Bohemian Traveler Goes to Europe and $100 Giveaway

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Bohemian Traveler Goes to Europe and $100 Giveaway

It’s about time for a return to Europe. It’s been 2 ½ since I was abruptly and ungracefully whisked from my bohemian lifestyle in Madrid. How have I dealt with not being in Europe? By being in Asia (the next best, or maybe the best, thing)!

To kick off the trip, I’m giving away $100 gift card from Amazon. There are a few ways to enter, See below…

Going to Europe

On Tuesday I’m flying to Iceland for a week before moving on to Finland and the Baltics and then the rest of Europe. I usually like to spend more time in fewer places, but this trip will be more of a whirlwind for a few reasons. Together with Runaway Juno, we’ll be visiting friends, attending conferences, visiting my past favorite places and lots of new stops, all while partnering with to zip us around speedily between our destinations.

There are a lot of countries on the list and not much time, but don’t worry, I’ll be going slow enough to stop for the bohemian coffee shops, sample the street food, relax in the plazas, and scope out the art and architecture. I’ll try not to be too distracted and bring you the best stories, photos, and budget travel tips I can.

The rough itinerary:


  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland


  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France


  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • November
  • Greece
  • Cyprus

If you’ll be in any of these places at any of these times, let me know and we’ll meet up.

Enter me for a chance to win $100 @BohemianTrav !

Below you’ll find the Raffle Copter where you have 5 ways to enter. You’ll want to at least be a Fan on Facebook and on my mailing list to get the best updates from Europe. Just follow instructions and you’ll be in the drawing for $100 gift card to  The winner will be notified in one week.

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Stephen Bugno says:

    @Kaylin I agree, it’s fun going to a country where you know the language. Good luck with the teaching job!

  2. Stephen Bugno says:

    @Ella Me too! Especially Florence.

  3. Stephen Bugno says:

    @Elena And my favorite beer country in Europe in the UK–but I’m not going there on this trip 🙁

  4. Stephen Bugno says:

    @Scott I would have to agree-I love Spain as well! I’m never been to Prague, but I keep hearing good things about the place.

  5. ella says:

    I love Italy because of the art!

  6. Elena V says:

    I will say the Czech Republic because of its excellent beer. Somehow it’s only Germany and Belgium that get the fanfare for it but I actually like Czech beer much better.

  7. Stephen Bugno says:

    @Andy I’ve never been to Malta, let us know how it is.

  8. Stephen Bugno says:

    @Vanya Russia’s visa policy’s are a pain in the zhopa. I won’t return until it’s easier

  9. Stephen Bugno says:

    Thanks Matt! We will gladly accept your beer! I’ll tell to pick you!

  10. scott homan says:

    Favorite is difficult. I’ve really had a great time each time I’ve been to Prague in Czech Republic and Germany has been great every time I’ve been there especially Bavaria. I think though that Spain really captured me in a number of ways especially Andalusia and the incredible mountains of Ordesa Parque Nacional. I really love Spain!

  11. Andy says:

    That is a great list of countries to go to.

    I’ll be in London, Malta, Italy, and Dublin in September.

  12. Alaine says:


  13. Vanya says:

    What this? Skirting around mother Russia in this teasing way….it is not right. Holy kaka house stephen do you not hear the glorious sound of the Rodina Mat calling you to her sladky bosom? Chyort….

  14. Kaylin says:

    My favorite country in Europe is probably France! I studied French in high school and college and studied abroad there in college. It was my very first foreign country so it holds a special place in my heart. I’m moving there for 7 months in September to be an English teaching assistant!

  15. Matt Stabile says:

    If I win this contest I’m buying Stephen, Juno and myself a beer. Amazon sells beer right?

  16. Gina M (Crave to Save) says:

    Sicily, since that is where my family comes from!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “crave to save”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Italy rocks because I have in-laws there that feed me like my stomach is a bottomless pit 😉 They were also very concerned about my disinterested in coffee or wine, so it seemed the only solution was to give me enormous bottles of beer instead – it was hilariously adorable.

    Italy also gave me the Italian Futurists and the Peggy Guggenheim museum, so it’s kinda like an art history geek-out mecca for me. (Yeah, I know that whole Renaissance thing happened there too, but the 20th C art is way cooler)

  18. Ayngelina says:

    My favourite country is Italy but wow you are seeing SO many.

  19. Rease says:

    I haven’t been to Europe yet, but I would most like to see Spain. I want to experience their dialect and see Barcelona and Madrid along with the little towns!

  20. Idun says:

    I’d say Scotland is my favourite country at the moment, despite all the rain and clouds

  21. kelly says:

    the next one I am going to

  22. Nicole says:

    Favourite so far has to be Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Expensive but sleep, sophisticated, you can ride a bike around it and there is plenty of culture to explore. 🙂

  23. Mica says:

    My favorite country…a tossup between Italy and Amsterdam. I think Italy wins. Venice charmed me.
    Can’t follow you on twitter as I need more follows to keep following (stupid rule!) but I’ll tweet away.
    Your itinerary sounds tiring and amazing all at the same time. Especially Iceland!

  24. Robby says:

    My favorite country in Europe would have to be France. I love the language and culture. I am working on fluency in French and I would love to see other areas of France besides the area of Paris.

  25. Born27 says:

    France is one of my favorite countries that i wan’t to visit someday. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway! Love it!

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