travel advice & savings


Eurail Question

For my trip I plan to utilize the “5 countries” pass for Eurail. I’ll be using Eurostar to go from London to Paris and then begin using Eurail to travel the Benelux out of Paris. When it gives me the option to select my first country, is that the first country I plan on going to (Benelux) or the first country I leave from (France [Paris])?

Also a second question: to travel from Vienna to Rome is it more economical to travel by air or train?

Thank you.

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.

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.

1st trip to europe

17 days to see 4 countries, 4 adults, need help in places to stay, cities to see, places to see, restuarants. budget $8,000.00 us for the 4 of usHow do we get around?

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

What's worth seeing in Paris

There are a million and one sites and museums to see in Paris. most of which are expensive as hell.

On a budget, what are the must see’s/do’s in Paris?

(will be there for 4 days in early august)

Port Grimaud
District in Saint-Tropez, France

Tour France On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “Napoleon Slept Here” takes you all around France, beginning and ending in Paris, with Notre Dame Cathedral, the Pompidou Center, Eiffel Tower, Napoleon’s Tomb, Sainte-Chapelle’s stained glass & the City of Lights at night; plus Nimes with its Roman Arena and Temple, the walled city of Carcassonne, Lourdes, the Palace of Chenonceau, a peek at the Bayeux Tapestry, and much more.

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

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.

July 2010 - Auguest 2010 - First time outside of Canada

Well, im heading to Europe for the first time next summer. Ill have 5000 to spend for a month. This will include having my plane ticket to london already booked and possibly my train tickets. Never traveled on my own before and don’t know what to expect from traveling europe. What should i expect with traveling on my own. Ill be 20 and im male, it is easy to meet people. I herd about people getting robbed on night trains.