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Frommer's Places Where You Can Make a Difference (USED)

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Inspired by the eye-opening events of 9/11, the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, more and more people are waking up to the value of service - and realizing that their vacation may be the best place to incorporate it into their hectic lives. Even more profoundly, many travelers are deciding that the best way to recharge may not be lying on a beach, but stepping outside of their normal routine to make a difference in the lives of others. The result is an experience that allows travelers to explore a culture in great depth, make new friends, and come home feeling that they have learned and benefited even more than those they have helped.

The book will provide a diverse range of volunteer vacations, with most trips easily accomplished within a one or two-week vacation. Following the highly successful format of Frommer's 500 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up, chapters will be organized by subject, providing dozens of unique vacation ideas for any traveler:

  • Introduction: How you know if a volunteer vacation is right for you, and what to ask
  • Sharing your knowledge: teaching vacations
  • Animal welfare: surveying wildlife, animal rescue
  • Working with children: orphanages, at-risk youth, street kids
  • Scientific research: archaeology, marine life
  • Healing the environment: conservation work, trail building, tree planting
  • Building better communities: construction projects and manual labor
  • Share the health: AIDS education, working with the disabled, feeding the hungry
  • Teaching through sport: coaching and training
  • Bridging cultures: working with indigenous peoples, historical preservation, music
  • Special events: becoming a festival volunteer
  • Crossing generations: helping seniors
  • Getting political: elections, human rights, refugee relief, community organizing
  • Peace-building: conflict resolution and security
  • Religious service: retreats and faith-based assistance
  • Bringing expertise: opportunities for those with specialized skills
  • Serving your kids: children-friendly trips that will open their eyes to the world
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    Frommer's Santa Fe, Taos, & Albuquerque (USED)

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    America's #1 bestselling travel series

    Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer's Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.

  • More annually updated guides than any other series
  • 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides
  • Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries
  • Dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design
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    Frommers Chicago with Kids (USED)

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  • Opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • All Kids guides offer user-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, special moments, and overrated experiences.
  • The latest, savviest trip-planning advice--from saving money on airfares to renting a cell phone abroad to the latest advice on sustainable travel-to help readers make the most of their time and money.
  • Germany (USED)

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    Packed with photographs, illustrations, and detailed maps, discover Germany from the country's beautiful castles and cathedrals to the popular beer halls and festivals. "Eyewitness Travel Guide: Germany" provides all the insider tips every visitor needs from where to find the best food and Christmas markets to ideas for walks and hikes with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, restaurants and night life in each region for all budgets. Including 3D cutaways and floor-plans of all the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of many of the great German towns and cities, "Eyewitness Travel Guide: Germany" explores the culture, architecture, history and art of this diverse country not forgetting to mention the best national parks and outdoor activities."

    Green Guide Paris (USED)

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    Holland & Amsterdam Fotoguide w/ fold up citymap of Amsterdam and fold up roadmap of Netherlands (USED)

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    Hunting Mister Heartbreak (USED)

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    In the Himalayas Journeys Through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan (USED)

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    The newest Bernstein work explores the wondrous Himalayan countries of the Indian subcontinent--from their rich history to his first-hand observation of today's pressures and conflicts.

    Italian Days (USED)

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    This book is a journey down the Italian peninsula that will make even the most experienced traveler relive its splendor anew. Harrison offers a fascinating mixture of Italian history, politics, folklore, food, architecture, art, and literature.
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    Italian Journeys (USED)

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    In 1861, in recognition of his service to the election campaign of the previous year, Abraham Lincoln appointed William Dean Howells consul to Venice. Howells lived in Italy for four years during the pivotal and tumultuous years of Italian reunification. Italian Journeys describes Howells' adventures across the country--from Genoa, a hotbed of nationalistic fervor from where Garibaldi had led the Expedition of the Thousand only a year before; to the cultural and political powerhouse of Naples, which had only just become part of the kingdom of Italy; and on to Rome, the focus for the hopes of a fractured country. Traveling by land and sea, Howells was inspired at every turn--as much by the fevered events of the time as by the cultural and historical wealth of the country--and his beautifully rendered portrait has become a classic of travel literature, essential for all Italophiles.

    Jamaica By Air: A Bird's Eye View of Paradise (USED)

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    Lighthouses and Legends of the Hudson (USED)

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    Little Rhody & the Other 49

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    Living Aboard Your RV (USED)

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    Help you decide if RVing is the right choice for you, taking you through various steps of hitting the road full time. This book enables to: choose the best RV and equipment; use the Internet to earn a living, manage your finances, and stay in touch; and, home-school your kids and keep them involved and learning on the road.
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    Living Abroad in Belize (USED)

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    Imagine living in Belize. Author Lan Sluder left his life as a newspaper editor to make a home there, and shows readers how to make their own dreams take shape. With Lan's expertise, future expats will get the information they need on visas, money, jobs, housing, health, language, culture, and history. Whether it's a thatched cabana in Placencia, a jungle hideaway in the Cayo District, or a retreat in lively Ambergris Caye, there's a place that matches their budget, needs, and dreams. With Living Abroad in Belize, it's easy to make the dream become a reality.

    Living Treasures: An Odyssey Through China's Extraordinary Nature Reserves (USED)

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    Lonely Planet Japan (USED)

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    From the swirling streets, soaring skyscrapers & avant-garde galleries of Tokyo to the rustic elegance of a forgotten mountain temple, this guidebook will help you explore the intriguing culture & sights of classical & contemporary Japan.

    Lonely Planet New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (USED)

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    Lonely Planet Tokyo Encounter (USED)

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    This travel guide to Tokyo enables short-stay travellers to make the most of their time. Information is provided on where to eat, sleep and shop and an itineraries chapter allows the traveller to plan their time effectively.

    Longwood Gardens; The Ultimate Garden Treasure (USED)

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    Metro Boston Eastern Massachusetts Street Atlas (USED)

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    Large scale street atlas with street level detail includes community profiles, individual community maps, community statistics, schools and colleges, public transportation maps, tourist information, index on corresponding map pages, an address locator, places of interest and much more street map coverage of all communities in eastern Massachusetts.
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    Metro Worcester Central Massachusetts Street Atlas (USED)

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    Large scale atlas with street level detail includes city & town statistics, community profiles, individual community maps, index on corresponding map pages, zip codes, a Central Massachusetts Highway Map, places of interest and street map coverage of 85 communities in Worcester County and parts of Franklin, Hampshire, Hamden and Middlesex Counties. Areas included in this atlas are Ashby, Athol, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, Dunstable, Fitchburg, Gardener, Grafton, Groton, Hardwick, Harvard, Hopkinton, Hubbardston, Leominster, Mendon, Millbury, Milville, Monson, Oakham, Oxford, Palmer, Paxton, Royalston, Shrewsbury, Spencer, Sterling, Sutton, Templeton, Warren, Warwick and Webster.

    Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure (USED)

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    Montreal Botanical Garder, Biodome (USED)

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    More Walks and Rambles in Rhode Island (USED)

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    Mount Vernon; A Handbook (USED)

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    National Parks of North America (USED)

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    The first and only complete compendium of all 43 national parks in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this reference make a terrific source for vacation ideas, a beautiful addition to a home library, and a handsome gift. More than 350 color photos and diagrams. 30 maps.

    New England's Ghostly Haunts (USED)

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    The best seller in the series. Real hauntings experienced by the author and his friends, including the story of America's first ghost, who was seen by hundreds of people in Maine. There is a chapter on New Hampshire's "Good Ghosts," and another on "Where to go ghost hunting." Do not read at night!

    New England; Land of Scenic Splendor (USED)

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    This popular volume thematically explores the vibrant people, beauty, and history of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. It further offers complete coverage--including maps--of this vacation choice for thousands each year. Over 100 full-color photographs.
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    Official 2018 Newport Tour Gudies & Greeters Handbook (USED)

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    This Handbook is for history majors, tourism leaders, museum directors, job-seekers, and anyone interested in knowing more about the important work of tour guides and greeters in Newport, Rhode Island. It is also useful for anyone considering a part-time or full-time career in the travel and tourism industry. The illustrated Handbook, updated yearly, provides names of tour guide companies, a brief history of Newport, a list of museums, harbor cruise companies, vineyards, and information about a variety of other tour businesses. The Handbook is updated weekly on the Handbook's Facebook page.
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    Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg (USED)

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    Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love

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    What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sports teams and shrines?

    Perhaps the question should be: Who defines Boston? From Henry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many of America's greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women to capture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor Andrew Blauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston area writers past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this great city by providing almost all brand-new works.

    From Mike Barnicle to Pico Iyer, Susan Orlean to George Plimpton, Leigh Montville to Lesley Visser, Pagan Kennedy to James Atlas, here is a collection of the best essays by our best writers on one of America's greatest cities.

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    Passage to Juneau (USED)

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    With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat.

    But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest's Indians and its first European explorers-- between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss.

    Pedaling the Ends of the Earth (USED)

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    People of Yellowstone (USED)

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    Preserving America's Past (USED)

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    Quiet Water Canoe Guide; Massachusetts Connecticut Rhode Island (USED)

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    Great family canoeing! Like taking a nature walk on water. Detailed descriptions with maps and photographs, local camping and picnicking, driving, parking, and canoe put-in directions; illustrated nature essays; tips on safety and equipment.

    "Alex Wilson will save you hundreds of hours by his accurate, and detailed descriptions". -- Jim Mack, Executive Director, United States Canoe Association

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    Recommended Country Inns New England (USED)

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    Now in its 18th edition, Elizabeth Squier's guidebook is opinionated and comprehensive in its coverage of the best country inns in the states that comprise New England. Inns deserving special recommendation are described in fuller detail.
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    Recommended Country Inns New England (USED)

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    Discover the best inn for a romantic getaway, family vacation, business conference, or special celebration. This lively and opinionated guidebook provides comprehensive details of New England's best inns. Selections are based on merit; no inn has paid to be included. Inns deserving special commendation--not just the most expensive--receive Top Pick status and are described in fuller detail. This book is designed to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
    Includes:
    *Comprehensive listings of inns for each region
    *At-a-glance icons to easily identify inns suited to individual needs
    *Special feature indexes
    *Entertaining sidebars
    *Updated rates, directions, e-mail, and Web site information

    Rhode Island Card

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    RIght to Crow

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    Rock 'n Roll Road Trip (USED)

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    Romantic Days and Nights in Boston (USED)

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    Romantic Days and Nights "TM" ... Carefully researched itineraries in each guide offer the finest inside information on lodging, dining, and nightlife in the best-loved and best-to-be-loved-in cities all over the country.
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    Route 66 Adventure Handbook

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    Route 66 Adventure Handbook is your personal guide to the vanishing American roadside, with all of its exuberance, splendor, and absurdity.

    For this updated and expanded fourth edition, Drew Knowles has included it all: magnificent architecture, natural wonders, Art Deco masterpieces, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artifacts and icons, and kitschy tourist traps. The addition of city maps, showing the multiple paths of Route 66 and displaying the exact locations of points of interest, is a major improvement over the already critically acclaimed third edition of the book. The fourth edition also includes hundreds of beautiful new photographs and the addition of dozens of new attractions.

    Filled with wonderfully quirky side trips and fun bits of trivia, Route 66 Adventure Handbook is the most authoritative resource for anyone looking to explore the Mother Road. Fasten your seatbelts!

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    San Francisco: Photographs by Santi Visalli (USED)

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    A lavishly illustrated celebration of San Franscisco takes readers on a visual tour of the city's most beautiful sights--the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Lombard Hill, among others.

    Santo Domingo and Providence Tourist Guide

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    Season of Stones; Living in a Palestinian Village (USED)

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    Secret Rhode Island Cards

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    Shaker Heritage Guidebook (USED)

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    Since the World Began (USED)

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    Since the World Began - Walt Disney World: The First 25 Years is the first and only concise, authorized history of "The Vacation Kingdom of the World." This lavish, entertaining, and absolutely unique history of Walt Disney's city of dreams tells the story of America's most popular tourist attraction, beginning with the success of Disneyland and Walt Disney's personal vision of a futuristic planned city in central Florida. There is also a special look at the visionary future of the World, including the eagerly anticipated opening of Disney's Animal Kingdom. With sidebars sharing insider stories, including the scoop on the World's spectacular landscaping, ingenious environmental awareness programs, and state-of-the-art technology, Since the World Began also features a behind-the-scenes peek at the underground "first floor" of the Magic Kingdom and offers insight into the special training Walt Disney World "cast members" undertake.