- By kevin
- On Apr 8, 2018
- Travel Tips
Europe is an incredibly diverse continent full of bucket-list, postcard locations, and you can't do them all. If you even attempt to experience more places, such as Paris, Lucerne, Milan, Venice & Rome in one time, you'll spend more time on buses, trains and planes that you will actually seeing things. Or you can choose the right multi city tours of Europe on Globerouter.com website.
When you're timing your trip, however, is festivals. Europe does a mean festival, from Oktoberfest to San Fermin to La Tomatina to Biennale to Glastonbury to Exit to Tomorrowland. Get along to any one of those and your holiday just became a lot more memorable.
Be wary of scams. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That hot Eastern European girl isn't necessarily talking to you because you're so charming. Those guys aren't befriending you because you seem like such a cool Aussie. Go with your instincts.
Try to get to at least one of Budapest, Krakow or Lisbon. They're all amazing, and underrated. Learn at least a tiny bit of the local language. Even if it's just asking, "Do you speak English?" This very small amount of effort will get you a long way.
Pack light. You don't need three pairs of jeans in a European summer. You don't need a big tub of laundry detergent. You don't need special "travel" clothes with extra zips bought from some rip-off store.
You do, however, need a towel. And at least one set of decent clothes to wear when you decide to go for that fancy dinner and don't want to look like a backpacker for a night.
Lash out on a few amazing experiences that are out of your price range. Budget travel will make your trip last longer but if you plan for one expensive dinner, or a night in a big hotel, or gondola ride in Venice, or high tea in London, or anything similar, you'll never forget it.
And on that note, my last tip is probably the most important: take lots of money. Lots of money. As much as you can possibly save. And then some more. Don't be the people drinking in the hostel lounge at night because they can't afford to go out. You didn't come all this way to not see the sights.
Take a few more months to save before you go. Be stingy at home so you can lash out when you're away.