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.
Living in a world that is increasingly 'on the move' means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of 'interactive travel'. Today's travellers are more likely than ever to pack a laptop or a mobile phone and to use these devices to stay in touch with friends and family members - as well as to connect with strangers and other travellers - while they are on the road. New practices such as location-aware navigating, travel blogging, flashpacking and Couchsurfing now shape the way travellers engage with each other, with their social networks, and with the world around them.
Travel Connections prompts a rethinking of the key paradigms in tourism studies in the digital age. Interactive travel calls into question longstanding tourism concepts such as landscape, the tourist gaze, hospitality, authenticity and escape. The book proposes a range of new concepts to describe the way tourists inhabit the world and engage with their social networks in the twenty-first century: smart tourism, the mediated gaze, mobile conviviality, re-enchantment and embrace.
Based on intensive fieldwork with interactive travellers, Travel Connections offers a detailed account of this emerging phenomenon and uncovers the new forms of mediated and face-to-face togetherness that become possible in a mobile world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, tourism and hospitality, new media, cosmopolitanism studies, mobility studies and cultural studies.
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.
At a time when STEM research and new technologies are dominating the curricula of colleges and universities, this important book refocuses the conversation on holistic education for all students. Organized around the most important and difficult questions that students face, Preparing Students for Life Beyond College explores a vision of education that will enable students to talk about universal issues openly and honestly, preparing them for life beyond their formal education. Featuring a variety of traditional and innovative pedagogies, strategies, recommendations, and case studies, this practical resource provides student affairs practitioners and higher education faculty in a variety of disciplines with concrete approaches for developing campuses and classes that encourage critical thinking and reflection. This exciting book prepares colleges and universities to help students create meaning in their lives-no matter the discipline, campus location or delivery system.
How can you turn a normal trip into something truly special? 'The Mindful Traveller' is not simply a list of the hottest new airline discount websites or advice on how to pack or yet another rundown of "must-see" bucket lists. This book is a distillation of travel techniques and strategies, honed over the course of over 25 years of travel experience, which can help you maximise your precious time abroad. You'll explore the secrets of itinerary planning by choosing a theme for your trip. You'll learn simple but effective ways to deal with setbacks and turn potential disappointment to advantage. You'll uncover some valuable tips on researching your trip and using guidebooks most effectively. You'll get the lowdown on the different types of travel agents and whether using one is a good idea for your trip. 'The Mindful Traveller' - simple, straight talking advice to help you create a memorable and exciting trip, your way.
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