How do I travel?
February 23, 2013 9:34 PM Subscribe
Travel veterans of MetaFilter, please help a foreign travel noob figure out how foreign travel works.
posted by jraenar to travel & transportation (31 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I have decided that I want to take a month off around July, and go solo across Europe. Looking at getting a Eurail pass and hitting multiple locations for a few days to a week at a time. My previous travel experience is limited to domestic US flights and weekend road trips. What things should I know, what do I take with me, where to stay (couchsurfing? airbnb? hostels? camping?), recommendations on things to do/see, and overall advice would be much appreciated. I have been devouring info at wikitravel.org for the past week, and I want more more more!
Some possibly relevant snow-flakey details:
- late-20s passport-holding USian male
- foreign languages currently limited to (extremely rusty) Spanish
- would like to keep budget around $5000-$7500
I have not decided on exact waypoints yet. I'm thinking of starting in Dublin and zig-zagging east to finish in Istanbul.