"soup-to-nuts information on how to select the volunteer vacation that'¬?s right for you"-Rotarian "This is the kind of guidebook that makes you want to run away from home to do things like study the rainforest in Costa Rica or do grunt work in exchange for yoga classes."-Atlanta Journal Constitution"Back Door
is absolutely stuffed with sage advice, wonderful recommendations, and great tips. You will meet many inspirational figures in these pages, risk-takers who dared to make detours along life'¬?s journey and open themselves up to new adventures."-Chicago Tribune"I always liked this book-but now I like it even more. Michael Landes has updated it in interesting ways and places. I think this is one of the most fascinating books in the whole career field."-Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
"If you don'¬?t want to spend your golden years wondering what might have been, this book is a must-read." -Alison Doyle, Job Search Expert, About.com
From the Publisher
*A comprehensive resource for off-the-beaten-path work-and-learn adventures.
*Author Michael Landes has more than 15 years of experience investigating short-term job programs (and actually participating in quite a few) and the adventurous lifestyle they promote.
*Each of the 1, 000-plus entries includes URLs, detailed information on what youll be doing, and specific first steps to take to get involved.
*With each new edition, every word, fact, philosophy, program, resource, quote, and visual is checked and verified.