Devon, Cornwall and South West
Author: Daniel Start,Tania Pascoe
Publisher: Wild Guides
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
In this book readers are taken to 500 amazing wild locations with 30 weekend itineraries
Author: Charles Metcalfe,Kathryn McWhirter
Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild
This guide is for the independent traveller who loves good wine and food, but also wants to discover country - not just the beaches. The authors lead you around edible Lisbon and Porto, and the stunning countryside of undiscovered inland Portugal, keeping a special eye out everywhere for wine. Illustrated throughout with maps, photos and charts.
Discover the Most Beautiful Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of France
Author: Daniel Start
Publisher: Wild Things
"Swim beneath the great châteaux of the Loire and plunge into the azure-blue pools of Provence. relax in the secret hot springs of the Pyrenees and discover the unspoilt crater lakes of the Mont-Dore."--Back cover.
40 Graded Short and Multi-day Walks Throughout the Country
Author: Simon Whitmarsh,Andrew Mok
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
Portugal is something of an undiscovered gem for hikers, offering beautiful, diverse landscapes and vast amounts of space. Thanks to its variety of micro-climates, it is possible to find pleasant walking conditions in all seasons, and the multitude of trails boast fantastic scenery and are rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guide describes 40 graded walks, ranging from gentle family strolls to strenuous mountain hikes (including Portugal's highest peak) and multi-day routes. The walks are spread throughout Portugal, with a focus on the country's many natural and national parks, including Peneda-Gerês, Serra da Estrela and Costa Vicentina. Clear route description is illustrated with 1:50,000 mapping and a route summary table makes it easy to choose the right walk. As well as practical travel advice, there is information on Portugal's geology, history, plants, wildlife and agriculture and on numerous local points of interest. From the rugged mountains of the north to the UNESCO-listed Rio Douro river valley, from traditional schist villages to the unique geology of the Algarve coast, the walks have been carefully selected to showcase some of the best Portugal has to offer. They take in granite peaks, wildflower meadows, woodland, waterfalls, castles, churches and archeological remains. With routes suitable for most ambitions and abilities, what further inspiration do you need to discover the myriad delights of this wonderful, yet frequently overlooked, destination?
Author: John Weller,Lola Culsan
SWIMMING & DIVING. Discover over 150 magical places to swim and explore in Spain. With stunning photography this book reveals the best crystal mountain lakes, secluded lake-side beaches, and turquoise pools hidden deep in waterfall-filled gorges. With recommendations for places to camp and eat this is all you need to take you off the beaten track.
A Traveller's Guide
Author: Frederic V. Grunfeld,Teresa Farino
Publisher: Sheldrake Press
Category: Country life
Drive through the Sierra Morena in winter and hear pebbles from swollen streams crashing on the car roof, or unwind on a thyme-scented Guadalajara hillside to the flute-like tinkling of sheep bells at dusk. Here the author indulges his own fancies while offering travelers an up-to-date guide to wild Spain. Full-color photos and maps.
Discover the Most Beautiful Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Italy
Author: Michele Tameni
The 'Wild Swimming' series travels to Italy to explore freshwater lakes, mountains and lagoons. Dip into the emerald-green plunge pools of Sicily and swim at river beaches in Campania. Discover the secret hot springs of Tuscany and amazing waterfalls of the Dolomiti, and explore the hidden shores Lake Como and Garda.
Author: Anne de Stoop,Jérôme Darblay,Caroline Champenois
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Anne de Stoops love affair with Portugal began over twenty years ago, and her knowledge and infectious delight are reflected in this book. Her lively text vividly evokes the countrys great diversity: the Minho and Douro regions in the North of Portugal, renowned for their fertile landscapes and famous port wines; the busy markets of Oporto; the elegant country estates and lavish gardens,whose sophisticated designs reflect a rich architectural heritage; the urban pleasures and baroque opulence of Lisbon; the bright colors and sparkling white villages of the sun-drenched Alentejo; and the unspoiled beaches of the Algarve, where the vestiges of five centuries of Muslim civilization contribute to the unique charm of this region on the Mediterranean Sea.
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Duck and Goose face a challenge to their friendship when an enthusiastic young duck moves into their neighborhood who wants to play--and win--all sorts of games.
Author: Jessica Powell
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Category: Literary Criticism
For centuries Paris was the destination of writers from the provinces and from across the ocean, and the city swiftly became an integral part of the lives and work of those who went there. Literary Paris profiles thirty writers and the apartments, cafes, bistros, theaters, museums, and other places central to their daily lives and featured in their work. Literary Paris opens with Moliere, whose farces lampooning man’s vanity and hypocrisy delighted the royal courts. In the next century, we glimpse the destitute Zola, so hungry that he ate sparrows caught on his windowsill, and the perpetually bankrupt Balzac who, hoping to evade creditors, required friends to give a secret phrase–“Apple season has arrived” or “I come with lace from Belgium”–to gain admittance into his quarters. Among the twentieth-century writers profiled are Georges Simenon, creator of wildly popular detective novels, who in Paris began an affair with the sensational Josephine Baker; F. Scott Fitzgerald, who, instead of finding the “new rhythm” he sought, burned through his money and talent in the City of Light; as well as Henry Miller, George Orwell, James Baldwin. Women writers include the scandalous Colette; George Sand, friend of Lizst and lover of Chopin; and the sophisticated New Yorker correspondent Janet Flanner. Great city landmarks are here, including Notre Dame Cathedral, where Quasimodo imprisoned Esmerelda in Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, and the Louvre, where in 1911 the Mona Lisa vanished in a scandal that ruined the poet Guillame Apollinaire. Also featured are the beloved cafes integral to the city’s culture, such as Café Flore, where Simone de Beauvoir claimed a spot by the stove each morning to write while her lover, Jean-Paul Sartre, was off at war.
Author: Veerle Helsen
Publisher: Lannoo Publishers
"Just imagine: a beach in the middle of nowhere. You can see a camper with sea view. You can hear Portuguese music coming from the speakers. The canopy is out and there are some chairs underneath. On the table is a plate of freshly grilled fish and a glass of vinho verde. Welcome to my surfer's life." "Living to the rhythm of the sea" "The waves, the flowing shapes, the poetry of the sea: surfing is, in fact, a distinctly female sport." Lifestyle journalist Veerle Helsen went 'out-of-office' for six months, bought an old camper and travelled by herself along the Spanish and Portuguese coastline. Ever true to her motto "surf, see, sleep & eat", she combines three of her passions in this book: surfing, travelling and discovering hidden gems. How about a heavenly holiday mansion where there's a tree growing through the roof? Or an architectural public swimming pool that's hidden between rocks and the sea? She searched and found camper spots so quiet she could stay there for days without seeing another soul. Secret beaches that aren't indicated on the map where one can sit back and watch the waves. Veerle Helsen dismisses the classic tourist image of Spain and Portugal and writes about a completely different world: untouched, fierce and free, with little beach bars serving the very fish they caught earlier that day, and roads wrapping themselves around cliffs and dunes, sheltered by pine trees and maintaining the view of sandcastles on the beach. While she drove, her drone was beside her on the passenger seat and her surf board was on the roof. This guide transcends the cliches and avoids the classic tourist traps. 'Sea' you soon! AUTHOR: Die-hard surfer, Veerle Helsen, works as an interior design and architecture journalist. She travelled along the coastline of Spain and Portugal to write this surfing guide. SELLING POINTS: * Discover surf spots, as well as authentic beach restaurants, hidden hotels, architectural gems, secret camper sites and the most idyllic road and surf trips * Drone footage of the surf coasts of Spain and Portugal like you've never seen before * Surprising combination of surfing, campers and authentic places-to-be * A must-read for anyone who loves the sea and the waves 200 colour, 40 b/w illustrations
Author: Tania Pascoe
This British travel guide charts lesser known gardens, spectacular meadows, the best kitchen garden food, plus wild places to camp and stay. From traditional cottage gardens and walled-gardens, to newly designed gardens planted for bees and nature, it will appeal to garden-lovers, foodies and nature-lovers of all ages.
Author: Gabrielle Collison
Publisher: Cabal Group Limited
Category: Home ownership
In this straightforward guide Collison shares her tips on how to minimize the risks of buying property in Portugal and enjoying a trouble-free purchase.
360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and where to find them
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Featuring communist bunkers, burning gas craters and at least one sponge-rock fluorescent grotto built by Polish monks, this book reveals weird and wonderful sights the crowds don't reach. We've all heard of India's Taj Mahal, but what about Karna Mata Temple? It's a building teeming with rats so revered they enjoy A-list treatment with daily offerings of milk and fruit. It's no secret that visitors to Berlin can see parts of its infamous Wall still standing in the city. Not so many people know that segments of the wall have travelled all around the world and can be found in places including Los Angeles, Japan and Iceland. Stonehenge is one of the UK's most popular tourist sites. So why not beat the crowds and head to Nebraska instead, where you can marvel at a Carhenge - a replica of the great monolith site constructed entirely from vintage cars. This packed and fascinating title takes its readers on a journey through the world's lesser known marvels. Dive into an underworld of the planet's most surprising, fun, perplexing, kitsch and downright bizarre sights - and explore human stories and mysterious happenings that you won't find inside a regular guidebook. From eerie natural wonders to historical oddities and bizarre architecture, this is a travel companion for the incurably curious. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Around London and South East England
Author: Daniel Start,Lucy Grewcock,Elsa Hammond
Following the success of the 'Wild Swimming' titles, the adventure continues. In this book, Daniel Start takes readers to 500 amazing wild locations with 30 weekend itineraries.