The Complete Travel Detective Bible: The Consummate Insider Tells You What You Need to Know in an Increasingly Complex World

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Rodale, Oct 2, 2007 - Travel - 624 pages
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     This ultimate "physician’s desk reference" for travelers addresses the questions, anxieties, concerns, and desire for essential information that are common to seasoned and novice travelers alike.      Peter Greenberg, best-selling author, trusted Today show travel editor, and the man that writer Paul Theroux calls "the liberator and defender of the traveling public," offers an encyclopedic look at every aspect of the travel process, both domestically and internationally, from the true definition of travel terms to in-depth explanations of how things really work.      Do you want to know which airline seats are the best and worst? How you can vacation in a lighthouse, a monastery, or even a converted prison? Which countries require you to get visas before you visit? Or won’t let you in even if you have a passport? Which airlines are the worst "bumping" offenders? How you can avoid hidden fees? The Complete Travel Detective Bible offers up answers to these questions and much more. Everything is cross-referenced and each chapter is filled with useful charts, lists, and diagrams, making for an easily accessible format.      Greenberg, who has been to more than 146 countries, is an expert without equal at outplaying the travel industry at its own games, securing the best fares, accommodations, and service at the lowest possible prices. He shares every one of these hard-won, ingenious insider secrets in this book, making The Complete Travel Detective Bible the ultimate word on travel today.

  

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User Review  - debs4jc - LibraryThing

Loads of information is contained in this book about various aspects and methods of travelling. The advice and resources given are excellent and I found myself jotting down lots of notes. A must read for anyone who travels. Read full review

Review: The Complete Travel Detective Bible: The Consummate Insider Tells You What You Need to Know in an Increasingly Complex World

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

You have to sift through a lot of junk, most of it relevant some of it not. Read full review

Contents

Airports
2
Airlines
28
CarsCar Rentals
71
Ground Transportation
91
Hotels
108
Cruises
167
Frequent Flier MilesLoyalty Programs
195
Online Booking
203
Solo Travel
405
Student Travel
413
Pet Travel
424
Active Travel
443
Biking
444
Camping RVing and Boating Safety
452
Hiking
465
NationalState Parks
479

Security and Terrorism
217
Important Facts
233
Baggage
234
Passport Rules
245
Travel Insurance
266
Cell Phones
281
Travel Health
295
Travel by Lifestyle
327
Accessible Travel
328
Family Travel
343
Womens Travel
371
Gay and Lesbian Travel
382
Senior Travel
393
Travel with a Purpose
486
Responsible Travel
487
Weather Vacations
504
Culinary Travel
512
Volunteer Vacations
527
Affinity Travel
540
ParticipatoryEducational Travel
553
Spiritual Travel
564
Tough Travel
572
Medical Tourism
592
INDEX
602
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About the author (2007)

PETER GREENBERG is the travel editor for NBC's Today show and America Online. Considered the nation's preeminent expert on travel, he is the author of The Travel Detective, Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective, The Traveler's Diet, and The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential. He is also contributing editor for Men's Health and Best Life magazines, and his national weekly radio show is syndicated live across the U.S. on 130 stations and XM satellite radio. In those rare moments when he is not traveling, he lives in Los Angeles.

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