Subject: Re: Rick Steves???
In a message dated 4/3/99, 7:57:00 AM, TheTravelzine@o... writes: <<> Who is Rick Steves? >>

You will probably find as many people who do NOT like Rick Steves as ones who do. And those who detest him are as emphatic about that as those who like him are about their feelings.

The biggest complaint that I hear is lack of accuracy; things seem to get into his books without necessarily being historically correct, etc., and even maps sometimes have misled people. I do find his books useful for off the beaten track places, but do not use him much otherwise. And many/most of his lodging suggestions are for pretty budget level travelers who are not seeking even budget level charm.

Sally Watkins