Scotland Highlands & Islands Handbook: The Travel Guide

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Footprint Handbooks, 2001 - Travel - 448 pages
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Aimed at intelligent and imaginative travelers of all ages and budgets, Footprint travel guides are synonymous with discovery and adventure. Each one assumes the journey-taker wants to escape the crowd and still experience the spirit of each country.

-- "A Foot in the Door" summarizes the highlights of a trip, the characteristics of a country, and what to expect

-- "Essentials" is a comprehensive survival inventory -- what to do in the event of a snakebite or what a shake of the finger may suggest

-- "The Travel Zone" explains a locale in terms of its history and background, points the reader to sights in and around the area, and includes full listings and directories of services

-- Footprint's fully indexed maps in both color and black and white are designed by its own cartographic team

-- Lively, enlightening, respectful prose by writers who are hip to what's happening

-- Compact size designed to fit into the traveler's pocket or bag

-- Special travelproof construction with sturdy polyurethane binding that resists heat, humidity, and cold

-- Covers all the islands in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Orkney and Shetland Islands, plus the Argyll and Highland areas

-- Contains current information on ferries, island hopping, and getting around on the islands

-- Includes special features on the history and culture of the region

-- Lists all levels of accommodations, restaurants, and bars, along with information on travel companies and car rental services

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Born and raised in Fife, Alan Murphy moved the short distance across the Tay Bridge to Dundee where he studied Politics and History before embarking on a career in journalism and travel guide writing.

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