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10 things I learned planning a trip to Europe.

Posted by on June 28th, 2008

  1. You should start planning more then two weeks before you go or you’re not going to find hostels.
  2. Just because you have a Eurail pass does not mean trains are free +$77 dollars for some trains.
  3. Sometimes it’s cheaper to fly. Rome to London by train +$250 by Ryanair $30-$70.
  4. Hostels with names like, Pink Floyd,Stargate, and Happy Days are not usually recommended.
  5. If you want to make a reservation on a train you better do it early because they only issue paper tickets that have to be mailed.
  6. Call hostels and hotels for the best deals.
  7. Don’t use online booking when you’re dead tired at 4:00am or you’ll have to cancel all your hostels and be stuck with a $60 fee in the morning.
  8. Talk to the experts, ask someone who has done this before, they know a lot more then you can find out on Google.
  9. Buy a Rick Steves travel guide, this guy rocks.
  10. Seriously you should start planning more then two weeks before you go.

 

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