This is the very reason why I love to travel in this continent. Europe is one of the most fascinating places on earth. Despite the fact that other continents have more diverse ecosystems, Europe continues to attract visitors due to the sheer beauty of its land. Our book reviewer, LoveReading.co.uk, has compiled the following top five travel guides to the continent:
A brainchild of Arthur Frommer, who revolutionized budget travel by writing 'Europe on $5 a day' in 1957, these guides and online portal are considered to be the authority on European destinations. In fact, most of the landmarks and places of interest are regularly visited by experts, who rate each site on a standard scale. Readers also like to view many budget deals that are otherwise difficult to locate in other guidebooks.
A direct competitor to Frommers, Fodors guides are known for their intimate detail. Each guidebook contains numerous colorful illustrations and extensive commentary on multiple sites. There are special sections on 'must see' little known gems. This company is known to exclusively cover regions of Europe.
3) Lonely Planet Guides
These are one of the most popular travel books. Each guide either covers a certain country or provides information on a specific region. Lonely Planet book cover important cultural, geographical and landmark information which is continuously updated by local experts.
4) Visit Europe Website
The European Commission's guide to Europe is perhaps one of the most authentic free European tours and travel websites on Europe. It contains useful information on planning trips. There are various sections which provide additional details on restaurants, car hire, cheap flights and hotel bookings. A direct partnership with many European travel operators ensures that tourists are able to get the best price without scarifying quality.
5) Alastair Sawdays
No visitor to Europe should visit the continent without glimpsing Alastair Sawday's website. Although, the guidebooks and the website provide information on hotels but every hotel listed in these guides is truly an amazing place to stay. In fact, the website is among those few information portals which provide complete free access to hard cover additions of the printed editions.