HEY BAES! Welcome to the Blogging Backpacker Series!
In March 2015, my best friend and I decided to do a four-month Eurotrip across ten countries. Picking where to go and how long to spend at each place was among our chief challenges. It was such a challenge that the planning of the trip took around five months. Here is a quick guide on how to plan a trip.
First, pick the countries that you want to see the most. In our case it was: Czech, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, France and Spain. We chose these countries based on having family, friends, events, cultures and landmarks that we wanted to see and experience. Yes ten countries is a mouthful, but it just depends on what you think you can handle.
Second, choose your dates. We decided to go from the beginning of September to the end of December, because of graduate programs, contracts and spending Christmas with our fams. We mapped out our trip and planned our route depending on when we wanted to be at each place, how long we wanted to be there, how long it would take us to travel to all of them and then put all that in our calendar. Some of our main reasons for planning how we did were our birthdays, Oktoberfest in Munich, Amsterdam Dance Event and the weather.
Just like that, our trip started falling into place and by December 2015, we had been to fifty-five different cities and towns in ten different countries. I am not saying it wasn’t difficult boiling it down, because everywhere in Europe is worth a trip. However, we left Europe that Christmas feeling like we had seen and experienced everything we set out to. Remember baes, you do your bliss above all else, before anything else, it would be rude not to.