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Off the Beaten Page

The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways
Author: Terri Peterson Smith
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613744293
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
View: 8008
Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a "Devil in the White City" view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features "beyond the book" experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.

    • Travel

Off the Beaten Path

A Travel Guide to More Than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting
Author: Reader's Digest
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 0762104244
Category: Travel
Page: 384
View: 869
Arranged by state, this illustrated travel guide features more than one thousand unique and varied places around the country, including scenic back roads, country villages, and secluded beaches.

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Michigan Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Jim Dufresne,Jackie Sheckler Finch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493001728
Category: Travel
Page: 288
View: 1066
Michigan Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Michigan Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Michigan that other guidebooks just don't offer.

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Hawaii Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Sean Pager,Carrie Frasure
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762446
Category: Travel
Page: 320
View: 7504
Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Hawaii Off the Beaten Path show you the Aloha State you never knew existed. Pay respect to the 700-pound crystal shivalingam and experience a daily puja (purification ritual) at Kauai’s Hindu Monastery. Hike through the natural splendor of Waipio Valley to reach Hiilawe Falls. Dropping more than 1,200 feet in free fall, the waters of Hiilawe make the longest unbroken descent in Hawaii. Follow Jack London’s trail on Kalae Stables’ “world-famous Moloka`i mule ride” to Kalaupapa Peninsula. Or dine on a “plate lunch,” the quintessential meal of Hilo, at Cafe 100, the city’s first drive-in. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

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Louisiana Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Gay N. Martin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756276
Category: Travel
Page: 192
View: 3398
Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Louisiana Off the Beaten Path show you the Pelican State you never knew existed.

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Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Martin Hintz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762786191
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 9952
Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Wisconsin that other guidebooks just don't offer.

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Florida Off the Beaten Path®

Discover Your Fun
Author: Diana Gleasner,Bill Gleasner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493027883
Category: Travel
Page: 216
View: 8863
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Florida Off the Beaten Path shows you the Sunshine State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed––from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

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Off the Beaten (Subway) Track

New York City's Best Unusual Attractions
Author: Suzanne Reisman
Publisher: Cumberland House
ISBN: 9781630263935
Category: Travel
Page: 242
View: 2323
While it may seem that every possible topic about New York City's attractions has been written about, 'Off the Beaten (Subway) Track' is the first book to focus on the hundreds of off-the-beaten-path destinations in the city. Some are small museums, others are historic places long forgotten, some are stores that sell only odd things, and some are distinguished for their claim to fame as the world's largest/smallest whatever. All of them are notable for the passion with which their proprietors and curators care for them, and all can be visited via the subway system as the author directs readers to which of the city's 486 subway stations will get them closest.

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Alabama Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Jackie Sheckler Finch,Gay N. Martin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014099
Category: Travel
Page: 224
View: 3503
Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Alabama Off the Beaten Path show you the Alabama you never knew existed. Go spelunking and discover stalagmitic formations at Cathedral Caverns. Take a walk through history at Fort Morgan then hop the Mobile Bay Ferry for Fort Gaines. Rejoice if you are a fan of Hank Williams and follow the country music legend through the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to the life-size statue of Hank Williams, then to the Hank WilliamsMuseumand Hank Williams, Sr.,Boyhood Home and Museum. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

    • History

Heidegger: Off the Beaten Track


Author: Martin Heidegger,Julian Young,Kenneth Haynes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521805070
Category: History
Page: 291
View: 8684
The first English translation to bring together the texts originally published under the title Holzwege.

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Idaho Off the Beaten Path®

Discover Your Fun
Author: Julie Fanselow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493027867
Category: Travel
Page: 192
View: 4245
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Idaho Off the Beaten Path shows you the Gem State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed––from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

    • History

The Last Fish Tale

The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345507738
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 1936
The bestselling author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural, and social history. Now, in his most colorful, personal, and important book to date, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a disappearing way of life: fishing–how it has thrived in and defined one particular town for centuries, and what its imperiled future means for the rest of the world. The culture of fishing is vanishing, and consequently, coastal societies are changing in unprecedented ways. The once thriving fishing communities of Rockport, Nantucket, Newport, Mystic, and many other coastal towns from Newfoundland to Florida and along the West Coast have been forced to abandon their roots and become tourist destinations instead. Gloucester, Massachusetts, however, is a rare survivor. The livelihood of America’s oldest fishing port has always been rooted in the life and culture of commercial fishing. The Gloucester story began in 1004 with the arrival of the Vikings. Six hundred years later, Captain John Smith championed the bountiful waters off the coast of Gloucester, convincing new settlers to come to the area and start a new way of life. Gloucester became the most productive fishery in New England, its people prospering from the seemingly endless supply of cod and halibut. With the introduction of a faster fishing boat–the schooner–the industry flourished. In the twentieth century, the arrival of Portuguese, Jews, and Sicilians turned the bustling center into a melting pot. Artists and writers such as Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, and T. S. Eliot came to the fishing town and found inspiration. But the vital life of Gloucester was being threatened. Ominous signs were seen with the development of engine-powered net-dragging vessels in the first decade of the twentieth century. As early as 1911, Gloucester fishermen warned of the dire consequences of this new technology. Since then, these vessels have become even larger and more efficient, and today the resulting overfishing, along with climate change and pollution, portends the extinction of the very species that fishermen depend on to survive, and of a way of life special not only to Gloucester but to coastal cities all over the world. And yet, according to Kurlansky, it doesn’t have to be this way. Scientists, government regulators, and fishermen are trying to work out complex formulas to keep fishing alive. Engagingly written and filled with rich history, delicious anecdotes, colorful characters, and local recipes, The Last Fish Tale is Kurlansky’s most urgent story, a heartfelt tribute to what he calls “socio-diversity” and a lament that “each culture, each way of life that vanishes, diminishes the richness of civilization.” From the Hardcover edition.

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Kansas Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Patti DeLano,Sarah Smarsh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762765674
Category: Travel
Page: 240
View: 5091
Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Kansas Off the Beaten Path show you the Sunflower State you never knew existed. Attend a “twine party” in Cawker City to make the world’s largest ball of twine (almost nine tons) even larger; go on a retreat to the Dominican Sisters’ Heartland Farm and try your hand at organic gardening and holistic healing; and sample some of the twenty-eight wines produced at Smoky Hill Vineyards and Winery in Salina. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

    • Business & Economics

World Tourism Cities

Developing Tourism Off the Beaten Track
Author: Robert Maitland,Peter Newman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134056397
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
View: 6591
This book presents new research on the capacity of big cities to generate new tourism areas as visitors discover and help create new urban experiences off the beaten track. It examines similarities and differences in these processes in a group of established world cities located in the global circuits of tourism. The cities featured are Berlin, New York, London, Paris, and Sydney. In these cities experienced city visitors are contributing to the ‘discovery’ of new places to visit. Many neighbourhoods close to the historic centre and to traditional attractions offer the mix of cultural difference and consumption opportunities that can create new experiences for distinctive groups of city users. Each of the cities included in the book offers rich experiences of the re-imagining and re-branding of neighbourhoods off the beaten track, and informative stories of the complex relationships between visitors, residents and others and of the ambitions of public policy to reproduce these new tourism experiences in other parts of the city. World Tourism Cities brings together current research in each of the cities and relates the often separate field of tourism research to some of the mainstream themes of debate in urban studies addressing topics such as consumption, markets and spaces. Drawing on original research in this important group of cities this book has significant messages for public policy. In addition the book engages directly with a range of important current academic debates – about world cities, about cities as sites of consumption and about the smaller scales at which urban neighbourhoods are being transformed. The range of cities and the messages about the making of attractive places provides a timely resource for those focused in this area and the book will also have an appeal among those experienced and sophisticated city users that it focuses on.

    • Religion

Chasing Slow

Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path
Author: Erin Loechner
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310345685
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 2247
You’re here, but you want to be there. So you spend your life narrowing this divide, and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your boot straps, wiping the sweat from your brow, chasing undiscovered happiness just around the bend. Higher! Faster! Better! Stronger! And on and on you run. Viral sensation and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner knows about the chase. Before turning 30, she'd built a fan base of one million women worldwide and earned the title “The Nicest Girl Online” as she was praised for her authentic voice and effortless style. The New York Times applauded her, her friends and church admired her, and her husband and baby adored her. She had arrived at the ultimate destination. So why did she feel so lost? In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs—her husband's brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism—Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace. Life's answers are not always hidden where they seem. It's time to venture off the beaten path to see that we’ve already been given everything we need. We've already arrived. You see? You'll see.

Off the Beaten Trail

A Young Man's Soul-Searching Journey Through Central America
Author: Jake Heilbrunn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997761207
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 5145
19 year old Jake Heilbrunn presents Off the Beaten Trail, called by many as "the young dude version of Wild and Eat Pray Love." 2 x NYT best selling author Chris Guillebeau praised the inspiring memoir as a "brave, beautiful book...that can help you when you arrive at your next set of crossroads." At 18, Jake Heilbrunn entered college like millions of other high school graduates. But deep down, he knew something was wrong. After developing a chronic skin condition and becoming anxious and depressed, Jake realized the path he was on didn't align with his dreams. Listening to his inner voice and following his heart, he took a leap of faith, left school and hopped on a one-way flight to Guatemala. Without a phone and having no knowledge of Spanish, he spent four months backpacking through Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica so he could explore other ways of life and disconnect from a society dominated by social media. From camping in the jungle and teaching poverty-stricken children to meeting inspirational people from around the world, Jake's quest took him to remote locations beyond the fringes of civilization. His pilgrimage led him to realize there are limitless ways to live and that people can create their own destinies through self-reflection and then taking action. Jake's story shows that it is in the pursuit of our dreams and passions--not the destination--where we find personal fulfillment and inner peace.

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Kentucky Off the Beaten Path®


Author: Zoe Strecker,Jackie Sheckler Finch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762757906
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 7654
Go beyond the usual tourist attractions to discover hidden treasures in the Bluegrass State.

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Nebraska Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Diana Lambdin Meyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766166
Category: Travel
Page: 192
View: 5076
Nebraska Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Nebraska Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Nebraska that other guidebooks just don't offer.

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Wyoming Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Michael Mccoy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076276189X
Category: Travel
Page: 176
View: 8853
Wyoming Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales.

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Maine Off the Beaten Path

A Guide to Unique Places
Author: Tom Seymour
Publisher: Gpp Travel
ISBN: 9780762764792
Category: Travel
Page: 198
View: 6180
Maine Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Maine Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Maine that other guidebooks just don't offer.