Also, any tips for planning a trip to Europe on a budget? I'm not going to be backpacking around too much, I'll mostly be staying with family in Austria, but I also plan to spend a week in Paris before I head to Austria, and maybe finish my trip off with a visit to Italy for a week or 10 days. I've just started planning, so no specifics yet :)
So far I'm planning to stay in hostels and picnic a lot. Any other ideas for keeping my expenses in check?