Frommer s Easyguide to Seattle Portland and the Oregon Coast

Frommer s Easyguide to Seattle  Portland and the Oregon Coast Author Donald Olson
ISBN-10 1628871202
Year 2014-09-11
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Frommermedia Llc
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Large numbers of travelers head to the great cities and natural attractions of the Pacific Northwest for their holidays and vacations. Seattle is a dynamic metropolis of theaters, museums, shops and superb restaurants; Portland, the "City of Roses", is a fun-loving place of numerous beer festivals, alongside theaters of performing arts, parks and gardens. As for the Pacific Coast Highway, it supplies a breathtaking motoring experience, all well captured in this new EasyGuide.

Frommer s Portland Day by Day

Frommer s Portland Day by Day Author Donald Olson
ISBN-10 1628873000
Year 2016-08-16
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Frommermedia
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Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of "Stumptown" in a short time with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor information, "Frommer's Portland day by day" is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you'll find: - Full color throughout with scores of photos and dozens of maps - Sample one- to three-day itineraries that include Portland with Kids, Rainy Day Portland, Offbeat Portland, and more - A thorough discussion of side trips to the Willamette Valley (Portland wine country), Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, the Hood River, and the Oregon Coast - Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions--all to clue readers in on great finds and values - Exact pricing so there s never any guessing - A tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet, as well as bulleted maps throughout."

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Author Rinker Buck
ISBN-10 9781451659160
Year 2015-06-30
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.

The California Garden Tour

The California Garden Tour Author Donald Olson
ISBN-10 9781604698305
Year 2017-08-09
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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A fantastic garden journey that only California can provide In The California Garden Tour, veteran travel writer Donald Olson highlights 50 outstanding public gardens and provides all the information you need to make the most of your visit. From San Francisco and the East Bay to Palm Springs and San Diego, Olson includes iconic gardens like the Getty Center, new favorites like Alcatraz, and uniquely Californian destinations like Lotusland and Sunnylands. The easy-to-use format includes visitor information, an evocative description, and full color photography for each garden.

The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour

The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour Author Donald Olson
ISBN-10 9781604696431
Year 2014-07-23
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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“Your must-visit list of Northwest gardens is finally organized and illustrated.” —Sunset Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia have a wealth of top-notch public gardens. In The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour veteran travel writer Donald Olson highlights sixty of the most outstanding options and provides all the information you need to make the most of your visit. This gorgeous and useful guide includes cherished public gardens and a handful of the most groundbreaking nurseries. Packed with memorable stories and stunning photography, it is a fantastic garden tour that only the scenic Pacific Northwest can provide.

Frommer s EasyGuide to New York City 2017

Frommer s EasyGuide to New York City 2017 Author Pauline Frommer
ISBN-10 1628872764
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Frommermedia
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Pauline Frommer's highly-personal guide to her own home city has, in previous editions, twice been named "Best Guidebook of the Year" by the North American Travel Journalists Association. It has been the best-selling guide to the city for the last three years. Though she deals with luxury choices as well as bargains, she makes a special effort to overcome New York's reputation for stratospheric prices, ferreting out scores of moderately-priced options in lodgings, meals, attractions, entertainment and more. Like all Easy Guides, this annually-researched and popular best-seller is "Quick to Read, Light to Carry"--and colorfully written. Fully updated yearly, and printed in large, easy-to-read type, the book contains: - Handy pull-out map and bulleted maps throughout - Self-guided walking tours - Exact prices and subway directions for every listing in the book, so there are never any nasty surprises - Opinionated advice on what to see and what to skip - Insightful discussions of New York’s history and culture -16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs, at the front of the book plus black and white photos throughout

Walking the Bible

Walking the Bible Author Bruce Feiler
ISBN-10 9780062390899
Year 2014-11-25
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey—by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel—through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most storied events.