City-Hopping on a Budget
Master digital tools
Book cheap flights online, find rooms at AirBnB, and catch a ride with Uber.
Connect with other travelers Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network.
Follow 3-day plans in each city
Learn which cities match your interests & which to easily combine for a longer trip.
Become a temporary local
Adapt to the culture to enjoy authentic, unforgettable experiences.
See iconic sights
Check the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, and the Colosseum off your bucket list, plus insider tips to skip the lines.
Hit the local hot spots
Chill at Amsterdam’s coffeeshops, study mixology at London’s speakeasies, and bust moves at Barcelona’s beach clubs.
Enjoy the best—and cheapest—local cuisine
Graze at crêperies in Paris, pubs in Dublin, and aperitivo in Rome.
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Winner SATW Lowell Thomas Award 2017
Andy Steves' first edition of City-Hopping on a Budget took home a prize in the Guidebook Category of the Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. The annual award recognizes and rewards excellence in the field. It is the first established, broad-based independent competition for travel journalists. The competition awards more than $20,000 annually in prize money for outstanding print, online, and multimedia works, for travel photography, and both audio and video broadcast. Learn more here.
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One of my favorite cities in Europe, Madrid bursts with energy and culture. Learn why it's one of Europe's most underrated destinations with the help of my city chapter available for download.
This digital chapter takes you from the must-see sights like the Louvre and Mona Lisa to the canal districts and alternative culture just underneath the surface of this elegant city.
Experience the magical capital of the North, Edinburgh. Check out the Harry Potter sights, but enjoy so much more--from nature hikes, to rugged historic castles, and don't forget to sample authentic whisky and haggis!
Home to the Renaissance, the movement that brought the world out of the Dark Ages, Florence today continues to be a hub of student culture. Enjoy the world-class art, sneak a peek at Michelangelo's David, and climb up to the best viewpoints over the city.