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Last-Minute Travel Secrets

121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell

Joey Green


List Price: 16.99*
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Gone are the days of complimentary in-flight champagne and cushy sleeping-car coaches on the Orient Express. Say hello to $50 “legroom upgrades” and bedbug-infested hotels. What’s a weary, frustrated traveler to do? Hang tight—it’s Joey Green to the rescue! Last-Minute Travel Secrets contains more than a hundred unique travel tips that may sound goofy but really do work. You will discover how to correct uncomfortable accommodations using everyday household products.

• Uncork a wine bottle with a sneaker
• Protect your car from bug splatters with cooking spray
• Find your car in a parking lot using a water bottle
• Use a motel bathtub as a washing machine
• Muffle the sound of crying babies using tampon earplugs
• Purify and desalinate ocean water with a T-shirt
• And much, much more!

The book also includes interesting and strange travel sidebars and fascinating trivia to keep you entertained until your lost luggage arrives—from Topeka.

Praise For Last-Minute Travel Secrets: 121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell

"Virtually every page is full of handy advice." —Chicago Tribune

"The humor and goofiness here makes the book endearing and indeed something to tell the friends about." —

"Packed with practical tips." —

 “Green’s humorous take on uncertain circumstances will keep you both amused and prepared for the worst.” —Highlands Today

"Offering a wealth of practical tips, tricks and techniques for the traveler, Last-Minute Travel Secrets is very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library Travel Guide collections." —Midwest Book Review

“Don’t leave for a trip without either reading this book or tossing it in your backpack or suitcase…” —The Backwoodsman Magazine

Chicago Review Press, 9781613735046, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2016

About the Author

Joey Green is the author of more than 50 books, including Last-Minute Survival Secrets, Joey Green’s Fix-It Magic, and Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose. He has written for Rolling Stone, National Lampoon, Time, and more.