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Fodor’s Essential Japan
by Fodor’s Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Japan is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Japan travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Asia.

Japan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding cuisine, experience nature, and immerse yourself in art, nightlife, and adventure. The country continues to draw visitors to experience its exquisite beauty. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Japan illustrates the country’s eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities.

Fodor’s Essential Japan includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated, including fresh reviews on new hotels in Kyoto, to a closer look at the increasingly popular Okinawa prefecture, plus the latest in culture, dining, and art.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Japan to inspire you.
    •DETAILED MAPS: Full color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full color photos will help inspire you. Stunning magazine-style color features highlight must-have experiences, including Japan’s history and cuisine, shopping in Tokyo, gorgeous sites like Mount Fuji and temples in Kyoto and Shikoku, the art of Monozukuri, a walking tour through Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, and more.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Fodor’s Japan features a beautifully illustrated Japanese Cultural Primer, with the lowdown on everything from etiquette to the tea ceremony to the Japanese obsession with baseball. Money-saving tips help travelers make the most of their yen. Each individual chapter has its own planner section with all visitors need to know about regional transportation and accommodation.
    •JAPANESE CHARACTERS AND TRANSLITERATIONS: This edition includes Japanese characters and transliterations across our listings for hotels, restaurants, sights and more, making the guide indispensable for solo exploring.
    •SPECIAL EVENTS COVERAGE: Information on experiencing the Cherry Blossom Festival which takes place from March to May (or February in Okinawa).
    •COVERS: Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Okinawa, Sapporo, Hiroshima, and more.

ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor’s Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Looking for a more in-depth look at Japan’s capital city? Check out Fodor’s Tokyo.


Fodor’s Austria
by Fodor’s, Inc. Fodor’s Travel Publications

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Austria!

•Updated frequently, Fodor’s Austria provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodor’s Austria features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Austria.

Experience Austria like a local! Fodor’s Austria includes choices for every traveler, from tips on which coffeehouses to linger at, to where to go to listen to opera or the philharmonic, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.


Fodor’s in Focus Aruba
by Susan Campbell, Fodor’s Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Travelers flock to Aruba for the sunny climate, perfect waters, and excellent beaches. Aruba presents more choices than nearly any other Caribbean island, from world-class oceanfront resorts equipped with gourmet restaurants and high-dollar casinos to intimate neighborhood motels and diners not far off the beach. Fodor’s has it all covered in an easy-to-carry, full-color guide filled with everything you need to know to plan the perfect vacation. This travel guide includes: – Dozens of full-color maps – Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor’s Choice designating our top picks – Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path – Coverage of: Oranjestad, Manchebo and Druif Beaches, Eagle Beach, Palm Beach and Noord, Western Tip (California Dunes), Santa Cruz, Savaneta, San Nicolas, Seroe Colorado, Arikok National Park Planning to visit more of the Caribbean? Check out Fodor’s Caribbean travel guide.

Fodor’s South America
by Fodor’s Travel Publications, Inc.

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in South America!

•Updated frequently,Fodor’s South Americaprovides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.

Fodor’s South Americafeatures options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, soyoumake the choices to planyourtrip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in South America.

•Experience South America like a local!Fodor’s South Americaincludes choices for every traveler, from glacier-trekking in Patagonia and camping in the Amazon to dancing all night in Buenos Aries or Caracas — and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•Use our expanded selection of maps, including regional overview maps to help you get your bearings and new detailed maps for each main town or city.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.


Fodor’s London 25 Best
by Fodor’s Travel Guides

This book identifies and explores in depth the top 25 sights in London in a compact, pocket-sized guidebook that also covers other popular spots and major neighborhoods all over the city, including shops, entertainment options, restaurants, hotels, and useful details like helpful web sites and travel information to make your short trip to London a great trip. This guide is updated annually. This travel guide includes: – A useful, weather-resistant pullout city map and a metro map for easy navigation – Full-color photos and full-size street maps of major neighborhoods. – Neighborhood walks that show off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas – Essential info – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, and more – Popular day-trip destinations. – A two-day itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path. – Many hotel, restaurant, and entertainment recommendations – Major sights covered include the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Greenwich, Houses of Parliament, Kensington Palace, Knightsbridge, London Eye, National Gallery, Portobello Road Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Britain, Thames River cruises, Tower of London, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Westminster Abbey. With its full-color photography and top 25 to do lists, Fodor’s 25 Best books are the perfect companion for any traveler. A pull out map with major sights marked, is included. About Fodor’s: Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Fodor’s Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call
by Fodor’s Travel Guides

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of the Caribbean’s top ports of call, including Bonaire’s coral reefs, Antigua’s Nelson’s Dockyard, and the best shops in St. Thomas. Our cruise experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first cruise or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from San Juan to Aruba
BOUNDLESS ACTIVITiES from hikes to sailing trips
PERFECT HOTELS in every port of embarkation
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
VALUABLE TIPS on things to do and ways to save in port
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts

Fodor’s Alaska
by Fodor’s Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Nowhere else can travelers kayak to glaciers; fly over the highest peak in North America; wonder at the Aurora Borealis; stay out all night celebrating the midnight sun; visit quirly towns; spot bears, eagles, moose, and whales; and learn the true meaning of the word “remote”–all in the same trip. Fodor’s Alaska makes it easy to create a perfect trip from start to finish.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor’s Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Major sights such as Denali National Park, Aurora Borealis and Kenai Fjords National Park
· Side Trips from Ketchikan, Anchorage, and Homer
· Coverage of Juneau; The Inside Passage and Southeast Alaska; Anchorage; The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska; Denali National Park and Preserve; Fairbanks, The Yukon and the Interior; The Bush


Fodor’s Australia
by Fodor’s Travel Guides

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Australia, including the glamorous beaches outside Sydney, the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, and the rugged beauty of the Outback. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Tasmania to Western Australia
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on food, wine, and Aboriginal art
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip

Fodor’s Essential Caribbean
by Fodor’s Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

In amazing full-color, Fodor’s Essential Caribbean covers the top destinations in the Caribbean, from the Dominican Republic and Jamaica to Turks & Caicos and U.S. Virgin Islands. The guide reviews the best each island has to offer, including activities, resorts, restaurants, nightspots, shops, and more. It’s a complete planning tool that will help travelers put together the perfect trip to an island paradise.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor’s Choice designating our top picks
· Coverage of Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Barbados; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Curaçao; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Barthelemy; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Maarten/St. Martin; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States Virgin Islands

Planning to focus on just part of the Caribbean? Check out Fodor’s guides to Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados & St. Lucia; Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Puerto Rico; St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barth & Anguilla; Turks & Caicos Islands; and U.S. & British Virgin Islands.


Fodor’s Florence, Tuscany and Umbria
by Inc. Fodor’s Travel Publications

Drink in vineyard views from a room in a 14th-century convent, savor mushroom-laced pastas fit for a king at a restaurant run by a prince, capture the Italian spirit sipping cappuccino on a piazza, or hike ruggedly beautiful coastline and rest at a secluded beach –"Fodor’s Florence, Tuscany & Umbria, 7th Edition" offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout this region to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor’s guide to ensure you don’t miss a thing.
“The San Francisco Chronicle” sums it up best –“Fodor’s guides are saturated with information.”
-New compact trim size make these guides even more portable
-Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information you need
-Fodor’s Choice Ratings flag must-see sights and hidden treasures
-Hotel and restaurant reviews cover all budgets
-Plus multi-day itineraries to help you build the right trip for you and/or your family
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With Fodor’s you get “much” more than a guidebook-we make it easy for you to customize your dream vacation.
Visit www.fodors.com to find up-to-date travel bargains, mini-guides to worldwide destinations, information on local festivals, dazzling drives, maps, vacation planning tips and much more!
And, for more insider secrets, visit “Travel Talk” and “Rants and Raves” online at www.fodors.com/forums to get advice from other travelers like you.


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