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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
Birnbaum's 2024 Walt Disney World

Birnbaum's 2024 Walt Disney World

Birnbaum Guides
$19.99
Prepare for your Walt Disney World vacation with the one and only official, up-to-the-minute insider's guide to America's most popular travel destination!

Updated annually with expert advice and reviews, coupons, and more!

Trust Birnbaum as your 2023-2024 guide for:

  • insider tips for budgeting, scheduling, and navigating the theme parks and resorts
  • detailed descriptions of all the attractions, resorts, and eateries
  • money-saving strategies and more than $400 worth of coupons
  • colorful maps, photos, Disney character illustrations, and more

  • Get the scoop on what's new at Walt Disney World:
  • Race through the Grid on TRON Lightcycle/Run, the Magic Kingdom's high-octane newcomer
  • Have a blast at EPCOT's dazzling new nighttime spectacular
  • Add these groundbreaking attractions to your "must-do" list: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance; Slinky Dog Dash; Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway; Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!, and the Disney Skyliner, the aerial gondola system connecting EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and four resorts

  • Inside this book, find out how to:
  • Catch the Magic Kingdom's beloved fireworks extravaganza: Happily Ever After
  • Make a splash at the Disney water parks
  • Have a meal with Mickey Mouse and his Disney pals
  • Enjoy Disney Springs, a vibrant dining, shopping, and entertainment district
  • Detect Hidden Mickeys throughout the theme parks
  • Soar on the back of a mountain banshee at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park attraction Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Choose (and book!) a Disney dining experience with our extensive restaurant coverage
  • Book a backstage tour or fireworks cruise
  • Get great value at Disney's Art of Animation and Pop Century resorts
  • Fly high in Toy Story Land, a cheery play zone at Disney's Hollywood Studios park
  • Meet favorite Disney characters

  • Planning a trip to the Walt Disney World with your family?
  • Be sure to also pick up Birnbaum's 2024 Walt Disney World for Kids: The Official Guide.
  • Paris and Her Cathedrals

    Paris and Her Cathedrals

    Bloch, R. Howard
    $24.00
    "So infectious is R. Howard Bloch's passion for his subject that even those unable to do the traveling required will find in Paris and Her Cathedrals an inspiring guide to these time-hallowed masterpieces of medieval culture." --Colin Jones, author of Paris and The Great Nation

    Over the years, R. Howard Bloch has become renowned for the insider tours of Paris that he gives to students abroad. Long sought after by travelers and history buffs for his near-encyclopedic knowledge of French cathedrals, the eminent French literature scholar finally shares his expertise with a wider audience.

    In Paris and Her Cathedrals, six of the most sublime cathedrals in the penumbra of Paris--Saint-Denis, Notre-Dame, Chartres, Sainte-Chapelle, Amiens, Reims--are illumined in magnificent detail as Bloch, taking us from the High Middle Ages to the devastating fire that set Notre-Dame ablaze in 2019, traces the evolution of each in turn. Written from the premise that "seeing is enhanced by knowing," each chapter is organized along the lines of a walk around and then through the space of the cathedral, such that the actual or virtual visitor feels the rich sweep of the church, "the essence of these architectural wonders" (Antonia Felix).

    Animating the past with lush evocations of architectural splendor--from flying buttresses and jewel-encrusted shrines to hidden burial grounds and secret chambers--Bloch then contextualizes the cathedrals within the annals of French history. Here thrilling tales of kingly intrigue--as in Saint-Chapelle, where the pious King Louis IX amassed relics, including Christ's crown of thorns--and audacious abbots are interspersed with anecdotes about the meeting of aristocratic and everyday life, culminating in "a rich, colorful narrative that clearly but expertly explains the history and symbolism of some of the world's most magnificent buildings" (Ross King).

    To be read in preparation for an enlightened visit or merely to open a window upon the High Middle Ages in France, Paris and Her Cathedrals is a "revelation," an "indispensable guide" (Garry Wills) to these awe-inspiring structures. Complete with the author's own photographs, this beautifully illustrated volume vitally enhances our understanding of the history of Paris and its environs.
    World Travel

    World Travel

    Bourdain, Anthony
    $22.00

    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.



    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.
    Frommer's Disney World, Universal, and Orlando

    Frommer's Disney World, Universal, and Orlando

    Cochran Jason
    $21.95
    Preparing for an Orlando vacation can be a full-time job, and it costs a small fortune. Most other books on the market make the problem worse, burying vacationers in endless pages of pointless details unquestioningly cheering for the high-priced theme parks and resorts. But this lightweight, fact-packed guide cuts through the noise and compresses the information you truly need to know. No other book does what we do: Honest talk, money-saving tips, and affectionate insider secrets to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and the inimitable culture and history of Orlando and Central Florida.This groundbreaking Orlando guide was named Guide Book of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers. Author Jason Cochran started going to Orlando as a child in the early 1970s and he keeps you on top of the newest developments in this ever-shifting tourist scene. He wants to help you master the parks with a minimum of anxiety and expense.No other book is as comprehensive while remaining so concise and so honest. No other book synthesizes advice, history, and good sense in such an easy-to-read format. It's smart―like you.Savvy tips for avoiding crowds, and skipping the linesMoney-saving hacks to tame the high cost of an Orlando holidayStep-by-step itineraries whether you are bringing kids or notSmart appraisals of what is worth waiting in line for―and what you can skip―using the Frommer's star rating system, plus "don't miss" sections for each parkA full chapter's worth of restaurant recommendations. This is the only guide in which all city restaurants are family-owned and none are chains or franchises16 pages of color photosInterior maps of the theme parks, plus area maps marked with hotels, restaurants, and attractionsRankings of the area's best resorts and well-priced hotels, including bold warnings for which ones charge extra resort feesFully updated with insider details and secrets, including for The Star Wars: Galaxies Edge, Pandora -The World of Avatar, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano BayPLUS! A huge fold-out, indexed map of the entire Orlando area for on-the-go navigationDisney, the stress-free way!About Frommer's: There's a reason that Frommer's has been the most trusted name in travel for more than 65 years. Arthur Frommer created the bestselling guide series in 1957 to help American service members fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe. Since then, we have published thousands of titles, becoming a household name by helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer's.


    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.
  • DK Eyewitness Florida

    DK Eyewitness Florida

    DK Eyewitness
    $24.99
    Whether you want to visit the Mission Control Room at the Kennedy Space Center, take an airboat ride in the Everglades or discover the historic Coral Gables, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Florida has to offer.

    Florida is known for its sun-kissed beaches and magical theme parks, but this diverse state offers so much more. Enjoy nature trails and national parks, sizzling nightlife and sumptuous seafood - Florida puts on a show to remember.

    Our updated 2023 travel guide brings Florida to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the state's iconic buildings and neighborhoods.

    DK Eyewitness Florida is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.

    Inside DK Eyewitness Florida you will find:

    -A fully-illustrated top experiences guide: our expert pick of must-sees and hidden gems.
    -Accessible itineraries to make the most out of each and every day.
    -Expert advice honest recommendations for getting around safely, when to visit each sight, what to do before you visit, and how to save time and money.
    -Color-coded chapters to every part of Florida, from Gold Coast to the Gulf Coast, Orlando to the Keys.
    -Practical tips the best places to eat, drink, shop and stay.
    -Detailed maps and walks to help you navigate the region country easily and confidently.
    -Covers Miami Beach, Downtown and Coral Gables Beyond the Center, The Gold and Treasure Coasts Walt Disney World(R) Resort Orlando and the Space Coast The Northeast, The Panhandle The Gulf Coast, The Everglades and the Keys

    Only visiting Miami? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Miami and the Keys.