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Better to Book Hostel in Adance or Just Show Up?

I am planning a eurotrip next July for France, Italy, Greece, & the UK.

I know I have a year in advance to plan… However. I have heard both sides of the story… That it is best to book ahead…. and that it’s best to just show up because it is more fun that way.

Here are the problems that I am sure most traveler’s ecounter going to Europe.

Things are not as you expect them to be… therefore you might not end up where you thought you would. So I don’t want to book my hostels.. pay for them…

It seems like point to point might be my way - but could you help me?

Hello and thank you for looking.

I’m pretty much spending 21 days in france. But with a jaunt into Zurich for 4 days & a 2 day excursion into Brussels. I’m not going on LONG trips really, Just like day trips around my hub/base. So wouldn’t P2P be better more economical? I will be based in Paris for about 10 days and I’ll be going to the Loire valley & champange region, thats not really going to influence if I should get a pass or not, right?

Would you see more france, or pop into ....

This will pretty much be my 1st trip traveling in Europe, (Japan for 10 days, Dublin for a fortnight). I have about 26 days, ticket in & out of Heathrow has been bought. But I’m only 79% sure about my trip. Here’s my trip backwards

Flying back to San Francisco
London 3/4 days
Paris 6 days (close friend, louvre, Day trips , and just PARIS )
Nancy 1 night
Reims 1 >Not sure, maybe these 2 can be 1…
Zurich 4 nights (close friends, Suggestions on a day trip around here)
Dijon 2 nights
South of France 3 nights (Toulon? Nice? Menton?

train pass? or fly?

hello everyone,
I need your opinion on whether to fly or take a train. I’m going to be traveling from Paris to Venice and then from Venice to Rome. Would you recommend purchasing a train pass? Or just fly in b/w. Or maybe fly to Venice and then take a train to Rome? Not sure what the best/cheapest method would be. We also are interested in taking a day trip to Versailles, which I’m guessing we can take a bus?

I appreciate all the advice I can get, thanks!

The ONE best trip in France

I strongly believe that for any country or for any region and for a given number of days – there is ONE optimal tourist route. Yes, there are some people who are really art fans, there are some who just want to lie on a beach, there are youngsters wanting to party all night and old people who can barely move. But there is such a thing as an average tourist. Most of us are. The average tourist wants to see a bit of everything, experience as much as he can, etc. And it is possible to create such a trip for him.

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Travelogue Entry in Cannes, France

Best place in France

hey! im going over in aug and will have my 19th birthday in France, but im not sure where/which city, etc i should spend it. i was thinking champagne, france for shits and gigs, but wanted more help. PLEASE HELP! thanks bebs.SmileSmile

Spain or South of France?

I am going to be vacationing in Biarritz this summer (end of July) for abour 4-5 days. After that I would like to go somewhere else for around 4-5 days. Originally I was looking into Bareclona and Madrid but someone told me the south of France is beautiful/interesting as well. I am definitely traveling on a small budget. This would be my first time in all of these places so I dont really know where I should go.

Any suggestions?

Good Deals from San Francisco to London (Europe)

I am graduating from a 4 year university and some of my friends and myself wanted to take a Eurotrip from late March (26th) to mid April (11-15th). I wanted to see if someone can help us with some information. We want to land in London and leave from Athens or Rome.

How much on average the ticket price is during that time?

What are the best website to look for deals?

Are the fare going to get cheaper?

What is the best and cheapest way of transportation within European countries ie. England, France, Italy, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, and Athens.