I shared some pictures of Seven Greek Islands that we visited when we rented a 55′ Atlantic motor-sailboat named Annamaria and sailed out of Athens to the Cyclades Islands of the Aegean. I thought you might like to know a little more about life on the boat. We had eight passengers and a captain (you can see a picture of Nikos here). Nikos welcomed us to pitch in with sailing chores if we wanted, but it was not required on this trip.
If you pile up all the guide books to Paris, you’d have a structure the height of the Tour Eiffel, I am convinced. Continue reading 2 Guide Books Discover Paris Celebrities and Gardens
A Guidebook Digression
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?