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Busy Ideas for Bored Kids: Travel Edition

Busy Ideas for Bored Kids: Travel Edition

$10.00
Out of ideas for how to interest bored kids? Pick a card! This card pack in a handy tin includes 50 fun ideas to keep boredom at bay as kids are traveling. Choose cards with the PLANE icon for plane travel ideas, CAR icon for road trip ideas, and the SHOE icon for walking ideas. Perfect for ages 4+, take them on your next vacation to keep the kids entertained. Plastic-free packaging. Text heavy contents, English only
Charlotte County Atlas

Charlotte County Atlas

$14.95
$14.95

Storage Cube Set--Trippy Checkers

$30.00
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Adams, Mark
$18.00
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR

What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?

In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and "discovered" Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth--except he'd written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams' fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?

Nora says this book is one of the greatest adventure books of all time.

Walking Home: A Poet's Journey

Walking Home: A Poet's Journey

Armitage, Simon
$15.95
The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe. The Romantic poets tramped all over the Lake District searching for inspiration. Now Simon Armitage, with equal parts enthusiasm and trepidation, as well as a wry humor all his own, has taken on Britain's version of our Appalachian Trail: the Pennine Way. Walking "the backbone of England" by day (accompanied by friends, family, strangers, dogs, the unpredictable English weather, and a backpack full of Mars Bars), each evening he gives a poetry reading in a different village in exchange for a bed. Armitage reflects on the inextricable link between freedom and fear as well as the poet's place in our bustling world. In Armitage's own words, "to embark on the walk is to surrender to its lore and submit to its logic, and to take up a challenge against the self."
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

Bourdain, Anthony
$35.00

A guide to some of the world's most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter--and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places--in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.

Walk in the Woods (Movie Tie-In): Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Walk in the Woods (Movie Tie-In): Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bryson, Bill
$15.99
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.
Kinfolk Islands

Kinfolk Islands

Burns, John
$45.00
Join Kinfolk on a journey off the beaten track, to islands big and small, in this collection of eighteen new travel stories. Whether it's a tour of the otherworldly landscape of Socotra in Yemen or a hike into the old growth of a Japanese forest on Yakushima, each slow travel itinerary invites you to set sail at a pace that allows for true discovery and immersion.

Filled with ideas and inspiration for where to escape, explore and unwind, Kinfolk Islands is full of vibrant photography, practical guidance and thoughtful reflections on why the idea of an island embodies so many of our travel fantasies. There are the charms of urban islands, including Montréal's beloved Mile End neighborhood. Truly unexpected destinations, like Hormuz, off the coast of Iran, with its psychedelic scenery and bohemian spirit. Italy's sun-soaked Ponza, perfect for languid afternoons. And of course some of the world's most beautiful beaches, from jungle-fringed Caribbean sands to rugged and remote Nordic shores.

Believing that travel is as much a state of mind as an action or itinerary, Kinfolk celebrates a way of exploring our world that not only fosters thoughtful perspectives on the places we visit but also deepens our relationship with home once the journey is over.

Pocket Italian Grammar

Pocket Italian Grammar

Danesi, Marcel
$8.99
Pocket-sized and packed with helpful instruction, this portable book provides a concise yet comprehensive guide to Italian grammar.

Barron's Pocket Italian Grammar covers parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, pronunciation advice, verb charts, and more. It also features definitions of basic grammatical terms with examples in Italian and English.

The two-color design for headings, key words, and phrases makes this title a quick and easy reference and enhances its visual appeal.

Whether you're at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, level, this is a must-have, inexpensive grammar resource for Italian-language students, teachers, or translators looking for a go-to guide or supplement.

Survival Korean : How to Communicate Without Fuss or Fear Instantly

Survival Korean : How to Communicate Without Fuss or Fear Instantly

De Mente, Boye; Kim, Woojoo
$6.95
A handy Korean phrasebook and guide to the Korean language, Survival Korean contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around Korea.

This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Korean in any setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Korean or traveling to Korea, it also contains a beginner guide to the Korean language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Korean than a typical Korean phrasebook or Korean dictionary.

The book is broken into four primary sections: Common Korean Expressions and Key Words, Essential Korean Communication Tools, Korean Travel Vocabulary and Useful Korean Expressions, and Korean Pronunciation Guides for Key Korean Names and Signs. All Korean words and phrases are written in Romanized form as well phonetically, making pronouncing Korean a breeze. For example, the word for "Hello," Yoboseyo is also written as Yoe-boh-say-yoh. Authentic Korean script (Hangul) is also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to a native Korean-speaker.

Key features of Survival Korean include:

  • Hundreds of useful Korean words and expressions.
  • Up-to-date internet, mobile, and social media terms
  • An English-Korean index with more than 1,000 additional words and their pronunciation for quick reference.
  • Romanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Korean script (Hangul) for all words and phrases.
  • A concise background and history of the Korean language.
  • An introduction to the Korean Alphabet.
  • A pronunciation guide for Korean syllables.
  • A guide to Korean grammar.