An essential guide for today's traveler: timesaving tips to navigate, book, and troubleshoot your travel planning, on and off the Web.
If you’ve ever tried to find a sale fare you saw advertised for a flight, only to turn up much higher prices, or discovered that the hotel you booked wasn’t exactly “steps away from the ocean,” you know that the do-it-yourself era of travel can mean something else entirely: you’re on your own.
Now Susan Stellin, a regular contributor to the New York Times, offers the ultimate guide to the sometimes overwhelming logistics of travel, from researching trip plans to avoiding pitfalls on the road. This comprehensive guidebook presents practical advice on the most useful Web sites, strategies for finding the best deals, and resources to help you decide where and when to go. It also provides crucial tips to ensure your trip doesn’t disappoint, including
- what you should research before you book your hotel - how to avoid hidden fees and expensive change penalties - what your credit card covers when you rent a car - whom to call if you need a doctor far from home
No matter what type of trip you're planning -- business or pleasure, domestic or international, budget or splurge, exotic getaway or family visit -- How to Travel Practically Anywhere will be an indispensable resource.
The travel reporter SUSAN STELLIN has contributed features on travel advice and trends to the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and Travel + Leisure.
"Even the most experienced travelers are sure to learn a thing or two." The Chicago Tribune
"A good place to start assessing risks before leaving home. Stellin lays out sound advice." San Antonio Express-News
"Packed . . . with a very rich cargo of information and advice for travelers, from neophytes to seasoned voyagers. . . well-organized." -- Louisville Courier-Journal Verbatim
"Helpful advice . . . Even seasoned travelers could benefit from information in the book, and neophytes will save themselves a lot of mistakes."
Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Helpful and well-explained . .. well-researched . . . If you know everything there is to know about travel, this might make a good gift for a graduate about to head off for that precollege backpack across Europe."
Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News
"A distinctive guide . . .Including all types of travel from cruise to rail, this comprehensive and well-researched guide is useful for both new and seasoned travelers." Library Journal