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How You and Your Friends Can Travel to Europe Next Winter for <$200 Each

Bryce and Alexandra in Amsterdam

A couple weeks ago I flew to Europe for the weekend (again).

That’s right. More than 8 hours of flying, each way, just to spend a couple days exploring Holland.

I would say that the trip took a lot of thought and planning, but that would be a lie. In fact, I went from idea to itinerary in less than 30 minutes.

Here’s how it went down.

It was a cold February day in Columbus with the temperature hovering around 0 degrees. Which is beyond just “cold”. It’s “none-of-my-friends-want-to-leave-their-apartments-to-do-anything-fun” cold.

I’m sitting on my couch thinking about my weekend plans for the rest of the month. A quick glance out the window confirms that my entertainment prospects don’t look good.

Winter Beer Fridge

So I Googled “Best European Weekend Getaways”, saw that Amsterdam was consistently on the top of everyone’s list, and booked a flight for my wife and me to go there the following weekend.

It cost about $60 in taxes and fees. Continue Reading