Rick Ingersoll of the Frugal Travel Guy blog recently self published his first book, the (what else?)  Frugal Travel Guy Handbook.  I’m a regular reader of Rick’s blog, so it wasn’t much of a leap for me to pick up the paperback version of the book (which is also available for the Kindle).

This slender volume does a good job of covering the basics of of airline, hotel, and rental car deals, and is written in Rick’s straightforward style.  I wouldn’t recommend it for seasoned travelers or those who are quite familiar with the varying ways of scoring travel deals, but for someone who’s just starting out, it should be quite useful.

One shortcoming is that Rick sometimes dwells on past deals like the Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles promo from 2004, or the Wendy’s cup promo from 2005; these are interesting stories and good examples of some of the deals that can be found, but are hardly useful. Also (sorry Katy) the book’s editing could certainly be tightened up a bit:  there are several usage and punctuation errors.  That alone, however, shouldn’t stop you from purchasing it, particularly if you have someone on your gift list who’s just starting their “traveling career.”

The book is 101 pages, and is $8.97 at Amazon in paperback form, and $6.99 when you purchase the Kindle edition.

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