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If you're about to adventure abroad, these guides will definitely get you on the right track. Zip on over to the Work, Volunteer & Intern Abroad channel to uncover our great selection of short-term jobs abroad.

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Work Your Way Around the World

If you want the inside scoop on job hopping around the world while you travel, Work Your Way Around the World: The Globetrotter's Bible definitely has some nuggets of gold. A short-term job adventure guide with a British perspective.

   

Rick Steves' Europe through the Back Door

Author Rick Steves takes a lighthearted, personal approach to sharing with you everything you need to know to have a great trip in Europe. Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door is full of practical travel advice—a must for anyone venturing to Europe who desires a more intimate feel for the places that locals support, rather than hitting the main tourist stops. You can receive a free monthly email newsletter dispatch, which provides information on the collection of Rick Steves' Travel Guides as well as tour information, money-saving travel tips, and other great stuff—including the best deals on Eurail passes.

   

Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others

Travelers who want to combine a little adventure and personal growth with service to others should include Volunteer Vacations in their research. The 11th edition of this classic profiles more than 150 organizations who need volunteers along with vignettes from previous volunteers.

 

So You Want to Join the Peace Corps

The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go offers an insider perspective of the trials and tribulations of being a Peace Corps volunteer (the author, Dillon Banerjee, spent two years as a volunteer in Cameroon). As an essential reference guide for anyone contemplating the "toughest job you'll ever love," you'll find the latest information and resources on Peace Corps programs.

   

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

If you are ready for wanderlust to be your guide, Vagabonding will provide you with the inspiration to achieve the dream of overseas travel for an extended period of time. Shoestring traveler Rolf Potts will take you on the journey of possibilities and how to mentally prepare for the issues you're most likely to encounter on the road. Explore the Vagabonding blog for travel advice, links and reports from the field.

   

Living, Studying, and Working in Italy

Written by two seasoned American journalists who lived and worked in Italy, Living, Studying and Working in Italy is brimming with candid insider tips and practical advice on experiencing Italy as the locals might. Geared towards Americans, the authors provide information on volunteer opportunities, internship programs, language schools, and other freelance and professional employment opportunities. Essential for anyone interested in making Italy his or her home—at least for awhile.

   

Volunteering Overseas

If you're dreaming about living and volunteering abroad, How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas offers all the necessary ingredients for success. The authors—all founders of volunteer organizations—provide a unique insider's perspective for choosing the right program, fundraising efforts, and how to be an effective volunteer, as well as profile over one hundred volunteer organizations.

   

Traveling Solo

Traveling alone need not mean lonely. How about taking a gourmet cooking and language workshop in France? What about a three-week cycling tour in the Grand Canyon or hiking the hills of Tuscany? In Traveling Solo, Eleanor Berman provides great ideas and advice for over 250 learning adventures for travelers doing it solo, along with plenty of advice on how to plan the perfect vacation. The book does have more of a female perspective, but don't worry guys, Berman's impressions will certainly help you make some great decisions.

   

National Geographic Traveler

Active, curious travelers will enjoy National Geographic Traveler. Features focus on domestic and foreign destinations, personal travel reflections, food and restaurants, great places to stay, photography, trends, adventure, ecotourism, road trips and cultural events.

   
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