Avalon Travel https://avalontravelbooks.com Publisher of Rick Steves, Moon, and other top travel guides. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 22:44:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.1 2016 Avalon Travel Title List https://avalontravelbooks.com/2016/01/04/2016-avalon-travel-title-list/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2016/01/04/2016-avalon-travel-title-list/#respond Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:14:30 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=312 Download a list of all new titles and editions for Spring 2016, plus all active Moon, Rick Steves, and specialty guidebooks, organized by geography.

2016 Avalon Travel Title List (.xlsx)

New Titles in Spring 2016: Rick Steves Best Of series, Moon Route 66 Road Trip, Moon Southwest Road Trip, Moon Vancouver & Victoria Road Trip, Andy Steves’ Europe

Selected cover and interior images from our Spring 2016 titles


Rick Steves Best Of series

Rick Steves Best of France cover
Rick Steves Best of Germany cover
Rick Steves Best of Ireland cover

Rick Steves Best of Italy cover
Rick Steves Best of Spain cover

Interior pages from Rick Steves Best of Spain

Sample Pages – The Best of Madrid

Interior pages from Rick Steves Best of Spain

Sample Pages – The Best of Spain in Two Weeks


Moon Route 66 Road Trip

Moon Route 66 Road Trip cover


Andy Steves’ Europe

Andy Steves' Europe cover
Andy Steves leads a student tour

Andy Steves leads a student tour (photo © Andy Steves)

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New—Rick Steves “Best Of” Guidebook Series! https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/12/15/new-rick-steves-best-of-guidebook-series/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/12/15/new-rick-steves-best-of-guidebook-series/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2015 20:05:07 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=318 bestof-galleysheetRick Steves Best Of guidebooks offer travel advice in an easy-to-scan format, including Rick’s select recommendations for the best sights and activities. These 550-page full-color guides are packed with Rick’s strategic tips on saving time and money. Each contains all a traveler needs for a one- to two-week trip, and are priced at $24.99.

New Rick Steves Best Of Guidebooks in 2016

Rick Steves Best of Spain | 978-1-63121-315-1 | April 2016
Rick Steves Best of Italy | 978-1-63121-259-8 | May 2016
Rick Steves Best of Ireland | 978-1-63121-319-9 | June 2016
Rick Steves Best of France | 978-1-63121-313-7 | July 2016
Rick Steves Best of Germany | 978-1-63121-317-5 | September 2016
Rick Steves Best of England | 978-1-63121-321-2 | October 2016


About the Series

Who else but Rick Steves can you trust to show you the best of Europe? Learn how much time to spend in each place, how to travel between them, and which excursions are worth adding an extra day or two. Use Rick’s tips to beat the crowds, skip lines, and avoid the tourist traps. Wander the most characteristic neighborhoods and small towns, dine on the best local cuisine, and stay in the most charming hotels.

Rick Steves Best Of means experiencing each destination—Spain, Italy, Ireland, France, Germany, and England—for yourself.

For Media, Interview, and Excerpt Requests:
Molly Conway | Publicity Assistant
molly.conway@perseusbooks.com | 510.809.3872

For Sales & Media

bestof-galleysheet

Rick Steves – Best Of series sheet

Rick Steves Comparison Sheet - Best Of vs Annual Country Guides

Rick Steves Comparison Sheet – Best Of Series vs Annual Country Guides

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2015 Frankfurt Restaurant Map https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/10/02/2015-frankfurt-restaurant-map/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/10/02/2015-frankfurt-restaurant-map/#respond Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:08:18 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=298 For those attending the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, we’ve assembled some of our favorite restaurant recommendations in the area. Use the map to pinpoint restaurants near you, or browse the listings by cuisine to find the perfect location.

Download the 2015 Frankfurt Restaurant Map (pdf)

Visit Avalon Travel and the Perseus Books Group at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair at Hall 6.0 D71.

Frankfurt Restaurant Map 2015

Map © Avalon Travel, a Member of the Perseus Books Group.

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Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 Avalon Travel Title List https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/09/01/fall-2015-winter-2016-avalon-travel-title-list/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/09/01/fall-2015-winter-2016-avalon-travel-title-list/#respond Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:58:40 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=292 Download a list of all new titles and editions for Fall 2015 and Winter 2016, plus all active Moon, Rick Steves, and specialty guidebooks, organized by geography. New titles and editions are highlighted.

2016 Avalon Travel Title List (.xlsx)

New Titles and Editions in Winter 2016: Moon Kaua‘i, Moon Spotlight Las Vegas, Moon New Orleans, Moon San Miguel de Allende, Moon Living Abroad Thailand, Moon Tulum
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2015 Avalon Travel Catalog https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/05/22/2015-avalon-travel-catalog/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/05/22/2015-avalon-travel-catalog/#respond Fri, 22 May 2015 19:50:52 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=282 2015 Avalon Travel Catalog Cover

Download a PDF of the 2015 Avalon Travel catalog.

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2015 Avalon Travel Title List https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/04/24/2015-avalon-travel-title-list/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/04/24/2015-avalon-travel-title-list/#respond Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:41:49 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=276 Download a list of all new titles and editions for Spring and Fall 2015, plus all active Moon, Rick Steves, and specialty guidebooks, organized by geography.

2015 Avalon Travel Title List (xlsx)

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Istanbul & The Turkish Coast—An Adventurer’s Destination https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/04/02/istanbul-the-turkish-coast-an-adventurers-destination/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/04/02/istanbul-the-turkish-coast-an-adventurers-destination/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:36:24 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=265 Take the trip of a lifetime with Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast. Writer and Turkey resident Leeann Murphy tells travelers everything they need to know to experience Istanbul, a lively meeting point of modern and traditional, and of Western, Eastern, and Middle Eastern cultures. Travelers to Istanbul will find a fast-paced metropolis with an intimate view of civilizations past. History buffs will marvel at archaeological Cappadocia and sun-worshippers will relish the Aegean and Turquoise Coasts.

Download the Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast one-sheet below for more information on this new, full-color title, including regions covered and best seasons for travel.

Moon Istanbul Sales Sheet

Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast Sales Sheet (PDF)

 

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Editorial Internship Available https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/02/17/editorial-internship-available/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/02/17/editorial-internship-available/#respond Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:44:13 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=253 Position: Avalon Travel Editorial Intern

Reports to: Senior Editor

Term of Internship: 3-4 months

Minimum number of hours: 14-20 hours per week

Job summary:
The Editorial Intern provides administrative support to the editorial department. The Intern, while performing a select number of regular administrative tasks, will mainly be asked to learn and perform a variety of functions related to editing, i.e., proofing, reviewing manuscripts, electronic file clean up, checking alts, indexing, research, etc.

Specific duties:

  • Attend weekly Editorial meetings.
  • Provide support to editors as needed. For example, the Intern may be assigned to generate indexes, fact check, review proofs and manuscripts, and input corrections and updates for travel titles.

Suggested Reading:
The Copyeditor’s Handbook by Amy Einsohn
Words into Type, third edition
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition

If you’d like to apply for this internship, please email a resume and cover letter formatted as Microsoft Word attachments to avalon.internships@perseusbooks.com. Please put the name of this specific internship in your subject line. Our schedules are flexible to accommodate course work or other employment.

We do not accept phone calls concerning the internship program.

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Travel to Cuba on the Horizon for Americans https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/02/13/travel-to-cuba-on-the-horizon-for-americans/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/02/13/travel-to-cuba-on-the-horizon-for-americans/#respond Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:56:11 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=246 President Obama’s announcment in December 2014 changed the landscape of travel from the US to Cuba. For the first time in decades, every US citizen will be able to travel to this eccentric, enigmatic island. The newly revised and updated 6th edition of Moon Cuba (March 2015) includes all the essential information American travelers to Cuba will need to know, including what the new regulations cover and what visitors are now allowed—and still not allowed—to do and buy in Cuba, according to US law.

Moon Cuba Update Sales Sheet

Moon Cuba Update Sales Sheet

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Travel Skills for 2015 from Rick Steves https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/01/06/travel-skills-for-2015-from-rick-steves/ https://avalontravelbooks.com/2015/01/06/travel-skills-for-2015-from-rick-steves/#respond Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:43:12 +0000 http://abook.website/avalontravel/?p=184 For most Americans, time and money are precious and limited resources. American vacations are becoming shorter and shorter as travelers look for ways to save in every aspect of their lives. The average American worker is entitled to sixteen days of paid leave, but her average vacation lasts just over four days!

Travel advocate Rick Steves is staging an intervention. In order to encourage Americans to travel internationally and create life-changing memories while saving time and money, travel expert Steves is sharing his top 15 practical travel tips for 2015. These free resources are now available to you to help promote international travel on your website or in your store.

Rick’s 15 Tips are formatted for use as a full-page PDF and as a portable bookmark. Both are available for download or can be mailed upon request. Find full-length travel skills videos on Rick Steves’ Youtube channel and more travel skills articles for travelers at RickSteves.com.

For more information about available travel skills resources or to request printed materials for your store, please contact:

Eva Zimmerman
510.809.3834
eva.zimmerman@perseusbooks.com


For Retailers

Rick’s Travel Skills for 2015

Rick Steves - 15 Travel Tips Sheet

Rick Steves – 15 Travel Tips Sheet

Rick Steves - 15 Travel Tips Bookmark

Rick Steves – 15 Travel Tips Bookmark

Rick Steves - Travel Smart Shareable Graphic

Rick Steves – Travel Smart Shareable Graphic

Rick Steves - Travel Smart Shareable Graphic

Rick Steves – Travel Smart Shareable Graphic

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