Vagabonding

Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0812992180
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A complete guide to the vagabond approach to travel espouses taking time off from one's normal routine--for weeks to years--to discover the wonders of the world for oneself, explaining how to plan and prepare for travel, simplify one's lifestyle and adapt to life on the road, handle travel adversity, and finally, reassimilate to ordinary life. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Marco Polo Didn t Go There

Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1932361715
Format: PDF, Docs
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Marco Polo Didn’t Go There is a collection of rollicking travel tales from a young writer USA Today has called “Jack Kerouac for the Internet Age.” For the past ten years, Rolf Potts has taken his keen postmodern travel sensibility into the far fringes of five continents for such prestigious publications as National Geographic Traveler, Salon.com, and The New York Times Magazine. This book documents his boldest, funniest, and most revealing journeys—from getting stranded without water in the Libyan desert, to crashing the set of a Leonardo DiCaprio movie in Thailand, to learning the secrets of Tantric sex in a dubious Indian ashram. Marco Polo Didn’t Go There is more than just an entertaining journey into fascinating corners of the world. The book is a unique window into travel writing, with each chapter containing a “commentary track”—endnotes that reveal the ragged edges behind the experience and creation of each tale. Offbeat and insightful, this book is an engrossing read for students of travel writing as well as armchair wanderers.

The Rough Guide to First Time Around The World

Author: Doug Lansky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1409324311
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now available in ePub format. Planning a trip around the world? The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World is loaded with the very latest travel information, from visas and insurance to vaccinations and round-the-world tickets. This book will help you design the best possible trip, with tips on using your phone abroad and guidance on which websites, apps, and travel agencies to use to get the best deals and advice. You'll find insightful information on what to pack and which festivals not to miss, how to stay safe and--perhaps most important--how to get under the skin of a place and meet the locals in a natural way. As well as an inspirational, full-color, "things not to miss" section, the guide includes regional profiles and maps to help you plan your route and plenty of practical advice to help you save money. The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World has everything you need to make your trip as enriching and memorable as it should be. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World.

Plan Your Escape

Author: Wayne Dunlap
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456795686
Format: PDF
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From a travel TV Host (Plan Your EscapeTM), travel columnist for the Huffington Post and experienced traveler (100 countries), turn your travel dreams into reality with this acclaimed, groundbreaking, and inspiring how-to travel book. You will learn to safely travel and see more for half the cost for all trips from a weekend getaway to longer vacations and trips with comprehensive planning tools and checklists. You deserve this popular selling book! It makes a great gift that keeps on giving. Former economics professor tells 100's of powerful cost-saving and how-to travel tips revealing proven secrets the travel industry does not want you to know! Learn to get the best deals on airfare, hotels, tours, car rentals, restaurants, cruises, and more. Both experienced and occasional travelers say Plan Your Escape, Secrets of Traveling the World for Less Than the Cost of Living at Home is an inspiring and comprehensive how-to travel book: "It gets people exploring possibilities they never thought of". It shatters common misconceptions about traveling showing you how traveling the world or living somewhere can be safer, easier, and more affordable than you think. This book gives you the practical resources, planning tools & checklists, cost-saving strategies, and tips missing in travel guidebooks.? From experienced travelers who have visited 100 countries, you will learn how to:?? • Discover 100's of cost-saving and bargain-finding strategies for all trips, even a weekend getaway, so powerful the authors were able to travel for 2 years for less than $100/day for a couple, which they could never have afforded otherwise • Get the best deals on airfare, hotels, cruises, tours, car rentals, restaurants, and more • Choose the right destination for you and plan your trip • Stay safe minimizing security risks far from home and tips and tools for maintaining a healthy lifestyle • Save time and money with hidden secrets - 200 of the best Internet travel websites and apps • Fall in love all over again! - how to bring you closer to a partner and how to get a reluctant partner to go travel, also great tips for solo travelers? • How-to-pack with comprehensive checklists for women and men - pack light, have more, and still be prepared • Reduce stress with step-by-step 5-month trip planning and preparation checklists and action steps Useful travel tips for experienced, occasional, and beginning travelers for any trip or living somewhere for 1-2 weeks or longer like several months Handle money & credit cards, Stay in touch cheaply with friends and family, Pay your bills online, Rent your home, Set up a travel blog, Take photos like a pro, and much more The Dunlaps rented their home and traveled the world for 2 years and are members of the exclusive Travelers' Century Club visiting 100 countries on 6 continents as well as 44 U.S. states. They have done home exchanges, taken 27 cruises on 13 different cruise lines on ships ranging from 10 to 3,000 passengers, and over 100 trips together taking cars, trains, buses, organized tours, and independent travel all over the world. Traveling is their passion! The Dunlaps have met scores of people along their worldwide journeys who asked hundreds of questions. They realized many people dream of taking a travel adventure but felt it would be too expensive with too many unknowns or didn't know the best way to pack or where to begin to make it actually happen. Plan Your Escape combines real-life answers with countless hours of research from travel experts. The experienced traveler will learn at lot. For occasional travelers, they show you how to start out slow, choose the right trip for you, and work up to longer trips or stays. They present ideas about how to get a reluctant partner interested in travel and how to bring you closer together even on a 24/7 basis. Plan Your Escape is the travel-planning guide Americans need. Plan Your Escape Now! Table of Contents Chapter 1 Don’t Wait for ‘Someday’ Chapter 2 Travel Can Improve Your Life Chapter 3 Additional Benefits of Travel or Living Away Somewhere Chapter 4 Traveling the World Can Cost Less Than Living at Home Chapter 5 What to Do with Your House and Possessions Chapter 6 How Planning Can Enhance Your Experience Chapter 7 Finding Great Travel Bargains Chapter 8 Being a Friendly Traveler and Good Travel Partner Chapter 9 Paying Your Bills While You Are Away Chapter 10 Security - Staying Safe on the Road Chapter 11 Staying Healthy Chapter 12 Money and Credit Cards Chapter 13 How To Pack Lighter and Still Be Prepared Chapter 14 Keep Your Clothes Clean And Fresh Chapter 15 Staying in Touch with Family and Friends Chapter 16 Take Travel Photos Like a Pro Chapter 17 Getting Started on Your Travel Adventure – A Step-by-Step Guide Chapter 18 See You on the Road Appendix A Travel Advice From Experienced Travelers Who Have Traveled the World and Changed Their Lives Appendix B Sample Travel Card Appendix C Measurement Conversions Appendix D Recommended Reading Appendix E Contacts and Resources – Helpful Travel Websites and Apps You can follow the author's worldwide travels and sign up for FREE cost-saving travel tips and bargains on his: World Travel Adventure blog - www.UnhookNow.com Book Website - www.PlanYourEscapeNow.com

Souvenir

Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501329421
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. For as long as people have traveled to distant lands, they have brought home objects to certify the journey. More than mere merchandise, these travel souvenirs take on a personal and cultural meaning that goes beyond the object itself. Drawing on several millennia of examples-from the relic-driven quests of early Christians, to the mass-produced tchotchkes that line the shelves of a Disney gift shop-travel writer Rolf Potts delves into a complicated history that explores issues of authenticity, cultural obligation, market forces, human suffering, and self-presentation. Souvenirs are shown for what they really are: not just objects, but personalized forms of folk storytelling that enable people to make sense of the world and their place in it.' Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic. Souvenir features illustrations by Cedar Van Tassel

The Practical Nomad

Author: Edward Hasbrouck
Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub
ISBN: 9781598808889
Format: PDF
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The Practical Nomad provides a global perspective that’s necessary whether you’re a first-time trekker or an experienced explorer. Now more than ever it is important to understand other cultures, and Edward Hasbrouck’s guide makes the ever-changing world more accessible. The fully updated fifth edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World includes: Information on new airport security procedures, travel documents, entry requirements, and border crossings Tips on airline tickets and how to find the best deals without getting ripped off Advice on choosing destinations, routes, and traveling companions How to get the time and money for extended travel

How to Travel the World on 50 a Day

Author: Matt Kepnes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110161935X
Format: PDF, ePub
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No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip youve been dreaming a lifetime about. For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isnt expensive and that its affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesnt have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day reveals Nomadic Matts tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without giving up the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys. Offering a blend of advice ranging from travel hacking to smart banking, youll learn how to: * Avoid paying bank fees anywhere in the world * Earn thousands of free frequent flyer points * Find discount travel cards that can save on hostels, tours, and transportation * Get cheap (or free) plane tickets Whether its a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Nomadic Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.

Create Your Escape

Author: Mike Shubbuck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692540244
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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You're sick of the daily grind and want to travel the world. Change your life NOW! What are you waiting for? Create Your Escape is the comprehensive guide you need to plan the trip of a lifetime. This book will help you transform your life from one of daily routine and job dependency to one that feels like a 365-day weekend of continuous spontaneity. Inside, you'll find invaluable tips to teach you how to do just that - modify your lifestyle so you can afford to globetrot for an extended period of time. Experienced backpackers Mike and Tara Shubbuck - known in the online travel community as Two Travelaholics - will take you through every step of pre-departure planning: - Reduce your possessions - Implement money-saving techniques - Draft a dream itinerary and create a budget - Discover necessary life skills for travelers - Choose the best credit cards and health and travel insurance - Learn about visas, immunizations, and important legal documents - Announce your trip to family, friends, your boss, and coworkers - Pack for life on the road - Track and analyze your spending abroad ... and more! With the purchase of this book, you'll also receive: - A bonus chapter with more than 75 tips, tricks, and creative ways to save money - A code to download planning checklists and worksheets, as well as a spreadsheet to track expenses while traveling Leave behind the days of "I can't" and "it's not the right time." NOW is the time to create your escape! Buy this book and take action now. You won't regret it.