Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Fodor's

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Fodor's travel guides. When Eugene Fodor published his first one, back in 1936, Hitler had not yet invaded Poland and the Spanish Civil War was underway.

Today, it is the largest English-language travel guide to places all over the world.

Back in the 1930s, traveler Eugene Fodor thought the available guidebooks were boring and uninspired. He went beyond the usual list of attractions and hotels and added information about the local people and culture as well as updating the information yearly.

The first one was on Europe.

A Trendsetter. --RoadDog

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