Experience the Sicilian lifestyle and tradition with a small group tour limited to 18 travelers only!Travel to Sicily with its idyllic climate, archaeology treasures, dramatic vistas and hearty cuisine that embodies all things Sicilian. On this small group tour journey, you'll delve into one of the most fascinating and coveted regions in Italy.Stare face to face with some of the world's best Byzantine mosaics in the cathedral of Monreale. Marvel at the rich archaeological ruins of Siracusa dating to the 5th century BC. Explore the brilliant Roman floor mosaics in the Villa del Casale. Sicily has some of Italy's best beaches and on this tour we make sure that you'll have time to enjoy them.The cuisine of Sicily varies from one province to the next as do the wines. Sicily is Italy’s “best-kept secret.”
Experience all the wonders of Ancient Rome on this Colosseum Underground tour. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Roman Forum and restricted access areas of the Colosseum; the Underground and Arena. In an intimate group of no more than 24, discover the power and glory of Ancient Rome. First, enjoy a walking tour of the Roman Forum. Your expert, local guide will bring these ruins to life. See where Julius Caesar was murdered and the evocative ruins of Temples and Victory Arches. Continue to the Palatine Hill, where Rome's Emperors lived. Enjoy a beautiful view of Rome. Next, enjoy a Colosseum Tour. You'll step out on the Arena Floor — where the gladiators fought their battles. After standing in the same spot gladiators battled on 2,000 years ago. Then, head underground. In the Colosseum Underground, you'll discover how men and beasts prepared for the brutal games in the amphitheater's underworld. Learn about the power, passions and violence, that defined this brutal arena.
Xunantunich offers many opportunities for amazing selfies and group photos. The panoramic views of the Cayo District and nearby Guatemala from atop ‘El Castillo’ are stupendous. Once at the cave tubing outpost, you’ll be given a basic orientation and safety briefing before heading off on a 30-minute hike which includes wading through a few knee-deep water streams.Once Inside the cave you’ll see intricate crystalline formations that line the cave with a majestic rise and fall of stalagmites and stalactites that add to the serene richness and grandiose of Xibalba as it’s known.READY! SET! GO! Push off from the wooden platform and zip along the aerial cable at canopy level where a guide will be waiting for you at the next platform. A couple platforms, into your Indiana Jones adventure, you’ll see the “hammock bridge” hanging almost 120 feet above the forest floor. Take in the tangled heart of Belize’s spellbinding and lush primeval forest.
Go above and beyond Anchorage and get into the mountains with a local leading the way. Drive 30 minutes to the the Flattop Scenic Overlook in Glen Alps. Get acquainted with the landscape as you are now 2,000 feet up looking over Anchorage and the Cook Inlet. From the viewpoint, your guide will point out points of interest that can be see from here. Your guide will fit you for a bike and helmet, then the group will head into the mountains. You will be on a wide double track trail that is dirt and gravel. The fat tire bikes are mountain bikes with 5 inch tires; making them very stable with a lot of cushion and fun to ride. The valley floor is home to moose, bears, ptarmigan and the mountains are home to Dall sheep and wolves. Learn the natural and human history of the Chugach Mountains along the way. Five miles up valley you have left the city and most people behind. Rest next to a small mountain lake while listening to the ground squirrels and birds chips away before heading back.
Time is running out on a desperate rescue mission...After an argument with her father, a sullen Lila Cooper boards an Air Force flight from Japan to the U.S. Her brooding is interrupted when a sudden hijacking leads to a scuffle and an explosion, causing the plane to plummet toward the Pacific Ocean. Trapped inside a secret weapons pod on the ocean floor, Lila can do nothing but pray that rescuers will find her before her oxygen supply runs out. Meanwhile, Jay Cooper and his father team up with journalist Meaghan Flaherty in a frantic struggle to beat a group of angry terrorists to the pod. You will be holding your breath to find out what happens next. Don’t miss the other exciting audiobooks in The Cooper Kids Adventure Series: The Door in the Dragon's Throat, Escape from the Island of Aquarius, and The Tombs of Anak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank E. Peretti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001326/bk_oasi_001326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pilgrim Cove - where love can be as powerful as the ocean next door. On the surface, Pilgrim Cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches of unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes, and the sense of time passing slowly. However, only in Pilgrim Cove live a group of friends called the ROMEOs whose sole aim is to take care of the town. Only in Pilgrim Cove stands a unique house right on the beach, Sea View House. A very special place - some say magical - to the people who reside there each season. And only in Pilgrim Cove, are strangers welcomed while everyone else takes a front-row seat as a love story unfolds. Fun is what Shelley Anderson is trying to provide for her two young children when she rents the first floor of Sea View House a year after a painful divorce. The kids haven't been adjusting well, and the house is perfect. She's not sure about perfection, however, after she meets Daniel Stone, the man who's renting the top floor of the house. A man who's trying to find his balance after losing his wife. Her neighbor definitely wants to be left alone. He's less than thrilled by the instant rapport between his beautiful golden retriever and her two active kids. And he's definitely shaken by the rapport that springs up between himself and Shelley. When Shelley's ex shows up, threatening to take the kids, Shelley must protect her little family while also protecting her budding happiness with Dan. With their painful pasts, will Shelley and Daniel find the courage to love again? It's a question only they can answer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014036/bk_tant_014036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sprightly swing music spills across the dimly lit club. The grayish curtains of cigarette smoke part every once in a while to reveal a sparkling stage and tables upon tables of patrons, some incurably inebriated, and others high on the fast-paced nightlife. Fabulous flappers in shimmery cocktail dresses and stylish feather headbands throw their hands up and stomp their feet to the addictive beat on the dance floor. Smartly dressed men, their hair neatly parted and slicked back, toss fistfuls of dice onto the plush green baize of the craps tables. Some hover over roulette wheels, staring intently at the spinning flashes of silver, while others finger their playing cards as they sip on tumblers of whiskey, eyeing both the river and the tower of tokens next to them.Frisky tunes, chic fashion, and American gambling are nostalgic, rose-tinted images most choose to project when visualizing the Roaring Twenties, but the other side of the coin brought an uninviting, much harsher reality that most would prefer to sweep under the rug. The first real estate bubble was on the brink of bursting, and progress was evident, but painfully slow, which gave way to yet another era of violent riots, lynchings, and other forms of oppression imposed on minorities.The Chicago Outfit: The History and Legacy of the Organized Crime Syndicate Led by Al Capone profiles how the group rose in the criminal underworld, and all the controversies that ensued. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146882/bk_acx0_146882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trinket and the gang will stop at nothing to clear a diva's husband of murder charges. "You'd think a midnight prowler would have sense enough to get out after being discovered by a group of middle-aged women armed with flower vases. Or at least stop what he was doing. Not this one. Despite our menacing appearance, he kept opening cabinet doors and drawers. Our intruder wore what looked like a black Ninja outfit. It did not flatter. He was a bit chunky and not much taller than me. Nor did he move very fast as Gaynelle and I bore down on him like a freight train. Instead of screaming in fear and fleeing out the front door - which stood wide open to help facilitate his escape - he turned away from the cabinet he had opened and threw something heavy. It was a Mason jar, and it hit poor Gaynelle right smack in the middle of the forehead. She dropped to the floor like a sack of flour. I looked down at her, then up at the masked intruder. Eyes glittered at me from the tiny eyeholes, and as he seemed to be unarmed-no more Mason jars at hand - I let out a bellow and charged him." Virginia Brown is the author of more than 50 novels in romance and mystery. Next up in her best-selling Dixie Divas Mysteries: Divas and Dead Rebels. And coming soon: the Blue Suede Memphis Mysteries and Virginia's mystery/drama saga, Dark River Road. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Commins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001272/bk_acx0_001272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At 16 Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who's been in love with Tilla since they were children. Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards' Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness. Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana's uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead - with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart - if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010123/bk_reco_010123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.