The Frugal Traveler

Tourist

The prospect of traveling the world on a budget is such a hot topic these days. Every person with the desire to visit a new place and experience a new culture is also looking at how they can do so without breaking the bank. One of the most exciting and well-known ways to enjoy such a trip is to backpack Europe.

It’s like the bread and butter of extended trips for young adults. Many of them are graduating high school or college and hitting the road for weeks or months at a time go explore old Europe. They want to see the architecture, taste the food, and interact with the people.

Train travel

One of the most popular ways to do so is by train. It’s so appealing because it can be relatively inexpensive, offer a high degree of comfort if the trip is long, and give you the chance to enjoy some sights along the way.

Have you ever wanted to see Paris and Madrid within the same week? Then you are in luck. There is in fact a train route that will take you from Paris to Madrid and you don’t even have to step foot in an airport. Pretty convenient for those of you who hate flying.

There are also sleeping arrangements to be considered on your budget journey. Europe is loaded with hostels and offer a great sanctuary for the young traveler looking to connect with other like-minded globetrotters.

Hostels usually offer a bed in a shared room and typically have common areas throughout for everyone to gather and talk about their voyages. Staying in a hostel is not for everyone, though. If you simply can’t live without hotel-style amenities and service, grab some of these Groupon coupons for Hotwire and save some dime on your European digs. The hotel might also have free breakfast, too, which will help keep some Euro’s in your pocket. You may end up paying a bit more for a room than you would with a hostel, but you may also reduce the risk of flying back home with a bad case of bed bugs.

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