This was the book that started it all off. The first of the trilogy I wrote for National Geographic.
Here’s a link to my segment on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
And a couple reviews:
Terrific Vacation Planner
“The 100 Best Vacations To Enrich Your Life by Pam Grout is a new National Geographic travel guide book with a special twist: these vacations are not to get away and veg out but to get your creative juices flowing, or to educate you, or to heal you, or to enable you to share what you know to help others. The vacation experiences are described in detail, as well as what you will learn, how you can give back, and the type of people who will enjoy such an experience. The trips are within the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico and the book is written by an outstanding experienced travel writer, published frequently in top publications and the author of 13 travel books. This compilation of tour ideas and opportunities is meeting the needs of the new kind of travelers who want to have a meaningful vacation and give back to the places and people they visit, or to learn away from stresses of their normal environment. The book is EXCELLENT, with all the information you need to choose and sign up for leisure time well spent which will keep you smiling and promises to change you forever.”
A guide for adults who want to have fun again!
“If we could just forget about work, children, pets, parents, and other responsibilities, it might be easier to find the time to have fun. The great thing about this book is that you don’t have to search – the best possibilities and ideas in 4 distinct categories will guide you – Arts & crafts getaways; volunteer vacations; brain retreats; and wellness escapes. Each entry is jam-packed with the kind of important as well as peripheral information that makes me veer toward an out of the way destination. From an Architecture Fantasy Camp in Oak Park (IL), home of Frank Lloyd Wright to a Frontier Science Workshop at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA), there is truly something here for everyone, no matter what part of the country they hail from. Index and many Web site references included. This is a perfect birthday gift for that person in your world that is realizing a milestone in their life.”
–Dorothy Ownes, librarian at large