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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?