The Complete Travel Detective Bible
The Consummate Insider Tells You What You Need to Know in an Increasingly Complex World
By Peter Greenberg
(Rodale Books, Paperback, 9781594867088, 560pp.)
Publication Date: October 2, 2007
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This ultimate "physician’s desk reference" for travelers addresses the questions, anxieties, concerns, and desire for essential information that are common to seasoned and novice travelers alike. Peter Greenberg, best-selling author, trusted Today show travel editor, and the man that writer Paul Theroux calls "the liberator and defender of the traveling public," offers an encyclopedic look at every aspect of the travel process, both domestically and internationally, from the true definition of travel terms to in-depth explanations of how things really work. Do you want to know which airline seats are the best and worst? How you can vacation in a lighthouse, a monastery, or even a converted prison? Which countries require you to get visas before you visit? Or won’t let you in even if you have a passport? Which airlines are the worst "bumping" offenders? How you can avoid hidden fees? The Complete Travel Detective Bible offers up answers to these questions and much more. Everything is cross-referenced and each chapter is filled with useful charts, lists, and diagrams, making for an easily accessible format. Greenberg, who has been to more than 146 countries, is an expert without equal at outplaying the travel industry at its own games, securing the best fares, accommodations, and service at the lowest possible prices. He shares every one of these hard-won, ingenious insider secrets in this book, making The Complete Travel Detective Bible the ultimate word on travel today.
Peter Greenberg is the travel editor for NBC's Today show and America Online. Considered the nation's preeminent expert on travel, he is the author of The Travel Detective, Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective, The Traveler's Diet, and The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential. He is also contributing editor for Men's Health and Best Life, and his national weekly radio show is syndicated live across the U.S. on 130 stations and XM satellite radio. In those rare moments when he is not traveling, he lives in Los Angeles.