travel advice & savings


Segovia Aqueduct
Landmark in Segovia, Spain

Travelling in Spain-France! Itinerary ok?

I am planning to travel to Spain and then on to France in late September, early October. Please look at this itinerary and let me know if i need to:

1. Change the sequence of cities to visit.
2. Skip any city
3. Extend or shorten my stay in any city.

I also seek ways to identify how to locate a hostel close to a railway station since we will be traveling on a flexi saver pass.

Thanks in advance for your help everyone!

First timer and excited! 77 Day itinerary, how's it look?

So travelling Europe has been my dream since I was like 12 years old, and finally I have the means to do it and am making it happen! I have a ticket nonstop from San Francisco to Dublin on June 25th. Here’s my itinerary, how’s it look to y’all? Spain is shorter than I’d like, the only thing negotiable on here is Ireland, so I’m considering replacing Ireland for more of Spain and simply flying to London from Dublin. Cutting out Spain and flying out of Paris or Milan is also a possibility.

The Alhambra Palace
Landmark in Granada, Spain
Class Spain Trip
Travelogue Entry in Seville, Spain; Cordoba, Spain; Tarifa, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Granada, Spain

First Euro Trip


Okay. We made a bit of changes to our plans!

London (Where we will land) -3 Days
Frankfrut/Munich -family friend here too.. free stay -2 days
Zurich -2 days
Venice -3 days
Florence -4 Dyas
Rome -4 Days
Barcelona -4 Days
Paris -3 days


Another friend and I (both girls) are planning to travel around europe for 21-23 days (depends). Here is the list of places we want to go for sure!

1. London (Where we will land) -3
2. Belgium (Brussels) -family friend there.. can crash there for free -2
3. Frankfrut -family friend here too.. free stay -4
4. Milano -2

Bilbao to Potes

I am planning a trip to Spain / Italy in September. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to get from Bilbao to Potes? Places to stay in Bilbao? Thanks!Smile

Discount flights within Europe : Book Early versus Wait

Trying to book some flights. From your experience, do the prices generally GO UP as the flight date nears or are there cases where they can go even lower?

Also I saw somewhere a fee for checking in at the airport. What is this and can this be avoided or prepaid to make it easier. Does it depend on whether or not you have to check in bags. Thanks.

Madrid, Valencia, Bordeaux or Tours???

Hi, I’m backpacking solo. As part of my trip I’m visiting Valencia, Bordeaux and Tours. I have the option of staying at two of the places for 1 full day and 2 nights but the other place I’ll get to stay 3 days and 4 nights (bus rules not mine!). I’m stopping only over night in Madrid – get in late, leave early. So should I stay longer at V, B or T or should I give Madrid more of a go? Which is your favourite place out of these four?
Thanks heaps in advance!

Take Off For Spain & Morocco On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “From Flamenco to Fez” presents a 2 continent, 3 country trip to Spain, Morocco, and Portugal. It features Madrid, Toledo, Grenada (the Alhambra), Seville (Spain), Fez and Marrakesh in Morocco, Lisbon, & Fatima in Portugal, plus much more, including a lavish Berber spectacle of music, dancing, and horse riding.

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. No ads and no strings attached. I still sell absolutely nothing.