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Immersion Travel USA: The Best and Most Meaningful Volunteering, Living, and Learning Excursions (Immersion Travel USA) Paperback – September 17, 2008
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Immersion trips are for everyone (young and old, rich and not). In fact, immersion travel can encompass a period of less than a day, even in your own hometown. A portion of Kayne's definition of immersion travel is "taking an active part in where you visit." The book is primarily divided into five chapters: Helping, Learning, Working, Caring, and Playing. The book has over 400 pages, so each chapter has dozens of listings. Each listing has contact information, rates, and an explanation. Many entries have accompanying personal stories; they add real weight, as we are mot just reading a travel writer's list of activities.
Many entries are well-known, such as working for the National Park Service, caretaking properties, sports camps, houseboat rentals, and route 66 tours. There are also cooking schools and history, science, and archaeological opportunities. Needless to say, there is something for everyone. A sample of fascinating entries include astronaut camp for adults, coral reef checking, humpback whale counting, and cowboy poetry gatherings. Some entries include suggestions for nearby lodging and dining--but that is not the main purpose. The purpose is to list meaningful trips and it does very well.
I imagine there will be international editions published in the future. I look forward to them.
Reviewed January 2009 by Charles McCool at LowerAirfares.com
Experience an archaeological dig, volunteer at a national park, or play at the NY Yankees fantasy camp--If you love to travel, whether you are just getting started, or have traveled extensively, you will surely enjoy this book as much as I do.
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Immersion Travel USA: The Best and Most Meaningful Volunteering, Living, and Learning Excursions is no ordinary travel guide. Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by BEEditing
Wow! Sheryl Kaynes Immersion Travel USA offers an insightful travel experience. She guides you on how to truly have the trip of a lifetime with terrific ideas. Read morePublished on May 24, 2009 by Suzanne Andrews