One of the great rites of passage is the summer backpacking trip through Europe. For young people, especially college-aged Americans, the summer trip seems to be one of the most memorable experiences people have in their life. From beautiful Paris to smoke-filled coffee shops in Amsterdam, to Oktoberfest, to the beaches of Greece, there are so much to witness on the continent that I couldn’t name it all even if I tried. But even if you don't want to backpack around Europe, the continent holds wonderful beaches, historical architecture, amazing wine, and wonderful people. Every country is incredibly different than the next. I frequently visit the continent mostly every summer and always find something new that blows my mind. This substantial travel guide will give you all the tips and advice to help you backpack Europe on a budget.