We’ve gone traveling for the week but wanted to chat with you about something we didn’t really think about before Europe became so accessible to us. Frankly, Europe is a HUGE place with so many amazing spots that we feel that we must visit. After this trip, we will have visited the two biggest places that are on most people’s European bucket list (London and Paris), but what about the rest of the continent? What about the smaller countries? What about the small towns?
This world is big and beautiful. When you have Europe at your fingertips, it feels wrong to ignore it. I’ve had friends who studied abroad and traveled almost every weekend to somewhere new. We aren’t able to do that yet, but maybe in the future it will be a possibility.
Obviously there are big advantages to already living in Europe, the biggest of which is cost. For under €60 one of us can get to Paris and back to Amsterdam on the train. Money is a huge obstacle to travel, and although it’s inherently cheaper to travel within Europe, we still look for the deals…no need to spend more than necessary. Another noticeable difference is no jet lag! It’s so easy to hit the ground running at your destination when the travel times are so short and the time difference is so small.
The list of sights we want to see and foods we want to eat is growing really quickly. Italy and Spain are very high on the list, but we hope to make it to Norway, Poland, Greece, and many others places in the next few years.
What should be on our list? What are your favorite spots?