The New York Times Explorer: Beaches, Islands, & Coasts

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At the Shore
Journeys of discovery from coast to cove

Whether it's a languid day on the postcard-perfect bays of theMaldives, a swim to the tiny monastery island inItaly's Lago d'Orta, or a chocolate tour of the Caribbean, dive in and share the discoveries ofBeaches, Islands, & Coasts.Part of TASCHEN'sExplorerseries withThe New York Times, this book tells the stories of25 dream trips for curious minds, where the water is always only a pebble's throw away.

Motor past pink sands and bougainvillea in Bermuda withAndrew McCarthy, walk the rugged trail where Wales meets the sea withDominique Browning, or skip Tuscany's countryside in favor of its inviting coastline withFrank Bruni. TheTimeswriters are your guides, and the wealth of color photographs that accompany their writing capture the soul-nourishing magic of places where the water rolls up to meet the land.

TheExplorerseries takes travel beyond the obvious withadventures in exotic places and new perspectives in familiar ones, all based on thedistinguished travel journalism inThe New York Times. Each journey features a first-person narrative and documentary photography that capture theunique personality of the destination--as well as practical information to help get you on your way. Edited by Barbara Ireland, whose36 Hourstravel series has been a TASCHEN best seller, theExplorerseries launches withBeaches, Islands, & CoastsandMountains, Deserts, & Plains. Upcoming volumes includeUrban AdventuresandRoad, Rail, & Trail.

Contributor Bio:Ireland, Barbara
Barbara Ireland, a writer and editor based in western New York State, is a former deputy travel editor and deputy Op-Ed page editor at The New York Times. While on the Times staff, she commissioned and edited many 36 Hours columns and wrote a few herself. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.
1.2" H x 11.6" L x 8.5" W (3.5 lbs) 288 pages