Travel Tips

  • Don't try to see too much at once
  • You can get by with English almost everywhere
  • Be adaptable if you need to change your route
  • You can save money by planning your route around travel deals

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Planning Your Trip

There’s a big world out there and it’s waiting to be explored. However, very few people have the time or resources to explore it all on one trip. Narrowing down the cities you want to go to and the places you want to see can be really tough.

When planning your first trip, you should think about how much time and how much money you can afford to spend. Western Europe is great for first-time travelers because it is extremely developed and you can get by with English everywhere you go.

You don’t want to try to do too much in too short of a time. Some people try to cram in as many cities as they can and in doing so don’t get to fully enjoy each place. Also, don’t forget to take into account the time you spend traveling to and from each place. The average city in Europe should be given at least two or three full days to enjoy.

Backpacking Western Europe

Here is a great example of a backpacking trip through Western Europe. The trip starts and ends in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is usually one of the cheapest cities to fly into from the United States, and you can often find direct flights.

Map of Europe