Category Close-Ups

A Guide to 2001 Guides
Compiled by Robert Dahlin -- 1/29/01
All titles are paperback unless otherwise noted

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AAA PUBLISHINGLodging, restaurants and things to do are all detailed in Italy Travel Book (Feb., $21.95 hardcover) and Ireland... (Feb., $16.95 hardcover). Local experts inspect and rate a variety of hostelries in Europe Lodging Guide (Apr., $24.95 hardcover). New to the AAA Europe Lifestyle Exploration series are Britain Bed & Breakfast (Feb., $19.95), Britain Hotel Guide (Mar., $24.95), Britain Restaurant Guide (Mar., $24.95) and Best Pubs & Inns of Britain (Mar., $19.95). Among six June titles supplementing the Spiral Guides series are Cyprus, Mallorca and Florence ($16.95 each hardcover). The color-coded TourGuide series has among its upcoming releases Boston and Seattle (Mar., $5.95 each) and Honolulu and Nashville (June, $5.95 each). Among map collections, the new Britain Road Atlas (Mar., $21.95) registers over 3,000 changes since the previous edition.

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by Diana Landau and Wisconsin (June, $12.95 each hardcover) by Joanne Trestrail pay tribute to two more states in the publisher's ongoing series. Archaeological finds unearthed while digging the new Athens subway are documented in Athens: The City Beneath the City: Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Mar., $65 hardcover), edited by Liana Parlama and Nicholas Stampolidis. Traveling exhibitions as well as dates and shows scheduled for more than 300 U.S. museums can be tracked with Traveler's Guide to Art Museum Exhibitions 2001: The New York Times (Jan., $16.95 hardcover), with essays by Holland Cotter et al. Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau (Apr., $19.95 hardcover), with photos by Jack W. Dykinga, text by Charles Bowden and foreword by Robert Redford, explores two little-known canyon systems north of the Grand Canyon. The Extraordinary Museums of South East Asia (May, $19.95 hardcover) by Kristin Kelly visits 30 visually unusual sites.

Both by Richard Saul Wurman, Access San Francisco (July) is in its ninth edition, and ...New Orleans (Aug., $20 each) is a fifth edition. Each has a new section for gay and lesbian travelers.

Anchorage's backyard playground with its fishing sites, mountain peaks and blue glaciers is explored in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula: A Traveler's Guide (May, $12.95) by Andromeda Romano-Lax, photos by Bill Sherwonit and Greg Daniels.

ALASTAIR SAWDAY (Globe Pequot, dist.)
Finding a welcoming pillow in the land of Lisbon becomes easier with Special Places to Stay Portugal (May, $14.95) by John Dalton.

Very California: Travels Through the Golden State
(Apr., $16.95 hardcover) presents text, sketches and watercolors by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler arranged in 10 regional chapters.

Florence and Siena are among the stopovers in Hidden Gems of Tuscany: Hotels (May, $34.95 hardcover) by Luc Quisenaerts, published by D-Publications. Visitors looking for a sense of permanence may turn to a pair of titles from Mitchell Beazley: The London Schools Guide (Mar.) and The New London Property Guide (Apr., $19.95 each).

Rick Steves promises to reveal how to wring the most value out of a buck, and his latest budgetary overview is Rick Steves' Europe Through the Backdoor 2001: The Travel Skills Handbook for Independent Travelers ($21.95). Eleven other titles updated annually include Rick Steves' Italy 2001 ($17.95), ...Great Britain & Ireland 2001 ($17.95), ...Rome 2001 ($14.95), ...Best of Europe 2001 ($21.95) and ...Europe Planning Map 2001 ($4.95).

Opinionated and thorough information for independent travelers is supplied by Moon Handbooks. First editions for 2001 demonstrating Moon's increased devotion to U.S. sites are California (Apr., $21.95) by Kim Weir; Maryland and Delaware: Including Washington, D.C. (Mar., $17.95) by Joanne Miller; Pennsylvania: Including Pittsburgh, the Poconos,
Among the season's varied lineup are these
titles from Berlitz, Contemporary and Stackpole.
Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Dutch Country (May, $19.95) by Joanne Miller; and Coastal Carolinas (Apr., $14.95) by Mike Sigalis. Updated editions for a broad range of sites include Singapore (Feb., $16.95) by Carl Parkes, Alaska-Yukon (Mar., $19.95) by Don Pitcher and Canadian Rockies: Including Banff and Jasper National Parks (Apr., $16.95) by Andrew Hempstead.
Students, families, RVers and bikers can use such information as call letters for local radio stations, suggestions on places to eat and sleep, even facts about regional writers in Road Trip USA: New England (Apr., $19.95) by Jamie Jensen.

Campers, boaters, hikers and bikers form the audience for the Foghorn Outdoor guides, and first editions this year include Montana, Wyoming & Idaho Camping: The Complete Guide to More than 1200 Campgrounds (Apr., $19.95) by Judy Kinnaman and Georgia & Alabama Camping: The Complete Guide to More than 380 Campgrounds (May, $17.95) by Marilyn Windle. The brand-new Foghorn AnyWare guides are available only online and are downloadable to a PDA. Six titles include San Francisco Bay and Beyond: The High-Tech, Low-Impact Camping & Hiking Guide (Mar.) and Tah and Gold Country... (Mar., $14.95 each), both by Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown.

The new Travel Smart guide for this year is Oregon ($16.95) by Gordon Thayer Coffin, and four other guides are available in new editions. Another first edition is The Dog Lover's Companion to New England (June, $19.95) by JoAnna Downey et al. Adventures in Nature: Panama (Feb.) by Bill Friar is a first edition, and ...Honduras (Feb.) by Jim Gillin and ...Costa Rica (Feb., $17.95 each) by Ree Sheck are second editions.

Anyone trying to unravel the mysteries of Internet booking will warmly greet The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Marketplace (Feb., $17.95) by Edward Hasbrouck. An extended trip may go more smoothly with The World Awaits: How to Travel Far and Well (Jan., $16.95) by Paul Otteson.

In his latest book, Searching for Crus : A Journey Among the Last Real Islands (Jan., $24.95 hardcover), Thurston Clarke island hops around the oceans to ascertain just what it is that draws humans to these outcroppings surrounded by water. Sixty selections by such writers as James Joyce, Edna O'Brian and Roddy Doyle illustrate unshakeable bonds in For the Love of Ireland: A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers (Feb., $14.95), edited by Susan Cahill.

New this year is Great Destinations Finger Lakes Book: A Complete Guide (May, $18.95) by Katharine Delavan Dyson, while in April, two updated revisions are due: ...Hamptons Book by Suzi Forbes Chase and ...Nantucket Book ($18.95 each) by Betty Lowry.

Among the bestselling Pocket Guides last year were Algarve and Italy, and those destinations are among 32 Pocket Guides being published in redesigned, updated and expanded editions this year, Algarve in February and Italy in July ($8.95 each). Berlitz also notes that it will add Poland and Sicily next year to its growing domestic and international list of Pocket Guides. More than a dozen ships have been added to the 2002 Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships (Sept., $21.95) by Douglas Ward.

The father-and-son photography team of Gerald and Marc Hoberman capture British beauty in England (Apr., $75 hardcover). This Is Mexico (Apr.) by James Bowyer and This Is the Caribbean (Apr., $39.95 each hardcover) by Al Hornsby boast 250 color photos apiece. Down Under scenery fills the pages of South Australia: A Photographic Journey (Apr., $29.95 hardcover) by Nick Rains and Coastlines of New Zealand (Apr., $24.95 hardcover) by Warren Jacobs and Jill Worrall.

Whether seeking a bite to eat or the only live peat bog on the North American continent, a newcomer to the Tar Heel State can slip into Travel North Carolina: Going Native in the Old North State (Jan., $17.95) by the staff of John F. Blair.

Due in August in a revised and redesigned fourth edition, 1001 Travel and Learn Vacations Around the World ($19.95) by Evelyn Kaye provides detailed descriptions--and information sources--for trips offered by such diverse groups as the American Horticultural Society, the Smithsonian Association, Rocky Mountain River Tours and many more.

BRADT PUBLICATIONS (Globe Pequot, dist.)
New Bradt Travel Guides are Baltic Capitals: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Kaliningrad (Apr., $14.95) by Neil Taylor et al. and China: Yunnan Province (July, $18.95) by Stephen Mansfield. South Africa (Aug., $17.95) by Paul Ash is a Bradt Budget Travel Guide. Those in search of bizarre stateside precincts will treasure Eccentric America: The Bradt Guide to All That's Weird and Wacky in the USA (Sept., $18.95) by Jan Friedman.

Following the introduction of 12 titles last year, the publisher announces four new June titles dedicated to helping travelers take in a city's sights by public transportation: Michael Brein's Guide to Rome by the Metro, ...San Francisco by Public Transit, ...New York by the Subway, and ...Chicago by the El ($5 each).

Susan Hermann Loomis transports readers to a corner of Normandy with On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town (Apr., $24 hardcover). Meanwhile, L.A. novelist Tony Cohan forsakes the U.S. for a sleepy town south of the border in On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel (Jan., $14). The reprint of In a Sunburned Country (May, $14.95) by Bill Bryson contains all new material on the Sydney Olympics. Leeches, vipers and sweat bees are some of
the creatures that greeted Sam Lightner Jr. as he probed an island and climbed a mountain, feats described in All Elevations Unknown: An Adventure in the Heart of Borneo (June, $24.95 hardcover). Afghanistan, the Philippines and Sarawak are just a few of the perilous spots on earth visited by Robert Young Pelton in The Adventurist: My Life in Dangerous Places (June, $14.95).
CADOGAN GUIDES (Globe Pequot, dist.)
Cadogan institutes a new look and style with France (Apr., $22.95) by Philippe Barbour et al. Nick Rider stays in the same neck of the woods in Short Breaks in Northern France (July, $14.95). Seaside resorts, theme parks and castles provide the fun in Take the Kids England (Aug., $17.95) by Joseph Fullman.

CAMERAPIX (Interlink, dist.)
Journey Through Jordan
(Apr., $50 hardcover) by Mohamed Amin et al. reveals layers of beauty and history in this ancient part of the world.

Learn how to bribe an official or what to do when a sandstorm threatens or the way to remove leeches in The Worst-Case Scenario Travel Handbook (May, $14.95) by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht. Hospitality beckons from the City of Light with Sandra Gustafson's Great Eats Paris and ...Great Sleeps Paris (Mar., $14.95 each). Gardens of New Orleans: Exquisite Excess (Apr., $40 hardcover) by Lake Douglas and Jeannette Hardy, with photos by Richard Sexton, opens the gate to public and private grounds.

Bill Morgan, the archivist of Allan Ginsburg's estate, identifies the haunts of New York's literati glitterati with Literary Landmarks: The Book Lover's Guide to New YorkCity (Mar., $18 hardcover). Body nourishment is the inspiration for The Food Lover's Guide to the Best Ethnic Eating in New York City (Mar., $14.95) by Robert Sietsema, while food for the soul infuses Glory in Gotham: Manhattan's Houses of Worship (Mar., $14) by David W. Dunlap and Joseph J. Vecchione. Weary bodies and minds can be rejuvenated with New York's 50 Best Places to Keep Your Spirit Alive (Mar., $12) by Beth Donnelly Cabán et al.

For those keeping an eye on expenditures, updated helpers are Econoguide Paris 2001-02: Includes Day Trips to Disneyland Paris, Versailles, Fountainebleau, Chartres, Reims, the Loire Valley and Other Popular Destinations (Apr.) and ...Pacific Northwest...: Seattle, Portland, Victoria, Vancouver and Other Area Destinations (Apr., $17.95 each), both by Corey Sandler. Among seven new destinations in the AAA Essential Guides under the Passport Books imprint are Essential Kyoto (Jan.) by Sasha Smith, ...Barbados (Feb.) by Lee Karen Stone, ...Italian Lakes (Feb.) by Richard Sale and ...South Africa (Feb., $8.95 each) by Richard Whittaker.

A new AAA Essential Food and Drink series from Passport launches in February with Essential Food and Drink: France by Hazel Evans, ...Italy by Susan Conte and ...Spain ($8.95 each) by Pepita Aris. Current information and background details are hallmarks of the Footprint Handbooks from Passport, and among the six new destinations for March are Footprint Bali and the Eastern Isles Handbook ($15.95) by Joshua Eliot, ...Indian Himalaya... ($18.95) by Robert and Roma Bradnock, ...Libya... ($21.95) by James Azema and ...Rio de Janeiro... ($16.95) by Ben Box and Mick Day. On Foot Guides introduce a new series, with each book of 20-25 walks containing aerial-view, three-dimensional maps. The initial two Passport releases are On Foot Guides: London Walks by Celia Woolfrey and ...Paris Walks (Mar., $10.95 each) by Fiona Duncan and Leonie Glass. New to Passport's Walking series are Walking New York by Paul Barnett and Pamela D. Scoville and ...the Thames (Mar., $14.95 each) by Ron Emmons.

THOMAS COOK (Globe Pequot, dist.)
Time for Food Florence
by Chris Rice, ...Madrid by Nick Inman and ...Vienna (June, $9.95 each) by Chris Rice assure memorable local meals and even provide recipes. So do ...Hong Kong by Odile Bourras-Laspelades, ...Melbourne by Sue Neales and ...Sydney (Aug., $9.95 each) by Ian Connellan.

The 10th edition of Maine: An Explorer's Guide (June, $19.95) by Christina Tree and Elizabeth Roundy Richards celebrates 20 years in print and 120,000 copies sold. Other Explorer's Guides revised this year are Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket (June, $18.95) by Kim Grant, The Best of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains (June, $18) by Joanne Michaels and Mary-Margaret Barile and Connecticut (Nov., $18.95) by Barnett D. Laschever and Andi Marie Fusco.

More than 100 color pictures honor the Windy City's charms in Chicago: A Photographic Celebration (Feb., $13.98) by Marilyn Soltis.

Fifteen years ago, Rita Golden Gelman left a failed marriage, redesigned her life and lit out for parts unknown. Today she's still on the move, an existence she depicts in Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World (May, $23 hardcover).

Host of NPR's All Things Considered and a native of an East Kentucky river town, Noah Adams returns to his roots as he meanders a 330-mile waterway in Far Appalachia: Following the New River North (Apr., $23.95 hardcover).

Rechristened Eyewitness Travel Guides (after a brief outing last year as Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides), the latest entries in this series noted for its 3-D aerial views as well as its practical information are Boston (Feb., $19.95), Bali & Lombok (Mar., $19.95), New England (May, $24.95), Chicago (June, $19.95), Cruise Guide to Europe & the Mediterranean (June, $24.95), Germany (June, $29.95) and New Zealand (June, $24.95).

Arctic Circle strolls and many other far less frigid outings are included in The Complete Guide to Walking in Canada: Includes Day-Hiking and Backpacking (Mar., $16.95) by Elliott Katz.

Debuting in April is the Fodor's Road Guide USA series, geared to assist the many tourists who vacation in their cars. Fifteen titles include Fodor's Road Guide USA: AL, AR, LA, MS, TN; ...AZ, CO, NM; ...CT, MA, RI; and ...OR, WA ($18 each). New first edition Gold Guides include Vancouver and British Columbia (Feb., $15), Barcelona to Bilbao (Mar., $16), Belgium and Luxembourg (Apr., $18) and Bali and Lombok (June, $17). With a former Texas governor now ensconced as president, CITYGUIDE Austin, ...Dallas/Ft. Worth and ...Houston (Apr., $19 each), all new to the series, look particularly relevant. Since American travel to the Iberian Peninsula was up 28% last year, the new upCLOSE Spain (Mar., $18) caters to a growing interest, as do the new Pocket Madrid (Feb., $10) and Citypack Lisbon (May, $12). Citypack Melbourne and ...Singapore (Apr., $12 each) are new to this series, which combines a color guide with a foldout map in a plastic sleeve.

New to the Compass line this year are Michigan and Kentucky (May, $21 each). Four new additions to the books for folks traveling with youngsters are Around London with Kids, ...Paris..., ...Philadelphia... and ...Toronto... (June, $11 each). Pros provide the tips and data in four new June titles in the FYI series: Plan & Enjoy Your Cruise, Plan Your Honeymoon, Travel Fit and Healthy and Travel with Your Baby ($9.95 each). Fodor's Escape to Ireland by Anto Howard, with photos by Simon Russell, and ...to the Riviera (June, $20 each) by Nancy Coons, with photos by Owen Franken, are new to the Escape series. The third edition of Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA (June, $21.50) has been reorganized into the Gold Guide format for easier use.

The state's best-kept secrets and most famous landmarks become accessible to all with the fifth edition of The Colorado Guide (Apr., $24.95) by Bruce Caughey and Dean Winstanley. No need to leave Rover behind when you've got the second edition of Canine Colorado: Where to Go and What to Do with Your Dog (May, $17.95) by Cindy Hirschfeld.

Breezy opinions on what constitutes the good life enliven The Best of Hawaii (Jan.), ...New Orleans (Mar.) and ...Chicago (Apr., $20 each).

Food history, information on regional specialties, shopping tips and bilingual dictionaries eliminate the mysteries of Casbah cuisine in Eat Smart in Morocco: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure (Sept., $12.95) by Joan and David Peterson.

The northeast is blanketed by Boston Neighborhoods: A Food Lover's Walking, Eating and Shopping Guide to Ethnic Enclaves in and Around Boston (Apr., $14.95) by Lynda Morgenroth, Traveler's Companion Southern New England (Apr., $23.95) by Laura Purdom, and Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire (June, $12.95) by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers and Lura Rogers. Prime goods and services on the opposite coast are revealed by Merle Elias in Los Angeles First Class (June, $16.95). Speedy jaunts are promised in Quick Escapes Pittsburgh: 26 Getaways from the Steel City (June, $15.95) by Michelle Pilecki and Day Trips from Indianapolis: 26 Getaways Approximately Two Hours Away (June, $14.95) by Helen W. O'Guinn. Traveler's Companion Argentina (Apr., $23.95) by J Yogerst and Hostels Germany: The Only Comprehensive, Unofficial, Opinionated Guide (June, $14.95) by Paul Karr venture farther afield. Clark DeLeon appeals to a sense of humor with Pennsylvania Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (July, $12.95).

Daredevils on the go may want to check out Adventure Travel Tips: Advice for the Adventure of a Lifetime (Feb., $6.95) by Suzanne Swedo. Historical, cultural and natural features are charted in Scenic Driving Indiana (Feb., $14.95) by Doug Wissing. Sensible sh s will be helpful for Walking Boston (Apr.) by Greg and Katherine Letterman and Walking Chicago (May, $10.95 each) by John L. Pape. Exploring Gulf Islands National Seashore (June, $14.95) by Robert P. Falls Sr. surveys 150 miles of coastline.

The latest entries for this imprint are Insiders' Guide to Corpus Christi (Mar., $16.95) by Vivienne Heines and Scott Williams, ...the Grand Canyon (Mar., $19.95) by Tanya Lee and Kerri Quinn, ...the Four Corners (May, $19.95) by Dorothy Nobis, ...Yosemite (May, $19.95) by Karen Misuraca, ...the Idaho Panhandle (June, $16.95) by Ellie Emmanuel and ...the Olympic Peninsula (June, $19.95) by Rob and Natalie McNair-Huff.


William Hubbell journeyed with his camera from Maine to Connecticut to capture New England Coast (May, $22.50) in 107 color photos. Color photos by David Muench and Marc Muench accompany Ann Zwinger's essay in Colorado (June, $39.95 hardcover). Crash courses in local customs and etiquette are offered in Culture Shock! Austria by Susan Roraff and Julie Krejci, ...Finland by Deborah Swallow, ...San Francisco at Your Door by Frances Gendlin and ...Success Secrets to Maximize Business in China (Apr., $13.95 each) by Larry Luah.
Warned not to fly during the year 1993 or he would die, Tiziano Terzani took the words to heart and traveled through Burma, Laos, China, Malaysia and more by foot, boat, bus, car and train. A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East (June, $23 hardcover) is his account of that planeless time.

Liguria is the romantic setting for Extra Virgin: A Young Woman Discovers the Italian Riviera, Where Every Month Is Enchanted (Jan., $25 hardcover) by Annie Hawes. Peter Hessler's Peace Corps adventures produce River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (Feb., $26 hardcover).

Hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques and temples are introduced in The Spiritual Traveler: New York City--The Guide to Sacred Spaces and Peaceful Places (Apr., $18) by Edward F. Bergman, which is published in association with the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Not only d s Paul Theroux describe many of his own worldwide adventures in Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings, 1985- 2000 (May, $15), he also offers his personal take on such ageless colleagues as Joseph Conrad, Bruce Chatwin and Daniel Def .

First editions in the Dummies Travel series include England for Dummies (Jan., $19.99) by Maggie Rosen, Spain... (Feb., $19.99) by Neil E. Schlecht, Washington, D.C. ... (Feb., $15.99) by Beth Rubin, America's National Parks... (Feb., $16.99) by Kurt Repanshek, Boston... (Mar., $15.99) by Marie Morris, Paris... (Apr., $15.99) by Cheryl Pientka and France... (June, $19.99) by Laura Reckford and Cheryl Pientka.

Written specifically for students and 20-somethings, Hanging Out guides target cheap eats, lodgings and cool clubs. Among the first editions are Hanging Out in Ireland (Mar., $19.99) by Camille DeAngelis and Thomas Haslow; ...England, Scotland & Wales (Mar., $21.99) by Kristy Apostolides et al.; ...France (Mar., $21.99) by Amanda Buttinger et al. and ...Spain & Portugal (Mar., $21.99) by Amanda Buttinger et al.

New Frommer's Complete Guides are Frommer's Texas (June, $17.99) by Don and Barbara Laine et al. and ...Argentina & Chile (July, $21.99) by Shane Christensen and Christina Schreck. Revised Frommer's Complete Guides for 2001 take in considerable territory with such titles as Frommer's Bahamas 2001 ($15.99), ...Italy... ($20.99), ...New Orleans... ($14.99) and ...Hawaii... ($18.99). First editions in the Frommer's Portable Guides series take off for many new cities and regions, including Australia's Great Barrier Reef (Jan.) by Natalie Kruger, Seattle (Feb.) by Karl Samson, Vancouver (Feb.) by Shawn Blore, Amsterdam (Mar.) by George McDonald and Houston (Aug.) by David Baird. Each is $9.99. New editions in Frommer's Great Outdoor Guides are Arizona & New Mexico (Apr., $17.99) by Lesley S. King and Vermont & New Hampshire (Mar., $17.99) by Stephen Jermanok. The ranks of Frommer's Adventure Guides grow with Australia and New Zealand (Apr., $21.99) by Anna Carter et al., India, Pakistan and the Himalayas (Apr., $21.99) by Des Hannigan et al. and Southern Africa (Apr., $21.99) by Philip Briggs et al. Frommer's Born to Shop: China (Mar., $14.99) by Suzy Gershman is a first edition, as are Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Rome (Mar., $12.99) and Frommer's France's Best Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns and Frommer's Italy's... (Mar., $19.99 each). First edition Unofficial Guides are The Unofficial Guide to Golf Vacations in the Western U.S. (Mar., $16.99) by Joseph Mark Passov, ...to Diving Vacations (Apr., $19.99) by Jean Pierce and ...to New England with Kids (Apr., $16.99) by Laurie Bain Wilson.

Everything from sore feet to jet lag can be addressed with The Traveler's Natural Medicine Kit (May, $9.95) by Pamela Hirsch. Healing Springs: The Ultimate Guide to Taking the Waters (Jan., $18.95) by Nathaniel Altman flows from hidden springs to the world's greatest spas.

New to the Traveller's History series are A Traveller's History of the U.S.A. (Mar.) by Dan McInerney, ...Canada (Mar.) by Robert Bothwell, and ...Mexico (May, $14.95 each) by Kenneth Pearce. Books with a Gallic accent include A Shopper's Guide to Paris Fashion (Mar., $15.95) by Alicia Drake and Old Provence (Mar., $16) by Theodore Andrea Cook. The latter is in Interlink's new series, Lost and Found: Classic Travel Writing, as are Two Years in the French West Indies (Mar., $16) by Lafcadio Hearn and A Romantic in Spain (May, $15) by Theophile Gautier. Unspoiled natural places are the focus of Wild Guides, the latest of which is Wild Italy: A Traveller's Guide (Mar., $19.95) by Tim Jepson. Four additions to the Cities of the Imagination series are Madrid: A Cultural and Literary Companion (Mar.) by Elizabeth Nash, Venice... (Mar.) by Martin Garrett, Edinburgh... (Mar.) by Simon Pia and Lisbon... (Apr., $15 each) by Paul Buck. Spectrum Guide to Zimbabwe (Mar.) and ...Malawi (Aug., $22.95 each) are edited by Camerapix. Adults and kids alike can share New York City for Families (May, $15.95) by Larry Lain, and less familiar terrain can be trod with Walking in Jordan: Walks, Treks, Caves, Climbs and Canyons (Mar., $17.95) by Di Taylor and Tony Howard.

JASI Books
The Essential San Juan Islands Guide, Third Edition
(Feb., $16.95) covers one of the premier attractions of the Pacific Northwest. Discover the Southwest with Kids (Apr., $16.95) offers suitable accommodations, best eateries, etc. Gamblers with limited resources (or whose funds have dwindled) can turn to Las Vegas on the Dime (Mar., $16.95).

Streets and famous attractions in popular urban destinations are approachable with the new series Knopf Citymap Guides. The six April releases cover Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, Rome and Venice ($8.95 each). Each contains between six and eight fold-out neighborhood maps and over 100 color photos, as well as information on churches, restaurants, hotels, flea markets and more. Knopf Guide to Tuscany (Oct., $25) is the latest in the heavily illustrated series, while October also brings four new Knopf City Guides: Los Angeles, Miami, Tokyo and Venice ($14.95 each). Travel writer Ann Jones undertakes a demanding expedition seeking a legendary tribe ruled by a rainmaking queen in Looking for Lovedu: Days and Nights in Africa (Jan., $25 hardcover). The travels of Hsuan Tsang inspired Richard Bernstein to retrace the path, a trip recounted in Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in a Search for Enlightenment (Mar., $26 hardcover).

Taking their customary photojournalistic approach of paying attention to traditions, arts, history and culture, new Insight Guides include Brussels (Apr., $22.95), Edinburgh (Apr., $22.95), Crete (May, $22.95), Indonesia (May, $23.95), Sardinia (May, $23.95), Austria (June, $23.95), Montreal (June, $22.95) and Switzerland (June, $23.95). Among eight new Insight Pocket Guides--which include practical tips, itineraries and personal recommendations--are Barcelona (Apr.), Costa Blanca (May), Kenya (May) and San Diego (June, $13.95 each). The newest Insight Compact Guide is Sri Lanka (May, $8.95). Tourist information including 10 sites that mustn't be missed complements 19 new Insight FlexiMaps such as Bali (Jan.), Melbourne (Jan.), Cape Town (Mar.) and Tunisia (Mar., $7.95 each). The entire earth is the subject of My First Atlas (Jan., $10.95) and Hammond Odyssey World Atlas with World Map (Feb., $9.95), both from Hammond.

New and nearby destinations on tap are Louisiana & the Deep South (Mar., $21.99) by Tom Downs et al., San Diego & Tijuana (July, $14.99) by Andrea Schulte-Peevers and David Peevers and a downsized Boston Condensed (Apr., $11.99) by Tom Given. Sites farther away are Aboriginal Australia & the Torres Strait Islands (June, $19.99) by Sarina Singh et al. and Rome Condensed (July, $11.99) by Sally Webb. Other travel guides cover Havana (Mar., $14.99) by Scott Doggett, Montreal (Apr., $15.99) by Jeremy Gray, Belgium & Luxembourg (Apr., $17.99) by Leanne Logan and Geert Cole, Rhodes & the Dodecanese (May, $15.99) by Paul Hellander and Milan, Turin & Genoa (July, $14.99) by Nicola Williams. A new series entitled Classic Overland Routes--books eschewing air travel--is inaugurated with Istanbul to Kathmandu (May, $21.99) by Paul Harding and Simon Richmond and Maverick in Madagascar (May, $12.99) by Mark Eveleigh. New activity guides include Diving & Snorkeling Bali & Lombok (Mar., $16.99) by Tim Rock and Susannah Hinderks, ...Bahamas (May, $16.99) by Michael Lawrence and Cycling Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia (Aug., $21.99) by Nick Ray and Ian Duckworth. Taste buds get a treat with World Food Hong Kong (Mar.) by Richard Sterling and Elizabeth Chong, ...Caribbean (Aug.) by Bruce Geddes and ...India (Aug., $13.99 each) by Martin Hughes et al.

Updated annually, the Red Guides for 2001 (hardcovers) include a variety of European destinations such as France ($26), Benelux ($25), Deutschland ($26), Great Britain/ Ireland ($26) and Portugal ($12). The latest guides in the hardcover NEOS imprint (which takes its name from the French words for the four compass directions: Nord, Est, Ouest, Sud) are headed toward exotic locations this month: Indonesia ($25.95), Rajasthan ($21.95) and Sri Lanka/Maldives ($23.95).


Twenty-three tours ranging in length from 35 to 100 miles are outlined by Hawk Hagebak in Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians: North Georgia, East Tennessee and Western North Carolina (Mar., $12.95).
Born in 1893, the late Freya Stark was a notable explorer of the Middle East, and two of her titles receive new life: The Valleys of the Assassins: And Other Persian Travels and The Southern Gates of Arabia: A Journey in the Hadhramaut (July, $13.95 each). The explorer herself is the subject of Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (July, $14.95) by Jane Fletcher Geniesse.

Mile-by-mile details for 30 major highways and 58 secondary roads in Alaska open the frontiers of our largest state in The Milepost: 2001 Edition (Mar., $24.95), edited by Kris Graef, which also includes more than 500 photos.

Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
(Apr., $26 hardcover) is Bruce Feiler's account of his 10,000-mile trek across three continents, five countries and four war zones as he sought to reconnect with his faith. Joan Marble recounts her restoration of an unpromising piece of land near Rome in Notes from an Italian Garden (May, $25 hardcover).

The six titles in the National Geographic Traveler series scheduled for March are China ($27.95), Spain ($27.95), Greece ($27.95), Thailand ($27.95), Florence and Tuscany ($22.95) and Boston & Environs ($22.95). The fall will bring five more including Egypt ($27.95), Mexico ($27.95) and Arizona ($22.95). National Geographic Guides to America's Outdoors: Nature Adventures in Parks, Preserves, Forests, Wildlife Refuges, Wilderness Areas adds three books to the series: Southern Rockies (Apr.), Middle Atlantic (Apr.) and Alaska (May, $24 each). National Geographic's Guide to the National Parks of the United States (Feb., $25) and Crossing America: National Geographic's Guide to the Interstates (Mar., $25) are third editions.

Sojourners far from home sometimes decide to stay offshore, and L. Robert Kohls equips them with a third edition of Survival Kit for Overseas Living: For Americans Planning to Live and Work Abroad (Apr., $15). When homesickness sets in, they can rely on The Art of Coming Home (June, $15) by Craig Storti.

Walter Cronkite leads an expedition along the U.S.'s watery perimeter with Around America: A Tour of Our Magnificent Coastline (Aug., $23.95 hardcover), as he recounts stories about places and people, past and present, who have had a hand in shaping the country. Taking a more regional slant, Ferenc and Candace Máté provide 90 color photographs for a depiction of Autumn: A New England Journey (Aug., $29.95 hardcover). More than 600 color illustrations depict noted sites in Gotham in the second edition of New York for New Yorkers: A Historical Treasury and Guide to the Buildings and Monuments of Manhattan (Apr., $21.95 hardcover). Exploring Britain (Apr., $27.95) is a new AA Guide, and Dublin (Aug., $18.95) by Brian Lalor and Albania and Kosovo (May, $26.95) by James Pettifer are new Blue Guides.

New first editions ranging far and wide are Volcan s in the National Parks: The World Beneath Our Feet (May, $24.95) by Robert Decker and Barbara Decker, Kyrgyzstan: In the Shadow of Tien Shan (June, $22.95) by Rowan Stewart with Susie Weldon, Maldives: The Paradise Isles (July, $22.95) by Andrew Forbes and Mongolia: Empire of the Steppes (Aug., $22.95) by Claire Sermier. Guizhou: China's Richest Minority Area (July, $21.95) by Gina Corrigan and Caribbean: The Lesser Antilles (Aug., $22.95) by Karl Luntta go into second editions.

Extensive coverage of scenic U.S. Highway 101 and descriptions of publicly owned and protected beaches are included in Oregon Coastal Access Guide: A Mile-by-Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions (Apr., $17.95) by Kenn Oberrecht.

A passionate love affair with rendezvous in Marrakech, Stromboli, London and San Francisco makes for a sensuous travelogue in An Italian Affair (May, $22 hardcover) by Laura Fraser.

Notes on medical facilities and an expanded coverage of riverboats are two new developments in Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation: 2001 Edition ($19.95) by Steven Stern. Country Inns and Selected Hotels Great Britain: 2001 Edition (Jan., $19.95) by Alistair Hankey is newly revised, as are 12th editions of New Zealand Bed and Breakfast and Australian... (Feb., $18.95 each), both by James Thomas. Italian Bed and Breakfast (Apr., $16.95) is appearing for the first time in the U.S. Domestic destinations include the Marmac Guide to San Antonio (Sept., $14.95) by Yves and Larissa Gerem and Coasting the Mountains: A Guide to Western North Carolina (Oct., $15.95) by Coasting Inc.

More than 100 gardens are featured in each of two new guides for flora fans: The Garden Lover's Guide to Ireland (Mar.) by Terence Reeves-Smyth and ...Canada (June, $19.95 each) by Larry Hodgson. Wright Sites (Aug., $14.95), edited by Arlene Sanderson, has been updated for a third edition. Architectural walks are components of two new Campus Guides: Harvard University by Douglas Shand-Tucci and University of Cincinnati (July, $24.95 each) by Paul Bennett.

Ten new first edition Rough Guides travel to both familiar and less-trodden destinations with Southeast Asia (Jan., $19.95) by Lucy Ridout et al., Argentina (Jan., $23.95) by Danny Aeberhard et al., Alaska (May, $18.95) by Paul Whitfield, Iceland (May, $17.95) by David Leffman and James Proctor, Gay & Lesbian Australia (June, $16.95) by Neil Drinnan, Languedoc & Roussillon (July, $16.95) by Brian Catlos, Devon & Cornwall (Aug., $14.95) by Robert Andrews, Mallorca (Aug., $16.95) by Phil Lee, The Dordogne (Sept., $16.95) by Jan Dodd and Thai Beaches & Islands (Nov., $14.95). If all that time on the go threatens one's well-being, The Rough Guide to Travel Health (Mar., $7.95) by Dr. Nick Jones comes to the rescue. New Mini Rough Guides continue on to Copenhagen (Apr., $11.95) by Lone Mouritsen and Andrew Spooner, Tenerife (Nov., $11.95) by Christian Williams, Montreal (Sept., $9.95) by Arabella Bowen and John Shandy Watson, Malta (Nov., $11.95) by Victor Borg and elsewhere.

The graying of an America on the move prompts Cruise Vacations for Mature Travelers (Mar., $17.95 Griffin) by Kerry Smith, which identifies boating opportunities from the Mississippi River to the Arctic. Bord Failte, The Irish Tourist Board, has updated Bord Failte Ireland Guide (Mar., $18.95 Griffin) for a fourth edition delineating the delights of the Emerald Isle.

The 26 Let's Go Guidebooks for 2001 include Australia ($22.99), India and Nepal ($22.95), Israel ($17.99), South Africa ($21.99), California ($19.99) and Eastern Europe ($22.99). Seven Let's Go City Guides for 2001 include Boston, London, San Francisco and Rome ($16.99 each). Dublin, Hong Kong, Venice and Sydney join the roster of Let's Go Map Guides ($8.95 each).

Best Places: Palm Springs and the Desert Communities
(Mar., $14.95) by Robin Kleven rates restaurants, lodgings, tennis courts and more. Also due are new editions of Best Places: Northern California (Apr., $19.95) by Linda Watanabe McFerrin and ...Portland (Apr., $18.95) by Kim Carlson and Carrie Floyd. Runners and walkers have new paths to follow with The Pacific Northwest Trail Guide: The Official Guidebook for Long Distance and Day Hikers (Mar., $19.95) by Ron Strickland and Trail Running Guide to Western Washington (Mar., $16.95) by Mike McQuaide. San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: The Guidebook (May, $15.95) by Joseph M. Lubow and Laurel Rosen hands travelers a ready-made way to organize a day in the city. Whether it's punk rock karaoke a visitor desires or a chi-chi restaurant, Paula Gilovich and Traci Vogel pull no punches in The Stranger Guide to Seattle (June, $16.95). New photos are a feature of the second edition of Inside Out Washington: A Best Places Guide to the Outdoors (Mar., $21.95) by Ron C. Judd.

The Lost River: A Memoir of Life, Death and Transformation on Wild Water
(Feb., $14) by Richard Bangs won last year's Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book.

Reflecting on his parents' marriage tested by a harsh West Texas landscape, Larry McMurtry travels to Tahiti and the South Sea islands to find out whether Eden exists on earth, and he
reports what he discovered in Paradise (June, $24 hardcover). Garry Wills investigates a mecca on canals with Venice: Lion City (Sept., $40 hardcover). Jan Morris has been haunted by Trieste ever since she first visited the city as a man named James at the end of WWII. Now she returns to the enigma of Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere (Oct., $23 hardcover).
Airports with well-stocked bookstores, with clean places to shower, with quiet corners for taking a nap--these are just some of the attractions cited by Harriet Baskas in Stuck at the Airport: A Traveler's Survival Guide (June, $13), which checks out 46 U.S. and eight international airports.

First published in 1887, Around the World on a Bicycle (Jan., $24.95) by Thomas Stevens is an account of the first man to pull off this feat. Another challenge is raised by Trekking and Climbing in Nepal (Jan., $19.95) by Steve Razzetti. Rocky Mountain: A Visitor's Companion (Jan., $19.95) by George Wuerthner is a guide to that national park, while scenery farther south is the subject of Photographer's Guide to the Grand Canyon & Northern Arizona (Jan., $14.95) by Joseph K. Lange. Vintage photos fill the pages of The Barrier Islands: A Photographic History of Life on Hog, Cobb, Smith, Cedar, Parramore, Metompkin and Assateague (Jan., $26.95 hardcover) by Curtis J. Badger and Rick Kellam.

A Great Weekend in Lisbon
and ...Madrid (Apr., $9.95 each) provide navigating pointers for sights, foods and entertainments. Both are published by Hachette, as is the Routard series, which boasts four April editions: California, Arizona & Nevada; Paris; Ireland; and Thailand ($17.95 each).

Peter Mayle, Patricia Wells and Judith Thurman are among the contributors to Provence: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Anthology and Travel Resource (Feb., $16), edited by Barrie Kerper.

Activity Series Travel Guides--National Parks Europe and Walk Europe (Feb., $22.95 each) by Mark Hancox--employ text, color photos and maps to assist aspiring travelers. From Henry James's home in Chelsea to Virginia Woolf's Bloomsbury, A Literary Guide to London (Feb., $22.95) by Ed Glinert, published by Penguin U.K., offers maps and themed walks. Even Nessie issues a welcome with The Complete Visitor's Guide to Loch Ness, Inverness and the Loch Ness Monster (Feb., $19.95 hardcover) by Andy Owens, published by Mainstream. A person could work up a thirst with The Whisky Trails: A Traveller's Guide to Scotch Whisky (Mar., $24.95) by Gordon Brown. It's published by Prion, as is Historic Inns of England (Mar., $27.50 hardcover) by Ted Bruning. With Corelli's Mandolin about to be released as a film, fans of the novel will be interested in Captain Corelli's Island: Cephallonia (Apr., $17.95) by Andy and Terry Harris, published by Pavilion.

From Flamingo come Among the Mountains: Travels Through Asia (Mar., $15.95) by Wilfred Thesiger, Along the Wall and Watchtowers: A Journey Down Germany's Divide (Mar., $13.95) by Oliver August and Livingstone's Tribe: A Journey from Zanzibar to the Cape (Mar., $14.95) by Stephen Taylor.

Edith Pargeter, also known as Ellis Peters, presents a first-person travelogue with The Coast of Bohemia (May, $18.95), published by The Akadine Press.

Adventurous and wacky travel essays by Doug Lansky guarantee laughs in Last Trout in Venice: The Far-Flung Escapades of an Accidental Adventurer (Apr., $14.95). In 1953 Leonard Clark explored the rain forest east of the Peruvian Andes, and his classic account is republished in a new edition of The Rivers Ran East (Apr., $15.95). Two reprints in the Footprints: The Soul of Travel series are One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children (May, $14.95) by David Elliot Cohen and The Sword of Heaven: A Five Continent Odyssey to Save the World (June, $14.95) by Mikkel Aaland. Paul Theroux and Jan Morris are two of the many writers collected in 365 Travel: A Daily Book of Journeys, Meditations and Adventures (May, $14.95), edited by Lisa Bach. Cristina Garcia and Gay Talese are two of the contributors to Travelers' Tales Cuba (June, $17.95), edited by Tom Miller.

Casting a wide net eastward, nine upcoming Periplus Adventure Guides include Bali, Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra, and East of Bali: From Lombok to Timor (Apr., $19.95). April also brings seven Periplus Travel Maps to such places as Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Melbourne ($7.95 each). After gobbling down too many shrimps off the barbie, those in need of physical restoration can refer to Australian Spas & Retreats (Apr., $39.95 hardcover) by Amanda Jane Clark and Ashley Mackeviciuis.

Hidden Disneyland
(May, $13.95) by Lisa Oppenheimer and ...British Columbia (Apr., $17.95) by Eric Lucas are revised second editions. Among five third editions are ...Wyoming (Apr., $15.95) by John Gottberg, ...Tennessee (Apr., $16.95) by Marty Olmstead and ...New Mexico (Apr., $15.95) by Richard Harris.

Hiking in the Northern United States
(Mar., $16.95) by Yves Séguin outlines--and classifies by degree of difficulty--some 130 of the best treks through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. Dreams of checking out the picturesque back roads of France can be realized by following Carole Saint-Laurent's Cycling in France (May, $16.95), which suggests tours through Burgundy, the Loire Valley, the Vaucluse and more. Ulysses Travel Guide Washington D.C. (May, $14.95) by Lorette Pierson is in its second edition.

Both novices and seasoned cyclists--not to mention inline skaters, joggers and horseback riders--can find southerly paths with Florida's Paved Bike Trails: An Eco-Tour Guide (Mar., $14.95) by Jeff Kunerth and Gretchen Kunerth. Gail Fishman follows in the tracks of 13 explorers with Journeys Through Paradise: Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeast (Apr., $24.95 hardcover).

Elvis Presley, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson are just a few of the singers and
A popular PBS-TV
travel host (Avalon).
musicians whose influence can be felt in Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues (Mar.; $18, hardcover $46) by Steve Cheseborough.
Bill Bryson supplies an introduction for The English Landscape (Feb., $39.95 hardcover), wherein Christopher Lloyd, Marina Warner and others pay tribute to the diversity of the countryside in essay and photo.

Peter Greenberg, travel editor for NBC's Today, discloses how to get the best service and the best deals from airlines, hotels, cruise ships, car rental agencies and more in The Travel Detective (Mar., $15.95 hardcover).

In the first of four titles in the Vintage Departure line, Eric Hansen tours an exotic world of plants in Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust and Lunacy (Feb., $13). The personal impact of globalization comes under scrutiny in The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls and the Search for Home (Mar., $13) by Pico Iyer. Chris Stewart, the original drummer for Genesis, turns a rundown peasant farm in southern Spain into a home and lives to tell the tale in Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Spain (May, $12). Martha Sherrill provides a new epilogue for The Buddha from Brooklyn (May, $14).

VIRGIN PUBLISHING (Globe Pequot, dist.)
Each of four new Virgin Pocket Guides--Amsterdam, London, Paris and New York (Apr., $9.95 each)--suggests over 1,000 places to eat, drink and shop. Virgin Brussels (May, $17.95) is an all-day, all-night guide to Belgium's capital.

Both a history and a tour guide, Lighthouses of New England: Your Guide to the Lighthouses of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut (May, $29.95 hardcover) has a text by Jon Marcus and photos by Susan Cole Kelly. Ghost Towns of Northern California: Your Guide to Ghost Towns & Historic Mining Camps (May; $19.95, hardcover $29.95) by Philip Varney, with photos by John and Susan Drew, visits more than 50 towns and sites. Edinburgh Pocket Guide (Apr., $9.95) by Iseabail Macleod, with photos by Colin Baxter, is a newly revised edition.

Luxurious, soft-adventure vacations in 12 resort regions are featured in Play Hard, Rest Easy: New England (Apr., $19.95) by Malcolm W. Campbell, the first in a series.

Grassy meadows, wooded bike trails and secluded lakes are nestled within the City by the Bay and all can be easily reached with San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories (May, $17.95) by Chris Pollock, with photos by Erica Katz.

Michael C. White maps 90 snowsh trips in Snowsh Trails of California (Jan., $15.95), while Andromeda Romano Lax provides a sea guide to an 800-mile paradise in the second edition of Adventure Kayaking: Baja (Feb., $14.95). Backpacking California (May, $19.95), edited by Paul Backhurst, is a compendium of California adventures, and one-day outings are proposed in 50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks (Apr., $13.95) by Ron Adkison.

The U.S. has 40,000 wild mustangs, and Lisa Dines recommends the most opportune sightings in The American Mustang Guidebook: History, Behavior & State-by-State Directions on Where to Best View America's Wild Horses (Mar., $19.95 hardcover). Deer hunters will discover new resources with North America's Greatest Whitetail Hunting Lodges & Outfitters: 150 Prime Destinations in the U.S. & Canada (June, $19.95 hardcover) by Jay Cassell and Peter Fiduccia.

WOLFHOUND PRESS (Interlink, dist.)
March is a big month for the Irish with a trio of titles. James Joyce's Dublin House and Nora Barnacle's Galway ($10.95) by Vivien Ig introduces real places and people that Joyce wrote about. Out & About in Dublin ($12.95) by Mary Finn is a guide for families. Andrew Phalen calls at various harbors, inlets and bays, giving a tour of the Irish coastline in Ireland from the Sea ($12.95).

Waterside Escapes in the Northeast
(Feb.) is a fourth edition, and Inn Spots & Special Places in New England (Apr., $16.95 each) is a sixth. Both are by Nancy and Richard Woodworth.