If you are struggling to find affordable flights and accommodation, as well as ways to meet people – this list might help. I am working on a collection of useful links and resources to help you with your travel planning.
When looking for things to do in a new location or meeting new people, one of my favourite tools is MeetUp. As the name already states, it allows you to meet up, visit events or parties, workshops or courses of any kind.
If you are travelling for short periods and are not too picky about where and how you sleep, Couchsurfing might be for you. Offering free accommodation exchanges and a chance to meet new people, it is a great alternative