Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

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Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke is a comprehensive, uncensored travel guide that gives you all the tools at your fingertips to reignite your sense of adventure and travel the world to over 100 destinations.

The editors of Off Track Planet specialize in inspiring the young, sexy masses to get off their asses and out into the world. Conquer the world's greatest mountains, oceans, and footpaths, let your passion for food take you across the globe, party like it's your job, and hook up with locals from here to Timbuktu. In this guide you will:
  • Find exciting, sexy, and -- most importantly -- free shit to do in every corner of the world
  • Plan, pack, and get yourself halfway across the globe on a Cup-O-Noodles budget
  • Discover charity projects that let you extend your travel and help a worthy cause
    And more!
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About the author

Off Track Planet launched their website in 2010 out of a hostel in Brooklyn. Since its launch, their website has reached more than two million readers online and receives more than 100,000 monthly visitors. OTP is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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Publisher
Running Press Adult
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Published on
May 14, 2013
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780762449040
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Language
English
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Genres
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Travel / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Travel / Reference
Travel / Special Interest / Adventure
Travel / Special Interest / Budget
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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