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Travel - the Unique, Unexpected, and Unforgettable

For adventures and experiences beyond the ordinary, try these travel books!

 

Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel
G153.4.A58 2005x

Forget package holidays and classic travel routes. Wave adieu to predictable journeys and escape the clutches of tourist traps. The time has come for different travel rules; this is your passport to a new world.

 

The Eco-Travel Guide
G156.5.E26 F83 2008

An essential resource for the next generation of travel: a liberating, responsible, and inspirational guide to resorts, hotels, cruises, and adventure.

 

Clean Breaks : 500 New Ways to See the World
910.202 R75 2009

This guide offers a wealth of new adventures from sleeping in houseboats in Kerala and witnessing the zebra migration in Botswana to taking the train-hotel from Paris to Madrid. These are unique experiences and new ways to travel that make a real difference to the lives of local people and the planet.

 

USA 101: A Guide to America's Iconic Places, Events, and Festivals
TR 917.3 M193u

This entertaining travel guide celebrates 101 iconic and quintessentially American destinations, events, and festivals of all shapes and sizes. From the Little League World Series to the Grand Ole Opry, Mount Vernon to Mount Rushmore, polka festivals to monster truck rallies, there is something for every curious traveler.

 

Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
HN49.V64 M35 2009

This guide, first published in 1987, lists volunteer travel opportunities from Alaska State Parks to Zoetic Research, with tips on evaluating opportunities worldwide.

 

Weird U.S. The Oddyssey Continues: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
917.3 SCE

With an offbeat sense of curiosity, the bestselling Weird... series offers a fun and intriguing volume of more than 250 illustrated pages of places where tourists usually don't venture in the United States.

 

The Essential Guide to Travel Health: Don't Let Bugs, Bites and Bowels Spoil Your Trip
RA783.5.W55 2009x

Gives helpful advice on all aspects of travelling, from what to expect and pre-trip vaccinations to the hazards of heat and sun in deserts and jungles.

 

Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel

There are adventures for all travelers, including "soft" experiences for those testing their bravery and extreme adventures for adrenalin junkies, each rated by physical, psychological, skill and "wow" factor.