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SpookyWriter
03-28-2008, 08:58 AM
Well I'm off in May for some adventure. I had thought to travel down to Florida and go fishing with Dino, but now my plans have begun to change somewhat.

I'm in a pickle. I have money saved to lived on for six months before having to find another contract. My current one ends April 28th. So I thought about returning to Europe for a month or maybe three months.

But I can't decide on my itinerary. I'm thinking of going back to the Nederlands for a week to visit friends, the UK, and then Ireland to look for work.

Or I'm thinking of renting an rv and travel about for a month or so and then Ireland to look for work.

Or I'm thinking of going to a writers retreat in Ukraine for a month and then travel about and then look for work.

Or I might do a Euro-trip by train.

Or do the hostels for a bit and then look for work.

I am at a lost as to what my plans for this summer will involve.

Errr....I could use some help planning my summer. I have just over six weeks before I depart for Europe.

Joe270
03-28-2008, 09:35 AM
I'd recommend checking out going over via merchant ship. Sealand is an American company which takes passengers, so the food will be stuff you are most used to.

I know British ships take passengers, too, and they have pubs on board!

It's fairly inexpensive, and you get to see the stars at night. (Passenger ships always have a bunch of lights on so you can't see the real show.)

You will relax, get some reading and writing done, and see some really wide open spaces.

Melisande
03-28-2008, 10:42 AM
Go with the flow, Spooky. Wherever you end up, is where you are supposed to be. (Not much help there, I admit, but to fret over an unknown future is to take the pleasure away from today.) Just enjoy the fact that you have the wonderful opportunity to do whatever it is you're going to do, and things will resolve themselves.

SpookyWriter
03-28-2008, 06:02 PM
I'd recommend checking out going over via merchant ship. Sealand is an American company which takes passengers, so the food will be stuff you are most used to.

I know British ships take passengers, too, and they have pubs on board!

It's fairly inexpensive, and you get to see the stars at night. (Passenger ships always have a bunch of lights on so you can't see the real show.)

You will relax, get some reading and writing done, and see some really wide open spaces.Thanks Joe. I'll look into taking a ship. But I was thinking airplane, short hop over, and start the adventure.

davids
03-28-2008, 06:06 PM
I think you should do the Dino thing then you and him and the Tarpon can walk together on the water-hey it is diveyenyoually inspiricated-udder'n dat I think you should um-er-do whatever the hell leads you and not cornsider anything udder'n yer lustification fer life! What the hell did he say? BTHOOM!

Little Red Barn
03-28-2008, 06:08 PM
I hope you just have tons of fun! :)

James81
03-28-2008, 06:29 PM
The only thing I can tell you is to NOT rent the RV. With gas prices as expensive as they are, taking your own car and staying in a hotel is just as cheap if not cheaper in some instances.

Michael Parks
03-28-2008, 06:52 PM
Good tip on the gas prices - I hear they are much higher than in the U.S. It would suck to have a kind of built-in limiter tied to your wallet staring at you from the dash.

I envy you every option, frankly! You are livin' right, Spookywriter, livin' right. As for help planning, I've never been abroad, so I can't offer even the most periphery advice. Though I will say, since I've done quite a bit of research into the Nederlands, my lean would be towards there, with friends, and taking in the country - tour a couple castles, maybe schedule a two day solo road trip, etc.

Whatever you do, plan well, be safe and enjoy. 8]

SpookyWriter
03-28-2008, 07:53 PM
Good tip on the gas prices - I hear they are much higher than in the U.S. It would suck to have a kind of built-in limiter tied to your wallet staring at you from the dash.

I envy you every option, frankly! You are livin' right, Spookywriter, livin' right. As for help planning, I've never been abroad, so I can't offer even the most periphery advice. Though I will say, since I've done quite a bit of research into the Nederlands, my lean would be towards there, with friends, and taking in the country - tour a couple castles, maybe schedule a two day solo road trip, etc.

Whatever you do, plan well, be safe and enjoy. 8]Hi Michael, thanks for the tip on going to the Nederlands. I used to live there and I am returning to visit friends. :D I'm a dual national (British/American) so I'll be travelling on my British passport.

Funny you mentioned "not" driving 'cause I got this email just a while ago:



Geachte heer Jon,

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Naast vakanties waarbij u met uw eigen auto op vakantie gaat, bieden wij ook een ruim aantal (rond)reizen waarbij vlucht en huurauto zijn inbegrepen of zijn bij te boeken.

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SpookyWriter
03-28-2008, 07:56 PM
I think you should do the Dino thing then you and him and the Tarpon can walk together on the water-hey it is diveyenyoually inspiricated-udder'n dat I think you should um-er-do whatever the hell leads you and not cornsider anything udder'n yer lustification fer life! What the hell did he say? BTHOOM!I talked to Dino this morning about the fishing trip. We'll probably do some fishing later this year or next.

Michael Parks
03-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Autovakanties to over 30 countries! Your own car is the ideal means of transport for your favorite destination to visit.
Besides holidays with your own car on holiday, we also offer a wide range of (around) travel by flight and rental car are included or are in progress.

There ya go... the universe dropping the clues. :]

writerterri
03-28-2008, 08:16 PM
Well, whatever you do and you decide to come play in Reno, let me know and I'll give you my phone number and you can come meet me and my family.

Have loads of fun!

joyce
03-28-2008, 08:30 PM
Nothing to offer except to say whatever you decide to do I hope you have tons of fun.

Fingers
03-28-2008, 08:51 PM
Gee, and you didnt even consider coming to Oregon to go fishing with me? Feelings hurt, tears coming. Nah, just kidding. I would think some tarpon fishing would be an ultimate vacation. But a man has to do what a man has to do. Wherever you go, just be careful and enjoy the hell out of yourself.


yer pal Brian