The Europe Book by Laetitia Clapton The tagline for this book is “a journey through every country on the continent” and this is certainly an appropriate description. Lonely Planet, long known for their detailed country guide books has put together a wonderful coffee table sized book organized by specific geographical locations within Europe. Each country is then highlighted with individual reviews and accompanying photos. This is part of their “Continent” book series.
Find out what each country is known for, learn about the “essential experiences”, cuisine, festivals, history, culture and much more. Also look for the “surprises” section listed under some countries; this lists items that perhaps most people do not associate with that particular country. This book makes a great gift especially for those armchair travelers as well as those embracing the “staycation” philosophy of travel.