travel advice & savings



Hello everyone.

I just booked my flights and hotels for a 2 1/2 week vacation in October 2009. I am flying to Barcelona (and spending 3 nights). Then I hop an overnight train to Paris (for 3 nights). Another train up to Brussels (for 2 nights). Finally up to Amsterdam (for 6 nights).

Basically, I’ve done a good amount of research so far… But I’m looking to get some advice from either someone living in these cities or has visited these cities before, as to some fun things to do along with touristy sites (restaurants, bars, clubs, site-seeing).

Spain to Mykonos.. Help anyone?


I desperately need to know the best and cost efficient way to get to mykonos from Spain.
I will be attending Benicassim Festival in July and i have friends that will be in Mykonos in August.

Anyone know the best way from Spain to mykonos that wont cost an arm and a leg, and bypassing some cool places in europe?

Thanks for the help guys.

Will's Eurotrip: Part 2

28:10 minutes (25.8 MB)

Will discusses his travels through Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

Unfortunate weather
Travelogue Entry in Barcelona, Spain
Parc Güell - Barcelona
Park in Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla - Barcelona
District in Barcelona, Spain

1 Month in Europe (Oct 2008)

It has been a bit of a whirlwind in regards to what trip I am going to do this fall. I was originally planning on hitting just Croatia, but now my trip has been extended giving me enough time to do a real tour of Europe.

This is the path I was planning on taking. I am going to be there for about 4 weeks (maybe 5 weeks if I need to).

Quick overview:
Amsterdam (2 days)
Brugge (2 days)
Baden-Baden (1 or 2 days)
Munich (3 days)
Salzburg (1 day)
Venice (2 days)
Rome (2 days)
Florence (2 days)
Nice (or there abouts) (2 days)

Barcelona & Italy Itinerary - 2 Weeks in December

Over December, my wife and I will be taking a dream trip for us for about 16 days in Spain and Italy. Here is our rough itinerary.

Friday Dec 19 Fly to Barcelona

Saturday Dec 20 Arrive in Barcelona mid-day

Sunday Dec 21 Barcelona

Monday Dec 22 Barcelona

Tuesday Dec 23 AM Flight to Venice/Venezia

Wednesday Dec 24 Venice/Venezia PM Train to Vernazza – 394 Kilometers

Thursday Dec 25 Vernazza

Friday Dec 26 AM Train to Florence/Firenze – 179 Kilometers

Saturday Dec 27 Florence/Firenze

Barcelona or Rome

My wife and I are spending two weeks in Italy and Spain this December. It’s the only possible window for us. We are looking to primarily see Barcelona in Spain, although we are considering multiple stops in Italy.

1) Is it best to fly into Barcelona or Rome?

2) Once there, what is the most effective and enjoyable way to get between Italy and Barcelona for two people? Should we fly? If so, how much should budget per flight? Should we take a ferry or train? We want it to be enjoyable, though we do not want to sacrifice too much of our trip’s time or budget getting between the two.