Switzerland Train Guide – How To Use The Swiss Rail Network – Guide To...

Swiss trains run like clockwork — in fact, Switzerland arguably has the most reliable train network in Europe. You can essentially get just about anywhere quickly and efficiently on the train and the views...

Germany Train Guide – How To Travel Germany By Train – Guide To Backpacking...

Germany has one of Europe’s greatest rail networks. The trains are fast, frequent, and they’re famous for being punctual. As an added bonus, it’s very easy to book German train tickets online no matter...

Spain Train Guide – How To Tavel Spain By Train – Guide To Backpacking...

Spain is well-connected by rail so you can easily get just about anywhere quickly and fairly inexpensively. Luckily for travelers, Spain’s rail network has improved immensely over the past few years and its high-speed AVE trains now...

France Train Guide — How To Tavel France By Train – Guide To Backpacking...

It doesn’t get much better than zooming through the French countryside at 200mph. In fact, when it comes to train travel, France is one of the best-connected countries in Europe and you can easily reach...

Italy Train Guide — How To Tavel Italy By Train – Guide To Backpacking...

Italy is a joy to travel by train — the views of the countryside are amazing, the rail system is efficient, and booking tickets is easier than ever. Furthermore, Italy has a highly-developed high-speed rail network that...

Best Hostels in Budapest – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

Budapest is a vibrant city that’s cheap, has legendary nightlife, and has a surprisingly high number of amazing hostels. In fact, it probably has some of the best hostels in Europe and they’re affordable....

Best Hostels in Florence, Italy – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

Florence may not have many hostels (it’s a fairly small city) but it does have a few solid options — and a few subpar choices as well. But fear not, we’ve found the best...

Tortuga Setout Review – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

The Tortuga Setout is a new travel backpack from Tortuga. As you all know, we’re on a quest (some say it’s a sickness) to find the best travel backpacks, so I immediately had to get...

Osprey Porter 46 Review – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

We’ve been big fans of Osprey backpacks for a long time — everything they make is excellent quality and they even offer a lifetime warranty on all their bags. That’s why we wanted to...

Best Hostels in Madrid, Spain – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

Madrid may not get the same love as Barcelona but visitors quickly see it’s a vibrant city that takes its nightlight seriously. It’s also a city with a healthy stock of great hostels at...

Best Travel Shoes — Fashionable and Comfortable For Traveling Europe

Updated February 23, 2018. Originally Posted June 2013. Picking the correct travel shoes is one of the most important — and most difficult — parts of preparing for your travels to Europe. This guide will...

The Best Travel Apps – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

There are a ton of travel apps on the market but there are only a few really great ones. In this guide, we’ve gathered the best travel apps that we feel are worth taking...

Bluffworks Gramercy Travel Blazer Review – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

I’ll be honest, I never thought I’d want to wear a blazer — especially while traveling. But I’m in my 30s now and I kind of like looking a little more “put together” while...

The Best Hostels in Dublin – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

Dublin is one of the most popular destinations in Europe but it’s not really known for having great hostels — there are a handful of good options but not any really terrible options either....

Best Hostels in Berlin – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

Berlin is home to some of the best hostels in Europe. Why? Becuase Berlin attracts a huge amount of young people who want to party without spending much money — there’s a reason why...

The Best Travel Backpacks For Traveling Anywhere

UPDATED: January 28th, 2018. Originally Posted: June 2014. Ahh, yes… Travel backpacks. Companies are finally starting to design backpacks specifically for travel! In the past, people traveling to Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, and everywhere...

Beauty Essentials For Travel | Makeup And Skin Care – Guide To Backpacking Through...

Makeup and skincare can be a bit of a challenge while traveling — especially when traveling light (all these products get so heavy!). In this guide, we’ll cover our favorite beauty essentials to keep...

ATMs, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Exchange Rates, Currency Confusion and More

You’ll save yourself a lot of headaches by understanding the best ways to use your money in Europe. This guide will explain how to get access to your cash and the best ways to...

Best Hostels in Barcelona — A List Of Our Favorite Budget Hostels

Barcelona has a ton of hostels with many receiving excellent ratings. Prices are on the high side so expect to pay around €35/night during the summer for the best hostels in Barcelona. That said, a...

Ultralight Travel Packing List — Carry On Packing Guide – Guide To Backpacking Through...

We love traveling light. But ultralight travel takes it to the next level by limiting yourself packing everyhing into a small carry-on size backpack. It requires discipline. It forces you to be smart about what you...

The Ultimate Guide to Packing For Europe

We know that choosing what to pack for your trip to Europe can be stressful, so we’ve put together this Europe packing guide that will help take the stress out of travel. This packing guide...

Ultralight Travel Holiday Wish List – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

It’s that time of year again… yes, gift guide season. That’s why we teamed up with REI to create our Ultralight Travel Wish List. In this guide, we’ll talk about a bunch of great...

Aer Travel Pack Backpack Review – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

We’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the new Aer Tavel Pack backpack so we wanted to do our own hands-on review of the Aer to see if it’s a good travel...

Osprey Farpoint 55 Backpack Review — Travel Backpack

Updated: November 10, 2017. Originally Posted: May 27, 2015. I’m always on a mission to find the best travel backpacks, and Osprey packs are consistently some of my favorites. That’s why I wanted to share...

Best Travel Camera for 2017 — Digital Camera Buyers Guide

Updated: November 5, 2017. Originally Posted: April 2013 What’s the best travel camera? Whew. That’s an overwhelming question that has a million answers. That’s why in this travel camera buyers guide we’re focusing on the best “bang...

New York Pass Review — A Good Value or a Waste of Money? –...

Here at The Savvy Backpacker we mainly focus on Europe — but after living in New York City for over two years we decided to do our own New York Pass Review since we...

Winter Packing List For Europe — Stay Warm, Comfortable & Fashionable

Updated October 2, 2017. Originally Posted November 2016.  After living and traveling throughout Europe for multiple winters we know firsthand that packing for winter travels poses a few extra challenges — but don’t worry because...

Best Budget Restaurants in Paris — How To Eat Cheap in Paris for €10-€20...

Parisians live to eat (and drink) so there is no shortage of amazing places to eat in Paris. Unfortunately, finding a cheap meal isn’t always easy — especially if you don’t want to settle for...

Logitech Circle 2 Security Camera Review – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

We’ve always wondered what goes on in our apartment when we’re away — especially when our dog Henry is hanging out all alone. That’s why I was interested when Logitech contacted me to see if...

PARIS LIKE A LOCAL SERIES #2 — INSIDER TIPS FROM SIGHT SEEKER’S DELIGHT –...

If you need your wine, there are countless ‘cave a vin’ in Paris where you can have a glass or two. Try Le Barav (6 Rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003), Vingt Heures Vin (15-17 Rue Joseph de Maistre,...

Paris Like A Local Series #1 — Insider Tips From Discover Walks in Paris...

Welcome to our Paris Like A Local Series — where we interview local residents like tour guides, bloggers, and small businesses to get their insider tips about their favorite restaurants, bars, dessert places, and other must-see...

BEST HOSTELS IN ROME – Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

Unlike other major destinations, Rome doesn’t have a ton of hostels. In fact, there are less than 40 listed on HostelWorld. That said, there are a handful of really good hostels in Rome but you’ll...

Dublin Pass Review 2017 — Is the Dublin Pass Worth the Money? – Guide...

Dublin is the gateway to Ireland so most visitors spend a few days in this great city before setting off to explore the rest of the Emerald Isle. The Dublin Pass is a popular choice...

Vienna Pass Review — Is The Vienna Sightseeing Pass Worth It? – Guide To...

Every year millions of people visit Vienna to see its must-see sites — and many pick up a Vienna Pass to help save a little cash on their sightseeing. But it is the Vienna...

Travel Packing List for Women — Packing Guide for Backpacking Europe

Updated: August 18, 2017. Originally Posted: March 2013. We ladies often have a tough time packing light. We want to look fashionable, but we don’t have a lot of space to pack everything. This travel packing...

BERLIN PASS REVIEW — IS THE BERLIN PASS WORTH THE MONEY?

We do the math to see if the Berlin Pass is worth the money.The post BERLIN PASS REVIEW — IS THE BERLIN PASS WORTH THE MONEY? appeared first on Guide To Backpacking Through Europe...