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Summer VACATION: How to Get a (Free) Ticket to Ride Across Europe This Summer

May 3, 2018

Ah, summer.

Time to shuck off school exams for months, head to the local beaches or to a relative’s house in the country. Or maybe, just maybe, to give in to the wanderlust and have a grand adventure in a distant land.

This often takes money —for planes, trains, food and lodging.

Summer VACATION: How to Get a (Free) Ticket to Ride Across Europe This SummerSummer VACATION: How to Get a (Free) Ticket to Ride Across Europe This Summer

But for 20,000 to 30,000 European teenagers, travel this summer may have just gotten easier.

The European Commission has set aside 12 million euros to provide young people living in the European Union free InterRail passes to travel to up to four countries on the continent on almost any train.

We’re talking places like Spain, Croatia, France, Italy and, yes, even, Britain, which is negotiating its divorce from the bloc.

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