“Europe On 5 Wrong Turns A Day”

Doug Mack

Armed with the 1963 edition of Arthur Frommer’s “Europe on Five Dollars a Day” – the same one his mother used as a college traveller in the 60’s – Doug Mack set out to see Europe. He is (of affects the character of) a timid traveller, and his self-deprecating humor makes the book as much as the “then and now” hook. Mack is a proud tourist, and rejects the snobbish distinction some draw between “traveller” and “tourist”. He writes, with Bryson-like wit about travel as he finds it. And, mostly, he loves it.