Passport? Check. Comfy shoes? Check. Camera ready? Check. Paris, anyone?
I’ve been hopping “across the pond” for many years now - the first trip when I was just seventeen years old. As I return from each trip, I love sharing my various experiences, but I always come across the same comment from so many lovely ladies. Most of the time, it goes something like this, “Oh, I would love to go to Europe someday, but I could never afford a trip like that”. And to that, I say, 'start packing your bags, sister!'.
If you have a desire to tour Europe, then you’re in the right place. This is part one of my travel tip series in getting "across the pond". In part one, we’re keeping things short and sweet. If you’re still interested in all the details, then stay tuned next week for all of my specific how-to’s.
First let’s do a quick cost comparison. Let’s compare a stateside trip to the Coast versus a trip to Europe – this way you can see the cost difference on paper…
Wanna be frugal? Then do your homework! Book your own flights…I go both to individual airlines sites, as well as the big dogs like Expedia and Travelocity…it takes time, but you need to be your own travel agent.
Forget hotels – stay in an Apartment! Our family finally caught on to the blessing of renting apartments all over Europe. It's much cheaper and you get to live like a local!
Eat with ease via bakeries and local grocery markets – that crusty bread and cheese is dreamier than you could imagine!
Forget the rental car…while in Europe, travel like a local via Trains!
Get your Europe fund rolling now. A yard sale is a great place to start!
Don’t touch your Europe fund – no matter what!
You will have memories to last a lifetime…and hopefully some over-stuffed shopping bags to take home with you as well!
So...are you intrigued? If a trip across the pond seems appealing to you, stay tuned for next week’s detailed version of The Frugal Mama Takes On Europe!
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