Travel Europe in 2 Weeks
Madrid, Barcelona, Venice, Florence, Amsterdam, Brussels + Bruges
Whenever I read blogs about traveling, I wish bloggers would just get straight to the point of what they did, where they stayed and what they ate. I don't like having to read through all the nuances of their lives - I just want to know the facts! So here’s a quick recap of my most recent 2 week vacation in Europe to help you plan your next visit. If there's anything more you want to know, just ask!
THERE ARE 3 WAYS I LIKE TO TRAVEL:
1.) For fun with friends and/or family
2.) For personal development, reflection + meditation
3.) To lead life-changing Yoga, Meditation + Ayurveda Retreats of course!
This post is about my most recent trip to Europe (for fun!) for my friends' Ariel and Josh's wedding. Their wedding was at Delirium Cafe in Brussels, Belgium. I planned a 2 week Europe Trip for my husband and I around their wedding. We spent 1 week traveling on our own and 1 week with friends. We traveled to 4 countries in 2 weeks.
VISION FOR THE TRIP:
Overall vision -
Travel “college-style” or as people from Europe like to say, “like an American.” Hop around from city to city and country to country constantly. Be tired + happy.
Week 1 Vision - Lots of romance, sight-seeing and unique food experiences in Spain + Italy.
Week 2 Vision - Go with the flow and do whatever seems like the most fun with friends from college while in Amsterdam, Brussels + Bruges.
TRAVEL BOOKS + BLOGS:
Lonely Planet Spain
Lonely Planet Italy
NY Times “36 Hours” Articles
$900 each on Iberia Airlines -
Chicago - Madrid
Brussels - Madrid
Madrid - Chicago
I’m upset about the price of our tickets. At first, I found an amazing deal for $600 round trip from Chicago to Madrid, but for whatever reason I didn’t book it right away. So our flights ended up being $900 each - which is expensive for flights to Europe. If you have time and date flexibility, you could find round trip tickets from Chicago to Paris, Denmark, or Madrid for $400 - so definitely do your research.
To search for flights I use a combination of -
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS IN MADRID
WHERE to stay: