Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a very quiet place that can only be accessed by car or by taking a combination of a train and boat (2€) to the town. Be careful on the trains getting there. I had to make three train changes to get there and because most people only spoke German it was difficult to check if I was at the right stop.

houses Hallstatt Austria

It is very easy to find accommodation although things seem to book up fairly quickly. (more…)

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Gimmelwald Switzerland is one of those rare places that you stumble upon that just has everything. It’s hard to describe in words what is so special about it, but it seems to be the combination of one of the best views in Switzerland, the clean mountain air, the endless hiking opportunities, the cozy dining area in the Gimmelwald Mountain Hostel and the nicest people on the planet visiting it. Something (more…)

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What Traveling With a Backpack vs a Suitcase, is Really Like

Choosing the Right Backpack… or a Suitcase

If you are thinking about going traveling and being on the road a lot (ie: not just staying at the same hotel the whole time) it’s probably worth it for you to read below what happened to me when I backpacked through Europe before you decide to buy a backpack or suitcase. The suitcase and ultralight travel gear are the two most important things to get (more…)

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Plan an Affordable Trip to Europe

Smart Backpacking on a Budget


Here’s some smart ways to plan your trip. You can save money by getting clean but affordable accommodation, choosing the most economical railpass for your trip and packing just the right stuff so you don’t have to waste money on more expensive gear on the road.

If you want to be really cheap, and do things like sleeping in a park and stealing bread from the pigeon (more…)

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