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  1. Jodie | That Happy Reader says:

    I’ve been lucky enough to travel to several countries and Europe and I definitely want to go back once it’s safe enough for us to travel (hubby is high risk ). You’ve really provided great information and have provided me with some new ideas on what to see next. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Jodie! I can’t wait to get back to Europe too!

  2. Jaya Avendel says:

    Loving this detailed and fleshed-out list of internaries for every traveler! I am currently reading a travel memoir (very nearly my favorite genre of book!), and love that I am able to travel to places like Rome, visit the Vatican and Pompeii, experience the pizza of Naples, and have a lark over the wine and people without actually having to go anywhere.

    In all honesty, I would love to travel but authentic writing from people who are more able to travel than I suits me just fine. Thanks for sharing your travels in words and photos!

    1. Thanks! And that book you’re reading sounds right up my alley 🙂

  3. Headphonesthoughts says:

    I would love to travel to Europe. I personally have never been. I love getting to read about people’s experiences before traveling places. I would love to go to Ireland it’s looks so beautiful.

    1. Hope you get to experience Ireland one day!

  4. You’ve certainly seen a lot in Europe and your guide is great. Lots os useful info as to where to pick for which kind of stay you want. Glad you mentioned San Sebastian (Donostia in Basque) in Spain as this is a wonderful place for foodies and also its archutecture and bay. It gets missed off so many people’s routes as they travel.
    Also glad you mentioned trains, as they are now becoming superfast, cheap and comfortable, even replacing flight schedules between nearby cities. I will read up on some of the cities in Europe you visited that I ahven’t as I need some good tips for them. Great post.

    1. Thanks, Barry! Yes, I can’t wait to visit San Sebastian myself. Spanish food is so delicious! And yes, trains do seem to be the way to go!

  5. KATHRYN ANG says:

    This was so helpful Boo. Every type of trip someone would be interested in. I love it! I am so with you on the 1 hour tops for art galleries and museums…must be my child, lol. I haven’t done the scenic trip so that’s a must do, and of course I am a sucker for the foodie trip, and am actually interested in every one of them except the highlights because I have done it several times but agree it’s a must do for those who haven’t, the art & history, again, been there, and no patience to repeat but a must do for first timers, and the short on time, also because I have been, but loved those countries too. Great read and can’t wait to visit Europe again!

    1. Aw thanks for reading Moo! Definitely your child 🙂 And can’t wait to travel through Europe with you again!

  6. Sue Berk Koch says:

    Great way to organize the trips, by objective! I am tempted to go back for scenery or food next time. Thanks so much.

    1. Thanks, Sue! Hope you enjoy your next trip to Europe!

  7. Awesome post. There are some great ideas here for people who are short on time. You right though, you don’t have to see everything all in one trip. I’d take many trips to Europe over your lifetime and see somewhere new each time 🙂

    1. Absolutely! The trips are much more enjoyable when you’re not rushing to fit everything in.

  8. Budget or no budget I really want to visit Budapest and Bratislava. Prague I’d love to visit again too. I’ve been to a few of the other places on here but Iceland and Ireland are two of my top bucket list places so that sounds like a good pairing too

    1. Ah so many wonderful places to still explore!

  9. Sarah's Sojourns says:

    Lots of great suggestions here, although I can’t believe you missed out Scotland! That’s usually always one of the places I recommend (and not just because I’m biased XD)

    This reminds me that I still need to visit Iceland, might have to move it to the top of my list for once travel opens up again! Georgia is also really high on my list too, I’ve heard great things about it!

    1. Aw we were supposed to go to Scotland last May! I’m sure as soon as I visit for myself it will move to the top of my recommendations.

  10. Riana, you’ve completely nailed tips for Europe itineraries, wow! This post makes me want to travel SOO bad. I’d definitely like to visit The Balkans and love your foodie itinerary!! P.s. your first trip to Europe sounds dreamy.

    1. Thanks so much, Shireen! Hope you enjoy your next Europe trip!

  11. Those are some great tips Riana- great advice and itineraries.
    I too travel in the shoulder season, which is now pushed even further to avoid the crowds. Also, my motto is, we will always return too. Which means I like to really explore the country I’m visiting. I’m a traveller that would rather like to see a lot of one country than to see as many countries as I can.

    1. Thanks so much, Renee! Love that motto – it’s so true!

  12. JoJo Hall says:

    This was such a great post! Europe is amazing and has a lot to offer for a traveler! I personally like a blend between touristy places and hidden gems, I feel like that way you get the best of both worlds and truly see what a location has to offer!

    1. Thanks so much, JoJo! Yes, that would be my choice too – perfect blend of the iconic sights and the less touristed places.

  13. Gustavo A Feliciano says:

    Wish I had this during our first trip to Europe! But hopefully I can sneak a solo trip in the next few months as borders start to open up again!

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