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Old 05-22-2015, 09:42 AM
 
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Did you actually read the insurance policy? I can pretty much guarantee that you won't be able to "just lie" to file a claim. Filing a claim usually involves extensive forms and documentation.
I now realize this hahaha. Well, looks like I'm going to Europe regardless of my financial situation! It's sink or swim. I actually like this, because I'm being forced to figure things out now rather than just saying "one day I'll go to Europe but I'll figure it out later". . Now Im going to europe and I have to hustle to make it work.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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You are young. Do it now, because later you won't be able to, have fun! Explore, be an adventurer!
This is exactly what makes me feel okay about everything. Everyone in my life thinks I'm being crazy, but now is definitely the time to do it.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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Establish a good relationship with temp agency, or several temp agencies. Depending where you are, you can stem the bleeding to some degree while waiting for a full time slot to open up by short term contracts. There's always going to be someone in an office that's out sick/on maternity leave/the company doesn't know if they've got the budget to fill a spot permanently/it's tax season and they need extra hands on deck.

The ability to handle giant multi-line phone systems and handle anything necessary in Microsoft Office while being pleasant and reliable can get a lot of people steady, if sometimes low-paying, temp office work. Alternately- do you have the temperament to be competent waitstaff? Sometimes the money can be quite good for a shorter, if often hard, work week.

Great idea!! I was also considering job agencies.. If I explained to them that I'll be back mid-April, maybe they could keep their eyes out for something
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:50 AM
 
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I do this all the time, although I still live at home. You'll figure it out. Keep with the plan. Also, I don't think you need to spend anywhere near $5000 on this trip necessarily. You could probably easily keep it down to 3K, even with the flights.
Yeah, but the Eurorail pass is really steep... $700 plus. That adds on a lot. But I'm definitely going to keep a tight budget while I'm there
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:55 AM
 
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I did something similar at that age level and I did not regret it. Enjoy!
Nice.. I can't see why anyone would ultimately regret something like this. Even if things are tight financially afterwards, you got to see a little bit of the world. And to me that's worth more than money.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:03 AM
 
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GO!!! Have fun! Don't stress. You are young, this is the time to do it.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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Go. You'll have a blast.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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You really need to do it. As you point out, it's now or never. However, I think you are a little early in the year unless you plan on hanging out in Southern Europe. Greece, Italy and Spain in March would be great. Germany not so much. May and June would be better, if you can re-book.

Six weeks is just about ideal. I spent 3 months in Europe 30 years ago, and after 6 weeks I was getting kind of burned out on travel. Six weeks will give you enough time to see a lot. Watch out for predators, who hang out around train stations and will try to separate you from the crowd.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Yeah, but the Eurorail pass is really steep... $700 plus. That adds on a lot. But I'm definitely going to keep a tight budget while I'm there
Don't forget to consider some of the low cost airlines like EasyJet and Ryanair. You may be able to get flights as cheap as 20 or 30 Euros. If you're traveling light it may be a better way to get to a new region to explore. Also try to take advantage of deals offered by regional trains, for example Trenitalia offers 2 for 1 fares on Saturdays, as you make friends on your journey, you may be able to find someone who can take advantage of the deal with you
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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You really need to do it. As you point out, it's now or never. However, I think you are a little early in the year unless you plan on hanging out in Southern Europe. Greece, Italy and Spain in March would be great. Germany not so much. May and June would be better, if you can re-book.

Six weeks is just about ideal. I spent 3 months in Europe 30 years ago, and after 6 weeks I was getting kind of burned out on travel. Six weeks will give you enough time to see a lot. Watch out for predators, who hang out around train stations and will try to separate you from the crowd.
Yeah, I know it will be a little chilly, but the ticket was cheaper and I figure it'll be less crowded. But I don't know, maybe I'll rebook after I research things a bit more.

Also thanks for the tip and reassurance about my time frame. I've heard other people say they get burnt out at that point too actually.. My dad was telling me that he and my mom were so sick of traveling after a couple months that they just got a hotel and stayed in one place for a long amount of time instead of continuing on. They also booked their trip for 3 months
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