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 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: Villard
ISBN: 1588361284
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.

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.

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 Complete Travel Detective Bible

The Consummate Insider Tells You What You Need to Know in an Increasingly Complex World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594867089
Category: Travel
Page: 624
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Covering every aspect of the domestic and international travel process, shares the author's expertise as he offers tips on how to find the best accommodations, fares, service, tours, and activities at the lowest possible prices.

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.

Don't Go There!

The Travel Detective's Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 160529800X
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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We've all suffered through bad vacations: tourist traps, endless lines, rundown hotels, and the worst airports on earth. Before you book your next trip, get all of the facts--that "idyllic" beachfront hotel could really be one of the world's hellholes. In this follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, The Complete Travel Detective Bible, Peter Greenberg shares his experiences and hard-won knowledge of where not to go and why, so you can make sure your big vacation isn't to a dismal destination. From dangerous roads, crime-ridden cities, and countries overrun with disease to depressing destinations, polluted beaches, and places that (literally) stink, the ultimate travel expert leaves no stone unturned, no garbage heap unexplored, to list the locations you should forget even exist. Backed up by information he has been compiling for years, Don't Go There! unapologetically exposes misrepresented resorts, corrupt countries, and cringe-worthy cruise ships so that travelers can confidently pack their bags and avoid vacation tragedy.

Victorian Time

Technologies, Standardizations, Catastrophes
Author: T. Ferguson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007982
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 219
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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

Publicize your Book!

An Insider's Guide to Getting your Book the Attenttention It Deserves
Author: Jacqueline Deval
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440622787
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
View: 1833

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For first-time authors or the seasoned pro, this is the absolutely essential how-to for getting publicity. This indispensable guide from a book publicity insider offers everything authors must know to assist their publishers in publicizing, marketing, and promoting their books, including: Effective networking Defining a target readership Creating pitches for talk shows Getting media coverage Utilizing the Internet and other outlets Preparing for interviews and tours Hiring an independent publicist “Read this book!—Ellen Levine, editorial director, Hearst Magazines.

Der weltbeste Detektiv


Author: Caroline Carlson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783764151300
Category:
Page: 313
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Toby ist neu in der Schnüfflergasse – einer berühmt-berüchtigten Straße, in der nur Detektive wohnen. Der Waisenjunge träumt davon, Detektiv zu sein, doch bisher darf er gerademal Akten sortieren. Da ruft Hugo Abercrombie, der beste Detektiv der Welt, einen Wettbewerb aus, um seinen Nachfolger zu küren. Endlich kann Toby beweisen, was in ihm steckt! Doch aus dem vermeintlichen Spiel wird schnell Ernst, als ein wahres Verbrechen geschieht ... [site de l'éditeur]

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
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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.

The Traveler's Diet

Eating Right and Staying Fit on the Road
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 158836545X
Category: Travel
Page: 384
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Expand your travel horizons without expanding your waistline No matter how healthy or balanced your diet, the minute you start traveling, all bets are off. And Peter Greenberg should know. After two decades as a television correspondent (logging an average of 400,000 air miles a year), this frequent flier finally stepped on the scale and then vowed to lose seventy pounds. Now, after sharing insider secrets on hotels, airlines, and cruise ships, he tells you the secret of diet, exercise, sleep, and losing weight while on the road. Each component of the travel process is examined; the results will surprise you and help you to learn: • What new time zones do–and don’t do–to your metabolism • Which airports have the best/worst food. • What to eat before flying • The real truth about how much water to drink–and what kind • How to work out in flight, without turbulence • The “healthy choice” hotel menus that lie • When to sleep and when to stay awake–some real surprises. • How to turn your hotel room into an instant gym • How to stay in ship-shape while actually at sea. • Eat well without overdoing it–even in France and Italy • How to create healthy structure with an unstructured schedule Together with medical, fitness, nutrition experts, and aeromedicine and exercise physiology consultants, Peter Greenberg provides a practical plan that works for road warriors and leisure travelers alike. Whether you’re jetting off to Mumbai or Memphis, this entertaining guide ensures that you arrive at your destination in style and in shape. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Best Travel Writing 2010

True Stories from Around the World
Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1932361898
Category: Travel
Page: 352
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The Best Travel Writing 2010 is the seventh volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. In The Best Travel Writing 2010 readers will explore the mysteries of superstition in Cameroon, discover the meaning of life with an Irish carpenter on a long flight, take adopted children to Korea on a Homeland Tour, delve deep into a sacred Japanese pilgrimage, travel solo in Panama's forbidding Darien jungle, comprehend the nuances of bargaining in Senegal...and much more.

Travel Writing

The Self and the World
Author: Casey Blanton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415938938
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 148
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Following the genre's development from classical times to the present, "Travel Writing: The Self and the World" shows how it has evolved and changed, yet is always centered on encounters between the self and the other and the mediation between the familiar and the foreign. Emphasis is placed on Anglo-American travel writing since the 18th century. Identifying significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, Casey Blanton presents an engaging historical overview of travel writing and provides close readings of exemplary texts by six major figures: James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.

Crime Scenes

Detective Narratives in European Culture Since 1945
Author: Anne Mullen,Emer O'Beirne
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042012332
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 325
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The essays in this collection are based on papers given at a conference on detective fiction in European culture, held at the University of Exeter in September 1997. The range of topics covered is designed to show not only the presence and variety of narratives of detection across different European countries and their different media (although there is a predictable emphasis on the novel). It also illustrates the fertility of the genre, its openness to a spectrum of readings with different emphases, formal as well as thematic. Approaches to detective fiction have often tended to confine them-selves to 'symptomatic' interpretation, where details of the fictional world represented are used to diagnose a specific set of social preoccupations and priorities operative at the time of writing. Such approaches can yield valuable insights. Nonetheless there is a risk of limiting the value of the genre as a whole solely to its role as a mirror held up to society. In this perspective, issues of structure and style are sidelined, or, if addressed, are praised to the extent that they approach invisibility — concision, spareness, realism are the qualities singled out for praise. The genre also gives much scope for formal innovation — and indeed has often attracted already established 'mainstream' writers and filmmakers for just this reason.The eclectic diversity of the detective narratives considered in this volume reveal the malleability of the traditional constraints of the genre. The essays bear rich testimony to the value of considering the interplay of thematic and structural issues, even in the most apparently unselfconscious and popular (or populist) forms of narrative. The patterns of reassurance, the triumph of intellect and the ordered, rational world 'of old' are now challenged by the need to foreground the problems, ambiguities and uncertainties of the self and of society. The plurality of meanings and the antithetical imperatives explored in these detective narratives confirm that the most recent forms of the genre are not mere palimpsests of their 'golden age' precursors. The subversion of traditional expectations and the implementation of diverse stylistic devices take the genre beyond mere homage and pastiche. The role of the reader/spectator and critic in conferring meaning is a crucial one.

Stolen in the Storm


Author: Melissa S. James
Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589611429
Category: Fiction
Page: 372
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Karissa Carpenter, a travel nurse, has been in three hospitals, in three states where babies have disappeared. Is the beautiful travel nurse kidnapping babies, trying to replace her own baby who died on a stormy night? Where are the babies who have been "Stolen in the Storm?"

Twenty-Five Years of Detective Life


Author: Jerome Caminada
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108054773
Category: History
Page: 472
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Published in 1895, real tales of crime and criminals in Victorian Manchester by a detective whose reputation inspired Conan Doyle.

Dog Detectives


Author: Kat Albrecht
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1617811173
Category: Search dogs
Page: N.A
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Kat Albrecht is the acknowledged expert on training dogs to find lost pets - "dog detectives." As the founder of the Missing Pet Partnership and Pet Hunters International, she has devoted years to developing proven methods to train dogs to work as cat-detection dogs and trailing dogs to search for a wide variety of companion animals. The book presents detailed, step by step, reward-based training methods as well as information on how to assess a dog's potential to be a dog detective and what you need to know as a prospective handler. Whether you desire to perform this service professionally or as a hobby, you can help people suffering from the trauma associated with a lost pet.

The Travel Writer

A Mystery
Author: Jeff Soloway
Publisher: Alibi
ISBN: 0804178178
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Award-winning author Jeff Soloway debuts an entertaining new mystery series featuring a globe-trotting, caper-solving travel writer with a witty voice and a penchant for landing in sticky situations. At a posh South American resort tucked into the lush jungles of the Andes, an American journalist has gone missing, leaving the hotel’s PR agent, Pilar Rojas, with an international incident on her hands. Which is why she offers her ex-lover, travel writer Jacob Smalls, an all-expenses-paid trip to the resort in exchange for a puff piece extolling its virtues—and some behind-the-scenes digging into the disappearance. Intrigued by the prospect of winning Pilar back—and eager, as always, for freebies—Jacob hops the first flight to La Paz, Bolivia. Although he hasn’t seen Pilar in years, Jacob finds her just as intoxicating as he did when they were together. But from the moment he hits the city’s cobbled streets, Jacob attracts all the wrong kinds of attention. Political flunkies and goons of all stripes try to scare him off the trail, while the missing woman’s not-quite boyfriend insists on shadowing Jacob’s every move. And amid ancient Incan hillside terraces, a world-class hotel conceals a secret that may kill. Advance praise for The Travel Writer “Travel doesn’t just broaden the mind; it can also get you killed. Sassy, cynical Jacob Smalls is an ideal guide for journeying into unknown territories.”—Christopher Fowler, author of the Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery series