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The New York Times. 36 Hours. 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada [Flexibound]

Barbara Ireland
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27 Oct 2011 New York Times 36 Hours
Weekends on the road


The ultimate travel guide to the USA and Canada

To travel in North America is to face a delicious quandary: over these vast spaces with so many riches, from glittering cities to eccentric small towns and heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how to experience as much as possible in limited time? One answer is the quick hit, a jam-packed adventure that delivers a full sense of a single place s opportunities and personalities over a well-plotted two-night stay.

The New York Times has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly "36 Hours" column since 2002. The many expert contributors, experienced travelers, and accomplished writers have brought careful research, insider s knowledge, and a sense of fun to hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip. Want to read what Sam Sifton suggests in his beloved borough of Brooklyn, or David Carr in Minneapolis, Mark Bittman in Death Valley, or Ariel Kaminer in lower Manhattan? Here is where to do it, with full-color photographs to entice you and handy maps to guide you.

In this book, the Times and TASCHEN bring together updated and new versions of "36 Hours" columns for 150 U.S. and Canadian locations, from the great urban centers on everyone s travel list to surprising locales with undiscovered character and charm. The paths lead to fashionable clubs in Manhattan, blues joints in the Mississippi Delta, architectural treasures tucked in the Pennsylvania hills, the French America of Quebec, the seaside cliffs and Hollywood cool of California, and well beyond. For a taste of adventure and a veritable journey throughout the continent, explore 36 Hours in America.

150 North American destinations, from metropolitan hot spots to unexpected hideaways

Practical recommendations for over 600 restaurants and 450 hotels

Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region

Nearly 1,000 photos

Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli

Easy-to-reference indexes

Detailed city-by-city maps that pinpoint every stop on your itinerary

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36 Hours: USA & Canada: Southwest & Rocky Mountains

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  • Flexibound: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Benedikt Taschen Verlag; Ind Thm edition (27 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836526395
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836526395
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The editor:
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.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book for my partner who works in America a lot, and it this book was great for when he had a spare day or two over there. It's really great to flick through every now and again too, because the illustrations are lovely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what we needed.... 9 Sep 2013
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If you spend a short amount of time in many US cities, perhaps when you are working, this is the book for you. It is very well thought out and highlights sights & events to see and do that are slightly off the beaten track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift 3 Dec 2012
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Great book and a great gift for any traveler full of tips and great places to visit, I will definately be using this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for Wanderlust 19 Dec 2011
By HudsonNY - Published on Amazon.com
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As someone who has loves travel but has limited time off, the 36 hours format is great. I know having used a few of these columns that they can mean the difference between a sort of rudderless long weekend somewhere, and a better choreographed experience. Full guidebooks are often overwhelming and a little soulless for my taste, and this is different. There are practical suggestions but the columns also convey a real sense of what it's like to be immersed in a place, and they address the reality that most people aren't able to get as much time as they'd like in a specific spot. Frankly, even if the trips aren't ones that I'll be able to make anytime soon, just sampling the book gives a vicarious experience.
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! 17 Dec 2011
By Longreader - Published on Amazon.com
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As an avid reader of the New York Times 36 Hours feature for years, I have been waiting for this book. Not only is the guide a fun read for an armchair traveler like myself but it's the ultimate weekend planner for the literate by the literate--where even Oklahoma City can be as alluring as Paris. Though the guide leans a bit to the hip versus the vital for some destinations it makes readers intelligent insiders to every major spot in the US at the rate of about five minutes per stop. Addicting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Informative 23 Feb 2012
By I Live In New Jersey - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been reading the "36 Hours" columns for many years. I used to cut them out and save them but lately have used the internet to find the columns that I needed. This book makes it much easier to find what I want and I have enjoyed reading many of the columns again. Also got some new ideas for short trips.

I wish they would publish 2 other books of New York Times travel columns. The "Practical Traveler" column is packed full of useful information and would make a great book for anyone interested in travel . . . . . and why not a second volume of the "36 Hours" column featuring foreign destinations? I would buy both of them. I'd bet that many people would.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great great GREAT 9 Aug 2013
By A. Apostolov - Published on Amazon.com
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Got this as a present for my sister's birthday, since she loves to travel but has a job that keeps her busy for most of the time. So this is perfect for her. Her and her man went to two of the detailed cities, hopefully doing the third for their honeymoon.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best General Travel Book 9 Jan 2012
By Charlotte Sometimes - Published on Amazon.com
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This is really a great book for both the armchair traveler and anyone wanting to visit a city for the weekend. For the former, you get a breezy style and vicarious sense of what it's like to go. For the latter, it's an accessible way to go on a tour where all the major hot spots have been vetted for you and narrowed down to a sort of top 10 list.
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