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Editorial Reviews

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"Even the most experienced travelers are sure to learn a thing or two." The Chicago Tribune

"A good place to start assessing risks before leaving home. Stellin lays out sound advice." San Antonio Express-News

"Packed . . . with a very rich cargo of information and advice for travelers, from neophytes to seasoned voyagers. . . well-organized." -- Louisville Courier-Journal Verbatim

"Helpful advice . . . Even seasoned travelers could benefit from information in the book, and neophytes will save themselves a lot of mistakes."

Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Helpful and well-explained . .. well-researched . . . If you know everything there is to know about travel, this might make a good gift for a graduate about to head off for that precollege backpack across Europe."

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"A distinctive guide . . .Including all types of travel from cruise to rail, this comprehensive and well-researched guide is useful for both new and seasoned travelers." Library Journal

About the Author

The travel reporter SUSAN STELLIN has contributed features on travel advice and trends to the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, and Travel + Leisure.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books (April 5, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618607536
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618607532
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Matt Brodlie on May 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
I travel all the time and I found this to be incredibly helpful with great tips on hotels, airlines, car rentals, etc. It has saved me a LOT of time - I can go directly to the relevent website rather than surfing around for hours. Her anecdotes are also pretty funny - well-written.

This is great for both frequent and infrequent travellers. A superb resouce; everything from immunization information to travel travel tips to solo-traveller websites.
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Susan Stellin hits the nail on the head with this incredibly useful guide. I was planning a spring trip, and her book came just in time. She had an answer for every nitpicky question I had. And here's a suprise -- a guide book that's fun to read.
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This book is comprehensive and very helpful; a book people who travel should have in their libraries. Before I buy books, I usually check them out at the library and purchase only the books which I want to own them for further readings. This is a book well worth owning
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Bought this book because it is so current and full of up-to-date information that I could not imagine not owning it. Already it has saved us several hundred dollars on recently purchased airline tickets. It is a "must have" for the "do-it-yourself" traveler with concise tips and tricks and useful web links. Checked out a pile of "How To" travel books at the library and this one was way ahead of the pack. Thanks to the author for her foresight, exceptional research and providing us with this valuable resource.
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This is by far the best book I have read about travel. It covers all phases, from transportation to lodging, from preplanning to on-site emergencies, I doubt you'll find a situation this book doesn't cover. It is encyclopedic in its scope, incorporating the latest websites and an evaluation of their content and relevance to your needs. The book is well laid out, and the explanations simple, comprehensive and readable. For example, I finally understand all the different car rental insurance coverages they always push and you wonder if you'd really need. She even evaluates the travel guides so you know their strengths and weaknesses, which I think are spot on.

I have never taken a cruise, but after reading that section, I feel like I know everything I need to do to book a memorable experience. I would say this book is indispensible for planning a trip. Even if you've done a bit of traveling, you'll likely find some things you never knew. I would bring this book along with me on my next trip, esp. overseas. If you are planning to travel, this will be one of the best investments you'll ever make.
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Just her tip on Passports saved our trip ! A must have for every traveler or would be travelers library. A fun read also.
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