Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Cooking tours 3-4 days June 4 in Northern Italy
  2. 2 Opinion on sights in Florence
  3. 3 Trip Report Houses, Gardens & Walking in England
  4. 4 What's the biggest mistake you made on a European trip?
  5. 5 Trip Report Azores
  6. 6 Short Trip in July
  7. 7 San Francisco retirees would like to move to Paris for a year- crazy idea?
  8. 8 Trip Report Springtime in Holland - Trip report
  9. 9 Advice on car and getting around Aeolian Islands
  10. 10 10-12 days - Czech Republic/Austria/Munich?
  11. 11 Rome neighborhoods equivalent to arrondissements 6 and 7 in Paris?
  12. 12 4 Nights - Bern/Grindelwald / Interlaken / Lucerne
  13. 13 Where to go...one month w/a one year old
  14. 14 Trip Report Paris & Cote d'Azur Trip report
  15. 15 Looking for Italy Itinerary Advice (8N)
  16. 16 Barcelona to Paris - Road trip in between?
  17. 17 Planning a solo trip mostly to France, advice please!
  18. 18 Trip Report Roman Roamings: 2 Weeks of Wanderings
  19. 19 Sim Card Options
  20. 20 Greek Islands (small)
  21. 21 38 Days in Paris
  22. 22 Day trip ideas from Bristol, UK
  23. 23 Sim card/Amsterdam
  24. 24 English Gardens Itinerary Advice please
  25. 25 Day trip ideas
View next 25 » Back to the top

Things Old Travellers to Europe Seem Not to Understand!!!

Jump to last reply

FrenchMystiqueTours on May 11, 14 at 11:52am
When I was in my 20's and backpacked Europe for 2 months I hit about 20 to 25 destinations in a 2 month period. I had done zero research before leaving and my whole travel plan consisted of "land in Amsterdam and see what happens". No itinerary, no pre-booked lodging and no idea of what I was going to do. I had a Eurail ticket that was good for two months of unlimited travel in 17 countries and I put it to good use. It was the best time of my life and looking back I wouldn't change a thing. So in comparison to what I did your itinerary looks very manageable. You'll have a blast, trust me. :)

colduphere on May 11, 14 at 12:13pm
FMT why don't you start a thread and call it:

Things Old Travellers to Europe Seem Not to Understand

Report Abuse
JulieCallahan on May 11, 14 at 12:54pm
FMT, you traveled the way my 3 kids did at 20. I think they also had a blast.

Report Abuse
FrenchMystiqueTours on May 11, 14 at 4:54pm
Now cold, I think you're being facetious.

Julie - I think for myself and most 20 somethings the travel and experiencing as much sensory overload as possible is the best part of the adventure.

Let me also add that when I was exactly that age I moved around just as fast and also had a blast- old fogheys often forget what youth is like and often lament "ah youth it's wasted on young people!"

This is one thing olf fogheygharchs just can't see to understand - younger folks may be bored with the old 'you gotta stay 5 days in Paris or you should not even go there' attitude.

WHAT OTHER THINGS TO OLDER TRAVELERS NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT YOUNG WHIPPER NSAPPER TRAVELERS (IN EUROPE THAT IS)???

71 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement