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Peter Greenberg, best-selling author, trusted Today show travel editor, and the man that writer Paul Theroux calls "the liberator and defender of the traveling public," offers an encyclopedic look at every aspect of the travel process, both domestically and internationally, from the ...

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Overview

This ultimate "physician’s desk reference" for travelers addresses the questions, anxieties, concerns, and desire for essential information that are common to seasoned and novice travelers alike.

Peter Greenberg, best-selling author, trusted Today show travel editor, and the man that writer Paul Theroux calls "the liberator and defender of the traveling public," offers an encyclopedic look at every aspect of the travel process, both domestically and internationally, from the true definition of travel terms to in-depth explanations of how things really work.

Do you want to know which airline seats are the best and worst? How you can vacation in a lighthouse, a monastery, or even a converted prison? Which countries require you to get visas before you visit? Or won’t let you in even if you have a passport? Which airlines are the worst "bumping" offenders? How you can avoid hidden fees? The Complete Travel Detective Bible offers up answers to these questions and much more. Everything is cross-referenced and each chapter is filled with useful charts, lists, and diagrams, making for an easily accessible format.

Greenberg, who has been to more than 146 countries, is an expert without equal at outplaying the travel industry at its own games, securing the best fares, accommodations, and service at the lowest possible prices. He shares every one of these hard-won, ingenious insider secrets in this book, making The Complete Travel Detective Bible the ultimate word on travel today.

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Thanks to the Internet and international competition, the travel industry is moving faster than the speed of light. Travel Detective author Peter Greenberg has devoted his life to helping you catch up. The travel editor of NBC's Today show and America Online functions as a vacationer's public defender, sorting out the reality and hype of tourism worldwide. In The Complete Travel Detective Bible, he examines every aspect of domestic and foreign travel, from choosing a safe hotel or cruise to ferreting out the best accommodations and fares. This truly encyclopedic paperback is filled with charts, lists, and diagrams; all information is cross-referenced by destination, term, and experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594867088
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Greenberg is the travel editor for NBC's Today show and America Online. Considered the nation's preeminent expert on travel, he is the author of The Travel Detective, Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective, The Traveler's Diet, and The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential. He is also contributing editor for Men's Health and Best Life, and his national weekly radio show is syndicated live across the U.S. on 130 stations and XM satellite radio. In those rare moments when he is not traveling, he lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction     x
Basic Facts and Figures
Airports     2
Airlines     28
Cars/Car Rentals     71
Ground Transportation     91
Hotels     108
Cruises     167
Frequent Flier Miles/Loyalty Programs     195
Online Booking     203
Security and Terrorism     217
Important Facts
Baggage     234
Passport Rules     245
Travel Insurance     266
Cell Phones     281
Travel Health     295
Travel by Lifestyle
Accessible Travel     328
Family Travel     343
Women's Travel     371
Gay and Lesbian Travel     382
Senior Travel     393
Solo Travel     404
Student Travel     413
Pet Travel     424
Active Travel
Biking     444
Camping, RVing, and Boating Safety     452
Hiking     465
National/State Parks     479
Travel with a Purpose
Responsible Travel     487
Weather Vacations     504
Culinary Travel     512
Volunteer Vacations     527
Affinity Travel     540
Participatory/Educational Travel     553
Spiritual Travel     564
Tough Travel     572
Medical Tourism     592
Index     602
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