Europe travel news: half-tourists, travel agent scam, hydrogen train, mini campervan from VW

switzerland, interlaken, a group of tourists take a break in a park
Touring Switzerland.

Airbnb problems in France, road trip across Europe during pandemic, and Helsinki guide

Coronavirus exposed a dirty secret in travel business: Ponzi-style schemes by travel agents

Read this article by USA Today before booking your next trip with a travel agent. These … Read the Story

Travel news digest: Airbnb says road trips are in, EU opens borders for tourists, campervan packing tips

autobahn a5 in herbolzheim, germany
Autobahn A5 in southern Germany.

EU to allow visitors from 14 countries in July

European countries are opening their borders for travelers in July 2020 after the first wave of corona virus has subsided. Travel within EU is mostly allowed (Sweden is an … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: overhyped screen time concerns, Trivago rip-off, book piracy in Italy

finger of old woman pointing at tablet screen. photo by timothy muza

News on ebooks, writing and travel

Screen time: Conclusions about the apocalyptic effects of digital media are often incomplete, overstated

A voice of reason about concerns of regularly accessing media on a mobile device or PC: “a recent review of over 200 … Read the Story