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Travel In Europe

Updated on November 29, 2014

Inexpensive European Vacations

Are you one of many want to be travellers longing to make the exciting plane journey or maybe even a ship overseas and explore the many amazing wonders of Europe ?

Do you long to relax at an outdoor cafe in Paris watching the world go by or explore the amazing old buildings in Rome , cruising down one of the many rivers or wandering around one of the many quaint villages in Europe .

Are there places that you might now visit that you would never have dreamed possible before hand ?

I find myself wanting to visit Warsaw where the book " The Silver Sword " was set as well as the Anne Franks museum in Amsterdam so we are not just driving around aimlessly but fulfilling a bucket list of places to see and adventures to enjoy like hot air ballooning somewhere exotic ,

So many put off an adventure overseas as they believe it is going to cost far too much money to even consider starting to save for their dream holiday which is on their bucket list .

Hope is here as there are ways to explore Europe without having to stay in expensive hotels or motels and still have a great time !

You can explore Europe the relaxed way by train or bus or travel at your own pace with a camper van or a car and do some camping to save money as you go .

Before you start to plan your trip find out first of all what visas are required and how long you are permitted to stay in each country so you have no nasty surprises when you arrive at the airport all excited and raring to go .

I am planning a trip to Europe for us next year so as I find out more information about travel in Europe as well as Camper vans I will be adding it to this hub !

we decided to buy a Camper van in London and drive ourselves around Europe + Britain for a lot more freedom of choice as well as saving a lot of money.

Map of Europe

Make sure you have a good map of Europe to plan your trip.
Make sure you have a good map of Europe to plan your trip.

Ferry Greece to Venice

Loved our private balcony !
Loved our private balcony !

Travel Insurance Quotes

One thing you MUST NOT travel without is travel insurance . If you cannot afford it then you really should not travel until you can as it can totally ruin your holiday and affect you for years to come if you don't have travel insurance and get sick or have an accident while overseas.

One woman ended up with a bill over over $100.000 after getting ill in Bali and had to be flown back to Australia for treatment .

Another woman though was fortunate to avoid a $50,000 bill after her bungee rope broke while overseas as she had a full travel insurance cover .

Check out travel insurance quotes from different companies until you find the travel insurance to suit you .

When I have chosen our travel insurance I will let you know as we are planning a long holiday it is a big job finding the right insurance .

We have chosen to go with "1Cover " for comprehensive Travel Insurance for our years travel .

We loved Greece

Discounted Flights

When you have a rough idea on when you plan to travel then get comfortable and start looking for discounted flights to Europe.

Make sure you have all the right names and dates as it can cost money to make changes .

Read the small print and find out

How long before your flight do you need to be at the airport

Baggage Allowance

Cost of changing flights if needed

Is food and drink included in the price of the ticket or do you need to provide snacks ?

Find out about airport buses/shuttles before you leave so you don't look lost at the airport and be easy prey for someone to hassle

Buy a Camper Van

We Free camped a lot
We Free camped a lot
We stayed warm in the van - Germany !
We stayed warm in the van - Germany !

Smart Traveller

Many people feel nothing will happen to them yet what about

Bali Bombings

Tsunamis

Earthquakes

New York Storm Sandy

and many other disasters that can occur /

If you have registered with Smart Traveller and there is a disaster rescuers will know to look for you even if you are buried under a collapsed building .

Be smart and register with Smart Traveller - It could SAVE YOUR LIFE

Loved visiting Famous Landmarks

Walked around inside here
Walked around inside here
Walked up the top of the Leaning Tower
Walked up the top of the Leaning Tower
Took the lift up to the top
Took the lift up to the top

Free motorhome stopovers all over Britain

Take a ferry to Ireland !

Arrival in Ireland
Arrival in Ireland
Sit back- relax  and enjoy the stunning views of Europe Plan your Europe trip with Eurail train times, railway maps, reservation information and other travel tips.
Sit back- relax and enjoy the stunning views of Europe Plan your Europe trip with Eurail train times, railway maps, reservation information and other travel tips.

Saving money in Europe

Food can be one of your higher costs so try not to eat out all the time while traveling ,

Do shopping at markets and enjoy picnics in the park or by the river on the grass rather than high priced restaurant .

Eat what the locals eat and look for smaller restaurants away from the main area of town which could be cheaper.

Check out city passes for sightseeing as it will be cheaper than paying for individual places . Do this before you leave home.

One example is the Paris Museum Pass http://www.parismuseumpass.com/

If possible do a lot of walking and see the sights for free .

If going far take the bus instead of a taxi

Try keeping smaller change on you for paying at restaurants /on buses /taxis etc .

Keep your money safely hidden away NOT in a wallet in a back pocket as there are a lot of tricks used to try distract you while you are being relieved of your wallet including

spilling some food on you

standing on your foot in a crowd

asking for directions

pretending to be room inspectors and so many more ways so be on your guard at all times .

Stayed in Mykonas  for a few days
Stayed in Mykonas for a few days

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    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      3 years ago from Southern Spain

      Sunder1 Thanks for the visit & I hope you do get to visit these amazing places at some stage. We saved hard for our trip and it was well worth it & loved every minute. I loved sleeping in our van on the ferry from Greece to Venice !

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      rahul 

      3 years ago from India

      very interesting to read,I would like to visit all the places you mentioned

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      3 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks Blackspaniel1 for dropping by. I hope you get to Europe as there are so many amazing countries to visit ? Which one did you have in mind ?

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      Blackspaniel1 

      3 years ago

      Nice travel hub. Hope to get to Europe one day.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      4 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for visiting . We want to visit Norway this year as it looks beautiful.Have a good time in London, I will be there on Wednesday.

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      Twirllinks 

      4 years ago from Norway

      There's a lot to learn from your article. That's awesome. I like the smart travel you have in Australia. Only for Australian, I supposed but I have mine and my family that we are quite satisfied though. Anyway traveling Europe is also an interesting idea. My family and me will going to travel London this year. I'm going to buy some pair of shoes and clothes since it is much cheaper and getting up the latest trend there, haha (lol) Anyway, have a great day!

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi ! I hope you have a fantastic trip ! Portugal was lovely especially Lagos . We mainly free camped . Go to places early like towns/supermarkets castles etc as they get busy quite fast, Bring warm clothing as it will be cold then. We did the day bus trip to the Algarve as it is very hilly , makes it a more enjoyable trip for both of you.

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      Jesussaidgo 

      5 years ago

      Hi freecampingaussie. his is my first post. My hubby and I are leaving for Europe in November and plan to buy a motorhome and do Europe Starting in Swiss. How was Portugal? Any tips? We plan to go down to Allgrave too. Can't wait to start our adventure.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks Vacation Trip ! We are enjoying Portugal right now - Been doing some free camping to save $ . Also used Airbnb in London which went well .

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Very interesting hub. Well done.

    • AbFreak101 profile image

      AbFreak101 

      5 years ago from USA

      nice articles your an interesting person

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi midget38 , Appreciate the sharing and you enjoying the hub. I feel better now we have our Travel Insurance. Our first stop is Singapore for 10 days !

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Great tips, freecampingaussie! I believe the insurance is so essential, as is looking for discounted flights......travel to Europe from the Southern Hempisphere (I'm Singaporean) can be really expensive! Thanks for the tips, I am keeping them for reference and sharing.

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      John Patrick Baumann 

      5 years ago from St. Louis

      Great piece!

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      cfin 

      5 years ago from The World we live in

      Nice info!

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit CMHypno . It is a surprise about paying for sunbeds lol! When I was in Europe/ Britain it was a surprise to pay to use the toilets . I was horrified to find at the Perth Railway station we had to pay 50 cents to use the toilets - first time in Australia ! We will hunt out the bargains !

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      CMHypno 

      5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Unfortunately the Euro has killed really cheap travel in Europe, as prices in places like Spain and Greece are now just as high as in most northern European countries. But there are still bargains to be had if you search them out and things like walking are still free. Coming from Australia, you might be surprised to find that you have to pay to use the sunbeds on the beach and how crowded some popular spots can be

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi teaches12345, Thanks for the visit ! We will be getting travel insurance for sure . I am pricing it now along with tickets from Darwin to London via Singapore!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I will surely pick up travel insurance if I ever get to travel to Europe. You have made some really great suggestions for making the trip adventurous and enjoyable.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks Eddy, What part of Wales are you from ? I was born in Newport !

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Interesting ;well informed and useful.

      Eddy.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Robin, I hope you get to Italy as it is beautiful ! We did it with 3 children camping our way round / We were on a budget but still had a great time !

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Carr0l7777 Hi Thanks for the visit ! There are some reasonably priced cruises around the Mediteranean Sea - We hope to do one next year . Having a boat in California sounds nice !

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      Robin Grosswirth 

      5 years ago from New York

      Before I die, I'd like to see Italy and even with these savings, it will still amount to a lot of money in a challenging economy, unfortunately. However, that said, these are great ideas to think about and a way to save money overseas.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      lots of good ideas here for traveling--in general. Things are so costly today so these ideas are great. We don't travel a lot except to our boat in California. I would love to take a cruise from England--through the Mediteranean sea. I know you have done a lot of travel and respect your opinion and ideas. Sharing and Voting UP.

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