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The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life
Travelers are showing a huge interest in the fast-growing sector known as "experiential" tourism--vacations that encompass heritage, culture, nature, ecology, and soft adventure.
In the footsteps of the briskly selling The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life featuring North American destinations, our new title extends these ardent travelers' sights to global scale. From helping to build a health clinic in Tanzania to learning massage in Thailand to aiding green turtle conservation in Belize, The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life is full of fun, meaningful, and memorable possibilities for today's discerning traveler. The lively text irresistibly conveys the charm and excitement of each location and delivers solid, reliable travel-planning information. Abundant sidebars reveal little known local facts, nearby places to visit, lists of things to do, and more.
Other books on the market address singular aspects of experiential vacations around the world (learning, volunteering, culinary). But none presents the best of all categories in one comprehensive guide--until now. The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life holds great appeal for travelers of many interests who want to make the most of their vacations. And, with its elegant packaging, this deluxe trade paperback will catch the attention of gift-shoppers as an inspired and attractive choice.
Grout here expands upon her successful precursor, The 100 Best Vacations To Enrich Your Life, which concentrated on life-enhancing travel inside the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Now she goes global with the very catchy idea of redefining travel and helping travelers get more from their journey. Removed from the continental constraints of her previous book, Grout takes us on a worldwide tour of promising possibilities. By using four basic elements of travel tantra, she creates the book's four chapters: "Arts & Crafts Getaways," "Volunteer Vacations," "Learning Retreats," and "Wellness Escapes." The itineraries range widely, from learning to shoot films in the streets of Prague to retreating to the wild shorelines of South Africa for painting lessons. Why not volunteer to restore a provincial village while staying in quaint accommodations? From training with a local medicinal shaman of the Andes to teaching others, Grout's many examples emphasize connecting with divergent cultures. This is a rewarding aspect of traveling that cramming on a cruise ship and following tour guides never touches. This is a great book for all public libraries, full of ideas for those who want more from their travels.--Matthew Loving, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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May 18, 2008
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