There are secrets to traveling well. Inside angles that experienced travelers have spent their lifetimes figuring out. These are the secrets of the savvy travelers. Never stay in the usual tourist hotels or resorts. Never shop where typical tourists get taken. Never eat run-of-the-mill, over-priced food where tourists eat.
The best part of travel isn't hitting every spot in your guidebook. It's discovering the "hidden gems" off the tourist trail. Here at International Living, we make it our business to find those out-of-the-way places, sights, restaurants, bars.
Getting a good deal on your travels also make the experience even more rewarding. Imagine if you could get the best airfare every time you boarded a plane… or knew where to look for the best hotel room deals… or had the best tips and hints that would save you money while you roam around the world…
There are angles, strategies, ticks, details, and little-known bits of information that the travel industry would like to keep quiet. These are the things that will get you the very best deals on flights, hotels, car hire, and much more.
International Living's staff and contributors spend most of their traveling the world and in all their years of globe trotting and the many miles they've accumulated, they have uncovered some of the best tips and strategies for making a journey cheap, safe, and of course fun!
And now they are going to share all their travel secrets with you…
We have compiled the top travel tips and secrets in a book written with the "savvy traveler" in mind.
The savvy traveler is more than just a tourist. He enjoys a place just as a local would enjoy it. He knows where to go, where to eat, where to sleep, and where to shop. He knows how to buy, how much to pay, when to haggle, and when to tip. He knows what to do in an emergency and recognizes a scam when he sees one. He gets the best deals and the best experiences.
In The Secrets of the Savvy Traveler, we'll share some insider tips to help you avoid the typical tourist blunders. We'll educate you on some do's and taboos around the world, share our tips on health and safety, advise you on how to outsmart petty thieves, and tell you what to do in the event of an emergency. You'll also learn how to get the best deal on every airfare you buy and hotel you book.
In The Secrets of the Savvy Traveler, you'll discover:
These are just some of the secrets we share in this new edition of The Secrets of The Savvy Traveler.
It's often been said that you can judge a restaurant by how many locals go there…avoid the masses of tourist and you'll find the finest restaurants for excellent prices—we've included a few of our favorites around the world.
How would you like to offset the cost of your travels with the savings you make on bargain shopping in a foreign country… save 20% to 25% on valuable colored gems… find real treasure in the best flea markets in the world…
Did you know that antiques bought outside the U.S. are better quality, and cost a whole lot less than what they'd cost in the States? You'll pay 20% to 50% less if you go to the source—that is, the countries where U.S. dealers buy their wares in bulk.
Granted, the best safari is in Africa and the best place to listen to reggae is in Jamaica—we've included these—but some of the best travel opportunities are ones you may never have dreamed of… from cave diving in Belize to whale watching in Canada…glacier hiking in New Zealand to deep-sea diving in the Philippines.
This is only the beginning.
This book, called The Secrets of The Savvy Traveler, dares to tell you everything the travel industry… the airline industry… your travel agent… the world's tourist bureaus… and all those typical guidebooks won't tell you.
Plus, there's more.
We've also included a whole section on travel health and safety tips… should you need them on your travels. There's a list of all the emergency numbers in various countries around the globe… where to find the best travel insurance… tips and advice about traveling with your medication should you run out while overseas.
Have you ever wanted to have some procedures done… a nip here, a tuck there… but could never justify the cost? Well we've got a list of the world's top medical travel destinations. We'll tell you where you can have excellent dental work done… a hip replaced… even a facelift… for a fraction of what it would cost at home in the U.S. or Canada.
We're not saying that, by ignoring our guidelines, you'll lose your luggage, get ripped off by every taxi driver, have your wallet snatched, contract malaria, and end up sleeping between two dumpsters in a rough neighborhood with dogs chewing on your tennis shoes.
But, with a small amount of research and all the top travel tips that you'll find in The Secrets of The Savvy Traveler, your trip could be more adventurous, cost-effective, and gratifying than you could ever imagine.
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Enjoy your travels,
Publisher, International Living