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The big trip : your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures / [George Dunford ... [and others]].

Contributor(s): Dunford, George | Lonely Planet.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lonely Planet: Publisher: Footscray, Vic. ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2011Edition: Second edition.Description: 336 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742201924 (pbk); 174220192X (pbk).Subject(s): Young adults -- Travel -- Guidebooks | Young adults -- Employment -- Foreign countries -- Guidebooks | Travel -- Guidebooks | Employment in foreign countriesDDC classification: 910.2/02
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

So, you know you want to experience that ultimate overseas adventure - but where do you start? Right here, with the one-stop guide to planning the trip of a lifetime. The Big Trip is your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures.

Essential pre-trip planning: health, safety, kit costs, tickets, etc Volunteering and working abroad: from fruit picking to teaching, yacht-crewing and au pairing Regional overviews, maps and a diverse range of road-tested itineraries Tips and stories from travellers and experts Comprehensive directory of essential resources

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, George Dunford, Matthew Firestone, Anthony Ham, Vivek Wagle, Jenny Walker

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

Previous ed.: 2008.

Includes index.

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Library Journal Review

This handy, beautifully formatted, and colorfully illustrated guide is full of travel tips and advice for young people interested in planning overseas adventures such as spending a gap year prior to going to college, volunteering, working, or studying abroad. Some of the information is geared specifically toward travelers from North America, Australasia, and the UK. Highlights include a list of 20 big trips (Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; Edinburgh, Scotland; the Grand Canyon; India's Taj Mahal; Australia's Great Barrier Reef; New York City; Iguazu Falls in South America; Burning Man Festival; Vietnam's Halong Bay; the Great Pyramids of Egypt; Ko Phi Phi in Thailand; Tokyo; Paris; the Hermitage in Russia; China's Tiger Leaping Gorge; motorcycling through Argentina, Chile, and Peru; the Galapagos Islands; or Angkor Wat in Cambodia) selected by the authors, full-page maps of continental areas, spectacular full-color -photographs, and first-person experiences. A typical section delves into possible itineraries, various activities, when to go, and what to expect in terms of food, language, customs, costs, and local people. The five-page index is adequate. VERDICT Recommended for young, novice travelers eager to see the world.-Elizabeth -Connor, Daniel Lib., The Citadel, Military Coll. of South Carolina, Charleston © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.