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The best way to travel?

Looking for some transportation advice for our EuroTrip.. this is our plan so far. Leaving July 2nd..
Returning July 26th

:::::We found that a multi-city ticket works best, same price as round trip to London minus the extra trip back to the same city.

USA —-> Flight —-> * Barcelona* stay for 2days
Barcelona —-> Flight (EasyJet) —-> Ibiza 2days
Ibiza —-> Flight (EasyJet) —-> Rome 2days

:::::Then the rest of the way with a Eurail (4 country) train pass.

festivals

if anybody is thinking about going to Oktoberfest Do it! It is the best festival I have been to in Europe! Check out Stoke Travel (www.stoketravel.com). They do awesome trips (I went with them last yeat and doing the same this year). Great price, great vibe and 5€ unlimited beer and sangria each day!!!

Ridesharing and Hitchhiking?

Hi everyone, I’m going to Europe this summer and I’m not buying a Eurail pass because it doesn’t make sense for my route, so I’m wondering about the feasibility of ridesharing or hitchhiking in a few places to ease budget strain. What countries are best and worst to hitchhike in? Can you generally rely on rideshare/hitchhiking to get around somewhat efficiently? And please no rants on hitchhiking dangers, I’m taking that into consideration too. What websites are most commonly used for rideshares/carpooling across Europe?

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Best way to travel from Sweden to the rest of Europe

Ahoy there

I will be in Sweden for about 4-5 months for work. I have always wanted to backpack through Europe and this might make it possible. While my stay in Sweden, I would like to do small weekend trips to countries and cities close to Stockholm/Karlstad(where I will be staying)

I’ve been looking at ryan air and other travel options, but it would be great if you guys could help me out with sites for booking/checking train/flights and buses throughout Europe. I doubt i would want to get the Eurail pass as I would only be able to travel over the weekends and days i take off.

Istanbul during Ramadan

My father and I are planning a short trip to Istanbul from August 3-10 (it’s the only time we can both take off). He is a very well-seasoned traveler in Europe and the Middle East, and I am a recent college grad with a keen interest in Muslim culture and Turkish society, so when I first discovered that our trip would overlap with Ramadan, it didn’t bother me at all. Now, however, I am concerned that we won’t be able to go into certain mosques or see certain attractions due to the holiday.

Munich to Brussels?

OK maybe I’m missing something, but what’s the easiest way to get from Munich to Belgium? The day I will be flying on is a Thursday… probably the 29th of September, but may be the week before that. I’ve seen some flights for over $160, and I’ve seen train tickets on the long ass train ride…. are those my only real options? What do you think is the easiest way to get from Munich over to Belgium?

Italy Trip for friend

A good friend of mine has recently been informed by her parents that they will give her a plane ticket to Italy (her top choice for destination) for her college graduation. She won’t graduate until at least mid/late-2012, possibly not until spring 2013, so the trip is not any time soon (probably May/June 2013). I would just like to get some ideas for her on stuff to see and do. She asked me for ideas, since I am one of the few people she knows that has traveled internationally, but I’ve never been to Italy so I have few recommendations for her.

Eurolines

Has anyone had experience in using Eurolines for their intercity/inter-country transportation?
http://www.eurolines…

I was looking at cheaper methods of transportation to get from country to country, seeing as the Eurail pass is a little pricey for me, and it seems like there are too many rules and regulations so I would wind up getting fined a ridiculous amount anyways.
Eurolines caters to 43 different cities, I believe, and also provides 30-day bus passes, which seems perfect because I’ll only be traveling for 30 days.
However, what worries me is that their website isn’t very clear

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