Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide
Title: Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide
Author: Doug Mack
A writer and popular blogger describes his experiences using a nearly 50-year old travel guide, Europe on Five Dollars a Day, to explore modern-day Europe and reflects on what has changed and what has not.
Prepare to Get Lost on the Beaten Path…
When Doug Mack picked up a 1963 edition of Europe on Five Dollars a Day, he stumbled on an inspired idea: to boldly go where millions have gone before, relying only on the advice of a travel guide that’s nearly a half century out-of-date. Add to the mix his mother’s much-documented grand tour through Europe in the late 1960s, and the result is a funny and fascinating journey into a new (old) world, and a disarming look at the ways the classic tourist experience has changed-and has not-in the last generation.
After a whirlwind adventure spanning eight countries-and costing way more than five dollars a day-Mack’s endearing account is part time travel, part paean to Arthur Frommer’s much-loved guide, and a celebration of the modern traveler’s grand (and not-so-grand) tour.