- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2008
As many of you already know, my engagement ended over a month ago. (I am doing great, by the way… feeling fine now) I am also about to lose my job due to department layoffs, and this may sound bad but I’ve realized that I have nothing holding me back anymore so I’m planning on taking a few months to travel starting in May – mainly in Europe, possibly also doing a volunteer project or teaching English in Asia or South America afterwards.
It seems many of you have visited Europe and are pretty well travelled so I thought I’d try to tap into your tricks of the trade and great experiences. This may also be helpful for brides who are planning on honeymooning in Europe. So can you use this thead to share your best travel tips, hidden gems of restaurants or sights to see that are not widely known? What cities would be on your must-see list if you were to travel there, and what would you do while there? And have you ever taught English overseas or done a volunteer project abroad, and if so, what organizations did you use? Please leave links, travel tips, restaurant suggestions, sights to see… anything that you think would help your fellow travelling brides (or non-bride, in my case!!)
Can’t wait to hear all the good suggestions. I’ll start with one: for backpackers – check out couchsurfing.org for a great network of fellow travellers who want to meet people. It’s a way to meet people in just about any city in the world, and also they have a system of "couchsurfing" where you can find a free place to stay if you’re gutsy and willing to stay at a stranger’s house (they have a "trust system" that makes this less sketchy than it might initially sound – check it out.)