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.



 

Crystal Cascante, University of Florida

Happy Backpackers

I've been in Europe since the beginning of January and have traveled every weekend. This Easter Weekend was by far the best one. The hostel was perfect and super convenient, I made a ton of new friends, and our guides (Andy, Rhianne, and Elena) made sure we saw absolutely everything in the city. The meals included were all absolutely delicious, and Andy even brought snacks every once in a while to hold us over in between meals. We were given our Easter Mass tickets the night before and strategically planned to be in the front for mass. We followed Andy's suggestions and got to sit in the very front for Mass. The wait was worth it and so was every cent of the trip's cost. I barely spent any of my own money, just on transportation to and from the airport, gelato, and food on my last day there. I would 100% recommend this company to all of my friends!

Crystal Cascante, University of Florida ~ AIFS London, Spring 2016

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