travel advice & savings


Flights to Israel with stop over in Europe

We are a family of 5, traveling from Portland Oregon to Israel around June 20 until July 17 2010 or so. Looking to stop over for 3 days in London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen or Madrid. I have tried flights to just London with cheap flights to Tel Aviv, but prices to London are horrible. Any advise? should I just take my luck with Priceline to London and back and then purchase on easyjet to Israel? anyone knows other airlines from the other European cities to Israel that I can try?
Thanks much for any advise given, Rina.

To homestay or Not to homestay


I am currently studying English in London and staying in a hostel. This is getting expensive and my school have recommended that I stay with a host family. They recommend a company http://www.londonhom…. I have never stayed in a homestay and have no idea what it would be like. Does anyone have any experience of staying with a host family or even better have you used this company?


Euro Internships (Mograph/Design)

I’m looking for motion graphics/graphic design internships for Summer 2010. Does anyone know websites that post international internships?

Please post anything that can help me out.
Thanks in advance!

England, France and Italy in 3 weeks
Travelogue Entry in London, United Kingdom

Need advice for future Eurotrip

Hi, I’m new to this so if anyone can give me feedback I’d appreciate it. OK, here it goes:

My friends and I want to take a Eurotrip in the summer of 2011, during college. You can find the itinerary and such under my username, but it is basically this:

Fly out of Boston to LONDON

I have planned it to be for 42 days, 6 weeks exactly and had some trouble coming up with a decent budget.

What about pounds?

So, I’m planning to travel in the winter to Europe and I wanna spend two weeks at friend’s houses in London (in january/february 2010). For the others countries I’m planing 35-40 euros per day (without accomodations and transportation beetween cities) but I have ANY idea how much money is the ideal per day in London. I know it’s a really expensive city and how much in euros (or US dollars) do you guys think it’s necessary? (considering I’ll have a really short budget)
thank you and sorry for my bad English (I’m brazilian)

Changing flights & carriers

I’m definitely a newbie when it comes to budget flights over in Europe, but a question I had was what to do with checked bags during a layover when changing carriers?

We will be flying from Dublin to LGW on Aer Lingus, each of us checking our backpack. We will have a 3 hour layover there and then continue on to Bergen, Norway on Norwegian.

In this instance, should we arrive at LGW, claim our bags, go through security again (first checking in with Norwegian and rechecking our bags on the flight to Norway) and wait for our flight, or will the airport handle cross-carrier flights?


I am a first timer planning my little eurotrip this summer break. Unfortunately due to budget issues I am only able to stay 20 something days… I have originally planned for July 22nd ticket from NYC to London, and have found a ticket for $540… But I can’t decide cause I’m secretly hoping that the prices will drop or something similar…. Should I book it now or later? And will I be able to cover air travel, transportation and every other expenses for 24 days with 3000 dollars? I am confused!!!
HELP! Frown

Russia to London

I want to travel from St. Petersburg or Moscow to London over the course of 7-10 days. I know there are direct trains that take you most of the way, but I would like to be able to stop in Poland, Germany, and France, or possibly go through Scandinavia and then through Germany and France. What would be the most cost effective way to do this? Should I get a Eruorail pass and then separate tickets out of Russia? Has anyone done this before and knows the best way? Thanks!

London/Wales trip
Travelogue Entry in London, United Kingdom