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Interview: Karen Brown
Karen Brown, author and publisher of Karen Brown's Guides,
talks about life as a guidebook writer and tells the secret of a rewarding
Anti-Americanism in Europe
Don't let overblown reports of anti-Americanism in Europe tempt you into staying home this
year. European travel bargains are too good to resist, and my tips for traveling
as an American in Europe will help you keep U.S.-bashers at bay.
I may not know much about art, but I know what I like--and I really like this
Dutch artist's chalk and crayon drawings of European scenes (many of which
feature classic cars).
Our Venice for Visitors review of this tiny camera/gimbal
combination has an embedded travel video with sample footage, "The DJI Osmo in
SeV turns the travel vest inside out with a stylish, efficient design that
Etymōtics mk5 Isolator Earphones
These compact, high-quality earphones are a lightweight alternative to bulky
noise-cancelling headphones on long flights or train trips. (They're also far
If you've ever wanted to buy flowers while traveling, this lightweight folding
travel vase is for you.
Food and Wine
Caseus Prize - Premio Caseus
A competition for the "best cheese trolley in Italy" may sound quirky, but it's
taken very seriously by the Italian restaurateurs, food critics, and Slow Food
advocates who come to arrange, admire, and taste more than 400 of Italy's best
Arcopédico L19 Booties
These ultra-lightweight women's boots are squishy for easy
packing, with enough comfort and arch support for all-day walking in Paris,
Porto, or Prague.
Put a spring in your step--literally--with these shock-absorbing shoes, which
prevent sore feet during all-day sightseeing.
Europe on Your Own
Should you see Europe with a group tour or independently? Let's look at the
pros and cons of each.
Rick Steves on Group Travel
The guidebook author and TV travel host talks about escorted tours. Also see
the related review of his book, Postcards
Cellular Abroad's MiFi
Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
Rent a pocket-size device that includes unlimited
Wi-Fi bandwidth for up to five smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. at once.
(Unfortunately, it's available only to residents of the U.S. and Canada.) From
Venice for Visitors.
Chocolate Museums of Europe
When you've had your fill of cathedrals and art galleries,
find food for the soul (and possibly the stomach) in a chocolate museum or theme
Packing for Europe in 1966
Forget your travel stereotypes about the Swinging Sixties. To the parents of
hippie generation, packing for Europe was more about suitcases and foundation
garments than backpacks or tie-dyed t-shirts.
Unlike conventional electric razors, the pocket-size
ShaveTech weighs less than a smartphone and charges from your laptop's USB port.
Try a European adventure vacation that doesn't involve
paragliding or bungee jumping. It could change your life--and someone else's.
Sex and Drugs (w/o Rock 'n' Roll)
Holland: Tempting the
Tourist With Hookers and Hookahs
Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, and soft drugs are tolerated. But
don't let that keep your children or church group from visiting Holland.
Sex in Europe
To judge from what readers are ogling at Europe for Visitors, many Europe-bound
travelers are interested in only one thing.
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