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The Travel Hacking Guide to Norway (Travel Hacking Guides Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Scott Meyer , Amy Colgan

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The term travel hacking describes exploring the world on a budget and using personal connections, social technology and promotions to see more for less. Explore the beauty, culture and events of Norway on a budget with The Travel Hacking Guide to Norway.

Combining personal experience, local insight and online resources, veteran tour guide and techie Scott David Meyer uncovers the lesser-known treasures of Norway. Travelers who want to meet the locals and feel the energy of modern Norway can use this guide to:

• Connect with Norwegians for a visit outside the typical tourist route.
• Camp, hike and CouchSurf your way across the country.
• Find affordable and alternative tickets and accommodations.
• Learn the culture and join Norway's festivals and celebrations.
• Experience the fjords, sea and mountains with a practical guide.
• Access routinely updated online resources.

The Travel Hacking Guide to Norway is more than a guide, it is a challenge to rethink the possibilities of travel, technology and social connections.

Begin your Norwegian adventure by exploring the frontiers of travel, education and business at:

About the Author

Scott David Meyer is a techie, teacher and traveler, writing for an adventurous band of explorers. Together they push the frontiers of business, education and travel online at As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, he pursued his master's degree in Tromsø, Norway where he fell in love with the country and became a tour guide. Four years later, he started a digital marketing and education agency, 9 Clouds, with his bro-founder (brother + co-founder) John. helps businesses find customers online and offers courses on using digital media at Scott lives with his loving and inspiring wife Taylor and their charming husky Ava and between adventures can be found in Brookings, South Dakota.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 662 KB
  • Print Length: 102 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher:; 1 edition (May 1 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081FY7OG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #303,285 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative read for first time travel hackers interested in Norway Nov. 24 2012
By Craig - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am not a travel hacker or a couch surfer. I have however spent a lot of time travel for fun and work AND I lived for a year in Bergen, Norway as an exchange student.

So why did I buy this book? Since leaving Norway many years ago returning has been high on my list of things to do and if there is one key fact about Norway travelers should know is that it is an expensive country to visit. The Travel Hacking Guide to Norway held the promise of creative ideas for keeping costs down allowing me to get the most for my travel dollars and hopefully getting exposed to places and experiences I didn't have there previously.

Does the book live up to the expectations? Yes, but not exactly in the way I was expecting.

First off you should know the Scott Meyer can write well and in an entertaining manner. He has also spent enough time living in Norway to develop a love of the people and country that comes through clearly in his writing. This is important because in my experience Norway is nothing short of exceptional and I think Meyer does an a good job of conveying that to the reader.

If you are expecting a traditional travel guide though then you are in for a surprise. Part one of the book is a guide to how to "travel hack" or travel on the cheap. Its a pretty good intro to the topic and I definitely picked up some ideas that I am going to give a try myself in the future but, I think to get the most benefit out of the advice you would need to pretty dedicated to the process.

Once you get past the initial travel hacking advice the book dives into some really good content on the Norway, key places to visit, culture, and some travel advice from a variety of people with great insight into different regions and cities in Norway (many of which are off the beaten tourist track).

Overall the content in this book is excellent. There are a couple of things I would like to see done in future editions (hoping there will be future editions) including:
- Segment the advice into regions a little more concisely
- Add some maps and illustrations to help people get a better sense of the geography being covered (its a big, rugged country)
- And of course more or everything

This would be an ideal candidate to be broken into regions, i.e. Travel Hacking Bergen, Norway, Travel Hacking Oslo, Norway, etc.
13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth the price (free) May 17 2012
By Frank Phillips - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
On the positive side:
The author has an obvious understanding of Norway and Norwegians, as well as a genuine enthusiasm for this great country. This is more of a notebook of personal tips and impressions than a travel guide, but they are fair and give a good feel for the Norway experience.

On the negative side:
I hate friends writing reviews for friends. The first 5 reviews are all 5 stars, none are verified purchasers, some acknowledge knowing the author, most have not reviewed anything else on Amazon, and all are over the top in their praise. It is an OK book, but the author ain't Ibsen.

The book is very short and would not be worth the listed price ($14.99 for print and $9.99 for digital!!!!). Probably worth $1.00, the most common price for these types of books.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspired more travel dreams Dec 28 2012
By Sister Becky Swanson - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a fun recommendation from friends of the author. It opened my eyes to ways that I can use (even as someone decidedly not in "youth hostel" demographic) to explore Norway. Seems like the tips are transferrable to other countries as well. It inspired me to join CouchSurfing as a host to see how it works.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a different kind of travel book May 21 2012
By Spartan - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a unique travel guide book. Instead listing info about hotels and area attractions, it introduces a new way of traveling. Despite that I have lived in Norway as a high school exchange student for one year and have been going back for short trips to visit my host family and refresh my Norwegian, I find interesting new information about the people and culture of Norway. This book inspires me to backpack thru Norway and see it from a whole new perspective.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mandatory reading May 16 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a book that should be mandatory reading if you want to visit Norway and understand the Norwegian way of thinking.

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