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Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide


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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to boldly go where millions have gone before, relying only on the advice of a travel guide that's nearly a half century out-of-date.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.

About the Author

Douglas Mack has written for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle,, and other publications. He is based in Minneapolis with a digital home at

Product Details

Mack, Doug
Perigee Books
Mack, Douglas S.
Humor : General
Travel Writing-General
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Paperback / softback
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Grade Level:
from 12
8.23 x 5.6 x 0.66 in 0.51 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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