Barbarians don't travel. They simply go to destinations or conduct raids.
This site is a celebration of Europe in all its glorious diversity, and may just ignite that little spark of inspiration that gets you on the way to your own wonderful and adventurous journey. We hope this information might be useful in planning your European trip without following the beaten track offered by many guidebooks, blogs, and travel companies. Ours is a small continent, cramped with wonderful stuff, ready to be explored. Enjoy.
Hello Fellow Travellers.
My name is Andreas. For many years, I ran a small consultancy dealing with EU related issues (yes, really). Then came Covid and after yet another round of Zoom meetings on some technical matters, my heart sank to the bottom of my lap top and I thought maybe now should be the time to do something different. This is when the idea for this website was born. The consultancy is called EPIC - the European Policy Information Centre, so we thought that the theme of our travel advice should, at least to a certain degree, refer to an 'EPIC' way of travellling across our continent, and the name of EPIC European Journeys was born (I also fancied EPIC Journeyman, but that domain was taken up by some dude in California offering mind-bending journeys of a different variety). I spent a large part of lockdown researching itineraries and writing up travel suggestions, which hopefully might not be your usual, run-of-the-mill offering. Friends and colleagues have also contributed suggestions, blogs and posts, and we aim to gradually build up a comprehensive list of ways on how to tour our continent in an EPIC way. I have posted a lenghty article on our travel philosophy, which hopefully some of you might share. There are write-ups on how to circumnavigate Europe (the European circle as we call it) by car, train, night train and ferry. We have also included hikes, drives and island hopping, while there is also a section on travel journals, which hopefully will offer a deeper understanding of some of the places that we have visited. I am in the process of planning the European Circle by car, and all of us (like you I presume), are itching to get back out. Now we just have to wait for that stupid virus to subside.
Stay safe and healthy; the next trip won't be off for too long.