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Travel Guide Series Reviews

Steve B., September 27, 2004

Your Metro Map was the envy of my entire tour group. It made underground travel easy, and I certainly wouldn’t leave home without one on any future trip.

HemispheresMagazine United Airlines Hemispheres, May 2002
Travel News
Sightseeing like the locals. U-Bahn, Tram,      Underground, metro, bus . . . . sometimes the best way to see a city is by public transportation. Michael Brein’s maps include public transit routes and directions to the top 50 points of interest in cities around the world. Guides currently available include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Honolulu, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Vienna, and Washington, DC. 

AmericanWayAmerican Way, April 15, 2000
Sojourns/Travel Journals/Pack These Pages. This public-transportation guide plots fifty sites in Madrid. The map series, available at, also includes Paris, London, Berlin, Sydney, and Amsterdam.

New York Times, January 16, 2000
Travel Advisory: Taking public transit? These maps will help. For those who want to know where a subway will take them, there is a new series
of public transit maps packed with information.

San Jose Mercury News, January 16, 2000 
Know Before You Go with $5 Transit Guides. Detailed maps of public transit systems are often hard to come by until you reach a destination. The guides cost $5 each and include a list of a city’s 50 most popular places, as well as walking maps. The big maps are the schematics used by the cities themselves. The series began with the Oahu bus system. The publisher, Michael Brein, has added London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid, Munich, Prague and Sydney. Amsterdam, Washington, D.C. and Vienna will be added this spring.

ConsumerReports Consumer Reports Travel Letter, November   1999 
Subway Series
The Metro, U-Bahn, Underground, and other modes of public transit star in a new series of guides created by Michael Brein, Ph.D. in social psychology with an interest in affordable travel. Each fold out city map directs travelers to 50 or more points of interest — the Paddington Bazaar in Sydney, or the Planetario in Madrid, for example, all accessible from public transportation. Individual diagrams on each map help you find the attractions, with directions for the best walking routes to take once you’re off the bus or train.

New York Post, August 24, 1999 
Off the Map. If you want to get to know a city like a local, it helps to travel like one, and free public transit maps don’t tell you how to get to the fun stuff. For $5, try one of Michael Brein’s double-duty city transit maps.

On the Road with John Clayton, July 16, 1999 
Another most unusual and also very clever guidebook to come into the marketplace, is “Sightseeing by Public Transportation.” In all my years in travel, I’ve seen some offbeat things, but when I got a copy I was hooked, fascinated and wondered why no one’s done this before.

San Francisco Examiner, August 9, 1998 
Sightseeing by Public Transportation Map Series. Assiduous and budget-minded trip- planners might want to include these maps as reference materials for their next trip



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