Paris Skyline and Eiffel Tower. Photo by Stephanie.

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You can travel in Europe with confidence using this first-hand information brought to you directly by the author, yours truly, with a little help from my daughter Stephanie. I have traveled, lived, worked, played, vagabonded, and photographed throughout Europe for a good chunk of my life, on my own thin wallet and incognito with my real name. "John Bermont" is my pen name. On this site there is more essential travel information than you will find in any published guide book that you paid for, including those which plagiarize from me. My information is all completely free and did not use a single tree!
This message approved by John Bermont. Updated 27 July 2015.
Yes you can print. You can also copy, within limits, if you ask first. Please see my Copyright and Permissions statements.

What you get here . . .

Happy Tulip Trademark
Carpe diem. Vivere bene! Gratia Deo.

The Complete Travelers Handbook
Meet the author, John Bermont.
Table of Contents, Total Internet Edition, On Line, Completely Free!

If you want to discuss or cuss anything on my site please see NOTE TO READERS.

Prime Travel Data
Elementary Travel Information for Europe

Food and Beverage

Bermont's Quiche d'Eschplamb, deep dish sans crust.
Quiche d'Eschplamb

Deep Dish Recipe
Label and bottle photo of a German Riesling Nahe blue bottle wine.
German Wine Labels

How to translate the labels and other stuff to know.

Stephanie's Blogs

A small bull chases Stephanie in Spain.
Bull Flight, Spain

My daughter flees from a charging baby bull.
Stephanie's photo blog of a month in Paris.
O hey Europe

One month in Paris.
A story illustrated.


A rough sketch of Europe.
Maps and Time Zones

Web sites featuring free online maps of Europe.
Chart/graph comparing average temperatures in Atlanta, Chicago, Vienna, and London.
Weather in Europe

Current weather conditions and forecasts.
Chart/graph of the value of the euro 1999 to 2013.
Money Exchange

Currency exchange rates, including the euro.


Queen's Day boats in a canal in Amsterdam, Holland.
Queen's Day, Amsterdam

One of the greatest one-day parties on the planet.
A small portion of the magnificent flower garden at Keukenhof, Lisses, Holland.
Keukenhof, Lisse, NL

A truly beautiful huge
tulip garden.

My extracurricular work:

Interest Rate Speculator

US Treasury 10 Year Notes

Weave your own.

A2 Web Hosting

21st Century Internet Entrepreneurship.

A Friend in Holland

A complete apartment.
In Haarlem convenient to Keukenhof, Zandvoort, and Amsterdam.

My day job

Broad Technical Services
Consultant and Writer

My book

The original
travel guide to

Reviewed at

My friends in Michigan

Health Hut
Midland, Michigan Health Hut

Vitamins, Herbs
Natural & Organic Foods
Real Peanut Butter
Steam Distilled Water

Pinup Girl Pepper Jam Saginaw, Michigan
Specialty Foods
"Sassy" Pepper Jam
"Sizzlin" Pepper Jam

Have a good trip!


I welcome questions and comments. If you have any concerns about your trip to Europe that have not been covered well enough on my web site please do not hesitate to write and ask. When you write please include relevant details. I do not open attachments. I do not click links. Please include all of your information in the body of your email. I will reply in a day or two.
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