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Europe on a Budget: Real Stories from Backpacking Around Europe and Studying Abroad that You Won’t Find in Any Guidebook

This collection of 42 first-person accounts about backpacking in Europe will awaken a taste for adventure in those who have yet to travel, and bring back memories for those who have. Romance, surprise, discovery and wisdom all bubble through these authors’ riveting pieces.

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Dive into Europe with these fresh storytellers

Find a surprise romance in the fresh sea air of Cinque Terre

Dance the flamenco in Granada or sleep beneath the stars on a Barcelona beach

Sneak past Vatican guards to see Michaelangelo’s Pieta

Lose your wallet, your passport, your entire pack—or maybe just your old ways of thinking

If you’ve ever wanted to backpack or study abroad in Europe…

If you want to relive your adventures…

If you love good travel writing…

Then sit back and enjoy Europe on a Budget – and feel your love for travel come alive in this one-of-a-kind collection of unique travel tales.

“Important lessons about travel safety and strategies that will enrich soon-to-be young travelers ideas of what to expect and the book fills a void in the study abroad [budget travel] genre, as it isn’t a guide book or a how-to.” – Publishers Weekly

“The work is intended to go deeper than a typical travel guidebook, to convey the youthful follies of journeying with a backpack.” – The Boston Globe

“What you learn is that travel puts you in situations you could never imagine and that young travelers on limited funds can land in some incredible circumstances.” – The Los Angeles Times

“[the stories are] riveting because they are real, and they date from that heavenly time of life where freedom is a given and anything is possible.” – The Seattle Times

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain