The Let's Go guides give good instructions on getting to and from European campgrounds. Eurocampings has details and user reviews on more than 8,000 campgrounds. Once in Europe, campings (campgrounds) are well signed, and local tourist information offices have guides and maps listing spots nearby.
- Europe by Van and Motorhome (David Shore and Patty Campbell, 2012). Renting, buying, or shipping an RV; plus what to take and where to camp. The purchase price includes a free, personal consultation (free shipping for Rick Steves' readers, also available for download, tel. 800-659-5222, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Caravan & Camping Europe (2011). Excellent resource from Britain's AAA-type automobile club with detailed Western Europe campground listings and color maps. Separate editions available for France and Britain/Ireland.
- Camping Europe (Carol Mickelsen, 2008). Tips for car camping, bringing your bike from home, and driving directions to major destinations. Includes Scandinavia, Central, and Eastern Europe.
- RV and Car Camping Vacations in Europe (Mike and Terri Church, 2004). Two-week itineraries, campground listings, and advice for both RV and tent campers.
Updated for 2012. For lots more tips, check out our best-selling Europe Through the Back Door travel skills guidebook.