Motorcycles are a great way of getting around Europe but we didn't get to see "the sights". So we've
gone back in a car several times .... no tour group safety net .... are we crazy or what!?!. And, no we
do not speak any other languages (I have enough trouble with English) and you don't need to but
knowing a few words can be a big help; the people are helpful and friendly.
These trips were only possible because of the many personal travel web pages on the Internet. These
sites are loaded with all of the things you never think about.
Also, tourism is huge in Europe. Most towns, even the little ones, have their own web pages as do a lot
of "bed and breakfasts". By doing your homework and research you can plan a custom and successful
trip. Start planning early!
Hint: Check several of the ticket brokers on the Internet; many times the ones with ads on TV are NOT
Also, checkout books by Rick Steves, you see his books carried EVERYWHERE in Europe. I would also
suggest getting Michelin maps (or GPS maps) for the area you are going to visit, they are excellent.
This is a typical B&B room.