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Fall Travel Books
In addition to seeking new ways to experience perennial favorites such as New
York, London, and Paris, travelers are
also venturing to less familiar settings.
Several publishers mentioned Portugal
as a popular destination. The Rough Guide
to Portugal, for example, is Rough
Guides’ bestselling guidebook of 2017
so far, and the Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon
is the publisher’s fifth bestselling guide.
Next up: Porto. Visits to Portugal’s
second city are 55 percent higher in
2017 than they were in 2016, according to the Portugal Tourist
Board. “Porto is becoming more of a hot city to go to, and
several new airlines have started flying there,” says Olivia
Rawes, who edited Pocket Rough Guide Porto (Feb. 2018).
Herb Lester, which already had an annotated Lisbon map, has
just released one of Porto. (For more about the publisher, see
“Map Quest,” p. 40).
Emons Publishing’s 111 Places series highlights the must-sees in both major tourist cities and less-trafficked locales; the
coming months bring guides to Sheffield, England; Baltimore;
Minneapolis and St. Paul; and Queens, N.Y., written by resident experts.
“The idea is to help locals rediscover the place where they
live,” says Karen Seiger, North America editor-in-chief at 111
Places, and also to help the visitor “live like a local.” The
Queens guide (Dec.), for instance, is by borough resident Joe
DiStefano, a food writer and local culinary tour guide. Journalist
Elizabeth Foy Larsen, a Minnesota native, wrote the Twin Cities
guide (Feb. 2018).
Drinking It All In
Sampling local food and drink is a key component of travel for
many; some people even build their entire trip around gustatory pursuits.
“If someone is really into craft beer, that might lead to a trip
to Brussels,” says Lisa Thomas, publisher and editorial director
of adult books at National Geographic. “Then they’ll post
To reach the target readership for
Atlas of Beer by Nancy Hoalst-Pullen
and Mark Patterson (Sept.), the pub-
lisher will market the book to con-
sumers on Untapped, a social media
site for beer enthusiasts. The title
leads hop lovers to breweries, festi-
vals, and pubs across six continents;
Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster
Garrett Oliver contributes the fore-
word and tasting tips.