Rick Steves' 2012 Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook

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Perseus-Avalon Travel Publishi, 2011 - Travel - 798 pages
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to:

Plan your itinerary and maximize your time
Pack light—and right
Find good-value hotels and restaurants
Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane
Avoid crowds and tourist scams
Hurdle the language barrier
Understand cultural differences and connect with locals
Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime

After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life’s work. He shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders. With this guidebook, you’ll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.

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Review: Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2014

User Review  - Kristi Mangan - Goodreads

I grew up in Europe and didn't think I needed a guidebook for our visit this year but I was wrong. This is by far the best guidebook I've read with dozens of practical tips I had never heard before ... Read full review

Review: Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2014

User Review  - Akshata - Goodreads

Love, love, love this book. Rick Steves covers a lot of travel aspects for a conscientious traveler in this entertaining textbook of travel tips. Covering packing tips, flights, hotels, money tips and ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series "Rick Steves' Europe," now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (www.ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

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