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Canada's LARGEST Travel Retailer - since 1989...that's 25 years of travel inspiration!!
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MARCH 2015 @ WANDERLUST

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BOOKS & MAPS- hot off the press!

WHERE CHEFS EAT
 
Forget the restaurant guides compiled by a panel of mysterious experts, this new guide is by the real insiders: more than 600 of the world’s leading chefs. Listing their favourite places to eat from neighbourhood eateries to high-end restaurants, Where Chefs Eat is the ultimate guide to the world’s best food. With entertaining reviews the books should appeal to restaurant-goers and food lovers worldwide..



"Toss out your Zagat guide. This enormous tome gets the inside line on more than 3,200 restaurants worldwide

Entertainment Weekly 

YOGA FOR TRAVELLERS   Jennifer J. Ellinghaus



How do I keep my yoga practice going while I travel? What are the best postures for jet-lag? What stretches should I do after scuba-diving? Or cycling? Or the morning after a big night out? Is there a good yoga sequence for when I'm feeling tired and lonely? What do I do if there's not enough space for my mat? The answer to all these questions and much more lies within the pages of this little book. Written by a seasoned yoga teacher and international traveller, whose positive and compassionate wisdom comes through on every page, this is the only travel yoga book you will ever need.

Essential kit for any yoga traveller. Hungover, lonesome or sharing a dorm - this book will see you through.' Lucy Edge, author of Yoga School Dropout


MY SECRET ROME - A GIRL'S GUIDE TO INTIMATE ROME



Soak in the waters of a spa created in a bank vault, find a naughty little shop of burlesque clothes, try a genuine Roman pizza, discover the intriguing Palazzo della Scimmia with the eternal flame on its tower, reach the heights of the Altare della Patria in a crystal lift, or know the best spot to admire the sunset along the Lungotevere. You’ll find the coolest places in Rome in the pages of this book, a precious elixir of insider tips and addresses of all the best kept secrets of the most in-the-know, born-and-bred Roman women.








THE COGNOSCENTI'S GUIDE TO FLORENCE - Shop and eat like a Florentine


Shop and eat like a Florentine with this pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art, culture, and cuisine. 

Discerning travelers will discover rare books and charming hats; vintage Pucci and handmade shoes; cioccolata da bere (drinkable chocolate); colorful buttons; and bolts of rich silk fabric in this enchanting introduction to makers and purveyors of clothing, home decor, accessories, specialty foods, and much more. For each shop, there is a full-color photo, description of specialties, and information on location and hours of operation.








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.

LONELY PLANET'S ADVENTURES IN .....

         


Spring and summer are great for adventures. Lonely Planet's new series includes Adventures in Cold Places, Busy Places, Wild Places, Famous Places, Noisy Places and Smelly Places.  Enjoy hours of stickering, fun games and puzzles! Come and explore some of the wildest places in the world! 
  • Explore wilderbeest on the Serengeti, giant pandas in China and friendly Red Sea dolphins in Egypt. 
  • Decorate real-life locations, like the Galapagos Islands, the Australian outback and more wild places; the wintery scene in Montreal, chilly ice sculptures in China, polar bears in the North Pole; Buckingham Palace in London, a hectic Dubai shopping mall, majestic Central Park in New York. 
  • Discover the howling monkeys in South America, the floating Star Ferry in Hong Kong, and rockets blasting off in Russia. 
  • Exploere the stinky stench of a bat cave in America, the eye-watering aroma of a smokehouse in Scotland, and the heady perfume of a rose oil factory in Turkey!
Enjoy hours of fun games and puzzles with over 250 stickers per book. Each book in the series has its very own fold-out surprise to make and collect.

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



For over 30 years  JUMP has been bringing shape, functionality, colours and sophisticated materials to the market, breaking old luggage codes and making dynamic creations to get away from the purely practical side of black luggage. Currently Jump Nice is one of the lightest lines on offer at Wanderlust.





Pacsafe bags are the most secure on the planet. Their new Citysafe CS and Citysafe LS collection offer a wide variety of options for female travellers constantly on the go - these modern, stylish, lines include cross-body bags, totes, and backpacks. All bags have RFID blocking pockets roomy enough to fit the biggest wallet and comes in a variety of colours.  Zippered organisational compartments, expandable side pockets and a padded laptop/tablet sleeve keeps your gear organised and easy-to-find.



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.