Off the Beaten Track — A Wexas Travel Handbook by Edited by Ingrid Cranfield & Richard Harrington

Published by Wexas International, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.

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Illustrated with black and white photographs & tables. From the cover: During the last twenty-five years, opportunities for travel have become available to more and more people, to such an extent that many travellers have now become jaded by the preponderance of package tours and attracted instead to the idea of going off the beaten track.

But this is often a hit or miss affair for those with a real taste for adventure. Many trips never get off the ground, caught up in interminable red tape or bogged down by sheer ignorance. Now, at last, under the auspices of the World Expeditionary Association, all the information the independent traveller needs to know in order to make such a trip has been explained and listed in this fact-filled handbook.

The first part of this book explains how to organise an expedition, how to see the world on the cheap, how to obtain a grant for bona fide expeditions, and provides specialist advice on jetboating, photography, youth hostelling, vehicle maintenance, map selection all written by acknowledged experts such as John Ridgeway, Major Kelvin Kent, Christopher Portway, Colin McElduff. The second part provides essential background information health and visa requirements, an extensive reading list, and a directory of over 300 organisations dealing in all types of overland travel and associated services.

This book is a valuable addition to the Wilton House Gentry Travel Library, and will become required reading for both professional and armchair adventurers.


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