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Books are our best friends in planning our travels. Our ETravelers has searched the whole web and created a list of best books available, which are 'must' for every traveller.

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Europe Travel Books

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2001 (19th Ed)

The best overview of all that you should know before you go to Europe. ETBD describes what you'll find, how to plan, budget, travel around and enjoy a European trip.A wealth of information on destinations, sights, places to stay and eat, rail passes, culture, being a part of the scene, safety, and many wonderful off-the-beaten-track locales. No one should go to Europe without having read it. Highly recommended, but you'll need one or more specific books for your chosen destination(s).

Europe 101 : History and Art for the Traveler

4000 years of art and history in 350 pages; Europe 101 provides, in enjoyably irreverent fashion, the background and context of Europe so you can appreciate what you're seeing. There's nothing worse than spending all that time and money, and wondering what you've seen.

Frommer's 2001 Europe

Broadly useful and they are reliable. Their coverage of locales and sights is extensive, and hotel and restaurant recommendations cover a broad range.

Rick Steves' Best of Europe 2001

A very good guidebook to most of the best spots in Europe. Steve's advice about visiting Europe is excellent in the main, though at times quixotic to us. The book has the shortcoming for some in that it only covers what Steves believes to be the most interesting locations. A few of these are a bit offbeat and not necesaarily the best in the area, to us. If you're interested in the opinions of an experienced traveler about where to spend your time, Steves' recommendations are usually on target and certainly worth considering..

Lonely Planet Western Europe on a Shoestring (4th Ed)
These are our choices for low-budget travel, especially the younger set who usually can do with fewer creature comforts. Lonely Planet is the guidebook series for Asia and the Pacific regions, and is rapidly developing expertise in West.

Self-Guided Tours of Europe's Top Museums (4th Ed)

Describes self-guided, efficient, tours of the 20 or so most important museums and museum-like sites in Western Europe. A witty, if flippant, style makes museums enjoyable and provides background that you'll find helpful to your enjoyment. And while art critics and academecians may cringe, you'll be delighted at the focused help you'll get in navigating among the best of the treasures on display. (Now out of print; worth tracking down a copy as a used book or in libraries.)

What's New in Europe!

Events & Festivals

London events highlights: Japanese crafts, ‘Pop Art’ and gardening all feature in London’s cultural events calendar this summer and beyond.

Royal wedding dress at Buckingham Palace: A special exhibition at Buckingham Palace this summer will recreate the day in 1947 when Princess Elizabeth - now Queen Elizabeth II - married the Duke of Edinburgh in a glittering ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey.


Shrewsbury recreates its summer season: Performances by Jools Holland, George Melly and Beverly Knight are among the 370 cultural and artistic events over 100 days at the 'Shrewsbury Summer Season' this year (May 19-Sept. 9).

Scotland’s oldest house marks 900 years: The longest continually inhabited house in Scotland is 900 years old. Once a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland (it hosted 27 monarchs over the years), the Stuarts of Traquair House supported Mary, Queen of Scots and the doomed Jacobite cause.


Ceramics Festival in The Potteries: Designers, studio potters, experts and collectors will be making their way to The Potteries this autumn for the Stoke-on-Trent Ceramics Festival 2007 (Oct.5-7).

Macdonald Hotels transforms Cheshire golf venue: Three championship golf courses and the largest indoor golf academy in Europe at The Portal Golf Club venue are to be part of the new four star Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa in Cheshire when it opens in July.