8 Ways to Travel to Europe On a Dime
It’s a big continent that it seriously bursting with culture and excitement, hustle and bustle. But, it can also be pretty pricey to get there and to get around, as well as to see and do everything you want to do while you’re there. But don’t worry! Here you’re going to find some great tips that will help you visit Europe even if you’re on a budget! So check it out and let us know what you think in the comments down below.
The problem with trans-Atlantic flights is that they can be pretty expensive. But luckily for you, there are websites whose sole purpose is to find you the best deals available. Providing you have a little bit of flexibility, you can find yourself on a flight across the pond at a fraction of the cost.
Skyscanner is a great place to look (especially if you choose the, “Can’t decide where? Click here to search anywhere,” option when you click on the destination box).
Hostel it up!
If you are traveling on a budget, then staying in hostels is really the way you should be going. Hostels have come a long way over the past few decades and are no longer the depressing, stained abodes that they once were. There are a huge range and variety to choose fromm and by and large, they’re pretty good.
A great place you can check out is HostelWorld.
The beauty of Europe (or one of them) is that it’s almost all connected. This means that if you want to go from place to place, from country to country, then you can. And Europe is blessed with a strong and expansive rail network which means that one of the best and cheapest ways to get around is to buy an interrail pass.
Getting Around (United Kingdom)
Things are a little bit different if you want to get around in the UK. Obviously, it’s not connected to mainland Europe, (apart from the Channel Tunnel) and so an interrail ticket isn’t really your best option here. Instead, the Mega Bus is the way to go. These tickets are a great value and will get you all around the UK for very little cost.
A Day in the Museum
I’m a big fan of museums and an even bigger fan of free museums. And luckily, Europe is a hotbed of free museums and they are home to some of the richest treasures of history and culture. Where ever you are or where ever you go, there will almost certainly be an interesting and free place to spend an afternoon or longer.
What to Eat?
Food can be an expensive but necessary element of your trip, but don’t worry, it’s also a brilliant opportunity to save money. Ideally, the hostel that you choose to stay will provide you with basic kitchen facilities. This means that you can shop in the supermarkets and prepare your own meals.
However, if this isn’t possible, then you have some alternatives. Street food vendors can provide you with cheap and delicious meals that will give you an authentic taste of where you’re visiting.
Go For a Walk
A great way to soak up the atmosphere of a particular place is to walk. By doing this you can get a real feel for the local area and people. You can opt to go on established routes and hikes or you can grab a map and go wherever you want. But the great thing about walking is – you guessed it, it’s free.
Budget, Budget, Budget
Basically, the best way for you to save money when you go on your trip is to budget. If you’re careful and plan in advance, you should be able to find that you won’t miss out on anything that you actually want to see. This really is the key to keeping your spending under control, and not miss the things you really want to check out because you over spent in another area (such as eating out).
Europe is a place many want to go, and thankfully, you can visit it even if you’re on a budget. So try these tips out and let us know how it goes!