Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2003
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 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.
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.
Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2018-03-08
Genre: Social Science
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
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.
Author: Tim Kreider
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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?
The Practical Nomad provides a global perspective that’s necessary whether you’re a first-time trekker or an experienced explorer. Now more than ever it is important to understand other cultures, and Edward Hasbrouck’s guide makes the ever-changing world more accessible. The fully updated fifth edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World includes: Information on new airport security procedures, travel documents, entry requirements, and border crossings Tips on airline tickets and how to find the best deals without getting ripped off Advice on choosing destinations, routes, and traveling companions How to get the time and money for extended travel
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.
Author: Mike Shubbuck
Release Date: 2015-10-12
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.
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.
A true story of a young successful stockbroker going broke, and lifting his thumb in search for his true self, by traveling the world. After almost five years of traveling on five different continents, Tomislav laid down in a hammock in one village on the coast of Ecuador, and started writing a book. He was determined to put down everything he knows about traveling, and with that, answer the questions that many people ask him for years: How is it possible to travel with almost no money? Is his way of traveling safe enough? What are the worst, and the best moments on the road? How can you earn money while traveling? Where to look for sponsors? How did his parents and friends react? Why is he traveling in the first place? Since it was impossible to give a simple and short answers to those questions, he started answering them in the only way possible - by telling his life story. Tomislav wrote about his student days in Croatia, about the days when he had a well paid job as a stockbroker, about going bankrupt, about turning his life around, about first ventures on the road with a backpack on his back, and about finding a way that he will follow in the years to come - by traveling. Tomislav wrote about hitchhiking in numerous countries, sleeping in homes of strangers, camping on the side of the road, eating in supermarkets and drinking beer in parks, volunteering, many anecdotes that he encountered on the road, natural beauties that left him breathless, and about the beautiful people that he met on the way.
Author: Marek Bron
Release Date: 2015-07-30
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.
Travel for Your Life will show you how to quit your job, travel the world, and transform your life. Plus it will provide you with essential tools for when traveling, from staying safe to making the most of your trip If you have ever wanted to travel the world, the time to do it is now. This book will show you how to overcome the obstacles that are preventing you from traveling; it also shows what you'll gain once you make the necessary changes so that you can travel, and gives practical advice on everything from safety to attitude for once you're on the road. Chantell Glenville is an experienced traveler who quit her job in 2014 to travel the world. The information Chantell shares in this book has been gleaned through her own experiences and those of others, through trial and error and chance discoveries she has made whilst globe-trotting. In this step-by-step guide you'll find out how you can make the changes in your life that will free you to travel the world too. Learn: Why you should travel now. How to travel by overcoming the obstacles that stop you from traveling: lack of money, work commitments, age, lack of a travel companion. Guidance for the solo traveler and why going it alone can be better. How traveling will allow you to take control of your life and start enjoying it fully again. Top tips on how to stay safe. Practical advice on how to plan your travels, pack perfectly, find cheap flights, and choose where to stay. Essential knowledge to utilise once you're on the road; how changing your attitude will make travel fun no matter what happens, how to haggle, and advice on what to do on your travels. This book is not a travel guide that provides information on multiple destinations; it is instead on why and how to travel the world, even if you're on a budget. If you're looking for travel guides to destinations around the world visit www.TravelForYour Life.com where Chantell shares the routes she has taken around the many countries she has visited and the time frames/practicalities of those journeys.