ABOVE: Olympic Stadium, Athens,
Renault Eurodrive Short-Term Car Leasing
If you live outside the EU and need a car in Europe for 17 to 17 days, a
Renault lease can save you money over renting. Minimum driver age is only 18,
and there's no surcharge for young drivers.
U.S. residents can obtain membership cards and learn more about hostel travel
at HI-AYF (formerly American Youth Hostels).
Hostelling International - IYHF
The International Youth Hostel Federation has member organizations in more
than 60 countries. With the International
Booking Network (IBN), you can reserve ahead as you travel from hostel to hostel.
Use this site to book hostel and dormitory rooms in Britain. The site also has
links to other student-travel resources.
This guide to travel, study, and work abroad is available free at
study-abroad offices on 1,375 campuses in the U.S. and Canada.
Overseas Study and Sabbaticals
Study overseas for a summer, a semester, or an academic year. The European
countries listed here include Cyprus, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the
Netherlands, Russia, and the UK.
This extensive site has information on study-abroad programs, volunteer
opportunities, language schools, international teaching positions, and more.
Big Brother Backpacking
Evan Hadfield's tour company teaches
self-reliance and teamwork to American adolescents. Tour groups are tiny,
and transportation is by train or public bus instead of chartered coach.
Use these resources and directories from the Accommodations
section of my Europe Travel Planner to obtain a
Camping Carnet International (CCI) and learn where to stay in a van, caravan,
Backpack the Old Continent
This site's Travel FAQ is useful for newcomers to low-budget travel in Europe.
The site is also available in Spanish.
A hostel guide, travelers' tales, a beer index, information on study and
working vacations, and planning help are a few of the things you'll find here.
Backpack Europe on a Budget
Kaaryn Hendrickson's site has practical tips on budget travel, including
information (with prices) on bus passes.
Hot Tips: Sleeping
Guidebook author Rick Steves offers advice on money-saving accommodations in Europe.