The Travel Detective

How to Get the Best Service and the Best Deals from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Car Rental Agencies
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0812973801
Category: Travel
Page: 496
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Renowned travel authority and NBC Today show travel editor Peter Greenberg shares his insider secrets. Americans now travel more than ever before. Yet as our traveling has increased, the service we receive from airlines, hotels, and other agencies has deteriorated dramatically. Industry surveys reveal what you already feel: growing dissatisfaction among travelers of every age, income, and education level. We've been abused by the travel experience. Peter Greenberg is here to help. The Travel Detective tells you the things most travel agents can't or sometimes just won't tell you. In his characteristic friendly and conversational tone, Greenberg tells how to find the secret walk-up fares that can save air travelers hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on last minutes flights; which coach seats on which planes are better than first class; the secret rule to know to avoid being bumped from a flight, which cruise ship brochures lie; which credit card companies are fastest and slowest to come to your aid in a foreign land, or worse, in the U.S.,; which hotels have the best and the worst fire and crime safety records, and how you can protect yourself; how to negotiate the best hotel room deal; which hotels have the worst water pressure in their showers (and better yet, how you can get great water pressure, even at those hotels); and much, much more. Accessible and entertaining, The Travel Detective gives you the information and tools you need to make every trip an affordable pleasure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective

Insider Tips on Getting the Best Value, Service, and Security in Accomodations from Bed-and-Breakfasts to Five-Star Resorts
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 1588363996
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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Indispensable information for away-from-home lodging, from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Travel Detective In Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective, America’s best-known and most trusted travel authority reveals the insider knowledge that can make every hotel stay as comfortable as (and sometimes even more cost-efficient than) home. With his incomparable access and nose for news, Peter Greenberg shares the secrets that people who know hotels—managers, maids, reservation clerks, bellhops, chefs, and maintenance guys—don’t want you to know about value, service, safety, security, and cleanliness. Tips include: • How to tell if your room is really clean • What never to order from room service • The real way to prevent hotel crime • How to beat excessive hotel phone charges • The exact rooms where headline-making events took place Drawn from the author’s experiences as both an investigative reporter and a constant traveler, Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective is an essential guide to everything from luxury resorts to motels, from airport hotels and bed-and-breakfasts to outrageous (and often secret) alternatives to hotels. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Travel Detective Bible

The Consummate Insider Tells You What You Need to Know in an Increasingly Comple x World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 160529764X
Category: Travel
Page: 640
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This ultimate "physician's desk reference" for travelers addresses the questions, anxieties, concerns, and desire for essential information that are common to seasoned and novice travelers alike. Peter Greenberg, best-selling author, trusted Today show travel editor, and the man that writer Paul Theroux calls "the liberator and defender of the traveling public," offers an encyclopedic look at every aspect of the travel process, both domestically and internationally, from the true definition of travel terms to in-depth explanations of how things really work. Do you want to know which airline seats are the best and worst? How you can vacation in a lighthouse, a monastery, or even a converted prison? Which countries require you to get visas before you visit? Or won't let you in even if you have a passport? Which airlines are the worst "bumping" offenders? How you can avoid hidden fees? The Complete Travel Detective Bible offers up answers to these questions and much more. Everything is cross-referenced and each chapter is filled with useful charts, lists, and diagrams, making for an easily accessible format. Greenberg, who has been to more than 146 countries, is an expert without equal at outplaying the travel industry at its own games, securing the best fares, accommodations, and service at the lowest possible prices. He shares every one of these hard-won, ingenious insider secrets in this book, making The Complete Travel Detective Bible the ultimate word on travel today.

Don't Go There!

The Travel Detective's Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1605299944
Category: Travel
Page: 308
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Presents a selection of vacation destinations to avoid, with advice to travelers on steering clear of places that are vulnerable to such vacation-ruining elements as crime, natural disasters, and overpriced or overrated venues.

The Best Places for Everything

The Ultimate Insider's Guide to the Greatest Experiences Around the World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609618300
Category: Travel
Page: 512
View: 505

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An all-access pass to the most unique, inspiring, and life-changing experiences on Earth. Travel isn't just about the destination—it's about the experience. Now, the very best places to experience anything—from bungee-jumping and French cooking classes to whitewater rafting and seeing the Northern Lights—are revealed and collected in this inspiring and definitive guide. New York Times bestselling author and travel expert Peter Greenberg shares more than two decades of his own extensive worldwide travel, uniquely organized by affinity, accessibility, and affordability. Whether readers are looking to embark on outdoor adventures or savor the simplest pleasures, there are hundreds of ideas here that are sure to inspire—from shark diving, train spotting, and cheesemaking to safari camping, truffle-hunting, scenic hot-air balloon rides—even the best authentic beginner Argentine tango class (the Hotel Mansion Dandi in Buenos Aires). Packed with fascinating facts, industry secrets, and expert advice, The Best Places for Everything is the definitive guide for thrill-seekers and armchair travelers alike. No matter what's on readers' wish lists, they will always end up in the perfect spot.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency


Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476782997
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction. DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY We solve the whole crime We find the whole person Phone today for the whole solution to your problem (Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty) Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.

Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential

People Who Fly for a Living Reveal Insider Secrets and Hidden Values in Cities and Airports Around the World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 1588361276
Category: Travel
Page: 416
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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Travel Detective brings you insider travel secrets only pilots and flight attendants know. Pilots are notoriously frugal, and flight attendants are underpaid and on a budget. They may hit one city four to six times a month, but they are there for only twenty-four hours (or even less) each time, so they always know where to go to get the best value for their money. In The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential you’ll find: • great shopping (furniture in Atlanta, silk in Bangkok, leather in São Paolo) • great services (medical care in Paris and inexpensive manicures in Tokyo) • great food and drink (hidden ethnic restaurants in London, and the bars with the best attitude and cheapest drinks in Key West) • secrets to navigating the world’s airports during layovers • what to do and what never to do, what to seek and what to avoid You get tips in crew members’ own words—good, bad, or ugly—that you won’t find anywhere else. Opinionated, often controversial, but always helpful, The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential is a resource no one who flies can afford to be without.

The Gone World


Author: Tom Sweterlitsch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399167501
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Time-travel secret agent Shannon Moss visits future time periods for clues about a Navy SEAL astronaut's murdered family and the disappearance of his teenage daughter, a case that is complicated by the SEAL's and Shannon's own impact on the timeline.

Tough Times, Great Travels

The Travel Detective's Guide to Hidden Deals, Unadvertised Bargains, and Great Experiences
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781605296418
Category: Travel
Page: 192
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Get the best travel deals during the worst of financial times With airlines cutting service, hotel rates soaring, and one of the most unstable economies this country has seen, the thought of taking a trip might seem out of reach. But in Tough Times, Great Travels, the Travel Detective, Peter Greenberg, lets you in on money-saving secrets like: -the best day to purchase airline tickets -car rental companies almost willing to pay you to rent their cars -the best hour on the best day to book a hotel room -free activities in 30 cities -cruise ships that discount cabins on the day of the cruise -how to redeem airline miles for flights that are supposedly full -avoiding luggage check-in fees -places where kids can eat & stay for free Traveling during an economic meltdown shouldn't result in a personal one for you. With Greenberg's help, you can get packing while the market is crashing.

The Tourist


Author: Robert Dickinson
Publisher: Redhook
ISBN: 0316399434
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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"A rare treat: a time travel tale that brings something new to the subgenre....A wry social commentary and an uneasy tale of escalating paranoia." Guardian THE FUTURE IS ALREADY WRITTEN. "As fresh and compelling as it is high concept....Immensely enjoyable." SFX**** THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. "Welcome to the 21st Century. Please don't feed the natives....Echoes of Bradbury and Orwell, in the service of a crackerjack conspiracy plot; a seductively intriguing work of speculative fiction." Kirkus TIME TRAVEL IS CONFUSING. "Leaps of time, identity, and chronology create a dark, chillingly claustrophobic atmosphere." Publishers Weekly PROCEED WITH CAUTION. WHO WILL SOLVE THE PUZZLE OF THE TOURIST?

A Cowboy Detective

A True Story of Twenty-two Years with a World-famous Detective Agency; Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Cœur D'Alene Labor Riots, and the Many Ups and Downs of the Author Throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia and Old Mexico, Also Exciting Scenes Among the Moonshiners of Kentucky and Virginia
Author: Charles A. Siringo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crime
Page: 515
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Travels


Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307816494
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity—and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up—Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling—swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels—an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

The CS Detective

An Algorithmic Tale of Crime, Conspiracy, and Computation
Author: Jeremy Kubica
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277490
Category: Computers
Page: 256
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Illegally Dead

The Travelling Detective Series Book 1
Author: Joan Yarmey
Publisher: BWL Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1773626620
Category: Fiction
Page: 235
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Elizabeth Oliver is a travel writer who somehow gets drawn into a mystery each time she is researching an article for a travel magazine. In Illegally Dead she happens upon the discovery of a skeleton in an old septic tank. Although she tells herself she doesn't have time to get involved, it isn't long before she is digging up long-buried secrets.

A Tuscan Childhood


Author: Kinta Beevor
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1780228651
Category: History
Page: 272
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'Wonderful ... I fell immediately into her world' Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun Kinta Beevor was five years old when she fell in love with her parents' castle facing the Carrara mountains. She and her brother ran barefoot, exploring an enchanted world. They searched for wild mushrooms in the hills with Fiore the stonemason, and learned how to tickle trout. The freedom and beauty of life at the castle attracted poets, writers and painters, including D.H. Lawrence and Rex Whistler. The other side to Kinta's childhood was very different, for it was spent with her formidable great aunt, Janet Ross, in a grand villa outside Florence. But soon the old way of life and Kinta's idyllic world were threatened by war. Nostalgic, yet unsentimental and funny, A TUSCAN CHILDHOOD is a book which transports the reader to bohemian, aristocratic Italy and the sound of bells from a distant campanile.

Tales from a Traveling Couch

A Psychotherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients
Author: Robert U. Akeret
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393314984
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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After thirty-five years in practice, prominent New York psychotherapistand author Robert Akeret found himself in the thrall of a singlequestion: Did therapy make a real difference in his patients lives?

My Darling Detective


Author: Howard Norman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544237080
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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“[An] ingeniously plotted novel . . . Norman knows how to weave an enticing and satisfying mystery, one tantalizing thread at a time.” — New York Times Book Review A witty, engrossing homage to noir, from National Book Award finalist Howard Norman Jacob Rigolet, soon-to-be former assistant to a wealthy art collector, looks up from his seat at an auction—his mother, former head librarian at the Halifax Free Library, is walking almost casually up the aisle. Before a stunned audience, she flings an open jar of ink at master photographer Robert Capa’s Death on a Leipzig Balcony. Jacob’s police detective fiancée is assigned to the ensuing interrogation. My Darling Detective delivers a fond nod to classic noir, as Jacob’s understanding of the man he has always assumed to be his father unravels against the darker truth of Robert Emil, a police officer suspected of murdering two Jewish residents during an upswing of anti-Semitism in 1945. The denouement, involving a dire shootout and an emergency delivery—it’s the second Rigolet to be born in the Halifax library in a three decades—is Howard Norman at his uncannily moving best. “Norman works with an offhand ease and grace . . . Whimsy is balanced by moments of powerfully evoked realism.” — Washington Post “An unconventional, lively literary mystery.” — Kirkus Reviews

This Book Will Change Your Life

365 Daily Instructions for Hysterical Living
Author: Ben Carey,Benrik,Henrik Delehag
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452284890
Category: Humor
Page: 379
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Presents a humorous collection of 365 suggestions for changing an otherwise mediocre life.

An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis


Author: Charles Brenner
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385098847
Category: Medical
Page: 260
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This standard introduction to psycho-analysis has been thoroughly revised to clarify and refine the concepts presented, and two new chapters have been added. Comprehensive and lucid, Dr. Brenner's volume is the indispensable orientation to the subject for both laymen and students.

Scheisse!

The Real German You Were Never Taught in School
Author: Gertrude Besserwisser
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664665
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 144
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Another entry in the bestselling, Merda! series, this humorous book helps readers navigate the world of real Low German. Scheisse! introduces readers to the fine art of cursing and basic slang to spice up their German speech. If you think you have a fairly good command of German, think again. For it’s a sure bet that Frau Schultz never taught you those nasty little guttural curses and humiliating invectives so expressive of real low German speech. But relax—here at last is the one book that can introduce you to the very worst beer-hall German. Scheisse! is an indispensable guide to off-color German colloquialisms and profanities—lascivious bedroom slang and boozy insults, jeering scatological put-downs and scurrilous ridicule. This hilarious illustrated cornucopia of creative expletives, guaranteed to vex, taunt, aggravate, and provoke as only overwrought low German can, will help you master the fine art of German verbal abuse—with triumphant one-upmanship.