You are ready to pack the almighty backpack and head to Europe but are still wondering what is the best, and preferably the cheapest way to do it?

BOOKING AN AIRPLANE TICKET

When searching and booking an airplane ticket is to book early but not too early, to be flexible with travel dates as a difference in a day can cost you paying hundreds of dollars more, and look for budget carriers.

MOVING AROUND EUROPE

Once in Europe, use and search deals on over 30 airplane budget carriers such as Ryanair, Skyscanner, and Easy Jet. To cut down on your transport expenses, you can also use Europe’s railway network where student discounts might come in handy and be a holder of Eurail and Interrail railway passes. You also might want to use and bookmark this great site to look for cheap train tickets in Europe.  To find and book buses on your European adventure, you can use this site.  Those who want to go even cheaper can always hitchhike, but if you do not want to do it alone, get connected with other hitchhikers in Europe via the Facebook group Hitchhiking Europe. Also, in some European countries, you have a network of people who have an extra empty seat in their car. If you are willing to share the cost of transportation or sometimes just to keep drivers company, you can use that option as the cheaper alternative of traveling while making new friends on the road.  A popular version of the site is Bla Bla Car, and you can find service in many European countries. The Croatian version of the site lookup here.

FINDING AND BOOKING ACCOMMODATION

Hostels are by far the cheapest accommodation you can book and find on your travels. Check and book our hostel Dragan’s Den on Marco Polo’s island Korčula if you happen to be in the area.

If you still want to go cheaper, then, by all means, use sites such as Workaway and Worldpackers were in exchange for a few hours of work and volunteering (helping on permaculture projects, cooking, cleaning, helping with social media, making a video, etc.) you can get free accommodation and food. Some of the hostels we have come across looking for help in exchange for free accommodation in Lisbon (Portugal), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Berlin (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Budapest (Hungary)

Happy travels!

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