If you haven't yet read Cameron Hewitt's book, The Temporary European, run to your computer immediately and order it from the Rick Steves store, or better yet, download the e-book from IBooks and you can start reading right now. It is hilarious and informative. Couldn't put it down. Thanks, Cameron, for a great read!
Totally concur! Half-way through the book. Enjoying it immensely. Great job, Cameron!
Thanks for sharing. I agree! I am 3/4 of the way through and can’t put it down. I was fortunate to take a class from Cameron prior to going to Central Europe in 2019. He was so helpful. The book is both insightful & humorous.
I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Great insight behind the curtains at RSE. The discussion on Cinque Terre and the competing gelaterias was very amusing.
Gonna order it today. I had some other items in my cart.
GREAT book! I too loved the story about gelato wars in Cinque Terra. Also the Sound of Music tours in Salzburg.
I just read an excerpt he posted about how much work goes into gathering info for the guidebooks. https://blog.ricksteves.com/cameron/2022/07/guidebook-writer/?fbclid=IwAR3DDDGRms-8YOVusvvts1JlBjH8qyonTx05wrEIc1fcTT8ICpFPV9dcOjs
I absolutely love it so far! It's an amazing book and well worth reading!
I'm halfway through The Temporary European, though I'm cheating by skipping from chapter to chapter. This Italian-by-descent introvert, exported from Ohio and still a Denver Bronco fan (despite not having lived there for 25 years) is getting a kick out of Cameron's lessons and confessions. Envious of his picnic from Provence markets, I picked up a few things tonight from my own hyper local farmers market. With that and a glass of wine, I've jumped to the "All Alone; Never Alone" section to read his lessons and insights into solo travel as "its own genre." Excellent reading to put me in a temporary European spirit before my upcoming solo trip!