USA: Handbook


Автор: Jennifer Paull, Annika Hipple

Издательство: Berlitz Publishing Company, Inc.

Год: 2012

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320 стр.



USA: Handbook is the ultimate practical, inspirational guide to this amazingly diverse country, with 320 pages combining authoritative narrative detail and stunning color photography. What sets the guide apart is the illuminating Unique Experiences section, packed full of practical advice on how to make the most of all the opportunities unique to the United States - from seeing a Civil War battle re-enactment to experiencing the quintessential American road trip.
The guide starts with a rundown of the USA's Top 25 Attractions, ranging from the New York City's iconic Times Square to the stately span of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. In the Trip Planner you'll find itineraries outlining how best to maximise your time in America, whether you're embarking on a fortnight exploring the country's natural treasures in the National Parks or hopping to the major cities for the culture and nightlife.
The Places Section tackles each of the USA's regions in turn - starting with the historic origins in New York and New England. Swinging southward through the Mid-Atlantic Region and ending up in the South covers a broad range of sights, including the seat of government in Washington DC. The Heartland and Texas & the Southwest take you deep into the American psyche, with special features on Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, the historic railroads, and the stunning sights of the Grand Canyon. You can travel the west by historic railroad all the way to California's beaches, and end up sipping coffee in Seattle just like a local. Each chapter is color-coded for easy reference, and features everything you'll need to know about the sights and attractions in the area, as well as maps to help you get around and carefully chosen listings of the best places to sleep, eat, drink, and get active. The Places section is interspersed with fully mapped tours, suggesting walks including through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and Cultural Spreads that give a striking insight into an element of America's culture, from bluegrass music in the heart of Appalachia to the silver screens of Hollywood.
Further practical advice is provided in a chapter dedicated to accommodations, transportation, health and safety, money and budgeting, responsible travel, and family holidays. The Setting the Scene chapter is devoted to the USA's historical and cultural background, plus information on the country's cuisine.


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