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However, Escape Plan is still full of excellent advice for anyone looking to travel or move abroad. Read on to learn more about the ebook.
Escape Plan costs just $27 USD. At that price, your copy of it can pay for itself over and over again with the travel secrets you'll discover.
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Cheap flights. I thought that my flight from Bogota to Rome for $285 was pretty great. Then I flew Texas to London for $197.
There are a million and one ways to 'cheat the system' and get cheap airfare. Information on finding obscure re-routes, daisy-chaining flights, secret discount airlines, racking up thousands of points, and round-the-world tickets: it's all in here. This information by itself will save you thousands over the course of years.
Learning a language cheaper and faster. I spent months in a group class trying to conjugate Spanish verbs, but what I did when I arrived in Buenos Aires taught me twice that - in just a few weeks.
Every day people waste hundreds of dollars on language learning software, language classes and expensive tutors. The best ways to learn languages are often free, and that's not what companies selling language learning products want you to hear.
Cell phones. When I started traveling I spent $60 in just a few minutes on a cellphone in Australia. Phone bills can run up enormous costs if you don't know what you're doing.
But traveling in some foreign countries without a working cell phone can make for nightmare problems. Inside I'll help you find the most effective - and the cheapest - option to ensure you have coverage no matter where you are in the world.
Bank accounts. Banks are notorious for adding dozens of little (or not so little) fees the minute you go overseas. Conversion rates, international withdrawals fees, other bank ATM fees, the list goes on and on.
I'll let you know what to look out for when you're choosing a bank account or credit card, and tell you my personal choice for the best international bank account (that I use myself). Bank fees can suck out up to an extra 20% off every withdrawal you make, my bank recommendations can take that down to 0%.
Visas. What the hell's a visa? And how do I get one? What happens if I show up at customs and get turned away from the border?!
Ok, don't freak out. Getting visas isn't as complicated as you might have been told. I've been to 50 countries and never been denied entry. Follow the advice in Escape Plan and you'll make sure you aren't either.
Insurance. Most travel insurance you'll purchase is way overpriced. We give our recommendations for the top international insurance companies.
Also, there's one type of travel insurance that, no doubts about it, you must always avoid.
Escape Plan's airfare tricks and tactics are worth the purchase price alone. Luckily for you there's much, much more...
Figure out your possibilities. If you don't know what's possible for you, all your dreams of travel are likely to remain just that; dreams.
There's so much to do and see that most people deciding to travel don't realize the potential in front of them, or are overwhelmed by it. Escape Plan can help you with finding a job overseas or quitting one you already have and taking off. It will let you know which countries you can afford to go to, for how long, and what quality of life you can expect there. Don't set limits, discover them.
The nuts and bolts of World Travel. Cut through the million and one minor irritations that are part and parcel of travel. Escape Plan explains what really matters: what to pack and how much, cell phone plans, insurance coverage, visas and residency, what vaccinations you'll need, and anything else you have to know. The rest you can forget about.
How to cope when things go wrong. Don't let fear of the unknown stop you from getting on a plane. Escape Plan busts myths about some so-called 'dangerous' countries, shows you how to avoid getting robbed or taken advantage of, and lets you know what to do if it happens anyway.
Bugs in the system. Take advantage of loopholes in airline booking websites to add an extra leg to your journey for free, or learn how google translate will change how you search for flights forever.
Around the world in 80 days. Or more, if you like. Round the world fares are perfect for the traveler who wants to cram in as much variety as possible for the cheapest fare. Escape Plan breaks down when to use them and who offers the best deal.
Frequent flyer miles, without the flying. Learn how you can stack up frequent flyer miles without getting off the couch. Then convert those miles into free airfare.
Location, location, location. The accommodation you choose is likely to have the single biggest effect you have on the experience of your trip.
Whether you want a nice hostel, to get an apartment near where locals live, or if you're trying to find a luxury hotel, your experience in a country is going to differ dramatically. Escape Plan will show you how to find the best place no matter what you choose.
How to find local friends anywhere you go. As you've probably heard or experienced before, despite all the amazing monuments, hair-raising adventures, and eye-opening experiences, the people you meet are usually the most memorable and life-changing part of travel. Escape Plan teaches you how to make friends the world over.
Don't let it get you down. People don't talk about this much but travel can be tough. The stress of being away from your home, friends and family, combined with the challenges of new cultures, a foreign language and a lack of routine means a little loneliness is inevitable.
I've learned how you can make sure the lows don't get too low, and the good times last longer. I share my lessons as a seasoned traveler who wants to squeeze out every last drop of the hedonism, emotional soul-baring, heartbreak, celebrations, hangovers, and bittersweet goodbyes that make travel so breath-taking.
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Truly enjoyed the book. It was amazingly helpful and inspirational.I have some experience in expanded travel, but after reading your book I feel more ready than ever. I'll spend the next few weeks working on my submittion for the contest.
I must say... At first reading the Travel Guide upset me. Because with the advice about saving money on plane tickets (and accomodation as well) I could have easily saved hundreds of dollars on my backpacking trip through Australia and Asia that I did!
But now I'm very excited to use all the advice in Escape Plan for my next big trip. Besides the parts about saving money, the book also provides a lot of useful information about countries to visit, all the important stuff to watch out for and take care of, and how to make the best out of your travels. Must read if you plan on going abroad any time soon.
Mark's blog and his travel book have helped me live in and travel across South America as I work as a freelance contractor in the internet marketing world. He introduced me to the fact that I could be living a life of luxury as my own boss while seeing some of the most magnificent places on earth for a portion of what I was paying to live in a dirty apartment in a not so great part of town back in the US.
It's eye opening how cheaply one can live in another country. As someone who is paying back my college loans, I can barely afford to live in the United States. I save thousands on health insurance, rent, utilities, and food by traveling the world. I've been able to live in some of the most scenic and beautiful places I have seen in my entire life at a fraction of the cost.
I found what he had to say about the places I've been in South America to be very accurate. His advice for learning languages and meeting locals has helped me acclimate to new cultures and kept me from going crazy without any friends on the road. His tips on cheap flights were really effective in helping me save a bunch of money on my tickets for my recent visa run from Colombia to Ecuador as well.
Overall I'd definitely recommend this book. Mark's tips on world travel and remote business have changed my life forever.
Escape Plan is one of the best books I've ever read on travel advice, if not the best. It's completely changed how I look at international travel, because now I realize that I don't need a huge pile of cash saved up or a flexible job to be able to just get going.
In my opinion this book is an obvious investment to make, because that advice alone means it more than pays for itself. But this book offers way more than that as well, and it covers pretty much anything you might need to know if you've decided to get out in the world. It's packed with over 170 pages of useful information, but you can refer to any chapter or section for specific, relevant advice.