Planning a long-term trip? Here are a handful of resources that helped me make logistical decisions, as well as a few that offered inspiration.
The Practical Nomad: How to travel around the world, by Edward Hasbrouck — Of all the how-to guides for around-the-world travel that I got my hands on, this book was by far the best. Advice for independent travelers ranges from how to buy your airfare to figuring out your budget. (The author also posts advice on his Web site.)
A Journey of One’s Own: Uncommon advice for the independent woman traveler, by Thalia Zepatos —The book offers advice, tips and ideas for female travelers.
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert — The New York Times bestseller is a memoir about how a woman recovers from a divorce through travel.
Coming soon: online resources.