South Africa, Morocco, Buenos Aires and more!

Thinking about planning an overseas adventure? Whether you’re imagining mint tea in Morocco or touring modern art museums in Buenos Aires, our travel guides can help you get started. Here’s a selection of our most recent additions in September:

Syndetics book coverMorocco / written and researched by James Bainbridge … [et al.].
Morocco exudes Maghrebi mystique, with medina lands leading to souqs and riads, camels disappearing into the Sahara and Berber villages perched in the High Atlas. Grab a mint tea and enjoy the show.” James Bainbridge, Lonely Planet Writer.
“Inside This Book; 4 authors; 137 days of on-the-road research; 103 maps; 411 cups of mint tea; Inspirational photos; Clear, easy-to-use maps; Pull-out city map; Trekking feature; Comprehensive planning tools; In-depth background.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverSicily / [contributors: Fabrizio Ardito, Cristina Gambaro ; additional tourist information by Marco Scapagnini].
“This fully updated and expanded Sicily guide provides comprehensive guidance on the best things to do in Sicily, from exploring the imposing ancient temples and fortresses left by waves of occupiers to the colorful markets of the chaotic Sicilian cities. This guide caters to any budget, with dozens of reviews and recommendations for Sicilian hotels, restaurants and entertainment, and even tips for shopping. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sicily provides all the insider tips every visitor to Sicily needs.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverFrommer’s Europe by rail / [editor, Naomi P. Kraus].
“The official guidebook of Rail Europe, “Frommer’s Europe by Rail” gives you the lowdown on everything you need to make your European rail vacation a success, including extensive information on train reservations, scenic routes, and discount railpasses. Our authors, experts in European train travel, hit all the highlights, from the scenic trains of Switzerland to the historic railways of Greece to the high-speed lines of France and Germany. They outline the best way to see the continent by rail and offer authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find hotel and dining choices that suit your tastes and budget. You’ll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed attraction reviews; accurate maps; advice on planning a successful European rail vacation; and an entire chapter of special rail itineraries. “Frommer’s Europe by Rail” also includes a color fold-out map.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSouth Africa / main contributors, Michael Brett … [et al.].
“This fully updated and expanded South Africa guide provides comprehensive guidance on the best things to do in South Africa, from exploring the Palace of the Lost City and Kruger National Park to experiencing the multifaceted culture of a country with 11 official languages! The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, with dozens of reviews for hotels, recommendations for South African restaurants and entertainment, and tips for shopping, for any budget.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverThe rough guide to Buenos Aires / written and researched by Andrew Benson and Rosalba O’Brien.
The Rough Guide to Buenos Aires is the ultimate travel guide to the sophisticated and enchanting capital of Argentina, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the city’s best attractions. Discover Buenos Aires’ highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the city’s magnificent palaces, modern art museums and trendy nightclubs, to the old, cobbled quarter of San Telmo with its antique stores and tango haunts. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Buenos Aires, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Buenos Aires also includes full-colour sections on two of Buenos Aires’ greatest attractions; tango and architecture. Explore every corner of this charming city with easy-to-use maps that help make sure you don’t miss the unmissable.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverFrommer’s Philadelphia & the Amish Country / by Lauren McCutcheon & Carrie Havranek.
“Frommer’s Philadelphia, 16th edition is written by local experts who share their insider tips on the best of Philadelphia and beyond.You’ll get Philly’s best museums, recreational activities for families, where to spot “Ben Franklin” off duty, the best historic walks and tours, the best spots for theater and comedy, the hippest bars, the Gayborhood, and more. Covers exciting developments in Philadelphia’s dining scene, including new restaurants from the city’s top chefs–plus “The Ultimate Cheesesteak Taste Test.” Lists all the best places to eat, drink, and even bathe in chocolate in the town of Hershey. This guide also covers side trips to Bucks County, Valley Forge, and the Brandywine Valley—plus complete coverage of Lancaster County, home of the Amish.” (Syndetics summary)