Abroad at Home (Paperback)

The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America

By National Geographic

National Geographic, 9781426214998, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2015

List Price: 24.95*
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Take a trip around the globe—without ever leaving North America. Ideal for those who don't want to spend the time or money to travel the world, this book presents a potpourri of international experiences in the United States and Canada. Discover the villages, neighborhoods, and regions that cover the breadth of North America's great global diversity—Chinatowns and Little Italys, of course, but also Polish, German, French, Russian, and Japanese enclaves. You'll learn the inside scoop on where to find the best Chinese pot stickers or Peruvian causas; where to kick up your heels to polka; and how to celebrate Japanese new year or Mexican flag day. Abroad at Home provides in-depth travel guidance to help you feel international in your own backyard.

About the Author

ROBERT REID covers alternative ways of approaching travel as National Geographic Traveler's Offbeat Observer. He's also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Lonely Planet. He tries to keep up his blog (www.reidontravel.com) from his home in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America

"We’ve come to expect NatGeo travel guides to be arrestingly—no, beautifully—illustrated...but the [book's] beauty is matched by copious information brimming with heart and soul." --Booklist

"Armchair travelers, those who are on the lookout for new experiences (especially if they cannot afford international travel), and locals curious about their hometown’s culture will appreciate this colorful book...Gorgeous, enticing full-color photographs illustrate every page. National Geographic recommends how to join in, what to see, where to eat, and other travel essentials." --Library Journal
"You can experience the world without leaving Oregon." --The Oregonian
"National Geographic does its usual spectacular job of bringing you the experience of international travel without leaving the country." --Apogeephoto.com