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An necessary transitional determine from the idiosyncratic fashion of the Grand Tour travelogues to the more informative and impersonal guidebook was Mariana Starke Her 1824 guide to journey in France and Italy served as a vital companion for British vacationers to the Continent in the early nineteenth century. She acknowledged that with the growing numbers of Britons touring overseas after 1815 nearly all of her readers would now be in family groups and on a price range. She therefore included for the first time a wealth of advice on baggage, acquiring passports, the exact price of food and lodging in each city and even advice on the care of invalid relations. She additionally devised a system of !!! exclamation mark ratings, a forerunner of at present’s star rankings …Continue reading