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European Travel for the GENIUS

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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.
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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.

Pure genius!

Table of Contents

PART 1: Dreaming the Dream

Chapter 1
So You’re Going To Europe…

Chapter 2
Great Places For…

Chapter 3
Countries at a Glance: United Kingdom and Ireland

Chapter 4
Countries at a Glance: Scandinavia

Chapter 5
Countries at a Glance: Western Europe

Chapter 6
Countries at a Glance: Central/Eastern Europe

Chapter 7
Countries at a Glance: Southern/Mediterranean Europe

PART 2: Planning the Dream

Chapter 8
Finding Your Wings

Chapter 9
A Bed for the Night

Chapter 10
Working the System to Save

Chapter 11
At the Borders

Chapter 12
Other Resources

Chapter 13
Managing Your Money

Chapter 14
Making Connections and Keeping in Touch

Chapter 15
What to Bring

Chapter 16
Health and Wellness

PART 3: Traveling Around Europe

Chapter 17
Riding the Rails

Chapter 18
Putting It All Together: Sample Itineraries

PART 4: Living the Dream

Chapter 19
Tips for Getting a Great Meal

Chapter 20
Tips for Shopping & Bargaining

Chapter 21
Tips for Visiting an Art Museum

Chapter 22
Tips for Traveling with Kids

Chapter 23
Tips for Making the Most of Your Trip

Chapter 24
Making Memories

Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris and David Lyon began visiting Europe before the euro became the most common currency and have a jar full of obsolete coins to prove it. They are the authors of a number of destination-specific guidebooks for British and American publishers.

David Lyon

David Lyon

The authors have also written about European travel for a variety of newspapers and magazines including the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Robb Report, Westways publications, and Cooking Light. Some of their most memorable adventures include fishing for glass eels in northern Spain, bargaining in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, day-tripping on the Norwegian fjords, piloting a houseboat through the Venetian lagoon, and hunting for truffles in Italy’s Piedmont. All these experiences and more inform this book.

Harris and Lyon are also the proprietors of HungryTravelers.com and can be found on Twitter and Instagram by the handle @hungrytravelers. They readily admit that their first question when they arrive in a new destination is “what’s for dinner?” They are convinced that dining in a neighborhood restaurant (or bar) is a great way to absorb local flavor one bite at a time. For tips on how they go about finding a great meal in a new place, see Chapter 19.