Now that summer has arrived (for most people), the messages in the WhatsApp group chat seem to be flying in as everyone begins to organise the annual summer holiday.
And whether you're in college, trying to get by on intern pay, or just trying to stick to some sort of reasonable budget, it can be hard to keep up as your mates plan a three-week trip to Thailand.
However, with reasonable flights to destinations all around Europe, there really is no need to venture any further.
Here's a list of some of the cheapest places to head on your holibop this year, and an average price (converted to euro) for the cheapest travel, accommodation, and food, according to Price of Travel's Backpacker Index.
Accommodation: €4.66 (one night) Transport: €0.31 (two public transport rides per day) Meals: €13.4 (three per day)