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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.