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Florence Travel Guide — How to Visit Florence on a Budget

Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance — so it’s seeping in masterpieces of art and architecture. Unsurprisingly, Florence is a must-see for most travelers and it’s consistently one of the most popular cities for study abroad students. The city is also a little more affordable than Rome or Venice ... Read More

Barcelona Travel Guide — How to Visit Barcelona on a Budget

Barcelona seems to find its way onto most people’s itineraries… and for good reason — it has a vibrant food scene, a plethora of unique historic architecture, great Mediterranean weather, beautiful beaches, and arguably the best nightlife in Europe. This Barcelona travel guide will help you plan your trip and hopefully give you some tips for getting the most ... Read More

The Impractical, Yet Possible, Way To Travel Through Europe For Nearly No Money

How cheaply can you travel through Europe? $50/day? What about $30/day? Or could you do it for under $20/day? What about less? It’s certainly possible, but it’s far from easy… but you’re in luck because we’re pulling out all the stops and throwing together our most extreme money-saving travel tips. But first, let me be honest. I’ve ... Read More

Amsterdam Travel Guide — How To Visit Amsterdam on a Budget

Yes, Amsterdam has weed. Yes, Amsterdam has legal prostitution. But Amsterdam is sooo much more than all the vices that come to mind when people think of this amazing city.

Berlin Travel Guide — How To Visit Berlin on a Budget

What makes Berlin so great? Berlin’s mayor said it best, “Berlin is poor but sexy.” I think that really sums up Germany’s capital city. Our Berlin Travel Guide will help you make sense of this crazy city while sticking to a backpacker’s budget.

Rome Travel Guide

Rome has enchanted visitors for thousands of years. This travel guide will help show you the best things to see, where to eat and where to stay. This guide has moved. Click here to read our Rome Tavel Guide!

London Travel Guide

Our guide to visiting London on a budget. Includes the best things to see, where to eat without breaking the bank, transportation help, and more advice to have a great time in London.

Eastern Europe MegaTrip Itinerary (Travel Time: 6-10 Weeks)

Eastern Europe still remains an intriguing mystery to most of us. It offers many treasures, but those treasures take a bit of work to uncover. This itinerary starts in Berlin and circles through the Baltics and deep into the former Soviet-controlled countries. You’ll see a healthy dose of gritty Soviet-era architecture mixed in with fairytale-esque ... Read More

Gateway to Eastern Europe Travel Itinerary (Travel Time: 2-4 Weeks)

Eastern Europe has a lot to offer visitors — an interesting history, unique architecture, amazing nightlife, post-Soviet edge, cheap prices, and just the right amount of grit. Our ‘Gateway To Eastern Europe’ itinerary is great for first time visitors, people wanting to add some Eastern European flair to a bigger European adventure, or travelers wanting stretch ... Read More

My number one most important tip for first-time travelers visiting Europe — Slow Down

If you’re reading this, there is a good chance you’re planning a trip to Europe. The trip of a lifetime, perhaps. The trip of a lifetime where you want to see and eat and experience and smell and absorb as much as humanly possible. You’ve probably been thumbing through dozens of guide books, spending countless ... Read More