#1 best-selling guide to South America Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet´s South America on a Shoestring Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, lifestyle, arts, religion, outdoor activities, cuisine, sports, environment, politics Over 170 maps Covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet Argentina, Brazil or Chile & Easter Islan d, our most comprehensive guides that cover South America´s top sights and offbeat experiences. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Brian Kluepfel, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith, Phillip Tang, Lucas Vidgen 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 traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.
#1 best-selling guide to Central America Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Scale the Maya temples of Tikal, surf the smoothest and most uncrowded waves in Latin America, or explore the colonial charms of Granada; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central America and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, cuisine, sports, wildlife, environment, architecture, literature, cinema, current events Over 90 maps Covers Mexico´s Yucatán & Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet destination guides, our most comprehensive guides that cover destinations´ top sights and offbeat experiences. Check out Lonely Planet Latin American Phrasebook & Dictionary or Lonely Planet Latin American Fast Talk to make your trip go smoother and to get more cultural enrichment out of your travels. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. 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 traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Best-selling guide to Central America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA
The insiders´ guide for women traveling to this amazing city! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips, and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you discern the good from the bad and the worthy from the overrated. From sightseeing to shopping, clubbing and, of course, feasting like a true local, let the author guide you through the overwhelming maze of options Miami has to offer. Are you a female adventurer? Then hop on board and travel with us as we focus on answering your most ardent questions; we´ll calm your fears and highlight all you must know before you go, as well as provide you with all the sources you´ll need before and during your unforgettable vacation. With its intoxicating influence of Cuban and Latin American cultures, Miami is one of the most enticing holiday destinations in the US. Boasting an eclectic history - at various times, Miami has been renowned as both the holiday spot of choice of the rich and famous and one of the US´s tackiest hubs - the city has enjoyed a resurgence over the last decade, emerging as a classy, crazy, and utterly fun destination. In many ways, Miami seems to be tailor-made for female travellers. With the city´s array of famous beaches, amazing seaside promenades, superlative shopping, delectable food, and more cocktail bars and clubs than you could ever hope to visit in a lifetime, Miami really is a comprehensive and delicious place to be, most especially for adventurous gals. This guide for women helps you navigate your way through this vibrant city, highlight the top-notch places to see, shop, dine, party and relax. We´ll offer the best tips for sightseeing and organizing girly weekends, help you find the best corner of the city in which to stay and help you stay safe and sound. So don´t forget to bring your favourite bikini and sparkly heels, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084417/bk_acx0_084417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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21 Day English Guide for Tourists Visiting America is a practical, concise, and complete language book, designed with our modern, busy lifestyles in mind, to help speakers of another language master elemental English for tourists fast and efficiently. In order to do so, we have divided this book into 21 lessons to be mastered in 21 days investing only one hour a day. Each lesson will cover a common scenario while traveling to an English-speaking country through the use of real-life dialogues, specific vocabulary pertaining to the situation, key structures and sentences, role playing, and some drilling and exercises, which will help you communicate in English from the moment you buy your tickets to the time you must head back home. It’s like being with you all the way through your trip! By the time you finish the 21 days you should be able to communicate well in English when: Buying your tickets Checking in at the airport, going through security and boarding the plane Requesting, asking and answering questions while on the plane Claiming your bags and going through Immigration and Customs Renting a car or taking the bus, subway, a cab or the train Making a hotel reservation and checking in/out Going to restaurants, bars and coffee shops Going shopping and asking for prices (from clothing stores to pharmacies) Asking for directions And basic ways to express what you feel if you get sick You will also find some important tips, dos, and don’ts when traveling to the USA Take this audiobook with you and listen to it when you find yourself in doubt or in a similar situation and you will be amazed at how much easier your trip will be. Take us with you as your travel pal and your success is guaranteed! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Dubuque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109030/bk_acx0_109030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Stuever´s narrative begins, he´s standing in line with the people waiting to purchase flat-screen TVs at Best Buy on Black Friday, the opening of the Christmas shopping season. From there he follows a number of key residents of Frisco, Texas, as they navigate through the nativity and all its attendant crises: Tammy Parnell, an eternally optimistic suburban mother and proprietor of ´´Two Elves with a Twist,´´ a company that decorates other people´s houses for Christmas; Jeff and Bridgett Trykoski, owners of that one house every town has, the house visible from space with the brightest and most awe-inspiring Christmas decorations; and single mother and Bank of America employee Caroll Cavazos, who hopes that the life-affirming moments of Christmas might overcome the struggles of the rest of the year.Steuver´s portraits are at once humane, heartfelt, revealing - and very, very funny. Tinsel is a compelling tale of our half-trillion-dollar holiday, measuring what we´ve become against the ancient rituals of what we´ve always been. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003518/bk_blak_003518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Coupon Crazy examines the phenomena of avid coupon use and the socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors that construct it. By delving into the history of couponing, refunding, the science of shopping, and the dark underbelly of a coupon world the average American didn´t even know existed, author Mary Potter Kenyon manages to both fascinate and educate the reader. Readers will meet today´s ´´Coupon Queens´´ (and Kings) and learn about an era when trash really was cash. Not just an observer of this ethnographic research, Mary lived it for over 30 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Commins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014692/bk_acx0_014692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner....Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory....The Founders cannot have intended this perverse result. Justice Sandra Day O´Connor, dissenting in the Supreme Court case Kelo v. New London The Supreme Court´s decision in the Kelo case created a firestorm of interest in protecting property rights. Through real-life stories and solid legal analysis, this book shows why property rights are the cornerstone of liberty and how they are protected in the U.S. Constitution. It critically examines how courts and legislatures have diminished property rights and then lays out an agenda for protecting these rights in the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001967/bk_blak_001967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While Laura Ingraham was walking through a Northern Virginia shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, it all became clear to her. Everywhere she turned, she saw signs of the impending disaster: zombie teens texting each other across a café table; a man having his eyebrows threaded at a kiosk; a 50ish woman shoe-horned into a tube top and skinny jeans; and a storefront ad featuring a Victoria´s Secret model spilling out of her push-up bra and into the faces of young passersby. Ingraham wondered to herself, ´´Is this it? Is this what our forefathers fought for? What my parents struggled for? I wonder if Victoria´s Secret is still having that two-for-one sale?´´ A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and ´´experts´´ prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth: We have become our own worst enemy. The culture we have created is now turning on us. We´re on the verge of drowning in our ignorance, arrogance, gluttony… can you believe there are only three shots of vanilla in a Caramel Macchiato?!? Now, in an act of patriotic intervention, the most-listened-to woman in talk radio casts her satirical eye upon all that ails American society. In this sharp-witted, comic romp, Laura Ingraham takes you on a guided tour through 10 levels of our cultural hell. You know we´re in trouble when: Airplane seats shrink - just as the passengers expand. Celebrity baby names go from the peculiar (Apple, Stetson, and Daisy Boo) to the pathetic (Bamboo, Blanket, and Bronx). People meticulously tend their virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout. ´´Breaking News´´ usually means it happened yesterday. The weddings last longer than the marriages. Faceb... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Ingraham, Raymond Arroyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005589/bk_sans_005589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession, and third-tier celebrity in the world of a fictional home-shopping network. Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America´s premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved, handsome (but lonely) and gay host of Slumber Party Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of 60 million kids and their parents during a ´´Toys for Tots´´ segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a new job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe, is receiving sinister e-mails from a stalker about her appearance. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the young babysitter who lives next door. Then there´s Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere until she exposes him on air, and Bebe, Sellevision´s star host, who thinks she can find Mr. Right via the Internet - if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000583/bk_aren_000583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.