Travelling now is not the easiest thing especially for those who live in countries where the economic crisis stroke for good. However, it is not impossible, if you are willing to make a few changes.
1. Piggy bank
Purchase a piggy bag that DOES NOT open from the bottom and choose a specific amount of money you will put in every day or week. Add two euros per day and in 10 months you will easily have gathered 600 euros. But do not be tempted to touch them before that.
2. Low-cost flights
If you are lucky enough to live in Europe, then you definitely know the biggest low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair, EasyJet, Transavia, Germanwings etc. If you can, try to book your tickets on dates with the lowest costs (usually Tuesday to Thursday). However, you should be prepared to only travel with a carry-on to avoid extra charges.
3. Travel off-season
Travelling in Greece, Italy or Croatia during July and August can really burden your budget. The flights are expensive and so are the hotels. Instead, try to visit in June or late August to September. But if your dates are fixed, try another country.
4. Hotel Horror
If possible try to book your hotel several months, since only then will you able to find the best offers and lower prices. It is very difficult to find a great hotel room at a low price, close to the city centre and with breakfast included. Therefore you have to choose what is more important for you. The best choice would be to choose a room close to the city centre so that you cut on transportation costs. Having a nice room is not so important since you will hopefully not spend so much time in there. Check HotelsCombined to find exactly what it is you are looking for or Airbnb.
If you currently live in Europe, using the cross-country rail systems might cut your costs even more. Check the Interrail passes if you want to tour a whole country within few days, or the Eurail Passes if you a non-European citizen