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Travel In Europe
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
Ferry Greece to Venice
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 .
1cover Travel Insurance
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We have chosen 1Cover for our Travel Insurance
We loved Greece
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
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
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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 .
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Tell Smart traveller where you are going
- Smartraveller: The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service | Austral
The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service for overseas travellers , Make sure you register here before you leave .
- Vacation rentals, private rooms, sublets by the night - Accommodations on Airbnb
Stay from only $10 a night or why not raise money for your trip by renting a room to travelers ?
Loved visiting Famous Landmarks
Free motorhome stopovers all over Britain
- Welcome to Brit Stops
The Brit Stops scheme is simple is simple to use and features over 100 stopovers for motorhome tourists where you can enjoy 24 hours in a safe environment free of charge! Members receive a windscreen sticker and the Brit Stops invitations guide detai
Take a ferry to Ireland !
- Direct Ferries - Ferry Crossings UK to Ireland, France, Spain, Holland and more
Direct Ferries offer the widest choice of ferries to Ireland, France, Spain, Holland, Germany and Scandinavia with all the major operators including P&O Ferries, Brittany, Stena Line and Eurotunnel.
Explore Europe By Train
- Eurail – Travel Europe By Train With a Eurail Pass
Experience Europe with a Eurail pass for the journey of a lifetime. Buy your Eurail pass now and start planning your European rail adventure. Get help from our award-winning Customer Service team on how to order, and train travel in Europe. Eurail –
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 .
- Travel Distance between European cities
Travel Distance between European cities