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Introduction to Travel and Tourism Here, There, Almost Anywhere: The Geography of Travel Chapter 9
A L ITTLE I NFORMATION A BOUT M APS Areas near the equator are depicted accurately on a globe. “Shortest distance is a straight line” concept works north to south, but not east to west. Seasons in the southern hemisphere are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Lines of longitude go north-south. Lines of latitude go east-west.
T HE W INDS OF T RAVEL Temperate zones: winds blow west to east Tropical zones: winds flow east to west Hurricanes: winds flow north or south and can severely change plans
B ODIES OF W ATER Oceans Seas Gulfs Lakes Rivers
L ANDFORMS Continents Mountains Peninsulas and capes Islands
N ORTH A MERICA The United States Canada Mexico Central America The Caribbean
S OUTH A MERICA Brazil Argentina Peru
Europe The UK and Ireland France Italy Spain Greece Germany Switzerland Austria The Beneluxe Countries Scandinavia Eastern Europe
A FRICA Egypt Morocco Kenya and Tanzania Zambia and Zimbabwe South Africa
T HE M IDDLE E AST Israel Palestine Jordan Saudi Arabia Turkey
Asia China Japan Thailand South Korea Taiwan Indonesia Vietnam India Singapore
A USTRALIA, N EW Z EALAND, AND THE S OUTH P ACIFIC Australia New Zealand Tahitian Islands Fiji
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