I’ve decided to have a real adventure

So this May, I’m graduating. My boyfriend is not. The plan was for me to get a job, find an apartment, and be all ready for him come May of next year. However, I jokingly said “Well how would you feel if you were stuck here at school and I was backpacking all over Europe?” Then I thought…. what if I actually do that?

By April, I’ll decide on whether or not I’m going to commit and buy the tickets. However, I’m almost certain that I’ll do it. I’ve always wanted to go to Europe, and now is the perfect time. I plan to see Ireland, Scotland, England, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy, but I almost may change that up a bit once I start looking more at an itinerary.

My parents are already freaking out over my plan to go alone, but I’m determined to keep myself safe. Plenty of women have gone to Europe alone and not been viciously killed.

Have any of you ever backpacked through a foreign country?