travel advice & savings


Anyone know if this offer is legit?

Hi! I saw this article in the L.A. Times travel blog:


It says that we (US citizens) can book hostels in Europe and pay the euro price in US dollars at a rate of 1 for 1. A very appealing offer. However I made a booking and they still charged my credit card the full amount! I emailed them and they haven’t got back to me! I read on this site that they are supposed to be the ones with friendly and helpful customer service! I’d hate to see what the bad customer service is like!

First-Time Europe

First-Time Europe (by Louis CasaBianca)

School Trip to Europe: Need Help

I am a freshman at my high school and there is a trip to Europe the summer after my sophomore year and I have to sign up soon or the spots will fill up. I want to know if this trip is worth it, from what I have read people have seen more places for more time at the same price. If anyone could advise me on whether I should go on this trip or save up and backpack through Europe after high school, it would be greatly appreciated! Oh and sleeping on trains and at hostels doesn’t bother me.

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Going to Europe? I need some help...


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