Europe is home to around 50% of the world’s international travel. There are about 618 million tourist arrivals in Europe each year. What makes Europe such a popular place to visit?
Europe is filled with many different countries. Each country is home to its own culture, language, and way of living. With so many different countries to explore, there’s something for everyone in Europe and you can discover this on your own even on a budget.
Are you ready to explore Europe but aren’t sure how to financially plan for a European exploration? Continue reading below for our list of ways to travel to Europe on a budget!
When do you plan on visiting Europe? Make sure you have enough time to plan in advance. You want to save as much money as possible before setting out on your big adventure.
If you don’t plan to work while abroad, then you want to have a solid savings account with enough spending money in it to make you feel comfortable, even if you don’t use all of it. You should also have a separate account for emergency funds. Plan ahead so you have enough time to pick up extra shifts or work side hustles to save up cash on the side.
In order to save on your trip as a whole, it’s best to travel during the off-season. The slowest tourism times are December through February. These are when you can find the cheapest flights.
Summer is one of the highest tourism times, so flights will cost much more. The winter weather is less than ideal for some, making it not as attractive for tourists. If you want to find a balance between good weather and cheaper fighters, then you can consider traveling during the fall or spring.
Once you decide what part of Europe you want to travel to, you can then begin to look up either free or inexpensive things to do in that area. Many European cities offer free walking tours within local parks. Walking tours are a great way to learn more about the area, sight-see, and save money while doing so.
Explore the various walking tours in the destinations you plan to visit and sign up to save a spot!
Europe is a beautiful place to call home. Sometimes, a European vacation turns into an opportunity to house search. Looking at property and houses for sale while there is something that won’t cost you anything upfront and helps you determine how much you’d need to save if you make the decision to move.
While there, you can prepare a home buyers checklist to ensure you make a financially-friendly home purchase.
Europe is packed with amazing and stunning countries and cities. There’s a special place for everyone to explore and possibly call home here. If you want to explore Europe, then you can do so without having to break the bank.
Use the helpful information given above to do just that. Then, check back here often for more travel tips, budget travel, travel tales, and real estate posts!