The inspiration started when I was playing around on Google Flights. Google Flights has this awesome feature where you can put in your departure city and leave your destination blank. You can then search the globe to find cheap flights! I was looking for travel inspiration when I came across a smoking deal for a Vancouver to London flight in March.
My traveling wheels started to turn. Europe has always been a destination that we have wanted to travel to, but we never entertained the thought too seriously as it is such an expensive part of the world. The cheap flights were for three months. Would it be possible?
I started searching vacation rentals on Airbnb and realized that Europe might be possible if we rented apartments by the month. If we were gone for three months and we chose only three destinations we might be able to see at least a part of Europe within our budget.
After researching the possibilities we decided to take the plunge. We were finally ready to book flights! We went back to google flights and the flights were gone! Boooo! We were so disappointed!
We have been searching for seat sales for the last two months and last night we finally found another one! The price isn’t quite as good as the first sale but we are getting direct flights from Vancouver to London for $2500 CAD return for the four of us. We are going to Europe! Happy dance!
We plan on spending the first few days with family who live outside of London. After that….we don’t know yet! We have a few options that we are exploring. Our only for sure is that we want to spend one month in Budapest. Mike’s father was born in Hungary so it holds a special place in our imaginations.
Do you have any suggestions on where we should go on our European journey? I would love to hear them!