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A digest of the greatest travel destinations
This book takes you to fifty exceptional destinations in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, both on and off the beaten track. From the icy reaches of Prince Edward Island to the Mayan pyramids in the Yucatan, this traveler's guide describes the iconic landmarks, national parks, and man-made wonders along the way.
This inspirational guide to America's most outstanding sites gives you a fresh look at top travel destinations, and helps you decide where to go next.
The vast continent of North America boasts some of the world's most spectacular natural wonders, including the wilderness of the Adirondacks, the idyllic lakes and mountains of Banff and Jasper National Parks, and the deep ravines of the Grand Canyon. But North America's man-made wonders--among them, Manhattan's magnificent skyline, Miami's Art Deco hotels, and Savannah's historic squares--are no less spectacular.
This book guides you to North America's very best places: its best cities, parks, and the many other sites that every dedicated traveler should visit. Each chapter presents a destination, describing the special qualities that make it a must-see attraction. Maps set the places in context, and stunning photos set them apart from the ordinary.
If you've already visited some of these places, you'll surely want to return to them. And if you're currently making travel plans you'll find plenty of practical tips as well as insightful descriptions to help prepare you for your trip. But even if you never manage to visit every one of the sites described in this book, the pleasant hours you spend with The Traveler's Atlas will make you feel like you have.
An American by birth, Donna Dailey writes for British as well as international newspapers, magazines, and web sites, and has won four prestigious travel-writing awards. Her travels have taken her down the Rio San Juan into Nicaragua's rain forests, across the Australian Outback, to ancient sites in Jordan and Tunisia, and to the game reserves of Kenya. Her North American travels include sightseeing tours among Alaska's glaciers, hiking in the Grand Canyon and throughout the Rocky Mountains, wildlife spotting from Montana to Arizona, and exploring the cultural highlights of U.S. cities coast to coast. Donna has a journalism degree from the University of Northern Colorado. A freelance travel writer and photographer since 1993, she has worked as a managing editor for Insight Guides web site, and is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.
Also available from Barron's:
The Traveler's Atlas: Europe
The New Traveler's Atlas
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