This week, I’m featuring “Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road” by Nicholas Kontis. From Amazon:
“Today’s traveler seeks authentic experiences, not just viewing awesome sites, taking must-see photo opportunities, and checking an item off of a bucket list. Today’s modern day explorers seek immersion, wisdom and better and greater understanding of people and places. Real life experiences are compelling people to travel and bridge cultures together. Travel opens us up to the wonders of the world, and to the serendipitous occurrences when different cultures merge. At the forefront of any journey, travel begins with people and protecting local society and wilderness. It’s a powerful lesson that cannot be learned staying home viewing travel shows on television.
Included in the book are:
- Ways to become part of the peer to peer, sharing economy, experiential travel movement.
- Case studies in living overseas, seeking out culture through local cuisine and
sharing a meal, volunteering while on the road, how an around the world adventure is a life changing involvement.
- Learning what it means to be a responsible traveler and choosing operators who protect and give back to local societies.
- Keynote interviews with world-renowned travel insiders on their perspectives on travel.”
Grab it: Grab “Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road” by Nicholas Kontis on Amazon from $16.95.
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- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
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