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.



 

Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington

Happy Backpackers

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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