You can get to Europe, even travel around it, without help. But without a little pre-trip planning, you'll make mistakes - wasting both time and money. The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe gives you the tools you need to get the best out of your trip, whatever your time frame and budget. There are expert tips on every aspect of travelling around Europe, from how to pick up free accommodation to how to earn money when you're on the move. Beyond budgeting advice, the guide also includes practical suggestions on how to enrich your experience abroad, from volunteering opportunities to picking travel companions. Finally, the fully illustrated Where to Go section gives you vivid, concise profiles of more than thirty countries in Europe, with a rundown of the main attractions and festivals, plus maps and advice on when to visit. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe.