Today's tourists are as likely to be toting Rick Steves as Giorgio Armani, tasting the good life without burning through the Kids' college fund. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series '(Rick Steves' Europe)', a public radio show '(Travel with Rick Steves)', and a podcast '(Rick Steves' Audio Europe)' ; writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 70 at Europe Through the Back Doorin Edmonds, Washington, just north of SeattleRick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans. Gene Openshaw is a writer, composer, tour guide, and lecturer on art and history. Specializing in writing walking tours of Europe's cultural sights, Gene has co-authored eight of Rick's books and contributes to Rick's public television series. As a composer, Gene has written a full-length opera '(Matter),' a violin sonata, and dozens of songs. He lives near Seattle with his daughter, and roots for the Mariners in good times and bad.
As always, Rick Steves books are highly informative and easy to read. I always get one for the area that I am visiting and never seem to miss the highlights. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Honey
Traveled Amsterdam with this book before and was great. Gave it away to family on my last day and now returning and know a valued resource you have to have for traveling in Europe. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shane Garcia
All the recommendations were very good . I went to Amsterdam for the first time , the book had a lot of information for where to go what to expect etc.Published 19 months ago by Carmen-Maria Gheorghe
Sorry, but I appreciate the comprehensiveness of a Fodors, etc. After being stuck with Steve's book for a weekend excursion, I could appreciate its usefullness for keeping my loose... Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by Rivkah Rubinstein
I travel extensively and have been trying different travel guidebooks like DK Eyewitness, Fodors, Frommers, Lonely Planet, and Moon guide. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by William R