Traveling to Europe can be a very educational and rewarding experience. Europe is a large place and is accommodating to most budgets. “Backpacking” through Europe can be economical and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
A strong 40-70 liter backpack is one of the best ways to transport your belongings. These come in all shapes and sizes so check a few stores before deciding on one. It is usually best to pack as light as possible. A good way to tell if you have packed too much is to walk a few blocks with the packed backpack before leaving on your trip, if after 5-10 minutes your already tired and having trouble walking then it would be wise to unpack a few items.
There are many places online to find a cheap ticket to Europe. Most flights arrive in London, Paris or Amsterdam which are all well-connected and great places to start a trip. Depending on the distance your are traveling it can be cheaper to use a discount airline then take the train.
Hostels can be a cheap place to stay and provide you with a place to meet other travelers. There are many hostels in every major city and they vary in quality. It is always a good idea to look up reviews on the Internet of any hostel you decide to stay in. If your a light sleeper I recommend to bring ear plugs, even in a small dorm you can end up with a someone snoring the whole night. Most hostels do offer private rooms with shared facilities, these rooms are usually a lot cheaper then a hotel room but will still cost quite a bit more then a bed in a dorm.
Old or young a trip to Europe is an experience that everyone should try once in their life. Europe is a vast continent that has something for everyone, whether your into large metropolitan cities or scenic countryside. If you have the chance to visit go for it, you will not be disappointed.