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Top Tips For InterRailing Around Europe

All aboard! We think InterRailing through Europe is the perfect trip for first time travellers. Nothing can beat the sense of freedom you get from packing up your backpack and heading off on a journey where you can go anywhere and do anything you want – when you want, through the relative closeness and familiarity of Europe.

InterRail passes were born from this very notion. Travel at your own pace while weaving between town and country and prepare for an authentic feeling of adventure as you wrestle with your map and your desire to see everything there is to see – whether you’re on a 2week or 6 month trip.

There’s something exciting about travelling by train, it’s got more character; there’s an alluring romanticism about it. We’re big fans of InterRail as a way to explore all the wonders and variety European culture has to offer.

Our aim is to draw on some snippets of golden advice from those who have ‘been there’ and ‘done that’ and pass it on to you guys to help make your InterRail trip run super smoothly.

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Enjoy an entire year of sunshine!

There’s nothing more miserable than winter. Actually, there is. Winter in the UK. When it’s raining and cold and grey and everyone’s grumpy. Bah humbug, indeed.

So what if we told you there was a way to escape the winter months? Not just for a few weeks, oh no. We can get you a round the world ticket that’s valid for 12 months, so you could enjoy a whole year of summery goodness, my friend.

Yep, with a bit of careful planning, and a helping hand from our Travel Experts, eternal sunshine could all be yours.

So pack your sunnies and slap on the sun cream – we’re going to show you just how you can enjoy 12 months of summer lovin’.

You're 365 sunsets away from a year-long summer

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How would you travel round Europe?

As soon as the clocks go back, and the sun breaks free of the low wintry clouds, and our stores open up for the day; we are bowled over by a stream of travel-starved people, with one thing on their minds: summer. And in particularly: Europe.

They want to know everything: from the best known places, to the trendiest, the cheapest, the sunniest, and the best.

And we impart all of our travel expertise; and we hand over their itineraries; and we quite often hear from these people as they’re travelling around Europe, soaking up the cultures and vibes that ebb and flow through the cities and villages of the world’s boldest, and most visited continent. And they love it!

So to get a headstart, I had a chat with one of STA Travel’s very own Product Managers, Laura.

Laura’s part of a team who are responsible for sourcing the most exciting experiences in the places you want to visit. This is one of the many reasons we can offer you such a wide variety of adventures, in places all around the world. But where would Laura recommend? I caught up with her to find out.

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Spend your Summer in the States!

What would you prefer: a blog post full of Americanisms (yeeeeeha!) or hard, fast, smart ways to spend an entire summer in the states?

Let’s turn a dollar note into a butterfly while we decide.

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How much is this worth? | Image by eikosi

OK, we’re going with the straight-up, all-American summer. A melee of amazing experiences to be had across the Pond.

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Ask the Experts: Interrailing Alternatives

It’s that time again! Our Experts are ready and waiting to answer your pressing travel questions. They’ve had some toughies lately, but they’ve risen to the challenge every time. Could this be the week that finally cracks them? Surely not…

Do you have a travel question that you just can’t get out of your mind? Let our Experts handle it!

This week’s question comes courtesy of Paul in Lincolnshire, who has a little query about whether interrailing is the only way to see the continent. Take it away, Paul:

I’m tempted by interrailing; but are there any other good value ways to travel around Europe? Paul in Lincolnshire

An excellent question, and one which many of our readers will be interested to know the answer to. Come on Experts, show us what you’ve got!

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