If you look at a map showing train service or airline routes, you are likely to see points where many lines converge. Airlines are especially dependent on this hub-and-spoke model of travel.
But there are benefits for budget travelers who want to set up in a central location and make day-trips to various points on the compass.
You unpack only once. You pay only one hotel bill. You become very familiar with the hub location rather than drifting in and out in a few hours time.
Hub travel has been popular in Europe for decades. Efficient train systems make it possible to see a number of sites in one day along a particular line and then return to the hub city late in the day.
Take a look at one example of hub travel potential from the Bavarian city of Munich, which is situated in an area where plenty of day-trips are possible. Because these trips vary in length and could include some arrivals back in Munich later in the evening, the hub trip described here operates out of an extended stay hotel that offers kitchen facilities, a central location and a free breakfast each morning among its amenities.