Browsing Archives of - 2008 April

Absinthe’s Mind-Altering Mystery Solved

Absinthe. The famous old green elixir, made famous by European socialites in the 1800’s, still piques the curiosity of travelers embarking on their trips to Europe each and every year. A recent report out on Absinthe that inquiring minds would like to know… Charles Q. ChoiSpecial to LiveScienceLiveScience.com An analysis of century-old bottles of absinthe... Read More »

Eurail Passes for Canadian Backpackers and College Travelers

This video will give you a glimpse of what a Eurostar train looks like inside from the dining car. They do serve food if you pay for that service, otherwise you can visit the dining car and order what you want or, if you’re on a strict budget, then you can even bring your own... Read More »

Cheap Germany Hostels

ALL Germany Cities Aachen Albbruck-Unteralpfen Alsfeld Augsburg Bad Essen Bad Grund Bad Honnef Bad Kreuznach Bad Krozingen Bad Saulgau Bad Tolz Baden-Baden Bamberg Bautzen Bayerisch Eisenstein Bayrischzell Berchtesgaden Bergisch Gladbach Berlin Bibarac Bochum Bonn Bottrop Bremen Bullay Cologne Dinkelsbuhl Dortmund Dreilinden Dresden Duisburg Dusseldorf Eisenach Erfurt Erlangen Essen Esslingen Ettlingen Euskirchen Flensburg Frankfurt Frankfurt Hahn... Read More »

12 Things You Need To Do Before Backpacking Europe: Digital Cameras for Backpacking (Part 11)

11. Smart phones and Digital Cameras for Backpacking and College/Student Traveling. Capture the memories. Everyone has a smart phone these days so just make sure you have enough storage space to capture as many photos as you can. If you prefer to take a digital camera, then that’s a great option too. Digital cameras are... Read More »

Forum Topics: 10 days for London and How much is too much?

posted by: petros I stumbled on some cheap fares ($640ish) from SFO to Heathrow. I was planning a big Europe trip in 2009, but there is no reason I can’t do this in addition to the other trip. Class is out in the beginning of May, and I want to leave as soon as I... Read More »

Forum Topics: 14 days for 1st time Eurotripper!

posted by: joe7f Hey guys and gals, Two friends of mine from back home are coming to visit me in Europe. They are really excited but price is a huge concern for them. I am recommending the following route (they also want to stay with my sister (pugkeys) and me the entire time so we... Read More »

Forum Topics: Some Money Questions from a New Traveler!

Hey guys! I’m doing a working holiday in London this summer and I’ve got a few money issues. Bare with me because I’ve hardly ever been out of the states and I need a little help, please. 1) I contacted my bank about using my debit card in the UK and they told me that... Read More »

Hostels Are All Booked Up in Paris!

And yet another report of hostels being booked up in Paris by one of our community members. Here’s the link- Can’t find any hostels in Paris! I recently wrote an article about the scarcity of hostels in Europe. With the popularity of online booking, hostels are getting filled up faster than ever. Must I emphasize... Read More »

12 Things You Need To Do Before Backpacking Europe: Get INVOLVED in a Community (Part 10)

TravelPUNK’s 12 part series on Backpacking Europe for all you aspiring & seasoned backpackers and student travelers.  10. The Importance of Community Support. What do Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Duvall, and Robert Redford have in common? They were all buddies, hanging out together in New york as struggling actors, banging on doors for auditions... Read More »

12 Things You Need To Do Before Backpacking Europe: Create A Blog (Part 9)

TravelPUNK’s 12 part series on Backpacking Europe for all you aspiring & seasoned backpackers and student travelers. 9. Create a Blog Why you need to create a blog. The word “blog” is short for “web log.” Also known as an online journal. There’s a gold old saying that goes “You are what you think about... Read More »