Travel abroad

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Whether you prefer to travel far and wide, or like to return to that nice little spot around the corner, we all find ourselves daydreaming about our next trip. That is why we brought together some useful hints and tips for you to start your journey, about transport and accommodation. 

 

START YOUR JOURNEY

Before you go

Before going on a trip, you need a plan: take care of your travels documents and health requirements, come up with a sound itinerary, and check out discount cards, guides and online travel portals.

Foreign Travel Advice

Check the government's advice for travel to a specific country. This includes safety and security, terrorism, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health and money.

Where to go, what to do

You’re young, you want to travel, but you’ve got a lot of questions. Where should I go? What should I do when I get there? It’s difficult to know where to begin. Read on for some ideas that we’ve compiled on getting abroad.

Go solo, stay safe

Travelling on your own for some people is a terrifying idea, for others it’s an opportunity to explore free of any constraints. Whatever your view, it’s important to make sure you’re safe.

Why travelling is even better when volunteering

It's becoming more and more accessible to travel the world. Travel and discover different cultures, religions and history! Add volunteering to your travels and make your trip even better. 

Go green, go further

Cities all over the world are uniting for a greener future, but can we still travel and think green? We’re giving you a few ideas for more eco-friendly travel. 

How to be an ethical tourist

Ethical tourism and responsible tourism mean thinking about the consequences of your actions as a tourist on the environment, local people and local economy. Respecting the culture of the country you're visiting is key.

Feel at home in any country

Immersing yourself in local culture is the best way to make the most of your travels.

Learn a language while travelling

Did you know learning a new language can help you get a fulfilling experience during your travels? Find out how your trip abroad can help you improve your fluency with our tips and tricks.

 

TRANSPORT

Passenger rights

Have you experienced delays and cancellations? As an air, rail, ship or bus passenger, you have rights when travelling in the EU.

Unusual transport in Europe

You might be familiar with taking buses, trains or flights, but some countries have more unusual ways to travel.

Flying is not the only option

With most European countries being close, sometimes you can reach your destination in different ways: train, bus, ferry are only some options to travel and explore Europe.

Tips when travelling by rail and public transport

Adham Fisher, the “extreme commuter” and urban rail traveller talked to us about his experience and has a lot of practical tips for you.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Short-stay accommodation in Europe

You have your trip all planned out: bags are packed, tickets are booked, but what about accommodation? Check out various options for an affordable stay during your journey.

Survival tips for your stay in a hostel

What better way to travel the world in a budget-conscious way, whilst meeting other people, than staying in hostels? Here’s how to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Would you sleep on a spare couch?

Travelling is a great experience but accommodation costs can get high. Couchsurfing is one alternative way to arrange your stay without sacrificing any travel money.

Homestay Living

While studying, working, or volunteering abroad a homestay is a great option for accommodation.