Monday, June 29, 2015

Travel Destinations

Where are you headed this summer?



With its unique mix of jaw-dropping landscapes, lively cities, friendly people, and buzzing nightlife, it’s hard to beat a vacation in Ireland. This book is the perfect companion to this alluring country, giving you more information on history and culture than any other guide. Our expert local author has fully updated the guide for this new edition, with reworked chapters on the Irish character, Dublin, and Galway and the West, while the Belfast chapter has been brought right up to date with coverage of the city’s exciting new Titanic Quarter.

The book tells you everything you need to know about the essential Irish experiences, from vibrant festivals like Bloomsday to world-renowned pubs and fantastic outdoor activities such as walking, golf, and angling. Stunning pictures throughout give you a vivid portrait of modern Ireland. Comprehensive maps will help you get around and travel tips provide advice on planning a trip plus our selection of the best hotels.



Scotland is a firm favorite with US visitors, thanks to its historic cities and majestic castles, misty mountains and dramatic lochs and glens. Although the weather may be chilly you can be assured of a warm welcome, good food and the restorative powers of a wee dram of whisky.
Insight Guide Scotland is a comprehensive full-color guide to this beautiful country. The book is packed with stunning photography on every page that brings to life Scotland’s wild landscape and unusual people who over the centuries have contributed so much to science and culture. Our Best Of Scotland highlights the top attractions, such as the elegant city of Edinburgh, St Andrews, the home of golf, and Iona, the cradle of Christianity in Scotland. Our lively features on Scotland’s history and culture provide an in-depth introduction to what makes the country unique.
Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you plan your itinerary, while the travel tips give you all the essential information for organizing a memorable trip, such as transport, climate, festivals, and outdoor activities, plus our selection of the best hotels and restaurants.



Be inspired by our Best of Norway section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on topics such as Norwegian folklore, culinary traditions, architecture and natural wonders. Our unrivaled coverage of history, landscape, and culture provides an essential introduction to Norway’s untamed land and contemporary life, to complement the in-depth coverage of the arts, activities, and modern culture. 

A detailed Places section, with stunning travel photography and full-color maps, shows you where to go and what to do, from the world’s most spectacular fjords and stunning coastal scenery to historic old towns and the best in modern architecture – making sure you don’t miss anything. 

A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip, with our selective, independent reviews to guide you to the most authentic hotels and restaurants.



With its dramatic coastline, sun-kissed beaches and sublime weather, Portugal has no reason to envy its Spanish neighbor. Golfers wishing to practice their putting skills will be spoilt for choice with top-quality courses, hotels and resorts. Those who prefer caf├ęs, culture and castles will head for the capital Lisbon, a delightful combination of old-world charm, local color and modern amenities – all of this washed down with a glass of fine port. This updated edition shows you how to get the most out of your trip to Portugal. Be inspired by our stunning photographs and Best of Portugal section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences. A detailed Places section covers the entire country in detail, with full-color maps, showing you where to go and what to do. Our selective listings guide you to the best and most authentic hotel and restaurants.