Europe is a place of amazing wines, historical architectures, calm beaches, and above all, lovely people. The continent has so many places to go to and activities to do that you will never be wasting your time on your trip. If you are reading this blog, then either you are planning to visit Europe, or you already have your flight scheduled. This means now is the right time to get tips for your next travel destination.
BUDGET AIRLINES BENEFIT EVERYONE
For a keen traveler, Europe offers various cheap domestic flights, the ones that travel from one city to another. Go for these budget airlines in order to save money that you can later spend on food and shopping.
VISIT COUNTRIES WITH THEIR OWN CURRENCY
Several countries like Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic retain their own currency. Traveling to these beautiful countries can help you save more for later, unlike their Western European neighbors that will help you empty your pockets.
Once you see other travelers, go talk to them. In fact, not only them, begin conversations with shopkeepers, people stay with you in your dormitory, locals, everyone that you meet. This will not only lead to an exchange of opinions but might also help you make friends that end a lifetime.
EXPLORE DURING OFF-SEASON
Avoid visiting the country from June to August since it is the vacation time for everyone. To get the real feel of what the continent really is like, book your tickets early in spring or in fall. Even the Europeans themselves are headed somewhere else as tourists, so how will you see its real essence?
Moreover, the crowds and queues for watching things like Mona Lisa painting can become really hectic and tiresome for you and is likely to waste a lot of your time.
DON’T KEEP HOPPING
Try staying a little longer in a place rather than skipping cities all the time. City hopping will waste a lot of your time in traveling, packing, and unpacking, as well as take your time away from getting to know cities. For instance, once you stay longer in a city, you will start getting familiar with its environment, people, might even discover your favorite café and meet new people who may turn out to become good friends with you. In addition, the money that you save from choosing not to go to certain cities might be useful later.
LIVE IN THE MAIN CITY
Now that you have cut a lot on your expenses, let’s take that money out and spend some on the hotel or hostel that you are residing in during your travel in the city. You might think of living in the suburbs to make it cheaper, but that does not really help all over. Traveling to the main city every day from its outskirts may cost you a lot. Moreover, you may not even be able to go out whenever you wish to.
In case you live in the main city area, it would be possible for you to walk everywhere whenever you wish. This will help you explore the city better.