For starters, I found the tips in the book to be well thought out and well explained.
The author explains every thing from booking flights, hotels to how you should dress appropriatly when visiting different exotic locations.
Personally I found the two wallet tip a great tip and I plan on using it on my upcoming trip to Guatemala.
For the more experienced traveler you may find some of the tips a little “dumbed down” but for those who need extra help in planning a trip, I find this a perfect guide to help you plan a trip from Costa Rica to China to Cambodia.
The book is well organized from planning the trip all the way to what to do when you come back home.
I don’t really think this is the best guide for someone who may be planning a trip around the world, but if you are planning a 1-2 weeks vacation this book is perfect for you.
In fact I think this is the perfect book for any Cubicle Escapee 😉
I give this book 5 stars!
When traveling I often find one of my favorite things to do is explore outdoor markets. I am someone that works at First Monday’s here in Texas, so seeing the layouts, crafts and set ups of locals in foreign places always excites me.
The locals, the colors, smells and products always make me smile.
The cruise was no different. Coffee and Chocolate in Honduras, Chocolate and purses in Belize, clay crafts & leather goods in Mexico. I had some pretty amazing adventures in these countries, but I found the hustle & bustle of the markets just as exciting.
I am always on a limited budget when I shop in these locations, I typically buy a small food product of the country and a Christmas Tree ornament. I normally take a ton of photos but sadly didn’t this last trip. I think I was too distracted or something.
here are a few of the outdoor market booth pictures I took, and if you ever travel to an exotic location I recommend taking a chance and going to the local outdoor markets. You never know WHO you will meet, or WHAT you will find. 🙂