Budget Travel

You don’t always want to spend the Earth to travel the world, which is why budget travel is valued by so many young travellers. Read on to find budget destinations, tips and things to do on your journey.

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What to Pack: Interrail Packing List

What to Pack: Interrail Packing List

*Updated 2018. Back in 2015 I quit my job, said goodbye to my family and friends and sorted out my definitive interrail packing list. This was all in preparation for two months interrailing across Europe as a single female traveller. This packing list is based on my own experiences and I can honestly say it worked for me when I was both planning my trip and whilst I was travelling.

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European Interrail: Why Take the Train?

European Interrail: Why Take the Train?

For my trip I spent a short amount of time considering my options before deciding to travel by train through Europe. At one point, I was looking at the possibility of Trek America but have shelved this for another time. Now that I’ve got everything booked and can relax a little, I’ve unpacked my decision to choose interrail. A famous film quote comes to mind from Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, as Roger says to Eve on an overnight train ride, “Sure beats flying, doesn’t it?”

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My Five Best Interrailing Tips

My Five Best Interrailing Tips

I’ve not been on an interrail journey before. I only know one person whose been interrailing and they’re currently cycling through Europe and I’m leaving them to it. So, as I’ve been buying, trial packing, booking and organising myself to set-off, I’ve obviously been thinking about what it’s going to be like to actually go, to actually be on my own in Europe.

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My Top Places to See in Europe

My Top Places to See in Europe

Mainland Europe might be right next door but I feel there’s always somewhere new to explore, especially as I’m trying to squeeze in as much as I can. As I said, I’ve cut Finland from my route for being too far out, and I put Spain and Portugal in the cold as I’ve done them a lot before and don’t feel the need to go back just yet. In the evenings when I review my route, which is every evening now until I go, a few places shout at me from my list as particularly special.

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My Interrail: A Route through Europe

My Interrail: A Route through Europe

*Updated 2018. When I left University my plan was to go interrailing with a couple of friends but the trip didn’t materialise, which was definitely a good thing for my wallet. It also allowed me to get into a pretty good career path where three years on I’m confident enough to take a summer off exploring.

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