|About the Book|
Interested in international travel but not sure how to make it happen? The Aspiring Travelers Handbook, written by Travel Blogger and Podcaster Jackie Laulainen, is your A-Z guide for planning your trip. It will take you step by step throughMoreInterested in international travel but not sure how to make it happen? The Aspiring Travelers Handbook, written by Travel Blogger and Podcaster Jackie Laulainen, is your A-Z guide for planning your trip. It will take you step by step through choosing a destination, buying a plane ticket, getting a visa or passport, staying safe abroad, using your cell phone overseas, and everything in between. And the best part? Jackie is The Budget-Minded Traveler, sharing insider tips on saving money throughout every stage of your travels. Heres a peek at what you will learn from this book: Find out exactly what you should look for and watch out for in a destination country before you decide where to go. Not sure what you need to do to apply for a passport or visa? Youll find that out, too. Get the inside scoop about finding a great deal on a plane ticket, so you can enjoy a bigger budget abroad or even another trip in your calendar. Find out how to pack efficiently, so you dont overpack or bring the wrong type of luggage for your trip. Take advice straight from the budget expert about planning (and staying on) a budget for your travels, so you dont have unrealistic expectations and can make your money last as long as possible. Learn the many tricks of protecting yourself and your valuables abroad, so you can take preventive measures before any bad situations arise. Find out what important things you need to take care of at home before you leave, so your life abroad can be more stress-free and enjoyable. Learn about international programs and opportunities that might give you just the structure you need to go abroad. Be inspired to actually make your travel dreams a reality. If you want to travel but have so many questions you dont even know what they are, this book was written specifically for YOU. Here is what people are saying about The Aspiring Travelers Handbook: I cannot imagine where I would be in my travel planning without this book! I am a first time international traveler, and all the extra stuff about traveling is foreign to me. From reading this book, I have become knowledgeable and confident in taking my dream trip! I am extremely excited about traveling now and I will recommend this book to anyone who wants their travel dreams to come true. Thank you! This is a book I will keep with me and refer back to, not only when I am traveling to other countries, but in the US as well. Travel light, be aware of your surroundings, BUDGET, splurge on the experiences that really matter, research... The list goes on and on. It feels like you are sitting right next to Jackie at a coffee shop discussing your trip and she is giving you advice on how to really get there and make it a reality. This is a little gem, easy to read, full of great information, and you get the bonus of actually having a blog to follow after you finish the book. The only con to reading this book is that my travel bug just started itching like crazy! This book is full of answers to many of the questions I had when I started traveling. It even has great tips and good ideas for the experienced traveler. When the travel bug bites, this is the book to get you started on your adventures!