So, I'm excited about graduating from college this spring--but I think I'm more excited about a trip I'm taking! At the beginning of September I'm going with my brother to do the cliche, twenty-something, hostel thing. I've done a bit of hostel-ing and traveling, but not for this length of time. It'll be a month with him making stops in Paris, Amsterdam, and Munich for sure...then I'll travel myself for a month (probably around German/German-speaking areas since I've got fair survival-German skills ) I know a lot of you are based in Europe and I was wondering if there are places you think we shouldn't miss? Who else has done this kind of trip? I'd love to hear your stories! Also, I'm trying to decide what to do about my camera...I considered buying a small camera (canon elph or something like that) and just bringing a couple of large memory cards. Since I'm not a real photographer it seems silly to lug around a laptop and my slightly cumbersome camera...but my pictures are my favorite part about the trips I've taken before! Any ideas? What would you do? (It just seems a bit unsafe for a girl traveling alone in hostels with a couple grand worth of laptop and a camera...) Cheers!