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Continental Exploring

Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramatic rise was during the Age of Discovery when European explorers sailed and charted much of the rest of the world for a variety of reasons. Since then, major explorations after the Age of Discovery have occurred for reasons mostly aimed at information discovery.

Whatever the nature of the trip, whether it is a short summer holiday or a month exploring, InterRailing is becoming increasingly popular with those seeking adventure. The ability to freely travel a whole continent is definitely something which appeals to me, and I would even argue this kind of trip seems much more worthwhile and rewarding than a boozy, yet expensive week away on a girls/boys holiday. The affordable packages make InterRailing perfect for students. InterRailing truly allows you to tailor make your own adventure, choosing from exploring bustling capital cities one day to visiting charming cultural villages, relaxing on sunny Mediterranean beaches or embracing snowy alpine landscapes the next. It is perfect for those interested in witnessing different cultures and interacting with new people as well as places. There is no limit to the experiences you may encounter, with one ticket to a thousand destinations.

InterRailing can be desirable for groups of old friends eager to embark on a journey together, as well as catering perfectly for the lone traveler, as it thrives socially. Exploring the continent by train allows fellow travelers to cross paths and share stories and experiences on a daily basis, which is also true of the buzzing hostels around Europe, perfect for youngsters. Hostels are basic, but they are often the most affordable form of accommodation, as well as a lively yet safe environment to meet groups of like-minded people. Shared dorms offer party like atmospheres, similar to student’s experiences in university halls, helping to create new friendships and new direction to an adventure.

What better way to travel than on a relaxing train ride which takes you to the heart of each location? The convenience of getting dropped in the midst of the action, coming and going at your own pace, with no time limits other than the ones you set yourself, sounds like anybody’s dream vacation.

There are ten routes to explore the continent such as:

  1. Britain and Ireland
  2. France and Switzerland
  3. Benelux, Germany, and Austria
  4. Spain, Portugal, and Morocco
  5. Italy
  6. Central and Eastern Europe
  7. Scandinavia
  8. Russia and the Baltic Coast
  9. The Balkans
  10. Greece and Turkey

Exploration was caused by primary effects of Europeans coming to North America are that the Native Americans caught new diseases which included smallpox, influenza, measles, and chicken pox. Explorers used superior firepower, like single shot muskets, to conquer the native peoples.