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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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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.

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 Real Sherlock Holmes

The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada
Author: Angela Buckley
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781592691
Category: True Crime
Page: 158
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On 6 December 1886, Arthur Foster leaves the Queen's Theatre, Manchester with a pocket full of gold and a lady bedecked with diamonds on his arm. He hails a hansom cab unaware that a detective has been trailing him as he crisscrossed the streets of the city. As the cab pulls away, the detective slips inside and arrests the infamous 'Birmingham Forger.' ??The detective is Jerome Caminada, legendary policeman and real-life Victorian super-sleuth. A master of disguise with a keen eye for detail and ingenious methods of detection, Caminada is at the top of his game, tracking notorious criminals through the seedy streets of Manchester's underworld. Relentless in his pursuit, he stalks pickpockets and poisoners, unscrupulous con artists and cold blooded murderers. ??His groundbreaking detective work leads to the unravelling of classic crime cases such as the Hackney Carriage Murder in 1889, secret government missions and a deadly confrontation with his arch-rival, a ruthless and violent thief. Caminada's compelling story bears all the hallmarks of Arthur Conan Doyle and establishes this indefatigable investigator as one of the most formidable detectives of the Victorian era and The Real Sherlock Holmes.??As seen in The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Express, The Times, La Stampa and Lancashire Life.??Also featured in Discover Your History Magazine.

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.

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.

The Singhing Detective


Author: M.C. Dutton
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848767218
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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The first in a series of multi-cultural thrillers by the author of Silent Night and The Devil’s Tears.Detective Jaswinder Singh, known as the Jazz Singher (Jazz to his friends and enemies), is leaner, fitter, smarter and back working for the Met. The nervous breakdown that caused him to be seconded to Manchester is, he believes, now behind him – but he is still battling his personal demon, drink. Jazz’s first case back at the Met comes dangerously close to home as he investigates the Viets – a gang quietly setting up East End Cannabis factories and trying to stay under the radar of the holy trinity of East End gangs; the Snake heads, Triad and Bam Bam. The murder of a sweet and innocent old lady, Alice, is the catalyst for the gangs to clash, causing the biggest East End war since the Krays. For Jazz it becomes personal – Alice had been part of his Newbury Park childhood. He goes on the rampage to find her killers.What started with the murder of a little old lady spirals out of control into serial murder, lies, duplicity and treachery, culminating in the death of a rookie Detective Constable on Jazz’s team.This is the first book in a new crime series featuring Jaswinder Singh, a driven and brilliant Sikh detective, working in the East End of London.

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?"

Adoption Detective

Memoir of an Adopted Child
Author: Judith Land,Martin Land
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1604945729
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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A passionate love affair between high school sweethearts creates an accidental pregnancy during a sultry night on the shore of Lake Michigan. Rebecca's unforgiving parents banish her to an unwed mother's home where she secretly gives birth to a baby girl. Her daughter Judy is placed in the loving care of foster parents before being callously given to Mario and Rosella Romano for adoption on her first birthday. Reoccurring visions and fantasies of her birthmother plague Judy's consciousness for three decades until a life-changing passage into adulthood causes her to question why she was abandoned. What begins as a simple investigation into her medical and ancestral history slowly evolves into a passionate quest to discover her roots. Through good timing, perseverance, and a few small miracles, Judy eventually solves the mystery of her origins. But will the woman she has been seeking welcome Judy back into her life? About the Authors Judith and Martin Land live in Colorado and Arizona. They told the entire story of Judith Land's adoption, from her birth through adulthood, to provide the reader with unique insights into the mind of an adoptee at various stages of her life.

Real U Guide to Traveling on Your Own


Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Real U Guides
ISBN: 9780974415901
Category: Travel
Page: 63
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If you’ve never flown alone, navigated your way through a European train station, or figured out what to pack for 2 weeks in Mexico…if you have no idea how to get from O’Hare airport to downtown Chicago, or what to do if your wallet is stolen when you’re 600 miles from home…don’t panic. Just stick this guide in your backpack and hit the road! With more than a million miles under his belt as a travel pro, Peter Greenberg has all the tricks and travel secrets to help first-time travelers get where they’re going safely and with a maximum amount of fun/style/adventure/cool. Tips include: ·Special air and train ticket deals for students ·What to pack for 1 week, 2 weeks, and 4-8 weeks ·How to decode train stations in any language ·How to get around in most major U.S. cities ·Cost comparison of air, bus, car, and train travel ·All about youth hostels and other cheap sleeps ·How to cope if a friend abandons you in the middle of a trip Whether you’re making your first trips to visit out-of-state colleges, hitting the road for Spring Break, or just visiting relatives, the Real U Guide to Traveling on Your Own is your ticket to an excellent adventure.