Looking to make conscious lifestyle changes with the intent to decrease your footprint while traveling? Author Karnikowski provides numerous sections detailing how to minimalize one's impact when traveling. Small things add up especially when ideas for change are broadcast and implemented by large numbers of people. She offers easy to implement suggestions such as using an "eco friendly browser" for search (ecosia.org) to traveling closer to … [Read more...]
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Sometimes you want more - more intimacy, more bed time, more privacy. The World's Sexiest Bedrooms, a collection intimité by one of the travel spheres' most highly regarded luxury brands, Mrs & Mrs Smith highlights a coveted selection of carefully curated chambers in some of the world's most sought after destinations. From Provence to the Turks & Caicos, these tastemakers have created the ultimate compilation of romantic and sexy spaces. Find … [Read more...]
One can't help but be quickly drawn to this intriguing and catchy title. Can one really travel for free, everywhere? Well, that is debatable depending on the type of trip but if there is one person who can shed some light on this, it is well-traveled author Meggan Kaiser. Megan has visited over 30 countries and hundreds of cities in her travels, putting her own money saving tips to real time tests. Does it sometimes feel like you are over … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]