“Traveler’s Tool Kit” Book of the Year

Travelers Tool Kit Cover

The website Planeta.com, self-described as a global journal of practical ecotourism, has just named Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico & Central America by Rob Sangster and Tim Leffel, a book of the year in its guidebook category. This is the third year that Planeta.com has featured Book of the Year Awards and the website reports that this year over 300 people participated by voting.

“This year’s competition was our most popular ever,” said Ron Mader, founder and host of the award-winning Planeta.com website. “We are very pleased to see this record turn-out.”

Mader went on to say that the award was created to improve the communication among Planeta.com, authors, publishers, and Planeta.com readers. “This award allows us to update our bibliographies, add links to author blogs, twitter and flickr galleries.”

Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America shows you how to find delicious, affordable meals anywhere in Mexico and Central America. Instead of rating Panama City’s “best” hotels (usually meaning the most expensive), this book shows you how to locate comfortable, affordable lodging anywhere. You’ll learn how to travel happily by air, bus, and all sorts of local transport, negotiate successfully with cab drivers and merchants, and dramatically cut the costs of travel. You will be convinced you can afford to travel—and that you can’t afford not to.

For more about the book, you can visit the authors online at http://www.travelers-tool-kit.com.

Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico & Central America beat out five other nominated books in the guidebook category- the most nominations of any category.

Categories for Book of the Year included best books about the environment, food, guidebooks, and tourism. In order to be considered for the award, books must have been published in 2008 or the last month of 2007, with nominations being accepted from March 1st through September 30th of each year. The actual voting took place in November.

To view the article on the Planeta website please click the following link: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/bookaward

Travis Bryant
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