[I couldn't find an all of Europe Forum. I would love this to be moved to one if there is one.]
My just 20 year old son is going on a three week trip and will be hitting London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Ibiza. All transportation (mostly air) between destinations will have been paid for, and all lodging will have been paid for. This is our (overly generous) high school graduation gift to him, possible because he chose to stay home and attend a very inexpensive college, instead of going off to one of the way more expensive ones.
I want to pay for his food, and travel within cities, and any other necessary or educational expenses, like tours (probably won't do too much of this), and such, but want him to pay for anything else - alcohol, souvenirs, etc.. He should have about $1,000 of his own money with him. What is a good average daily budget for the things we want to pay for? Oh, and, despite the fact that we've already paid for the bulk of things, and made it pretty easy on him, I want him to have a college-student type of budget, where he has to be smart, and not extravagant, and make some sacrifices - walk, trains, few or no taxis, picnic food, "fast food," very few to no sit-down restaurants, etc..
I love tripadviser. I'm glad to be back for yet another trip. I only wish I were going on this one. :) Thank you for any help or thoughts you care to share.