Europe. As always, he has a plan to help you have a meaningful cultural experience while you’re there—even with just a few hours in port. Inside you'll find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or near the major Northern Europe ports of call, including: • Southampton and Dover (London) • Le Havre (Paris and Normandy) • Zeebrugge (Bruges and Brussels) • Amsterdam • Oslo • Copenhagen • Warnemünde/Rostock (Berlin) • Stockholm • Helsinki • Tallinn • St. Petersburg Rick Steves Northern Europe Cruise Ports explains how to get into town from the cruise terminal, shares sightseeing tips, and includes self-guided walks and tours. You'll learn which destinations are best for an excursion—and which you can confidently visit on your own. You'll also get tips on booking a cruise, plus hints for saving time and money on the ship and in port. You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when cruising through Northern Europe.

Overbooked

The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism
Author: Elizabeth Becker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439161003
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Page: 464
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"Travel is no longer a past-time but a colossal industry, arguably one of the biggest in the world and second only to oil in importance for many poor countries. One out of 12 people in the world are employed by the tourism industry which contributes $6.5 trillion to the world's economy. To investigate the size and effect of this new industry, Elizabeth Becker traveled the globe. She speaks to the Minister of Tourism of Zambia who thinks licensing foreigners to kill wild animals is a good way to make money and then to a Zambian travel guide who takes her to see the rare endangered sable antelope. She travels to Venice where community groups are fighting to stop the tourism industry from pushing them out of their homes, to France where officials have made tourism their number one industry to save their cultural heritage; and on cruises speaking to waiters who earn $60 a month--then on to Miami to interview their CEO. Becker's sharp depiction reveals travel as a product; nations as stewards. Seeing the tourism industry from the inside out, the world offers a dizzying range of travel options but very few quiet getaways"--

Rick Steves Snapshot Norway


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1641710632
Category: Travel
Page: 260
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Norway. Rick Steves covers the essentials of Norway, including Oslo, Gudbrandsdal Valley, as well as Bergen. Visit the Oslo Cathedral, surround yourself with Gudbrandsdal Valley's time-worn hills and log cabins, or get immersed in history at Bergen's Hanseatic Quarter. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket. Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

Rick Steves' European Christmas with video


Author: Rick Steves,Valerie Griffith
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1612380530
Category: Travel
Page: 244
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From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, Rick Steves' European Christmas with Video gets you a seat at the family feast, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and her best-kept holiday secrets. With enchanting photos and more than a dozen recipes, this great gift book captures the spirit of the season perfectly. Rick Steves' European Christmas with Video includes the following video segments: Rick Steves reads the Biblical Christmas Story Bath Bach Choir sings the Twelve Days of Christmas Bath Abbey Choir of Boys and Men Norwegian Girls Choir sings Carol of the Bells Santa Lucia Day in Norway Medieval Music in Burgundy Phonema Faisons Rejouissance Noel traditionnel Christmas Carols in Germany Wilhelm-Loehe School Choir Da pacem Domine Rick Steves interviews the Christkind Concert in Cathedral, Salzburg Silent Night Shepherd Carols in Tuscany Explanation of Nativity Scenes Presepi Manger Scenes Pope John Paul II, Final Christmas Midnight Mass Sacred Music of Monks Merry Christmas Norwegian Girls Choir sings Joy to the World Christmas Eve Around the World

Rick Steves Pocket Prague


Author: Rick Steves,Honza Vihan
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 163121473X
Category: Travel
Page: 220
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Rick Steves’ Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact book includes Rick’s advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Rick Steves' Pocket Prague covers sights including: Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, Mucha Museum, Municipal House, the Museum of Communism, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, and Lobkowicz Palace.

Rick Steves Eastern Europe


Author: Rick Steves,Cameron Hewitt
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631216147
Category: Travel
Page: 1100
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Eastern Europe—including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Explore Eastern Europe's top cities, from the romantic spires of Prague and the steamy thermal baths of Budapest to charming Kraków and laid-back Ljubljana. Enjoy the imperial sights of Vienna and walking tours of exotic Dubrovnik. Then delve into the region's natural wonders: hike through the waterfall wonderland at Plitvice Lakes National Park, drive the winding road to the Julian Alps, and watch the sun dip slowly into the Adriatic from the Dalmatian Coast. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around by train, bus, car, and boat. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Paris 2018


Author: Rick Steves,Steve Smith,Gene Openshaw
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631216872
Category: Travel
Page: 780
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light-Paris. With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a café crème at a sidewalk café and listen to the hum of the city. You'll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You'll learn how to navigate the Paris Métro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven


Author: Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 044654468X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. But the world had other plans for them. Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman's new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes. In 1986, fresh out of college, Gilman and her friend Claire yearned to do something daring and original that did not involve getting a job. Inspired by a place mat at the International House of Pancakes, they decided to embark on an ambitious trip around the globe, starting in the People's Republic of China. At that point, China had been open to independent travelers for roughly ten minutes. Armed only with the collected works of Nietzsche, an astrological love guide, and an arsenal of bravado, the two friends plunged into the dusty streets of Shanghai. Unsurprisingly, they quickly found themselves in over their heads. As they ventured off the map deep into Chinese territory, they were stripped of everything familiar and forced to confront their limitations amid culture shock and government surveillance. What began as a journey full of humor, eroticism, and enlightenment grew increasingly sinister-becoming a real-life international thriller that transformed them forever. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is a flat-out page-turner, an astonishing true story of hubris and redemption told with Gilman's trademark compassion, lyricism, and wit.

Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia


Author: Rick Steves,Cameron Hewitt
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1641710063
Category: Travel
Page: 820
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Stroll Dubrovnik's ancient walls, hike the idyllic Julian Alps, and set sail on the glimmering Adriatic: with Rick Steves on your side, Croatia and Slovenia can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more in Croatia and Slovenia, with side trips to Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split to stunning waterfalls and mountains in Slovenia How to connect with culture: Taste wines at a vineyard in Hvar, tour museums and Baroque churches in Zagreb, and sample seafood fresh from the Adriatic at an open-air market in Dubrovnik Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of local wine Self-guided walking tours of lively towns and fascinating museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Slovenian and Croatian phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 800 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Istria, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, the Bay of Kotor, Mostar, Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, Logarska Dolina and the Northern Valleys, Ptuj, Maribor, the Karst, Piran, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia.

Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam


Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631216287
Category: Travel
Page: 220
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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam includes the following walks and tours: Amsterdam City Walk Red Light District Walk Jordaan Walk Rijksmuseum Tour Van Gogh Museum Tour Anne Frank House Tour Amstelkring Museum Tour Amsterdam Museum Tour

Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1641710179
Category: Travel
Page: 540
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Walk in the steps of Socrates, test the acoustics of the amphitheater of Epidavros, and set sail for Santorini: with Rick Steves on your side, Greece can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Greece: Athens & The Peloponnese you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Greece Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Parthenon and the Agora to the small towns and beaches of the Peloponnesian Peninsula How to connect with culture: Go back in time at the National Archaeological Museum, sample olives and feta in the Mediterranean sunshine, or sip ouzo at a local taverna Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a Greek phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Athens, Nafplio, Epidavros, Mycenae, Olympia, Patra, Kardamyli, the Mani Peninsula, Sparta, Mystras, Delphi, Hydra, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese. Spending a week or less in the city? Check out Rick Steves Pocket Athens!

Women as Producers and Consumers of Tourism in Developing Regions


Author: Yiorgos Apostolopoulos
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275963972
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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The premises of this unique collection of research are that women's roles in tourism are gendered; that tourism affects women differently than it affects men; and that women themselves are affected in different ways by tourism depending on such factors as race, region, and class. The contributors cover theoretical perspectives; women's roles in tourism in the mature and less-developed tourist destinations; and implications for the future of economic development policy and of gender relations in tourism.

Rick Steves Vienna, Salzburg & Tirol


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631214586
Category: Travel
Page: 495
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what youÊreallyÊneed to know when traveling in Vienna. With this guide, you'll explore elegant ViennaÑthe epicenter of opera, coffee, Art Nouveau, and waltz music. Meander through Habsburg palaces and nibble a Sacher torte in a velvet-lined cafŽ. In the evening, catch a classical concert, or sip wine with the locals in a traditional Heuriger garden. Beyond Vienna, stroll the Baroque street of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music for a taste of the Alpine living, head to the snowy peaks and green valleys of Tirol. RickÕs candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. HeÕll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. YouÕll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Desiring Italy

Women Writers Celebrate the Passions of a Country and Culture
Author: Susan Cahill
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307778371
Category: Travel
Page: 384
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Under the spell of la dolce vita . . . For centuries Italy has been many things to many people. In this brilliant anthology and traveler's companion, twenty-eight first-rate women writers reveal why the land that is the heart and soul of European civilization is so seductive to women. Kate Simon walks us through a Siena filled with surprises and luminous beauty. Elizabeth Spencer writes of first coming to Italy and finding "home." Shirley Hazzard explores the mysteries of Naples. Muriel Spark writes on Venice, Edith Wharton on Rome, George Eliot on Florence, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison on San Gimignano, Patricia Hampl on Assisi. Other wonderful writers contemplate the idiosyncratic glories of Italy's architecture, cooking, art, and landscape; its culture; its places and people. As these writers tell their stories--in fiction, memoir, and essay--of coming to understand Italy, they explore the complexity of their passions for it, mingling affection and ecstasy with intellectual curiosity. Organized geographically--from northern Italy to Rome and on to the south, Desiring Italy offers an enchanting journey for readers and travelers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Europe Through the Back Door


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
ISBN: 9780912528601
Category: Europe
Page: 400
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Without losing sight of the basic travel information needs, Rick Steves focuses on 34 spectacular, little-traveled corners in Europe. Illustrated.