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Interesting European Travelogue from Steves

Old Sep 12th, 2010, 05:42 AM
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Interesting European Travelogue from Steves

I just stumbled on this 2005 travelogue written by the son of the much maligned Rick Steves, Andrew. I found it very well-written and an excellent example of how to keep the reader interested throughout - not too much detail yet full of personal experiences unique to Europe. I think the son exceeds the father here. I especially like Andy's take on pot smoking;

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/desti.../andy_blog.htm
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Old Sep 12th, 2010, 06:31 AM
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A very interesting read but have I missed something here -
Was this Andy Steves' first European vacation EVER? The child must have been on numerous vacations with his folks!
OR, was it his first vacation on his own with a buddy?
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tod. I seem to remember reading or hearing that this was his first vacation without his parents.
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Old Sep 12th, 2010, 07:56 AM
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IIRC - and I'm too lazy to check further - the daughter went on a
trip and blogged about it. She was a terrific writer, esp. as she
was a student at the time.
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Old Sep 12th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Thanks Sher - I couldn't imagine this kid as being untravelled- Just the opposite: VERY well travelled!
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Travelling with a Dad who is a travel pro and who probably gets most of his rooms and meals comped is a lot different than going on your own. As a child Andy and his sister probably didn't pay too much attention to the logistics of travel. They just reaped the benefits of seeing the sites and absorbing some culture. And from what I've seen of the PBS shows, the kids seemed to travel when they were pretty young - not as teenagers.

Sounds like poor Andy was truly scrimping and saving to go. I give his daddy credit for not sending the kid with an unlimited budget. He made him earn most of his way through the continent. It reminded me of my whole reason for travelling back when I was his age - girls.
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It you are 18, I am sure it is interesting. Otherwise his writing and insights are as small as his father's.

This is everything that is wrong with the Interent. Simply because someone has access to audience does not make it worthwhile.

This is yawn inducing.
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Old Sep 12th, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Well, I enjoyed reading it, so thank you for the link. There is just something about embarking on new things in life, whether you are 18 or 80, and I for one never want to forget that excitement and fun that these adventures bring.
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What is more frightening than the excitement of seeing the minutiae of one's life in print, is the excitement that others find it interesting.

The world is a much more fascinating place than the details of one's limited existence.
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