This is a fun read yet at the same time offers many useful tips and tricks for surviving the hassles of travel. Author Green is no stranger to travel having spent years exploring the world and having tested out a number of his ideas on a two year backpacking trip around the world as part of his honeymoon. Some of the tricks covered in this guide may sound a bit off the wall but in reality they do work. Take his idea for sleeping in economy … [Read more...]
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Lonely Planet released this very interesting visual read earlier in the year. This entertaining book focuses on a variety of problems travelers invariably face during their travels (especially those who travel independently). The book is not only a fun read but delivers practical advice for specific problems focusing on outdoor activities such as surviving an earthquake, surviving a night in the snow or a Tsunami. But the book also offers … [Read more...]
Soar, The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying by Tom Bunn Author, Tom Bunn is also a retired commercial airline pilot, licensed therapist and founder of SOAR, a program to conquer your fear of flying that he setup and has been running since 1982. His initial work with fear of flying began in the 1970's with PanAm Airlines. Fortunately we have never had to deal with a fear of flying, but for those who do, this book is a must read. … [Read more...]
10 Best of Everything by Susan H. Magsamen This is the ultimate guide for both travelers and travelers with families. This book is published by National Geographic and is chock full of valuable information. Regions of the USA are separated into "10 best" lists including chapter one which provides mostly low cost or free activities including, favorite ice cream spots, farmer's markets, regional specialties and more. There are a plethora of … [Read more...]
Secret America by Barb Karg and Rick Sutherland This interesting book covers the gamut of American secrecy. The information contained within its covers are not found in your typical high school history book! From super secret societies which contain a plethora of influential individuals such as the men's only Bohemian Club or the Bilderberg Group to information about the US currency possibly including "secret symbols", this book guides readers … [Read more...]
Volunteer Vacations by Bill McMillon, Doug Cutchins and Anne Geissinger This book (Eleventh Edition) is the definitive guide about specific volunteer organizations. It was originally published over 20 years ago and today highlights 150 charitable organizations in detail. Looking to help strawberry farmers in Azerbaijan, rehabilitate wounded elephants in India, build homes in Honduras or a variety of other volunteer opportunities - look no … [Read more...]
Travel Therapy by Karen Schaler We had just arrived home after yet another long International trip and were suffering from the throes of jet lag when we spied this book sitting on top of our pile of books to review. The cover looked nice, an empty beach, clear water and an empty beach chair just waiting for us. Sure, this is what the Dr. ordered, more travel as a kind of therapy to recover from travel! This is the latest book from Emmy award … [Read more...]
The Titanic Awards by Doug Lansky Brought to you by the author who wrote "Signspotting" this latest book celebrates everything related to the worst of travel. From an airline sacrificing a goat on the runway to try and solve technical problems to nasty toilets this book covers the ABC's of bad travel. There are three ways to win a "Titanic Award", public voting, official studies and editors choice. A number of travel experts have been … [Read more...]
Best Ever Travel Tips by Tom Hall This small 100 page pocket book offers up the best travel tips, secrets and advice from travel experts. Its small enough that it will easily fit in a pocket. The hole in the upper part of the book allows one to hang this from outside of your luggage adding an additional cool factor to any backpack. Topics range from packing, money, health, safety, airports, hotels and more. In addition discover the best … [Read more...]
How to Rent Vacation Properties by Christine Hrib Karpinski This is a must have book for anyone who owns property, doesn't live there full time and wants to earn additional income. 26 chapters cover everything from insurance to advertising to furnishings, to maintenance to details as mundane as bed sheets! The author also covers financially prudent ways to own a vacation home - without retaining property managers. This is a very … [Read more...]