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Travel & Housing Tips

Rick Steves’ Europe

Rick Steves is a guidebook author and travel TV host. Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Please visit https://store.ricksteves.com/shop/guidebooks/spain for his Spain guidebook listing.

Hitlist

Histlist is an app available on the App Store and Google Play. If traveling within Europe, the app allows you to research airfare options.

To download the app visit http://www.hitlistapp.com.

For additional information please visit http://www.hitlistapp.com/flights.

Hopper

Hopper is an app available on the App Store and Google Play. It provides flight information and also tells you when it’s the best time to buy and makes recommendations. You may also book your flights.

To download the app visit https://www.hopper.com/

For additional information please visit https://www.hopper.com/reports

Scott’s Cheap Flights

Scott’s Cheap Flights is for people who want to be alerted when super cheap international airfare pops up. You submit your email address and you receive an email notification with instructions.

For more information visit https://scottscheapflights.com/

Layover Tours

If you have a long layover some airports offer city tours. You may find a list of international airports that offer free city tours at https://www.tripzilla.com/airports-free-city-tours/71418. When planning your travel, please check if a visa is required for the country your layover is in. If a visa is required you will not be allowed to leave the airport without one.

You may check visa requirements online at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages.html

Idealista

Spain’s version of Airbnb. You may search to rent homes or rooms.

For more information visit https://www.idealista.com/en/alquiler-viviendas.

Other Housing Websites:

Nestpick - Furnished Apartments & Rooms: https://www.nestpick.com/student-apartments-madrid/

Uniplaces- Search by University or Neighborhood: https://www.uniplaces.com/accommodation/madrid

MadridEasy: http://www.madrideasy.com/

Study Abroad Apartments: https://www.studyabroadapartments.com/