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• Walking Paris. $14.95 (9781426216589).
• Walking Rome. $14.95 (9781426216596).
National Geographic guides are known for their expert advice
and full-color illustrations. The updated walking guides are por-
table and easy to follow; the newly updated national parks guide
is perfect for pre-trip planning; and the Civil War guide features
600 historic battlefield and additional Civil War–related sites,
walking tours, and 50 detailed maps.
Only in Paris: A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners
and Unusual Objects. 2d ed. By Duncan J. D. Smith. Interlink,
Ideal for those who want to escape the crowds and get beyond
the well-known paths.
Roadside Geology of Southern California. By Arthur
Gibbs Sylvester and Elizabeth O’Black Gans. Mountain, $26
This guide showcases the iconic features of the Southern Cali-
fornia landscape, from Joshua Tree National Park to the Channel
Islands to the Mojave Desert.
The Rough Guide to First-Time around the World. 5th ed.
Rough Guides, $29.95 (9780241204092).
Planning a big trip? This guide is loaded with the very latest
travel information, from visas and insurance to vaccinations and
Southern California: A Guide for the Eyes. By Elisa Parhad.
EyeMuse, $19.95 (9780982049723).
The vivid photography and informative text in this portable
guide showcase the best Southern California spots.
Sunflower Landscapes Guides (Interlink).
• Basque Country. $18 (9781856914857).
• Corsica. $18 (9781856914819).
• Cyprus. $18 (9781856914826).
• Dolomites and Eastern South Tyrol. $20
• Eastern Provence. $22 (9781856914796).
• Gomera & Southern Tenerife. $18 (9781856914833).
• Mallorca. $14 (9781856914642).
• Nice. $14 (9781856914802).
• Sardinia. $18 (9781856914734).
• Tatra Mountains. $18 (9781856914772).
These pocket-size guides to Mediterranean and Atlantic is-
lands—updated for 2016—present walks, drives, and great
places to stop for a picnic.
Time to Take Flight: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Safe
Solo Travel. By Jayne Seagrave. Touch Wood, $16.95
In the manner of a worldly, well-informed friend, Seagrave
offers encouragement, travel tips, and no-nonsense advice. There
are also 23 recommendations for North American and European
Wild America: A Personal Celebration of the National Parks.
By David Muench and Roly Smith. Rucksack Readers, $21.95
Photographer Muench and outdoor-writer Smith cover their
favorite spots in 18 national parks and 3 protected areas.