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JANUARY 2015 @ WANDERLUST
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We wish you happy travels no matter where the road may take you.  

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BOOKS & MAPS- hot off the press!

BEST IN TRAVEL 2015 - LONELY PLANET
 
Where is the best place to visit right now? As self-confessed travel geeks, our staff rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring most of the planet in the process. And each year we ask everyone at Lonely Planet for their latest recommendations – from our authors and editors to our online family of bloggers and tweeters.

They come up with hundreds of places that are exciting right now, offer new things for travelers to do, or are riminally overlooked and underrated. Their list is whittled down by our panel of travel experts to just 10 countries, 10 regions and 10 cities. Each is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences and ‘wow’ factor. We don’t just report on the trends, we set them – helping you get there before the crowds do.

Put simply, what remains in the pages that follow is the cream of this year’s travel picks, courtesy of Lonely Planet: 10 countries, 10 regions, 10 cities and a host of travel lists to inspire you to explore for yourself. So what are you waiting for?


"Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.'

New York Times

100 PLACES IN THE USA EVERY WOMAN SHOULD GO!

Discover the World's Best Places for Women!Seeking the tranquility of a Buddhist meditation center? The raucousness of a rumba club? 100 Places Every Woman Should Go will not only inspire but compel you to hit the road—in a group, with a friend, or solo. Divided into sections such as “Powerful Women and Their Places in History,” “Places of Indulgence,” and “Places of Adventure,” this guidebook includes contact information, resources, and recommended reading. Its “Ten Tips For Wandering Women” features safety advice and pointers on how to stop departing airplanes and avoid getting tossed off Trans-Siberian trains.


“An amazing feat…Griest manages to impart the essence of some of the world’s most remarkable places. Reading the book is like catching the colors of a tropical sunset, a whiff of an almost tree in bloom, a hint of a melody from a late night jazz bar.”

Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of Omega Institute and author of Broken Open

THE WORLD ATLAS OF COFFEE - From Beans to brewing; 
coffees explored, explained and enjoyed

Organized by continent and then further by country or region, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the brew in color spreads packed with information. They include:

The history of coffee generally and regionally
The role of colonialism (for example, in Burundi under colonial rule of Belgium, coffee production was best described as coercive. Every peasant farmer had to cultivate at least 50 coffee trees near their home.)
Map of growing regions and detail maps
Charts explaining differences in growing regions within a country
Inset boxes (For example, what is the Potato Defect? Is Cuban coffee legal in the United States?)
The politics of coffee and the fair trade, organic and shade grown phenomena
Beautiful color photographs taken in the field.

THE LONELY PLANET ATLAS FOR KIDS 


Finally, Lonely Planet has made the Atlas kids have been waiting for! With 160 pages of illustrated maps, engaging infographics, mind-blowing photography and a large dose of humour, this is the atlas that shows kids what the world is really like. Touching on popular culture, sports and school life, this will bring the world to life for kids aged 8 and up. - More than 300 amazing photographs - Over 50 illustrated maps - The perfect present for every kid! See more books for kids....







GREAT WALKS OF THE WORLD

An eclectic collection of 11 global walks and hikes, the book includes destinations on every continent but Antarctica. From one-day saunters to two-week odysseys, readers will find the in-depth story behind each trail, combined with detailed maps and a visual feast of archival and contemporary images from contributors located around the world.

Climb the Stairs of Repentance to the top of Mount Sinai, the Holy Peak of Moses, or retrace the journey of the stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush as you scale the Golden Stairs of the Chilkoot Trail. Catch the "Long Look" across El Despoblado as you stand at the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains in Texas. Walk in the Dreaming tracks of the local Arrente as you trek the Larapinta Trail along the spine of Central Australia''s ancient MacDonnell Ranges. Or follow delightful paths through sheep paddocks and woodlands filled with bluebells and birdsong along Great Britain''s Cotswold Way.








TRAVEL GADGETRY - FEATURED PRODUCTS
 

Toothpaste 2 Go is a new travel toothpaste refill system that will allow you to convert your full-sized tube of toothpaste into as many travel-sized tubes as you need, saving both time and money. It also adheres to the TSA airline regulations and is acceptable for transporting in your carry-on luggage.

Power-Pond 3C 9000mAh Keep your phone, bike light and other USB-rechargeable gadgets topped up when you’re off the grid. This high-capacity storage battery can also recharge AA and AAA batteries and shine an internal LED light on your situation.

Humangear GoCup is the civilized, collapsing travel cup; watertight, hygienic, easy-to-clean, and super-packable.GoCup expands with a quick pull and collapses to an ultra-compact puck all with a simple press. It comes in 4 fl. oz. and 8 fl. oz. sizes and in three cool colors. Lids on both sizes keep things clean during transport and feature handy pill holders.The lids have air vent holes so that any residual fluid dries out and prevents bacterial growth (note: due to the vented lids, the GoCup is not intended to be a leak proof liquids container--check out GoToobs if you're looking for a great portable liquids container).

Cavallini Vintage Map Gift Wrap Pack  Make your gifts perfectly presentable with this handy gift wrap pack from Cavallini & Co. Comes with four sheets of wonderfully printed vintage map wraps, plus gift tags, twine and tape.


LUGGAGE & BAGS




Pacsafe bags are the most secure on the planet. Their new Camsafe Z Series and updated Camsafe V Seriesoffer a wide variety of options for the photographer constantly on the go - this modern, rugged, line of shoulder bags and backpacks conveniently fits and helps to protect any of your DLSR cameras and lenses. All bags allow quick access to your gear, so you’re always snap ready to capture that picture perfect moment.



Be ready with Pelican ProGear™ Elite luggage. Molded of high impact polymer and fitted with a watertight O-ring seal, this luggage can resist everything on the open road, even water. Pelican ProGear Elite luggage passed submergence tests for an hour at a depth of one meter, so a tropical typhoon will feel like skipping through the rain- at least to your luggage. This luggage also includes a waterproof purge valve that vents the interior, while blocking moisture. Pelican ProGear™ Elite luggage uses double wall construction to withstand extreme loads- up to 1,500 lbs. Now you can travel with confidence (and fragile items). This luggage has also survived free-fall impact tests with up to 25 pounds of weight.


 

Can a large suitcase weigh 6 pounds? According to folks at International Traveller - IT CAN. Their updated Amsterdam line is even lighter than the old ones, with the 30" suitcase weighing in at a mere
6.17lbs. This 4 wheel ultra light premium luggage is made from light but strong jacquard and has soft top and side handles.  The push button trolley system is a smooth glide and makes for effortless use.  Fantastic value and very popular.