Recommended books for further information:
There are hundreds of books on Spain. Michelin Red and Green guides are my favorites but there are many other good ones.
The books that you see listed here are those that I have personally used and am satisfied with, and/or are from publishers whose other travel books are reliable. I am a consumer when it comes to travel guides, and a critical one. Notice that I do not recommend any Frommers, Dummies, Steves, or other inferior guides. For some of the reasons please go to the hoi polloi.
As one example of a substandard guide, a 1,384 page book titled Rick Steves' Best of Europe 2013 has not a single mention of Madrid, Seville, Toledo, or San Sebastian. That's like leaving New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and Newport Beach out of a USA travel guide. The only Spanish city mentioned is Barcelona. Almost as absurd is the fact that this "2013" book was published in August 2012. But this "Best" book did include enough pages to promote his over-priced whirlwind guided bus tours, videos, backpacks, sink stoppers, and Steves' other branded products. Steves is strong on self promotion but weak on meaningful content.
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Chapter 1, with illustrations.
What's It All About?
Travel Like a Native In Europe
On Budget in Europe
Passport and Visas
Identity and Travel Documents for Europe
Flying to Europe
Travel Starts at the Airport
What to Wear in Europe
Travel Clothes for all Occasions
Your Packing List for Europe
A Short List for Travelers
Luggage for Europe
Let It Roll
Cash, ATMs, Credit Cards
Travel Money in Europe
Your Travel Diary of Europe
Notes Supplement Your Photos
Europe Guide Books and Maps
Travel in Europe with a Good Guide Book
Electricity in Europe
Travel Voltage Fundamentals
Chapter 12, with illustrations.
Photography in Europe
Travel with Your Camera
Bring a Smile
Travel Europe in Good Attitude
European Hotels, Hostels, B&Bs, and Private Homes
Sleep Options for Travel in Europe
Eating In Europe
Travel on Your Belly
City Transport in Europe
Travel by Bus, Streetcar, Subway, Taxi, Bike, and Shoe Leather
Chapter 17, part 1,
Trains in Europe
Guide to Train Travel in Europe
Chapter 17, part 2,
European Rail Stations
Travel Europe by Train
Chapter 17, part 3,
Night Trains in Europe
City to City While You Sleep
Chapter 17, part 4,
Europe's Bus and Ship Services
Hit the Road or Take a Ferry
Driving in Europe
Travel by Car, Van, or Motorcycle
Chapter 19, part 1
Telephoning to, from, and within Europe
City Codes, 10-10, telephone cards, cell phones, PTT
Chapter 19, part 2
Sending Snail Mail to & from Europe
Air Mail, Priority Mail, PTT, Poste Restante, Amex
Chapter 19, part 3
Internet and Email in Europe
Cyber Cafes, Keyboards, Password, Your Laptop
Chapter 19, part 4
Wiring Cash and Keeping in Touch
Health and Safety in Europe
Travel in Confidence but with Caution
Working in Europe
Get Paid to Travel
Chapter 22, part 1
Moving to Europe
Things to Know Before You Go
Chapter 22, part 2
Living in Europe
Travel to the Max as an Expatriate
Chapter 23, with illustrations.
Shopping in Europe
Buy Your Souvenirs, Gifts, and Stuff You Can't Live Without
Shipping Your Treasures Home from Europe
Passing Customs in Europe
Know the Rules When Crossing Borders
European Languages, Numbers, Alphabets
Encounter The Tower of Babel in Europe
Metric System in Europe
Travel with Grams, Meters, Liters, and Celsius
Time and Dates in Europe
Travel in a Different Time Zone
Weather in Europe
Travel with Your Umbrella
Melding with Europe
Travel Is Interesting and Entertaining
Packing List and Last Call
For Travel In Europe
Learn the basic infrastructure:
Elementary Travel Information for Europe
Utilize John Bermont's exclusive:
A Directory of Links to Products, Services, and Information
Airlines to Europe
National Tourist Offices
City Tourist Offices
City Information and Tours
Country Information and Tours
Luggage and Backpacks
Discount Air Travel
Villas and Homes for Rent
Hostels in Europe
Hotels in Europe
Auto Rental in Europe
Rail Services of Europe
Eclectic Travel Sites
Internet Search Engines
Guide Books for Europe
Newsletters from Europe
Personal Travel Pages
Personal Trip Planning
Get open hours, costs, locations, and more:
Essential Visitors Information for the Top Sights of Europe
Anne Frank Huis
Van Gogh Museum
Natural History Museum
Palace of Westminster
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower of London
Arc de Triomphe
Hôtel des Invalides
Musée de l'Armée
Cathédrale Notre Dame
Musée du Louvre
Exchange rates, weather, maps:
Be informed before you go.
Currency exchange rates, including the euro, British pound, Swiss Frank.
Weather in Europe
Current European weather conditions and forecasts. Good luck.
Maps and Time Zones
Free online maps of Europe. Guide to setting your watch ahead.
Captioned photos from Europe
Pictures of what we do in Europe.
Holland hosts a great one-day party, annually on April 30. Here is the action in Haarlem and Amsterdam.
A beautiful huge tulip garden blooms during middle spring. We made a leisurely bike ride from Haarlem.
My daughter Stephanie enters the ring and encounters a baby bull in Spain, then flies for her life!
|O hey Europe Stephanie's Blog. A 22 year old spends a month in Paris, with a weekend diversion to La Baule on the Atlantic coast.|
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