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    Re: Travel to Europe


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    Re: Travel to Europe

    What will you be taking pics of this time? Or is this a real vacation vs. a work vacation?

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    Re: Travel to Europe

    I was just doing some research for tjohnson, the Uconn Dude!

    He wants to travel to europe with his bro.

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    Re: Travel to Europe

    When I went to Bergen last May my airfare was $600 roundtrip. I used Orbitz and received VERY good service! I bought my ticket online (which is cheaper), and several months in advance (also cheaper). Do not go for Friday thru Sunday for departure or return (higher price). Shop around, thats what I did.
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    Re: Travel to Europe

    If you want to chat on an open forum some time I might be able to help you.


    I lived in Europe for close to 7 years.



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    Re: Travel to Europe

    "cogitans" wrote:
    I think these buses are about the cheapest way to get around http://www.eurolines.com/, but also it's slower o/c and less comfortable.

    Train can be cheap for some destinations.

    There is possible for cheap airline tickets if you monitor the airlines, but it's sometimes a little more dificult if you need to plan ahead for specifick destinations.

    I also recomend that you look for youth hostels for cheap sleeping quarters.

    But get the Lonely Planet Guide(s) and improvise from there.
    Have you ever seen the movie, Hostel????
    No way I'd stay in one of those places after seeing that movie.
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    Re: Travel to Europe

    thanks for all the help guys!

    we're still pretty early in the planning but i'd like to get everything squared away in the next couple weeks. we were planning to go out the week of monday, june 18th.

    the thing w/ the flights is that we'd like to fly into one place (like greece), travel through europe, then take off at another place (like amsterdam). i'm not sure if i'm correct w/ this theory but i'd assume we'd be able to see more if we spread it out like that rather than the alternative of stopping and starting in one place....idk, just a thought.

    as for sleeping, i think we plan on setting it up so we do a majority of the sleeping on the trains themselves at night. i'm pretty conservative by nature and something about hostels just seems a little sketchy. we plan on being in france for a couple days of the Tour, so we'll prob camp right on the route for a couple nights, saving some money that way too.

    again, thanks for all the tips. all the help is much appreciated!

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    Re: Travel to Europe

    I traveled around Europe for three months last summer, and most of the hostles I stayd in were very nice and clean. It's also the best way to meet other people who are traveling. If you stick to hostles recommended in Lonely Planet (make sure you buy the book, it's excellent), you will have no problems. Sleeping on trains is a good idea, cuts down on costs and travel time.

    I would also recommend buying the unlimited rail pass, if you have the money to do so, rather than the one with a certain amount of days within a certain period of time. It allows you to be way more flexible with your travels, and can use it to make day trips from big cities.

    Here are a few of my favorite places in Europe:

    San Sebastien, Spain
    Gibraltar, Spain (UK)
    Florence, Italy
    Rome, Italy
    Corfu, Greece ( if you like drinking and partying, go to the Pink Palace )
    Santorini, Greece
    Budapest, Hungary
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dublin, Ireland
    Edinburgh, Scotland

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    Re: Travel to Europe

    "LuckyVike" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    I think these buses are about the cheapest way to get around http://www.eurolines.com/, but also it's slower o/c and less comfortable.

    Train can be cheap for some destinations.

    There is possible for cheap airline tickets if you monitor the airlines, but it's sometimes a little more dificult if you need to plan ahead for specifick destinations.

    I also recomend that you look for youth hostels for cheap sleeping quarters.

    But get the Lonely Planet Guide(s) and improvise from there.
    Have you ever seen the movie, Hostel????
    No way I'd stay in one of those places after seeing that movie.
    No, I haven't seen that movie.

    However I've stayed in many hostels, and I've never had any problems with it.

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    Re: Travel to Europe

    what i do know is when we went to Vegas we sure as hell didn't payd so much for a plain ticket, also bought online like Fedje said is the much cheaper way
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