A handy guide to make your backpacking journey better! It has become possible for a larger group of people: To travel the entire world with a single backpack, some items, and a limited amount of money. Some people still show off their income when travelling, but even with a low budget, “backpacking” is an affordable, doable way of living. And yes, you can also make money online while doing it. In this guide, we’ll tell you some of the best ways to: Pack your backpack to maximize space Find the most popular destinations in the world for backpackers Go on a hike, and make sure you don’t get any physical problems Discover if a hostel is for you and which hostels to look for Find better deals on AirBNB and negotiate with the ones who rent their rooms Avoid scams and tourist traps backpackers sometimes come across in different countries Meet other likeminded backpackers you can socialize with Get some photography tips for your trips Make money with your travel blog while travelling Let’s face it. You could save yourself a lot of trouble, money, and heartache if you know what you’re doing. You might as well learn a little before you take off on your next trip, especially if you have little to no experience. With this guide, you’ll be one step ahead. So go ahead and listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Paradis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119321/bk_acx0_119321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 24, Philippa Moore is overweight, unhappily married, and still living in her hometown of Hobart, Tasmania. After a wake-up call in a department-store changing room, Phil suddenly realises that she is on the wrong path. With determination she starts to shed the kilos and makes a confronting discovery: She is in charge of her own life. Starting over again in Melbourne, she launches an award-winning health and fitness blog, Skinny Latte, and finds the courage to leave her marriage. She then sets out on an international odyssey, travelling the length and breadth of North America and throwing herself into every new experience she encounters. An intuitive friend predicts that true love is in her future, but, still scarred from her failed relationship, she can scarcely bring herself to believe it. When she arrives in London, though, she finds the life she has always been looking for, coming to realise that excuses for not doing the things you dream of doing are just that: excuses. The Latte Years is the brave story of a life restarted, of the battles still to be won once the 'after' photo has been taken. Told with humour, insight and a great deal of coffee, it shows that we have the power to change anything and inspires us to live our best, most authentic life. Philippa Moore is a writer, editor and award-winning blogger who has held a lifelong fascination with language and stories. Her writing has been published widely, and she also hosts a popular podcast, Book Ends, featuring interviews with leading contemporary writers. She was the author of the award-winning health and fitness blog Skinny Latte Strikes Back, which was one of the UK's most popular health and fitness blogs. Philippa now lives in North London with her husband, Tom, and many pairs of running shoes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philippa Moore, Federay Holmes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025795/bk_adbl_025795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surveys put Munich at the top of the league of travel destinations in Germany. Sitting in a beer garden under a chestnut tree on a balmy, summer evening with a freshly poured beer in hand, it is easy to see why. Munich is simply a wonderful city. Just sip on a cappuccino on one of its Italian-style café terraces and you will soon sense the laid-back, Mediterranean warmth that sets it apart from other major cities. Munich has always had a strong Italian connection and this has resulted in a radical new take on Italian cuisine which has little in common with dishes you would find in Italy, the 21st Italian province has created its very own culinary traditions. And what would the city be without the charm of its bizarre contrasts? Munich would not be Munich without the opulence and megalomania of life around Maximilianstrasse, nor would it be the same without the rough-and-ready ways of ordinary Bavarians, who take merry-making to a whole new level in the yearly rituals of the Oktoberfest. The average annual beer consumption of Munich's residents comes to a remarkable 162 litres per person. Creative minds from the cultural and media industries add substance to the mix with a varied cultural programme and have transformed their favourite neighbourhoods, such as Maxvorstadt and Glockenbach, into attractive cultural hubs which are now home to galleries, cafés and innovative concept stores. In short: Munich has something to offer for every discerning traveller, whether they're looking for glamour and luxury or the authentic Bavarian experience.The series 'A perfect weekend ...' and 'A perfect week ...' are published by the online city guide www.smart-travelling.net in cooperation with Süddeutsche Zeitung Edition. On its web page you'll find a host of other unique locations in over 30 cities and regions across the world. Tips for hotels, restaurants, cafés, Shops and activities - all unique and carefully selected. Rather than listing anything and everything, Smart Travelling aims to pinpoint each city or region's authentic vibe, to find out what makes it so special and to track down the places that make you want to come back again and again. Visit us at www.smart-travelling.net. Scroll through our culinary best-of blog, use the quick and easy booking facility to reserve your hotel online and take advantage of our selected tips on Amsterdam, Rome, San Francisco and a host of other cities to plan your next trip.
Anyone standing on the Oberbaumbrücke over the Elbe in the early morning at sunrise will sense the power emanating from Hamburg. To the right is the 19th century, red-brick Speicherstadt (warehouse city), with its bizarre gables and turrets reflected in the canals. To the left is the formidable site of the new HafenCity, where international architectural offices and modern residential and commercial buildings are set side by side like childen's playthings. Hamburg is rich in contrasts. Glorious Wilhelminian-style villas stand next to bulky brick buildings and practical living quarters for workers. Over lunch,Hanseatic merchants sit in restaurants next to feisty advertisers who control the fortunes of international brands and markets. The little gems scattered amongst the major places of interest are also worth taking a look at. Traditional shops offer hand-picked specialities, young designers tailor their exclusive collections in the back rooms of shop premises, and the small music clubs - where decades ago dedicated bands wrote musical history - provide experimental sounds and extraordinary live concerts. Just as the tide bringsthe waves from the North Sea to Hamburg every few hours, so to do new influencesarrive in this liberal, cosmopolitan city. Take a weekend to wander between the elegant townhouses in the Harvestehude district, explore the tumult of the lively 'Kiezmeile' (neighbourhood mile), stroll along secluded canals and between colourful container stacks, where loading bridges wait on gigantic ocean liners around the clock. Welcome to Hamburg!world-class travel guides and moreThe series 'A perfect weekend ...' and 'A perfect week ...' are published by the online city guide www.smart-travelling.net in cooperation with Süddeutsche Zeitung Edition. On its web page you'll find a host of other unique locations in over 30 cities and regions across the world. Tips for hotels, restaurants, cafés, shops and activities - all unique and carefully selected. Rather than listing anything and everything, Smart Travelling aims to pinpoint each city or region's authentic vibe, to find out what makes it so special and to track down the places that make you want to come back again and again. Visit us at www.smart-travelling.net. Scroll through our culinary best-of blog, use the quick and easy booking facility to reserve your hotel online and take advantage of our selected tips on Amsterdam, Rome, San Francisco and a host of other cities to plan your next trip.Hamburg is a big place, so we've kept this information section small. Instead of listing anything and everything, we've focussed on giving you the right tips for a perfectweekend b reak: i nteresting f acts about the way of life in Hamburg, and a small, hand-picked selection of sights, walks and recommendations for Sunday activities. We've also included a handy map with all of our favourite spots to help you get your bearings right away and make the most of your time in Hamburg.
Expert photographer and instructor Tim Daly presents over 20 practical projects for the budding photographer to develop their technical and research skills.Each project is a ready-made resource - the assignments vary in size and complexity, exploring a wide range of outputs (print, photobook, blog) and are mindful of limited resources, travelling distances and access to expensive equipment. Within each section are examples of notable photographers from around the world, suggested responses, practice tips, readings from key thinkers and further resources. This book blends understanding of context and technique to help photographers find new ways to work through the creative process.
Drothe has killed a legend, burned down part of the imperial capital, and unexpectedly elevated himself into the underworld's elite. And as the city's newest 'Gray Prince', Drothe's learning just how good he used to have it.With no time to build support, Drothe is already being called out by other Gray Princes. And when one dies, all signs point to Drothe. Members of the thieves' guilds begin choosing sides, mostly against him, for what promises to be another gang war. Then Drothe is approached by someone who can solve all his problems and also offer him redemption. But the cost may be just too high. Out of options, Drothe's finds himself travelling to the empire's bitterest enemy. He has a price on his head, but one last plan in mind.Praise for Book one: Among Thieves: 'An unalloyed pleasure: a fast moving, funny, twisting tale' Brent Weeks 'A beguiling lively urban fantasy' SFX 'It simply doesn't stop...If you like Brent Weeks or Scott Lynch's work then this is one for you' Fantasy-Faction.com 'A story that entertains from beginning to end' FantasyBookCritic blog
Discover every parent's worst gap year nightmareNewly graduated photography student Lori Maddox spends the year after university travelling and ends up in China where she finds work as a private English tutor. Back in Manchester, her parents Jo and Tom, who separated when Lori was a toddler, follow her adventures on her blog, 'Lori In The Orient'. But then all communication stops and when the silence persists a frantic Jo and Tom report her missing to their local police. But it is impossible to find out anything from 5,000 miles away so they are compelled to travel out to Chengdu, a city in the south-western province of Sichuan, to search for their missing daughter. Landing in a totally unfamiliar, alien country, with no knowledge of the customs or language and receiving scant help from the local authorities, Jo and Tom are forced to turn detective, following in their daughter's footsteps, tracing the people she mentioned in her posts, interviewing her friends, colleagues and students. It's an unbearably difficult and heartbreaking challenge and, as the days pass, the fear that Lori is lost to them for ever becomes harder to ignore...'A fascinating glimpse into modern China' Sunday Mirror
Praise for Unraveling &#8220;This dive into the internecine struggles of the undying and the complexities of their interaction with humanity are a welcome expansion on the world and characters of Lord&#8217;s first novel.&#8221; &#8212;Marie Brennan, New York Journal of Books &#8220;Lord&#8217;s brisk, straightforward prose style works especially well to tell a tale of angels and other immortals accustomed to the kinky chronologies lying outside time.&#8221; &#8212;Nisi Shawl, Seattle Review of Books &#8220; A fantastical stand-alone murder mystery with a time travelling element, the latest&#8212;and highly anticipated&#8212;novel from award-winning author Karen Lord is an intricate maze-like narrative that mirrors the mazes of memory and time that exist in the novel.&#8221; &#8212;The Book Smugglers &#8220; Unraveling blends murder mystery, Caribbean mythology, and archetypal journeys for what may just be the most original crime novel of the year.&#8221; &#8212;Lit Hub &#8220;Drawing on mystery, fantasy, myth, and family drama, Unraveling finally pays off in satisfying, surprisingly humane, and moving ways.&#8221; &#8212; Locus Magazine &#8220; Unraveling defies category; it&#8217;s a winsome and engaging mix of mystery and fantasy, horror and folklore.&#8221; &#8212;Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog &#8220; Unraveling is a unique experience that will make you think and feel. You can't ask for more than that.&#8221; &#8212;The Guardians of Geek
Billy and Me is a gorgeously romantic debut novel about the redemptive power of love by actress, journalist and blogger Giovanna Fletcher. Sophie May has a secret. One that she's successfully kept for years. It's meant that she's had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop. But then she meets the gorgeous Billy - an actor with ambitions to make it to the top. And when they fall in love, Sophie is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy's glamorous - but ruthless - world. Their relationship throws Sophie right into the spotlight after years of shying away from attention. Can she handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? And most of all, is she ready for her secret heartbreak to be discovered and shared with the nation? Charming, heartwarming and utterly romantic, Billy and Me will completely capture your heart. Praise for Billy and Me: 'A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it!' Jill Mansell 'A sweet and sparkling debut from a lovely lady. Sure to be a hit' Carole Matthews 'Only the most hard-hearted could fail to root for Sophie as she falls for A-lister Billy and must take on the mad, bad world of showbiz. This sweet debut reminded me of Last Night at Chateau Marmont' Louise Candlish 'Wonderfully warm & cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy' Ali McNamara 'If you're looking for a romantic read and a summer treat that'll take you on a journey and leave you feeling like you've made a new friend, you'll love Billy and Me' Vanessa Greene 'Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day' Closer 'This is one juicy read' Now 'Tons of charm and genuine warmth' Star Magazine Actress and freelance journalist, Giovanna is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly. She grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself (it seems no one wanted to listen) or reading books. Giovanna is a firm believer in the power of magpies and positive energy. To see what makes Giovanna smile, view her blog at or her Twitter page