The Wonder of Unknown

So, ladies and gents, I’ve bought a ticket to London for September 20th. To clear things up, I’ll remind everyone that I live in America and have never been outside the country. I have no idea what I’m going to do or where I’m going to go, only that sometime around New Years I’ll get my butt to Paris for my flight back (which has yet to be purchased).

Obviously I am excited about this trip. In 77 days I will be flying to London. (Well, technically I’ll be flying to Canada then Iceland THEN London, but close enough.) I mentioned before that I was planning to go to Europe and I have a pitiful travel blog here (where I already mention this trip), but now it’s set in stone. I don’t know how much money I’ll have or where I’ll be going or if I’ll end up homeless and begging my parents to pay for me to come home, but either way I’m ready.

So, what does this mean for this blog? Well, two things. One, I’m going to be working as much as possible between now and the 18th of September, so I’m not going to be posting that often, but I’ll aim for at least once every other week. It also means that I’ll be on a writing hiatus after I leave–I’ll still write, but it will be on a tiny tablet and that won’t have the processing power to edit anything, so nothing new will be released–but that I will probably be posting more book reviews if I ever find my Kindle.

ALSO, if any of you live in Europe and want to meet up, I’m game with that. Since I’m going during November I plan to go to a NaNoWriMo meet-up just to meet locals, so if you’re near a major city we may because to get coffee or something.

For now, bare with me as I get overwhelmed and freak out over my impending departure, and please note that I have not died, I’m just selling my soul at a fast food restaurant in order to fund my trip.

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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?