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Last updated February 07, 2016. 

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  Moleskine Ruled Notebook Soft Cover

The Soft Cover Large Ruled Moleskine notebook has a flexible, yet sturdy cover that adapts to the movements of the body and fits comfortably in any pocket. This is a reliable travel companion, perfect for writings, thoughts and passing notes. Every Moleskine product is thread bound and has a soft cover with rounded corners, acid free paper, a bookmark, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history.

Journal: 192 pages

Also available in Pocket and Extra Large sizes.

I highly recommend bringing a travel journal with you, so you can jot down your memories as you travel. This is similar to the kind I bring, but use whatever you like the best.


  Europe by Eurail
One of train travelerís one-stop resource for visiting the Continent by rail for more than thirty years. This time-tested and reader-friendly guide, newly revised and updated, is packed with all the information you need on more than ninety rail trips starting from your choice of twenty-four base cities located in seventeen countries. With your rail pass in hand, you can explore each countryís special attractions and learn about European life and culture. Including step-by-step directions and advice on where to go and what to see and do, this book helps take the puzzle out of rail travel on the Continent.

Helpful guide for making the most out of your Rail Pass while in Europe. I wouldn't recommend this as your primary guide, but it is good to read before you go.


 

First Time Europe a Rough Guide Special
"Looking to answer some pre-trip questions? This handy, entertaining, "How-to" manual
is the ideal planning tool for travelers to Europe. Focused on the nuts and bolts of travel -
saving money, staying healthy and getting the most out of your trip - this unique Rough
Guide features a wealth of visa, public transport, accommodation, and communication
information, and even includes advice on cultural do's and don'ts as well as a helpful
index of phrases in 15 languages. "

This is a cheap book with a wealth of very helpful information for the first time traveler to Europe.


 
  European Rail Timetable Summer 2013 or if you are traveling before June use the European Rail Timetable Winter 2012/2013

The seasonal edition of the European Rail Timetable is an extended version of the regular monthly edition. It is packed full of schedules and essential information on trains, ferries and hydrofoils throughout Europe.

Haven't seen a newer version of this book listed yet.

Handy tool to have if you are not planning to use a rail pass or want additional information. Rail passes usually come with a free schedule book that includes most popular routes.

 

 

 
  Frommer's Europe by Rail

Product Description

  • The official guidebook of Rail Europe, Frommer's Europe by Rail give you the lowdown on everything you need to make your European rail vacation a success, including extensive information on train reservations, scenic routes, and discount railpasses.
  • Our authors, experts in European train travel, hit all the highlights, from the scenic trains of Switzerland to the historic railways of Greece to the high-speed lines of France and Germany. They outline the best way to see the continent by rail and offer authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find hotel and dining choices that suit your tastes and budget.
  • You'll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed attraction reviews; accurate maps; advice on planning a successful European rail vacation; and an entire chapter of special rail itineraries.
  • Frommer's Europe by Rail also includes a color fold-out map.
     

  Western Europe Itineraries
So you're heading to Europe - that's a lot of continent to cover. We've combined the Itineraries chapters from 13 different guidebooks and put them into one handy volume. Each chapter provides suggested trips to suit your tastes and time frames, so if you're wondering how best to spend two days in Ireland, a week in Germany or a month on the Continent, this is the CUSTOM guide for you.

This book includes:
- Mapped itineraries for major Western European hotspots
- Multiple itineraries for each destination, including classic routes, trips tailored to your interests and journeys off the beaten track
- Pre-trip planning information
- A guide to the local languages you'll encounter
- Thorough transport details - where and how to go

  Rick Steve's Best of Europe 2013
Helpful book for planning your itinerary, but not an ideal on the road guide to carry.

Amazon.com Description
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when planning a Grand Tour of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. Youíll find a healthy mix of big cities, small towns, and exciting regions, such as London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, and Barcelona. Also included are Rothenberg, Siena, Toledo, Hallstatt, and Gimmelwald, as well as Provence, the French Riviera, the Romantic Road, the Berner Oberland, and the Cinque Terre. Rickís candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. Youíll learn how to find the right bus in Rome, an inexpensive crÍpe in Paris, and which museums and sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler
Rick Steves' Europe 101 gives you a practical grounding in art history to thoroughly enrich your sightseeing experience. Throughout the book you'll find handy lists of sights that allow you to use your newly acquired knowledge to plan your upcoming trip. Rick's unique approach, along with maps, timelines, and illustrations, makes this "professor in your pocket" an essential tool - whether you're a first-time visitor to Europe or a seasoned art traveler. Organized chronologically from prehistoric Europe to the modern world, this new edition is completely updated with new illustrations, photos, and maps.

 

Rail Map of Europe, 19th
The long-established passenger railway map covering the whole of Europe is complemented by a separate map of Great Britain and Ireland. Both are compiled and updated by the famous Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable team. 

 

Fully color-coded for ease of use and with principal ferry routes and scenic rail routes highlighted, these maps make the perfect companion to the European Rail Timetable.

 

 

 

The World Awaits

Excerpt from back of book:
"Many thousands of independent, adventurous Americans travel for extended periods in foreign lands every year.  On journeys counted in week and months, the modern explorers seek to discover and desire to be amazed, following itineraries shaped more by imagination than geography.  Most travel on a budget; all travel simply.  For these people, the desire for freedom and experience is too potent to ignore. "    ------Paul Otteson

Ever thought about grabbing a backpack and hitting the road?  You can do it!  Featuring dozens of photographs, The World Awaits offers encouragement and practical advice for independent travelers of all ages.  Experienced globetrotter Paul Otteson provides all the details you'll need to plan a fulfilling journey, traveling only with what you can fit in your pack on your back.  Topics covered include:

  • Travel Goals --what motivates us to travel
  • Travel Approaches--including a unique new approach called "threading"
  • Travel Preparation--how to plan, purchase, pack, and go
  • Life on the Road--how to meet the challenges of new languages, cultures, and politics

I really enjoyed reading this book.  Paul Otteson's insights on travel are fascinating and very helpful for a first time adventurer.  Definitely read this book before you go!--Kaaryn

 


  Europe from a Backpack
If you've ever wanted to backpack in Europe... If you want to relive your adventures... If you love good travel writing... Better than guidebooks, these first-person accounts paint vivid pictures of a traveler's experience in Europe. Like familiar music and favorite scents, they'll awaken a taste for adventure in those who have yet to travel, and bring back memories for those who have. Romance, surprise, discovery and wisdom all bubble through these authors' inviting pieces. At last, a collection of first-person eye-witness adventures that will keep you laughing, wondering, and walking with the well-traveled story tellers who take you inside Europe's must-see places. Billy Anderson stares down death at the running of the bulls in Pamplona. Lisa Cordeiro takes a "will work for food" approach to travel as a waitress at a Paris restaurant. And Mike Riley's desperate search for underwear in a Portuguese market... well, that's another story.

 

2014 Road Atlas Europe
Fully revised and updated, this specialist A4 road atlas designed for the British motorist in Europe includes 43 city plans, information on national speed limits, emergency telephone numbers and road distances, together with national parks and many other places of interest. With mapping to 54 countries, including all EU members, this is the ideal companion for keeping you on the move in Europe.

If you are considering driving Europe, this would be the book for you.

 

 

   

   

   

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