Nightime Picture of Stari Grad, Croatia
I will start my trip in Poland. Most of my family still lives there and I'm excited to get a chance to break bread with them again. My little brother will be coming with me for the summer, and while in Poland, we are planning to buy a cheap car that will get us from point A to point B—and back. We are planning a hippie-like road trip across Europe (mostly western and central Europe) from the end of June till the end of July. At this point, my brother will be going back to the States as he is starting his first year of college. And I will continue my trip. Exciting times for the Tomasiewicz family :D
Once my brother leaves, I plan on picking up a friend and driving to Budapest, as well as Croatia, and staying in these places for a couple months. Budapest is my favorite city in the world, with its beautiful architecture and public bath houses, and I've been wanting to go back there ever since I visited in 2012. I also want to explore Croatia, as I've heard it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I can't wait to swim and cliff-dive into the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. But what is my next step after Croatia? Who knows. Maybe India? Maybe Southeast Asia? I'll go with whatever feels right and as a matter of fact, I'm glad I don't know yet. The ability to go wherever the wind takes you is exactly what makes travel so exciting and beautiful.
If you have any suggestions about places to visit during my road trip around Europe please comment below. I would love to hear your recommendations!