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Book Review: Travia – The Ultimate Book of Travel Trivia

Here’s what Mom Fuse “Mommy Reviewer” Leeanne, from HappyMommy3, had to say about Travia by Nadine Godwin…

Travia Review

I was given the opportunity from Mom Fuse to review a book of my choice from Intrepid Traveler.  They have a list of great informational books.  The book I chose was Travia:  The Ultimate Book of Travel Trivia by Nadine Godwin.

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I chose this book because I thought my daughter would enjoy reading facts about different parts of the world.  Some of you may be a veteran of travel or may be traveling for the first time but I think you will find these facts very interesting.

I mean when you go on a Cruise do you really think about what goes in to making your voyage an enjoyable one.  Just the basics from your meals to the little pieces of chocolate on your pillow.

The Carnival Cruise Lines’ largest ships which accommodate up to 2,974 passengers uses 30,000 towels and 5 million bars of soap. It also requires 58,000 lightbulbs in a year.

There is a place in New Zealand with the longest name, 58 letters:

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

How do you say that?  LOL!

Or there is the shortest name place of Y, Alaska and Y, France.

I haven’t made my way through the whole book yet as I am going through a move right now but it seems to me it’s one of those books that you can pick up and read a few pages at a time and get some really interesting facts.  I couldn’t see myself sitting down for long periods of time getting completely entranced in reading, like I would a thriller or love story.  It is a very informative book with an abundance of facts from all over the world. Things you never really thought about before, during or after your travels.

If you want to learn more interesting facts, purchase this book…Travia:  The Ultimate Book of Travel Trivia.

About the Author:

Nadine Godwin is one of the most experienced and respected journalists in the travel and tourism industry.  She began 34 yrs ago with Travel Weekly, America’s leading travel newspaper.  She worked her way to the top, starting as a reporter to managing editor to editor in chief.  She is now Travel Weekly’s editor at large.  She frequently speaks at travel events, she is the author of thousands of articles about the travel business.  She is a friend and confidante to hundreds of travel industry colleagues from whom the “travia” items were collected.

Planning a trip to Disney World or Disneyland?  Well check out Intrepid Traveler and see all the great books they have to help you in your travels.  Taking an RV trip in Europe, they have just the book for you.

So with that I leave you with this tidbit of information:  Did you know there is an American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR).  They have about 50,000 members in North America and they help them find resorts and other facilities for clothes-free/clothing-optional vacations.

WOW!  I didn’t realize there were that many people out there that enjoy vacationing nude.  :-)

– Leeanne @ HappyMommy3

 

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