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Travel Hacks

Planning an upcoming trip? Make it your best yet with these books on travel. Equipped with tips, tricks and recommendations, this practical list is sure to inspire any traveler.

"Best in Travel" by Lonely Planet
This annual bestseller ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions, cities and best-value destinations for 2019. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, they present a year's worth of inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable.

 

 

"How to Pack for Any Trip" by Sarah Barrell 
No matter what type of traveler you are or what kind of trip you're planning, the various tailored packing lists, tips, techniques and advice in this book will help you unleash the packing pro within and keep your luggage light and organised.

 

"How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)" by Christopher Elliot
Calling on practical advice accumulated from more than 20 years of experience in the field, Elliott guides you through the complexities of travel -- from cruises to car rentals, travel insurance to time shares, restaurants to resorts, and airlines to agents -- and arms you with all the information you need for a successful trip.

 

 

"Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents through Travel" by Valerie M. Grubb
"Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents through Travel" is a gold mine of practical advice, funny anecdotes, and tales of triumphs and travails from Val Grubb, who has traveled more than 300,000 miles (and counting!) with her 84-year old mother over the past 20 years.

 

 

"The Everything Family Guide to Budget Travel: Hundreds of Fun Family Vacations to Fit Any Budget!" by Kelly Merritt
Taking a fun family vacation doesn't have to break the bank, as proven by veteran travel writer Kelly Merritt. Inside, she offers no shortage of creative ways to plan affordable trips!

 

 

 

"The Solo Travel Handbook: Practical Tips and Inspiration for a Safe, Fun and Fearless Trip" by Lonely Planet
Whether road-tripping, city-breaking or escaping to an island, this book will give you the confidence and know-how to explore the world on your own two feet. With advice from solo travel pros, you'll learn how to confront your fears, plan your itinerary and budget, meet people and ensure you stay safe, healthy and happy.

 

 

"The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures" by Lonely Planet
This comprehensive companion, now in its third edition, provides essential pre-trip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad.

 

 

 

"Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA Petbook" by AAA
Annual updates make this the most complete travel guide for those traveling with pets across the U.S. and Canada. Find more than 15,000 pet-friendly AAA-Approved hotels, restaurants and campgrounds. Discover plenty of places for family fun including dog parks, pet-friendly national public lands and attractions with pet accommodations.

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