Easy planning. Hit the ground running with convenient overviews of each region, along with advice on the best wineries and golf courses, suggestions for top tours and itineraries, and tips for making the most of your time.
Expert writing, gorgeous graphics. Unique photo-features impart the country’s culture, including fabulous food and wine, religious festivals, and enchanting castles. Local Experts Fodor’s worldwide team of 700 writers reveal their favorite haunts to enrich your travel experience.
Updated Frequently. Our writers hit the streets in search of the hot spots, while verifying that current listings still meet our high standards.
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Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.