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Airbnb For Dummies

Published 08-04-2020

Make extra money—and your guests extra happy—with Airbnb!  You’ve got that spare tower, mansion, apartment, couch, or perhaps even treehouse (really—there are more than 2,400 treehouses listed on Airbnb). You’re a polite, clean, and tolerant host. And you want to make some money. Congratulations, you’re fully qualified to become part of the Airbnb revolution! Whether you’re looking to break into the business, or have already started and are researching ways of making your guests feel even more pampered as you grow your reputation and income, Airbnb for Dummies is the perfect venue for you. And this applies whether you currently own property or not!  Sit back in your lounge recliner and let the owners and founders of Learnairbnb.com show you the ins and outs of the short-term rental boom that connects hosts with travelers looking for more economical and personal travel experiences across the world. Sip a refreshing drink as you learn how to manage the day-to-day—from maintaining listings to keeping things clean for your guests—and how to maximize and increase your profits. Make an attractive listing Perfect your pricing Profit without a property Create amazing guest experiences So, get hold of a copy, read it in your favorite spot, and watch as the money and excited guests beat a path to your door!

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New York City For Dummies

Published 11-06-2012

From soaring skyscrapers to rumbling subways, power shopping to bargain-hunting, world-renowned restaurants to neighborhood delis and pizzerias, majestic cathedrals to Times Square—New York has it all. Chances are you can't do it all, but this friendly guide helps you take a big bite out of the Big Apple. Written by a longtime local, New York City For Dummies covers all the highlights of this fast-changing city, with recommendations in every price category. Insightful commentary and opinionated reviews. New York City for Dummies includes a shopper's guide, featuring trendy areas like SoHo, NoHo, and NoLita. It also contains information about free attractions, including the Staten Island ferry. Sample itineraries help you to make the most of your trip With information on "must see" attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Central Park, places to take the kids, an insider's look at the nightlife, tips on getting discount tickets to popular shows, and a Quick Concierge with all kinds of info, this guide will have you saying, "I love New York."

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Scotland For Dummies

Published 04-19-2011

Enjoy sightseeing and shopping in bustling Edinburgh and Glasgow or explore unspoiled scenery and welcoming towns in the Hebridean Islands, Southern Scotland, Tayside, and the Northeast. Go from the Highlands to the Lowlands. Hike, canoe, or just relax at Loch Lomand. This friendly guide gives you the scoop on: Edinburgh Old Town, with its intriguing winding alleyways Accommodations that range from sumptuous 17th century hotel furnished with Gothic antiques to a secluded seaside escape, and from a 17th century laird's house to a sleek, modern and minimalist hotel Enjoying a pint of lager in a rustic pub where the barmen wear kilts and you don't tip or touring distinctive distilleries Cathedrals, castles and historic sites like the Calanais Standing Stones (the "Scottish Stonehenge"), Edinburgh Castle that holds the historic Stone of Destiny and Scotland's crown jewels, Doune Castle, made famous by the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Glasgow Cathedral Storied golf courses such as Muirfield, Royal Troon, and St. Andrews in the country credited with developing the sport Touring Sir Walter Scott's mansion, Abbotsford, with it's incredible library, relics, and mementos, or paying homage to poet Robert Burns at numerous sites Shopping for everything from fine wool knits to Caithness glass paper weights to Edinburgh Crystal to tartans and kilts to Highland Stoneware Like every For Dummies travel guide, Scotland For Dummies includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn't miss - and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Whether you're looking for fun nightlife or the legendary Loch Ness monster...whether you want to explore art galleries and museums or walk craggy seacoasts, this guide gives you the flavor of Scotland so enchantingly you can almost hear the bagpipes.

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Italy For Dummies

Published 03-22-2011

Detailed itineraries show you how to see the highlights, whether your vacation lasts one week or two, you're traveling with children, or you're a history buff looking for a fix of archaeological Italy. Bargain alerts tip you off to time-saving insider details–like which sight passes grant you free access to others–so more of your money stays where you want it. Not all Italian pizzas, pastas, and wines are created equally; Italy for Dummies steers you in all the right culinary directions.

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Alaska For Dummies

Published 03-22-2011

A friendly travel guide that makes preparing for an Alaskan adventure easier than ever  Alaska has 100,000 glaciers and 10 million lakes. Wildlife roams freely across vast spaces, unfettered by fences or roads. With so many opportunities to experience real wilderness and enjoy outdoor activities, you can’t see or do it all, but you can make the most of your time with Alaska For Dummies, an accessible yet comprehensive guide to America's Last Frontier.   Inside you’ll discover:  Anchorage and road trips from Anchorage  Southeast Alaska, including Juneau, Skagway, and Sitka  Bush Alaska, with coverage of fascinating places in the Arctic  Options for visiting by cruise ship  Ways to travel to Alaska and how to get around once you’re there  Tips for booking accommodations and finding the best deals  Five great itineraries that touch on Alaska’s best destinations  The best places to see marine mammals, birds, humpback whales, black, brown, or polar bears, and other wildlife  The best gold rush towns, including Fairbanks, Juneau, Skagway, and Nome, where the free-wheeling frontier spirit abides today  Ten questions to ask an Alaskan (like, “Why is the capital in a city you can’t drive to?”)  And lots more      Alaska For Dummies contains down-to-earth trip-planning advice, what you shouldn't miss (and what you can skip), the best hotels and restaurants for every budget, and an appendix with a directory of facts, phone numbers, and website addresses you’ll want to keep handy. Get your own copy to plan the adventure of a lifetime. 

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Ireland For Dummies, 6th Edition

Published 02-18-2011

Explore the Emerald Isle in style! From its fascinating history and friendly people to its stunningly beautiful landscapes, Ireland has it all. Take in breathtaking clifftop views or heather-covered hills. Play championship golf courses or explore ancient castles. Enjoy Celtic music and a pint of Guinness at local pubs. Visit cosmopolitan Dublin, hot-and-happening Belfast, or quaint villages. With this friendly guide, you'll enjoy the best of Ireland. Open the book and find: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn't miss ―and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Lots of detailed maps

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Hawaii For Dummies

Published 12-13-2010

For Dummies Travel guides are the ultimate user-friendly trip planners, combining the broad appeal and time-tested features of the For Dummies series with up-to-the-minute advice and information from the experts at Frommer's. Our authors make sure that you'll truly experience the spirit of aloha. With Hawaii for Dummies in hand, you'll know where to find secluded beaches; the best outfitters to choose for everything from diving to deep-sea fishing; and where to find the top galleries and shops. Inside you'll also find extensive coverage of the best hotels for every budget; information on where to sip a mai tai or a cup of Kona Joe; and valuable advice on finding the best airfares and package deals. Whether you want to watch the fiery spectacle at the Big Island's volcano, play a challenging round of golf, snorkel with sea turtles, or simply kick back to watch the sunset, this guide will help you find your island paradise.

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