Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day by Doug Mack

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Mack finds joyful surprises by following the beaten path, finds several unexpected and secret pleasures amongst crowds and learns to quit his worrying and embrace clichés.
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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to boldly go where millions have gone before, relying only on the advice of a travel guide that's nearly a half century out-of-date.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 Doug Mack

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Douglas Mack has written for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, WorldHum.com, and other publications. He is based in Minneapolis with a digital home at www.douglasmack.net.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Perigee. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Travel. Non-fiction
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All: 5 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 1

Lonely Planet

Below average
Reviewed by Blog on Mar 27 2012

Lacks a certain something to make the book a page turner and also seems to lack the pace and humour

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Go Nomad

Excellent
Reviewed by Malea Ritz

Mack finds joyful surprises by following the beaten path, finds several unexpected and secret pleasures amongst crowds and learns to quit his worrying and embrace clichés.

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National Geographic Traveler

Excellent
Reviewed by Don George

Refreshing in its intelligence, candor, good-humored self-deprecation, and insightful redemption of the much-maligned tourist, Mack’s account is a trail-reblazing testament to the transformative power of travel in the modern world

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A Traveler's Library

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Mar 28 2012

Funny, well written, and even informative, this brand new take ona 50-year-old guidebook–gimmick or no– will bring you a lot of enjoyment.

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Jean V. Naggar

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Mar 23 2012

This unique travel memoir, to be released the first week of April, is filled with humor as well as reflection on the modern tourist experience.

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