Traveling Abroad: Tips!
This summer, I spent 8 weeks working and traveling around Europe.
During my time there, I learned a lot of tips about traveling in
Europe on a budget while still making the most of your time there.
What to Bring
- Backpacking backpack: Don't be the person that breaks their rolley suite case on the cobble stone.
- At least one going out outfit: you will want to go to the disco techs and clubs.
- A waterproof jacket: there is nothing worse than a poncho nor more difficult than carrying an umbrellas and a map
- A journal to keep track of what you do everyday: you will forget things if you don't write them down.
- Some form of facial or body wipes for overnight train rides
- A pair of flip flops (even if you are traveling during the wet season): shared showers can be gross and you want to let your feet be comfortable on those long train rides
Check out this website for even more ideas of what to bring.
What not to Bring
- All of your clothes: you will end up not wearing everything and just carrying the extra weight.
- Reusable water bottles. The water is better bottled. (But make sure that you bring bottled to restaurants because that is an extra cost.
- A blow dryer or hair straightner. You will honestly just be too tired to care.
- Talk to everyone! Most people are really social.
- But still trust your instincts. If someone seems sketchy, don't be their best friend.
- Look for hostels that have kitchens. It's a fun way to meet more guests at your hostel while also saving money.
- Travel with a friend. That way you can remanice all of the fun times together.
- Allow yourself to be more open. Try new foods, talk to people that live in the country.
- Try to speak the language. Even if you butcher it, which most of us will, it is still appreciated.
- Don't be afraid to change up your itenerary for your trip. Be spontaneous.
If you want to talk more about traveling and learn about my personal experiences, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org