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Awarded the 2009 Silver Medal in the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation's annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition: the first and only travel book devoted solely to immersion travel—volunteering, living, and learning trips within the United States!
This book will absolutely changes lives and the way you think about travel in the United States. Designed to be a resource and idea book, this guide provides practical information about immersion travel; special ...
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Overview

Awarded the 2009 Silver Medal in the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation's annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition: the first and only travel book devoted solely to immersion travel—volunteering, living, and learning trips within the United States!
This book will absolutely changes lives and the way you think about travel in the United States. Designed to be a resource and idea book, this guide provides practical information about immersion travel; special considerations and costs; how to plan and take vacations, sabbaticals, side trips, and more. There are chapters filled with candid, warm stories from travelers who have been there, done that. It's exciting to visit a national park, but it's a lifetime experience to live inside one for an extended amount of time.Help others and enjoy yourself by biking and building homes across the country. Learn the fine art of making an authentic Windsor chair. Work as a caretaker and live in a lighthouse. Care about returning the wolf to its natural habitat. Play in the High Sierra Mountains backpacking and camping.
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“Awarded the 2009 Silver Medal in the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation's annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. Sheryl Kayne’s Immersion Travel USA provides a refreshing approach to travel within the United States. Instead of cataloging landmarks, this book guides you to meaningful travel based on volunteering, working or learning experiences. Kayne invites you to engage authentically with unique regional cultures for a trip that is sure to enrich your life and that of the locals.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881508024
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Series: Immersion Travel USA Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheryl Kayne has dedicated the last few years of her life to exploring immersion travel and volunteer opportunities around the U.S. Most recently the writer-in-residence at the Everglades National Park, and a writing fellow at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, Kayne has traveled to Great Britain, Europe, the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Middle East, South America, Canada, and 46 states in the U.S., and has worked in many of the places she has visited in a variety of positions. She is an Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, where she resides when she’s not off on an immersion travel opportunity. Kayne has experience in stand-up comedy on the New York circuit and her work has been appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Shape, American Profile, Hadassah, and Parents magazine. She has appeared on MTV, CNN, ABC Weekend Evening News, and NPR.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     9
The Beginning: Welcome to Immersion Travel     11
Helping: Volunteer in Great Locations with Phenomenal People     35
Learning: Education, Self-Help, and Alternative Lifestyles     95
Working: Explore Internships and Short- and Longer-Term Job Opportunities     179
Caring: Immersion Travel for Animal Lovers, Caretakers, and Activists     233
Playing: Enjoy the Great Outdoors, Sports, and the Arts     281
Not the End: Where to Next?     407
Index     412
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  • Posted December 6, 2008

    DON'T TRAVEL WITHOUT IT!

    For many years I have been looking for new ideas when it comes to a travelling vacation. This book has it all and more. I am having fun just reading all the personal stories. If you are looking for something to do beyond the normal four days, three nights, start with this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2008

    A Wonderful Travel Guide

    This travel guide is a great resource! It has wonderful ideas for travelers who like to avoid standard tourism, people who enjoy unique activities, and even give something back as they go. It's great for the well-traveled and the newbie, too! You'll definitely learn something.

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