Press Reviews of Europe for
and its subsidary sites have been reviewed or mentioned in publications
ranging from Good Housekeeping to Die Zeit, and we've earned "Best of the Web"
honors from both Forbes and The Washington Post.
from major magazines and newspapers:
Beret-wearing travel writer Durant Imboden hosts this [6,000]-page site
packed with articles, links, photos, 360-degree panoramic views of different
neighborhoods in different cities--even live Web cams. (You can watch shoppers
bustling through London's Oxford Circus.) Search by country or city guides;
content is strongest for Italy, Switzerland and Austria. For Venice lovers,
Imboden (author of "The Baby Boomer's Venice") goes to town with 70 deeply
researched travel articles such as the history-laden "Winged Lion of St Mark"
which explains how a lion became the mascot for this maritime city. There are
over 100 features exploring Switzerland and Austria, along with travel tools
such as a list of B&Bs in Switzerland. General Advice has fun treks like
chocolate theme park Cadbury World in England. Link to airlines, 5-star
hotels, trains, rental cars, and sightseeing tours.
Forbes Best of the Web
Another excellent site for Europe-bound travels: Durant
Imboden's EuropeForVisitors.com, with country guides, hotel recommendations
and travel articles.
"Best of the Web: 54 Online Travel Sites to Bookmark Now"
The Washington Post
EU GO....Durant Imboden is the delightfully named and beret-sporting guide
to the thousands of websites related to Europe, from Celtic culture tours and
a Finnish women's jazz festival to major museum art exhibitions coming this
fall. The site features links to hotels and regional airlines, restaurant
reviews, airport directories, train and ferry schedules, campgrounds,
five-star hotels, city and country guides and more. If it's in Europe, chances
are you'll find it here--if not, ask Durant to help you find it.
Time Magazine (International Edition, Asia)
Trekking to Europe? Whether you're going for a long weekend or a few
months, proper preparation is essential if you want to make the most of your
sojourn. Boasting dozens and dozens of links on everything from the Matterhorn
to Venice and Poland to Portugal, this homegrown guide can help you refine
your itinerary or plan new stops. Assembled by Durant Imboden, a
beret-sporting Europhile who has traveled in (and written about) the Continent
for years, EV features easy-to-follow categories and timely, relevant advice.
If a budget European holiday is in the cards for you, check out
[this] excellent European-holiday site. Consider the intro page a launching pad
to hundreds of great sites.
The practical-information section links to sites on accessible
travel, accommodations, etiquette, insurance, currency, passports, pets and
lists of cyber cafes....The site is further broken down into sections on the
type of travel you want to do in Europe and where you want to go.
The section on Venice, for example, has the usual links to sites on
apartment rentals, hotels, restaurants, transportation and sightseeing. But
you can also find an index to more than 70 illustrated articles on Venice,
information on Venice travel tips and you can even listen to a sound
recording of a vaporetto's arrival and departure.
How does a guy holed up in an attic office in south
Minneapolis create a thorough and compelling European travel-planning
website? By traveling a lot. It doesn't hurt that his name and face greet
visitors to the site, since both are vaguely European. The name: Durant
Imboden. The look: healthy white beard and beret."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Europe for Visitors
An outstanding resource for researching travel in Europe, with both original
content and an extensive directory of hand-selected links, created and
maintained by Durant Imboden, former About.com Europe for Visitors Guide.
...Try the lovely European photo galleries, which feature many of the standard
If you pack light, you�ll find it manageable to get to and from the airport
on commuter trains and subways [....]
offers helpful tips on airport transportation.
Michelle Higgins, "Practical Traveler"
The New York Times
I have written before about Durant Imboden's excellent Europe for
Visitors site, europeforvisitors.com. On his articles index you can browse
hundreds of articles, including transportation information, photos, travel
tips, and Web links.
He also has information on International Driving Permits, Touring Europe
by Ship and European Travel News to keep you up-to-date on what his
happening right up until you leave. You can search for what you want on his
site using Google, use the European Travel Planner with more than 200 [pages
of] links to relevant Web sites, link to a currency converter, look at CIA
maps and browse through more than 1,000 photos of European sights.
Imboden, exhaustive researcher, never met a detail he didn't like, and
[he] even includes a link to Busking Tips, a site by guitarist-vocalist
Jesse Gersenson on how to make money singing or strumming for your supper in
Europe and other parts of the world.
Judy Babcock Wylie
The European travel season is approaching like a Mercedes driving 100 mph
in your rearview mirror. Well, okay, not that fast--but it segues nicely
into this travel tip about driving in Europe.
I once drove for two months around southern and central Europe and Turkey
during peak tourist season. Not only did I survive--I actually enjoyed the
experience. I relished roundabouts, I eagerly accelerated onto the autobahn,
I gassed around Grecian goatherds with glee. But the experience appealed to
my latent stunt-driver tendencies. It's not for everyone. Durant Imboden has put together an
excellent page of suggestions, information, and resources on how to approach
driving in Europe intelligently. With his page, you can decide if, when, and
how you want to drive in Europe, as well as get started in the rental
[Durant] Imboden has written extensively about Europe and has one of the best
Internet sites on Europe.
The premier visitor's site for Venice, Italy.
Venice for Visitors is a thorough directory of links to restaurants,
accommodations and events. Its Venice Photos is a dazzling stream of virtual