It has finally become a reality to travel to Europe! I have always wanted to visit Europe, but never had the opportunity prior to my year off because I traveled to closer destinations to Canada like Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America for example. My best friend who worked in Europe for years was always trying to persuade me to get over, but it never happened. She thought I was crazy—she obviously knew what I didn’t. I made it a priority to visit Europe during my year off. I started my travels with my dream turquoise destinations: Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Miami, and Australia. My 14 months of full-time travel comes to closure with Europe!
My last big trip will be traveling through 15 countries (plus driving through 2 additional countries: Australia and Bosnia) in Europe; yes, I said that correctly…15 countries in one month. I will be spending 30 days in France, Monoco, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Netherlands, Belgium, and England. Some highlights include: London, Paris, Swiss Alps, French Riviera, Rome, Sailing Greece, Tirana, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Venice, Munich, Prague, Berlin, and my birthday in Amsterdam. Due to doing so much in a short amount of time I’ll be doing a Topdeck tour around Europe, while doing London on my own at the end of the trip.
I can’t believe I’m traveling around historic Europe, let alone that it is my last big trip during my 14 months of full-time travel. Once this trip is over and I stop over in Toronto and Montreal on my way home, I’ll have 1 week left before being back in the classroom. My students won’t know what hit them! I’ll be going a mile a minute and turning every English lesson and lecture into a history lesson and life lesson, while bringing in real world experiences based on my world travels. This year has been the best learning experience–not even my recent Master’s completion taught me this much. I am happy because I travel and I travel because I am happy. Although my full-time travels are quickly coming to an end, my traveling will not subside. Cheers to life!