Do you have the urge to travel to places "where tourists don't go"? If so, then you've found the right book. Authors Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin have logged thousands of miles overseas and have years of experience leading travelers deep into the wildest cities and most rugged backcountry of the Third World. In this book, they help you recognize and minimize the many risks that come with venturing way, way off the beaten path so that you can come home with stories the average tourist will never be able to tell. The authors' hard-earned secrets for staying healthy, happy and at home in remote and dangerous places include researching your destination the right way before you depart, arriving in your host country safely and with all your gear intact, acquiring guides for "forbidden" travels without getting rebuffed or shot, bribing and smuggling as last-ditch survival tools, dealing with the many and varied temptations of city and nightlife, being safe and self-sufficient while journeying deep in the bush and much more. So get your affairs in order and have cash in hand, because you are about to enter the exhilarating, addictive world of adventure travel in the Third World.