Europe is a great place to go if you have the summer months off. There are so many thrilling opportunities for you to experience. You can hit the open road, search the continent for the best water parks, test your endurance in a challenging hike, find a great job, or live in one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Live in Paris
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it is a great place to spend your summer vacation. You can easily rent an apartment and spend each day doing something different.
You can: take cooking lessons that allow you to sample what you made; spend an entire day hanging out a cafe with a good book; wander through famous art museums like the Louvre, or the Rodin Museum; catch a show at the world famous Moulin Rouge, head over to Père Lachaise Cemetery to see the graves of Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison, or spend a day in the fascinating village of Montmartre that is known for its fabulous paintings.
Get a Summer Job
If you want to do something different this summer but you still need to make some money then finding a job in Europe is your best bet. You could work as a nanny for a wealthy family, work in a chalet in the Alps or you could work in a restaurant or bar. You can spend your days off exploring the local area, and hanging out with your new friends.
This is also a great opportunity to learn a new language, and will look great on your CV. Each country in Europe has its own requirements for foreigners working there so make sure that you do all of your research and have the correct permits and documents before you set off.
Try Out Europe’s Best Water Parks
What could be more exciting than splashing and sliding across Europe by trying out the best water parks? There are cheap flights between countries or you could pick up an InterRail Pass to get yourself to your chosen destinations. Slide and splash in Lagoa is a great place to start.
Next head to Spain where you can check out Caribe Aquatic Park (Portaventura) in Taragonna, Siam park in Tenerife, and Aquacity in Mallorca. Then head to France where you can explore Aquariaz; a tropical jungle in the French Alps.
Test Your Endurance
The GR20 in Corsica is one of the most challenging treks in the world. 75% of the people who attempt it don’t complete it so make sure you are in great shape before attempting this. The first part of the trail is a treacherous winding rocky path that goes from Calenzana to Vizzavona. This part of the trail is 180km long and it has rustic accommodation and food.
The second part of the trail takes you from Vizzavona to Conca and it has a much easier trail that winds through forests and meadows.
Explore Italy in a Campervan
Italy is a great place to rent a campervan and hit the open road. There are so many fascinating things to see in Italy and visiting can be pretty expensive when you factor in the costs of hotel, transportation between the areas that you want to see, and eating out.
A campervan takes care of all of these costs and allows you to explore this exciting country for a fraction of the cost. There are plenty of campgrounds with full hook-ups that will allow you to enjoy your independent travel.
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