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…

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…

Currency Cards: The Next Big Thing for Travelers

Currency Cards: The Next Big Thing For Travelers

By: Daniel Abrahams of MyTravelMoney   Why Choose A Preloaded Currency Card For Your Travels What About The Charges? There is one thing to watch out for, however. Whilst it is free to use your prepaid card for purchases, you could incur an ATM fee if you use them to withdraw cash. Most exchange rate comparison sites…

European Travel in the Fall

By Kayla Hornbrook Summer tends to be the undisputed travel season, but autumn trips can bring all sorts of delights to the traveler who can swing it. Cultural festivals abound as European vacationers come back home to celebrate them, while the departure of tourists means that many attractions become cheaper and less crowded. Food delights…

5 Valuable Lessons from Traveling Abroad – Part II

Last week we shared 5 valuable lessons learned from traveling, in hopes to encourage you to start thinking about your next, or very-first, journey across the world. Regardless of whether you have traveled a lot, or very little, there is always more to learn, just as there is always more to teach. Here are five more…

Getaway: A Weekend in Amsterdam

Getaway: A Weekend in Amsterdam

By Griffin Smith Over the years Amsterdam has remained a popular destination because of its impressive architecture, beautiful canals, and tolerant attitudes. For those who are on a budget and only have a few days to see the capital of the Netherlands, a popular way to explore Amsterdam is by diving into the different neighborhoods and…