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Eurail Passes in a Nutshell

Probably the most common method of travel for European backpackers is via the vast network of national railways. One of the easiest and most cost efficient ways of accessing rail travel is the tried and true Eurail Pass. The Eurail Pass provides access to the national railways of up to 27 countries. This can allow […]

Posted: May 19th, 2014
Flights to Europe for $100?

Probably the single most expensive purchase the would-be backpacker has to make is a plane ticket to Europe. For shorter backpacking trips, this can be well over a quarter of the overall cost. There are a number of strategies for finding cheap airfare, many of which are covered in our flights section. However, the most […]

Posted: September 4th, 2013
Freiburg City Guide

Freiburg (im Breigau) is small city in the southwest corner of Germany. Nestled in between France, Switzerland and the Black Forest, Freiburg is a charming city worth checking out. If you have been traveling mostly in large cities, spending some time in a smaller city like Freiburg can be a welcome change of pace.

Posted: March 29th, 2013
Bruges City Guide

Bruges (Brugge in Flemish/Dutch) is a quaint little tourist town in northwest section of Flanders, the Dutch speaking portion of Belgium. Despite being dominated by tourists from all over Europe, Bruges still maintains its charm and will make you hesitant to leave.

Posted: January 29th, 2013