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Rick Steves' Snapshot Scotland Paperback – January 5, 2010

4.3 out of 5 stars 95 customer reviews

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About the Author

Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and a podcast (Rick Steves' Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 70 at Europe Through the Back Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.
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Product Details

  • Series: Rick Steves Snapshot
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing (January 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598804952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598804959
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,282,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Yes, yes; it's all great info and we all love Rick Steves. (Seriously. I've traveled to 13 European countries using Rick's guides and I use no other.) I bought 'Snapshot Scotland' along with Rick's 'Great Britain 2010' because I am considering a GB trip focusing on Scotland. But doggone it, 'Snapshot Scotland' contains precisely the same information as the Britain book. Like, exactly. Carbon copy. The back cover of 'Scotland' says, "This 208-page Snapshot guide is excerpted from 'Rick Steves' Great Britain 2010.'" *****But Rick/Amazon couldn't mention that in the 'Scotland' book description so that I didn't waste my money?***** I'm peeved about that.

No, I haven't traveled with it yet so I can't speak to this issue but in all my travels I've only had one bad experience with a B&B Rick recommended and it wasn't enough to cancel out all the truly insighful, wonderful, spot-on advice Rick gives. Those are pretty good odds. At the price of these guides you can't go wrong. I'm a big advocate of doing all your planning while you're sitting on your couch at home so you don't have to do it while you're burning up valuable travel dollars (time is money) sitting confused on a bench on vacation. Just buy it already. (Unless, of course, you already have GB 2010.)
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I like the idea of a mini-book just for Scotland.
However, if you're not visiting Edinburgh & St. Andrews, this book will not provide much help.
If those are your destinations, you'll enjoy the book.
That's not where I'm headed, so I was disappointed in that regard.
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This book was very light on information and not that helpful. As one reviewer said, it's right out of his Great Britain guide. I found Frommers much more helpful.
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OK...When I first traveled years ago I would not leave home without Rick's books. They were unique at that time for people on a budget who were dependent on public transportation. Over the years they became more and more like any other tour books and no longer unique or my favorite as a travel guide. With the use of the internet especially, I prefer more visuals like Eyewitness books. I found this more than a little disappointing and a bit sad.
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I read that this Snapshot publication is simply lifted from the RIck Steves guide for England. Whatever, it had just the right kind of information to help me plan my vacation in Scotland. Once again I am impressed with the qualities of the Rick Steves guidebooks. One minor shortcoming of this extract is that it omits the usual packing list suggestion and the information about local weather.
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This was very handy during our recent vacation in Scotland. Had great tips on what to see and do and was fairly accurate in the time it would take to do the activity. Would suggest his books to anyone going to a location they have not been to before.
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Very nice and easy to read guide in Rick's great persona.

As it is a snapshot not all of Scotland is covered, but what is covered was of great help on our trip there. Highly recommended if you're travelling to Scotland!
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I love Rick Steeves! We have used his guidebooks numerous times and have always found his information to be excellent. His restaurant recommendations are sometimes difficult to find but always worth the effort. I will continue to purchase Rick's guidebooks because they are so well done and allow us to travel getting the most value for our money in charming places, hotels and restaurants.
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