Caribbean Hiking: A Hiking and Walking Guide to Thirty of the Most Popular Islands

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Menasha Ridge Press, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 401 pages
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Well-known as a playground for divers and windsurfers, the Caribbean is also a popular destination for visitors wishing to explore the islands' many natural and cultural treasures. Caribbean Hiking reveals the best walks and hikes to the most popular islands in the area. Climb an active volcano, trek along the world's largest boiling lake, explore rainforests with 200-foot trees, or take a break from the tropical sun in exotic museums and fine restaurants.

Each chapter in Caribbean Hiking explores a different island, offering background on its culture as well as important travel tips: time zone, language, transportation, lodging and camping options, and currency. Overview maps detail island roads as well as the location of each hike, and more detailed city maps show walking tours. Seasoned, as well as casual hikers will discover plenty of exciting locales within these pages.

No matter which island you visit, Caribbean Hiking will help readers enjoy the laid-back tropical atmosphere while hiking the many exotic jungles, mountains, and beaches that beckon the curious and adventurous traveler.

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M. Timothy O┐Keefe, head of the Journalism division at the University of Central Florida, has published 13 books, over 1,000 magazine articles and more than 5,000 photographs. His work has appeared in several National Geographic books, National Geographic Traveler, Time-Life Books, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Scientific American, Travel & Leisure, Caribbean Travel & Life, Reader┐s Digest Magazine, and Reader┐s Digest Books.//O┐Keefe┐s writing and photography have won more than 50 regional and national awards. The Florida Outdoor Writer┐s Association (FOWA) named his Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year: Florida with Georgia and Alabama Coasts "Best Book" of 1997. The following year, FOWA named The Spicy Camp Cookbook (Menasha Ridge Press) as the "Best Book" of 1998.//Tampa Bay Magazine has called him "Florida┐s premier wildlife photographer and writer."

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