Famous landmarks. Rich cultural heritage. Vibrant night life. Europe’s Old World charm has captivated many from honeymooners to new grads. If you can’t resist the allure of travelling to Europe, you don’t have to spend a fortune. You can always backpack your way.
Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple, or as a small group, here are some tips any European traveler should keep in mind.
First, determine if you’re traveling solo or with companions. Traveling alone offers flexibility in choosing which places to see and establishing a time-frame for your travel. Traveling with companions offers a sense of security and it certainly helps to have a familiar face beside you in a foreign land.
Next, you have to determine your itinerary. For this, you have to consider the season and weather and the events and festivities taking place. Booking for accommodation during peak season should be an issue you should carefully consider. Using online booking for your flight and accommodation is a great tool to use to plan your travel.
You do not have to be an accountant to compute your expenses, but a little foresight and reasonable judgement can help. Experienced European travelers peg their daily expense at $75. The more frugal say they can live with $60 per day. Other expenses you should keep in mind are the costs for plane tickets, rail passes, passport and visas, guidebooks, and toiletries. For the purpose of convenience, you’d like to bring some cash along with your ATM card.
Because your ultimate goal as a European traveler is to see sights and experience culture, remember to pack light and bring clothes that are appropriate for the weather and the season. And oh, do remember to take in the scenery and have fun.