The Summary

I want to summarize where I’m going, in what order so it’s easier to follow my trip. I may go days without posting any updates and it could be because I’m visiting with family or out clubbing all night. The only real reason will be because I’m to busy living to sit down and type it all out at that moment in time. I’ll most likely be posting from long train trips or hostel beds in the early hours of the morning. Anyways here’s how my trip starts: on the 2nd of June, I’ll fly out of Canada and land in London.
I fly into London and out of Athens so you can see I’m crossing from west to east. From London I’ll travel to Wales, Belgium, Luxembourg, Strassbourg, west Germany, north Denmark, ferry to the Swedish coast, train down to Copenhagen, down to Berlin, then day trip to Dresden before heading to Prague, I’ll hope over to Munich where I have a blank spot in my trip before heading to south France: Perpignan. From there I’ll train down to Barcelona to catch a ferry to Rome. I’ll make my way up the west coast to Florence, Piza, Cinque Terre, Genoa and then Milan. Where I’ll catch a plane to Athens to relax for a few days before heading home.
All of that will take three months. 7 stops I’ll be staying with friends and family, the other 14 I’ll try a mix of couchsurfing and hostels. I haven’t really planned any day trips other then visit a lock bridge and climb as many churches and cathedrals as possible. If you have any must-sees in any of the places I’m heading too, I’d love to hear about them. But other then that I’ll be traveling by the seat of my pants.

The Beginning

I’m starting this blog as a way to document and hopefully, help others who wish to follow in my footsteps. Honestly, to tell you the truth, I think travel is the best medicine. The best way to learn more about yourself would be to throw yourself in a foreign country and see how you handle it. Starting this June, I’ll pack up and leave Canada for 3 months. In those 3 months I plan to visit 12 or more countries in Europe and learn something new about 12 or more different cultures. Hopefully, I’ll have enough time to keep the web updated on my adventures and travel stories on here. With pictures included of course.

To sum up where I’m at now, 9 weeks before I leave, I’m panicking. All I can think about is money, will I have enough, will I end up in debt, will this be the experience of a lifetime or will I completely regret leaving home. I push all these worries aside with the notation that there are countless free or cheap travel options like Couchsurfing¬†and ride shares if hitch hiking scares you like it does me. I hope to tell everyone who is telling me I’m making a mistake and should be in school like the rest of the kids my age that they are wrong, but I can’t know until I go right.

Cheers to the mistakes.