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About the Author

Nicholas Kontis was born on one of the most breathtaking islands in the world, Santorini, Greece, and brought up in America's culture capital of San Francisco. Nick developed a passion for travel at a very young age, going back and forth between San Francisco and Athens, Greece during summer vacation. At age 12 he learned the meaning of travel immersion by staying in various relatives homes, sleeping on couches, and learn to bake bread. At age 19, Nick did his first Europe stomp, renting a car with two friends in Nice, France and later participating in the annual “Running of the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain, during the San Fermin Festival, where he came out unscathed. It would be an exploring trip around the world at age 24 that would end up being a life changing experience. Subsequent to traveling by car, train, plane, bike, boat and hitchhiking all through the globe, even saving a baby in Bangladesh. It was this trip of a lifetime that drove Nick to a long-lasting affection for travel as well as to a career in the travel industry. After returning to his native San Francisco with no job in sight, Nick proceeded to start the first successful travel agency in the United States specializing in discount around the world airfares. Nick has been featured as a guest speaker on both radio and television. He has been mentioned by Lonely Planet's Tony Wheeler as an airfare master, and often alluded to as the "father of around the world airfares." Arthur Frommer once said, "If Jules Verne were alive today he would use Ticket Planet, (Nick's travel company at the time) to go around the world in 80 days." He is also a contributing writer for USA Today and the Huffington Post Travel, as well as numerous other travel publications. Maybe the greatest point of distinction for Nick is that numerous fellow travel writers and specialists in the field have referred to him as the inspiration for their decision to embark on careers in the industry. Nick's first book is titled, “Going Local – Experiences and Encounters on the Road.” His website is www.nicholaskontis.com Follow Nick Twitter & Instagram @nicholaskontis Facebook – World Travel List , Nicholas Kontis Linkedin – Nicholas Kontis --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Praise for Nick "Nick Kontis fully showcases a better way to travel by fully immersing into local society" Richard Bangs Author, television personality, and regarded as the father of modern adventure travel Nick Kontis writes about the way we should be traveling. It's not about package tours and brief stops, but deep immersion into getting to know locals and finding out about why they - and now you - love the places they call home." Michael Luongo "Award winning New York based novelist, freelance writer and photographer" "Nick Kontis is committed to the kind of travel that brings peace, communication and joy." Judith Fein Award winning travel writer, speaker and videographer "Nick Kontis is championing a travel concept that I have held for decades, "Immersion" in local culture. I believe this is the path to international understanding and I applaud him for his work." James Michael Dorsey Explorer, award winning author, photographer and lecturer "With more and more people traveling into remote corners of our increasingly accessible and complicated world, it is incredibly valuable to have voices like Nick Kontis to guide us towards a more memorable and enlightening travel experience." David Noyes Award-Wining Travel Writer and Photojournalist "With more Nick Kontises on the road, we'd have a much more peaceful world. Support his kind of "going local." John Lamkin Award-winning journalist and photographer "The single biggest impact on my children's education is the experiences they share, with locals, around the world. Nick Kontis opens up a world many don't realize is accessible to them." Jim Pickell President of HomeExchange.com "If Jules Verne were alive today he would use Nick to go "Around the World in 80 days" Arthur Frommer Founder of the Frommer's series of travel guides and Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel[ magazine "Many people - Mark Twain included - have noted how travel is a certain cure for bigotry and narrow-mindedness. I hope Nick's book may help persuade people to take the treatment." Tony Wheeler Co-founder of Lonely Planet Guidebooks --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size: 10375 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Nicholas Kontis; 1 edition (September 19, 2016)
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LZJ8JH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #745,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Getting more from the travel experience
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great descriptions and resources for going local.
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