- 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
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #745,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road Kindle Edition
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Anyway, what I love about this book is that he connects the dots between the sharing economy and experiential travel, and in doing so he uses wonderful anecdotes, which he does well, because (1) he's a great story teller, and (2) he sure has done a ton of traveling. But there's one other aspect of the book that impresses me, too, so let me explain: The conference I attended was of, by, and for the Caribbean Hotel & Travel Association. Kontis appears to have done much of his traveling in Europe, especially Greece, and in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. He's not an expert on the Caribbean. And yet this spoke to me, because the trends and pleasures he's describing are real and universal, so without even having spent swaths of his life in the Caribbean, as I have, he is absolutely on target. Talk about a timely book!
This is a practical book, written for those who would prefer to stay and eat with locals rather than stay at five-star hotels and take group tours. Nicholas Kontis shares an extensive collection of links, apps, websites, ideas and other useful tips that will enable readers to go beyond the usual tourist attractions. Most of them were new to me, even though I’ve been a lifelong traveler. I also appreciated the interviews with well-known travel names like Don George and Rick Steves and anecdotes from other frequent travelers.
I highly recommend this book – it will enhance anyone's travel experience.
Highly recommend. I've lived abroad for many years, this book made me want to hit the road again someday!
This book has a lot of good, solid advice for anyone planning a trip, whether your travels will be to a popular tourist destination or a journey of discovery to far-flung locales. In addition to the practical advice, I really enjoyed the interviews with well-known travelers.