February 25, 2011

Where to Go Next: The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Tired of your regular, humdrum summer getaway and ready to try something completely different? Travel expert Pam Grout's wonderfully informative, thought-provoking The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life opens the door to "life-enriching vacations" in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. These are "experience-driven" trips that span four categories: arts and crafts getaways, volunteer vacations, brain retreats and wellness escapes.
Copyright 2007 BookPage Reviews.

February 18, 2011

Where to Go Next: Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

500 Great Reasons to Say,"Are We There Yet?"

This guide takes you across town and around the globe to 500 of the most exciting places on earth....from the Painted Desert (United States) and the cave homes of Coober Pedy (Australia), to a camel safari (India) and Dracula's Castle (Romania).

Complete with hotel information, age recommendations, Web sites, and more, this guide provides the advice you need to plan a trip the whole family can enjoy—and remember for a lifetime.

February 17, 2011

Where to Go Next: 100 Best Romantic Resorts of the World

Covering North America., the Caribbean, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and Africa, this deluxe guide includes 100 resorts selected for their ambiance, abundant romance, scenic locations, and amenities. Packed with advice on the best--not necessarily the most expensive--romantic spots from beach resorts to cozy inns.

February 16, 2011

Where to Go Next: Top 10 Hiking Trails Worldwide

As seen on greenfudge.org

The great outdoors is a wonderful place to explore and to go to for some peace of mind. There are so many spectacular views, vistas, scenic areas and landscapes around the world; all of which are definitely worth seeing. Unfortunately, it may be impossible to hike all those trails in one lifetime. So, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 hiking trails around the world. This list comes from many sources and much research. The trails that have ended up on the list are ones that have been favored the most.

10. The Appalachian Trail
9. Tour du Mont Blanc
8. Torres del Paine
7. Mount Everest Base Camp
6. John Muir Trail
5. Monte Fitzroy
4. West Coast Trail
3. Annapurna Circuit
2. Mount Kilimanjaro
1. Inca Trail

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February 15, 2011

Where to Go Next: Fodor's 239 Great Places to Escape to Nature Without Roughing It

239 Great Places to Escape to Nature Without Roughing It

Fill your lungs with country air, ride horseback through a lush valley, spy on starfish, or hike into the desert — and still return to a good meal, fresh sheets, and a hot shower. Our accommodations are handpicked according to four criteria —wilderness setting, serenity, seclusion, and environmental awareness — then divided into categories that describe the experience, such as: Family Hideouts, Romantic Retreats, Laid-back Adventures, Rustic Escapes, Luxurious Resorts, and Tranquil Outposts.

February 14, 2011

Where to Go Next: Disappearing Destinations

Disappearing Destinations : 37 places in peril and what can be done to help save them

The expression "tourist hot spot" takes on new meaning in this fact-packed survey of travel destinations endangered by global warming, environmental degradation, predatory logging, mining and fishing and the impact of too many tourists. In 37 essays, travel journalists Lisagor and Hansen vividly document places in peril, ranging from the ocean nations of Tuvalu and the Maldives, slowly submerging beneath rising waters, to the historic ski chalets of the Alps, where snow is falling less and melting faster. The authors' accounts of how the world's beauty is being despoiled, based on sharp on-site reporting, are a cautionary call to arms for tourists to fight environmental excesses and, when traveling, to tread lightly.
Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

February 11, 2011

Where to Go Next: 700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die

700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die: a traveler's guide

Waiting for inspiration? Just spend a few minutes with this hefty encyclopedia of voluntourism - traveling with a humanitarian or philanthropic project on the agenda. Kelsey compiles an indexed list of more than 750 organizations and volunteer opportunities around the world, including everything from administrative assisting at a panda research center in China, to excavating an ancient Roman city, to coordinating summer camp for disadvantaged kids in Belize. With indexes listing projects by type, area, and volunteer qualifications (age limits, skill sets, or interest), any potential traveler can zero in on a program that's sure to offer the opportunity of a lifetime.
Women's Adventure Magazine, Fall 2010

February 10, 2011

Where to Go Next: All Aboard : the complete North American train travel guide

All Aboard : the complete North American train travel guide

Everything you've ever wanted to know about trains and rail travel is here — from history to logistics. Longtime rail enthusiast Jim Loomis will help you plan a unique, memorable train excursion. Inside you'll find detailed and useful information such as:
·Booking procedures
·On-board etiquette
·Rail Itineraries
·Descriptions of scenic rail excursions
·Route maps for passenger trains in the United States, Canada, and Mexico
·Floor plans for typical coach and sleeping cars
·And much more!

February 9, 2011

Where to Go Next: 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas

"100 Countries, 5000 Ideas highlights 100 must visit countries from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. This travel planner features more than 200 color images as well as detailed maps. The guide also contains specific charts and sections, disseminating important travel information such as climate, language, currency, and required travel documents"
--Provided by publisher.

February 8, 2011

Where to Go Next: Unforgettable Things to Do Before You Die

Unforgettable Things to Do Before You Die

Travel writers Watkins and Jones have experienced the sort of activities most people only dream about. In this beautifully illustrated book, they present 40 destinations that offer unusual, exotic, and essential travel experiences. These adventures include elephant riding in Chitwan, Nepal, in a bird sanctuary that includes about a 20th of the world's known species, and taking a flying safari over the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, a lonely stretch of coastline littered with the remains of ships and bones. Other destinations range from crazy New Orleans during Mardi Gras to paradise: Dhoni Mighili in the Maldives, where visitors are pampered in quiet luxury. Readers can also plan a trek through the ice and rock of Torres del Paine, in Patagonia, Chile, or take a quieter visit to Paleochora, Crete, with its bountiful spring wildflowers.
Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

February 7, 2011

Where to Go Next: Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide

Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide
By Marybeth Bond

Each chapter takes off with stories of women who traveled with girlfriends to celebrate, grow, challenge themselves, or simply enjoy every moment to its fullest. They ran marathons to support favorite causes, cycled through Ireland, volunteered in Montana, overnighted at a French chateau. The information-packed chapters suggest once-in-a-lifetime exotic escapes, trips to the world’s best cities, cultural hot spots, places to learn and stretch your mind, canal and river trips, and great culinary getaways. Each concludes with a targeted how-to section featuring websites and contact information to help readers set off on their own adventures.

February 4, 2011

Where to Go Next: Destination Wildlife

Destination Wildlife: an international site-by-site guide to the best places to experience endangered, rare, and fascinating animals and their habitats

From the world's only multi-species primate sanctuary in South Africa, to the wild ponies of Assateague Island, to the Blue-Footed Boobies of the Galapagos Islands, Destination Wildlife provides all the information the intrepid traveler looking for the best wildlife experiences could need, and rarely finds in other travel guides.
Written from a visitor's perspective — and informed by the National Wildlife Federation and other naturalists — each site in Destination Wildlife has been evaluated by real eco-travelers who have provided insider tips and suggestions that give the what, when, where, how and — most important — the why of every site to maximize each wildlife experience.

February 3, 2011

Where to Go Next: 100 Best Spas of the World

100 Best Spas of the World

Want to be pampered, revitalized, and refreshed? Select from 100 carefully chosen spas in more than thirty countries. From detailed descriptions of facilities and services to contact information and rates, this guidebook provides everything new and experienced spa-goers need to know to get the most out of their spa experience.