* 'Indispensable.' Wanderlust Magazine *'Essential pre-departure reading.' Jennifer Cox, Author of Around the World in 80 Dates *Newly revised and updated in 2010 The Backpacker's Bible, the result of extensive research and first-hand experience, is crammed full of advice for the first time traveler - from planning the journey to packing your bags, from organising money to keeping in touch with home. There are helpful tips on finding work abroad, obtaining travel insurance, being a responsible eco-traveller and much more. Crucially, you'll find information on personal safety and potential health risks, with newly revised and updated chapters to cover the increased international safety measures and the growth of internet-related travel assistance and social online networking. To help you find out more about destinations, the best guidebooks are recommended, together with a comprehensive selection of insightful travel reads. There's even an alphabetical guide to diplomatic contacts for each country, complete with details of typical regional climates. This book truly is the bible for the modern backpacker.