I love to travel, and since I have the opportunity to see a completely new continent, I would love to take advantage of it. I have Spring Break coming up fairly soon and I decided to go traveling with some friends. We quickly discovered that traveling, even country hopping, can get very expensive. In this post, I would like to highlight a few ways to save money on traveling in Europe.
First, if you are traveling alone or with a small group, it would be financially savvy to look into staying in a hostel. Hostels are basically accommodations made for people who need only a bed. Normally the more people you are willing to share a room with, the less the price. It is a place to lay your head at night, a place to store your stuff during the day, and not much more. It is not glamorous, but it is an awesome option for people who plan on spending most of their time outside.
Next, before you book your hostel bed, make sure it is near either a form of public transport, or the specific sights you want to see. Most public transports like the Tube, or the bus system offer some sort of day pass. This is a great option if you want to get to many places in one day.
Finally, pack light. If you plan on using economy airlines, don’t plan on bringing your whole wardrobe. Most of them only allow you a small carry on and charge steep prices for a checked bag. My friends and I plan on splitting one checked bag for our linens and carrying backpacks with a few extra clothes. If you choose to stay in a hostel, check to see if they have washing and drying facilities so you can bring a few laundry pods and cut down on clothes.
I hope this helps anyone trying save a few dollars on their traveling adventures!