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Reading Time: 4 minutes Opting to travel by private car can be a more time and cost-efficient way of moving throughout a country. It also gives you greater access to hard-to-reach, off-the-beaten track towns that may provide insight into a country’s character beyond the major cities.

Below we share our process for gathering car rental quotes and how we organized our findings for later reference.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we describe how we used Booking.com during our 18 month trip to make tens of bookings around the world.

We describe why we selected Booking.com as our primary search platform, our accommodation selection criteria and how we kept track of our bookings.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Different countries in Europe have different visa requirements. Prior to departure, understand whether you are responsible for obtaining a visa to enter a particular country.

This article describes what the Schengen Area is, how it relates to the European Union, and will help you determine whether you need to apply for a visa prior to arrival.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Europe’s extensive rail system is a preferred method of transit for residents and visitors alike.

This post describes what a EuroRail pass is, the types of passes available for sale and answers to common questions we’ve heard along our travels. This is a guide for beginners looking to get a sense of how they might incorporate train travel into their plans.