Welcome to JohntheGo.com

I’m John – part-time traveller, blogger, British expat and general mastermind behind JohntheGo.com, a blog celebrating city breaks, budget trips and part-time travel. JohntheGo.com is dedicated to sharing the best there is to see of Europe and beyond: discovering new locations, exploring the best budget destinations and generally just making the most of those precious days of annual leave.

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Great information on backpacking routes and itineraries across Europe
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City breaks

Posts on budget city break destinations in Europe and beyond
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Off the beaten track

The best hidden gems and up-and-coming destinations
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Into the wild

Check out my posts on hiking, nature and active travel
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Expat life

What it's like living in Germany, plus tips on Cologne, Dusseldorf and the wider Rheinland region