Eurapart exists to help other like minded folk, travel Europe on a budget and in a manner that reduces the impact on the environment.
Neither a corporate entity nor a company; Eurapart is John Williams, a person passionate about sustainable travel and snowboarding, but he has a limited budget. This site is here to share some of his experience and tips.
Eurapart is probably the best resource for an overview of cheap hotel chains in Europe. In the early days of the site, lots of emails were asking for information on these budget hotel chains. Most of these budget hotels are located close to main highways. They are ideal for anyone travelling to a destination by car. Then to complete the resource there is coverage of Hostels, Premium Budget, Luxury, apartments, houses, chalets and villas. Finally, there is information on Late Booking deals.
Budget airlines were the biggest earner for the site (albeit with a warning about carbon emissions until 2009. Then a decision was made to drop them in favour of more sustainable modes of transport such as Trains, Buses, Ferries.
As John thinks about snowboarding virtually every day, this is another growing section of the site. Snowboarding and skiing is considered to be prohibitively expensive, but this need not be the case. John will be based in Chamonix this winter. He will publish insider tips and information on the resort, for visitors on a budget.
What else is on Eurapart?
The guide pages on this site have been removed and are undergoing a revamp. The Guides are currently being revised. They will reappear when the process is complete. In this section, there is a guide to European Hypermarket Chains. A page on WiFi and cheap ways to access Pay as You Go SIM cards to access 3G data in other countries is imminent. There is also a blog sharing some of the locations John has visited. These will include basic visitor information and some news of offers for budget travellers.
Above all, remember the two rules of travel:
- Respect people, cultures and eco-systems.
- Go! Enjoy!