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How to Make Friends with Austrians

In my recent obsession with travel guides, old and new, I purchased this gem of a book from 1992:¬†Europeans Customs and Manners: How to Make Friends and do Business in Europe¬†by Nancy L. Briganti and Elizabeth Devine. It is a fascinating look at an American view of Europe in the wake of the Iron Curtain’s […]

Travel Safe, Travel Cheap: Picking a Hostel

So, I just finished booking the hostels where I will be staying during my trips to London and Rome in November. I have stayed in 15+ hostels across the UK and Europe (and one in NYC!) in the last couple of years, and I have sort of gotten my selection process down to a science. […]