Lonely Planet Cooks, Clowns and Cowboys

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

101 skills and experiences to discover on your travels.

Who do you want to be... The next molecular gastronomy genius? An intrepid archaeologist? A Paris-based artist? This book takes you around the world and presents 101 experiences, courses and lessons into classic skills and talents of the places you visit - dancing a tango in Argentina, pounding a perfect Thai curry paste in Chiang ...

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Overview

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

101 skills and experiences to discover on your travels.

Who do you want to be... The next molecular gastronomy genius? An intrepid archaeologist? A Paris-based artist? This book takes you around the world and presents 101 experiences, courses and lessons into classic skills and talents of the places you visit - dancing a tango in Argentina, pounding a perfect Thai curry paste in Chiang Mai or trout-fishing weekend in Montana. Saddle up for a new you, and come back from your travel with more than just a suntan.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andrew Bain, Simon Richmond, Brendan Sainsbury, Regis St. Louis, Abigail Blasi, Mark Beales, Robert Reid, Joe Bindloss, Jessica Lee, Caroline Veldhuis, Sarah Gilbert, Phillip Tang, Luke Waterson, Matt Swaine, Penny Watson, Sam Rutter, Jane Egginton, Sarah Bennett, Celeste Brash, Claire Boobbyer, Robin Barton, Shawn Low, Ethan Gelber, Janine Eberle, Catherine Bodry, Tienlon Ho, Daniel Robinson, Sarah Baxter, Rose Mulready, Craig Scutt

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

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Editorial Reviews

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Passport Magazine, May 2013

“One of the most tantalizing travel books published this year . . .”

Perceptive Travel, April 17, 2013

“Written with a light hand and packed with information, the stories and ideas can offer a few laughs as well as provoke thought . . .”

Eyes In, March 7, 2013

“This book takes you around the world, presenting 101 experiences, courses, and lessons into classic skills and talents of the places you visit.”

Examiner.com, February 20, 2013

“This travel guide should occupy a place of importance on every curious traveler's bookshelf!”

Wicked Good Travel Tips, February 20, 2013

“This travel book is a gateway to local artisans and cultural icons, and serves as an icebreaker to interact with the heart and soul of the country you are visiting.”

Women On Their Way, February 7, 2013

“This book had me highlighting and bookmarking pages like crazy.”

Library Journal, February 2013

“An eclectic, inspiring collection that will appeal to travelers who want to be active participants in making new memories. Also recommended for anyone seeking ideas for new hobbies or classes to try.”

Library Journal
This collection of activities and classes will introduce readers to opportunities for hands-on, immersive experiences around the world. From riding and roping as a ranch hand in the Australian outback to experiencing the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk in a Thai monastery, a wide variety of options are presented to meet the interests of travelers seeking adventure. Full-color photos, as well as details of the cost, duration, and special requirements of the courses accompany each two-page description. The articles are not grouped or arranged beyond being marked with one of seven badges (e.g., "Active" or "Arts & Crafts"), but this is a quibble. For a title designed to spark the reader's imagination, the loose organization might even aid the flow of new ideas. VERDICT An eclectic, inspiring collection that will appeal to travelers who want to be active participants in making new memories. Also recommended for anyone seeking ideas for new hobbies or classes to try.—Neil Derksen, Pierce Cty. Lib., Tacoma, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781743210215
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Series: Lonely Planet Pictorial Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,520,874
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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