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Tourism, Travel, And Blogging

RRP $240.99

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Travel often inspires the creation of narratives about journeys and destinations, more so with the increasing availability of online platforms, applications for smartphones and tablets, and various other social media technologies. This book examines travel blogs and their associated social media as a form of self-presentation that negotiates the tensions between discourses of travel and tourism. As such, it addresses how contemporary travellers use online platforms to communicate their experiences of journeys and destinations, and how the traveller/tourist dichotomy finds expression in these narratives. Addressing the need for more in-depth analysis through a study of blogs, this exploration of networked narratives of an individual's travel experience considers personal motivations, self-promotion, and self-presentation as key factors in the creation of both personal and commercial travel blogs. As this text applies concepts such as self-presentation and heteroglossia, it will be of interest to both students and scholars of tourism, new media, sociology, cultural studies, and discourse studies.


Free As The Dolphins Travel

RRP $18.99

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This is a guide to methods and strategies for free travel by air, sea and land for people who want to travel for free or nearly for free. Want to learn French or English? This book is part of an educational series teaching travel vocabulary, compare and contrast, etc. A teaching guide can be found in the French "Voyager gratuitement ... ou presque" photo edition and at our Facebook page: "Free as the dolphins travel." We also offer the contents in French as a series of talking books available at amazon.com MP3. They are called "Voyager gratos" and "auto-stop la planete." However, this edition of "Free as the dolphins travel" covers road travel in Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. It is a kind of users guide to findacrew.net and couchsurfing.org Dumpster Diving, free food and Woofing is discussed along with how to work abroad without a visa by using websites like freelancer.com, Elance.com and oDesk.com For students of French we recommend purchasing both this free travel guide in English and the companion photo edition found at https: //www.createspace.com/3717823 (Voyager gratuitement ... ou presque - edition photo). The talking books can be purchased on a chapter by chapter basis and cost about 89 cents a chapter. There are 17 chapters divided into 2 talking books. "Voyager gratos" covers boat hitching, cargo hitching and air hitching, while "auto-stop la planete" covers woofing, couchsurfing and hitch-hiking. We are currently recording an English language talking book edition, due 2013. It will teach English language travel vocabulary. Visiting Facebook page "Free as the dolphins travel" is another way to see the Lassed Tarhouni / nom@d photos found in the photo editions. The Facebook page also offers loads of other free travel related links (for those learning French, the Fcebook page is called: "Voyager gratos comme les dauphins"). The same "Free as the dolphins travel" text can be found in paperback, and as an eBook, with the title "Marine Paradise Killing Cover-up." Readers may find it cheaper to purchase the book using the alternate title name. "Marine Paradise Killing Cover-up" offers a few extra chapters not available in French because of copyright issues. However, students of French or English may find this interesting as a research project. Most of the additional material is available on-line in French."


Greece Travel Guide

RRP $18.99

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This book was written specifically for the purpose of experiencing the Greek life as a cultured Greek might wish to.This travel guide aims to give a comprehensive overview of Greece, for the benefit of those who are planning on visiting. It is full of insider's knowledge, so as help you see the country on a shoestring.As a student with limited funds, yet have an unlimited thirst for adventure, I have discovered a number of economical shortcuts, which will allow you to see everything while remaining firmly within budget.All the major sights are included, but many hidden, often neglected attractions are highlighted here. This guide will take you on a journey through the whole of my country So in conclusion, get ready, get your backpack and have fun.


Reaching A Multicultural Student Community

RRP $238.99

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Changing student demographics demand that colleges and universities meet the special needs of a new population, and libraries will play an increasingly important role in facing these challenges of the future. This professional reference is intended for academic librarians interested in establishing peer outreach programs for minority students. The volume includes an overview of the unique challenges facing academic institutions and libraries today in serving a diverse student population, suggestions on working effectively in the current academic environment, and practical guidelines for specific program design, implementation, and evaluation. Topics considered include performing a community analysis, the politics of program development, budgeting, personnel management, and program evaluation. Model program materials are included to assist librarians in establishing similar programs, and a bibliography provides a list of additional information sources.


Transformative Travel In Nepal

RRP $16.99

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Fulfill your dreams! Kathmandu. Nepal. The Himalayas. An exotic area of the world that many people dream about visiting. Kate made that dream come true. A casual phone call to a friend sparked the fulfillment of Kate's lifelong dream of traveling to Nepal in order to trek in the Himalayas. She jokingly mentioned to her friend Kay who was planning to start a new exercise routine that they could get fit on a trip to the Himalayas. Within just a few weeks, Kate and Kay found themselves on a plane on the way to the adventure of a lifetime: -seeing the gorgeous snow-capped Himalayas in person so close that it seemed that Kate could just reach out her hand to touch them -trekking for days into areas that only the most adventurous travelers ever reach. What Kate learned about herself during the challenging and sometimes excrutiating, but always stimulating, adventure of trekking at high altitude over rough terrain truly transformed her in ways that often did not become apparent until many years later. Follow along with Kate as she learns more about how to expand her limits so that she can truly fulfill her dream. And maybe you will find yourself motivated to fulfill your dream as well.



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