New England

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Insight Guide New England is a comprehensive guidebook to one of North America’s most exciting regions. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you discover the best of this historic region. The natural beauty and lively cities of Massachusetts, the ski slopes and mountain trails or Vermont and New Hampshire, and the coastal waters of Maine are all covered. Our inspirational “Insight recommends” section outlines top attractions and activities not to miss, while features by local writers ...

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Overview

Insight Guide New England is a comprehensive guidebook to one of North America’s most exciting regions. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you discover the best of this historic region. The natural beauty and lively cities of Massachusetts, the ski slopes and mountain trails or Vermont and New Hampshire, and the coastal waters of Maine are all covered. Our inspirational “Insight recommends” section outlines top attractions and activities not to miss, while features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects – including how to spot the best of the fall foliage; crossing the historic covered bridges; exploring Boston’s Freedom Trail; spending a day luxuriating in the mansions of Newport, Rhode Island; and the best tips for viewing New England’s wildlife. Eleven Places chapters cover the entire region, with full-color maps that are cross-referenced to the text for ease of use. Evocative accounts of the history and culture combine with lively descriptions of the main towns and cities, all illustrated with full color photographs. The extensive Travel Tips provide all the planning information you’ll need, such as how to get around, how much to budget for your trip, and selective listings on where to stay and where to eat.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050812
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 384,231
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Fran Severn collects suitcases and carry-ons the way other women collect shoes. She has written about a school for butlers in London, worked on a cattle ranch in New Mexico, ridden camels in Morocco, and gotten lost in the back streets of Jerusalem. A private pilot, she has flown across the US and Canada. She’s written over 200 articles for publications as varied as Delta Sky and Western Horseman, is a contributing writer to the on-line travel publication Striped Pot, and blogs for Chesapeake Life Magazine. She currently lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with her husband, dog, and three horses.

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Table of Contents

Top Attractions
New England: Editor’s Choice
Introduction: America’s Attic

Feature Articles
New England’s Landscape
The People of New England
Decisive Dates
History: Beginnings
History: Birth of a Nation
History: Decline and Revival
Of the sea and Sails
The Puritan Tradition
Literary New England
The Tradition of Education
New England Cuisine
The Architectural of the City and Shore
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Places
Introduction
Boston
Around Boston
Cape Cod and the Islands
Central Massachusetts
Massachusetts: Pioneer Valley
Massachusetts: The Berkshires
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Vermont
New Hampshire
Maine

Travel Tips
Getting Here & Around
Accomodations
Activities
Shopping
A-Z
Further Reading
 

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