travel advice & savings


Places to Avoid

Hey everyone, I know this is the favorite places thread but I was wondering which cities should be avoided when backpacking alone. I am a 20 year old 6 foot 3’ 200lb male but its still good to be careful. I will be traveling from athens greece through italy, switzerland, germany, fance, and spain. I would love to know where not to stop along the way. thanks!

Budget Help!

Hey everybody. I have a couple of questions regarding my budget for a future Eurotrip. This will be my second time traveling to Europe but this time I will be adding many new destinations. I plan on traveling for 53 days, starting from the end of May and continuing through the middle of July.

price o' drinks

Is it difficult, in general, in France and Italy to find cheap, great wine? What IS cheap wine? Does it go for 20 E at cheapest:best ratio or can I pick up a decent bottle for only a few E? I’m headed specifically to Bordeaux, Paris, Perpignon, Venice, Florence, and Rome. How fares the drink?

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Hostel in Florence, Italy
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Travelogue Entry in Florence, Italy

Money and Shoes for western Europe Backpacking

We are going for a month to western Europe, as follows: from Salt Lake City to London however our time in London is going to be almost free we will be staying with close family. We are budgeting about $3700 for everything. (per person-there are just two of us) these are our cities: London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Venice, Rome, Marseilles, Barcelona, Madrid, London
We will be backpacking and staying in hostels. The trip is to see Europe-not party or hook up.

Greece to Italy

Would it be possible to travel from Ios to Athens then from athens to Patra to make the overnight boat from Patra to Brindis in the one day?
From then on we are hoping to travel from Brindis – Naples – Rome via Pisa – La Spezia on the train and then on to Nice ?
We do really want to see Venice but think that it may be a bit to far out of our way ??

Travelogue Entry in Rome, Italy

Lisbon to Prague Help!!!

Hello all!

I am currently planning a trip next year with 3 other friends and needed some advice to aid the planning
The trip is already published on my profile and would like to know:
1. Good day trips from city?
2. Good places to stay, and cheap?
3. Cheap places to have a bite to eat?
4. Any tips for travelling in these cities and in between?
5. And any Itinarary changes you would make to the plan?

Thanks alot for your help its greatly appreciated !!!!!

Europe/Oktoberfest 2011

I’m getting started planning quite early but this trip has to wait til my boyfriend is out of the Navy. We are going to be planning it around going to Oktoberfest and Amsterdam, all the others are places I’d really like to visit. Here is my initial itinerary: http://www.eurotrip….

Just trying to get a feel for what order to visit cities in or if there any “better” places to consider.

Thanks for any input!

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