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.
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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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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Europe is the worlds best destination to travel. Last year I had visited Spain, we rented a car for a month and stayed in a house for rent.
We go through Search A Holiday the team and guides were very friendly. we had got the best deals on low-cost holidays and saved more money.
In Europe, London is my favourite place to visit. Although i have travelled to other European nations, but i found UK as my most favourite.
That is good amount of time to cover most of the cities. I would also recommend taking 15-20 days to cover the eastern european cities and sights. It's a very different experience. You can make a nice circuit of Prague, Krakow, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Zagreb and further south. You can read my blog for more information about side trips from each or feel free to message me.
PS: I know some of the cities are not technically eastern european.
Sounds great! I wish I go on travels for 6 months. Anyway, I always plan my trips in advance, it makes traveling more organized and less stressful. So, recently I came across good websites, where you can find anything you need while traveling. For example, check out his list of trip planner sites <snip>
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