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.



 

Katrina Alford, Concordia University - Irvine

Happy Backpackers

This past weekend, I traveled to Budapest with WSA with a couple of friends from my university abroad, and I couldn't have asked for a better trip! After arriving at the hostel, we met Bogi, our tour guide for the weekend, who was instantly friendly and welcoming. Throughout the weekend, Bogi was an amazing guide! She showed us some great places for shopping and food, as well as the top sights around the city. You could tell she loved her job and never passed up an opportunity to share about her hometown and some of its history. She was so friendly and was sincerely interested in us as individuals and did everything she could do accommodate our priorities for the weekend (whether it was food, shopping, nightlife, sightseeing, etc.) I would highly recommend WSA's guided tours for any student studying abroad who wants to explore more than their university's city!

Katrina Alford, Concordia University - Irvine ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015

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