Eurail is a company that sells train passes and tickets for European railroads. Eurail is also the love of my life right now. Why? Well, thanks to Eurail, my summer just got even more epic. You see, I’m turning 30 on the 30th of August this year (it’s my Champagne Birthday, yall!) and was already thinking that I wanted to do something really fun to commemorate adding another notch on the decade belt. Thankfully, I didn’t have to think too long nor hard- with Eurail’s help, I’m adding some more destinations to my summer travel itinerary with a week-long solo train adventure in Europe. Can you guess where I’m going?
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I wrote a post back in April detailing my crazy heavy travel itinerary. This spring I loaded up on England travel, making it a point to learn more about the country I now call home. I also managed to travel further afield, sneaking in a long weekend jaunts to the French Riviera and Norway. All of these were short trips since I work full-time, teaching English and French at a high school in London.
However, as of this Friday, school’s out for summer and I have two whole months of holiday! And therefore ready to embark on the summer portion of my travels.
As I detailed in my post explaining my summer itinerary, for six weeks of this summer I’ll be travelling non-stop. From early July to mid-August will be discovering new lands and revisiting old favourites: I’m off to Spain, Israel, Jordan, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Sweden.
Could my summer get any more exciting?!? Well, yes, actually. I’ve decided: after exploring Scandinavia and the Baltics, Eurail will take me from Vienna back to London on the train.
How did this come about? Well, I don’t know if I told you, but Eurail is the official sponsor for our Girls Running with Bulls project in Spain this July. They generously provided 2-month Global Passes to our female travel blogger crew. I’ll be using the pass in Spain next week, but since my pass is valid until the end of August, I figured I’d get the most out of it by crafting this trip.
The itinerary so far: I’ll travel in Austria for a bit, then stop in the tiny country of Liechtenstein (because, why the heck not!?). From there I’ll go to Switzerland for a day or two, then onward to Luxembourg before heading home to London.
However, nothing is set in stone. This is the beauty of having a Global Pass: nothing has to be set in stone.
So I’ll be making things up as I go along, going wherever the wind takes me.
I’m thrilled to celebrate my 30th birthday trainin’ it up in Europe. I’m also thrilled by the thought of travelling solo- while I love travelling with Liebling, it’s a great feeling to be able to do your own thing once in a while (for the record, Liebling wont be at home crying over my absence, he’s off on a boys’ trip to Croatia)!
Do you like riding on trains? Have you ever done a train trip in Europe? What do you think of the destinations I’ve chosen? Any tips or recommendations?