EUROPE - So you want to hop across the pond and go to Europe, and who can blame you? With its open borders, compact geography and rich history, who wouldn't? Drew’s here to let you know how to get it done cheaply!
"Europe is a great place to travel for many reasons. One, the dollar is really strong right now against the euro, so you can spend more money and you're technically richer right now than you've ever been,” explains Drew. “Two, in Europe all the cities and countries are really close to each other so it's really easy and cheap to get country to country, especially on trains.”
“Two, in Europe all the cities and countries are really close to each other so it's really easy and cheap to get country to country, especially on trains,” he said.
As far as cheapest places to stay, Drew says you can either go with hostels or home sharing. "In Europe, hostels are everywhere, you can't go to a city without seeing hostels. When I was 20-21 years old, I was jumping around hostels and I had a great time because A) it's cheap and B) you can meet people, other backpackers, and it's nice to have that relationship.”
"In Europe, hostels are everywhere. You can't go to a city without seeing hostels. When I was 20-21 years old I was jumping around hostels and I had a great time because A) it's cheap and B) you can meet people, other backpackers, and it's nice to have that relationship.”
Drew recommends one website in particular if you choose to go the hostel route, "Hostelworld.com. You can click on the city and find any one that you want."
But if staying with a group of people isn’t necessarily your thing, Drew says there’s always home sharing.
“If you're a bit older and want more privacy I recommend Airbnb," he said. "It's cheaper than hotels and you get to stay in people's houses.”
Wherever you stay, make sure you take time to travel to some of the places off the beaten path.
"The typical traveler who goes to Europe is going to go to Rome, London, Paris and those cities are great," he said. "I recommend checking them out, but if you want a real more authentic cultural experience, I recommend central and eastern Europe.”
“It's much cheaper, like two or three times cheaper than London and Rome. Cities like Prague, Budapest, Belgrade, Serbia, Kiev, Ukraine, Bucharest, Romania, these cities all have very interesting culture. You can do a mixture of both. You can check out Barcelona, you can check out Rome, but then the second half of your trip go to Prague and Budapest and I think you'll have a much better experience that way."
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