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141. Walk Across America, A
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142. The Perfect $100,000 House: A
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143. Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue
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144. Rick Steves' Paris 2007 (Rick
145. City of Darkness
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146. The Millionaire Next Door: The
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147. Alive: The Story of the Andes
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148. A Year in the World: Journeys
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149. A Thousand Days in Venice (Ballantine
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150. Notes from a Small Island
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151. Hidden Mickeys, 2nd Edition :
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152. Lonely Planet China
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153. 2007 Atlas Large Scale Motor Carriers
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154. Traveler's Italian CD Course
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155. The 10 Best of Everything: An
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156. Frommer's Hawaii 2007 (Frommer's
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157. Lonely Planet Italy
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158. India (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
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159. World Cruising Routes
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160. This House of Sky: Landscapes

141. Walk Across America, A
by Harper Paperbacks
Paperback (18 September, 2001)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A PLEASING READ
Read this one severl years ago, when it was first published, and it has stuck with me since that time.As other reviewers have pointed out, yes, the author can be a bit naive at times and no, he is not Heminway.This is the story of a young man on a personal journey.We do not even have to question his motives as they are his own.We do not have to agree with his conclusions, they they too are his own.The nice thing is, this young man took a journey, had an adventure and had the nerve to write about it.This book, and it's follow up "The Walk West," have been out for a number of years now and have been extremely successful.A lot of people have truely enjoyed them (myself included).This sort of work tends to draw out the rock throwers after a few years.Would strongly suggest you read this one yourself.It does not take that long and you will may quite well like what you find.As a added note:I note that several reviews have taken almost a venomous view as to the author's relationship to his traveling companion, a dog.While I agree, a dog is not a person, I do understand how the author could and apparently did become so attached to his pet.I travel with a dog, have for years, as my only companion, and you do tend to attribute qualities to your four legged fuzzy friend that many cannot see.All in all, recommend this one highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exciting story with interesting ideas
Even before I had ever heard of this book, I wanted to do what Peter Jenkins did and just hit the road.So my judgement might be more than a little biased.
5-0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Book
Peter Jenkins wrote an book in this one.It needs to be noted that it is not a work of art, nor a great wonder in nonfiction writing.Of course, the author did not intend it to be.I found it very inspiring to read an individual's account of something of this nature.I would pass this book along to anyone searching for a read that will capture their imagination. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1951-    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Description and travel    4. Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities    5. History    6. History: American    7. Jenkins, Peter,    8. Travel    9. Travelers    10. United States    11. United States - General    12. Walking    13. History / United States / General   


142. The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home
by Viking Adult
Hardcover (17 August, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Where R U Karrie?
I maybe a fool for architectural discourse but The Perfect $100,000 House is as redolent of architectural joy as the Witold Rybczynski book of the eponymous title The Perfect House: Travels with the Master: Anrdea Palladio.Karrie Jacobs just put a price on it.
5-0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Book!
Karrie Jacob's book, The Perfect $100,000 House, tackles a problem I've been wondering about for a long time--why is the majority of housing in America today extraordinarily expensive crap?Do people in this country just have no taste, or is it that they have no choice? Is good design only for those who can afford a custom single family residence of 500K and up?
4-0 out of 5 stars Why the pre-fab movement has gained so many followers
A diary of one woman's search for what seems so reasonable on paper--a modern home on a budget--the strength of this book is its many entertaining interviews with people who are both part of the mainstream homebuilding industry and those that are trying to offer an alternative. If you've heard about pre-fab, this is a good way to learn why it's exciting--but why it only addresses part of the problem.
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Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Architecture, Domestic    3. Domestic    4. General    5. Psychological aspects    6. Residential Buildings Architecture    7. Themes, motives    8. U.S. Architecture - General    9. United States    10. Architecture / Domestic   


143. Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History
by The University of North Carolina Press
Hardcover (06 September, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)    2. History    3. History - U.S.    4. History: American    5. United States - South - General    6. United States - State & Local - General    7. United States - State & Local - South    8. 20th century    9. American Indian Federation; Appalachia; Appalachian culture; Arno B. Cammerer; Asheville, North Carolina; Blue Ridge Parkway; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Bureau of Public Roads; Cahterine Bauer; Civilian Conservation Corps; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern National Park-to-Park Highway; eminent domain; environmental history; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Fred Bauer; Fred L. Weede; George Stephens; Good Roads Movement; Grandfather Mountain; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Harold L. Ickes; Harlan P. Kelsey; Harry F. Bird; Heriot Clarkson; highway building; historic interpretation; historic preservation; historic sites; Hugh MacRae; Hugh Morton; Indian New Deal; Jarrett Blythe; John Collier; Josephus Daniels; Josiah Bailey; Kenneth McKellar; Knoxville, Tennessee; land use; landscape; landscape architecture; Linn Cove Viaduct; Linville, North Carolina; Little Switzerland; Luther H. Hodges; Mabry Mill; Mission 66; National Park Service; Native Americans; New Deal; North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission; parkways; Peaks of Otter, Virginia; Public Works Administration; regional planning; R. Getty Browning; Robert L. Doughton; Roanoke, Virginia; Sam P. Weems; Shenandoah National Park; Skyline Drive; Stanley W. Abbott; Tennessee Valley Authority; Terry Sanford; timbering; tourism; Yonahlossee Trail    10. History / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)    11. Local history    12. North Carolina    13. Transport planning & policy    14. Virginia   


144. Rick Steves' Paris 2007 (Rick Steves)
by Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (28 October, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Europe - France    2. Travel    3. Travel - Foreign    4. Travel Guides    5. France    6. Travel & holiday guides    7. Travel / Europe / France   


145. City of Darkness
by Watermark
Paperback (October, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I've ever seen!
Everyone who I have ever shown this book to has had a deep reaction to it. I wouldn't handicap this book by calling it a photography book alone, although the photos are very powerful and prominent, but the text deserves recognition aswell. Plenty of personal stories of how people made this decaying city their home. Both epic and intimate. A testament of the human animal's ability to adapt and thrive. Thank god the authors got in to Kowloon before its destruction to create this book.
4-0 out of 5 stars City of Darkness--Life in Kowloon Walled City
I was born in Hong Kong and lived in the Walled City for 2 years with my mother when I was 10. Love the photos, history, and facts about the walled city, bring back lots of memories.
5-0 out of 5 stars one of a kind
An amazing insight to the abolished walled city with beautiful photos. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Hong Kong    2. Places & peoples: general interest    3. Asian / Middle Eastern history    4. China   


146. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
by Longstreet Press
Hardcover (25 October, 1996)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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How can you join the ranks of America's wealthy (defined as people whose net worth is over one million dollars)? It's easy, say doctors Stanley and Danko, who have spent the last 20 years interviewing members of this elite club: you just have to follow seven simple rules. The first rule is, always live well below your means. The last rule is, choose your occupation wisely. You'll have to buy the book to find out the other five. It's only fair. The authors' conclusions are commonsensical. But, as they point out, their prescription often flies in the face of what we think wealthy people should do. There are no pop stars or athletes in this book, but plenty of wall-board manufacturers--particularly ones who take cheap, infrequent vacations! Stanley and Danko mercilessly show how wealth takes sacrifice, discipline, and hard work, qualities that are positively discouraged by our high-consumption society. "You aren't what you drive," admonish the authors. Somewhere, Benjamin Franklin is smiling. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Wow- I had no idea!
I guess that when you think of millionaires, you think of flashy people with nice cars and a lot of bling, but I had no Idea that there were so many BORING millionaires!I guess it's not really pboring to have over a million dollars, but I want to be able to enjoy my monye.THeat's the purpose of this book , though- to show that you have to be boring and then you can get to be a millionaire with all the money you didn't spend on fun stuff!I almost fell asleep a couple times reading this, but when I stayed awake it was really eye-opening.I won't scoff at those people who don't have "big hats" but have a lot of cattle anymore.

3-0 out of 5 stars Common Sense
Nothing really groundbreaking here.Mostly common sense.You can visit a few websites and virtually get the same info presented in this book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Unrealistic, repetitive, couldn't finish
This book was interesting at first.It shatters what most of us think the typical millionaire looks and acts like, but that only takes a chapter.After that, it just keeps repeating itself over and over."Who do you think bought the $1000 watch and who bought the lower priced watch?"Yeah, yeah, I get it; the millionaire has a lower priced watch than the overspending, no real wealth guy.
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Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Consumer Finance    5. Finance    6. Millionaires    7. Personal Finance    8. Personal Finance - General    9. Rich people    10. United States    11. Wealth    12. Places & peoples: general interest    13. USA   


147. Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors (Avon Nonfiction)
Mass Market Paperback (01 May, 1975)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Uplifting and timeless
"What would I have done, in their place?" That's the question any reader of this terrifying true story must ask, and the answer may not come easily.
4-0 out of 5 stars A nice gift: A book
This book makes a nice gift for a person who heard about the event described in the book and is interested in learning more details.

4-0 out of 5 stars Charlotte Bronte Seattle,WA
This book's controversial topic of cannibalism made it stand out from other books. Although some parts of the book dragged on, the book was overall a page turner. This book is about a clan of men and women: rugby players, their friends and family, and a few other passengers, that crash in the Andes. In the end, only sixteen men survive and to survive they have to eat the bodies of their dead friends. I like how this book describes the main characters' personalities in an accurate and honest way. In this book the characters are not portrayed as angels or demons but instead, humans. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1972    2. Accidents    3. Adventurers & Explorers    4. Aeronautics    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Cannibalism    8. Film & Video - General    9. Specific Groups - General    10. Survival (after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.)    11. Travel / Adventure    12. True stories of endurance & survival   


148. A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller
by Broadway
Hardcover (14 March, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Way too much eating
This book gets to the heart of what really constitutes a book review.Does a book get X stars because it is grammatically correct?Because the
5-0 out of 5 stars Great descriptions of her travel adventures
Here is an interesting audio that chronicles the author's various travel adventures to places such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, Crete, Scotland, Turkey and sites along the way. She and her husband travel for extended periods of time and often rent a local apartment so they can blend in with the locals. Perhaps the defining feature of this audio is the colorful description of the people and scenery they encounter, along with the useful travel tips she offers. As a former professor, she provides an excellent historical detail and a keen observer's eye. More reviews at [...].

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I had looked forward to this book so much and I was so disappointed. It was incredibly slow moving which puzzled me until I realized that these were a bunch of college lectures hobbled together. She went on and on about food but after reading Julia Child's book the descriptions were flat not exciting. If you want to read someone who appreciates food, read Child not Mayes. I really couldn't stand how she mocked other tourists because, believe it or not, Ms. Mayes you too are a tourist. If I was that cruise company, I'd send her a bill. She also seems to have a major problem with overweight people. It was a catty, boring book. I wished I had read the reviews before I bought it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Essays & Travelogues    3. General    4. Mayes, Frances    5. Travel    6. Travel - General    7. Travel Guides    8. Travel writers    9. United States    10. Travel / Essays & Travelogues   


149. A Thousand Days in Venice (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Ballantine Books
Paperback (03 June, 2003)
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Sales Rank: 17488
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Right up there with Frances Mayes, for sure.
I felt obliged to give this four stars instead of five only because I could not relate with Mrs. De Blasi not matter how hard I tried (did that rhyme?).And I DID try - very hard in fact.I found myself WANTING to relate because her's was SUCH a story of faith and risk and love and adventure.But at the end of the day, I, personally, would have booted Mr. Moody, "the stranger" out on his butt in two shakes and told him to paddle his sorry behind back down the canal.
5-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book
Few books make me both misty-eyed and laugh out loud... This was one of them.Can't recommend it highly enough, even if you don't care to move to Venice in the near future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful!
This book is truly magnificent. It is a beautiful and very realistic love story (both with the country and the man). I identified very much with the story and with Marlena's character and her willingness to put-up with a difficult husband that she is very much in love with. Marlena De Blasi is an inspiration to everyone who wishes to "always be a beginner" and who wants to live life to the fullest. This is also a very sensual book, so many flavors, smells, sensations.
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Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. De Blasi, Marlena    4. Description And Travel    5. Europe - Italy    6. General    7. Homes and haunts    8. Italy    9. Personal Memoirs    10. Social life and customs    11. Travel    12. Travelers    13. Venice    14. Venice (Italy)    15. Women    16. Biography & Autobiography / General   


150. Notes from a Small Island
by Harper Perennial
Paperback (01 May, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Reacting to an itch common to Midwesterners since there's been a Midwest from which to escape, writer Bill Bryson moved from Iowa to Britain in 1973. Working for such places as Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
I love Bill Bryson's books, even though I've criticized a couple of them. He's witty, urbane, insightful and an all around fun guy. In fact, he's my favorite liberal and one of only 4 or 5 with an I.Q. above 95. This book is just a wonderful insight into the mind of the British, and a sad eye-opener to some of the tragic destruction of the environment that made Great Britain what it was. If you want to have a wonderful, relaxing and quite funny journey through Great Britain from the eyes of an American who lived there for many years, do read this book. In fact read all of Bill's books, you won't be sorry. Thanks Bill, you're my hero!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Great stories, good humor, bad narration voice
The book is brilliant, no question about it. His stories are great, his humor dry and culturally insightful. The problem is that, like all audio books, the voice of the narrator can make or break the experience. And in this case, unfortunately, the voice of the author fails the material.
4-0 out of 5 stars Laughs galore
This is the third Bill Bryson travelogue I have read.This has several laugh-out-loud sections, particularly if you have travelled in the United Kingdom.It is excellent for relaxing on weekends or on a plane.If you have never been to the UK and don't know any British people, then don't form all your opinions based on this one book, but Bryson does a good job distilling some of the differences between our nations into an amusing few hundred pages. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Bryson, Bill    3. Civilization    4. Description and travel    5. England    6. Essays & Travelogues    7. Europe - Gt. Britain/England    8. Form - Essays    9. Journeys    10. Topic - Political    11. Travel    12. Travel - General    13. Travel / General   


151. Hidden Mickeys, 2nd Edition : A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets
by The Intrepid Traveler
Paperback (25 May, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars OK, but not complete
This book is a lot of fun, but I question some of the hidden Mickeys in the book. Some aren't exactly hidden (the Mickey's in MouseGear at EPCOT, for example) but merely decorations. Other are very questionable and really aren't hidden Mickeys at all (by this I mean, just because there are three circles together doesn't mean they are a Mickey. A true Mickey has one large circle with two smaller circle ears). Other Mickeys are just over looked. For a free list of the Mickeys, you can also just checkout SpaceCoast Hidden Mickeys on the web. Overall, it's a fun book, but don't buy it if you are looking for a real list of the Mickeys.

4-0 out of 5 stars can't wait to get searching
I really like this book because it is set up that it will be very easy to use on a vacation to the disney parks. I wish that there was a disneyland version of this book

4-0 out of 5 stars Family Fun
If you have been to Disney a ton of times, This is the book for you. If it's your first time I think you'll enjoy it as well, BUT for you returners get ready to see the park in a hole new light.Whether you're with the kids or just a bunch of fun loving adults you got to try this. The book is set up like a scavenger hunt (for hidden Mickeys) and will give you excellent hints on where to look (with out giving away the exact location) and at the same time show you the best way to see each park. As a 34 year veteran I know my way around and this is just the way I do the parks (for the most part)shortest lines and most attractions covered. The book includes a scoring system witch is great for deciding who is picking up the bill for the next meal. But how ever you do it, it is lots of fun. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Museums, Tours, Points of Interest    2. Transportation    3. Travel    4. Travel - United States    5. United States - General    6. United States - South - South Atlantic (General)    7. United States - South Atlantic - Florida    8. Transportation / General   


152. Lonely Planet China
by Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (30 May, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach.While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money. Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Tries to do too much...
China is such a massive country with a rich culture that it is a formidable task to really explore it in one book, even if it is very thick! I used this during a 2 week trip to Eastern China and found that many of the sights that we really enjoyed and seemed to attract a fair amount of tourists were really shafted in this guide book. Maps of the subway system was useful to have, but the stations themselves are very well marked. Really didn't use this as much as I have used my LP books on trips in the past.

4-0 out of 5 stars Hope it's good!
Appears to be chuck full of info.However, won't know the accuracy until I use it next month.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best for the Backpacker
Overall, "Lonely Planet" remains the best travel guide for the backpacker. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Asia - China    2. Travel    3. Travel - Foreign    4. China    5. Travel & holiday guides   


153. 2007 Atlas Large Scale Motor Carriers (Rand Mcnally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas Deluxe Edition)
by Rand McNally & Company
Spiral-bound (25 September, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 23073
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154. Traveler's Italian CD Course
by Cortina
Audio CD (24 March, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Review by an Italian language teacher
From a teacher's perspective, it's hard to find that "perfect" Italian book or audio CD to recommend to students, because I often run into these two situations: 1) the book is too in-depth and too focused on grammar; 2) the book is too superficial and more of a phrase-book for travelers, therefore not sufficient. SO, what I usually do is use a combination of books, including audio CDs, this being one of them. It has some useful information on the culture, as well as practical expressions for the brave traveler. However, my recommendation is to take a basic course before traveling to Italy, because even knowing a few simple sentences can get you a long way. Also, in a group setting you'll be able to ask specific questions and to practice with others.I'm sure that if you check with your local community college, there are some short continuing education courses for foreign languages. Non dimenticare! Don't forget: the trick in learning a language is repetition, so any audio CD that gets you to repeat the words over and over again, is great practice. The more you repeat, the more you'll remember!It's like learning a song: you can't sing a song you've heard only 1 time, but if you hear it over and over, you'll be able to sing all the lyrics!! So, keep up the good work! If you need information on traveling to Italy and books to learn Italian, you can also contact me: nada@nadasitaly.com

5-0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted for my trip to Italy...
The exercises are easy and useful... the voices on the CDs are clear and pleasant.I would recommend this purchase to anyone traveling to Italy, hoping to communicate at the most basic level ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Audio - Language    2. English as a Second Language    3. Foreign Language Study    4. Italian    5. Language    6. Unabridged Audio - Misc.Nonfiction    7. Foreign Language Study / Italian   


155. The 10 Best of Everything: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers (Passport to the Best)
by National Geographic
Paperback (21 March, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 9078
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Of Everything, Anywhere On This Little Blue World
If. If. If. If only life was made for carefree voyages of exploration around this planet of ours. 10 Best of Everything is another volume in the genre of fantasy tourism. (Because who on earth could ever do even one fraction of everything that's listed?) This thick book details the best sites on earth in such categories as best golf courses, best tea shoppes, best sites along the Silk Road, best airlines to take, best places in the US National Park system, best sites in Rome, best places to have a good steak, best places to go in the Loire Valley, and many more bests as well. This is a nice book to peruse and if time and money were not factors, spending one's days trekking through the recommendations here would make for a memorable lifetime. 10 Best has beautiful photography worthy of the imprimatur of the National Geographic Society that rests on its cover, and everyone can probably find something in here that actually registers as a destination on their ultimate vacation list. Where other guides might be heavy on words, this one is loaded with illustrationsand bite-sized snippets of fact, and it's as enjoyable to look at this lavish, heavyweight book as it is to read its well-written descriptions of cities, roadways, restaurants, hotels, diving expeditions, and the shopping malls of Madrid. It's a fun book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Choice, top picks.
Travel connoisseurs and armchair readers alike will relish these descriptions of some thirty top trips gathered by veteran travelers Nathaniel and Andrew Lande: trips to museums, ski and tropical resorts, gardens, train trips and more. Also included are cruises, wines, hideaways, and landmarks on nearly every continent. The authors are a world traveler and a food and wine expert: their recommendations are choice, top picks.
5-0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Companion
This superb book immediately earned a place of honor on the shelf of Very Special Favorites in my personal library, and has retained that position each time I've succumbed to the delightful temptation of re-reading it.I recommend it enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.
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156. Frommer's Hawaii 2007 (Frommer's Complete)
by Frommers
Paperback (05 September, 2006)
list price: $19.99 -- our price: $13.59
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Isbn: 0470008652
Sales Rank: 7735
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
I like this book fairly well. It's got all kinds of information in it, which actually may be hard to wade through if you know which island you're going to, and you have to pass over the other island sections.
3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but...
If you buy this, don't bother buying Frommer's Hawaii From $80 A Day. Most of it is word for word.

2-0 out of 5 stars Is it current information?
I recently returned from Maui and used Frommer's 2005 along with another popular 2005 edition as a guide.Both provided current accurate information on lodging and activities and the other guide provided consistently accurate information on restaurants but I was surprised by the amount of either out of date or erroneous restaurant information in the Frommer's book.On one occasion we drove across the island for lunch at a recommended restaurant only to find out they are not open for lunch on any day.We went to another restaurant for dinner partly because of a dessert that Frommer's raved about.When we tried to order the dessert our waiter informed us they had not served that dessert in years.On another occasion we selected a restaurant based on a few specific dishes mentioned in Frommer's.When we arrived we did not find any of the items that interested us from the Frommer's guide on the menu.
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Subjects:  1. Travel    2. Travel - United States    3. Travel Guides - U.S.    4. United States - Pacific - Hawaii    5. United States - West - Pacific (General)    6. Hawaii    7. Travel & holiday guides    8. Travel / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)   


157. Lonely Planet Italy
by Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (January, 2006)
list price: $25.99 -- our price: $17.15
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Isbn: 1741043034
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach.While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet Italy
This is the 3rd edition of Lonely Planet Italy that I've purchased in the past 6 years.They seem to get better with each new edition.I hightly recommend it for anyone traveling to this beautiful country!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money.
Before embarking on a 2 month trip to Italy a friend let me borrow Rick Steve's guide and said that it was better. I was skeptical but took the book anyway figuring it might come in handy on such a long trip. She was right. Rick Steve's organizes information in a much clearer and more intuitive way. This comes in handy when you're standing in a busy square, you haven't eaten all day and everything you've tried so far has been a jip and you just want someone to tell you where you can find a good deal. Flipping through Lonely Planet you might think you've been handed a manual on how to overhaul an engine - overloaded with information poorly organized. Rick Steve's book on the other hand is a breath of fresh air or, to put it more tritely, a helping hand. Not to mention that his guides have a personal touch and some of Rick Steve's own character sewn into them. After some time you really get the sense that he's there with you, helping you along (- now isn't that sweet!).

4-0 out of 5 stars Experience from living in rome and using the book
I've been living in Rome for about a month and a half now and I would consider the LP book average relative to other books I've seen. Most of the places to sleep and eat are overly expensive. I don't know about the average traveler, but as a college student backpacking through Europe, I hoped to find meals that were maybe at max $25 (which you can totally find if you're smart about it).
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158. India (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
by DK Travel
Turtleback (01 September, 2002)
list price: $30.00 -- our price: $19.80
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Isbn: 0789483955
Sales Rank: 27300
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not practical for serious travel
I bought this book before moving to India, hoping it would make traveling in the country easier. I was disappointed. There is no practical information in this book. Train times, bus fares, budget hotels, and more useful information is completely ignored. The only plus to the book is sometimes helpful information is given on art history and monument history, but overall I would only recommend the Lonely Planet guide for those looking to really see and experience India.

5-0 out of 5 stars A thing of beauty - A joy for ever
Just been to Goa and this book was a great reference for the places to visit.
5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book
This is a beautifully done book. The pictures are amazing and very well done. This simply stands out. Great work guys! ... Read more

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159. World Cruising Routes
by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Hardcover (01 August, 2002)
list price: $49.95 -- our price: $32.97
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Isbn: 007140869X
Sales Rank: 10768
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not for the armchair cruiser
I would someday like to cruise around the world, and I bought this book in the hopes of learning more about the possible routes so that I could make some preliminary plans. I'm sure it will come in handy in a few years, but for now, it's overwhelming.5-0 out of 5 stars World Cruising Routes
An absolute necessity for any small yacht going to sea.It is logically compiled and written.Jimmy Cornell has written a book that is exactly what every sailor needs...guidance in getting from port a to port b efficiently, safely, and with the best possible winds and weather.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Map
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160. This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind
by Harvest Books
Paperback (19 February, 1980)
list price: $14.00 -- our price: $11.20
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Isbn: 0156899825
Sales Rank: 18941
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind
The author "Ivan Doig" introduces Montana through his youthful eye and shares his rememberances of growing up in Montana. If you have yet to read any of Mr. Doig's excellent books or are already a fan; this book is not to be missed.

3-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I thoroughly enjoyed the book.The clincher was the realism and affection written into the characters.The work shares a time and place long since gone in this country.It makes one wonder if their own generation can live up to the character and accomplishments of the ones in the book.

4-0 out of 5 stars This House of Sky, Tim Gauthier
The House of Sky was a good book because Ivan Doig talks about his experiences he went through in the town of White Sulfur Springs. He talks about his fathers experiences while he was growing up and how he dealed with them. ... Read more

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