To keep it short: Europe. A lot of Europe.
Last year was a pretty big year for me, mainly because it was the year I graduated from University and started my first proper job in the adult world. My plan has always been to train to become a teacher and it is still going to happen, just not quite yet. I’ve always loved the idea of taking some time out to travel, but it wasn’t until a year or so ago that I actually started to think about making it happen. Fast forward to right now, and me and Mark are both planning to take a year out to see as much of the world as we can fit in, (or more likely, as much as we can afford to!)
We decided on Europe first. More specifically, inter-railing Europe. This was an obvious first choice for us. I know a lot of people who’ve done it and really loved it. It’s budget friendly. You can cover so many places in a short space of time. Also, as rookie travellers, I feel happier in the knowledge I’ll be closer to home and in cultures I’m more familiar with. Last year I went on city breaks to both Prague and Budapest. Knowing how much I fell in love with both cities, fills me with so much excitement for what’s to come!
We’ll be setting off in the summer to spend 6 weeks exploring 15 different cities and 13 different countries. It sounds like a lot, and is maybe a little ambitious when I think about it, but I am so excited that I honestly don’t think it’ll faze me. What did faze me was the idea of planning and booking all the trains, reservations and hostels/hotels we needed. So, since Mark isn’t much of a planner either, we decided to book everything through a company, Euroventure, making it as easy and stress free as possible, (more on that to come…)
Even though our trip is over 6 months away I’ve already started planning everything, from what to pack, to where’s the best places to eat and drink. I’ll hopefully be posting more about my planning process as I go, as well as sharing everything me and Mark get up to while we’re away. In the mean time you can read all about how I’m saving money for out travels here.
And then after Europe, maybe the rest of the world?
P.S If you want some inspiration for your next travels please check out my travel bucket list!