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The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe
by Doug Lansky (Goodreads Author)
You can get to Europe, even travel around it, without help. But without a little pre-trip planning, you'll make mistakes - wasting both time and money. This book won't tell you where to go, but it will give you the tools to custom design the best possible journey for your time frame and budget. There are some things, such as rail passes, volunteer projects or cooking cours ...more
Paperback, 415 pages
Published March 5th 2007 by Rough Guides Limited
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This book was very helpful in preparing me for my two-week, four-country Europe trip. I had only been to London before, and that was with my family -- since I was going to be doing some traveling by myself, I wanted to feel very prepared. It gave some excellent tips on safety, packing, food, transportation, language barriers, and much more. I'm such a worry wart and I am always much better going into situations like this with lots of prior knowledge, and this book very well equipped me for this ...more
The hip vernacular and section on breaking your travel plans to your parents make it pretty obvious that this guide is aimed at youngsters. But, it still contains some very good information for old fogies like me traveling abroad for the first time.
DOUG LANSKY is an American travel writer and keynote speaker based in Sweden. He spent about 10 years traveling the world nonstop, visiting over 100 countries, and has since lived outside the US for an additional 13 years. Doug has contributed to Esquire, Men’s Journal, The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, Reader’s Digest, COLORS Magazine, PublicRadio, and many others. He has written books ...moreMore about Doug Lansky...