Europe: How the West Is One
The continent of Europe, although often considered small, is actually comprised of 45 countries. ... read more »
It's good to be well informed about the history and culture of the countries you'll be visiting in ... read more »
This section highlights sites to get you from here to there, specific to the type of vacation you’re planning. Whether you want to book transportation and accommodation in one step, or find an inexpensive flight, the Web can help.
- Try a flight meta search engine, such as one of our Picks, which search multiple airlines' Web sites and a slew of other flight-search sites.
- Refer to our findingDulcinea Travel Web Guide for more resources on transportation options.
- Take special note of transportation deals that allow you the most flexibility with the fewest penalties.
- Even if you're not a backpacker, it can be useful to leave yourself more time to roam than you originally intended. Explore the possibility of an open-ended ticket on the flight or cruise sites you visit.
- Talk to customer service representatives of the sites you are using to ensure you know all your options, and as an added confirmation of your itinerary. Reps can often fill in the information that is not on the Web site or not easy to find.
Accommodation choices in Europe are vast and varied, from high-class hotels to quick and easy ... read more »