A specialty travel item, in which an experienced- virtually a professional- traveler, shares her findings on shopping triumphs. What to buy- where to buy- how to buy, these are the tricks of shopping that save money and time. She feels that careful planning in advance, based on a point of view that the things one buys should be of local interest and significance, and represent the countries individually is born out by her subsequent data. There are brief sections on money, transportation, places to stay, and then- country by country, the best buys, the famous markets, etc. etc. England; France; Italy; the Scandinavian and the Low countries; Spain and Portugal; Greece; Austria; Switzerland; Germany; Mediterranean cruise ports; Caribbean cruise ports; Canada; Mexico; Guatemala; South America; Hawaii; Japan; Hongkong and Singapore; Bangkok and Bali; India and Pakistan. These are the countries covered in a high point treatment. Useful.