> SlowTrav > Europe Trip Planning

Guidebooks, Maps and Novels for Europe

Pauline Kenny

When planning a trip, I read, read, read: guidebooks, maps, novels set in the location, websites, message boards!

Sponsors

Amazon.com - books, etc. Amazon - Books: Books, maps, electronics, and more
TrekTools.com TrekTools: Maps and guidebooks of Italy, France, Spain, United Kingdom. They are currently offering a 35% discount on most of their maps for Italy and France through the end of the year! View their clearance items here.
Select Italy

www.selectitlay.com: Select Italy, a US company, with online booking for museums, tours and music events in Italy.

 

These recommended guidebooks, maps and novels about Europe can help you with your overall Europe planning. See our country sections, Trip Planning, for guidebooks and maps for each country.

Recommended Guidebooks and Maps

Click to order from Amazon Europe - Eyewitness Travel Guide, by Dan Colwell,

Dorling Kindersley Publishing, revised edition, 2003

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.

Order from Amazon

Click to order from TrekTools

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.

Order from TrekTools

Order from Amazon

Click to order from Amazon

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.

Order from Amazon

Click to order from Amazon Rita Golden Gelman, Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World, Three Rivers Press, 2001

www.ritagoldengelman.com

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.

Order from Amazon

Recommended Guidebooks and Maps by Country

Italy Trip Planning: This section lists recommended guidebooks, food guides, novels/memoirs, maps for traveling to Italy.

France Trip Planning: This section lists recommended guidebooks, food guides, novels/memoirs, maps for traveling to Italy.

United Kingdom & Ireland Trip Planning: This section lists recommended guidebooks, food guides, novels/memoirs, maps for traveling to Italy.

Switzerland Trip Planning: This section lists recommended guidebooks, food guides, novels/memoirs, maps for traveling to Italy.

Back to Top

Car Rental Hotel Booking Flight Booking Train Tickets Books, Maps, Events
Europe Cell Phones Long Distance Cards Luggage, etc. Travel Insurance Classifieds

* Advertise on Slow Travel | Post your travel questions on the Slow Travel Forums

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 SlowTrav.com, unless noted otherwise. Slow Travel® is a registered trademark. Contact Slow Travel

RSS Feeds - Link to Us - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Currency Converter - Colophon - Sponsors - Become a Member
Home | Forums | Slow Travel? | Europe Trip Planning | Photos | Trip Reports | Search | About Us | Classifieds