When I first heard of InterRailing (or EuRail for those from outside Europe), there were unwelcome flashes of sweaty summers, rucksacks filled with bags of wrinkled underwear and t-shirts and slumming it in low-tier hostel with no Wi-Fi – don’t get me wrong, that can be an extremely enlightening and soul-searching experience, but it’s not exactly the relaxing getaway my metropolitan heart desperately needs.

Imagine my pleasant surprise when I discovered that InterRailing doesn’t have to be an episode of Bear Grylls; after all, InterRailing only means you travel by train. I’m 99.9% certain there’s no law that says you have to use a rucksack or that hotels are prohibited.

Essentially, if you don’t mind parting with a little extra cash, I see no reason why the whole thing can’t be treated like a mildly luxurious rendezvous around Europe (how romantic!), so that is exactly what I plan to do.

Granted, being a student stuck in that awkward space between secondary school and uni, I’m not exactly rolling in cash. That is why my upcoming interrailing series will show you how I plan on achieving an envy inducing travel experience on a budget (and if you’ve got the good fortune to be able to ignore the ‘budget’ bit, by all means do).

‘InterRail series?’ I hear you ask – correct. I’ll be giving you guys front row seats to my interrailing journey* along with VIP tickets to the process behind preparing for the trip of the year (now would be a good time to subscribe!)

The series will cover everything from how to plan your InterRail/EuRail route to packing for your trip and even some style inspo for your getaway; make sure to stay updated by joining our email list and following me on instagram. If you have any questions on InterRail, let me know in the comments below and I’ll make sure to include them in my upcoming posts!

* I’ll be setting off to Switzerland in early September and the series will follow the buildup until the journey as well as taking you along with me during my trip!