Travel to Europe in Style

If you learn the right secrets and techniques of traveling to Europe, you can turn a normal vacation, or an exhausting vacation into a vacation so good, you will never want to go back to the US, or work ever again.

Perhaps you are young, excited about seeing the world, and have heard about your other friends traveling and wanted to do the same. Or maybe you have just finished college, and your MBA program has exchange programs abroad. There are an infinite number of reasons you might want to travel to Europe. Learning the right way to make use of your time, and travel in style effectively can be some of the most important information you have ever read about online.

You Need to Plan

I don’t care what anyone says about this one, you need to plan. Failing to plan could lead you to awful situations, wasting your time, ending up clueless in places you shouldn’t be traveling, and a million other things I guarantee you don’t want to deal with. Use the internet to plan your trip. So what to plan you ask?

Plan the locations you want to see.
- I am going to mention some great places here for you to check out.

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Rome, Italy
  • London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Munich, Germany
  • Istanbul, Turkey

Look into Ryan Air or EZ Jet flights. – I took trips from Spain to Madrid for 7 Euros. The luggage can be expensive as hell depending on how much it weighs, and they try to sell you a bunch of stuff, but if you are looking for budget travel, you can’t beat 7 Euros. Make sure to plan in advance, that way you ensure the cheapest ticket prices.

Use couchsurfing.com, or travel with a meetup group. – Traveling alone is no fun, I have done it, but it is not worth it. It is much better to be with others and make new discoveries about a land far away then to look like an idiot traveling alone, don’t forget this one. If you use couchsurfing.com you can find people to host you in other cities and show you the city. I have done this in Italy and Spain, and it couldn’t have been a better experience.

Look into traveling by bus and train. – Don’t think of this like the United States where you are likely to get shot down or stabbed if you take public transportation like the bus or subway. Not only does everyone travel by bus or train in Europe, but buses and trains can be very high end, traveling very fast, being very new and sometimes very classy. A lot of the trains have “night” passes where you have your own sleeping quarters on the train. And one more thing I would like to add, if you travel somewhere like Spain, they love to drink on the train, this can be a lot of fun. :)

Familiarize yourself somewhat with local culture. – Going to a new country where you haven’t been before can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be a horrible one, if you make the wrong mistakes. In some countries for example, you can be shunned for blowing your nose in public, or you could have your wallet stolen for getting to close to people in train stations. Learn a little bit about the local culture first before traveling somewhere, so you don’t stand out like a sore thumb. Oh, and try to learn a few phrases in the native language, in France, they will respect for you this (even if you can’t speak French which they will expect of you).

Summary of European Travel

All I have to say is, if you haven’t done it yet, do it. Traveling to Europe can be one of the most amazing experiences there is. The food, the women, and the architecture is some of the best in the world. Hands down the US can be one of the most boring places on Earth. If you are looking to spice up your life, get to another level, or see something with real culture and value, take your next trip to Barcelona and tell them jdawg sent you ;)


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If you learn the right secrets and techniques of traveling to Europe, you can turn a normal vacation, or an exhausting vaca…
Traveling From the US to Europe in StyleTravel to Europe in Style
If you learn the right secrets and techniques of traveling to Europe, you can turn a normal vacation, or an exhausting vaca…