Monastic orders have offered shelter to travelers for as long as monasteries have existed to receive them. For visitors seeking "a place apart" in which to reflect, rest, or find spiritual direction, a monastic guest house might be the perfect solution. In A Guide to Monastic Guest Houses, Robert J. Regalbuto offers a wide sampling of accommodations provided by many different Christian traditions in 33 states and 7 Canadian provinces. For each of the 80 entries in the book, Regalbuto includes useful information about the history of the establishment, meals and lodging, nearby points of interest, directions, and how much to pay--or donate. If you're considering a vacation for your soul and body, A Guide to Monastic Guest Houses is a good place to start.