Out of print.
Vagabonding in the U.S.A.: A Guide for Independent Travelers and Foreign Visitors, by Ed Buryn. This fun, zestful countercultural book emphasizes low-cost, high-experience vagabonding instead of high-priced, pre-packaged tourism. It has a good but now out-of-date resource directory.
Free online edition. Book version is out of print.
Vagabond Globetrotting: State of the Art, by M.L. Endicott. Tips on traveling from an experienced global vagabond. Small print. Topics include papers, money, gear, transport, food, health, shelter, language, telecommunications, work, study, philosophy, and a bibliography. (He also offers The Electronic Traveller Online, an updated online version of his second book.)
Free online edition.
How to See the World on $25 a Day or Less, by John Gregory.
Free online edition. Free book download also available.
Round-The-World Travel Guide, by Marc Brosius, is available for free from the Rec. Travel Library.
The Practical Nomad, by Edward Hasbrouck. Click here for a detailed description. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Wendy Perrin's Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, by Wendy Perrin. Tips on traveling from an experienced consumer travel expert. Topics include the fine art of complaining, airlines, lodgings, travel agents and tour operators, cruises, car rentals, shopping, emergencies abroad, and the savvy traveler. Published in 1997. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Here are some commonly requested federal services on traveling and tourism, as listed by the White House, including passports and visas, travel warnings & consular information sheets, and more.
Consumer Reports Best Travel Deals 2000, by Donna Heiderstadt. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
The Green Travel Sourcebook: A Guide for the Physically Active, the Intellectually Curious, or the Socially Aware, by Daniel Grotta and Sally Wiener Grotta. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Map Books or Road Atlases
National Geographic Road Atlas 2001: United States, Canada, Mexico. This road atlas merges your usual road map with a map of the natural terrain (hills, mountains, forests, etc.) that the roads travel through. You can also purchase a more expensive spiral-bound edition. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Rand McNally 2001 Road Atlas: United States, Canada, Mexico. America's #1 selling road atlas.
Rand McNally 2001 Road Atlas Deluxe: United States, Canada, Mexico. Spiral bound, incorporates shaded terrain relief. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Traveler's World Atlas & Guide. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Fodor's Healthy Escapes (6th Edition), by Bernard Burt. 6th edition, published in 1999. This is the first book I would buy on healthy retreats. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Vacations That Can Change Your Life: Adventures, Retreats and Workshops for the Mind, Body and Spirit, by Ellen Lederman. Not as detailed or complete as Fodor's Healthy Escapes, but it does provide additional information. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
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