5-star Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble customer reviews!
• “WOW!! What a resource!”
• “This book about traveling is so great for people who think that they can’t afford to go travel anywhere.”
• “There is so much new information and creative ideas that have never been presented before.”
• “Extraordinary travel trip idea book! This book will inspire you to start planning your next travel adventure today.”
• “You will be astounded at the depth and scope this author brings to the art of travel. If I could take one book to go travel with this would be it. It really left me thinking the book is as much a new look at how we live our lives, as it is a travel book. You cannot put this book down.”
• “It’s a way to take control of your life and gain the freedom you’ve always wanted.”
• “Everything you need to know for traveling…and more!!”
• “I can’t recommend this travel book enough. I’m ordering copies for friends and family that love to travel for Christmas!”
• “This travel book tells you how you can get there and everything you could possibly want to know from the moment you think about escaping to the day of your return from your trip… exceptional outstanding book!!!!”
• “This is a GREAT book for answering travel questions and solving trip problems. Seems like every question I can think of is addressed.”
• “Great Book, very helpful”
• “Read this book and you’ll find out how I’ve been able to go travel round the world! – 200th traveler in the world on www.MostTraveledPeople.com”
Book Review from Well-Known Speaker & Travel Author by Nancy Mueller, Professional Speaker & Author, Work Worldwide: International Career Strategies for the Adventurous Job Seeker:
“In his practical and inspiring book Plan Your Escape®, economics professor and world traveler Wayne Dunlap has written a manifesto to show you a comprehensive approach from visioning your trip to planning, packing, minimizing security risks, spending an average of $100/day. I love a book with checklists and action steps to keep me on track, and I found plenty included here, including an extensive packing list and a step-by-step 5-month planning and preparation guide. But the beauty of his advice is that readers planning shorter trips will also walk away with useful tips for their journeys.
Dunlap tackles the nagging questions, concerns or excuses that keep us from realizing our travel dreams. For example, have you wondered how you’re going to come up with the money to fund your wanderlust? Dunlap details exactly how they managed their costs both before and during their travels. Concerned about staying safe and healthy on the road? The author tackles that, too, by providing tips and tools for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing security risks far from home. Each chapter begins with a brief summary of the chapter contents with motivational and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout. As an added bonus, Dunlap includes travel advice from experienced travelers he and his wife have met along the way.
It’s hard to argue with success. Dunlap and his wife have made their travel dreams come true by following the steps he shares with readers in Plan Your Escape®. His travel enthusiasm and encouragement to others who’d like to follow in his footsteps is evident.”
“Read this book and you’ll find out how I’ve been able to travel the world! Wayne and Pat Dunlap have put it all down for you, so get your passport, rent your home, buy a ticket and see the world…Happy trails, and thanks for the book, as I learned a lot.” – Kirk Webster, Travelers’ Century Club (visited 129 countries) and 200th traveler in the world on www.MostTraveledPeople.com
“I LOVE the book!!!!! It is wonderful information for long trips and short. So many “how to do’s” that are helpful in everyday life…it’s my new bible. I have recommended it to a lot of people. I am going to order it for my brother for Christmas. Thanks to both of you for doing the research and writing the book!!!!” – Jeanne Epstein
“Love love it! What a complete surprise this book is! It is absolutely brilliant. You will be astounded at the depth and scope this author brings to the art of travel. It really left me thinking the book is as much a new look at how we live our lives, as it is a travel book. You cannot put this book down. Wayne Dunlap makes you rethink the way you live. Do you really want to keep living to accumulate stuff? And then work extra hard to support all the stuff you have? Or do you want to get on with living. The method by which these travelers negotiate and interact with people is amazing. They come from pure goodness. If I could take one book to travel with this would be it. This is on the MUST read list!! – Don Meredith
“Plan Your Escape®. Extraordinary travel idea book! This is an in-valuable resource guide for budget minded travelers experienced or beginners with hundreds of current cost cutting tips. It shows you how to live on $100 per day per couple, transition inexpensively from one destination to another and handle detaching from your 9-5 job for extended travel (yes, it is easier than you think). This book will inspire you to start planning your next travel adventure today. It is a must have travel guide for every cost conscious traveler! “ – Pat Allen
“Best non-garden book I read this year. Wayne and Pat Dunlap show you how you can travel the world unplugging from your daily routine in Plan Your Escape”. – from VintageGardenGal.com
“Just finished your book. What a treat! My husband, Mark, and I travel quite a bit ourselves (South and Central America, Asia, Africa, etc.) but only up to a month due to our practices, but are looking to retire in the next few years and hope to do more extended travel then. The read was inspirational and led to lots of interesting discussions. Thanks!” – Nancy Burkey
“Great resource for aspiring world travelers! Trying to figure out how to change your life from being a nine-to-fiver to a adventurous world-traveler can be overwhelming. This book is your ticket to taking the leap! It outlines everything you’ll need, in a format that makes the transition within your reach. From what to pack, how to travel affordability for extended periods of time, ways to automate your bills/obligations at home while on the road, and how to document your travels through blogs and photography – nothing is forgotten! The checklists are indispensable for preparing for your trips. You’ll read this straight through, and then keep it around to reference again and again for planning future trips.
I wish this book was available when I started on my treks. I had to learn by trial-and-error. This book will guide you around the common pitfalls of traveling and get you on the road prepared for anything!” – Greg Retkowski
“I loved this book! PLAN YOUR ESCAPE® is a wonderful resource for any traveler. If you want to plan a short trip or a longer adventure, this book will be invaluable! The website resources that are given in this book will save you enough money to pay for this book 10 times over. I am a pretty experienced traveler and this book had websites that I had never heard of, and found every helpful. I am now keeping it as a resource book. I found the chapter on how to manage your travel photos a wonderful resource for here at home too. This book makes you realize you can take the chance and “go for it“. I can’t recommend this book enough. I’m ordering copies for friends and family that love to travel for Christmas! Thanks for writing this book,” – Lindsey Epstein
“Great Book, very helpful. This is a great book, I was very happy with it… provided the information I needed for my trip. I suggest it to anyone planning a trip. Very current and timely information.” – Tom Lafleur
“Over the last 15 years of my Literary Agency rarely have I seen an author give an audience the VALUE they receive in Wayne Dunlap’s book, PLAN YOUR ESCAPE®. From HIDDEN SECRETS the Travel Industry doesn’t want you to know to MONEY SAVING TIPS and even how to FALL in LOVE with your significant other again, PLAN YOUR ESCAPE™ has it all!
Consumers will find websites and solid information to save time, money, and headaches. Those who always thought it would be too expensive to visit or live abroad for 2 weeks or more will be in for a BIG SURPRISE. Wayne lets the audience on more than a few secrets he and his wife discovered, including that it may be LESS EXPENSIVE to UNHOOK NOW from all the day to day drudge and RE-VITIALIZE your life by following in Wayne and Pat’s path! If you love to travel, love exploring other cultures, and want to be inspired to TAKE a CHANCE and really LIVE a full life…
You MUST read Wayne Dunlap’s PLAN YOUR ESCAPE®, SECRETS OF TRAVELING THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN THE COST OF LIVING AT HOME.” – Ariela Wilcox, President, The Wilcox Literary Agency
“I have always wanted to do some major traveling but wasn’t sure how to afford it. This May I will be planning an extended trip, and have already found so many extremely useful tips that are presented in a very organized fashion, including renting your house while you are away–my house is now listed for rent! At the end of the book is a month-by-month checklist to use for preparing for a trip. I have copied this and will use it so to help me remember many details. The chapter on photography has also proved useful as I was taking photographs over the holidays. I highly recommend this book for both the beginning traveler and the seasoned traveler. There is so much new information and creative ideas that have never been presented before.” – Diane Uke
It really does read what’s written in the title!!!! This book is packed with honest and extremely useful information which has been brought to you through Wayne and Pat’s truthful travelling experiences. It was with great pleasure that I met them during my travels and I found them both to be very inspirational with heaps of knowledge. Not only does Wayne give you the best travelling advice with every aspect included but he has kindly shared his secret into making this “Travelling Dream” into an unforgettable true “Reality” something of which I believe we should all have the courage to do. This book tells you how you can get there and everything you could possibly want to know from the moment you think about escaping to the day of your return…if you dare!!!!! Thank you Wayne for all your hard honest work in providing us with an exceptional outstanding book!!!!” – Noelia Damata
“Questions answered, problems solved! This is a GREAT book for answering travel questions and solving problems. Seems like every question I can think of is addressed, thoroughly answered then suggestions given on how to proceed. It’s a great reference book as well! Everything is broken down into simple step by step chapters that cover everything from packing to finding inexpensive air fare! I highly recommend this book because it’s become a go to book for myself and friends!” – Alden Webber
“I loved this book! It is a veritable wellspring of great resource ideas for all travelers. You have been very thorough with your methods and helpful planning and cost saving tips. Lot’s of great ideas!” - Bill Allen, Business Owner & World Traveler
“Ready to go! This book is so great for people who think that they can’t afford to go anywhere. Good news…..read this book and get excited about your future adventures!” – Pam Linton
“WOW!! What a resource! I think it can be of really great value to anyone who has a weekend to spare on an international business trip, to students studying and traveling abroad, and couples looking for ways to stretch their dollars on their annual 2-week vacations.
I’m very interested in trying all the suggestions for packing lighter. There’s almost nothing I hate worse than running through an international airport trying to catch a connecting flight while carrying and dragging what seems like twice my body weight in clothes and travel paraphernalia.
And traveling to a destination via a repositioning cruise! What a way to start a vacation. No jet lag. No sleeping in a chair (unless it’s on a deck). Breathing only fresh air with time to do more homework on sites to visit. My wife Paula and I will certainly try this.
Most importantly, this book has convinced us to take a different tack on vacation travel. Instead of our usual new city each day filled with dawn to dusk cultural tours, Paula and I would like to settle into an interesting site and take a more relaxed approach to absorbing our surroundings, the people, and their culture.” – John Serbin
“Everything you need to know for travel…and more!!
It is a real pleasure to see this work finally in print!! I had the pleasure of meeting Wayne and Pat whilst on their travels and have to say that from the humble beginnings of the travel blog to now is no mean feat. It was truly an inspiration to speak and spend time with these two people who had already been a success in their business and personal lives to them realising that there is more out there to experience…and for them to actually go and do it! It is a treat to know that all the knowledge they have accumulated on their adventures can now be shared with the masses!
Everything that is written here has truly been experienced and lived by Wayne and Pat. This book has a phenomenal wealth of information that you wouldn’t find in any normal travel guide from budgets to relationships to how to pack and this is because the viewpoint they are coming from…this is no gap year guide, it’s a way to take control of your life and gain the freedom you’ve always wanted but been too scared to go for. Being a traveller myself, I have found there are things I wouldn’t have even thought of and picked up a number of tips to ensure my travels go more smoothly…definitely areas such as house exchanges and repositioning cruises.
This is one guide that will definitely be well thumbed and highlighted before I set out on my next trip!” – Annelise Buesnel, World Traveler
“I love it. I love the quotes and your philosophy. Great writing and tips. I love the line on page 10, “We need to learn the difference between the fear that keeps us alive and the fear that keeps us from living.” I’m enjoying reading your book, because I experienced your travels these past years, and am now reliving it through your writing. Great work.” – Bonnie Manion
“Choosing to run away with my husband and best friend, has been the most rewarding lifestyle change one can make. It’s brought us closer together.” - Pat Dunlap, Author’s Wife and Travel Partner