You've likely dreamed of the quintessential Euro-trip before. I know I have, so I was ecstatic when I finally got the chance to visit last year. I pictured myself wandering the streets of Paris, eating every flavor of the gelato in Italy, and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Croatia. However, there was one thing holding me back: I was worried about blowing my entire life savings on this trip. I knew that I would need to spend wisely. In case you're planning an upcoming trip with your girlfriends, or studying abroad this semester, here are some tips for exploring Europe on a budget, because it's totally possible.
Once I arrived in Europe, I discovered that I didn't have to spend nearly as much as I expected. I got resourceful, but it was possible to cut corners and save in different areas. First off, I made a big decision about where I would travel. There are so many different countries in Europe, and straying off the beaten path can leave you pleasantly surprised. I did a lot of research on saving methods that could be used in various countries, and it payed off in many ways. At the end of my trip, I realized that traveling in Europe doesn't have to be over-the-top expensive. It's only right that I share those tips so that you can plan the trip of your dreams, too!