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1. Posted by sam9560515 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hey i was wondering if any1 could help , im looking to go traveling: this summer but i dont no how to plan it or how much money to take!! im going by myself aswell and dont no how to plan it !! any1 any suggestions?

2. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Err this is a very vague topic but anyway:

1. Find out how much time you have to go travelling and the rough budget required. We can't tell you how much money to take because you haven't told us where you want to go, where you're from, etc. The budget varies substantially for different destinations and in what way you want to travel (ie. cheap vs. carefree spending). 4 weeks overseas could vary from $2000 to $20,000!

2. Get a rough idea of what you want to do and which countries you want to go to. If you aren't sure do some research, well yeah, research even if you are sure too :). Make sure you research visa's etc as well as these may limit your trip. If you're concerned about money check out hostel/hotel prices, food prices, etc.

3. Here's where most people see a travel agent, they can help you with some of #2 as well. Look at flights, routes, travel insurance, prices and eventually book your flight. Here you could prob look more closely at roughly how much time you would like to spend in each destination. If there's more to do, more to see, you like the country more, or it's very cheap for your budget = allow more time to spend there!

4. Once your flight is booked you can organise visas, vaccinations (if they are necesary)

5. And just before you're ready to go you can do the finer details ie. accomodation, tours, events, specific towns/cities you would like to visit, etc. Some people even leave this until they arrive at their destination. But given you're new to it i'd say book at least the first couple nights in a country!


3. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

1. time limit & budget
2. price of flight - go & return, the most expensive one.
then global budget - main ticket = your real budget for travel
3. your interests and expectations
4. season (=weather)
5. your budget + season (weather) + ability to travel (time) + expectations = 4-5 potential trips, that you should make your "list" 1-2 (not more then 3) options.
6. you begin to collect information about 2 (3) that you choosed as your best = checking up what is the best value for your money, time and effort. Finally you choose 1 (the best) and still keep in mind #2 (as an option, or, mb the next trip in the future)
7. Check up if you need visas, injections, if your passport is valid , etc - BEFORE you booking ticket!
8. When u sure about previews seven, you go to travel agent and get the ticket.
9. Now your time begins 2 run fast.
you'r getting care abt:
> detailed info about places you are going to visit
> needed equipment and packing
> all things that u leave ( work, dog, flowers, GF/BF, etc, etc, etc)
> Very recommened - to book also hotel/hostel for your 1st destination (normally for 1-3 nights). Believe, you dont want to search where to sleep right after flight...
> Dont forget: electricity adapter, all that u need for your camera, charger for cellular phone, etc.
10. If you are VERY organized person - you will be completely ready couple of days before your trip. Anyway, it's your aim, try to do your best. But those 1-2 last days save for "last moment preparations" that somehow ALWAYS happen.

good luck & enjoy your trip!

4. Posted by sam9560515 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

thanks :) i just noticed how much i actually never said.

me and my friend are wanting to go around europe for at least 4 months how much money would i need for that , i will be working along the way also , i want to do alot of the main places , france , germany etc. where are the best places to go where alot of young travellers are ?

do you need visas if you are from the uk ?

what country is good 2 start off in ?


5. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Will you be staying in hostels or are you looking more towards a hotel room? The way you plan on spending money is the key factor in deciding how much you'll need.

You'll find young people all throughout Europe no matter where you are. That'll be no problem You won't need any visas unless you're visiting some of the eastern European countries (Belarus). I can't tell you which country is better to start in, everyone's going to have their own opinion. Many travelers though, take a clockwise route usually starting in London, heading to Amsterdam then to germany and so on back up to London.

6. Posted by sam9560515 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

thank u !!

i thought people started in france but amsterdam probably does sound better !!

is it easy enough to stay for a year , getting jobs along the way ?

oh yeah and al be staying in hostels.

wheres the best places for teenagers to go ?

7. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

How long you'll be able to stay in the Schengen countries depends on whether you're an EU citizen or not. If not, you have only 90 days within a 180 day period to be in any of those countries. There are currently two topics in this forum on the Schengen rule. I'd advise that you take some time to read them. Same goes for the job thing. If you're a EU national then it should be a problem BUT it'll be very hard to find jobs especially if there is a language barrier. If you luck out and find one it'll most likely be an "under the table" job. It'd make sense to try to find a job before hand if you want to travel and work in Europe.

Since you're staying at hostels I'm sure you'll meet tons of younger folk such as myself and have a great time wherever you go.