Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Into the Wild


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." — New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild . Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless.  When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

  • Author: Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher: Anchor Books; 1st edition (February 1, 1997)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-0385486804
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.54 x 7.98 inches

                 

2. Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks (Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks . Inside you'll find: Coverage of all 62 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads National parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks Comprehensive planning resources: With maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip Expert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds , what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels Know before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass Gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster map Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks . For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out one of Moon's national parks travel guides.

  • Author: Becky Lomax
  • Publisher: Moon Travel; 2nd edition (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, Specialty Travel
  • ISBN: 978-1640499188
  • Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.3 x 8.4 inches

                 

3. Where Should We Camp Next? : A 50-State Guide to Amazing Campgrounds and Other Unique Outdoor Accommodations (Plan a Family-Friendly Budget-Conscious Summer Trip)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

Your essential planning guidebook for family-friendly camping trips featuring 300+ of the best camping and glamping spots in the USA! Outdoor adventure, glamping, and camping vacations have never been more popular―and everyone is looking to discover the best destinations with beautiful scenery and desirable amenities. In Where Should We Camp Next?, family camping and RV experts Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi make it easy for you to plan the perfect family-friendly, budget-conscious summer road trip. Whether you're a fan of rustic national parks or luxury glamping resorts, the in-depth profiles of more than 300 amazing outdoor accommodation destinations will help you find the best places to park your RV, pitch your tent, or kick back in your yurt, treehouse, or cabin. Includes: Regional and state-by-state breakdown of campgrounds and RV resorts Introduction to campsite types, prices, when to book, and how to book The best campsites based on your personality and desired amenities Where Should We Camp Next? is the adventurer's ultimate guide to vacations across the USA and highlights regional cuisine, must-see attractions, and unforgettable activities. Whether you're planning a cheap family camping vacation or a romantic couple's getaway, this book is your gateway to making memories with the people you love the most.

  • Author: Stephanie Puglisi
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (March 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Hiking & Camping
  • ISBN: 978-1728221694
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.87 x 8 inches

                 

4. Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

The finest guidebook ever written for Maui. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new ninth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to eat, colorful craters, hidden waterfalls and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Maui so exciting.

  • Author: Andrew Doughty
  • Publisher: Wizard Publications Inc.; All new 9th edition (September 16, 2019)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-1949678048
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches

                 

5. The MILEPOST 2021: Alaska Travel Planner (Alaska)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

The MILEPOST is the best-selling travel guide to Alaska and a "quintessential reference" for northern travelers. The MILEPOST includes mile-by-mile descriptions of more than 15,000 miles of road in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta. Its 600-plus pages detail accommodations, camping, fishing, gas stops, restaurants, attractions and services found along the highways and byways of Alaska and western Canada. The guide's Travel Planning section answers frequently-asked questions about travel in the North, including what you need to know about crossing the international border, traveling with pets, the Alaska ferry system, driving conditions, railroads, tours and wildlife. Suggested itineraries are mapped out to help travelers plan their trips. The 2021 edition of The MILEPOST® is the 73rd edition of this classic annual travel guide, which was first published in 1949 as a 72-page guide to the recently opened Alaska ("Alcan") Highway. While the log of the Alaska Highway is still the foundation of this guide, it has been joined by dozens of connecting routes as well as newer roads, such as the Dalton Highway, the Dempster Highway and the recently opened road to Tuktoyaktuk. All highway logs, which are updated every year by field editors, include a look at the history of the route and often the natural history of the region. The Alaska Highway section includes a brief history of the Alaska Highway that is a poignant reminder of the scale of this project. The Alaska Highway was named an International Historical Engineering landmark in 1996. The MILEPOST® has more than 100 city and highway maps; the wildly popular Plan-A-Trip Map; more than 600 photos; and numerous sidebar features of special interest. Print book buyers have free access to a digital edition.

  • Author: Serine Reeves
  • Publisher: Milepost; 73rd edition (April 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Travel, Canada
  • ISBN: 978-1892154552
  • Dimensions: 8.42 x 0.79 x 11.05 inches

                 



6. 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

Filled with helpful travel tips and beautiful National Geographic photography, this expert guide showcases the best experiences in the top national, state, and city parks throughout North America. In the sequel to the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 ideas , National Geographic turns to the United States' and Canada's most pristine--and adventure-filled--national, state, and city parks with 5,000 ideas for the ultimate vacation. Showcasing the best experiences, both obvious and unexpected, each entry in this robust guide provides an overview of the park, detailed travel advice, fascinating facts, insider knowledge about wildlife, and expert tips for hiking, biking, camping, and exploring. From the geysers of Yellowstone National Park to the Everglades' Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail and the stunning peaks of Banff and Jasper in Alberta, each page will fuel your wanderlust. Plus, explore the natural beauty tucked away in cities like New York's Central Park and Boston Commons, and find bonus parks with day-trip suggestions to nearby neighbors. Top 10 lists throughout highlight best-of destinations for river trips, monuments, panoramic views, beaches, and more. This comprehensive book provides all the inspiration and information you need to plan your next park visit--and make it a memorable one.

  • Author: Joe Yogerst
  • Publisher: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (February 12, 2019)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1426220104
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 1 x 9.13 inches

                 

7. Birnbaum's 2022 Walt Disney World: The Official Vacation Guide (Birnbaum Guides)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

Walt Disney World honors its fiftieth anniversary with " The World's Most Magical Celebration," an incredible 18-month event that begins October 1, 2021. As the resort celebrates and continues to grow and evolve, trust Birnbaum as your 2021-2022 guide for: insider tips on how to see and do it all--and according to enhanced health and safety measures detailed descriptions of all attractions, resorts, and eateries money-saving strategies a fold-out property map on the inside back cover Get the scoop on what's new at Walt Disney World: The latest additions to your "must-do" lists: t he groundbreaking attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance the, the exciting Slinky Dog Dash, the zany Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, and the Disney Skyliner--the aerial gondola system connecting EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and four resorts. Epic new resorts: the now-open Disney's Riviera Resort and the forthcoming Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser experience. The insider's updates on Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, the upcoming expansion at EPCOT, and more! Inside we'll also tell you how to: Plan a Walt Disney World vacation that's right for you, including deciding when to go Stretch your dollar with money-saving tips and great value resorts like the Art of Animation and Pop Century Use coupons worth up to 20 percent off Disney dining, shopping, behind-the-scenes tours and adventures, and recreational pursuits Utilize the latest options for Extra Magic Hours, the MagicBand, and Disney's FastPass+ Choose (and book) a Disney dining experience with our extensive restaurant coverage Understand the Disney Dining Plan program Reserve a breakfast with Mickey Mouse and his Disney pals Enjoy Disney Springs, a vibrant dining, shopping, and entertainment district Sign up for behind-the-scenes tours Detect dozens of Hidden Mickeys throughout the theme parks Plan the ultimate "land and sea" vacation with our Disney Cruise Line bonus chapter Planning a trip to the Walt Disney World? Be sure to have all the official guides from Disney Editions: Birnbaum's 2022 Walt Disney World for Kids The Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World

  • Author: Birnbaum Guides
  • Publisher: Disney Editions (September 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-1368062459
  • Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches

                 

8. The Art of the National Parks (Fifty-Nine Parks): (National Parks Art Books, Books For Nature Lovers, National Parks Posters, The Art of the National Parks)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

Explore the majesty of the National Parks through the eyes of contemporary artists. ART OF THE NATIONAL PARKS  is a beautiful art book that displays the unique beauty of each U.S. National Park, as captured by the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series Fifty-Nine Parks collaborated with some of the world’s foremost contemporary artists and designers to create original posters that celebrate the unique beauty of the U.S. National Park system. The wildly popular poster art that resulted is now available as a collection for the first time in this gorgeous art book. A contemporary take on the W.P.A. posters of the 1930s, each poster is a unique and original reflection of the talent and perspective of the contemporary artist who created it, resulting in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the majesty of the national parks. Includes art of the Top Ten Most Visited National Parks as rated by the National Park Service:  (1) Great Smoky Mountains, (2) Grand Canyon, (3) Rocky Mountain, (4) Zion, (5) Yosemite, (6) Yellowstone, (7) Acadia, (8) Grand Teton, (9) Olympic, and (10) Glacier. Filled with Facts:  Includes a comprehensive history and overview of the flora, fauna, and best sights in each park. Travel Guide:  With seasonality and travel tips,  Our National Treasure: The Art of the National Parks  can also be used as a guide for visiting the national parks. Gift for Nature Lovers:  An ideal gift gift for armchair travelers, national park enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates contemporary art and design. Each Book Gives Back:  Sales benefit the National Park Service. “Highlights the unique beauty of each national park” –SierraClub.com

  • Author: Weldon Owen
  • Publisher: Earth Aware Editions (July 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
  • ISBN: 978-1647223700
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.9 x 12 inches

                 

9. National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States: 400+ Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

National Geographic’s comprehensive travel guide to recreation areas, trails, historic sites, nature hikes, seashores, camping, and campgrounds is for everyone who loves outdoor recreation. This 544-page reference is an ultimate travel planner for all things national parks, filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities

  • Author: Mel White
  • Publisher: National Geographic; 2nd edition (October 25, 2016)
  • Genre: Travel, Food, Lodging & Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-1424605286
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.34 x 10.03 inches

                 

10. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Food & Lodging Travel Reference - August 2021

Note: The font size of the text in the book is 11.5 pt A penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life. This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.

  • Author: Robert M Pirsig
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1R edition (August 2, 2005)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0060839871
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 1.05 x 8 inches