Title: A Pocket Guide to Adventure Travel
Author: Terrance Zepke
Publisher: Safari Publishing
“Adventure travel is one type of travel where you especially want to be sure that you’re in good hands. You also want to be sure you know what you’re in for and that you’re up for any challenges you may face,” Terrance Zepke writes in her book, Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to Adventure Travel.
At one hundred and fifty-six pages, this paperback targets those interested knowing more about soft or hardcore adventure traveling throughout the world. With a few black and white photographs, it is a hands-on, practical reference guide for the serious traveler.
Having traveled and lived all over the world, this author of two dozen books enjoys going on trips that take her sometimes to remote, out-of-the-way unique places where adventure can be found and loved. Freelance writer, photographer, and travel agent, she enjoys helping others make their vacations memorable without repeating her “misadventures.”
After an introduction and explanation of both soft and hardcore adventure traveling, there is a fun quiz for readers to decipher what type they are. Listing the toughest countries to visit and why, there are travel tips, packing recommendations, a pre-trip checklist, budget tracking, and health-conscious reminders.
The core of the book is the twenty-five “uber” adventures that range from Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Greenland, Patagonia, and a gorilla safari to the Demilitarized Military Zone of North Korea, the Holy Land, Antarctica, the Egyptian Nile River, and a tundra adventure. The United States highlights are storm chasing, national parks, and South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
Without giving costs due to fluctuation and inflation, adventure traveling is more expensive, averaging around $2500 a trip. Specific laws and strange rules by country are given as well as recommendations on traveling at the right time and avoiding the most expensive places.
While the twenty-five adventures cover only two to nine pages each including photographs, the information is helpful in answering why to go and what to know. Often additional websites are given for more information. The ending has resources, other titles by the author including a sneak peek of her book on family safaris, and an extensive index.
Some random topics are being mindful of “quicknappings” in Brazil, chewing gum in Singapore is illegal, Exped’s Clouburst 15 is the best waterproof sack, Mongolia is the “Land of Blue Skies, elderly people are respected in Uzbekistan, and Papua New Guinea is known for bird-watching.
If you are planning a soft or hardcore adventure next, this reference book of twenty-five locations educates the reality of going on an astonishing, incredible, and memorable vacation.
Rating ~ 4.5 of 5 stars
Thanks to KSB Promotions, Safari Publishing, and the author for furnishing this complimentary packet in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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