Tag Archives: Europe

A Canine Romance in Europe

Pet Travel Tuesday

Destinations: Belgium, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Monaco, France, and the Netherlands

Book: Ella in Europe: An American Dog’s International Adventures (2005) by Michael Konik

By Pamela Douglas Webster

Have you ever sat next to someone you loved and said to yourself, “I can’t believe we’re here together?” Continue reading A Canine Romance in Europe

Linguistic Travel

The route less traveled

Destination: Europe


Book: Mother Tongues: Travels Through Tribal Europe (2001) by Helena Drysdale

I have touted The Browser and the newsletter of its Five Books  as a great source to learn about books in specific subject matter. Here’s part of a review of language books from Five Books of language books by Henry Hitchings, a writer and critic specializing in non fiction: Continue reading Linguistic Travel

What Can Today’s Travelers Learn From Frommer’s $5 A Day?

A Guidebook Digression

Book Cover: Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a DayDestination: Europe

Book: Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide, (NEW April 2012) by Doug Mack

Everybody has to have a gimmick.  Doug Mack‘s gimmick is to flout the hot trends of SE Asia, Eastern Europe and adventure travel and get back to basics. Using a 50-year-old guidebook, he tours plain old Europe.  In writing Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide  (a silly and misleading title that does not do justice to the book), Mack had no expectation of spending only $5 a day–even allowing for inflation that had pushed the 1963 $5 to about $34.50 in 2011. Continue reading What Can Today’s Travelers Learn From Frommer’s $5 A Day?