Guest post by Brittnay, an Aussie who lived in London for the past two years before making the move to Dublin. She managed to squeeze in 21 trips to Europe & Africa in that time (including lots of cheese & wine). Her love of travel and food is captured on The Nut Butter Hub.
Top Tips for Budget Travel in Europe
There are a ton of ways that you can save money while traveling.
This list will help you have the chance to visit every country on your list.
If you’ve been looking into taking a trip to Europe and been disappointed in how much it was going to cost you every day, don’t despair.
In fact, there are a number of ways that you can save money without missing out.
We have put together our top tips that has allowed us to visit over 21 countries in the past two years!
Using these you are able to experience the cities and towns you visit more like the locals do.
Finding free activities that you can do while in Europe is easier than you think.
The first way to find free activities is to look online.
This site has gathered a list of 50 things that you can do for free , so you’ll be sure to find something that will spark your interest.
Another way to find free activities is by checking the city or town’s welcome center.
Nearly every city you visit will have one, and they’ll have a ton of information for you about local activities that you can take part in for free as well as other money-saving coupons and discounts that you can take advantage of while visiting that town.
Believe it or not, you can find free accommodations while traveling in Europe.
House sitting allows you to stay at someone’s home for free while they’re on holiday, making it one of the best ways to save money while traveling in Europe.
It will also help you save money since you’ll be able to use the kitchen to cook store-bought food rather than eating out!
It can be complication process to get started, research first and see how to become a house sitter so you can reduce your cost and have the opportunity to stay in some luxury homes!
Take the Night Trains
The best way to travel and save money on both transportation and accommodation is to take the night trains.
Purchasing night tickets will help avoid paying to sleep somewhere for the night as you can just sleep on the train.
You will be able to reach any city and small town via the train system in Europe.
Night train tickets are generally cheaper than travelling during the day.
Plus, it gives you more time during the day to explore all the new cities and towns.
There are a few ways to get cheaper transportation.
If you buy a city card while visiting a city, you can get discounts on local attractions and have access to cheaper public transportation around the city for as long as you’re there.
While this isn’t completely free, it is a great way to save money.
Hitchhiking is another way to get around Europe and can help you save money while going longer distances.
Of course, you need to be careful when hitching rides with strangers, but by putting a little bit of common sense into practice, then you can safely move around.
This trick only works if you’re in Milan, Italy, but it’s a great way to enjoy a night out at the bar while getting all the free food you can eat!
A number of bars offer this service which is known as Aperitivo, and all you have to do is buy a drink or two to take advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet for free, making it an awesome way to spend an evening or two while in Milan.
Another way you might be able to get free food is if you are house sitting.
Some homeowners will encourage their house sitters to enjoy the food they left behind, giving you the chance to eat for free.
If you do get lucky in this, be sure to be respectful and don’t completely clear them out so they have nothing left when they get home!
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