Since retiring in 2011, Gerald Nicks has traveled extensively in thirty cities in twenty countries in Europe and has come to love Europe and its culture. Summer of 2016, he spent three months in Paris with his partner in crime, Janiece, where they both tried very hard to be oh so Parisian!
He faithfully studies German and French and dreams of the day he will be completely fluent. His most recent passion is a desire to share with others his excitement and love of Europe along with modern methods to travel there inexpensively – but not cheaply! While traveling, he developed his way to get the maximum bang for the minimum buck.
Nick, as all his friends call him, considers himself a citizen of the world and the planet Earth to be his home.read more
is a combination of a travel guide, a travel essay, and a photo-book or coffee table book. It is chocked full of information on things to see and do.
My European Adventures isn’t just a travel guide. To some extent it’s a photo/coffee table book with 286 color photos and it’s also a bit of a travel narrative/memoir. Nicks takes you across Europe, from London to Istanbul, through thirty cities in nineteen countries and shows and tells about many fun and memorable things to see and do. Along the way, he tells you the little adventures and sometimes, misadventures, he experienced.
You’ll learn to use your smart device, Nicks likes his ten inch Android tablet, to travel independently and confidently throughout Europe, making your own plans, setting your own agenda, and staying for as long as you want. By using the incredible and extensive train system to get around and by staying in wonderful, inexpensive (but not cheap) hostels, you can have the European experience of a lifetime.
Instead of paying a small fortune to be herded around in a tour bus for a few days and having a frenzied tourist trip you’ll barely remember, learn more about the culture, the food, and the languages of Europe in the very best way: living there for months at a time.