I'm quite interested in travelling, but I haven't really got much of a chance of convincing any friends, mainly due to the cost (and the fact they'd all prefer sunny sunbathing holidays).
I'm in the UK at the moment, and any trip wouldn't be for a good few months (I'm guessing summer is an expensive time, so probably either May or October). I'm not sure where to go or what to see.
Ideally, I'd love to just buy a plane ticket into europe (maybe Italy then work my way back), book a cheap hotel for the first night and then do whatever I fancy - what are the practicalities of this; mainly, am I going to have a lot of trouble finding accomodation?
This first 'trial' trip would be 2ish weeks (a budget of no more than £1000, and I can be quite impulsive with my spending) so I'd love to just spend a couple of days in each place (maybe 5-6 places between Italy).
I can of course plan the trip in advance, book it all beforehand, but to be honest, this is an opportunity for me to do something spontaneous - I have to be organised at work, so I'd like to just do what I feel like without having a plan to work to. Even if I was booking hostels the day before it wouldn't be too bad.
Anyway, sorry for the rambling, half of it was to clarify my own thoughts - basically, what difficulties will I experience if I do a trip like this, and is there anywhere that anyone can recommend as a general area (to keep travel costs down somewhat) to 'explore' over a few weeks. I'm not fussy what I see - I'm quite into photography so anywhere picturesque is good, and whilst I'm not a fan of the sort of Costa Del Sol tourist spots, I'd like somewhere where I can fall back onto English when my limited language skills fail