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I was planning on getting a job and working for the summer but now I am thinking I don't want to waste this bit of freedom before I start uni. So what I could do is spend all the money I have saved up and go travelling. I am thinking about going to france and doing some climbing in the alps and maybe taking some trains around Italy and Switzerland. I don't really want to plan what I am doing I just want to see where I end up.

I don't know how long I want to go for but a month is my maximum, I have about £1000 and I am happy to camp so what do you think? Is it stupid to be so unorganised? Will I run out of money and end up stranded in Europe?

If this isn't a ridiculous idea and I do decide to do it what advice do you have and what sort of insurancy complicated stuff do I need to sort out?
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I think it's a cool idea and if I had the money I'd probably do the same. That said, you will need to organise a few things before you go, and keep some money aside for getting home again! Also, you sure you won't need the money for uni?
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I don't think I do need the money for uni, I had planned to spend it on a bike and a laptop but I can do without the bike and I can get a cheap laptop.
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Stop observing and start answering! Seriously I need some help here.
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I think £1000 should do it really.... Insurance, I don't know.. Are you not included on your parents'? If not, buy the flight tickets with a credit card, that insures you... Should do anyways..
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if your going round europe why fly?? that takes up a lot of money which can be saved by taking the train or the ferry!
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I don't know, flying can often be as cheap or even cheaper thanks to Ryanair, Wizz air, Sterling etc etc. I used to travel between Stockholm-Lund (southern Sweden) a lot - and it was almost always cheaper to fly than take the train, which is sad when you consider the environment (and equally difficult to comprehend economically, surely it's cheaper to run a train than get a plane in the air for such a relatively short journey? Not sure I'll ever understand the economics of low cost airlines).
I just read a book called "How Low Can You Go" by a travel writer who basically just went to wherever was cheapest on the low cost airlines' websites when he booked - often to places he'd never heard of. It's quite a good read.
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Thanks for the replies. I am thinking I would prefer to go with ferries, trains and buses because I will have a big rucksack and airlines are sometimes a bit annoying about them and also it is harder to meet interesting people on planes and it feels like more of an adventure the other way.
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You can get pretty cheap insurance from STA travel where you can get insured for single trips which I found useful:
http://www.statravel.co.uk/cps/rde/x...-insurance.htm

This will leave you with more money for the fun part!!
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