Vagabonding

An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0812992180
Category: Travel
Page: 205
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A complete guide to the vagabond approach to travel espouses taking time off from one's normal routine--for weeks to years--to discover the wonders of the world for oneself, explaining how to plan and prepare for travel, simplify one's lifestyle and adapt to life on the road, handle travel adversity, and finally, reassimilate to ordinary life. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Marco Polo Didn't Go There

Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer
Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1932361715
Category: Travel
Page: 344
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Marco Polo Didn’t Go There is a collection of rollicking travel tales from a young writer USA Today has called “Jack Kerouac for the Internet Age.” For the past ten years, Rolf Potts has taken his keen postmodern travel sensibility into the far fringes of five continents for such prestigious publications as National Geographic Traveler, Salon.com, and The New York Times Magazine. This book documents his boldest, funniest, and most revealing journeys—from getting stranded without water in the Libyan desert, to crashing the set of a Leonardo DiCaprio movie in Thailand, to learning the secrets of Tantric sex in a dubious Indian ashram. Marco Polo Didn’t Go There is more than just an entertaining journey into fascinating corners of the world. The book is a unique window into travel writing, with each chapter containing a “commentary track”—endnotes that reveal the ragged edges behind the experience and creation of each tale. Offbeat and insightful, this book is an engrossing read for students of travel writing as well as armchair wanderers.

The Rough Guide to First-Time Around The World


Author: Doug Lansky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1409324311
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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Now available in ePub format. Planning a trip around the world? The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World is loaded with the very latest travel information, from visas and insurance to vaccinations and round-the-world tickets. This book will help you design the best possible trip, with tips on using your phone abroad and guidance on which websites, apps, and travel agencies to use to get the best deals and advice. You'll find insightful information on what to pack and which festivals not to miss, how to stay safe and--perhaps most important--how to get under the skin of a place and meet the locals in a natural way. As well as an inspirational, full-color, "things not to miss" section, the guide includes regional profiles and maps to help you plan your route and plenty of practical advice to help you save money. The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World has everything you need to make your trip as enriching and memorable as it should be. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World.

Plan Your Escape

Secrets of Traveling the World for Less Than the Cost of Living at Home
Author: Wayne Dunlap
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456795686
Category: Travel
Page: 272
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From a travel TV Host (Plan Your EscapeTM), travel columnist for the Huffington Post and experienced traveler (100 countries), turn your travel dreams into reality with this acclaimed, groundbreaking, and inspiring how-to travel book. You will learn to safely travel and see more for half the cost for all trips from a weekend getaway to longer vacations and trips with comprehensive planning tools and checklists. You deserve this popular selling book! It makes a great gift that keeps on giving. Former economics professor tells 100's of powerful cost-saving and how-to travel tips revealing proven secrets the travel industry does not want you to know! Learn to get the best deals on airfare, hotels, tours, car rentals, restaurants, cruises, and more. Both experienced and occasional travelers say Plan Your Escape, Secrets of Traveling the World for Less Than the Cost of Living at Home is an inspiring and comprehensive how-to travel book: "It gets people exploring possibilities they never thought of". It shatters common misconceptions about traveling showing you how traveling the world or living somewhere can be safer, easier, and more affordable than you think. This book gives you the practical resources, planning tools & checklists, cost-saving strategies, and tips missing in travel guidebooks.? From experienced travelers who have visited 100 countries, you will learn how to:?? • Discover 100's of cost-saving and bargain-finding strategies for all trips, even a weekend getaway, so powerful the authors were able to travel for 2 years for less than $100/day for a couple, which they could never have afforded otherwise • Get the best deals on airfare, hotels, cruises, tours, car rentals, restaurants, and more • Choose the right destination for you and plan your trip • Stay safe minimizing security risks far from home and tips and tools for maintaining a healthy lifestyle • Save time and money with hidden secrets - 200 of the best Internet travel websites and apps • Fall in love all over again! - how to bring you closer to a partner and how to get a reluctant partner to go travel, also great tips for solo travelers? • How-to-pack with comprehensive checklists for women and men - pack light, have more, and still be prepared • Reduce stress with step-by-step 5-month trip planning and preparation checklists and action steps Useful travel tips for experienced, occasional, and beginning travelers for any trip or living somewhere for 1-2 weeks or longer like several months Handle money & credit cards, Stay in touch cheaply with friends and family, Pay your bills online, Rent your home, Set up a travel blog, Take photos like a pro, and much more The Dunlaps rented their home and traveled the world for 2 years and are members of the exclusive Travelers' Century Club visiting 100 countries on 6 continents as well as 44 U.S. states. They have done home exchanges, taken 27 cruises on 13 different cruise lines on ships ranging from 10 to 3,000 passengers, and over 100 trips together taking cars, trains, buses, organized tours, and independent travel all over the world. Traveling is their passion! The Dunlaps have met scores of people along their worldwide journeys who asked hundreds of questions. They realized many people dream of taking a travel adventure but felt it would be too expensive with too many unknowns or didn't know the best way to pack or where to begin to make it actually happen. Plan Your Escape combines real-life answers with countless hours of research from travel experts. The experienced traveler will learn at lot. For occasional travelers, they show you how to start out slow, choose the right trip for you, and work up to longer trips or stays. They present ideas about how to get a reluctant partner interested in travel and how to bring you closer together even on a 24/7 basis. Plan Your Escape is the travel-planning guide Americans need. Plan Your Escape Now! Table of Contents Chapter 1 Don’t Wait for ‘Someday’ Chapter 2 Travel Can Improve Your Life Chapter 3 Additional Benefits of Travel or Living Away Somewhere Chapter 4 Traveling the World Can Cost Less Than Living at Home Chapter 5 What to Do with Your House and Possessions Chapter 6 How Planning Can Enhance Your Experience Chapter 7 Finding Great Travel Bargains Chapter 8 Being a Friendly Traveler and Good Travel Partner Chapter 9 Paying Your Bills While You Are Away Chapter 10 Security - Staying Safe on the Road Chapter 11 Staying Healthy Chapter 12 Money and Credit Cards Chapter 13 How To Pack Lighter and Still Be Prepared Chapter 14 Keep Your Clothes Clean And Fresh Chapter 15 Staying in Touch with Family and Friends Chapter 16 Take Travel Photos Like a Pro Chapter 17 Getting Started on Your Travel Adventure – A Step-by-Step Guide Chapter 18 See You on the Road Appendix A Travel Advice From Experienced Travelers Who Have Traveled the World and Changed Their Lives Appendix B Sample Travel Card Appendix C Measurement Conversions Appendix D Recommended Reading Appendix E Contacts and Resources – Helpful Travel Websites and Apps You can follow the author's worldwide travels and sign up for FREE cost-saving travel tips and bargains on his: World Travel Adventure blog - www.UnhookNow.com Book Website - www.PlanYourEscapeNow.com

Vagabonding in America

a guidebook about energy
Author: Ed Buryn,Stephanie Mines
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780394482729
Category: History
Page: 353
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How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter
Author: Matt Kepnes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110161935X
Category: Travel
Page: 272
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No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip youve been dreaming a lifetime about. For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isnt expensive and that its affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesnt have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day reveals Nomadic Matts tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without giving up the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys. Offering a blend of advice ranging from travel hacking to smart banking, youll learn how to: * Avoid paying bank fees anywhere in the world * Earn thousands of free frequent flyer points * Find discount travel cards that can save on hostels, tours, and transportation * Get cheap (or free) plane tickets Whether its a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Nomadic Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.

Souvenir


Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781501329418
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. For as long as people have traveled to distant lands, they have brought home objects to certify the journey. More than mere merchandise, these travel souvenirs take on a personal and cultural meaning that goes beyond the object itself. Drawing on several millennia of examples-from the relic-driven quests of early Christians, to the mass-produced tchotchkes that line the shelves of a Disney gift shop-travel writer Rolf Potts delves into a complicated history that explores issues of authenticity, cultural obligation, market forces, human suffering, and self-presentation. Souvenirs are shown for what they really are: not just objects, but personalized forms of folk storytelling that enable people to make sense of the world and their place in it.' Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic. Souvenir features illustrations by Cedar Van Tassel

Without Reservations

The Travels of an Independent Woman
Author: Alice Steinbach
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307769828
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Paris Dear Alice, Each morning I am awakened by the sound of a tinkling bell. A cheerful sound, it reminds me of the bells that shopkeepers attach to their doors at Christmastime. In this case, the bell marks the opening of the hotel door. From my room, which is just off the winding staircase, I can hear it clearly. It reminds me of the bell that calls to worship the novice embarking on a new life. In a way I too am a novice, leaving, temporarily, one life for another. Love, Alice In the tradition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea and Frances Mayes's Under the Tuscan Sun, in Without Reservations we take time off with Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Steinbach as she explores the world and rediscovers what it means to be a woman on her own. "In many ways, I was an independent woman," writes Alice Steinbach, a single working mother, in this captivating book. "For years I'd made my own choices, paid my own bills, shoveled my own snow, and had relationships that allowed for a lot of freedom on both sides." Slowly, however, she saw that she had become quite dependent in another way: "I had fallen into the habit . . . of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me." Who am I, she wanted to know, away from the things that define me--my family, children, job, friends? Steinbach searches for the answer to this provocative question in some of the most exciting places in the world: Paris, where she finds a soul mate in a Japanese man; Oxford, where she takes a course on the English village; Milan, where she befriends a young woman about to be married. Beautifully illustrated with postcards Steinbach wrote home to herself to preserve her spontaneous impressions, this revealing and witty book will transport readers instantly into a fascinating inner and outer journey, an unforgettable voyage of discovery. From the Hardcover edition.

Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke: Completely Revised and Updated


Author: Off Track Planet
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762461187
Category: Travel
Page: 248
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Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke has become the essential guide for travelers in their twenties and thirties who are looking for an edgy reference book on the most interesting destinations around the world, including the craziest place to get a tattoo, where you should go to check out amazing street art, why you might want to try fried bugs, and the best places to party until dawn. This revised edition features up-to-date information and more than 20 percent brand-new material, including new sidebars, content, and photos. Broken into three parts, the first section focuses on what to do and where when it comes to food, fashion, music, art, sex and partying, and more. The second section dives into practical advice on budgeting, hostels and lodging, transportation, passports and visas, and health and safety. The last section offers ideas about extending your stay through work, volunteering, and studying abroad.

We Learn Nothing

Essays
Author: Tim Kreider
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439198713
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 232
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A New York Times political cartoonist and writer presents a collection of his most popular essays and drawings about life and government hypocrisy, exploring the darkly comic aspects of such topics as falling in love with unlikeable people, managing a friend with outspoken political views and reacting to a long acquaintance's sex-change operation. By the creator of The Pain--When Will It End?

Create Your Escape

A Practical Guide for Planning Long-Term Travel
Author: Mike Shubbuck,Tara Shubbuck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692540244
Category:
Page: 286
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You're sick of the daily grind and want to travel the world. Change your life NOW! What are you waiting for? Create Your Escape is the comprehensive guide you need to plan the trip of a lifetime. This book will help you transform your life from one of daily routine and job dependency to one that feels like a 365-day weekend of continuous spontaneity. Inside, you'll find invaluable tips to teach you how to do just that - modify your lifestyle so you can afford to globetrot for an extended period of time. Experienced backpackers Mike and Tara Shubbuck - known in the online travel community as Two Travelaholics - will take you through every step of pre-departure planning: - Reduce your possessions - Implement money-saving techniques - Draft a dream itinerary and create a budget - Discover necessary life skills for travelers - Choose the best credit cards and health and travel insurance - Learn about visas, immunizations, and important legal documents - Announce your trip to family, friends, your boss, and coworkers - Pack for life on the road - Track and analyze your spending abroad ... and more! With the purchase of this book, you'll also receive: - A bonus chapter with more than 75 tips, tricks, and creative ways to save money - A code to download planning checklists and worksheets, as well as a spreadsheet to track expenses while traveling Leave behind the days of "I can't" and "it's not the right time." NOW is the time to create your escape! Buy this book and take action now. You won't regret it.

The Food Traveler's Handbook


Author: Jodi Ettenberg
Publisher: Jodi Ettenberg
ISBN: 0987706160
Category: Food habits
Page: 132
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Part of the Traveler's Handbook series, The Food Traveler's Handbook provides a compelling argument for why it is important to use food as a lens through which you see the world. Using this handbook as a guide, you will learn how to eat safely in developing countries, source cheap but delicious streetside meals and discover how to make food a tool for understanding a new place and connecting to its local culture.

Life Nomadic


Author: Tynan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781449536626
Category: Travel
Page: 152
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"Life nomadic is equal parts inspirationation and practical advice for anyone who has ever dreamed of traveling the world. Learn how to take luxury cruises for less than thirty dollars a day, buy flights for as little as twenty dollars, and book hotels for not much more. Besides traveling cheaply, you'll also discover how to get the most out of your travels by packing light, living like a local, and using cutting edge technology." -- from back cover

Poorcraft


Author: C. Spike Trotman,Diana Nock
Publisher: Iron Circus Comics
ISBN: 1945820012
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 168
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Poorcraft is the essential comic book guide to practical urban and suburban frugality! Whether you're new to independent living, a recent college graduate or just downshifting to a simpler lifestyle, Poorcraft can help you with everything from finding a home to finding a hobby, dinner to debt relief, education to entertainment. It's time to cut your expenses! Or just make sure they never pile up.

The Rough Guide to India


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241295394
Category: Travel
Page: 1232
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Thoroughly revised and revamped with expanded coverage for its tenth edition, The Rough Guide to India is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's great travel destinations. From the majestic landscapes of the Himalayas to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, the Rough Guide covers this endlessly fascinating country in unparalleled depth, with crystal-clear mapping and stunning photography throughout. Rough Guides' team of experts bring you all the major headline sights, from the "Golden Triangle" of Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa, and insider knowledge on new and off-the-beaten-track destinations, such as up-and-coming beach resorts and newly created wildlife reserves, with the most reliable background coverage available. You'll also find practical tips on the latest developments in this fast-changing destination, from the new e-Tourist visa programme (making it easier and cheaper to visit than ever before) to the explosion in B&Bs, home stays and hostels, the rise in adventure travel and even the incipient craft beer scene. Whether you're planning the holiday of a lifetime or a six-month backpacking adventure, The Rough Guide to India will ensure you don't miss a thing.

Small Giants

Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition
Author: Bo Burlingham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992336
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill — and focused on greatness instead. It’s an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small number of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals. Goals like being great at what they do, creating a great place to work, providing great customer service, making great contributions to their communities, and finding great ways to lead their lives. In Small Giants, veteran journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside fourteen remarkable companies that have chosen to march to their own drummer. They include Anchor Brewing, the original microbrewer; CitiStorage Inc., the premier independent records-storage business; Clif Bar & Co., maker of organic energy bars and other nutrition foods; Righteous Babe Records, the record company founded by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco; Union Square Hospitality Group, the company of restaurateur Danny Meyer; and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, including the world-famous Zingerman’s Deli of Ann Arbor. Burlingham shows how the leaders of these small giants recognized the full range of choices they had about the type of company they could create. And he shows how we can all benefit by questioning the usual definitions of business success. In his new afterward, Burlingham reflects on the similarities and learning lessons from the small giants he covers in the book. From the Hardcover edition.

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure
Author: Rachel Friedman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 038534337X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 287
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Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she's never done before: simply live for the moment.

Travel the World Without Worries

An Inspirational Guide to Long-Term Budget Travel
Author: Marek Bron
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515296713
Category:
Page: 266
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Filled with trail-tested advice, Travel the World Without Worries is the must-have planning resource for the low-budget traveller. Whether you are dreaming of epic jungle treks, wild tuk-tuk rides, authentic food markets, or maybe just finding that perfect undiscovered beach-with this book you can start turning your travel dreams into a reality today. Whether you are going away for 6 weeks, 4 months or 2 years, you will be able to skip the hard lessons of backpacking and travel the world with confidence.

Love with a Chance of Drowning


Author: Torre DeRoche
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401342914
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 5499

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New love. Exotic destinations. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. What could go wrong? City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying. Somewhere mid-Pacific, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, the new relationship, and her floundering sanity afloat. . . . This sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, and always poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations. Equal parts love story and travel memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, charming, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking.