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Old 05-22-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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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
well I guess this brings up another question.. Are there any train rides throughout Europe that are too pretty to miss? Because I guess I could take the train for the prettiest routes but then take a plane for the rest
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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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.
You can always keep the original ticket and just book cheap flights on low-cost carries like Easyjet or Ryan Air to head further south if that's where you decide you'd rather be. Do a cost comparison before you decide which option (changing the original ticket versus booking additional low-cost flights) to go with.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Scrapple country
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You were here talking about planning this trip two months ago, so it's not all that impulsive, no? I can't help but feel like it's a little bit of a humble-brag to pose this as "oh dear, how stupid and impulsive am I??" when you've clearly thought it through for some time. You already know it's not going to ruin your life, evident in your subsequent posts. You don't really need two dozen strangers saying "Oh honey, don't doubt yourself, you should go for it!" to validate this choice, right? Just own it.

And enjoy, and have fun!
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:19 AM
 
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You might seriously consider securing a second job now and putting the income from that job into savings specifically for your post-trip return, just in case you aren't able to return to your job or find another. Don't blow your savings on this trip unless you have 2-3 months of expenses in reserve for when you get back.

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Old 05-22-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Man, if she didn't quit, I'd fire her.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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Man, if she didn't quit, I'd fire her.
Why? Lots of people leave jobs to see the world.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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I did buy travel insurance, so I'm able to cancel the ticket and get a refund if need be. I think I need to have a good reason for canceling but I'll just lie if I have to.
Nice, admitting on a public forum that you plan to commit insurance fraud.

I say go for it (the trip, not lying to get the insurance money). You can only get away with stuff like this for a few more years, assuming at one point you plan on having kids.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Good for you. Do it! I was 21, attending college, working a 40 hour week packing paper towels, and had an off again, on again boyfriend. I quit school, job, boyfriend to attend school in Italy for a year then stayed for the summer as a tour guide in Rome. Impulsive? Yes, but I never regretted it. Returned to US a different person. I changed my major, found a work study position, still had on again, off again boyfriend.

Your youth is a grand time to explore the world and who you are. If you marry, start a family it can still be done but it's a bit more complicated.

Buon viaggio!!
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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BTW collecting on that travel insurance isn't going to be THAT easy - unless you're sleeping with a bonafide physician who will fabricate medical reasons you can't travel AND document it. Or a funeral director who will provide fraudulent a death certificate for a member of your immediate family.
Yup.

I would pay for this service if you could recommend someone for my future needs
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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You know now that I've thought about it some more (brought back to this thread by reps) I'd say you keep your job if there's a way they let you go on unpaid leave. Cause six weeks isn't very long. If you were gonna go on a life changing around the world trip then make it 6 months and move your stuff back in with family or into storage. Hehe, I see this as a long vacation, but not a career changing global trek.

But that's just my perspective...life-changing moments can come in many shapes and sizes. Hope it all works out!! Central and Eastern Europe can be much cheaper and just as amazing. Staying in hostels isn't scary just keep your wits about you and be pragmatic.
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