Traveling by land usually lends to dramatic scenery, beautiful vistas, and much closer encounters with locals. Lovers of driving, we like to make road trips out of everything – from our trips around America to our drives in Europe, land travel is where it’s at.
In the past, we have mostly used Kayak to find rental cars. They make the experience pretty low stress.
NEARLY FREE CARS:
There are many ride-sharing services in Europe, but the one we heard the most about is Blablacar. You type in the country you are starting in, and an end location, and a date, and you get matched with people who are going that direction!
It is like yelp. Drivers are rated, the cars are rated, and you are shown the distance and the approximate drive time. The page is translatable to any language. In this example, it will cost approximately $10-13 for a 4 hour trip across Poland. Not a bad deal!*
*We talked to over a dozen people who have used Blablacar, and none of them reported any safety incidences. It is like anything else in life – if your ride arrives and you get a sticky feeling, then forfeit the money – no big deal. No amount of money is worth your life.
This should get you off to a running start when you’re preparing your overseas adventure! Let us know what else you’d like to get for free (or on the cheap!) while traveling.