The day has finally arrived! Today I embark on a 24 hour journey using practically every mode of transportation to reach my home away from home for the next month: Pamplona, Spain.
As I mentioned in this post, I’ll be in Spain to work with a travel company, Stoke Travel, at festivals such as San Vino (a wild wine fight), and San Fermin (aka Running of the Bulls). Stoke Travel arranges camping accommodation, food, and beer/sangria for festival-goers and my job will be to help with set up, break down, greeting guests, and generally showing them a good time!
After these two festivals I’ll be meeting up with Chloe, my darling travel buddy, to visit France, Monaco, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. We can’t wait for a change of pace from our last trip through Eastern Europe where we froze our butts off 24/7 – this time it’s all sun all day!
When Chloe leaves me in Sarajevo to go climb Mt Kilimanjaro (I know, what a boss, right?!), I’ll have 10 days before my next festival with Stoke. This is where my planning ends (wooo!) and I’m just going to roll with it. I’ll potentially explore inland Croatia, or perhaps other cities/villages in Bosnia before going to Belgrade, then Budapest (I literally cannot stay away from this gem of a city).
From Budapest it’s back to Spain for a third festival – La Tomatina! I’ll finish up my time with Stoke Travel at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, yet another city that has a strong hold on my heart. The quiet beauty, the lovely beer gardens, the delicious beer – spending a month and a half there is a dream come true.
Once the pack down for Oktoberfest is complete, I’ll have exactly one day to hightail it out of the Schengen area (for those of you who don’t know what this means, click here for a wiki explanation). Where will I go? That’s the question, isn’t it. Perhaps Morocco, maybe London… I’ll leave that to future Olivia. A little spontaneity is good for the soul.
If, while reading this, you thought, “Dang, this Stoke Travel/festival ish sounds incredible, I totally want to join the party!” then you’re in luck, because I have something special for you: a promo code. Book a festival with Stoke using the code FULLOFIT and get free unlimited beer and sangria at the campsites. Thank me later.
If anyone wants to meet up over the next few months or has any suggestions for me, throw out a holler. If that’s not your thing, you can still follow my adventure through this blog as well as my travel-specific Instagram, @destination_everywhere_
Catch ya on the flip side.