Alan Baker gives readers ‘A Taste of Europe’

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New travelogue shares narrative of author, wife’s travels in Switzerland, Southern France, Northern Italy

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Author Alan Baker and his wife, Robyn, both share a passion for travel. Rather than simply present pictures or make a slide show, he decided to shares their experiences through a book in “A Taste of Europe” (published by Xlibris AU), which they hope would allow others to follow the narrative of their travels at their own pace.

This travel, photo book describes the Baker’s trip to Europe in 2012, a light-hearted travelogue of their experiences, and some of the people they met along the way. It also provides numerous tips for the unwary traveler.

A Taste of Europe” shares a tour around Switzerland, Southern France and Northern Italy. The Bakers had heard from numerous sources that Switzerland was everyone’s favorite place in Europe so their first flight destination was Zurich. From Zurich, they went off to beautiful Paris, onto Dijon to Chalon Sur Soanne where they travelled by river cruise boat to Arles and Avignon. From Avignon, they travelled to Nice by train where they made a ripper mistake to travel by hired car into Italy — something that Alan has always wanted to do. They made their way to the beautiful Cinque Terre via Sestri Leventi and up north to gorgeous Bellagio on Lake Como in the foothills of the Italian Alps. From there, they went back to Milan, onto unbelievable Venice, down to Florence, Sienna and finished their adventure in Rome.

Accompanied by stunning photos of Europe’s amazing travel spots, “A Taste of Europe” is an easy-to-read and sometimes humorous book sharing the narrative of the Baker’s travel adventures. Alan hopes that, in reading this book, people would catch the same travel bug that has had him and his wife gallivanting across the globe.

“A Taste of Europe”
By Alan Baker
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 78 pages | ISBN 9781499035414
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 78 pages | ISBN 9781499035438
E-Book | 78 pages | ISBN 9781499035452
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Alan Baker is a born and bred Australian who lives in Melbourne and is a husband of one, father of three and grandfather of four. He has retired from the workforce and spends most of his valuable time emailing talk back radio stations, buying wine online, doing part time maintenance work at his wife’s school, doing the housework at home and planning their next overseas trip. His wife, Robyn is currently the principal of a state Primary School planning for her retirement so they can keep travelling. “A Taste of Europe” is his first travel book, he also plans to publish a travelogue about their trip to the United Kingdom and another one for their planned trip to Europe this year.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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