If you’re a food or a travel blogger then a Europe trip is inevitable. This week, we’ve got With Trevor to take you through some of the coolest travel tips and hacks.
Europe Trip: The Journey Begins
As Robert Louis Stevenson rightly says, “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
That’s the very thing about traveling. It gets you moving in the first place, you find yourself eating and walking a lot, making a bunch of new friends along the way, collecting a journal full of adventure stories and all this, while you’re still on the move.
When it comes to picking a place perfect for young travellers; a Europe trip is a default selection. Why? Well, for starters Europe is extremely beautiful. I’ve had the privilege of travelling to a couple of places in Europe quite often, and just love how there’s a diversity of culture and food.
From the East to West and North to South, there is a beautiful transition of cultures across every country in the continent. After a couple of visits, I have gained an insight on how one must prep for a hassle-free Europe trip. And if this is your first time, then you’re in for some great travel tips.
To Plan or Not to Plan?
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The most exciting part about traveling is that rush of adrenaline that shoots through your body as you get closer to your “fly” date, isn’t it? Of course, for the sake of a visa (for those who need it), you would need to plan out an itinerary for your trip. But keep it general and overall, if you will.
My advice is to do anything you fancy. Take a bus around the city, head on to a boat party, watch the city at 3AM in the morning, or even take a random train ride from Bologna to Modena just to dine at Osteria Francescana. Aim at complete randomness while staying within the line of the law (duh).
Travel Tip: For those travelling to Vienna, make sure to attend an intimate one-on-one performance of “Following” by Jasmin Schaitl. This one of the most random things I did at local street’s art & music festival in Vienna.
Eat Local Food – ONLY!
Whether it is a Goulash (gulyás) from Hungary, or a Schnitzel from Vienna, or a Tagliatelle al ragù from Bologna, or a Smörgåsbord from Sweden -I beg you, please stick to the local food! Unless absolutely necessary, its only fair to respect the local culture and traditions when you’re on that land, right? And hey, you won’t really know how it tastes like, unless you try. So before you go ahead and crib about weird or bland tastes, take a morsel full of yum yum.
Travel by Train
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This may sound like a silly “to-do” thing, but trust me on this one, a second class ticket on a train in Europe (like a Railjet or a EuroCity or Ceské dráhy) is like a first class airline seat. Okay, maybe business class.
The journey is incredibly comfortable and gives you your much needed time for “perspective”. For more information on your exact route click here. Speaking from personal experience, I haven’t been yet on any of the “super scenic” train routes, but a journey from city-to-city or country-to-country is always magnificent.
Europe Trip: The Summary
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It’s a seriously simple list, with an easy guide plan to help keep ensure your Europe Trip is filled with fun and adventure. And while it is possible and recommended to keep utter randomness in mind, a very tiny pinch of general planning can go a long way.
If I would need to add more, I’d have to stress on the fact that visiting 51 countries in a span of 2-3 weeks is just nonsensical. I mean sure, it may be that one opportunity to see Europe for the first time, but there comes a point and debate with quality against quantity. I try and stick to a maximum of 2-3 countries in a span of 1 week. Then again, you want that fridge magnet to tell a story, right?
Last, but certainly not the least, don’t forget to really explore every part of your Europe trip. Follow my journey on @WithTrevor for my take on food and travel and go to Travel for Less for more travel tips.
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