Moon Southwest Road Trip: Las Vegas, Zion & Bryce, Monument Valley, Santa Fe & Taos, and the Grand Canyon (Travel Guide) Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides!Wind-carved red rocks, brightly-painted adobe houses, and miles of open desert road: explore the beauty of the Southwest with Moon Southwest Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 32 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Revel in the glitz of Las Vegas, or shop the markets of Santa Fe. Marvel at the sandstone spires of Monument Valley and the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, or go mountain biking in Moab or swimming in Havasu Falls Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route, or follow strategic routes like a Route 66 road trip or a week-long tour of the national parks, as well as suggestions for spending time in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce, Arches and Canyonlands, Santa Fe, and Taos Local Expert: Road warrior and Arizona local Tim Hull shares his love of the Southwest (including where to find the best fiery chiles!) Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Southwest Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon California Road Trip! Spending more time in the Southwest? Check out Moon Grand Canyon, Moon New Mexico, or Moon Utah
Rain, Fog, Metaphors and Moose: Reflections from a five-day hiking trip at Isle Royale National Park What is it like to hike through the cold, driving rain? Or to push through the syrupy-thick fog, while wondering what's lurking ahead? How does it feel to bask in the warmth of the sun on a remote shoreline, or feel the shiver of the nighttime chill while rain falls all around you? Have you ever encountered a moose in the wild, or been awestruck by the Milky Way spread across the pitch-black sky?In September 2013, the author and three of his friends spent five days backpacking at Isle Royale National Park. The island is Michigan’s only National Park. It is located between Canada and the northern-most shore of the state’s Upper Peninsula, in the middle of the frigid waters of Lake Superior.Isle Royale contains 165 miles of hiking trails and numerous inland lakes that are popular with canoers and kayakers. The island is home to a variety of animals such as fox, beaver, pileated woodpeckers, loons, sandhill cranes, and even populations of moose and wolves. The island’s isolation is unique and one of the main reasons for an on-going study of the predator/prey relationship between the island’s wolves and moose. As a matter of fact, the research project is the longest, continual study of its kind in the world.It doesn't matter if you are an avid backpacker, or the type of person who prefers a good nature documentary from the comfort of your warm, cozy living room. If you enjoy the outdoors, you will enjoy this book.
Field Trip to Sake Brewery, Nature Walk in Tokyo Japan: Hiking Guide, Japanese Food and Sake Tasting August 28, 2017 (Edition 3)Some old information was updated.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -This guidebook will describe how to access one of the best sake breweries in Tokyo and a walking trail along the Tama River. Included are details about these destinations with many pictures of landmarks along the way.SAWANOI 澤乃井 is a brand name of sake which is made by a company named OZAWA SHUZO 小澤酒造. This brewery is in Tokyo 東京 and easy to access by train.Sake is made from only rice and is also called Nihonshu. Sake has about 15-17% alcohol. When Japanese people drink sake, they usually drink it straight. It is typically sipped in Ochoko (a small sake cup) or in a glass.Would you like to drink reasonably priced, high-quality sake?Let’s do it!The walking trail described in this guidebook is not along a steep, mountainous path. It is an easy nature walk along the riverside. It is a good place for couples to go on a date. Most parts of the walking trail are flat paths which are well-maintained with cement. If it is a fine day, sneakers are fine to wear for walking there. Some cafes and restaurants have a fine view of the natural beauty around the walking trail. You might stop to enjoy tasty Japanese food and sweets there.The walking trail goes along a river and passes three stations, so you can leave the walking trail anytime, and flexibly change which way you walk if you change your mind or if you run out of time during your trip. You don’t need a specific itinerary.If you add the field trip to the sake brewery into your walk, it will be more exciting than ordinary sightseeing.Don’t miss the sake tasting bar! You can drink many kinds of traditional Japanese sakes and taste plum wine there. Following these plans will become an unforgettable experience during your stay in Japan.Have a nice trip!Table of Contents1-1: Introduction to the sake brewery and the walking trail1-2: The detail map of the walking course1-3: The area around Mitake 御嶽 Station1-4: The area around Sawai 沢井 Station and the field trip to the sake brewery1-5: The area around Ikusabata 軍畑 Station
Rick Steves Iceland Hike vast glaciers, marvel at steaming volcanic lakes, and explore the land of the midnight sun: with Rick Steves on your side, Iceland can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Iceland you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for exploring Iceland, whether you've got a long layover in Reykjavík or two weeks to dive into the whole countryRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the stunning northern lights to hidden hikes and cozy bookstoresHow to connect with local culture: Soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, sample smoked fishes, and chat with locals in stark and lovely rural townsBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively Reykjavík and art and history museumsComplete, mile-by-mile driving tours, including the Golden Circle, the Ring Road, and more, with recommendations of Iceland's most scenic detoursDetailed maps for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, an Icelandic phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downComplete, up-to-date information on Reykjavík, the Reykjanes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, the South Coast, the Westman Islands, West Iceland, The Ring Road, the East Fjords, and moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Iceland.Expanding your trip? Try Rick Steves Scandinavia or Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports.