The Backpacker's Bible: Your Essential Guide to Round-the-World Travel

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From planning the journey to packing the bags, from organizing money to keeping in touch with home—truly the bible for hassle-free backpacking
 
The result of extensive research and firsthand experience, this guide is crammed full of advice for the first-time traveler. It offers helpful tips on finding work abroad, obtaining travel insurance, being a responsible ecotraveler, and much more. It provides crucial information on ...

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Overview

From planning the journey to packing the bags, from organizing money to keeping in touch with home—truly the bible for hassle-free backpacking
 
The result of extensive research and firsthand experience, this guide is crammed full of advice for the first-time traveler. It offers helpful tips on finding work abroad, obtaining travel insurance, being a responsible ecotraveler, and much more. It provides crucial information on personal safety and potential health risks, with newly revised and updated chapters to cover the increased international safety measures and the growth of internet-related travel assistance and social networking. The best guidebooks are recommended, together with a comprehensive selection of insightful travel reads. There's even an alphabetical guide to diplomatic contacts for each country, complete with details of typical regional climates.

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"Indispensable—I wish this had been available when I did my first round-the-world trip."  —Lyn Hughes, editor, Wanderlust

"If you're going to travel the world, start by reading this book . . . essential pre-departure reading."  —Jennifer Cox, author, Around the World in 80 Dates, and former Lonely Planet head of PR

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907554216
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,026,228
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne King is a freelance travel journalist and former editor of The Spirit of Canada, the magazine of the Canadian Tourism Commission. Elaine Robertson is a freelance travel journalist.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Where Should You Go? 1

Chapter 2 Getting There and Getting Around 10

Chapter 3 Who Do You Go With? 20

Chapter 4 Passports and Visas 30

Chapter 5 Money Matters 36

Chapter 6 Working Abroad 48

Chapter 7 Insurance 60

Chapter 8 Health Matters 73

Chapter 9 Transport Tips 101

Chapter 10 Staying Safe 114

Chapter 11 Keeping In Touch With Home 128

Chapter 12 Good Kit Guide 136

Chapter 13 What To Pack 154

Chapter 14 How To Be A Good Traveller 164

Chapter 15 Read All About It 171

Chapter 16 Information On The Internet 219

Chapter 17 A-Z Country Guide 229

Chapter 18 The Final Countdown 299

Chapter 19 Any More Questions? 303

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