Want to travel to Europe like the locals do and enjoy the culinary highlights while taking in breathtaking sights and enjoying exciting adventures? This robust guide and post show you how!
“Life is so endlessly delicious.” ― Ruth Reichl
Reichl is right.
Life is so endlessly delicious.
Especially when you throw good food and great travel together, life just explodes with exciting new adventures and flavours.
That’s why I’m so excited about the post today. Guess what? I’m sharing how you can travel all across Europe, like a local, by just following your nose.
Why Travel Europe Like a Local
Now I know… you may wonder, “Why should I travel like a local, in the first place?”
Here’s why – You’ll have only a few weeks to make the most of your European adventure.
So you’ll want to travel to delightful destinations; hidden gems that aren’t tourist traps and go back with memories of a lifetime.
You don‘t want to walk the beaten path.
You don’t want to let perceived limitations, like language, hold you back from having the time of your life.
When you travel to Europe (or any other place!) like a local, you don‘t go back with suitcases crammed with crappy souvenirs.
You take back hearts filled with memorable moments and the taste of foods that you’ll talk about for years.
THAT is why, you need to travel Europe like a local and, my friend, it is my life’s mission to make this possible for you; without the confusion, the overwhelm and the crazy cost.
My earlier post on European adventure holidays gave you a glimpse of this mission.
Ready? Strap on that backpack, buddy, we’re going travelling.
Before you jump ahead, pop your details below so I can send you the gorgeous Tasty European Adventures Guide that gives you practical inspiration so you can plan your Tasty Outdoor Adventure with zero stress.
Tasty Outdoor Adventures Are Made Of This…
Italy, Spain, Germany, Croatia, England, Portugal… Europe has a vast and exciting landscape waiting to be explored.
However, for a new traveller, this choice can feel more overwhelming than exciting.
How do you decide where to go, where to stay, what to do and most importantly, what to eat?
That’s where I come in… I’ve travelled all over Europe and uncovered hidden gems that will be the highlight of your European vacation.
FACT: The Tasty Outdoor Adventures aren’t made up of fancy, glitzy, 5-star dinners.
They are great because of the tastiest, local foods enjoyed, where possible, at family-owned cafes and restaurants.
Unpretentious food fills your soul.
Exhilarating adventures spark creativity and nourish your travel-hungry heart.
So what do you need to create your Tasty Outdoor Adventure in Europe?
Here’s a nifty checklist… but don’t forget to grab the complete FREE guide that walks you through 8 hidden gems and gives you an insider’s view at where to stay, what to do and where to eat.
Tasty Outdoor Adventure Planning Checklist
Before embarking on your European food adventure, you need to keep the following in mind.
1. Choice of Destination: The first thing to decide is where you want to go.
Is Italy or France still sitting on your bucket list since you were a teenager?
Or are you and your partner keen on visiting Germany and guzzling Bavarian beer by the bucketfuls?
Which European country are you most excited about and want to explore?
It’s perfectly okay if you have a whole list of places and can’t decide.
You’ve got me on your side… Hit me up for a complimentary consult and I can help you decide!
2. Budget: Once you know where you want to go to, you need to look at your budget.
Your budget will determine how much (or how little) you can spend on travel, stay, food and additional activities.
You don’t want to land in Italy for 15 days and run out of money after 4 days. It’s been known to happen!
If this is your first European adventure and you aren’t sure how much to budget for it, feel free to schedule a call with me right here and I’ll be happy to help you do that.
3. Group Size: Will you be travelling with your family, a group of friends or will this be a solo adventure?
Your group size will play a key role in deciding on places to stay at as well as your overall budget.
4. Length of Stay:
While the length of your stay will, to a great deal, be determined by your budget, you’ll also need to think about factors, like how many vacation days do you have from work or would you be working remotely while travelling.
5. Food Choices:
Yes, a food vacation means you need to think about what culinary fare you’d like to enjoy.
While a vacation is a great time to keep an open mind and sample local fare, like a European, the truth is you do need to keep conditions like food allergies, dietary restrictions or personal preferences in mind.
You need to know whether someone is allergic to nuts, is vegan or doesn’t like seafood so you can plan foodie adventures that everyone would enjoy.
6. Preferred Activities:
PFinally and most importantly, you need to consider the activities that you and your travel buddies will enjoy when you’re not digging into platters of food and drink.
Are you up for hiking or would you prefer water sports instead? Would you want to camp for a few nights or does hot ballooning get you all excited?
Now that you know what to keep in mind, go ahead and grab your FREE guide to travel Europe like a local and start planning that itinerary!