Visiting every country in the world is a big goal and I get a lot of questions about it; one of the most common is, “how can you afford it? Travel is so expensive!!” I work along the way, but more importantly, we should first challenge the notion that travel is expensive as you think.
So I’ve teamed up with momondo to show you what I mean…
6 Countries in 6 Weeks
Sure travel can be costly, but it’s as expensive as you make it. If you have your heart set on a specific location on an exact date, it might be pricey. But once you ditch the dates and destinations, you’d be surprised at what you can find. I’m trying to visit every country, but the sequence doesn’t really matter that much.
With that in mind, we decided to play a little travel roulette using momondo’s “Anywhere Search.”
What’s that you ask? Instead of looking for flights to a specific destination on specific dates, we start with where I am and click “take me anywhere” and see what comes up. From there, we looked at all destinations under $100, and if there was more than one, put it on a spin wheel and let the fates decide.
So, how did being so flexible turn out? Starting in Germany I’ll head to Paris, then London, Sofia, Bulgaria, to Madrid, Spain, then Geneva, Switzerland and finish in Bucharest, Romania.
Yes, you read that right. That’s 6 countries in 6 weeks, all for less than $250 USD in airfare!!
Pro tip: if you want to use this feature, look past your nearest airport. For example, I live in Denver, Colorado. Right in the middle of the country. If I want to find great international fares, I look for flights out of bigger international hubs, like Chicago, New York, Boston or LA and then use cheap domestic flights to get there (thank you very much Southwest Airlines!).
- Sep 21-28: Paris, France
- Sep 28 – Oct 4: London, England
- Oct 4-11: Sofia, Bulgaria
- Oct 11-18: Madrid, Spain
- Oct 18-24: Geneva, Switzerland
- Oct 24-29: Bucharest, Romania
What does this have to do with dares, and you?
I have an itinerary, but I need your help coming up with the best ways to “dare” in these destinations.
So I want you to submit your best dares for these cities, and in return, you get a chance to win a Kindle Fire!!
Traveling and daring is about opening your world and momondo breaks that into 5 ways to do it. I can’t think of a better way to get started thinking about dares:
- Lower your guard
- Do talk to strangers
- Stay curious
- Say yes
- Care to share
With those in mind, I’m taking on your dares for Paris, London, Sofia, Madrid, Geneva and Bucharest. Enter by October 10th for your chance to win.
From the dares submitted, I’ll pick as many as I can take on in each destination. They need to be fiscally, culturally and socially responsible, and as long as they fit the criteria, I’m game.
Check out the link below to enter. Thanks in advance for helping me dare along this journey.
Don’t miss the dares!
Be sure to follow How Dare She and momondo to see these 6 countries in 6 weeks, submit your dares to be part of the fun and next time you want to go somewhere, but think it’s just too expensive, think again!
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