On the basis that two can tour more cheaply than one I advertised for a touring partner on Rick Steves’ travel website. My advert read:
Partner required for long European trip by motorhome
I’m a 41 year old British guy who is about to travel Europe in a motorhome for 9 months and I’m looking for a travel partner to share the experience and share the costs. Touring in a motorhome is probably the cheapest way to see Europe and I’m willing to be flexible on where we go and what we see. I’ll be leaving late June and do not plan to return to the UK until late March 2011. Countries I plan to visit include France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Morocco. I’m keen on hiking and photography and hope to spend time on both hobbies.
If you are an outgoing male or female who is looking to do Europe on the cheap but without having to live out of a rucksack get in touch.
I’ve had a number of replies, mainly from American women and one reply in particular caught my attention. Joy Slotsve from Florida replied to say she could be in Europe in about a month, was looking to tour long term and was a keen hiker and photographer. After a few emails back and forth we agreed a time to chat on Skype and following that conversation I’m now waiting for Joy to investigate flights that will hopefully see her arrive in Europe sometime in August.
Joy has never been to Europe before and I know she will love the places we will visit and it will be a real experience and adventure for the both of us.