Travel Articles - Europe
A Year in the World
Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, has written a lively and
readable memoir of travels around Europe with her husband.
The Europe Book
The latest in Lonely Planet's series of pictorial coffee-table books is "a
journey through every country on the continent," with 256
sumptuously-illustrated pages about 52 countries from Iceland to Azerbaijan.
German Men Sit Down to Pee and Other insights into German Culture
"Dig a hole when you go to the beach" to "Treat prostitution like any other
job," this lively, highly readable book by Niklas Frank and James Cave is an
entertaining and practical introduction to life in Germany for new residents,
tourists, and armchair expats alike.
Sarah Turnbull, a former TV reporter from Australia, describes her journey from
expat to Parisian insider in a book subtitled "Love and a New Life in Paris."
Café Life Venice
This "Guidebook to the Cafés and Bacari of La Serenissima" may be the best
new Venice book of 2008. It's also an irresistible gift for Venetophiles.
C'est la Vie
Suzy Gershman, author of the "Born to Shop" series, has written a witty and
intelligent book about her first year as an expatriate in Paris.
Amateur Historian's Guide to the Heart of England
This informative, engaging, 410-page paperback describes nearly 200 medieval
and Tudor sites within two hours of London.
Europe by Van and Motorhome
Relive the '60s in a VW van or cruise
the Continent in a land yacht.
Garden Lover's Guides: Europe
Walk up and smell the flowers with seven detailed, illustrated guidebooks from Princeton Architectural
Hide This French Book 101
Hide This Spanish Book 101
Berlitz has published "a countdown of the 101 hottest expressions" in two
languages. The inexpensive books make great bon voyage or buen viaje
gifts for hip travelers and semester- or year-abroad students.
Interview: Karen Brown
Karen Brown, author and publisher of Karen Brown's Guides,
talks about life as a guidebook writer and tells the secret of a rewarding
Italian Lakes and
Mountains (with Venice and Florence)
Car touring is the
focus of this Thomas Cook Signpost Guide, which divides Northern Italy
into 24 areas. Venice, Florence, Milan, and Verona receive chapters of their own.
Nan McElroy's pocket-sized compendium of travel advice is a helpful companion
for first-time travelers in Italy.
An illustrated review of Through The Windows of Paris: Fifty Unique Shops,
by Michael Webb.
Rick Steves' Easy Access
This 498-page book covers only five destinations (Amsterdam, Bruges, London,
Paris, and the Rhine), but it's packed with useful advice for wheelchair
travelers and slow walkers.
Rick Steves' Postcards
This review (with excerpts) of the guidebook author and TV travel host's 1999
book is accompanied by an interview
with Rick Steves.
The Riches of Paris parisforvisitors.com
A review of Meribeth Clemente's The Riches of Paris: A Shopping and Touring
Guide, with excerpts and links to other resources on Paris and shopping in
Sacred Places Europe: 108
The third volume in Brad Olsen's "Sacred Places" series is an informative guide
to ruins and shrines throughout Western and Eastern Europe, with topics that
range from the Shroud of Turin to megalithic ritual sites in Ireland.
Santiago de Compostela
A book review (with an excerpt) of The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, plus
links to help you plan your own journey along the historic Christian pilgrimage
route through Northern Spain.
Two Bill Bryson Books
An American writer tours Europe and Britain,
portraying both with honesty and wit.
Computer Game Review
A Quiet Weekend in Capri
This Myst-style PC adventure game is a useful gift for armchair travelers
and a great souvenir for Capri fans, thanks to a sightseeing-tour option that
uses 4,500 color photos.
Venice for Visitors
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