While this covers some countries not ordinarily included in general European travel books, it serves only as an initial guide, to be supplemented by more detailed informed guides on specific areas. The countries included are: The British Isles (short shrift for Scotland- and double notice for Ireland); France; Italy; Switzerland; Spain; Portugal; West Germany; Austria; Belgium; The Netherlands; Luxembourg; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; Finland; Yugoslavia; Greece; Turkey; Israel; Egypt; North Africa. Actually, I thought the specific travel data for each country haphazard, uneven, and at times inaccurate. But the overall information on planning, budgeting time and money, use of travel agents and types of trips; red tape and customs; money; luggage; what to take; cameras; when to go and how added up to sound basic needs. Then within each country the details regarding hotels and restaurants and costs should prove good initial guides. By and large, however, this is not a top drawer guidebook.