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.



 

Mallory Dirks, Simpson College

Happy Backpackers

I chose to do this rather than book my own trip in Rome - I wanted to experience one organized/sight-seeing trip rather than a relaxing vacation like many of my others had been. Two friends and I signed up for WSA Rome and don't regret a thing. We met wonderful people, were led by an awesome tour guide Rhianne, and got to see everything I wanted to see in Rome. Plus eat all the best food. There is an optional dinner on the last night that we didn't do right away, but we ended up going to it, and it was SO worth the 20 euro. I made memories and friends, and got to see a beautiful, historic city thanks to WSA!!

Mallory Dirks, Simpson College ~ University of Roehampton, London, Fall 2015

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