Runaway Juno is hopping over to Europe!

 

For the first time in my travel life, I’m heading to Europe.

 

Europe, wow. That sounds strange. I’ve been to New Zealand and America, the two most faraway from my home country, and of course I traveled through all over Asia, but somehow Europe feels so far away. It must be because I haven’t been there yet. So, the strange feeling would be cleared since this fall. Because for real, I’m going to Europe.

 

The first stop: ICELAND

 

I’ve been working hard to make this trip work: checking schedules, arranging meetings and looking for the not-to-miss attractions. And glad to see that I’m making progress of the process. Slow but steady. Usually I’m not a tight-schedule type of a traveler. You know me; I like to go with the flow, just explore the place as it is, and don’t really worry about where to stay at night. But it’s different: it’s Europe! The continent is big, and I have a limited time. I want to make the best out of this trip.

 

 

 

It’s not easy, but I’m keep moving 

 

 

It has been little more than a year since I changed my career. My previous life, as a mechanical engineer and travel blogger on the side, and my current life, as a full time travel blogger and photographer are quite different. Breakdowns have come, several times. Making my own career without any path, while everyone has their own success secret, as not been easy. Still, I haven’t cracked the code yet. I took my chances and tried. But I still have long way to go. I don’t feel ‘good enough’. Using this opportunity in Europe, I’ll see where I can go with my career. I’m a do-er and achiever. I’m stubborn, and I think I am capable of a lot of things. I just have to make it happen. So, wish me luck.

 

This trip to Europe is triggered by Eurail.com. They kindly offered me a global ticket a couple years ago, in fact, but I was tied to my little cubic farm. Now finally I can use the offer to explore the European continent. I’ll be traveling three and a half months in Europe and using the Eurail Global Pass for the two months during the time.

 

 

Do you want to see where they will take me?

In a chorological order…

 

 

August

Iceland

Finland

Estonia

Latvia

Lithuania

Poland

 

Septemter

Slovakia

Hungary

Czech

Germany

Spain

France

 

October

Belgium

Switzerland

Italy

 

November

Greece

Cyprus

 

Including few of my ‘places-to-go’, Greece, Czech, Finland and Iceland, and many of the best destinations in the world, I’m thrilled. Using this opportunity, I’m attending several travel bloggers conference in Europe. Also several different companies and tourism boards are on board on my very first Europe trip. I’m very excited to working with them. I’ll be announcing my partners through my next newsletter. Also I’m going to Europe with my dearest travel partner, Stephen. I guess I have to tell all of you more about him!

 

 

Europe Update by Newsletter

 

The journey goes on. You can get all the stories from Europe delivered to your inbox, every month! By signing up for my monthly newsletter!  I’ll do my best to deliver the finest and the weirdest travel stories on the road.

 

 

 

If you are around, please drop me a line. I already set up few chances to meet my favourite European bloggers on the way. Thrilled! Do you remember my old post, Juno-go-round Tweetup RTW? Slowly, I’m making it real. Really.

 

See you in Europe? 

 

If you are on twitter, follow my journey through #RunawayEurope

 

 

 

34 thoughts on “Runaway Juno is Hopping over to Europe!”

  1. Wow, Iceland! What a grand way to start your European experience. And so glad you’re going to Cyprus too. If you need help with that, I will be happy to share my tips!
    Safe trips and have a blast. 🙂

    1. Thanks chica! I know, what an amazing place, Iceland is. I can’t wait to visit… I was seriously considered to buy another lens, but I think that would be too much. But it’s Iceland! 🙂

  2. Juno, I can’t wait to follow your adventures in Europe and hear your reactions to what you see/experience. Bravo to you for your courage to strike out and see the world!

    1. Thanks Jeff! I can’t wait either. Can’t believe I’m leaving less than a week. I haven’t packed yet! Well, I’ve been living out of my backpack for 8 months now… so I guess I’m set. 🙂

  3. Greece!

    Be sure to have some photos of the mediterranean for us who can only go there through your blog. 🙂

      1. Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, and possibly Portugal. So some of the same places, but not most.

        1. Wow, that sounds exciting. Europe is just too big and there are so many interesting places! Have to go back. 😉 I’d love to hear about Servia and Bulgaria!

  4. I’ve been following your blog for a while and if you want some advices about Poland or if you’re gonna stop by in Warsaw and need someone to show you around let me know! 🙂 it’s always a pleasure to help or meet fellow travellers 🙂

      1. yes, I’m in Warsaw and I don’t plan any trips until mid September so chances we’ll meet are really high! I could show you off the beaten path Warsaw! so let me know when you know you’ll come here! 🙂

          1. also, if you need any advices about countries on your itinerary (besides last two), feel free to ask, I’ve been to all of them many times, and mostly by train 🙂

  5. Poland Poland POLAND! Ahhh it’s one of my favourite countries Juno – I LOVE it! Make sure you go to Gdansk and Poznan while you’re their. Both amazing cities! Excited for your Europe trip 😀

    1. Thanks Tom! I know, right? It’s so exciting! Basically I want to go places that I haven’t been, so it was really hard to plan the whole Europe. Since I wanted to go EVERYWHERE!!! Poland is definitely one of the highest on the list 🙂

  6. Sounds like a big trip.

    I hope you’ll consider visiting Antwerp when in Belgium, my wife and I would be happy to show you around or to at least go get some drinks together.

    In fact, here are more reasons:
    * Practically no other travel blogger visits Antwerp, which means: definitely something new and fresh!
    * We got great architecture (both medieval and modern).
    * We got great restaurants.
    * Easily reachable by train!

    So, when can we expect you? 😉

  7. I live in Paris and would have loved to meet up! Unfortunately it seems you’ll be in France in September and I’ll be off on a work assignment in Eastern Europe then so it looks like we’ll just miss each other. Have fun on your grand adventure!

    1. Yeah, I’m heading there end of September. Would love to meet you as well! If the plan changes, I’ll let you know. Thanks for the offer. Can’t wait to visit Paris! 🙂

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