VACATIONS TO ENRICH YOUR LIFE
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
The 100 best vacations to enrich your life
(National Geographic) ISBN 978-1426200953 1426200951
This travel book highlights learning experiences like cooking schools, language classes, working vacations and volunteering. Pam Grout also describes healthy holidays such as walking trips and spa wellness vacations, as well as creative experiences like photography, writing, dance and sculpture classes.
Pam Grout is positive, motivational and inspirational in this guide to best vacations. Occasional blue iconic images illustrate her book.
She begins short, one- to three-page summaries with a quote and describes the location and experience with prices, dates and helpful advice. Vacation descriptions include addresses, phone numbers and websites for the organizations providing the trips. Sidebars cover historical facts, sidetrips and trivia.
How to book homestays
The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich your Life shows readers how to see and experience local life and culture in deeper, more personal ways. For example, vacation number 99 explains how U.S. Servas arranges homestays for travelers and hosts around the world.
In a one-week program at University of Toronto's St. Michael's College, learn about Goethe's Faust, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, the Book of Genesis and Iranian cinema. Volunteer to help the Earthwatch Institute excavate Ice Age mammoth remains in South Dakota.
Take a tax-deductible vacation to introduce a street kid to the wilderness with the Sierra Club's Inner City Outings programs. Learn the art of wood turning on a week-long workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Take a ten-day hiking and camping trip to Kalalau Beach on the Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii.
- arts & crafts getaways
- volunteer vacations
- brain retreats
- wellness escapes
The 100 best vacations to enrich your life author
Pam Grout has written 13 travel and self-help books.