As I shared in a couple of my (pre-scheduled) posts last week, I was out of town. Not just anywhere out of town, but Dan and I traveled to Europe for a little Babymoon!
Really, we needed to hit a couple more stops from our honeymoon journey last summer that was cut short due to a family emergency... so when Dan had a two week break from his graduate school classes, we decided, "why not?"
We followed Space A Terminal Facebook pages. Actually, we stalked them. And it worked! We were able to fly to and from Europe for exactly $46 total... but more to come on that in another post later this month.
*Note: that amount does not reflect what we paid once we were in Europe to travel between the three countries we visited.
That right there? That's a C-17... which was our very first ride. We flew from Wright-Patterson AFB (where Dan is stationed) to Naval Station Norfolk on a C-17, and it was pretty cool! There was only one other couple on the flight, and we had ALL that space to roam around in.
The flight we were planning on taking out of Norfolk to Spain was delayed 24 hours, and we didn't want to wait... so we rented a car and drove four hours to Baltimore because they had a Space A flight going out that night to Germany... which actually ended up being a better starting location than Spain, so it was a win/win.
From Ramstein Air Base, Germany, we took a train to Baden-Baden, Germany, where we flew to London Stansted airport and stayed with our British friends for a few days. We explored the city and even went to Cambridge, where we went punting and had afternoon tea. It was a blast!
From London, we flew to Warsaw, Poland (because it was cheapest) and then took a train from Warsaw to Krakow that evening since Krakow is actually the city we wanted to spend time in. I have dreamed of visiting Krakow since I was in 7th grade and first became interested in learning about the atrocity known as the Holocaust. It was a goal of mine to go to Auschwitz, and when we didn't make it there last summer, my heart was broken. Not anymore! We went, and it was everything I expected it to be and more.
From Krakow, we flew to Frankfurt and took a train back to Ramstein Air Base, where we were able to get on a C-5 to return to the USA. We made it to Dover Air Force Base and took a cab to Philadelphia, where we were able to redeem airline points for a flight back to Dayton!
If you ave Space A privileges (military) and haven't used it yet, you should! It's an amazing benefit we have, but like I mentioned, I plan on writing a comprehensive guide to Space A travel later... so be on the lookout for that!
I will follow up with separate posts for London, Cambridge, Krakow, and Auschwitz later this month because we took way too many pictures to display here alone.
Have you ever been to England?
What's your favorite thing there?
Have you visited Poland?