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camping grounds in Italy

I was looking at Hostels for my Italy trip and came across quite a few camp grounds. Anybody have experience with camp grounds in Italy. I want to get an idea of secure they are.. or do they lockers for luggage storage as well? How’s the sites though.. fairly clean? I was thinking of maybe doing one or two camp grounds if the weather is fairly nice. Please help by giving some comments.

Hostel advice please


I have been traveling to Europe before with my family, but I am planning a backpacking trip with my friends in the summer of 2010 and have never stayed at a hostel before. I have researched quite a bit, but I am still unsure of a few details.

How early do people generally book a hostel in advance? I don’t want to book all the hostels before I leave for Europe for 35 days because then I will have no flexibility with my travel times, when I want to leave for my next destination, etc.

Monaco and Cannes?

Our route follows the coastline from Valencia all the way round until Rome (maybe via detour to Milan). We are hoping to camp a little between Valencia and Barcelona up the coast before hostelling in Barca.

We also want to have a look at Monaco and Cannes..but obviously we are on a budget (a smallish one!!) so dont want to stay there. Can anyone recommend a good hostel in a near by town or maybe a campsite nearby that has transport links to these places?

I’m thinking to hostel a couple of nights in Nice and make day trips to these places…any better ideas or info would be great! thanks

How to go about living?

Hey everyone,

So I have been trying to summon up the courage to do this for a long time and finally decide to depart in either October or December. I work for an internet marketing company in New york and asked for permission if I can move to europe and work remotely since i pretty much only need internet access to do my job, and they granted me permission. My apartment lease ends in october, so im putting all my stuff in storage and moving to europe. The duration is indefinite, but my goal is to see at least 10-15 countries and as many cities within each as I can.

Oktoberfest: Anything left?

Does anybody know anywhere to find somewhere (hostels, hotels, couches, beds, ANYTHING) to stay in Munich for Oktoberfest from the 18th of September until the 22nd of September?

I don’t have a travel buddy and I don’t know anybody who lives there and I obviously can’t afford to be paying $200 per night. $70 or less would be ideal.

Is it wise to just go and hope I can find someone who might be willing to split the costs of their room with me?

Does anybody have any experience with this?

Cheers in advance!

First Timer's First Trip (Spain Maybe?)

I am a 19 year old female who is going to be traveling alone. Ideally I would love to go to Barcelona but I haven’t made up my mind yet. I will be going in September of 2009 and I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me. Like I said I am pretty sure I will be heading to Spain for my first trip. What hostels would you recommend? How much do you think I will need to spend? Should I stay in one city for 3 weeks of visit different ones? I am not interested so much in seeing a lot of Spain as I am immersing my self in it’s culture.
Thanks for any advice Smile

Avingnon, Arles

I’m going to be studying abroad in Paris next fall and was thinking of taking a long weekend (3 days) in Provence. Right now, I’m thinking of making Avingon my base and daytripping to Arles. Any hotel/hostel suggestions? Is two days in Avingon too much? Would it be worth it to spend one day in each Avingon, Arles and Nimes, or is that too much?

Thanks for the advice!

The New Wave In Travel
Hostel in Donostia, Spain

ideas for weekend travel

Next fall I will be studying abroad for a semester at the Sorbonne and I’m looking for weekend travel ideas on a student’s budget. I have already been to Amsterdam, Nice, Florence and Venice, so, considering my tight budget, I’d rather spend my money elsewhere.

Do cheap accomodations in Ypres, Belgium exist?

Alright, I’ve been looking online for awhile trying to find some relatively cheap places to stay in Ypres, Belgium with zero results.
Has anyone stayed somewhere less advertised online that’s hostel-ish in price? I don’t really want to be spending $60 a night to stay in a hotel room that I’m hardly going to be in and I’d rather not commute from another town.
Any suggestions =)?