No, that wasn’t a typo. Today I learned about a bus company that services a good portion of Western Europe on the cheap. This is great news because the closer I get to my departure date (well, haven’t officially set one, but 98% sure it’s going to be during the last week of August), the more I freak out about the money issue…in fact, about 5 minutes before I was informed of Busabout, I started whining (in my head) about how much a damn Eurail pass is going to cost me. Turns out Busabout goes to most of the places I want to go, is cheaper, and is super flexible. They also have sweet package deals for festivals like Pamplona, La Tomatina, and Oktoberfest and awesome adventures like Greek Island Hopper, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, etc.! Definitely something to look into.
The biggest drawbacks I can see are that the buses only go in one direction so no backtracking and they only run from May-October though some of the packages run longer . Anyway, something to think about if you’re headed to Europe this summer!