Budget Travel Europe: A Guide to Traveling on Spare Change

By Erica Connolly **Before beginning, remember to check the current exchange rate  As a language assistant in Madrid, I make 1,000 euros a month–ballin! Maybe a little more if I give extra English lessons, but that’s neither here nor there. I’ve lived in Madrid for almost five months and I’ve explored seven countries on this budget, with plans…

Tips from Locals in Berlin

By Jessica Fishman Tim and Susan introduced us to great beer gardens like Prater, a well-known establishment with an extensive outdoor seating area and delicious bratwursts and pretzels. On the advice of Tim and Susan, we decided to see the remains of the Berlin wall. Large rusted poles are all that’s left of the once…

How to Explore Venice on a Backpacker Budget

By Erica Connolly One of the first things people will tell you about Venice is that it isn’t cheap and I failed to fully realize this before booking four nights on the island. After seriously stressing about money and considering changing flights, we decided to take Venice by its expensive horns and find a way to…