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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse Publishing (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456795694
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456795696
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #751,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Over the last 15 years of my Literary Agency rarely have I seen an author give the VALUE in Wayne Dunlap's book. From HIDDEN SECRETS the travel Industry doesn't want you to know to MONEY SAVING TIPS, even how to FALL in LOVE with your significant other again,PLAN YOUR ESCAPE has it all!" - Ariela Wilcox, President, Wilcox Literary Agency

"Has written a manifesto! Practical and inspiring book - a comprehensive approach from visioning your trip to planning, packing, minimizing security risks, spending an average of $100/day, and checklists and action steps with an extensive packing list & step-by-step 5-month planning and preparation guide." Nancy Mueller, WanderBoomer

"Makes travel so easy. Gives instructions to find travel bargains, stay healthy and safe, pack light, communications, and photography. Includes a step-by-step guide to prepare for your trip, a handy tool to motivate dreamers to become doers. Includes lots of information for newcomers to travel." Doris Gallan, Baby Boomers Traveling

About the Author

Wayne Dunlap is a travel columnist for the "Huffington Post". Wayne and his wife have been fortunate to live their dreams and are members of the exclusive Travelers' Century Club. In total, they have visited 100 countries and island groups on 6 continents as well as 44 U.S. states. Recently, they rented their home and traveled the world for 2 years visiting 51 countries. They have taken over 100 trips taking cars, trains, buses, and organized tours. They have also done home exchanges and taken 27 cruises on 13 different cruise lines on ships ranging from 10 to 3,000 passengers. They now enjoy most of their traveling independently on their own.

Wayne has a burning passion for travel and being a former Economics professor, also has a sincere desire to inspire others to travel and see more for half the cost for all trips from a weekend getaway to longer vacations and trips, experience more adventure and romance, and safely realize their travel dreams. You can arrange a speaking engagement for your organization about great travel tips and inspirational stories. Wayne was a business owner, executive of high-tech companies, and an Economic professor after his PhD program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is listed in Who's Who Among American Professionals.

Pat is a winner of Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego and says: "Choosing to run away with my husband and best friend, has been the most rewarding lifestyle change one can make. It's brought us closer together."

You can learn more about the Dunlaps and their worldwide travels and sign up for free travel tips and cost-saving bargains at:
World Travel Adventure blog: UnhookNow.com
Comprehensive How-to Travel Book website: PlanYourEscapeNow.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/PlanYourEscapeNow

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If you want to plan a short trip or a longer adventure, this book will be invaluable!
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One thing is for sure - reading this book will give you a serious case of wanderlust and an itch to get started planning your next adventure now!
Dana Smith
It really left me thinking the book is as much a new look at how we live our lives as it is a travel book.
Don Meredith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Annelise, UK on November 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
It is a real pleasure to see this work finally in print!! I had the pleasure of meeting Wayne and Pat whilst on their travels and have to say that from the humble beginnings of the travel blog to now is no mean feat. It was truly an inspiration to speak and spend time with these two people who had already been a success in their business and personal lives to them realising that there is more out there to experience...and for them to actually go and do it! It is a treat to know that all the knowledge they have accumulated on their adventures can now be shared with the masses!

Everything that is written here has truly been experienced and lived by Wayne and Pat. This book has a phenomenal wealth of information that you wouldn't find in any normal travel guide from budgets to relationships to how to pack and this is because the viewpoint they are coming from...this is no gap year guide, it's a way to take control of your life and gain the freedom you've always wanted but been too scared to go for. Being a traveller myself, I have found there are things I wouldn't have even thought of and picked up a number of tips to ensure my travels go more smoothly...definitely areas such as house exchanges and repositioning cruises.

This is one guide that will definitely be well thumbed and highlighted before I set out on my next trip!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 15, 2011
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I loved this book! PLAN YOUR ESCAPE is a wonderful resource for any traveler. If you want to plan a short trip or a longer adventure, this book will be invaluable! The website resources that are given in this book will save you enough money to pay for this book 10 times over. I am a pretty experienced traveler and this book had websites that I had never heard of, and found every helpful. I am now keeping it as a resource book. I found the chapter on how to manage your travel photos a wonderful resource for here at home too.
This book makes you realize you can take the chance and "go for it". I can't recommend this book enough. I'm ordering copies for friends and family that love to travel for Christmas!
Thanks for writing this book,
Jeanne and Lindsey Epstein
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Don Meredith on November 13, 2011
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This author brings such wisdom and depth to the art of travel.It really left me thinking the book is as much a new look at how we live our lives as it is a travel book.You cannot put this book down. Wayne Dunlap makes you re think the way you live. Do you really want to keep living to accumulate stuff ? And then work extra hard to support all the stuff you have ? Or do you want to get on with living.The method by which these travelers negotiate and interact with people is amazing.They come from pure goodness.If I could take one book to travel with this would be it.

This is on the MUST read list !!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pat Allen on November 8, 2011
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Extraordinary travel idea book! This is an in-valuable resource guide for budget minded travelers experienced or beginners with hundreds of current cost cutting tips. It shows you how to live on $100 per day per couple, transition inexpensively from one destination to another and handle detaching from your 9-5 job for extended travel (yes, it is easier than you think).

This book will inspire you to start planning your next travel adventure today. It is a must have travel guide for every cost conscious traveler!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Serbin on November 17, 2011
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Although it seems that this book is mainly targeted to folks who are unencumbered by work commitments and are in the luxurious position of having long stretches of time on their hands, I think it can also be of really great value to anyone who has a weekend to spare on an international business trip, to students studying and traveling abroad, and couples looking for ways to stretch their dollars on their annual 2-week vacations.
I'm very interested in trying all the suggestions for packing lighter. There's almost nothing I hate worse than running through an international airport trying to catch a connecting flight while carrying and dragging what seems like twice my body weight in clothes and travel paraphernalia.
And traveling to a destination via a repositioning cruise! What a way to start a vacation. No jet lag. No sleeping in a chair (unless it's on a deck). Breathing only fresh air with time to do more homework on sites to visit. My wife Paula and I will certainly try this.
Most importantly, this book has convinced us to take a different tack on vacation travel. Instead of our usual new city each day filled with dawn to dusk cultural tours, Paula and I would like to settle into an interesting site and take a more relaxed approach to absorbing our surroundings, the people, and their culture.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Lafleur on October 29, 2011
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This is a great book, I was very happy with it... provide the information I needed for my trip
suggest to anyone planing a trip.
Very current and timely informations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pam Linton on November 3, 2011
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This book is so great for people who think that they can't afford to go anywhere. Good news.....read this book and get excited about your future adventures!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg Retkowski on November 27, 2011
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Trying to figure out how to change your life from being a nine-to-fiver to a adventurous world-traveler can be overwhelming. This book is your ticket to taking the leap! It outlines everything you'll need, in a format that makes the transition within your reach. From what to pack, how to travel affordability for extended periods of time, ways to automate your bills/obligations at home while on the road, and how to document your travels through blogs and photography - nothing is forgotten! The checklists are indispensable for preparing for your trips. You'll read this straight through, and then keep it around to reference again and again for planning future trips.

I wish this book was available when I started on my treks. I had to learn by trial-and-error. But this book will guide you around the common pitfalls of traveling and get you on the road prepared for anything!
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More About the Author

Wayne Dunlap is a travel TV host (Plan Your Escape™) on the CW network, travel columnist for the "Huffington Post". Wayne and his wife, Pat, have been fortunate to live their dreams and are members of the exclusive Travelers' Century Club. In total, they have visited 100 countries and island groups on 6 continents as well as 44 U.S. states. Recently, they rented their home and traveled the world for 2 years visiting 51 countries. They have taken over 100 trips taking cars, trains, buses, and organized tours. They have also done home exchanges and taken 28 cruises on 13 different cruise lines on ships ranging from 10 to 3,000 passengers. They now enjoy most of their traveling independently on their own.

The Dunlaps have been chosen "Best Boomer Travel Bloggers to Follow" and stories about their travel adventures have appeared in "The Christian Science Monitor", "Entrepreneur Magazine", and many others.

Wayne has a burning passion for travel and being a former Economics professor, also has a sincere desire to inspire others to travel and see more for half the cost for all trips from a weekend getaway to longer vacations and trips, experience more adventure and romance, and safely realize their travel dreams. You can arrange a Plan Your Escape™ speaking engagement for your organization about great travel tips, bargain-finding strategies, and inspirational stories. Wayne was a business owner, executive of high-tech companies, and an Economic professor after his PhD program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is listed in Who's Who Among American Professionals.

Pat is a winner of Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego and says: "Choosing to run away with my husband and best friend, has been the most rewarding lifestyle change one can make. It's brought us closer together."

You can learn more about the Dunlaps and their worldwide travels and sign up for free travel tips and cost-saving bargains at:
World Travel Adventure blog: www.UnhookNow.com
Comprehensive How-to Travel Book website: www.PlanYourEscapeNow.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PlanYourEscapeNow

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