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Traveling around UK and Europe 2019 for 6-8 months

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Looking for advise for a couple travelling in their early 60's
14 weeks ago, September 7th 2018 No: 1 Msg: #205638  
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Hi all,
New to TravelBlog and would really like some advise. Have traveled Europe and the UK as a tourist but would really like to stay for 6-8 weeks at as a base in different areas in Europe. Would love advise on travelling around (thinking of purchasing a car in the UK (we have a friends address that we can use for rego and ins). Starting in the UK in early April - June and then to the continent for July - Oct and the ditch the car back in the UK before travelling back home to Australia. I am a teacher and my husband is a carpenter/builder. Would love feedback on accommodation, websites anything to make our trip memorable and hassle free.
Regards
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12 weeks ago, September 18th 2018 No: 2 Msg: #205706  
Hi, sounds like fun. My husband I traveled thru France by car for a month and then a month in an apartment in Paris. We leased a car, video taped the car on the day we got it, washed it right before we returned it and then to be safe did another video.
We arranged nights thru Airbnb and Booking and it worked out well. We took it slow (both in late 60’s). One really nice thing was we went to the Louvre 3 times and saw quite a bit all of our favorites. We cooked our own meals in the apartment which saved a lot of money. When we ate out, it was a big deal.
I like Rick Steves travel books and maps for ideas of itineraries.
Americans are limited as to how long they can stay in Europe, only 3 months at a time. You are in luck to stay 6 months.
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10 weeks ago, September 30th 2018 No: 3 Msg: #205760  
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Your plan sounds fun )) Weather should be fine at this time of the year. Car you can buy with no problem just be sure to take also a full insurance without franchise. On this website <snip>you can look for accommodation, sometimes I book through them when I travel to Europe. Good luck!
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