Travel Junkie: A Badass Guide to Travel taps into the real-life around the world experiences of travel journalist Julia Dimon, a young adventuress who has traveled to over 80 countries, all seven continents. On assignment, hosting a 40-episode television series for National Geographic Adventure and Travel Channel International, her work led her to experience the extreme: from hiking with mountain gorillas in Uganda, to polar kayaking among icebergs in Antarctica, trekking in Chernobyl, to snacking on local delicacies such as deep fried scorpion, Cobra blood and severed human toe.
In this book, Julia aims to inspire and empower future travel junkies to travel further, play harder, say yes to new experiences and channel their inner badass. Julia shares tried-and-true travel tips and advice for the next generation of adventurers. With chapters on scoring cheap flights, maximizing air miles, using the best travel apps, surviving solo travel and staying safe on the road, Travel Junkie: A Badass Guide to Travel is an insider’s look at how to travel smart and beat the system.
In this book you’ll learn:
– How to stretch your money and not skimp on your travel experience
– How to get the best fares online
– How to maximize your miles
– How to pack and navigate an airport like a pro
– How to leverage social media and the shared economy
– How to get off the beaten track and connect with locals
– How to volunteer abroad
– How to stay safe on the road
– How to get malaria (not)
– How to tame fear and live your travel dreams
Practical travel tips are interspersed with uncensored, diary-style confessions straight from Julia’s private travel journals. They are honest (sometimes too honest), raw accounts of real life and lessons learned on the road. From the wrestling rings of South America, to the genocide memorials of Rwanda, the gladiator training camps of Italy, to notorious maximum security prisons in Thailand, readers will be immersed in some of the most interesting places on the planet.
Travel Junkie: A Badass Guide to Travel is a no holds barred, inspirational account of around-the-world-travel for aspiring travelers, hopeful bloggers and the young at heart.