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6 Countries in 6 Weeks – Calling All Dares!

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 LondonSofia, 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!).

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The Itinerary

  • 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!

 

Happy travels.

lovingly,
jess

 

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Founder of How Dare She, Jessica is on a mission to visit every country in the world, and bring you along with through photos, video and stories. 6 continents and 104 countries in. She has a BA in journalism and Master's in innovation and change, but her real skill is plugging in a USB in 2 or less tries (most of the time). She believes daring isn't about being fearless, but choosing to opt in, in spite of fear. She dares to see, taste, experience and meet the world as she goes.

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25 Comments on “6 Countries in 6 Weeks – Calling All Dares!

Micamyx|Senyorita
September 14, 2016 at 1:35 am

Joined! Goodluck on your adventure and hope to see you again real soon πŸ™‚

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jess
September 14, 2016 at 1:36 am

Thanks babe!! Looking forward to seeing your dares ????

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Megan Jerrard
September 14, 2016 at 5:59 am

Dare you to make a British guard laugh while in London πŸ˜€

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jess
September 14, 2016 at 6:04 am

I’ll see what I can do!

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Jayonlife
September 14, 2016 at 6:28 am

Just submitted a dare to make sure you only ever cross the road when there is a green man! Can you resist jay walking? πŸ˜‰

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jess
September 14, 2016 at 6:34 am

Ahhh!! That might be the toughest one yet! ????

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Ellis Veen
September 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm

I really like your idea and dare contest. From all of the cities I have only been to sofia 13 years ago on a trip volunteering in a small village. We went to Sofia for a weekend. It’s a lovely city. What I remember most from Bulgarian village life were the goats. There were goats everywhere and we had goats cheese and goat milk for breakfast every morning. I dare you to get out of Sofia and drink bulgarian goat milk if you can find it.

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jess
September 15, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Exciting – I love goats!!!

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Laura Nalin
September 15, 2016 at 5:49 pm

I love this so much! You’re awesome. I can’t wait to see which dares you fulfil.

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jess
September 15, 2016 at 10:34 pm

Thanks! There have already been some great ones submitted – it’s going to be fun!

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Noemi of Pinay Flying High
September 15, 2016 at 11:25 pm

That is a very fun idea! I can’t wait to see the dares and see if you’re gonna do all of it. :p

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Punita Malhotra
September 16, 2016 at 2:01 am

That sounds very interesting! Wonder what’s going to come out of it…should surely generate a lot of excitement.

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Samantha O'Brochta
September 16, 2016 at 2:13 am

This sounds like an epic trip and I hope your dares challenge you!

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Amanda Williams
September 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Haha this is a great idea. I have submitted a dare (well a choice of two because you need a good head for heights for one of them)! I actually haven’t heard of momondo before and those are some great flight costs!

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jess
September 15, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Thanks Amanda!! Can’t wait to check them out ????????????

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Anne
September 16, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Woooow thanks for the awesome contest! Can’t wait to win hehe!!

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Soraya
September 16, 2016 at 8:52 am

This is so much fun!!!! I love it! Hope you have an amazing time in all your travel – I can’t believe U$250 in flights!!! I will have to check this out.

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Danielle
September 16, 2016 at 4:52 pm

What a great idea! I’ve got some good ideas for dares in London so will definitely be entering! Hope you enjoy your wild trip!

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jess
September 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Thanks and looking forward to your dare!!

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Cass
September 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm

What a great itinerary! You’re hitting some of my fave cities (and my home!!) Hit me up if you need London advice πŸ™‚

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jess
September 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Thanks Cass! I’ll see what dares come in and what questions I have!

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Tracy Sagalow
September 29, 2016 at 7:56 am

I dare you to go splash in a fountain in any one of these cities, a la La Dolce Vita. πŸ˜€

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jess
September 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

I’ll see if I can find one where it’s legal! Don’t want a repeat of those embarrassing girls who got in the Trevi Fountain (in bikinis!!!!), to cool off.

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Muhammad Awwal
October 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm

How long shall the dares continue for?

I think I would like to embark on this adventure across the globe too, most people think Africans and mostly Nigerians can’t do this. I was at Mocambique last year 2015, attended a conference in Harare in Nov/Dec 2015 and now I am about to go on my longest/farthest trip ever where I shall be staying for 10 months volunteering (Ecuador).

How can I continue with this after my project in Ecuador?

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Trent Anderson
December 6, 2016 at 1:00 am

You are incredible! What a fantastic idea. I wish you the best in your travels.

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