Make every trip to Europe the trip of a lifetime. From dreaming and planning to the practical considerations, European Travel for the Genius will make you a confident traveler, whatever your budget might be. That’s because you’re not in the adventure alone—you have European travel experts whispering advice in your ear at every step.
And it will be an adventure!
Start by unsnarling the tricks and traps of online booking to get super deals on hotels and airfare. Learn about Europe-only airlines—and the European booking engines—that savvy Europeans have been using for years to save money.
Get a headstart on planning the journey of your dreams, whether it’s gourmet travel through France or a tour of the storied capitals of Middle Europe. Get overviews of the countries—with don’t-miss highlights—and advice on assembling out-of-the-box itineraries.
When you land, hit the ground running with all the information you need to use the Internet and your phone for little or no cost, get the best deals on changing money, and avoid hidden charges when you pay with your credit card.
Crisscross the continent on some of the world’s best train systems and enjoy authentic meals wherever you go. You can break bread without breaking the bank—if you know who to ask about the best places to eat.
Whether you’re inspired by the peaks of the Swiss Alps or the fishing villages of Italy’s Cinqueterre, the giddy heights of the Eiffel Tower or the azure seas of the Greek Isles, European Travel for the Genius puts the trip of a lifetime within your reach.
About the For the GENIUS Series
The For the GENIUS series is a line of how-to books about any topic that people want to learn. Though written in a conversational style, GENIUS books are thorough and authoritative treatments of the subject. They are written by experts in the subject who want to share with others what they’ve learned.
Table of Contents
PART 1: Dreaming the Dream
So You’re Going To Europe…
Great Places For…
Countries at a Glance: United Kingdom and Ireland
Countries at a Glance: Scandinavia
Countries at a Glance: Western Europe
Countries at a Glance: Central/Eastern Europe
Countries at a Glance: Southern/Mediterranean Europe
PART 2: Planning the Dream
Finding Your Wings
A Bed for the Night
Working the System to Save
At the Borders
Managing Your Money
Making Connections and Keeping in Touch
What to Bring
Health and Wellness
PART 3: Traveling Around Europe
Riding the Rails
Putting It All Together: Sample Itineraries
PART 4: Living the Dream
Tips for Getting a Great Meal
Tips for Shopping & Bargaining
Tips for Visiting an Art Museum
Tips for Traveling with Kids
Tips for Making the Most of Your Trip