This deluxe dream guide for globe-trotting connoisseurs, completely revised and updated for 2012, is as extravagantly entertaining as the bestselling previous editions. In addition to top ten lists in dozens of categories and a 21st-century Grand Tour to more than 20 fabulous places, award-winning authors Nathaniel and Andrew Lande have included their latest discoveries in this third edition. The book offers five brand-new top ten lists - the Top Ten Spas, Ten Best Theatrical Events, Top Ten Irresistible Restaurants, Top Ten Literary and Historical Homes, and dispatches for 10 new cities around the world. Amazing and amusing personal accounts called snapshots appear throughout the delightfully deluxe volume. Studded with colorful illustrations, cosmopolitan sidebars, and savvy tips, this sophisticated book awakens yearnings for exotic travel in readers everywhere.
This deluxe, entertaining dream guide showcases the experience and savoir-faire of such luminaries as Prince Charles on architecture, Arnold Palmer on favorite golf courses, Bob Ellsasser, head of the esteemed Country Walkers, on the best walks and hiking tours, and Baron Philip de Rothschild on the best vintages. Scores of experts name the 10 best islands, poshest pubs and polo clubs, best things to do on Sundays in the world's best cities, and a treasure trove of musts for the high-end traveler or anyone who aspires to be. But there are simple pleasures that fit even the humblest budget here, too, including top-rated 'burgers, flea/antique markets on several continents, and awe-inspiring cathedrals.
Sprinkled throughout the book, Lande and Lande weave colorful tales ("For the Love of the Game," about polo; "The Unique Irish Pub," "Flying the Coral Route") that will make you wish you'd been along for the ride--and will inspire you to start planning your own experiences.
Anyone with a sense of nostalgia for travel will appreciate the book's second part, The New Grand Tour, featuring detail-filled itineraries including South Africa via the Blue Train; the Orient Express from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok; and retracing literary steps along the Amalfi Coast.
Studded with colorful illustrations, cosmopolitan sidebars, and savvy tips, as well as a wealth of options for getting there via land, sea, or air, this elegant and sophisticated book will awaken yearnings for exotic travel in readers everywhere.
The 2012 edition is expanded with much new material--latest discoveries of the jet-set authors in hotels, restaurants and resorts, plus many up-to-date revisions in their top-ten lists.
NATHANIEL LANDE logged more than four million miles, circumnavigating the globe a dozen times as he led a staff of 100 correspondents for TIME. He was an executive at CBS, NBC, and BBDO Worldwide Advertising, taught at UNC and Duke, and is the author of nine books.
ANDREW LANDE is co-author with Nathaniel Lande of The Cigar Connoisseur and co-writer of the award-winning A&E Biography special, Bob Hope: America's Entertainer.
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