This is a good book if you know you want to travel in Europe but are
not sure where you want to go. It covers: Great Britain, Ireland, France,
Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece,
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Czech
Republic, Hungary, and Poland.
Michelin Europe: Tourist and Motoring Atlas, spiral-bound
Complete road atlas for Europe with western Europe at a scale of 1:1,000,000,
eastern Europe at 1:1,300,000, Scandinavia at 1:1,500,000 and Greece at
1:700,000. Good for multiple country trip planning.
Feeding Frenzy: Across Europe in Search of the Perfect Meal,
Stuart Stevens, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997
I loved this book!! And I don't know why. It is about two Americans
from New York City, both foodies, who ship a 1965 Mustang to England and
start a month-long trip through Europe eating in 3 star restaurants. Not
exactly my cup of tea - I have never eaten in a 3 star restaurant and
probably never will (too much concentration on meat and too much food
- I am vegetarian) and this was fast travel. But I couldn't put it down.
I just loved the idea of driving all over Europe with such a purpose.
I am thinking of a theme trip for us - one week on the coast in Spain,
one week in southern France, one week on the coast in Italy - one part
of this book when they are driving along the Mediterranean made me want
to do this.
This is a very interesting story of a woman from Los Angeles who leaves
her comfortable lifestyle and marriage and starts to travel, and keeps
on traveling. She supports herself by writing children's books and she
lives cheaply traveling in Mexico, Central America, Israel, Indonesia,
New Zealand and Thailand. She starts traveling in 1985 and is still living
as a nomad now. Although I felt the book lost a bit of its focus by the
end (probably because there really was no ending), I really enjoyed reading
this. It is the type of writing that I really like - she writes about
the good times and the bad times and even explains how she can manage
it all financially. There is nothing in the book about Europe, but I include
it here because it is an inspirational read.