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The New York Times. 36 Hours. USA & Canada Flexibound – 27 Oct 2011

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  • Flexibound: 744 pages
  • Publisher: TASCHEN Gmbh; Ind Thm edition (27 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836526395
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836526395
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 4.8 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,556 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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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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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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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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Excellent read! Inspirational & realistic trips which whet the appetite! A travel Bible!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great review of many cities 17 Jan. 2014
By C. A. heldt - Published on Amazon.com
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Book provides a quick hightlights of each city and can be used to plan your trip, esp if you have only a short visit
Photos are really good and writing is very coincise - book to keep and use over and over. I have traveled extensively and this book give you a great summary if you only have a few days. Only US cities that are original and uniue are: New York, San Fran, Las vegas and New Oreleans, all others look very much alike with same kinds of houses and stores.
New York is big , moves so fast and NEW York natives are the best, assuming you can understand their accent. Some of the most friendly people are the New Yorkers - just don't say you are a New Jersey Giants fan !
You will hear at least 10 diff launguages spoken on the street.
San Fran is probably the most pretty city in America. So many hills, great food and
the gays know how to party too.
New Oreleans is old , historic , lots of unique food and people are the salt of the earth.
Vegas is just a crazy fun party town and nothing in USA compares to it.
Now, food and shows rule vs the mob in the old days. Lose at the tables - go drown your sorrows and have a 3.99 steak dinner or even better, go the Bellgio for the buffet and bring a bigger set of clothes !
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 36 hours of a trip for someone else besides you 28 Jun. 2014
By Tompkins - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a review from the standpoint of a travel guide enthusiast. If you love the NYT 36 hours then go ahead and get it but if your looking for an actual travel guide this review is for you. The title should read: "Young Hipsters Guide To Alcoholism And Pedantry." This book is a good guideline for an itinerary but nothing more. I got it for its coffee table flair really. Anyone who actually follows these itineraries must be dead for the amount of sugar, alcohol and comfort food it has you consume at the expense of seeing real sites. It's not a travel guide at all. It is exactly what it said: the NYT's list of what it's editors and writers would do on their weekends off down to the hour. So you see the type of crowd it draws and you get the sense that the only thing it recommends is itineraries for the overly touristy type or people obsessed with looking cool and fashionable rather than experiencing a city. I love DK eyewitness guides over this but the book looks great and enticing on a table or shelf and is a great read for a tipsy guest who needs some perusing time before he plans his next social move at your house. Otherwise, as a personal read to spark the traveling bug in us all, it falls flat many times making the itineraries sound boring with poor choices of photos that make you glad you have used up all your vacation days already or happy your not traveling to said place. You find this out by checking the itinerary for your own city to find how it sounds like the worst way to spend 36 hours in "_____ City." Some itineraries are great but then again, you didn't buy this book for just some itineraries; you were hoping it would have a great aid in making a short weekend entertaining at all the locations in the US instead of thinking that the best weekend that a location has to offer is candy stores, cocktails and overhyped restaurants. 2 stars for table flair, 1 star for substance and an aid in traveling.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read 16 Jun. 2014
By Ron Rueve - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great compilation of weekend trip suggestions for areas all over this great country of ours. My wife and I plan to use it extensively starting next year when we are both retired and doing several travel trips a year. In reading about the places which I am already familiar, there seems to be a mix of "tourist" sites to see along with some "off the beaten path" sites which tells me the book will be very helpful when traveling and will give us the opportunity to see some of the stuff everyone sees and other things not everyone does. I cannot wait to get on the road with the book.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-Written, doesn't offer only 'tourist traps' 18 July 2013
By Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
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As the title says, this isn't like Fodors, where it seems like the only things recommended are tourist traps.

I'm originally from Kansas City, and I looked it up. Turns out, it actually recommends restaurants that are lesser known, and stuff to see/do that I would recommend to others.

I did the same for Baltimore - where I now live, and the recommendations are pretty much about as good.

So, at least from looking up cities I know well, this book seems to pick out cool stuff to see and do, rather than the worn out tourist destinations. Sure, there are some of the touristy things included, but it isn't only that, which is what I'd expect from a Fodors or other travel books.
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