Andy Steves' Europe

City-Hopping on a Budget

Pick a city and go! All new budget guidebook from Andy Steves, Founder and Chief Backpacker of WSA

This book picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the flashpacker skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe’s top destinations.


Master digital tools
Book cheap flights online, find rooms at AirBnB, and catch a ride with Uber.

Connect with other travelers Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network.

Follow 3-day plans in each city 
Learn which cities match your interests & which to easily combine for a longer trip.

See iconic sights
Check the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, and the Colosseum off your bucket list, plus insider tips to skip the lines.

Hit the local hot spots 
Chill at Amsterdam’s coffeeshops, study mixology at London’s speakeasies, and bust moves at Barcelona’s beach clubs.

Enjoy the best—and cheapest—local cuisine 
Graze at crêperies in Paris, pubs in Dublin, and aperitivo in Rome.

Become a temporary local 
Adapt to the culture to enjoy authentic, unforgettable experiences.


We're already hard at work on the 2nd edition. We're ecstatic about how well the first edition turned out, but there's already stuff we want to add, correct and update. Please let us know if you have suggestions for recommendations, caught typos or errors or have any other sort of feedback. We're all ears! Just fill out this form, and add your contact info if you want to be entered into a drawing for a signed 2nd edition:)  BOOK FEEDBACK SURVEY HERE



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Andy Steves was born into a traveling family and cut his teeth from day one, heading to Europe each year while his father updated his guidebooks, made TV shows and researched new tours. His father’s passion for travel, in-depth cultural experiences and efficient, affordable travel rubbed off on Andy during these family trips each year once he graduated from the stroller.

A semester abroad during his undergrad at the University of Notre Dame opened his eyes to the fascinating world of independent, budget travel and this is when the need for the next generation of travel tips and tricks became painfully clear to him.

Upon winning ND’s annual business plan competition with an idea for a student tour company, Andy launched Weekend Student Adventures in 2010 and now runs award-winning trips, itineraries and travel workshops all across Europe.

Learn more about Andy Steves here.



Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington

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I had an absolutely amazing time on my WSA trip to Krakow, Poland. I felt like a got a lot out of my money and it was so nice not to have to worry about anything because WSA takes care of it all. Our guide was absolutely fantastic and was there with us for everything we needed-it was great to have someone around with you who knew the city so well. This is definitely a trip I will never forget. I already want to start planning my next WSA trip. What amazing destination to pick next is the hard part!

Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington ~ National University of Ireland, Galway, Spring 2016

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Pick a city and go! All new budget guidebook from Andy Steves, Founder and Chief Backpacker of WSA.