authentic, for the information and pictures! Looks wonderful and very cost efficient - wow!
So cool that your friends can help you out!
What is your favorite country to visit or do you have one?
I've only been to Canada.
I love to hike with a backpack. But I basically do not take the camera. I believe that it is impossible to capture the atmosphere of the trip.
I have a question...do you find good deals in order to be able to travel? It is so expensive so if you have lots of money, then that makes sense but if you are average income like me, give me tips.
Hi dogmom, I was lucky enough to have many good friends who live in Europe where I stay for free. They serve me with delicious breakfast and dinners. Hotels, travel, food can be expensive in Europe. In one situation where I don't have friends in Paris, so I found aparthotel (apartment-hotel) through google so I can do grocery shopping (do research to see if that aparthotel is closer to any food store) and cook at aparthotel instead of hotel + restaurants for 5 nights. That saves me a lot of money. Lunch+drink cost me $10 in Paris....I couldn't resist crepes...yum!
This is what aparthotel in Paris looks like:
Most of the flights in Europe are cheap, $13 to $100 through easyjet, ryanair, wizzair, and try to avoid large company airlines like Lufthansa, Delta, United, etc. and the price are usually go high during the weekend.
You will need to carry on bags, because they will cost you $50 for luggage. In Poland I rented a car for 5 nights for $110 which include GPS (it is a must!). I would recommend you to rent a car if you plan to travel across its neighbors..for example renting a car from Cologne, Germany to Brussels, Belgium, to Amsterdam, Netherlands takes you about 4 hours, and then drop off car in Amsterdam, fly from Amsterdam to Paris cost you about $25 (if you use carry on luggage, if not, $25+$50 luggage).
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris cost me $13 through easyjet. From Krakow, Poland to Dusseldorf, Germany cost me $22 through Ryanair.
There are a lot of things for you to see in Europe...museums, attractions don't cost that much except Disneyland in Paris
Ive read that story awhile back, great advice and guidance there.https://skiplagged.com/ it's created by this young boy genius. the idea is that you book a flight to somewhere but has a stop-over at the place you want to go. you are not required to complete the whole flight. you can just get off at stop-over and forget about rest of the flight. that genius found that it is actually cheaper that way than getting a flight to where you want to go. that site will help you find a cheaper stop-over flight. sometimes you get lucky, sometimes not. the site is so successful that Orbitz and United sued him and lost.