6. Logistics – How you’ll get around
If you know what country you want to visit and what places are appealing to you, you still need to work out how to get there. It really depends on what is the transport network in your country of choice. In some countries, the best way to get around is by trains or buses, elsewhere you have to rely on renting your own vehicle. This option does not necessarily have to be the most expensive but it has its advantages and disadvantages.
Each country usually have its own bus, train or airline carriers. Unfortunately, there is no centralised site where everything can be booked in advance – well, except for plane tickets. Most countries or companies have their own way of purchasing tickets. However, there is one website: rome2rio.com, which combines all different types of transport and shows you the different options. It definitely does not include all the different companies, but it’s at least a good start.
To rent a car, we recommend Skyscanner or Rentalcars, and it is always best to compare your offers across multiple places. Make sure all the charges are included in the final price – for example for picking the car up at the airport, etc. Also, do not forget the fee for various insurances that are sometimes mandatory.