Travel Tips & Tricks

Our collection of expert insider tips to optimize budget travel in Europe

We've spent years compiling the must-have information for travelers heading across the pond. From how to score cheap flights to calling mom to streaming "The Bachelor" to working abroad, we've got the answers.

Check out our full resource list on the sidebar. Here's our most popular travel hacks:

 

How do you discover the cheapest flights around and avoid those baggage and check in fees? Find out here.

 

Times have changed since trains ruled the transportation game. These tips will help determine whether a Eurail pass is the best option for you.

 

Arm yourself with these tips to avoid all those pesky banking fees during your semester overseas!

 

Learn the best way to stay in touch with friends and family back home.

 

A list of our favorite apps to use while traveling.



 

Lauren Wallender, Elon University

Happy Backpackers

I definitely have WSA to thank for my exceptional experience in Amsterdam. One would think 4 days isn't enough to tour a city but WSA facilitated an optimum weekend full of sightseeing and fun. Amsterdam may have a notorious reputation for its lax drug and sex culture but there’s so much more to the city. Luckily, our tour guide, Arthur, native to the Netherlands, steered us away from the tourist traps and showed us around his beloved city, highlighting all of its gems. I'd definitely like to try other WSA trips in the future. It's hassle free traveling with an awesome itinerary - nice that the tour guides are flexible with the schedule and willing to cater the itinerary to the group's interest! Highly recommend WSA to any student with only a weekend to see a city.
 

Lauren Wallender, Elon University ~ Fall 2014

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