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Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips (Travel Guide) Paperback – February 1, 2013
Huntington P/L 917.95
Discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet’s the Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips, your passport to the most up-to-date advice on unique experiences that await you along the Americana highways. This guide features 33 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures. Take a detour off Highway 101 to eat your fill of fresh seafood, sample chardonnay at Willamette, or ditch the interstate for scenic byways; all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, cue up your driving playlist, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet’s the Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips:

  • Lavish colour and gorgeous photography on every page to inspire you as you plan
  • Itineraries and planning advice help you pick the right routes for you and tailor your trip to your needs and interests
  • Get around easily with 78 easy-to-read, full-color regional and route maps and detailed directions
  • Insider tips about local driving rules, parking, toll roads, and more help you get around like a local to avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road
  • Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, and sight-seeing
  • Useful features – including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, and Link Your Trip
  • Coverage of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle, Portland, Willamette Valley, Ashland, Olympic Peninsula, Whidbey Island, Lummi Island, Okanagan Valley, Mercer Island, Astoria, Fairhaven, Newport, and more

Perfect for those planning to explore the Pacific Northwest in the classic American way-by road trip!

Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia Paperback – March 30, 2011
Kindle Unlimited
In the 1970s a handful of brewers in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia were tired of the traditional light and flavorless American beers and began exploring ways to make better beer brewed from local ingredients. The “microbrews” (as they were originally called) caught on, and the Northwest quickly became the center of the craft beer movement that is now flourishing and spreading across the United States, Canada, and the world.

Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest is a suds-soaked adventure through the 115 key breweries and brew pubs in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Lisa Morrison, aka The Beer Goddess, has included every brewery worth visiting, from pioneers like McMenamins, whose Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in southwest Portland was the first brewpub in Oregon, to a new generation of start ups like Upright Brewing, a production brewery that is creating French-Belgian inspired, open-fermented beers.

With 18 walkable pub-crawls, a beer primer and glossary, a list of the best bottle shops, Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest has everything a beer lover needs to navigate the best of what the region has to offer.

Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Travel Guide)Paperback– May 1, 2014
Kindle Unlimited
Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the funky shops of Pike Place Market, experience Portland’s music and culture, or take in the beauty of Vancouver’s glorious mountains; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest Travel Guide:

      • Color maps and images throughout
      • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
      • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
      • Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
      • Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
      • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, music, architecture, politics, flora, wildlife, outdoor activities, road trips, cuisine, beer and wine
      • Free, convenient pull-out Seattle map (included in print version), plus over 50 maps
      • Coverage of Seattle, Bellingham, the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Washington Cascades, Central & Eastern Washington, Portland, Wine Country, Ashland, Eastern Oregon, Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island, and more

Lonely Planet Seattle (Travel Guide)Paperback– March 1, 2014
Kindle Unlimited
Lonely Planet Seattle is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Catch a flying fish at Pike Place Market, get dizzy atop the Space Needle, and indulge in Belltown’s progressive dining scene; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Seattle and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Seattle Travel Guide:

      • Color maps and images throughout
      • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
      • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
      • Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
      • Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
      • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including history, music, cuisine, lifestyle, nightlife, and more
      • Free, convenient pull-out Seattle map (included in print version), plus over 30 color maps
      • Useful features – including Walking Tours, With Kids, Day Trips, Month by Month (annual festival calendar), and more
      • Coverage of downtown, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Belltown, Seattle Center, Queen Anne, Lake Union, Capitol Hill, the U District, Green Lake, Fremont, Ballard, Discovery Park, and more

Moon San Juan Islands (Moon Handbooks)Paperback– June 5, 2012
Dix Hills P/L 917.9774
Writer and photographer Don Pitcher introduces travelers to the best of the San Juan Islands, from their luxurious inns and upscale restaurants to their evergreen forests and rocky shorelines. Don is the essential tour guide to this popular getaway destination, providing itineraries such as Romantic San Juans, Camping with the Kids, and Exploring the Outer Islands. Complete with details on activities including whale-watching, kayaking, sailing, hiking, and diving, Moon San Juan Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Washington Off the Beaten Path®, 9th: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)Paperback– 04/2013
Dix Hills P/L 917.9704
Washington Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Washington Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Washington that other guidebooks just don’t offer.

Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands: National Parks, Anacortes, VictoriaPaperback– July 1, 2014
The most comprehensive guide to one of the most popular activities in one of the most amazing playgrounds on Earth!
As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region; the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries; Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands, as well as other unique destinations; and the magical southern Gulf Islands.
Author Craig Romano explores state parks, county parks, and provincial parks as well as some municipal and regional parks. He also features the recent expansion of San Juan Island National Historic Park on San Juan Island and the recently created Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, spanning several of the southern Gulf Islands, both of which are not yet familiar to many hikers. While the star attractions are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano also features several of the larger islands that don’t have ferry service (e.g., Stuart Island) making this guide of interest to paddlers and boaters who are looking for hikes too!

Day Hiking North Cascades: Mount Baker, Mountain Loop Highway, San Juan IslandsPaperback– April 1, 2008
Discover the stunning scenery that abounds in the North Cascades region, where hikers indulge in the drama of steep peaks, deep valleys, and everything in between. This new guide covers the Bellingham area, Mount Baker, the Highway 20 corridor, North Cascades National Park, Winthrop and the Pasayten Wilderness area, parts of Glacier Peak Wilderness, and the Mountain Loop Highway. Compact and fresh with a broad range of hiking options, this is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highway and other travel corridors with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip.

  • 125 trails, each rated on an overall-quality scale of 1 to 5 * Quick-reference icons for kids, dogs, views, and more * Full-color photo insert and overview map * 1% of sales donated to the Washington Trails Association

The Creaky Knees Guide Washington: The 100 Best Easy Hikes in the StatePaperback– April 28, 2009
The Creaky Knees Guide Washington is a day-hiking guidebook filled with kinder, gentler trails. Written in a style that will appeal to aging boomers and anyone who — regardless of age — can’t or doesn’t want to walk as far as they once could or would like to. The book covers 100 of the best easy-to-walk hikes throughout the state. Trails are divided into 11 regions, including the Olympic Peninsula, Mount Rainier National Park, and Southeastern Washington.

There’s also a section on urban hikes and walks. For each trail, information is provided on elevation gains, including a topographical map, clear, up-to-date driving directions, mileage and estimated hiking time, trail conditions, effort level, best season, map references, exploring options, access, permits required, and where to find more information. In addition, a chart at the front of the book compiles the hikes per effort level required, overall hike rating, and best season(s) to hit the trail.?? Written in a wry but informative tone by outdoors expert and Day Hike! author Seabury Blair Jr., the Creaky Knees Guide is a perfect resource anyone can use to explore the beauty of the Northwest, without breaking too much of a sweat.

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