Great Age Guide to Online Travel

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The Internet is an amazing travel tool, offering us everything we need-if we just know how and where to look. This book was created specifically for adults 50 and older who would like to take advantage of what the Internet has to offer.

Even if you are new to computers, this book gives you the tools you need to become your own travel agent! It covers everything from planning your trip, getting the best prices, and choosing activities to keep you from getting lost during your journey. Regardless of what type of travels you are planning, this book provides essential do's and don'ts that will help lessen your surprises when reaching your destination.

Inside you'll find more information on:



* Comparison shop to find the best bargains on flights, hotels, and activities.

* Find a vacation that suits your interests. Want adventure? Find the best places to hike, kayak, camp, rock climb, and even travel to space.

* Be prepared for international travel by learning the essentials of traveling abroad.

* Find the best places to go if you have special needs.

* Stay in touch with family and friends through Internet cafes, laptops, hotspots, and high-tech gadgets.

* Take your pet with you! Find out which places are pet friendly.







Introduction




1 The Internet: An Amazing Travel Tool

2 Planning Your Trip

3 Bargains Galore

4 Tips for Air and Sea Travel

5 On the Road Again

6 Distinctive Travel Adventures

7 International Travel

8 Healthy Travel and Special Needs

9 Traveling with Pets

10 Stay Online on the Go


11 Don't Leave Home Without 'Em

12 Sharing Memories from Your Travels




Category General PC

Covers Internet

User Level Beginning



Sandy Berger has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert and is a featured technology expert writer for AARP.

Sandy is president of Computer Living Corp, a computer consulting and training company, and writes a monthly column in Smart Computing magazine called "TechMates." She has authored three Great Age Guides, including the Internet, Better Living Through Technology, and Gadgets and Gizmos.



www.greatagebooks.com ...where learning never ends!



The Great Age website is an oasis of information that will help further enhance your learning. The website will provide access to:



* Great Age Bookstore

* Great Age Product Reviews

* Great Age Tutorials

* Great Age Video Programs

* Great Age Newsletter

* Great Age Podcasts

* Great Age Community Room



$19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN / GBP13.99 Net UK
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 180.3 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789735717
  • 9780789735713

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The Internet is an amazing travel tool, offering us everything we need-if we just know how and where to look. This book was created specifically for adults 50 and older who would like to take advantage of what the Internet has to offer. Even if you are new to computers, this book gives you the tools you need to become your own travel agent! It covers everything from planning your trip, getting the best prices, and choosing activities to keep you from getting lost during your journey. Regardless of what type of travels you are planning, this book provides essential do's and don'ts that will help lessen your surprises when reaching your destination. Inside you'll find more information on: - Comparison shop to find the best bargains on flights, hotels, and activities. - Find a vacation that suits your interests. Want adventure? Find the best places to hike, kayak, camp, rock climb, and even travel to space. - Be prepared for international travel by learning the essentials of traveling abroad. - Find the best places to go if you have special needs. - Stay in touch with family and friends through Internet cafes, laptops, hotspots, and high-tech gadgets. - Take your pet with you! Find out which places are pet friendly.
Introduction
1 The Internet: An Amazing Travel Tool 2 Planning Your Trip 3 Bargains Galore 4 Tips for Air and Sea Travel 5 On the Road Again 6 Distinctive Travel Adventures 7 International Travel 8 Healthy Travel and Special Needs 9 Traveling with Pets 10 Stay Online on the Go
11 Don't Leave Home Without 'Em 12 Sharing Memories from Your Travels
Category General PC Covers Internet User Level Beginning Sandy Berger has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert and is a featured technology expert writer for AARP. Sandy is president of Computer Living Corp, a computer consulting and training company, and writes a monthly column in Smart Computing magazine called "TechMates." She has authored three Great Age Guides, including the Internet, Better Living Through Technology, and Gadgets and Gizmos. www.greatagebooks.com ...where learning never ends! The Great Age website is an oasis of information that will help further enhance your learning. The website will provide access to: - Great Age Bookstore - Great Age Product Reviews - Great Age Tutorials - Great Age Video Programs - Great Age Newsletter - Great Age Podcasts - Great Age Community Room $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN / 13.99 Net UK
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Table of contents

Introduction

About Sandy Berger's Great Age Series

Guide to Online Travel

What's Inside

How This Book Is Organized

1 The Internet: An Amazing Travel Tool

Travel Sites Provide Peer Reviews to Help You Learn from Others

Frommers

Fodors

TripAdvisor

VirtualTourist

Travel Research Goes High-Tech

Electronic Newsletters

Email Alerts

RSS Feeds

Podcasts

Blogs

Webcams

Sandy's Summary

2 Planning Your Trip

Researching Your Destination

Tourism Websites

Concierge.com

Frommers.com

Destination Ideas

Start Planning

More Online Planning Resources

Electronic Newspapers

Electronic Travel Magazines

MSNBC and the Travel Channel

Finding Your Way Around

Global Positioning Systems

Mapping Sites

No Planning-Just Get Up and Go

What to Pack

Sandy's Summary

3 Bargains Galore

Online Travel Services

Travelocity.com

Expedia.com

Orbitz.com

Other Discount Sites

Tips for Finding Great Fares on Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity

Travel Search Engines

SideStep.com

Kayak.com

Yahoo! FareChase

Mobissimo.com

Fares and Fees to Consider

Real Bargain Hunting

TravelZoo.com

Hotwire.com

Naming Your Own Price on Priceline.com

Deal Alerts

Discounts on Hotels

Travel Scams

Sandy's Summary

4 Tips for Air and Sea Travel

Air Travel: The Price Is Right

Use a Nearby Airport

Finding Fare Predictions

Choosing an Airline

Getting the Right Seat

Obtaining Boarding Passes and Using e-Tickets

Using Airline and Airport Websites

Booking Cruises

Sandy's Summary

5 On the Road Again

The Lure of the Road

Today's Blacktop Wanderers

Using the Internet to Find the Road Less Traveled

Traveling with Kids

Checking Out Road Conditions

Hitting the Open Road

Motorcycling

Car Care

Hit the Road in an RV

Surviving at the Pump

Navigation and Maps

Sandy's Summary

6 Distinctive Travel Adventures

Offbeat Adventures

Follow the Stars

Spas and Wellness Vacations

Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Bed-and-Breakfasts

Vacations Tailored to Boomers and Beyond

Traveling Alone

The Next Adventure: Space Travel

Sandy's Summary

7 International Travel

International Travel Tips

Special Requirements for International Travel

Language and Customs

Health and Insurance

Driving in a Foreign Country

Sandy's Summary

8 Healthy Travel and Special Needs

Safeguarding Your Health

Health Information for Your Destination at Travel Health Online

Advice from the Centers for Disease Control Website

Consult the World Health Organization for International Travel

Supporting Travelers with Special Needs

Online Resources from the Access-Able Travel Source

Online Resources from Frommer's

Online Resources from the Seniors Travel Guide

Online Resources from Emerging Horizons' Accessible Travel

Other Online Resources for Travelers with Disabilities

Traveling with Children

Sandy's Summary

9 Traveling with Pets

Finding Pet-Friendly Places

Restaurants and Lodging

Parks and Recreation

Dog Beaches and Campsites

Air Travel for Your Pet

Pets as Carry-On Baggage

Other Requirements

Motoring with Pets

Camping with Pets

RVing with Pets

Pet Health on the Road

Pet First Aid Kit

Pet Safety and Security

Sandy's Summary

10 Stay Online on the Go

Getting Online Without a Laptop

Finding Access to the Internet as You Travel

Taking Your Data on the Road

Using Your Laptop on the Road

Finding a Hotspot

Internet Access on the Road Without Computers

Traveling with Your Laptop

How to Connect to the Internet on the Road

Accessing Email

Laptop Safety

Conserving Battery Power

Preparing Your Equipment for Travel

Travel Accessories Worth the Price

Laptops and Air Travel

Safe Surfing

Online Overseas

Sandy's Summary

11 Don't Leave Home Without 'Em

Entertainment on the Go

Portable Digital Music Devices

Headphones for Portable Devices

FM Transmitters for Portable Devices

Travel Speakers for Portable Devices

Portable Video Devices

Handheld Game Devices

Traveling with Your Computer

Portable Mice and Keyboards

Wireless Connections

Portable USB Drives

Specialty Cables

Laptop Safety

Power Adapters

Handheld Computing Devices

Photographic Tools

Devices for International Travel

Power Converters

Cell Phones

Language Translators

Car and RV Travel

Tire Pressure Gauge

Radar Detector

Battery Charger

Other Gadgets for Road Travel

Air Travel

Devices for Comfort

Luggage

Sandy's Summary

12 Sharing Memories from Your Travels

Digital Photographic Memories That Last Forever

Taking Great Vacation Photos

Photo-Sharing and Photo-Printing Services Online

Free Photo Services Sites

Fee-for-Use Sites

Travel-Focused Photo-Sharing Websites

Online Travel Journals (Blogs)

Sharing Your Memories When You Get Home

Fixing Photos

Printing Photos

Creating Custom Photo Gifts and Scrapbooks

Sharing Your Digital Video

Other High-Tech Ways to Share Your Travel Photos

Sandy's Summary

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About Sandy Berger

Sandy Berger, nationally respected computer authority, journalist, media guest, speaker, and author, has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert.

As president of a nationally recognized computer consulting and training company, Sandy applies her unique ability to explain in easy-to-understand language how to use and enjoy today's technology. Her trademark, "CompuKISS (R)," which stands for "The Computer World: Keeping It Short and Simple," represents her approach to helping others enhance their lives through the use of computers and technology. Her popular Compu-KISS website is at www.compukiss.com.



With seven years experience as the primary content provider and host of AARP's Computers and Technology website, Sandy keeps her finger on the pulse of the boomer and zoomer community. Her feature stories, product reviews, and computer tips have brought special insight and ease of use to millions of people who didn't grow up with computers.

Sandy has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television shows, including NBC's Today Show, NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, ABC News, WGN, and WOR radio.

Sandy is an excellent example of her own philosophy-use technology, but keep it short and simple. Her previous books adhere to these principles. They include How to Have a Meaningful Relationship with Your Computer, Your Official Grown-up's Guide to AOL and the Internet, Cyber Savers: Tips & Tricks for Today's Drowning Computer Users, Sandy Berger's Great Age Guide to Better Living Through Technology, Sandy Berger's Great Age Guide to the Internet, Sandy Berger's Great Age Guide to Gadgets & Gizmos, and Sandy Berger's Great Age Guide to Online Health & Wellness.



Sandy is a consumer advocate promoting simplicity, ease of use, and stability in consumer technology products. She works with hardware and software developers to help them make their products more user-friendly.



A cum laude graduate of Chicago's DePaul University, Sandy went on to complete intensive IBM training in computer systems, analysis, programming, system operations, and numerous computer languages. She subsequently applied her expertise within several major corporations before founding Computer Living Corp.
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