DREAM VACATIONS ON A BUDGET? It can be done! Learn how to save lots of $$$ on travel. Find out how to pay half price for any hotel room, get cabin upgrades and other perks on cruises, stay in a luxurious villa for less than most moderate hotel rooms cost, discover unique travel experiences, and learn how to always get the best deals on airfares. Find out how to use consolidators, aggregators, social media, air and rail passes, and loyalty programs to save as much as 90 percent off normal prices. Plus, discover how anyone can travel FREE or get PAID to travel! This reference is for travelers who like to get the most bang for the buck. Plus, inside this book, you'll find valuable tips, such as... TIP #1: Don't rely on popular travel sites. TIP #2: Why you need a travel agent to book a cruise. TIP #3: Discover a secret tool that tells you when airfares will go up or down. TIP #4: Find out how to use social media to get cheap fares. TIP #5: Never pay single supplements. ...and much more! “Wealthy travelers have no problem; they can just call up a travel agency to work out trip details. The rest of the traveling public is usually on the lookout for fare bargains and other ways to make the dollar literally go farther. The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel lists hundreds of resources for cheap travel, including consolidators, agencies, and other outfits that specialize in bargain travel and accommodations.” -ASSOCIATED PRESS “The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel is aimed at bargain hounds who find sport in stretching any currency to the max; upwardly mobile vacationers who wish to travel first-clazz without having to take out a loan...The book is as handy as a phone book, with long lists of names and Websites.” -THE WASHINGTON POST “...I am overwhelmed with the variety of information. Obviously, if you could have one guide on your bookshelf, this should be it. The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel is an indispensable reference for any type of traveler. I recommend it highly for anyone seeking the most mileage for his or her travel dollar.” -Larry Patton, WLXI-TV PUBLIC REPORT Host “...Zepke is tireless in compiling info about the multi-faceted travel biz...” -SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE “Words to save money by...In addition to being a good source for agencies and Websites offering low-cost trips or tickets, the book has plenty of tips...” -THE BOSTON GLOBE “The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel offers useful overviews of traveling cheaply with plenty of tips and recommendations...” -THE INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY “Here’s a book that will make you a travel expert. For almost any trip, this guide will help you increase the odds of traveling inexpensively, as well as happily and safely...Look in this book for an inexpensive cruise, to get dollars off your hotel bill, fly on the cheap, go on an African safari for less and pay less for a river barge cruise.” -DETROIT FREE PRESS “The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel by travel industry specialist and expert Terrance Zepke is a refreshingly practical vacationer's reference resource and guide. From getting the best deals on tours, airline tickets, cruises, and accommodations to 50 ways to travel free or even for payment, The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel is a wealth of useful, money-saving lore for the tourist on a budget. Highly recommended to thrift-minded travelers everywhere, The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel will also prove itself to be an invaluable resource for business travelers on increasingly restrictive corporate resources...” -MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW “…this book tells the budget-conscious traveler how to try out all types of travel...Includes resource listings, an appendix, and useful tips in highlighted boxes throughout the text. Bon voyage! -NATIONAL MOTORIST AND NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB Also featured on CNN, Sound Money, Weddings and Honeymoons, Escapees, Motorhome America, Redbook, BottomLinePersonal, BoomerCafe.com, Kidfriendlytravel.com, SELF, Secure Retirement Radio Show, St. Petersburg Times, ConsumerTraveler.com, Peggy Denny Show, The Oakland Press, Boomthis.com, Bookpage, GenXFinance.com, 2BoomerBabesRadio.com, ParentingPink.com, BudgetSmartGirl.com, San Jose Mercury News, TravelCompanions.com, AroundtheWorldRadio.com, NPR (National Public Radio) and many more! About the Author: Terrance Zepke has been involved in most aspects of the travel industry, from working in a five-star resort to being a travel agent. After receving B.A. and M.A. degrees in Journalism, Zepke became a travel writer/photographer. She has traveled to every continent writing articles and taking photographs for numerous publications. The award-winning writer/photographer loves to talk travel and has made many television appearances, including Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and The Travel Channel. Zepke has used her collective experiences to write this insider's guide to the world of travel and reveals how to get the absolute best deals on any type of travel. Zepke is considered to be an expert on affordable travel, adventure travel, and the coastal Carolinas. She is the author of nearly two dozen books, including Coastal South Carolina: Welcome to the Lowcountry, Ghosts and Legends of the Carolina Coasts, and Lighthouses of the Carolinas: A Short Guide and History.