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Travel Tips - 17 Travel Tips to help you save money, and make your next adventure less stressful and more enjoyable [Kindle Edition]

Ian Usher
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When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next.

Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!"

But what did he really want to do next? After some frantic list writing, and last-minute planning, a two-year adventure developed - a list of 100 lifetime goals, and a challenging timeline of 100 weeks!

This book details a few of the most practical and useful tips learned during that time.

17 Travel Tips to help you save money, and make your next adventure less stressful and more enjoyable.

The tips are sorted into four useful categories:-
1) Planning your trip
2) Before departure
3) Travelling
4) At your destination

Do you have any travel tips of your own for future editions?

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 479 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Wider Vision Publishing (April 29 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z4D3U8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,694 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it Oct. 27 2013
By Melissa Greenberg TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed the tips included, although I knew some of them already from reading other sites, this one helps in compiling the most beneficial.
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1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing Aug. 3 2012
By book-lover - Published on
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This was nothing much more than a continuous ad for his other book and blog. I was expecting much more. After all, with all the travel experience Ian has had surely there were some really worthwhile pieces of advice he had. I think I found one or two worthwhile travel suggestions, with the rest being an ad for his blog and other writings.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Half Full Oct. 12 2012
By Andy Shuman - Published on
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I remember being fascinated when I read about the guy who sold his life on the internet and went on traveling the world, so when I stumbled upon this book--and considering my own interest in travel--it was a no brainer for me to grab it. Unfortunately, I have to agree with some other reviewers: this book is really short and just too basic to be of serious help to anyone who has traveled abroad even a couple of times without the help of a travel agent. It does contain some good info and advice, but someone who has traveled as extensively as Mr. Usher has, could've and should've done better.

I was especially amazed that the author doesn't even once mention frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty programs, the element that every budget-minded traveler must keep in mind in my opinion. I was amazed to the point that I almost felt sorry for him. With the sheer number of flights he's taken and some basic planning, he could've gotten up to 1/3 of his flights for free and sometimes even in the first or business. And having stayed in so many places around the world, he could've accumulated a lot of free hotel nights that would've made his couch-surfing unnecessary in many cases. Another point I have to disagree with the author is his assessment of one-way travel. It's just the matter of choosing the right airline for your goal: some like US Airways, Delta and LAN base their operations on a round-trip purchase, but others like American or United, will gladly sell you a one-way ticket for  of the price. So one could still take advantage of one-way travel by researching airlines' policies beforehand.

One more thing that strikes me as odd is that the author doesn't mention Priceline. I understand he didn't use it for his own travel, but still if one can play the Priceline game right, one can really, and I mean REALLY game the system to get 50% or more off the hotel stay. I think that [intelligent] Priceline bidding for hotels is one of the most important and indispensable elements for a budget traveler.

Having said that, there is still some good stuff contained in this book, and if you are looking for some tips for international travel you might find the info in this book useful. I'll also make sure to buy and review author's first book that started this all.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story From An Everyday Adventurer May 5 2012
By Thomas Leroy - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
This was really a great read. Though a short book, the tips are written in the personal adventures the Author, Ian Usher, the guy who sold his life on eBay (author of A Life Sold), went through.

The very obvious tips are certainly those you may not think about and end up frustrated. Hopefully this little handy book is a great companion. Also you get to know the issues and troubles the Author experienced, so you know what to avoid. Some erros can cost you few hundreds of dollars, so that's nice to know.

Nice tips to save money and enjoy your trip abroad from someone who actually lives the good life, and a true inspiration for many people.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read, straight to the point, useful tips! Oct. 15 2013
By OptimusPrime1906 - Published on
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Good, easy read that provides useful tips such as looking at using package tours for a one-way flight, "short-checking" bags, unlocking your cell phone, preparing a handbag with essentials, finding cheap taxis at the airport, and knowing the four essential phrases in the language of the country to which you are traveling. I'll definitely keep some of these tips in mind when I go to Bali at the end of the year!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Save Travel Time, Money and Frustration May 6 2012
By Kris Harty - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Travel Tips by Ian Usher is a little gem of a book with big payoffs. It's a super fast read packed with money-saving, time-saving and frustration-saving tips from a world traveler / adventurer. Any one of the 17 tips is worth the tiny price. But 17? Wow - best value for the travel buck. I thought I was a fairly savvy traveler. This book taught me what all I had yet to learn. You'll feel the same. Add it to your cart now.
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