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Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker

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It’s easier to build that way and provide standard service, but how can you preserve a sense of place and culture? The complexity of the tourism industry works against sustainability.” “Unless you create some tie to a place and its people, you won’t have demand for sustainable tourism,” she continued. “Our certification program will help all tourists find the places that are still authentic.” That sounds high-minded and slightly boring. It is the opposite. Behind the phrase “sustainable tourism” is the wish to keep all of the intriguing, messy and exotic differences in the world. The rules and regulations of sustainable tourism are meant, ironically, to avoid a world that looks the same. The criteria for certification were unveiled, reviewed and revised by 2011, with nearly universal praise. That was the criteria I used to evaluate our voyage in Costa Rica.

“We are more like the police that recognize and enforce the standards,” said Janice Lichtenwald of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Companies are lining up to become official certifiers. Green Globe, which is privately owned, has already adopted the sustainable tourism standards and hopes to be able to certify hotels with the “Global Sustainable” label. “Green Globe and other companies will make money from this, yes they will,” said Lichtenwald. “There is a consumer desire for labeling—they expect it.” Hotels, resorts and tour operators are willing to pay companies to certify they are on the side of the angels, that visitors on vacation know they are not destroying the environment, or playing on a golf course that had been home to poor peasants a year earlier. • • • This drive for certification and sustainable tourism grew out of the environmental movement.

I was covering the negotiations: Elizabeth Becker, “A Pact on Central America Trade Zone, Minus One,” New York Times, December 18, 2003. From 1985 to 1991, visits to the park quadrupled: www.travelcostaricaonline.com/costa-rica-history.html. I reviewed all the categories for sustainable tourism: “The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria,” http://new.gstcouncil.org/resource-center. “Sustainability is just like the old business adage”: U.N. Foundation press release, October 6, 2008, http://www.unfoundation.org/press-center/press-releases/2008/ted-turner-global-sustainable-tourism-criteria.html. “We grew up seeing tourism”: Author interviews with Erika Harm, March 25, 2008, and July 14, 2009. “We are more like the police”: Author interview with Janice Lichtenwald, September 9, 2011. “The industry had become all about promoting”: Author interview with Jonathan Tourtellot, September 23, 2011.

 

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Frommer's Kauai by Jeanette Foster

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airport security, indoor plumbing, Maui Hawaii, Skype, sustainable-tourism

Manufactured in the United States of America 5 4 3 2 1 CONTENTS LIST OF MAPS vi 1 BEST OF KAUAI 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The Best Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 The Best Kauai Experiences . . . . . . . .4 The Best Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 The Best of Natural Hawaii . . . . . . . . .5 The Best of Underwater Hawaii. . . . .6 The Best Golf Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 The Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 8 The Best Moderately Priced Accommodations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 9 The Best Inexpensive Accommodations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 10 The Best Bed & Breakfasts . . . . . . . . .10 11 The Best Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 12 The Best Shops & Galleries . . . . . . . .13 Pampering in Paradise . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 13 The Best Spas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 2 HAWAII IN DEPTH 1 2 3 4 History 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Hawaii Today. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Life & Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 A Taste of Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 16 5 The Natural World: An Environmental Guide to the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 6 Hawaii in Popular Culture: Books, Film & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO KAUAI 1 When to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 What to Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 That Long Flight to Hawaii: How to Stay Comfortable . . . . . . . . . .40 Kauai Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . .42 Honoring the Dead: Obon Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 2 Entry Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 3 Getting There & Getting Around . . . .48 38 Coping with Jet Lag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 4 Money & Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 What Things Cost in Kauai . . . . . . . . .55 5 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 What to Do If Your Luggage Is Delayed or (Gasp!) Lost . . . . . . . . . . .56 Don’t Get Burned: Smart Tanning Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 6 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 iv 7 Specialized Travel Resources . . . . . .62 8 Getting Married on Kauai . . . . . . . . .63 9 Sustainable Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 General Resources for Green Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 10 The Active Vacation Planner. . . . . . .69 Fun for Less: Don’t Leave Home Without a Gold Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 11 Money-Saving Package Deals . . . . .71 12 Staying Connected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 The Welcoming Lei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 13 Tips on Accommodations . . . . . . . . .75 Hawaii on the Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 4 SUGGESTED KAUAI ITINERARIES CO N T E N T S K AUA I The Island in Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Niihau: The Forbidden Island . . . . . . .82 1 One Week on Kauai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 5 WHERE TO STAY 1 Lihue & Environs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Family-Friendly Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 2 The Poipu Resort Area. . . . . . . . . . . 101 Construction in Poipu . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 The King of Condos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 What’s the Story on “Cleaning Fees?”

See also Accommodations Index B&B etiquette, 113 bargaining on prices, 78 best, 8–11 “cleaning fees,” 108 the Coconut Coast, 116–125 environmentallyfriendly, 68 family-friendly, 98–99 Lihue and environs, 96–101 nickel-&-dime charges at high-priced hotels, 78 the North Shore, 125–131 Poipu Resort Area, 101–115 super-cheap sleeps the Coconut Coast, 124 Kalaheo, 115 Lihue area, 101 the North Shore, 131 timeshares, 118 types of, 75–78 western Kauai, 115–116 Ace Island Hardware, 178 Active vacation planner, 69–71 Activities and Attractions Association of Hawaii Gold Card, 71 Activities desks, 70–71 Ae’o, 29 African tulip trees, 26 Agricultural screening at the airports, 50 Air Canada, 48 Air Canada Vacations, 72 Airfarewatchdog.com, 49 Air New Zealand, 48 Air Pacific, 48 Air Tickets Direct, 50 Air travel health concerns, 51 to Kauai, 48–51 staying comfortable on long flights, 40 AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators), 68 Alakai Swamp Trail, 183 Alala, 29 Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond, 200–201 All Angels Jazz Festival (Lihue), 43 Allerton Garden of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, 5, 202 All Nippon Airways, 48 All Stings Considered: First Aid and Medical Treatment of Hawaii’s Marine Injuries, 57, 59, 60 All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) tours, 194–195 All Woman’s Koloa Rodeo (Poipu), 45 Aloha Festivals, 45–46 Aloha Kauai Tours, 200 Amakihi, 29 Amberjack, 31 American Airlines, 49 American Airlines FlyAway Vacations, 72 American Automobile Association (AAA), 230 American Express Travel, 72 American Express traveler’s checks, 54 America West, 49 Anahola Beach Park, 169 beach camping, 187 ANARA Spa (Koloa), 101 Angelfish, 30 Angel’s trumpets, 26 Anianiau, 29 Animal Quarantine Facility, 62 Anini Beach, 83, 175 Anini Beach County Park, 2, 169, 187–188 Annual Coconut Festival, 46 Annual Family Ocean Fair (Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge), 44 Annual Festival of Lights (Lihue), 46 Annual Hula Exhibition (Lihue), 44 Annual Royal Paina (Lihue), 43 Annual Taste of Hawaii (Kapaa), 43–44 Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk (Lihue), 43 Anthuriums, 26 Apapane, 29 A Pocket Guide to Hawaii’s Birds, 34 Area code, 230 Art galleries, Hanapepe, 221 A Simple Marriage, 64 Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), 68 ATMs (automated-teller machines), 53, 54 ATV (All-Terrain-Vehicle) tours, 194–195 Aunty Lilikoi’s passion fruit products (Waimea), 217 Australia customs regulations, 48 embassy of, 231 green travel resources, 68 passports, 232 visas, 234 Avis, 52, 62 A Vow Exchange, 64 Awaawapuhi Trail, 182–183 Backcountry camping, 184–185 Bali Hai Photo (Hanalei), 75 Bambulei (Wailua), 222 Banana Joe’s, 216 Banana Patch Studio (Hanapepe), 221 Banana Poka Roundup (Kokee State Park), 44 Banyan trees, 26 Barking Sands Beach, 2, 168 Beach camping Anahola Beach Park, 187 Lucy Wright Park, 186 Polihale State Park, 185–186 Beaches, 161–171 Anahola Beach Park, 169 Anini Beach County Park, 2, 169 Barking Sands Beach, 2, 168 best, 1–2 the Coconut Coast, 168–169 Haena Beach, 2 Haena Beach Park, 170, 188–189 Hanakapiai Beach, 190–191 Hanalei Beach, 2, 188 Hanamaulu Beach Park, 164 Kalapaki Beach, 1–2, 161–162 Kee Beach State Park, 170–171 Lihue and environs, 161–164 Lumahai Beach, 170 Lydgate State Park, 168 Mahaulepu Beach, 164 Ninini Beach, 162 Niumalu Beach Park, 162 the North Shore, 169–171 Poipu Beach Park, 2, 164–165 Poipu Resort Area, 164–167 Polihale State Park, 2, 168 Prince Kuhio Park, 165–166 Queen’s Pond, 168 safety, 59 Salt Pond Beach Park, 168 sustainable tourism, 66 trespassing and, 60 Tunnels Beach, 170 Wailua Beach, 168–169 western Kauai, 168 Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs), 77–79. See also Accommodations best, 10–11 Bento, 23 Bergeron, Vic, 18 Big Island, 25 Big Save (Waimea), 221 Biking, 195–196 Billfish, 31 Birds, 29 Birds-of-paradise, 26 Bird-watching, 34, 196 Bisexual/Transgender/Gay/ Lesbian Community Bulletin Board, 62 Black Pot, 169 Blennies, 30 Blue Hawaii (film), 36 Blue Hawaiian, 206–207 Boating (rentals, charters, and cruises), 171–172 Bodyboarding (boogie boarding) and bodysurfing, 172 Bonefish, 31 Booking agencies for accommodations, 79 Books, recommended, 33–35 Bottom fish, 145 Bouchons Restaurant and Sushi Bar (Hanalei), 228 Bougainvillea, 26–27 Box jellyfish, 59 Breadfruit trees, 27 Bridge etiquette, 211 Bromeliads, 27 Bubbles Below Scuba Charters, 174–175 Bucket shops (consolidators), 50 Budget, 52 Bugs, 55–57 Burns Supper (Waimea), 42 Business hours, 230 Business Support Services (Kapaa), 75 Bus travel, 53 Butterfly fish, 30 By Wind, By Wave: An Introduction to Hawaii’s Natural History, 34 Calling cards, prepaid, 73 Campgrounds and wilderness cabins, 177 backcountry, 184–185 at beaches Anahola Beach Park, 187 Lucy Wright Park, 186 Polihale State Park, 185–186 Kokee State Park, 183–185 Polihale State Park, 185–186 Camp Sloggett, 183 Canada customs regulations, 48 embassy of, 231 green travel resources, 68 passports, 232 Cannons Beach, 175 Canyon Trail, 182 Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventures, 172, 227 Captain Cook Fun Run (Waimea), 43 Carbonfund, 68 Carbon Neutral, 68 Car insurance, 52 Car rentals, 51–52 Carrying capacity of the Hawaiian Islands, 67 Car travel, 51, 67 Caverns, 6, 174 Cellphones, 73 Centipedes, 55–57 Cheapflights.com, 49 Chickens and roosters, wild, 111 Children, families with, 63 hotels, 98–99 restaurants, 142–143 sights and activities, 176 suggested itinerary, 90–93 sun protection, 58 China Airlines, 48 Ching Young Village Shopping Center (Hanalei), 225 Christmas Parade, Waimea Lighted, 46 CJM Country Stables (Koloa), 196 “Cleaning fees,” 108 Clinton, Bill, 20 The Coconut Coast, 80 accommodations, 116–125 beaches, 168–169 brief description of, 82 hiking and camping, 186–187 237 238 The Coconut Coast (cont.) nightlife, 228 restaurants, 143, 148–153 vegetarian-friendly, 151 shopping, 222–224 sights and attractions, 208–210 Coconut Coast Weddings & Honeymoons, 64 Coconut Festival, 46 Coconut Marketplace (Kapaa), 223 nightlife, 228 Coffee, 27 Collect calls, 73 Collectibles and Fine Junque (Waimea), 221 Concert in the Sky (Lihue), 44 Condos, 76 Conger eels, 30 Connection kit, 75 Consolidators (bucket shops), 50 Consulates, 230–231 Continental Airlines Vacations, 72 Cook, Capt.

See also Accommodations Index B&B etiquette, 113 bargaining on prices, 78 best, 8–11 “cleaning fees,” 108 the Coconut Coast, 116–125 environmentallyfriendly, 68 family-friendly, 98–99 Lihue and environs, 96–101 nickel-&-dime charges at high-priced hotels, 78 the North Shore, 125–131 Poipu Resort Area, 101–115 super-cheap sleeps the Coconut Coast, 124 Kalaheo, 115 Lihue area, 101 the North Shore, 131 timeshares, 118 types of, 75–78 western Kauai, 115–116 Lost luggage, 56 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (film), 35 Lotus Gallery (Kilauea), 224 Luaus, 156–157 Lucy Wright Park, beach camping, 186 Lumahai Beach, 170, 211 Lydgate State Park, 168 Macadamia, 28 Mahaulepu Beach, 164 Mahaulepu Shoreline Trail, 180 Mahimahi, 31 Mail, 232 Mail2web, 75 Malama Hawaii, 66 Manapua, 23 Maniniholo, 188 Maps, 52–53 Margo Oberg’s School of Surfing, 176 Marine life, 30–32 ecosystem problems and, 32 sustainable tourism, 66 Marriage, 63–65 Marriage License Office, 64 Marta’s Boat (Kapaa), 223 241 242 MasterCard traveler’s checks, 55 Maui, 25 McBryde Garden, 202 Meadow Gold Dairies, 140 Medeiros Farms (Kalaheo), 220 Medical insurance, 60 Medical requirements for entry, 48 Menehune (little people), 201 Menehune Ditch (Kiki a Ola), 201, 203–204 Menehune (Alekoko) Fishpond, 200–201 Michener, James A., 33 Microclimates, 39 Milolii, 191 Missionaries, 17, 20 Moa (wild chickens), 29, 111 Mokulele Airlines, 49 Molokai, 25–26 Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (film), 36 Molokini, 32 Money and costs, 53–55 Monkeypod trees, 28 Monk seals, 66, 164 Moray eels, 30 More Hawaii For Less, 72 Mosquitoes, 55–57 MossRehab ResourceNet, 62 Motorcycle rentals, 53 Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, 5, 213 Na Pali Coast, 4–5, 214 boating, 171–172 brief description of, 83–84 camping, 190–191 Na Pali Coast State Park, 189 Na Pali Explorer (Waimea), 75 Na Pali Sunset Dinner, 227 National, 52 National Weather Service, 61 Nation Within: The Story of America’s Annexation of the Nation of Hawaii, 35 Native Planters in Old Hawaii: Their Life, Lore, and Environment, 34 Nene, 29 Newspapers and magazines, 232–233 New Year’s Eve Fireworks (Poipu), 46 New Zealand customs regulations, 48 embassy of, 231 passports, 232 visas, 234 Night-blooming cereus, 28 Nightlife, 226–229 the Coconut Coast, 228 Lihue and environs, 226 the North Shore, 228–229 Poipu Resort Area, 226–227 Niihau, 82 Niihau Helicopter, 82, 208 Niihau shell leis, 220 Ninini Beach, 162 9th Annual Kauai Polynesian Festival: Heiva I Kauai Ia Orana Tahiti (Kapaa), 45 Niumalu Beach Park, 162 None But the Brave (film), 35–36 The North Shore, 80 accommodations, 125–131 beaches, 169–171 brief description of, 83 golf, 194 hiking and camping, 187–190 nightlife, 228–229 restaurants, 143, 154–160 shopping, 224–225 sights and attractions, 210–214 Nounou Mountain Trail East (The Sleeping Giant Trail), 186 Nounou Mountain Trail West, 187 Nualolo Trail, 183 Nudity, 60 Nukumoi Surf Shop (Poipu Beach Park), 176, 219 O ahu, 25 Obon Days & Festival (Koloa), 44 Obon Festival, 45 Oceanarium, 6, 174 Ocean safety, 57 Odyssey Publishing, 52 Official Kauai Travel Planner, 64 Off seasons, 38 Ola’s (Hanalei), 224 Old Koloa Town, shopping, 219 On The Road to Hanalei, 225 Opaekaa Falls, 5 Opodo, 49 Orbitz.com, 49 Orchid Alley (Kapaa), 224 Orchid and Art Festival (Hanapepe), 43 Orchids, 28 Out and About, 62–63 Outdoor etiquette, 71 Outfitters, 69–70 Outfitters Kauai, 173–174, 180, 195–196 Outrigger Canoe Season, 43 Outrigger Hotel and Resorts chain, 72 Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), 203 Pacific Ocean Holidays, 62 Package deals, 71–73 Pandanus (hala), 28 Papayas Natural Foods (Hanalei), 225 Papayas Natural Foods (Kapaa), 223 Paradise Clothing (Old Koloa Town), 219 Paradise Sportswear (Waimea), 222 The Parrish Collection (Koloa), 107 Parrotfish, 31 Passports, 47, 232 Pau Hana Bar and Grill (Kauai Village Shopping Center), 228 Peacock, W.

 

Frommer's Egypt by Matthew Carrington

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Dollar, the Euro & the British Pound . . . . . .23 What Things Cost in Egypt . . . . . . . .24 7 Specialized Travel Resources . . . . . . .31 3 Suggested Egypt Itineraries 1 2 3 4 4 7 8 9 10 11 12 Cairo in 3 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Cairo & Alexandria in 5 Days . . . . . .57 Luxor: 3 Days of Ancient Egypt . . . . .58 Luxor & Aswan: 5 Days of Ancient Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Active Vacation Planner 1 Activities A to Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 The Best Budget Hotels . . . . . . . . . . .5 The Best Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 The Best Christian Cultural Sites . . . . .6 The Best Resorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 The Best Diving Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 The Best Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 10 8 Sustainable Tourism/Ecotourism . . . .36 9 10 11 12 13 14 Frommers.com: The Complete Travel Resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Staying Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Packages for the Independent Traveler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Escorted General-Interest Tours . . . . .41 Getting Around Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Tips on Accommodations . . . . . . . . .43 Tips on Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Fast Facts: Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 55 5 Western Desert/4-Day Desert Safari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 6 Sinai Peninsula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 65 02_259290-ftoc.qxp iv 7/22/08 12:23 AM Page iv CONTENTS 5 6 Cairo 72 1 Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 The 30-Second Taxi Survival Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 The Neighborhoods in Brief . . . . . . .77 2 Getting Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 3 What to See & Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 4 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 5 6 7 8 Where to Dine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Outdoor Activities A to Z . . . . . . . .116 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Cairo After Dark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Coffee Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 9 The Gay & Lesbian Scene . . . . . . . .122 10 Day Trips from Cairo . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Alexandria & the North Coast 127 1 Alexandria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 7 The Sinai Peninsula 1 Taba Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 2 Nuweiba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 3 Dahab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 8 The Red Sea Coast 1 Marsa Alam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 2 El Quseir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 3 Safaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198 9 Upper Egypt 1 Luxor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 Karnak Sound & Light Show . . . . . .225 Slow Boat to the Past . . . . . . . . . . .228 10 The Western Desert 1 Siwa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255 2 Bahareya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266 3 Farafra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 156 4 St.

Happy Cow’s Vegetarian Guide to Restaurants & Health Food Stores (www.happycow.net) has a restaurant guide with more than 6,000 restaurants in 100 countries, though at the time of writing, it has only one, outdated, listing for Cairo. Hopefully, this will expand with reader contributions. VegDining. com (www.vegdining.com) also lists vegetarian restaurants (with profiles) around the world. Vegetarian Vacations (www. vegetarian-vacations.com) offers vegetarian tours and itineraries. 05_259290-ch02.qxp 36 7/28/08 8:31 AM Page 36 C H A P T E R 2 . P L A N N I N G YO U R T R I P TO E G Y P T 8 Sustainable Tourism/Ecotourism Until a few years ago, scant attention was paid in Egypt to the environmental impact of the millions of tourists who visit every year. This has started to change, as foreign donors have pressed the government on the consequences of environmental degradation caused by massive development along the Red Sea coast. Egypt has established 21 protected areas, and foreign donors, including the European Union, have contributed large amounts of capital to develop them on behalf of future generations of Egyptians.

We’ve also added weekly podcasts, interactive maps, and hundreds of new images across the site. Finally, don’t forget to visit our Message Boards, where you can join in conversations with thousands of fellow Frommer’s travelers and post your trip report once you return. Choose forward-looking companies that embrace responsible development practices, helping preserve destinations for the future by working alongside local people. An increasing number of sustainable tourism initiatives can help you plan a family trip and leave as small a “footprint” as possible on the places you visit. Responsible Travel (www.responsible travel.com) contains a great source of sustainable travel ideas run by a spokesperson for responsible tourism in the travel industry. Sustainable Travel International (www.sustainabletravelinternational.org) promotes responsible tourism practices and issues an annual Green Gear & Gift Guide.

 

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How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance by Parag Khanna

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Albert Einstein, Asian financial crisis, back-to-the-land, bank run, blood diamonds, borderless world, BRICs, British Empire, call centre, carbon footprint, charter city, clean water, cleantech, cloud computing, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, Deng Xiaoping, Doha Development Round, don't be evil, double entry bookkeeping, energy security, European colonialism, facts on the ground, failed state, friendly fire, global village, Google Earth, high net worth, index fund, informal economy, invisible hand, labour mobility, laissez-faire capitalism, Masdar, megacity, microcredit, mutually assured destruction, Naomi Klein, New Urbanism, offshore financial centre, oil shock, open economy, out of africa, private military company, Productivity paradox, race to the bottom, RAND corporation, reserve currency, Silicon Valley, smart grid, South China Sea, sovereign wealth fund, special economic zone, sustainable-tourism, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, The Wisdom of Crowds, too big to fail, trade liberalization, trickle-down economics, UNCLOS, uranium enrichment, Washington Consensus, X Prize

Virgin Nigeria and Kenya’s Flamingo Airlines are starting to build regional airline networks. Bringing in professional partners and demanding private-sector partners is perhaps the only way to noticeably improve the efficiency of these infrastructure projects while decreasing corruption. Furthermore, just about every sub-Saharan African border should be turned into a trans-boundary conservation park jointly managed by sustainable tourism agencies and tax authorities. Their collective motto should be “make safari, not war.” Africa will achieve a broad renaissance only if its many micro-economies fuse into just a few. Facts on the Ground: The Middle East The artificial confines of the state have always been uncomfortable for Arabs, who once presided over mighty caliphates that fostered prosperous relations among the great cities of Cairo, Baghdad, and others.

In New Caledonia, Vale cooperates with local authorities to hire people from tribal communities and train them as environmental technicians to protect plant species. NGOs have also convinced Vale not to mine in areas designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Marriott, too, has partnered with the provincial government of Amazonas to protect 1.4 million acres of endangered forest, where it promotes sustainable tourism, while UNESCO and Expedia have combined to rehabilitate war-ravaged forests in Congo and hurricane-devastated communities in Mexico, opening them both to ecotourists. NGOs are also the key drivers of government policy in the environmental arena. Conservation International spends more than $100 million per year in forty-four countries to protect endangered species, something few governments bother to advocate for, while the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) directly advises seventy-five countries on biodiversity strategy and runs online training programs for environmental management professionals.

 

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Frommer's Seattle 2010 by Karl Samson

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airport security, British Empire, Frank Gehry, glass ceiling, global village, haute cuisine, place-making, sustainable-tourism, transcontinental railway, urban sprawl

If you’re no longer a student but are still 25 or under, you can get an International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) from the same people, which entitles you to some discounts. Travel CUTS ( 80 0/592-2887;www.travelcuts.com) offers similar services for both Canadians and U.S. residents. Irish students may prefer to turn to USIT ( 0 1/602-1906;www.usit.ie), an Ireland-based specialist in student, youth, and independent travel. 7 Sustainable Tourism Sustainable tourism is conscientious travel. It means being careful with the environments you explore and respecting the communities you visit. Two overlapping components of sustainable travel are ecotourism and ethical tourism. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.

. & Forests & Mountains, Too 1 The Most Unforgettable Seattle Experiences 2 The Best Splurge Hotels 3 The Best Moderately Priced Hotels 4 The Most Unforgettable Dining Experiences 5 The Best Things to Do for Free (or Almost) 6 The Best Outdoor Activities 7 The Best Offbeat Experiences 8 The Best Things to Do on a Rainy Day 9 The Best Activities for Families Chapter 2: Seattle in Depth 1 Seattle Today 2 Looking Back at Seattle Pioneer Years Up from the Ashes The Boeing Years 3 Seattle in Popular Culture: Books, Film, TV & Music Books Films & TV Music 4 Eating & Drinking in Seattle Chapter 3: Planning Your Trip to Seattle 1 When to Go 2 Entry Requirements Visas Customs Medical Requirements 3 Getting There & Getting Around Getting into Town from the Airport Getting Around 4 Money & Costs ATMs Credit Cards & Debit Cards 5 Health & Safety Staying Safe 6 Specialized Travel Resources Gay & Lesbian Travelers Travelers with Disabilities Family Travel Senior Travel Student Travel 7 Sustainable Tourism 8 Special-Interest Trips Food & Wine Trips/Cooking classes Packages for the Independent Traveler 9 Staying Connected Cellphones Internet & E-mail Chapter 4: Suggested Seattle Itineraries 1 The Best of Seattle in 1 Day 2 The Best of Seattle in 2 Days 3 The Best of Seattle in 3 Days Chapter 5: Where to Stay Surfing for Hotels Saving on Your Hotel Room Landing the Best Room Helping Hands 1 Best Hotel Bets 2 The Waterfront Very Expensive Expensive 3 Downtown & First Hill Very Expensive Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 4 Belltown Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 5 Pike Place Market Expensive 6 Pioneer Square & the International District Expensive Moderate 7 Queen Anne & Seattle Center Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 8 Lake Union Expensive Moderate 9 Capitol Hill & East Seattle Moderate Inexpensive 10 North Seattle (The University District) Moderate Inexpensive 11 Near Sea-Tac Airport Moderate 12 The Eastside Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 13 Bainbridge Island Moderate Chapter 6: Where to Dine 1 Best Dining Bets 2 Restaurants by Cuisine 3 The Waterfront Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 4 Downtown & First Hill Very Expensive Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 5 Belltown Very Expensive Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 6 Pike Place Market Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 7 Pioneer Square & the International District Moderate Inexpensive 8 Queen Anne & Seattle Center Very Expensive Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 9 Lake Union & South Lake Union Moderate Inexpensive 10 Capitol Hill & Madison Valley Very Expensive Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 11 The University District Inexpensive 12 Wallingford, Fremont & Phinney Ridge Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 13 Ballard Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 14 West Seattle Expensive Moderate Inexpensive 15 The Eastside Moderate 16 Coffee, Tea, Bakeries & Pastry Shops Cafes, Coffee Bars & Tea Shops Bakeries & Pastry Shops 17 Quick Bites Market Munching Chapter 7: Exploring Seattle 1 The Waterfront 2 Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square 3 Seattle Center & Lake Union 4 The Neighborhoods The International District First Hill (Pill Hill) & Capitol Hill North Seattle (Including Ballard, Fremont, Montlake & the U District) South Seattle North of Seattle The Eastside 5 Architectural Gems 6 Parks & Public Gardens Parks Public Gardens 7 Especially for Kids 8 Organized Tours Walking Tours Boat Tours Scenic Flights & Hot-Air Balloon Rides 9 Outdoor Pursuits Beaches Biking Golf Hiking Jogging Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Rowing & Sailing Skiing Tennis 10 Spectator Sports Baseball Basketball Football Horse Racing The Marathon Soccer 11 Day Spas Chapter 8: City Strolls Chapter 9: Seattle Shopping 1 The Shopping Scene 2 Shopping A to Z Antiques & Collectibles Art Galleries Books Coffee & Tea Crafts Department Stores Discount Shopping Fashion Food Gifts/Souvenirs Housewares, Home Furnishings & Garden Accessories Jewelry Malls/Shopping Centers Markets Music Musical Instruments Perfume Recreational Gear Salmon Toys Wine Chapter 10: Seattle After Dark 1 The Performing Arts Opera & Classical Music Theater Dance Major Performance Halls Performing-Arts Series 2 The Club & Music Scene Rock, Folk, Reggae & World Beat Jazz & Blues Comedy, Cabaret & Dinner Theater Dance Clubs 3 The Bar Scene Bars Brewpubs Irish Pubs Other Pubs 4 The Gay & Lesbian Scene Bars Dance Clubs 5 Movies 6 Only in Seattle Chapter 11: Side Trips from Seattle 1 The San Juan Islands Visitor Information Getting There San Juan Island Orcas Island Lopez Island 2 Port Townsend: A Restored Victorian Seaport Essentials Exploring the Town Fort Worden State Park Port Townsend from the Water Area Wineries Where to Stay Where to Dine 3 Sequim: Lavender Fields Forever Essentials Lavender, Wine & Wildlife Where to Stay Where to Dine 4 Olympic National Park & Environs Visitor Information Getting There Exploring the Park’s North Side Rainforests & Wild Beaches: Exploring Olympic National Park West Outdoor Pursuits Where to Stay Where to Dine 5 Mount Rainier Exploring the Park Where to Stay 6 Ferry Excursions from Seattle Bainbridge Island & Poulsbo Bremerton & Its Naval History 7 Snoqualmie Falls & the Snoqualmie Valley Where to Stay 8 The Woodinville Wine Country Where to Stay Where to Dine 9 Snohomish: Antiques Capital of the Northwest 10 Tacoma’s Museums & Gardens Museums Gardens Where to Dine 11 Mount St.

 

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Frommer's Los Angeles 2010 by Matthew Richard Poole

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Manufactured in the United States of America 5 4 3 2 1 CONTENTS LIST OF MAPS vi WHAT’S NEW IN LOS ANGELES 7 1 THE BEST OF LOS ANGELES 1 The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2 The Best Splurge Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . .6 3 The Best Moderately Priced Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 4 4 The Most Unforgettable Dining Experiences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 5 The Best Things to Do for Free (or Almost). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 6 The Best Outdoor Experiences . . . .10 7 The Best Offbeat Experiences . . . . .11 2 LOS ANGELES IN DEPTH 1 Los Angeles Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2 Looking Back at Los Angeles . . . . . .12 Timeline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3 Art & Architecture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 12 4 L.A. in Popular Culture: Books & Autos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 5 Eating & Drinking in Los Angeles . .21 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO LOS ANGELES 1 When to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Los Angeles–Area Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2 Entry Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 3 Getting There & Getting Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 4 Money & Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 What Things Cost in Los Angeles. . . . 39 5 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 22 6 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 7 Specialized Travel Resources . . . . . .42 Website-Seeing: The Best of L.A. Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 8 Sustainable Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 General Resources for Green Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 9 Staying Connected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 iv 4 SUGGESTED LOS ANGELES ITINERARIES 1 The Neighborhoods in Brief . . . . . . .51 2 The Best of Los Angeles in 1 Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 3 The Best of Los Angeles in 2 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 4 The Best of Los Angeles in 3 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 CO N T E N T S LO S A N G E L E S 2010 5 WHERE TO STAY 1 2 3 4 Best Hotel Bets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Santa Monica & the Beaches . . . . . .67 L.A.’s Westside & Beverly Hills . . . . . .78 Hollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 65 5 Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Family-Friendly Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 6 Universal City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 7 Pasadena & Environs . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 6 WHERE TO DINE 1 Best Dining Bets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 2 Santa Monica & the Beaches . . . . 107 L.A.’s Best Sushi & Stir-Fried Crickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Sea Breezes & Sunsets: Oceanview Dining in Malibu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 3 L.A.’s Westside & Beverly Hills . . . . 118 105 4 Hollywood & West Hollywood. . . 129 5 Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 L.A.

Any one 50 and o ver can join. Recommended publications offering travel r esources and discounts for seniors include the quar terly magazine Travel 50 & Beyond (www.travel50andbeyond.com) and the bestselling paperback Unbelievably Good Deals and G reat Adventures That Y ou A bsolutely C an’t G et U nless You’re Ov er 50 2009– 2010 (McGrawHill), by Joann Rattner Heilman. 8 S U S TA I N A B L E TO U R I S M Sustainable tourism is conscientious travel. I t means being car eful with the environments y ou explor e and r especting the communities y ou visit. Two o verlapping components of sustainable trav el are ecotourism and ethical tourism. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as responsible travel to natural ar eas that conser ves the envir onment and improves the well-being of local people.

See also The South Coast Orange Stinger (Disney’s California Adventure), 221 Orpheum Theatre, 275 The Other Side, 269 Outdoor activities, 203–210 best, 10–11 Santa Barbara, 309–310 the South Coast, 289–290 Ozzie Dots, 243 P acific Asia Museum, 177 Pacific Design Center, 16, 181, 247 Pacific Park, 157 Pacific Spin (Knott’s Soak City), 233 Pacific Wharf (Disney’s California Adventure), 220 Package deals, Disneyland Resort, 215 Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, 160–161 Paley Center for Media, 165, 167, 280 Pan Pacific Park, 187 Pantages Theatre, 276 Panty Raid, 243 Paradise Cove, 201 Paradise Pier (Disney’s California Adventure), 221 Paramount Pictures, 191–192 Paramount Studios, tickets for live audience shows, 197 Park Hopper tickets, 215 Parking, 35 Venice Beach, 156 Parks, 187–188 Pasadena and environs, 18–19 accommodations, 101–104 architectural highlights, 186–187 architectural tours, 180 brief description of, 56–57 restaurants, 147–149 shopping, 245–246, 248, 252 sights and attractions, 177 Pasadena Antique Center, 246 Pasadena Heritage, 194 Pasadena Playhouse, 276 Paseo Colorado, 248 Paseo Nuevo (Santa Barbara), 311 Passports, 27–28, 318–319 Patagonia, 240 Paul Smith, 240 Pavilion for Japanese Art, 168 Peninsula Spa, 257 Performing arts, 273–278 Perilous Plunge (Knott’s Berry Farm), 231 Petersen Automotive Museum, 170 Petrol, 317 Pets, traveling with, 46 Pho-Siam Thai Spa, 258–259 Pirate’s Lair at Tom Sawyer’s Island (Disneyland), 218 Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland), 218 Planning your trip, 22–50 entry requirements, 27–29 getting around, 33–37 health concerns, 40–41 Internet access, 50 money and costs, 38–40 safety concerns, 41 331 332 Planning your trip (cont.) specialized travel resources, 42–46 sustainable tourism, 46–49 telephones, 49–50 traveling to Los Angeles, 29–33 websites, 44–45 when to go, 22–23 Playboy Jazz Festival, 25 Playclothes, 256 Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage! (Disney’s California Adventure), 221 Police, 319 Polkadots & Moonbeams, 254 Polo, 211 Polo/Ralph Lauren, 237 Ponte Vecchio, 241 Prada, 237 Presley, Elvis, 154 Prestige Tickets, 260 The Price Is Right, 196, 197 Prime Time Shuttle, 32 Privé Salon, 235 Pull My Daisy, 243 Puzzle Zoo, 242 Queen Mary (Long Beach), 283–285 R age, 269 Rancho Park Golf Course, 205 REDCAT, 277 Red Line Tours, 180, 194 Red Lion Tavern, 272 Redondo Beach, 54 Redondo State Beach, 203 Red Tile Tour (Santa Barbara), 308 Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (Disney’s California Adventure), 220 Re-Mix, 235 Renaissance Pleasure Faire (Irwindale), 24 Restaurants, 105–149.

 

Frommer's Israel by Robert Ullian

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Also in Mitzpe Ramon, the Isrotel Ramon Inn is one of Israel’s few environmentally friendly major hotels (p. 452). 79 The organic farming community of Klil, near the northwestern border of Israel, does not have overnight accommodations for tourists, but is filled with artists and craftspeople who have built unusual homes and studios. It also hosts a ceramics workshop that helps preserve and encourage the artistry of traditional Ethiopian Jewish potters (p. 322). In Jordan, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (www.rscn. org.jo) maintains a careful network of nature reserves and a sustainable tourism base among the tribal people of the magnificent, wild Dana Nature Reserve. Sustainable tourism is conscientious travel. It means being careful with the environments you explore and respecting the communities you visit. Two overlapping components of sustainable travel are eco-tourism and ethical tourism. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines eco-tourism as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.

Manufactured in the United States of America 5 4 3 2 1 02_289693-ftoc.qxp 10/20/08 2:34 PM Page iii Contents List of Maps 1 What’s New in Israel, Jordan & Sinai 1 The Best of Israel, Jordan & Sinai 5 1 The Best Travel Experiences . . . . . . . . .6 2 The Most Evocative Ancient Sites . . . .8 3 The Most Important Holy Places . . . . .9 Important but (Currently) Off-Limits Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 4 The Best Lost Ancient Cities . . . . . . .11 5 The Best Nature & Outdoor Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2 6 7 8 9 10 11 Israel in Depth 1 The Lay of the Land . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 2 History 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Dateline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 3 Israel’s Famous People . . . . . . . . . . .35 4 Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 5 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 6 Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 3 vii 23 7 A Taste of Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Israeli Street Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Dining Bargains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 8 Recommended Books . . . . . . . . . . . .46 9 Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 10 Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Planning Your Trip to Israel Frommer’s Planning Information . . . .49 1 Visitor Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 2 Entry Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 3 When to Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Israel Calendar of Holidays & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 4 Getting There & Getting Around . . . .59 5 Money & Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 What Things Cost in Israel . . . . . . . .68 The Shekel, the Dollar & the Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 The Best Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 The Best Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 The Best Luxury Hotels . . . . . . . . . . .15 The Best Value Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . .17 The Best Luxury Dining . . . . . . . . . . .19 The Best Moderate Dining . . . . . . . .21 49 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Specialized Travel Resources . . . . . . .74 Sustainable Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Packages for the Independent Traveler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Escorted General-Interest Tours . . . . .81 Special-Interest Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Private Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Staying Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Tips on Accommodations . . . . . . . . .88 02_289693-ftoc.qxp iv 10/20/08 2:34 PM Page iv CONTENTS 4 Suggested Itineraries 93 Lyne’s Other Kid-Friendly Picks in Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 1 The Regions in Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 2 Israel in 2 Weeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 3 8 Days in Northern Israel with Young Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 5 Settling Into Jerusalem 1 A Brief History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Saints & Warriors: Caliph Omar & Saladin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 2 Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Neighborhoods in Brief . . . . . . . . . .113 3 Getting Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Fast Facts: Jerusalem . . . . . . . . . . .116 6 4 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Family-Friendly Hotels . . . . . . . . . . .126 5 Where to Dine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Family-Friendly Restaurants . . . . . .147 Getting Connected in Jerusalem . . . .149 Coffee & People-Watching . . . . . . .153 Street Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Exploring Jerusalem 1 The Old City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 Walking Tour: The Old City . . . . . . .185 2 West Jerusalem Attractions . . . . . . .193 3 Exploring West Jerusalem Neighborhoods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 4 East Jerusalem Attractions . . . . . . .207 The Peoples’ Princess . . . . . . . . . . .210 5 Especially for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 6 Organized Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 7 101 164 7 Outdoor Pursuits & Sports . . . . . . .213 8 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 The Art of Bargaining . . . . . . . . . . .221 9 Jerusalem After Dark . . . . . . . . . . .224 Wineries in the Hill Country . . . . . .227 10 Side Trips Outside Jerusalem . . . . . .228 Driving Tour: The Mountains West of Jerusalem . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 Tel Aviv 1 Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236 2 Getting Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Fast Facts: Tel Aviv . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 3 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 Family-Friendly Hotels . . . . . . . . . . .248 4 Where to Dine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251 Family-Friendly Restaurants . . . . . .254 An Ethnic Dining Experience . . . . . .257 5 What to See & Do . . . . . . . . . . . . .269 235 6 7 8 9 10 Frommer’s Favorite Tel Aviv Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 Organized Tours & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277 Outdoor Pursuits & Sports . . . . . . .278 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279 Tel Aviv & Jaffa After Dark . . . . . . .283 Side Trips from Tel Aviv . . . . . . . . . .287 02_289693-ftoc.qxp 10/20/08 2:34 PM Page v CONTENTS 8 The Golden Coast 1 Herzlia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 2 Netanya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294 The Anglo-Saxon Connection . . . . .296 3 Caesarea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 4 Israel’s Wine Country . . . . . . . . . . .307 9 289 5 Akko (Acre) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 Ethiopian Pottery: The Jewish Women Ceramists of Beta Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322 6 Nahariya & North to the Border . . .323 Haifa 1 Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330 2 Getting Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332 Fast Facts: Haifa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332 3 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334 4 Where to Dine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339 5 Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344 Suggested Itinerary . . . . . . . . . . . . .345 10 Galilee 1 Nazareth & the Yizreel Valley . . . . .357 Archaeology Update: Ancient Church at Megiddo . . . . . . . . . . . .366 2 Tiberias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368 Tiberias Archaeology Update . . . . .370 Fast Facts: Tiberias . . . . . . . . . . . . .372 11 The Dead Sea & the Negev 1 South to Beersheva . . . . . . . . . . . .425 2 Arad, Neve Zohar/Ein Bokek & Sodom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433 3 Qumran, Ein Gedi & Masada . . . . .438 The Shepherds, the Shoemaker, the Professor & the Scrolls . . . . . . .439 v 329 6 7 8 9 10 Frommer’s Favorite Haifa Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349 Organized Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351 Outdoor Activities, Sports & Other Pursuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352 Haifa After Dark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353 Day Trips from Haifa . . . . . . . . . . . .354 356 3 The Sea of Galilee . . . . . . . . . . . . .384 4 Safed (Zefat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397 5 Upper Galilee & the Golan Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408 6 South of Galilee: The Jordan Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420 425 4 Into the Negev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448 5 Eilat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456 Wings over Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464 6 Side Trips to Sinai . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479 Ascending Mount Sinai . . . . . . . . . .482 02_289693-ftoc.qxp vi 10/20/08 2:34 PM Page vi CONTENTS 12 A Side Trip to Petra 1 Planning a Trip to Petra . . . . . . . . .486 A Look at Jordan’s Past . . . . . . . . .488 2 Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489 Fast Facts: Petra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491 3 Exploring Petra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491 486 Walking Tour: Petra . . . . . . . . . . . .494 4 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498 5 Excursions North & South of Petra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500 Appendix A: Fast Facts, Toll-Free Numbers & Websites 1 Fast Facts: Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502 Etiquette & Customs . . . . . . . . . . . .504 2 Toll-Free Numbers & Websites . . . .509 Appendix B: Useful Terms & Phrases 1 Hebrew Terms & Expressions . . . . .512 Index General Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516 Accommodations Index . . . . . . . . .528 502 512 2 Arabic Terms & Expressions . . . . . .515 516 Restaurant Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529 02_289693-ftoc.qxp 10/20/08 2:34 PM Page vii List of Maps Israel 7 History of Israel 26 Historic Jerusalem 103 Where to Stay in Downtown West Jerusalem 123 Where to Stay & Dine in Jerusalem 134 Where to Dine in Downtown West Jerusalem 143 Jerusalem: Old City 166 Temple Mount (Haram es Sharif ) 175 Church of the Holy Sepulcher 183 Walking Tour: The Old City 186 Jerusalem Attractions 194 Driving Tour: The Mountains West of Jerusalem 233 Where to Stay & Dine in Tel Aviv 242 Tel Aviv Attractions 270 The Golden Coast 291 Akko (Acre) 313 Haifa 336 Tiberias 369 Galilee & the Golan Heights 385 The Negev 427 Masada 445 Eilat 457 Sinai 481 Jordan 487 Petra 493 03_289693-flast.qxp 10/28/08 9:26 AM Page viii Acknowledgments Sadek Shweiki, research assistant and multi-lingual translator, deserves very special gratitude.

AACI offices in Jerusalem, 6 Mane St. (& 02/561-7151; fax 02/566-1186), and in Netanya, 28 Shmuel Ha-Naziv St. (& 09/833-0950), are especially active, but there are branches throughout the country, including Haifa, Tel Aviv, and in the Negev. Check the “In Jerusalem” and the “Tel Aviv City Lights” supplements to the Friday Jerusalem Post for their list of activities. The AACI website is at www.aaci.org.il. 9 Sustainable Tourism In Israel, the enormously active and inventive Society for Protection of Nature in Israel, or SPNI (www.spni.org), sponsors projects that protect the environment and promote awareness of threats to the natural beauty of the county, the urban landscape, and the ecological balance of the region. SPNI offers a program of superb walks, hikes, tours, 1-day to weeklong trips, and lectures about issues of conservation.

 

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Frommer's Oregon by Karl Samson

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Manufactured in the United States of America 5 4 3 01_537718-ffirs.indd ii 2 1 3/17/10 2:02 PM CONTENTS LIST OF MAPS vi 1 THE BEST OF OREGON 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 The Best Natural Attractions. . . . . . . .1 The Best Outdoor Activities . . . . . . . .2 The Best Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 The Best Hikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 The Best Scenic Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 The Best Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 The Best Family Attractions. . . . . . . . .5 The Best Historical Sites . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1 9 10 11 12 13 14 The Best Hotels for Families . . . . . . . .6 The Best B&Bs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 The Best Small Inns & Lodges . . . . . .8 The Best Historic Hotels & Lodges. . .8 The Best Dining with a View. . . . . . . .9 The Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 15 The Best Wineries Open to the Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 2 OREGON IN DEPTH 1 Oregon Today. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2 Looking Back at Oregon. . . . . . . . . . .14 3 The Lay of the Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 12 4 Oregon in Popular Culture: Books & Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 5 Eating & Drinking in Oregon . . . . . .23 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO OREGON 1 When to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Oregon Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . .26 2 Entry Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 3 Getting There & Getting Around . . .30 4 Money & Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 What Things Cost in Oregon. . . . . . . .34 5 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 6 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 02_537718-ftoc.indd iii 25 7 Specialized Travel Resources . . . . . .35 8 Sustainable Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 General Resources for Green Travel. . .38 9 Special Interest Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 10 The Active Vacation Planner. . . . . . .40 Serious Reservations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 11 Staying Connected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 12 Tips on Accommodations . . . . . . . . .46 3/17/10 2:02 PM iv 4 SUGGESTED OREGON ITINERARIES 1 The Regions in Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 2 Oregon in 1 Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 3 Oregon in 2 Weeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 4 Oregon for Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 5 A Week in Willamette Valley Wine Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 6 Exploring the Oregon Coast. . . . . . .58 5 PORTLAND 60 CO N T E N T S OREGON 1 Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Did You Know?

The city has a well-marked network of bike routes, including special bike lanes downtown. Of course, if you’re not a cyclist, Portland also has a great public transit system that includes light rail, street cars, buses, and even an aerial tram. Even wineries and vineyards in Oregon are doing their part to help the environment. More and more vineyards are P L A N N I N G YO U R T R I P TO O R E G O N Sustainable tourism is conscientious travel. It means being careful with the environments you explore and respecting the communities you visit. Two overlapping components of sustainable travel are ecotourism and ethical tourism. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. TIES suggests that ecotourists follow these principles: • Minimize environmental impact. • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect. • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts. • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation and for local people. • Raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climates. • Support international human rights and labor agreements.

See also Crosscountry skiing Diamond Lake, 279 Joseph, 351 La Grande and Baker City area, 345–346 Mount Ashland, 291 Mount Bachelor, 330–331 Mount Hood, 269–270 Santiam Pass, 273 Skinner Butte Park, 165 Smelt Sands State Recreation Site, 218 Smith Berry Barn Farm and Garden Market, 140 Smith Rock State Park, 324 Sokol Blosser Winery, 133 Soléna Estate, 135 Sorosis Park, 263 South Beach State Park, 212, 215 Southern Oregon, 50, 286–317 Southern Oregon coast, 236–244 Southern Oregon Historical Society’s Jacksonville Museum, 301 Southpark Seafood Grill & Wine Bar, 122 South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 229 South Stage Cellars, 303 Spangler Vineyards, 316 Sparks Lake, 333 Spindrift Cellars, 160 Spouting horns, 206, 218 Springhouse Cellar, 256 Stangeland Vineyards, 138 Stark’s Vacuum Museum, 98 Steens Mountain, 359–360 Stoller Vineyards, 133 Stonehenge Monument, 264 Storm-watching, 233 Stormy Weather Arts Festival, 28 Sturgeon Viewing Center, 249 Succor Creek State Natural Area, 357 Summer Lake Hot Springs, 359 Sumpter, 346 Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area, 346 17_537718-bindex.indd 375 Sumpter Valley Railroad, 346 Sundance Kayak School, 43 Sundance Wine Cellars, 166 Sunriver, 327–338 Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 330 Sunset Bay State Park, 228 Sunset Beach State Recreation Area, 178 Surfing Cannon Beach, 186 Lincoln City, 202 Seaside, 183 Surreys and funcycles, 183 Cannon Beach, 186 Sustainable tourism, 37–39 Sweet Cheeks Winery, 167 Sweet Oregon Berry Farm, 140 T ahkenitch Trail Head, 223 Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 341 TamKaLiks Celebration, 350 Tamolitch Pool, 274 The Tasting Room, 134 Taxes, 363 Telephones, 44–45 Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company, 167 Terwilliger Hot Springs, 273–274 Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro, 122 The Thirsty Woman, 262 Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, 321 Thomas Creek Bridge, 239 Three Arch Rocks, 197 Three Capes Scenic Loop, 197–199 3D Center of Art & Photography, 98 Three Sisters Wilderness, 332 Tillamook, 196–197 Tillamook Air Museum, 197 Tillamook Cheese Factory, 196 Tillamook County, 192–200 Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, 196 Tillamook Forest Center, 196–197 Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, 188 Timberline Lodge, 267 Timberline Mountain Guides, 43, 269 Timberline Ski Area, 267–269 Timberline Trail, 267 Time zones, 363 Tipping, 364 Todd Lake, 333 Toilets, 364 Toketee Falls, 278 Toledo, 213 Tom McCall Preserve, 262 Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 99, 107 Torii Mor Winery, 133 Trains and railways, 31, 32 Crooked River Dinner Train, 324 Eagle Cap Excursion Train, 350 excursions from Portland, 108–109 Mount Hood Railroad, 255–256 Oregon Coast Historical Railway, 229 Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, 196 Sumpter Valley Railroad, 346 Transportation, 31–32 Traveling to Oregon, 30–31 Travel Portland, 62, 63, 71, 96, 364 Trinity Vineyard, 154 Trisaetum Vineyards, 131 Trium, 290 Tryon Creek State Park, 110 Tulip Fest, 26 Turtle Rock Wayside, 239 TuTuNis, 236 Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary, 178 Twin Lakes, 333 Tyee Wine Cellars, 160 Tyrus Evan/The Depot, 135 375 Umpqua Hot Springs, 278 Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, 225 Umpqua River Lighthouse, 225 Undersea Gardens, 212 Union Station, 31, 61 University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 164 Upper Klamath Canoe Trail, 284 Upper Klamath Lake, 282, 284, 285 Urban Decanter, 136 3/17/10 2:09 PM 376 Vale, 356 Valley Bronze of Oregon, 350 Valley View Winery, 303 Vancouver, Washington, accommodations, 78–79 Van Duzer Vineyards, 154 Vault Martini, 122 Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, 99 Viento, 257 Viento State Park, 250, 260 Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial, 103 Vino Paradiso, 122 Visas, 29, 364 Visitor information, 364–365 Vista Balloon Adventures, 139 Volcanoes, 20 Volunteer and working trips, 39–40 W ahclella Falls, 249 Waldo Lake, 276 Wallowa County Museum, 350 Wallowa Lake State Park, 350–351 Wallowa Lake Tramway, 351 The Wallowa Mountains, 349–354 Walnut City WineWorks, 134 Wasco County Courthouse, 264 Wasco County Historical Museum, 263 Washington Park, 103–106 Washington Park and Zoo Railway, 105 Waterfront Blues Festival, 27 Waterfront Park, 99, 107 Weather, 25–26 Weather Machine, 96 Wednesday Wines, 133 Weisinger’s, 290 Wellness trips, 39 Wells Fargo History Museum, 98 West Coast Game Park Safari, 233 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, 258 Westmoreland, 65 Whalehead Beach Viewpoint, 239 17_537718-bindex.indd 376 Whale-watching, 19, 44 Bandon, 232 Depoe Bay, 206–207 Florence, 225 Garibaldi, 195 Newport, 213 Yachats, 218 Wheeler, 194–195 White Bird, 119 White Bird Gallery, 186 White River Falls State Park, 320 Whitespires Church, 158 White-water boating, 43, 44, 254, 357 Ashland, 290 Deschutes River, 332 Grants Pass, 307 Hells Canyon, 355 Jacksonville/Medford area, 301 Mount Hood, 268–269 north central Oregon, 319–320 Santiam Pass, 273 Whittington, Joe, 43 Widmer Brewing and Gasthaus, 124 Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center, 308 Wildlife Safari, 314 Wildwood Recreation Site, 268 WillaKenzie Estate, 135 Willamette Falls overlook, 125 Willamette Jetboat Excursions, 108 Willamette Mission State Park, 150 Willamette Pass, 275–277 Willamette Pass Ski Area, 276, 277 Willamette Queen, 148 Willamette River, 62 Portland waterfront, 99–103 Willamette Shore Trolley, 108–109 Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 151 Willamette Valley Vineyards, 155 Willamette Valley wine country, 47, 127–171.

 

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How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-Lee

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So there is no need for anyone to line up when the lane closes, provided that no one leaves it to the last moment to change lanes. In reality most drivers don’t leave as much as their stopping distance between them and the car in front, but the principles here still apply if they keep leaving the same proportion of that stopping distance between themselves and the next car as they slow down. 7. The carbon footprint tool is available as a free download from the Cumbria Tourism website, at www.cumbriatourism.org/sustainable-tourism/carbon-footprint-toolkit.aspx. It sets out to include just about everything that a business buys and does. For the most part it uses the same input–output model that I have drawn upon in this book (see above note 4 in the “Under 10 grams” section. The calculator itself was put together on a limited budget but seems to work fine. It is designed for use by businesses of any size, and the ambitious intention is for this to be possible without businesses needing any external help.

 

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Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet by Ian Hanington

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“Only a total ban on trophy hunting will ensure that bear populations can support the high-end viewing operations that add valuable income to coastal communities.” Protecting opportunities for Aboriginal businesses to participate in the multi-million-dollar ecotourism industry in B.C. must be a priority for government. Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations Turning Point Initiative, argued that government must manage bears to promote sustainable tourism. “This is not a sustainable industry,” Sterritt has said of trophy hunting. “It is jeopardizing the sustainable industries we are trying to create.” Killing bears for sport makes no sense scientifically, but it is also unethical and immoral to hunt these animals so that they become a head on a wall or a rug in front of a fireplace when tourists are willing to pay for the chance to photograph them alive and in the wild.

 

Culture Shock! Costa Rica 30th Anniversary Edition by Claire Wallerstein

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It is a friendly town with a big Saturday farmers’ market. Santa Elena/Monteverde ¦ A s t ra g g l i n g c o m m u n i t y s p re a d o u t a l o n g t h e u n p ave d ro a d to t h e wo r l d - fa m o u s M o n t eve rd e cloud forest reserve. Monteverde has a sizeable community of American dairy-farming Quakers, foreign and local artists, a cheese factory making real Cheddar, and the Monteverde Institute, which carries out research into sustainable tourism, agriculture, etc. Zarcero ¦ At around 1,700 m (5,577 ft) in the mountains of the Cordillera Central north of San José and near San Ramón, the Zarcero area has an almost Alpine feel. The town is most famous for its bizarre Dalí-esque topiary in front of the church. Local artist Evangelisto Blanco has sculpted dozens of trees into various human and animal shapes, and surreal arches. Look out also for regional food specialities such as palmito cheese and peach preserves.

 

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Lonely Planet Morocco (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet, Paul Clammer, Paula Hardy

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Sights & Activities Although there are plenty of mountainous hikes in the region – with summit-baggers heading straight for Irhil M’Goun (4068m) – ambling between villages along the valley floor is enormously rewarding. Along the way, drop in at some of the valley’s 40 local associations and cooperatives and find out more about how these mountain communities are evolving their own unique brand of sustainable tourism and providing much needed education to future generations. One such example is the non-profit école vivante (www.ecolevivante.com) , a free primary school that is part of a global educational youth project. At the very upper (northeastern) end of the valley at Ifrane a track heads east to Zaouiat Oulmzi. From here you can trek down to the seasonal Lac Izoughar, a favoured watering hole for the nomadic Aït Atta tribe.

Morocco’s Green Key program also certifies hotels and guesthouses that institute a range of resource-conserving measures, from low-flow toilets to environmentally friendly cleaning products, although it has received criticism from some quarters for granting certificates to hotels with distinctly high-impact facilities like swimming pools. Add these traditional, national and local resource-saving practices together, and Morocco is poised not only to make the switch to sustainable tourism, but to show Europe how it’s done. Survival Guide Directory A–Z Accommodation Customs Regulations Electricity Embassies & Consulates Gay & Lesbian Travellers Insurance Internet Access Language Courses Legal Matters Maps Money Opening Hours Photography Post Public Holidays Safe Travel Telephone Time Toilets Tourist Information Travellers with Disabilities Visas Volunteering Women Travellers Work Transport GETTING THERE & AWAY Entering Morocco Air Land Sea GETTING AROUND Bicycle Bus Car & Motorcycle Local Transport Tours Train Tram Health Insurance Medical Checklist Websites Availability & Cost of Health Care Infectious Diseases Traveller’s Diarrhoea Environmental Hazards Women’s Health Directory A–Z BOOK YOUR STAY ONLINE For more accommodation reviews by Lonely Planet authors, check out http://hotels.lonelyplanet.com.

 

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The Rough Guide to Vienna by Humphreys, Rob

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SNCF-owned information and ticket agent for all European passes and journeys from London. They also have an office at 1 Regent St, London SW1 (Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–4pm). TrainsEurope T0871/700 7722 (Mon–Fri 9am–5.30pm), Wwww.trainseurope.co.uk. Agent specializing in discounted international rail travel. | Getting there Airlines, Agents and Operators support projects in the developing world, especially the promotion of sustainable tourism. STA Wwww.statravel.com. Worldwide specialists in independent travel; also student IDs, travel insurance, car rental, rail passes, and more. Good discounts for students and under-26s. Trailfinders W www.trailfinders.com. One of the best-informed and most efficient agents for independent travellers. BASICS Once you’ve made it onto the continent, you face something in the region of 1200km of driving.

 

The Rough Guide to Prague by Humphreys, Rob

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Low fares on an extensive selection of scheduled flights and package deals. Martin Randall Travel Wwww.martinrandall.com. Small-group cultural tours to European destinations, including Prague, led by experts on art, archaeology or music. North South Travel Wwww.northsouthtravel .co.uk. Friendly, competitive travel agency, offering discounted fares worldwide. Profits are used to support projects in the developing world, especially the promotion of sustainable tourism. STA Travel W www.statravel.com. Worldwide specialists in independent travel; also student IDs, travel insurance, car rental, rail passes, and more. Good discounts for students and under-26s. Trailfinders W www.trailfinders.com. One of the best-informed and most efficient agents for independent travellers. Travel CUTS Wwww.travelcuts.com. Canadian youth and student travel firm. USIT Wwww.usit.ie.

 

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One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility by Zack Furness, Zachary Mooradian Furness

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The literal dogma of free market capitalism is perhaps best articulated by an executive at Opportunity international (the company formerly run by Eric Thurman, coauthor of A Billion Bootstraps): “Serving the poor is an act of worship. Every time you serve the poor, you express your love for Jesus. If Jesus came today, he would be a microfinance banker” isaac phiri, “From Hand Out to Hand Up,” Christianity Today (October 2007). Emphasis is my own. David Mozer offers an expansive and substantive analysis of bicycling and sustainable tourism in the studies he publishes through the international Bicycle Fund, available at http://www.ibike.org. For more on the problematics of tourism, see John Urry, The Tourist Gaze (london: Sage publications, 2002). “pedals for progress to Hit Milestone,” Pedals for Progress, available at http:// www.p4p.org/pDF/100kcourier.pdf (originally published in Courier News Online, June 23, 2006); “impact,” World Bicycle Relief, available at http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/ impact/index.php.

 

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Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization by Parag Khanna

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Chinese will pay up to $24,000 for a sturdy white tusk, even if it is only used to make fancy chopsticks. The Lord’s Resistance Army has poached dozens of elephants in eastern Congo to fund its guerrilla campaign against the Ugandan government. Where the government barely protects humans, let alone animals, only outside-funded programs such as Poachers to Protectors in Odzala National Park can compel hunters into training programs within the more sustainable tourism industry. In Somalia, armadas of warships and private flotillas won’t stop piracy attacks on oil and cargo tankers, while basic fishing boats would help Somali fishermen return to a more legitimate economy. Bringing better supply chains to people is the only way to prevent them from being exploited by worse ones. GETTING BEYOND CORRUPTION? The world is awash not only in cheap capital but also in crony capital as trillions of dollars of wealth seeking safe havens from government crackdowns are laundered into real estate and other assets from New York and London to Dubai and Singapore.

 

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The Rough Guide to Amsterdam by Martin Dunford, Phil Lee, Karoline Thomas

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Getting there | Airlines and agents | Agents and operators ebookers UK 0800/082 3000, Republic of Ireland 01/431 1311, www.ebookers.com. Low fares on an extensive selection of scheduled flights and package deals. North South Travel UK 01245/608 291, www.northsouthtravel.co.uk. Friendly, competitive travel agency, offering discounted fares worldwide. Profits are used to support projects in the developing world, especially the promotion of sustainable tourism. STA Travel UK 0871/2300 040, US 1-800/781-4040, Australia 134 STA, New Zealand 0800/474 400, SA 0861/781 781; www.statravel.com. Worldwide specialists in independent travel; also student IDs, travel insurance, car rental, rail passes and more. Good discounts for students and under-26s. Trailfinders UK 0845/058 5858, Republic of Ireland 01/677 7888, Australia 1300/780 212; www.trailfinders.com.

 

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

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The kari saik trey (fish coconut curry) and other curries are particularly scrumptious. Information Acleda Bank An ATM located on the road to Phnom Penh. Greenhouse ( 017 905659; www.greenhouse-tour.blogspot.com) Offers internet access and the most comprehensive tour progam around the province. Bunong Place ( 012 474879; www.bunongcenter.org; 6am-6pm) This NGO-run ‘drop-in centre’ for Bunong people is a good source of information on sustainable tourism, village homestays and elephant rides. Sells authentic Bunong textiles and local coffee, sodas and beers are available. Also provides trained Bunong guides for local tours, costing US$15/25 per half/full day, including motorbike. Getting There & Away NH76 to Sen Monorom is now in fantastic shape, including some impressive bridges across the deep river valleys. Rith Mony and Phnom Penh Sorya run morning buses to/from Phnom Penh (US$7.50, eight hours) via Snuol (US$3.75, three hours) and Kompong Cham (US$6.25, five hours).

Miso Walai homestay program (http://misowalaihomestay.com) Gets travellers involved with local wetlands restoration projects. Regional Environmental Awareness Cameron Highlands (Reach; www.reach.org.my) Take part in reforestation and recycling programs in the Cameron Highlands. Sepilok Orang-utan Centre Has one of the best established volunteer centres (Click here). Wild Asia (www.wildasia.net) Options are generally connected with the environment and sustainable tourism in the region. Women Travellers Foreign women travelling in Malaysia can expect some attention, though most of it will just involve stares from locals unfamiliar with (or curious about) Westerners. It helps, and is much more respectful of the culture, if you dress conservatively by wearing long pants or skirts and loose tops that cover the shoulders. Western women are not expected to cover their heads with scarves (outside mosques, that is).

A decade later he returned to coordinate Lonely Planet’s Myanmar guide. The many guides for Lonely Planet Simon has worked on since 1999 include several in Southeast Asia. DANIEL ROBINSON Malaysian Borneo, Brunei Daniel has been writing about Southeast Asia since 1989, when he researched the award-winning first editions of Lonely Planet’s guides to Vietnam and Cambodia. He takes a special interest in tropical rainforest habitats and the role that sustainable tourism can play in their conservation. In Borneo, Daniel is especially fond of tramping through Gunung Gading National Park in search of giant Rafflesia flowers and watching orang-utans cavort in Semenggoh’s jungle canopy. ADAM SKOLNICK Nusa Tenggara, Papua Adam Skolnick writes about travel, culture, health, sports, and the environment for Lonely Planet, Men’s Health, Outside, and Travel & Leisure among others.

 

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Frommer's New Mexico by Lesley S. King

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Albert Einstein, clean water, El Camino Real, place-making, Ronald Reagan, sustainable-tourism, trade route, X Prize

See Cross-country skiing; Downhill skiing Skip Maisel's (Albuquerque), 104 Ski Santa Fe, 169–170 Sky City Cultural Center and Pueblo of Acoma, 249 Slaughter Canyon Cave, 383 Smokey Bear Historical Park, 370 Smoking, 388 Snowboarding, 73 Snow Lake, 307 Snowmobiling, Taos, 234 Socorro, 309–313 Soda Dam, 116 Solano's Boot & Western Wear (Raton), 296 Sombria (Santa Fe), 174 Sonoma Ranch Golf Course (Las Cruces), 308 South Broadway Cultural Center (Albuquerque), 107 Southeastern New Mexico, 57, 349–385 outdoor activities, 349–352 Southeastern region, hiking, 71 Southwest Chief, 46, 76 Southwestern New Mexico, 57, 305–348 outdoor activities, 306–308 Southwestern region, hiking, 71 Southwest Film Center (Albuquerque), 109 Southwest Nordic Center, 248–249 Southwest Safaris (Santa Fe), 166 Southwest Seminars, 52 Southwest Spanish Craftsmen (Santa Fe), 175 Spaceport America (near Las Cruces), 25, 315 Spanish Market (Santa Fe), 38 Spas Albuquerque, 102 Ruidoso, 361 Santa Fe, 169 Taos, 234 Truth or Consequences, 316 Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts (near Ruidoso), 361–362 Springer, 297 Spring River Park and Zoo (Roswell), 373 Stahmann Farms (near Las Cruces), 328 Stahmann's Country Store (near Las Cruces), 328 Stahmann's on the Plaza (Las Cruces), 324 Stephen Kilborn Pottery (Taos), 238 Steppin' Out (Ruidoso), 360 Stone Forest (Santa Fe), 177 Stone Lake Fiesta (Jicarilla Apache Reservation), 40, 278 Storrie Lake State Park, 286, 291 Storytellers and the Southwest: A Literary Walking Tour (Santa Fe), 165 Strictly Southwestern (Albuquerque), 106 Sugarite Canyon State Park, 286, 297 Summer Outdoor Theater (Farmington), 278 Summer Solstice (Española), 197 Sumner Lake State Park, 376 Sun exposure, 48 Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 326 Sunport Shuttle, 43 Albuquerque, 76 Sunset dances, Gallup, 260 Sunset Unlimited, 46 Sustainable tourism, 51–52 Swimming Farmington, 273 Navajo Lake State Park, 249 northeastern New Mexico, 287 Santa Fe, 170 southwestern New Mexico, 308 Taos, 234 Swimming pools, Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center (Los Alamos), 190 T Tanner Chaney Galleries (Albuquerque), 104 Taos, 200–244 accommodations, 205–213 area code, 203 arriving in, 201 business hours, 203 climate, 203 currency exchange, 203–204 dentists, 204 doctors, 204 emergencies, 204 getting around, 202–203 hospital, 204 hot lines, 204 Internet access, 204 layout of, 202 library, 204 lost property, 204 maps, 202 newspapers and magazines, 204 nightlife, 238–239 organized tours, 226 outdoor activities, 229–234 skiing, 226–229 parking, 202 pharmacies, 204 police, 204 post offices, 204 radio stations, 204 restaurants, 213–220 road conditions, 204 shopping, 234–238 sights and attractions, 220–226 taxes, 204–205 television, 205 time zone, 205 visitor information, 202 Taos Artisans Cooperative Gallery, 236 Taos Art Museum, 222 Three Rivers Petroglyph National Recreation Area, 371 Three Rivers Tap & Game Room (Farmington), 278 Ticketmaster Albuquerque, 107 Santa Fe, 177 Tierra Amarilla, 282 Tierra Wools (Los Ojos), 282 Time zones, 388 Tingley Beach (Albuquerque), 100 Tinkertown Museum (Sandia Crest), 119 Tipping, 388–389 Toilets, 389 Tombaugh, Clyde, 25 Tome on the Range (Las Vegas), 289 Torchlight Procession (Taos Ski Valley), 41 Towa Golf Resort (near Santa Fe), 167 Towa Golf Resort (Pojoaque Pueblo), 100 Towayalane, 263 Town of Taos Visitor Center, 202 Toy Train Depot (Alamogordo), 353–354 Trains and railways, 44, 46 Albuquerque, 76 Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, 279–280 Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 325 Las Vegas railroad district, 288 Mission Santa Fe Depot (Raton), 296 Santa Fe, 123–124 Santa Fe Railroad Depot (Gallup), 258 Santa Fe Southern Railway, 162–163 Transportation, 51 Traveling to New Mexico, 43–45 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 22 Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths (Santa Fe), 176 Tri-Cultural Art Festival (Española), 197 Trinity Site (Alamogordo), 354 Truchas, 194–195 Trujillo Weaving Shop (Chimayo), 192–193 Truth or Consequences, 314–321 Truth or Consequences & Sierra County Chamber of Commerce, 315 Truth or Consequences Fiesta, 315 Truth or Consequences Golf Course, 308 Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport, 315 Tsankawi section (Bandelier National Monument), 191 Tucumcari, 301–303 Tucumcari Historical Museum, 301 Tucumcari Municipal Airport, 301 Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course, 286 Tucumcari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce, 301 Tularosa Vineyards, 371 Tumbleweeds (quarterly), 50 The Turquoise Trail, 118–121 Turquoise Village (Zuni Pueblo), 264 Turtle dance San Juan Pueblo, 186 Taos Pueblo, 224 Twin Heart Express & Transportation, 45 Twin Warriors Golf Club (near Albuquerque), 51 Twirl (Taos), 236 INDEX Taos Art School, 53 Taos Blue, 236 Taos Box, 233 Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), 238 Taos Chamber of Commerce, 205 Taos Community Auditorium, 238 Taos Convention Center, 238 Taos County Chamber of Commerce, 202, 238 Taos Drum Company, 237–238 Taos Fair, 200 Taos Fall Arts Festival, 40 Taos Historic Museums, 222–223 Taos Historic Walking Tours, 226 Taos Indian Horse Ranch, 72, 232 Taos Mountain Casino, 224 Taos Mountain Outfitters, 229, 232 Taos Pilates Studio, 231 Taos Public Library, 204 Taos Pueblo, 28, 223–224 Taos Pueblo Powwow, 38, 224 Taos Regional Airport, 201 Taos School of Music, 239 Taos Ski Valley, 227 accommodations, 211–213 Taos Ski Valley Sportswear, Ski & Boot Co., 226 Taos Society of Artists, 26, 200 Taos Solar Music Festival, 37 Taos Spa and Tennis Club, 231, 234 Taos Spring Arts Festival, 36–37 Taos Swimming Pool, 234 Taos Trade Fair, 39, 223 Taos Youth Family Center, 233–234 Tapetes de Lana & The Traveler's Café (Las Vegas), 289 Tapetes de Lana (Mora), 289 Taste of Santa Fe, 38 Tauck World Discovery, 54 Taxes, 388 Taxis, Albuquerque, 78 Taylor Streit Flyfishing Service (Taos), 231 Telephones, 54–55 Temperatures, 35 Tennis, 74 Albuquerque, 102 Santa Fe, 170 Taos, 234 Ten Thousand Waves (near Santa Fe), 169 Tesuque Flea Market (Santa Fe), 176 Tesuque Pueblo, 182–184 Theater Albuquerque, 108 Las Cruces, 327 Santa Fe, 179 Theater Grottesco (Santa Fe), 179 Theaterwork Studio (Santa Fe), 179 U UFO Festival, 37 UFO Festival (Roswell), 372 Ultimed (Santa Fe), 127 University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course (Albuquerque), 70 University of New Mexico Hospital (Albuquerque), 79 University of New Mexico Lobos (Albuquerque), 102 USA Rail Pass, 46 Ute Lake State Park, 302 V Valles Caldera National Preserve, 192 Valle Vidal, 242 Valle Vidal Recreation Area, 229, 294 Valley of Fires Recreation Area, 371 Val Verde Hotel (Socorro), 309 Vanessie of Santa Fe, 182 Vargas, Diego de, 21 Velarde, 196 Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory (VLA), 311 Victorio Hotel (Kingston), 318 Victory Alpaca Ranch (Mora), 290–291 Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park, 243 Villanueva, 291 Villanueva State Park, 291 Vintage Wines (Mesilla), 327 Visas, 42, 389 Visa Waiver Program (VWP), 42 Visitor information, 389 Visit USA, 45 VLA (Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory), 311 Volunteer travel, 52, 53 Vortex Theatre (Albuquerque), 108 403 INDEX W 404 Walatowa Visitor Center (Jemez Pueblo), 115 Walking tours, Santa Fe, 165 War Dancer Designs & Gallery (Las Vegas), 289 War Eagles Air Museum (Santa Teresa Airport), 328–329 Water, 51 drinking, 389 Water Canyon, 307 Waterfall Dances (Nambe Pueblo), 185 Watersports, 73–74 Weather, 35, 48 Weaving (textiles).

 

Frommer's San Diego 2011 by Mark Hiss

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airport security, California gold rush, car-free, desegregation, Donald Trump, East Village, El Camino Real, glass ceiling, New Journalism, Skype, South of Market, San Francisco, sustainable-tourism, transcontinental railway, urban renewal, Works Progress Administration

See also Walking tours animal parks, 129–134 Balboa Park, 138–146, 159–162 beaches, 134–138 Coronado, 157, 160 for kids, 160–162 La Jolla, 153–157, 160, 163 Mission Bay and the Beaches, 152–153 Old Town & Mission Valley, 149–153, 159 special-interest, 162–165 Silver Strand, 135 Singles Travel International, 45 Single travelers, 45 Skating, 178 Skysurfer Balloon Company, 169–170 Smoking, 293 Snorkeling, 178 Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality, 41 Softball, 180 Solana Beach, 244–251 Soledad, Mount, 154 Soul of America, 45 South Carlsbad State Beach, 247 Southern California CityPass, 133 South Park, 57 Spanish Village Art Center, 205, 216–217 Spectator sports, 16, 180–182 San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum, 143–144 Tijuana, 279 Spencer-Ogden Building, 186 Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 145, 159, 203 Spreckels Theatre, 229 Sprinter rail service, 33 Starlight Theatre, 235–236 Starlite, 232 STA Travel, 45 Stay-for-the-Day pass, 140 Stingaree, 231 Street maps, 31–32 Street Scene, 21 Stuart Collection, 156 Student travel, 45 Summer Organ Festival, 20 Sunny Jim Cave, 215 SuperShuttle, 27, 41 Surfing, 178–179 competitions, 21 Oceanside, 252, 253 Sushi Performance & Visual Art, 223–224 Sustainable tourism, 46–47 Swami's Beach (Encinitas), 138, 246–247 Swimming, 179 Sycuan Resort & Casino, 175, 235 T Taboo Studio, 217 Tasende Gallery, 217 Tauck World Discovery, 49 Taxes, 293 Taxis, 35 airport, 27 Telephones, 49–50 Television, 15 Temecula, 258–259 wineries in, 165 Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival, 170 Temperatures, average, 18 Tennis, 179–180 Theater, 16, 224–226 The 3rd Corner, 222 Thomas Guide, 32 Thornton Winery, 258–259 Thoroughbred Racing Season, 21 Tide pools, 134 TIES (The International Ecotourism Society), 47 Tijuana, 271–284 exploring, 276–277 getting around, 274 nightlife, 283–284 shopping, 277–278 traveling to, 271–274 visitor information, 275–276 Time zone, 293 Timken Museum of Art, 145 Tipping, 293–294 The Tipsy Crow, 231–232 Top of the Hyatt, 194, 232 Top of the Park, 234 Toreo de Tijuana, 279 Torrey Pines Beach, 137–138 Torrey Pines Gliderport, 175–176 Torrey Pines Golf Course, 154, 175 Torrey Pines State Beach, 238 Torrey Pines State Reserve, 156–157, 171 nature walks, 168 Tourism Concern (U.K.), 47 Tourism for All (U.K.), 41 Tourmaline Surfing Park, 136 Tours, organized, 165–169 Toys, 221 Train travel, 33 to San Diego, 27–28 Transit information, 35, 36, 294 Transit Store, 27, 32, 33 discounted fares for disabled travelers, 41 Transportation, 32–36 Travel accessories, 221–222 TravelChums, 45 Travel CUTS, 45 Traveler's checks, 38 Traveler's Depot, 222 Travelex, 26 Travel Health Online, 39 Trolleys, 33–35 Tuna Harbor, 193 Turf Supper Club, 232–233 Turtle Lagoon, 158 U UCSD Medical Center-Hillcrest, 39 UCSD Thornton Hospital, 39 Unconditional Surrender Statue, 193 United Express, 26 United Nations Building, 141, 203 University of California, San Diego (UCSD), 153–154 University Towne Center (UTC), 220 The UPS Store, 49 Uptown.

 

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Aerotropolis by John D. Kasarda, Greg Lindsay

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3D printing, air freight, airline deregulation, airport security, Akira Okazaki, Asian financial crisis, back-to-the-land, barriers to entry, Berlin Wall, big-box store, blood diamonds, borderless world, British Empire, call centre, carbon footprint, Clayton Christensen, cleantech, cognitive dissonance, conceptual framework, credit crunch, David Brooks, David Ricardo: comparative advantage, Deng Xiaoping, deskilling, edge city, Edward Glaeser, failed state, food miles, Ford paid five dollars a day, Frank Gehry, fudge factor, full employment, future of work, Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute, George Gilder, global supply chain, global village, gravity well, Haber-Bosch Process, Hernando de Soto, hive mind, if you build it, they will come, illegal immigration, inflight wifi, interchangeable parts, intermodal, invention of the telephone, inventory management, invisible hand, Jane Jacobs, Jeff Bezos, Kangaroo Route, knowledge worker, kremlinology, labour mobility, Marshall McLuhan, Masdar, McMansion, megacity, Menlo Park, microcredit, Network effects, New Economic Geography, new economy, New Urbanism, oil shale / tar sands, oil shock, peak oil, Peter Thiel, pets.com, pink-collar, pre–internet, RFID, Richard Florida, Ronald Coase, Ronald Reagan, savings glut, Seaside, Florida, Shenzhen was a fishing village, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley startup, Skype, smart cities, smart grid, South China Sea, South Sea Bubble, sovereign wealth fund, special economic zone, spice trade, spinning jenny, stem cell, Steve Jobs, supply-chain management, sustainable-tourism, telepresence, the built environment, The Chicago School, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, The Nature of the Firm, thinkpad, Thomas L Friedman, Thomas Malthus, Tony Hsieh, trade route, transcontinental railway, transit-oriented development, traveling salesman, trickle-down economics, upwardly mobile, urban planning, urban renewal, urban sprawl, walkable city, white flight, Yogi Berra

But don’t dismiss the aerotropolis just yet. In its ability to redraw the map, aviation possesses the power to sketch a more prosperous world. Even if there were no clean, renewable substitutes for jet fuel on the horizon, it would still be necessary to rearrange the rest of our overheating civilization to save it. Flying’s Inconvenient Truths In 2007, the Travel Foundation, a British nonprofit promoting sustainable tourism, asked a thousand Britons, “From what you have read and heard, roughly what percentage of carbon dioxide emissions do you believe are due to aircraft?” The percentage in question was the global total, a figure including everything from China’s coalfired power plants (where a new one is opening every week) to Mumbai’s surging traffic jams, to the hungover sprawl of our housing bubble. Put another way, how did binge flying’s sins stack up against the rest?

 

Bali & Lombok Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

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active transport: walking or cycling, Airbnb, car-free, carbon footprint, clean water, first-past-the-post, global village, land reform, Mahatma Gandhi, Mikhail Gorbachev, Skype, spice trade, sustainable-tourism

Guru RatnaGUESTHOUSE ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; %0813 3719 4398; www.guru-ratna.com; r 175,000-350,000Rp; W) The cheapest place in the village has seven comfortable hot-water rooms (some share bathrooms). The best rooms have some style, carved wood details, nice porches and are in a colonial Dutch house. oPuri Lumbung CottagesGUESTHOUSE ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; %0362-701 2887, 0812 383 6891; www.purilumbung.com; cottages US$80-160; iW)S Founded by Nyoman Bagiarta to develop sustainable tourism, this lovely hotel has 43 bright two-storey cottages and rooms set among rice fields. Enjoy intoxicating views (units 32 to 35 have the best) down to the coast from the upstairs balconies. Dozens of trekking options and courses are offered. The hotel's restaurant, Warung Kopi Bali (mains 45,000Rp to 85,000Rp), is sponsored by a Swiss cooking school. The hotel is on the right-hand side of the road coming from Bedugul, 700m before Munduk.

 

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The Rough Guide to Florence & the Best of Tuscany by Tim Jepson, Jonathan Buckley, Rough Guides

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air freight, Bonfire of the Vanities, car-free, housing crisis, land reform, Plutocrats, plutocrats, sustainable-tourism, trade route, upwardly mobile, urban planning

One of the best operators in the sector: imaginative art, music and cultural tours ranging from three to twelve nights, including Piero della Francesca, Florence & Siena and Florence Revisited (lesserknown sights and private palaces). North South Travel UK Wwww.northsouthtravel .co.uk. Friendly, competitive travel agency, offering discounted fares worldwide. Profits are used to support projects in the developing world, especially the promotion of sustainable tourism. STA Travel UK W www.statravel.co.uk, US W www.statravel.com, Australia W www.statravel .com.au, W www.statravel.co.nz. Worldwide specialists in low-cost flights and tours for students and under-26s, though other customers welcome. Also offers student IDs, travel insurance, car rental, rail passes and more. Sunvil Holidays UK Wwww.sunvil.co.uk. City breaks and hotel and villa packages, but especially strong on tailor-made fly-drive packages in three- to five-star hotels.

 

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Lonely Planet China (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet, Shawn Low

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Albert Einstein, anti-communist, bike sharing scheme, call centre, carbon footprint, clean water, colonial rule, credit crunch, Deng Xiaoping, haute couture, haute cuisine, income inequality, indoor plumbing, land reform, place-making, Skype, South China Sea, special economic zone, sustainable-tourism, trade route, upwardly mobile, urban planning, urban renewal, urban sprawl, women in the workforce, Xiaogang Anhui farmers, young professional

TTours Khampa CaravanTOURS (Kangba Shangdao Tanxian Luxingshe MAP GOOGLE MAP ; %828 8648; www.khampacaravan.com; 2nd flr, cnr Dawa Lu & Changzheng Lu; h9am-noon & 2-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-noon Sat) Tibetan-run, this well-established outfit organises some excellent treks and overland journeys, inside Tibet too, that get good feedback. The company also runs a lot of sustainable development programs within Tibetan communities. See www.shangrilaassociation.org for more details. Haiwei TrailsTOURS (%139 8875 6540; www.haiweitrails.com) Has a good philosophy towards local sustainable tourism, and over a decade of experience running treks and trips. 4Sleeping With so many guesthouses destroyed in the fire, good places to stay are at a premium, although that will change in the future. Cheap digs (¥60 a room) can be found around the bus station and the square off Dawa Lu at the edge of the old town. Despite Shangri-la’s often glacial night temperatures, many guesthouses are neither heated nor have 24-hour hot water.