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Wahooo I'm heading to Europe! Help me plan!!!

Hi eurotrippers! I’m planning a trip to Europe in the summer of 2010. My friend that’s going with has already been there backpacking, so she is making me pick where I want to go. Having only been to France a million years ago, I didn’t know where to start. We are going to spend two weeks probably sometime in July. Advice as to when tickets are cheapest are also welcome. I was thinking of going to Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. Start in either Italy or the Netherlands. What places should we definitely hit up?

Explore Sicily and Malta On Line (Video + Stills)

My recent film “Don Corleone’s Island” presents highlights of Sicily (Italy) and Malta, starring a “Godfather” movie shrine, the Mt Etna volcano, Greek Temple of Concord, fantastic Roman mosaics, a Norman mountain top castle, vivid Byzantine mosaics in a Catholic cathedral; then Malta’s landscape of 16th Century walls and forts, the scenic former Arab fortress of Mdina, and a tour of Malta’s Grand Harbor.

The video can be seen on the web, if you have a high speed internet connection. This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player.

2-3 week trip and hopefully seeing lots !

Basically I have 2-3 weeks to try and see as much as I can without be blind sighted by Europe ! I wanna know what would be the best destinations- most plausible and as many as you see fit for this time frame. I’ve heard 3 cities but I like to seemore than that while I“m there. I don’t need to conquer the city per say maybe just spend 2 or 3 days given what the city has to offer. PLEASE PLEASE HELP THIS IS MY FIRST OVER ! I don’t see getting this amount of time off work again for some time and want to make it worth my wild ! – Thanks
Jamie Wink

Can anyone help me?

I’ll be backpacking with a few friends in the middle of next year.

yeaah, i know is soon but we wanna get stuff really organized.

i hope anyone could give me some tips and stuff bout places we should go.

we want places with boose, people and music.

not too much, right? hahah


best way from barcelona to florence ?

This will be my first European trip
I’m just wondering what the best way to get from Barcelona, Spain to Florence, Italy ?
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated !

while we are on the topic of travel times and best routes what about from Paris to Barcelona ? Would it be best to take the rail or fly ( I’m only dealing with about 15 days total trip time and about 6 destinations ) Wink Smile

Need help!

Hi, everybpdy, it’s been a long time since I’ve been on here.
So if you don’t know my story I’ll tell it again: my friends and I plan to go to Europe in a few years and want to get a head start on planning it. We plan to utilize the “Youth” discount for Eurail *and plan on staying in *hostels every night on this trip.

We added three new cities to this trip, and I’ll denote them as “NEW” in the following itinerary.

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.

Italy in 2 weeks

I’m doing a 2 week backpack trip through Italy and was wondering if people can give me some comments/tips on the transport I had in mind for the travelling from city to city.

1) Rome to Venice – train
2) Venice to verona – bus
3) Verona to Florence – bus
4) Florence to Siena – bus
5) Siena to Naples – train
6) Naples to Sorrento – bus
7) Sorrento to Pompei – bus
8) Sorrento to Capri – bus & boat

Feel to leave some comments!

Discover Italy On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “Gondola With the Wind 2” can be seen on the web if you have a high speed internet connection. The video features Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Capri, Pisa, and many other parts of north and south Italy.

This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player. No ads and no strings attached. I sell absolutely nothing.

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.