The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life

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Following Pam Grout's popular 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life, featuring North American destinations, this information-filled guide extends travelers' sights to the whole world. Divided into artsy getaways, volunteer vacations, learning retreats, and wellness escapes, there's something here for everyone.

Do you want to be creative? Then paint en plein air in the Virgin Islands, master tribal drumming in Senegal, or learn the sassy, improvisational tango in Argentina. Or ...

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Overview

Following Pam Grout's popular 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life, featuring North American destinations, this information-filled guide extends travelers' sights to the whole world. Divided into artsy getaways, volunteer vacations, learning retreats, and wellness escapes, there's something here for everyone.

Do you want to be creative? Then paint en plein air in the Virgin Islands, master tribal drumming in Senegal, or learn the sassy, improvisational tango in Argentina. Or donate your time to bottle-feed lion cubs in Zimbabwe, conduct biodiversity surveys in Papua New Guinea, or help start a cottage industry in El Salvador. You could learn what's really going on behind the headlines in Afghanistan, explore the wonders of the Panama Canal, or study tectonic plates in Iceland. Other choices include enjoying a spa fit for a king in Thailand, taking a metaphysical pilgrimage in Egypt, and celebrating silence in Bali.

Packed with fun descriptions, detailed visitor information, amusing trivia, and entertaining sidebars, The 100 Best assures that your next vacation will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

About the Author:
Pam Grout is the author of 14 travel and self-help books, as well as numerous articles for such publications as Travel & Leisure, Outside, Modern Maturity, New Age Journal, Snow Country, and the Washington Post

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Grout here expands upon her successful precursor, The 100 Best Vacations To Enrich Your Life, which concentrated on life-enhancing travel inside the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Now she goes global with the very catchy idea of redefining travel and helping travelers get more from their journey. Removed from the continental constraints of her previous book, Grout takes us on a worldwide tour of promising possibilities. By using four basic elements of travel tantra, she creates the book's four chapters: "Arts & Crafts Getaways," "Volunteer Vacations," "Learning Retreats," and "Wellness Escapes." The itineraries range widely, from learning to shoot films in the streets of Prague to retreating to the wild shorelines of South Africa for painting lessons. Why not volunteer to restore a provincial village while staying in quaint accommodations? From training with a local medicinal shaman of the Andes to teaching others, Grout's many examples emphasize connecting with divergent cultures. This is a rewarding aspect of traveling that cramming on a cruise ship and following tour guides never touches. This is a great book for all public libraries, full of ideas for those who want more from their travels.
—Matthew Loving

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426202797
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 5/20/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 719,270
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     9
Arts & crafts getaways     10
Volunteer vacations     68
Learning retreats     140
Wellness escapes     218
Index     283
Acknowledgments     288
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