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Create Your Own Ocean Adventure for Less

New book shows travel enthusiasts how to create a budget-friendly charter yacht vacation

New York, NY, February 14, 2008 --( The pictures are plastered all over the glossy tabloids: rich celebrities vacationing on their private yachts, sipping champagne and catching the sun’s rays. Unfortunately, in today’s struggling economy, these types of vacations seem simply out of reach. Or are they?

The truth is that anyone can afford a luxury charter yacht vacation. Dream Cruises: The Insider's Guide to Private Yacht Charter Vacations, the new book by travel and yachting expert Kim Kavin, shows just how easy it can be to book a private yacht without getting ripped off.

In Dream Cruises, Kavin shares her years of yachting experience to give readers the know-how to creating an affordable and truly personalized vacation. Kavin gives readers the inside scoop on:

• Locating a reputable charter yacht broker
• Booking a yacht any time of the year
• Avoiding travel agency bureaucracy and the crowded traditional cruise money trap

Kavin’s years of experience in the boating and yachting industry all come into play in Dream Cruises. “This is the first book to explain crewed charter options in layman’s terms that anyone can understand.”

“After reading Dream Cruises, anyone can vacation like a celebrity, no matter the budget,” Kavin said.

About the Author

Kim Kavin has established herself as the world’s expert journalist in the field of yacht charter. In 2000, she became the Executive Editor of Yachting, the oldest maritime magazine in the United States. Kavin left that post in 2003 to freelance fulltime and now regularly contributes to Power & Motoryacht, Robb Report, Elite Traveler, Palm Beach Illustrated and Northeast Boating magazines while maintaining her websites and An avid world-traveler, Kavin routinely drops everything to take on new adventures across the globe. When not writing or traveling, Kavin lives with her husband in Califon, NJ.

About iUniverse

iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals publish, market and sell fiction, poetry and nonfiction books. The company utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing companies in the United States, publishing more than 5,000 new titles each year. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse partners with industry leading author organizations, including the Authors Guild, the Harlem Writers Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) to bring innovative programs to their members. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada and has offices in New York, Shanghai and Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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