Backpacking Europe. Australia. Alaska.
Travel between destinations can be difficult.
Dealing with schedules can be especially frustrating. When
possible, it is best to plan your travel schedule well in
advance. When traveling by train, timetable booklets are not
always accurate. Therefore, it is recommended that you visit
the information desk at the train station a day or so in advance
and firm up your plans. Long journeys often require reservations
in addition to tickets. If your journey is longer then six
hours, you may want to consider reserving a sleeper on an
overnight train. Sleep reservation are relatively inexpensive
and can save you the cost of a hostel or hotel. The difference
between first class and second class are usually minimal.
Therefore, there is no reason to shell out the extra cash.
As with inner city travel, it is important to
weigh the pros and cons when deciding whether to purchase
single destination tickets or multi-destination tickets. For
travel throughout Europe, there are multiple options. A Eurorail
pass can be purchased that is valid for unlimited travel during
a specific time period or a Eurorail Select pass can be purchased
that allows travel within a certain number of countries for
a certain number of days.
Non-American owned airlines offer great deals
on travel and you can cut your travel time way down. For travel
within Central and South America, you are limited mostly to
bus travel. Bus travel is typically less comfortable then
train or air travel. However, the fares are cheaper. You have
to make due with what’s available.