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Title:
The best place to be today : 365 things to do & the perfect day to do them
Author:
Baxter, Sarah, compiler, editor.
Publication Information:
Footscray, Victoria Lonely Planet, 2014.
Physical Description:
271 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781743601655
Format :
Book

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Central Library G153.4 .B47 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.

For anyone looking for inspiration for where to go when, Best Place to be Today offers a wealth of ideas, inspiring photos, and dates galore.

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Library Journal Review

This guidebook lists an activity for every day in the year, on the "best" day to do it. From the Junkanoo parade on New Year's Day in the Bahamas to a celebration of Hogmanay on New Year's Eve in Scotland, the list includes events both well known (the Cannes Film Festival, Oktoberfest, the Running of the Bulls) and obscure (the Pushkar Camel Fair in India, the Festa del Redentore in Italy, MassKara in the Philippines). It gives the best dates to take part in particular activities-one should track mountain gorillas in Uganda on January 23, visit Sinharaja National Park in Sri Lanka on April 2, or sail the Adriatic Sea on October 13. Each day's event is described in two or three paragraphs, with historical and cultural detail; most dates are accompanied by gorgeous photos of the appropriate festival, landscape, or animals. VERDICT Ideal for vacationers who are looking for something different to do or someplace different to go, or those in search of an idea for celebrating a special event based on a date; of interest to anyone who enjoys travel.-Rachel Owens, Daytona State Coll. Lib., FL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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