Take Twelve Trips – March 2018 #1 – #take12trips

It is often said, To Travel is to Live, if this statement is true then I am truly living life to the fullest. The Take Twelve Trips March 2018 covers my recent travels to Luxembourg via Frankfurt Germany.  Initially when I decided to partake in the #take12trips challenge, I did it to help maximise my travels. I wanted to hold myself accountable by publishing them on the blog and sharing my adventures.

For so long I sat and waited for the right ‘time to travel‘ until I realised I would never have the ‘ perfect conditions‘. There is always something or someone in life that will try to hinder your plans, how you respond is what matters. I chose to prioritize my travels and off I went to see the world, I am so glad I did. Sat at home reminiscing about all the travels I have done and honestly I have no regrets. I was in Luxembourg yesterday, it’s an incredible country that I can not recommend enough, if you ever have the chance, go visit. Whilst it is still fresh on my mind, I will recap the Take Twelve Trips March 2018 #1.

Take Twelve Trips March 2018

Take Twelve Trips – March 2018 #1

For the longest time I have wanted to visit Luxembourg and last month my chance presented itself. I stumbled upon a £9.99 return flight to Frankfurt Hahn-Airport, I quickly purchased the flight and started to plan. Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe and very much underrated when folks are planning European trips. More often than not it is missed because the flight prices can be quite expensive to fly to it. I opted to fly into Germany then hopped on a bus to Luxembourg and this was more affordable. 48 hours is more than enough time to spend in the city as everything is in close proximity. Here is an account of how I spent 72 hours between Germany and Luxembourg

Day 1 – London to Frankfurt to Luxembourg

As mentioned, flying to Luxembourg from London during March wasn’t exactly affordable on my budget. I opted to fly to Frankfurt Hahn-Airport then took a bus with Flibco into Luxembourg city. As my flight was landing at 10.20, I opted for the 11.00 bus leaving Frankfurt-Hahn for Luxembourg. Estimated time of travel was 3 hours and 45 minutes, it didn’t take that long which was great.

Arriving in Luxembourg the city was cold and it was raining, being  British I was more than ready for this weather. But having woken up at 3 in the morning to travel to the airport, 2 hours flying then almost 4 hours on the bus I was shattered. I therefore opted for a taxi to take me to the Luxembourg Youth Hotel which was 25 minutes walk from Luxembourg Gare {station}. Arriving at the hostel, shattered wasn’t even close to how I was feeling thankfully checking in was quick. I opted to stay in at the hostel and just spend the rest of the day chatting then sleeping.

Day 2 – Luxembourg City Tour and New Friends

Day 1 has so much excitement on top of the tiredness, I met so many travels that first night in the hostel. Many were living the day after and others were just arriving like me, one particular person we struck up conversation. When day 2 started, I got invited to join two friends as they embarked on touring the city of foot. There was already a full itinerary so I did not have to plan anything myself which was great.

We started the day early enough, explored as much of Luxembourg’s famous and not so famous sites as we could. Then went back to the hotel for 20 minutes reprieve before we continued on to walk up the hill to the museum. We had lunch in the museum then toured the place and left for the city centre. It was the longest walk ever, according to my fitbit, we did almost 40, 000 steps. It was such an incredible day which we ended by having dinner at the hostel and chatting for way too long.

Day 3 – Luxembourg – Vianden – Frankfurt

We started the day very early and left the hostel gone 8am to walk to the bus stop then catch train to Vianden. Arriving at Luxembourg Gare I was able to store my luggage for 5 euros and unfortunately the trains were cancelled. But there was bus replacement to Ettulebruck {45 minutes} where we got a bus to Vianden {25 minutes}. The entire journey from outside the hostel, bus from Luxembourg Gare, to Ettulebruck to Vianden cost 4 euros.

Arriving in Vianden we took a 25 minute walk up to the castle which like Luxembourg city is on a hill. The views were definitely worth the walk and with great company it didn’t feel half as bad. We spent a long time touring the castle, snapping away, enjoying the views and the company. By midday we felt peckish and opted to have lunch by the river, after lunch we left to explore. We then caught the bus back to Luxembourg city so I could catch my 5.40 pm bus back to Frankfurt-Hahn.

The journey to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport felt long because I again had no company but thankfully I had booked a hotel. I decided I wasn’t going to sleep at the airport and booked the B&B hotel located opposite Hahn airport. I had such a good night sleep, I left the hotel at 5.45 am for my 6.55 am flight. Soon I will be sharing in separate posts all the places we visited in Luxembourg city. But for now, this is it for the Take Twelve Trips March 2018 #1.

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  1. March 27, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Such a great way to explore and stay on budget. Glad you were eres able to experience these places.

  2. March 21, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Wow this is an amazing trip!! at a really great price! I can’t wait to take some vacation and go somewhere nice 🙂 Hope you enjoyed yourself and had a great time 🙂

  3. The Newhouse Family
    March 20, 2018 / 11:02 am

    Oh wow, what a fab trip! You found a great bargain with the £9.99 return! Looks like you had a lovely few days x

  4. March 20, 2018 / 9:22 am

    woahhhhh the flight prices are amazing! I’m planning to go on a couple of short weekend trips soon as some wanderlust has kicked in! Looking forward to seeing more about your next trips x

  5. Stephanie
    March 16, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Brilliant flight cost!!! You had to make the most if that. Nice place to visit too

    • March 19, 2018 / 7:33 am

      Thanks, I definitely couldn’t miss that opportunity for sure.

  6. Ave T
    March 16, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    The £9.99 flight sounds amazing! Wish we had these kinds of deals here too! I have never visited Luxembourg but I have heard that it is beautiful.

    • March 19, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Its a glorious city, I always find myself to be extremely luck in finding such good deals and being so close to ALL London airports

  7. Deborah Nicholas
    March 16, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Oh I cant wait to hear more, i hve a serious case of wanderlust lately!

  8. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    March 16, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    That is such a wonderful trip. It seems that you really enjoy it. I have never been to Luxembourg. Would love to visit it someday.

  9. Tasheena N. Womack
    March 16, 2018 / 5:07 am

    Thanks for sharing your travel journey. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Love your photos! Looking forward to reading all about your next travel adventures.

  10. March 16, 2018 / 3:42 am

    Good to hear about how you enjoyed your trips. Looking for more awesome photos and a glimpse on your next adventure.

  11. Jenni Grainger
    March 16, 2018 / 12:35 am

    How exciting, I cant wait to read about more of your adventures. What a fab challenge to set yourself

  12. Laura @dearbearandbeany
    March 15, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    What a wonderful trip to do, I hope you have a great time!

  13. March 15, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    What a great goal to set! I want to visit London very soon, but Luxembourg looks and sounds incredible – so much history!

  14. Cardiff Mummy Says
    March 15, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    Amazing that you found such cheap flights! Now that my children are a bit older and I am working more and therefore have more money we are hoping to do more European travelling. Makes it so much more affordable when you can get such bargain flights!

  15. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    March 15, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    I went to Luxembourg when I was about 10 and I found it so boring, but I would love to go back now I am in my 30s.

  16. Alison Rost
    March 15, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    It sounds so exciting, seeing all of these places and taking all those tours. I’m sure it’s worth all the effort. I like a challenge like this, I think it’s pretty awesome!

  17. March 15, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    oh wow it looks and sounds as if you had an amazing time I am exhausted just reading it all what an amazing challenge you set yourself

  18. Newcastle Family Life
    March 15, 2018 / 11:48 am

    It sounds like such an adventure, I wish I had travelled more before I had my children xx

  19. March 15, 2018 / 11:43 am

    I love staying at home. I think challenging myself to take 12 trips is something that would allow me to travel more and see more of the world. I like the idea, without a doubt.

  20. March 15, 2018 / 11:39 am

    What a challenge! My husband and I love to travel and I think it would be nice to challenge ourselves to take 12 trips, I’m sure it’s going to be loads of fun. Thanks for sharing your trips! I miss Europe very much.

  21. March 15, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I didn’t realise quite how close Frankfurt airport is to Luxembourg as we just flew direct into Luxembourg when we went. I’m glad you had a good time x

  22. March 15, 2018 / 8:28 am

    I have never been to Luxembourg. Would to visit one day. Sounds great.

  23. Kara
    March 15, 2018 / 8:12 am

    I went to Luxembourg with school, many, many years ago and its beautiful, I would love to re-visit

  24. Kita Bryant
    March 15, 2018 / 2:22 am

    Wow, how much history those walls could tell. Looks like a really cool trip!

  25. Sara Welch
    March 15, 2018 / 2:21 am

    I am really glad the trip went well! I really need to experience new places.

  26. March 15, 2018 / 1:15 am

    I think this is an awesome challenge, not just for frequent travelers but those who would love to travel but haven’t really made that first step. I love the places that you shared as well. It would be nice to visit them someday soon.

  27. Rachel Akers
    March 14, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Looks like it was a great trip and I’m so glad the opportunity presented itself for you to go. Someday I will visit Europe again..

  28. Laura
    March 14, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Wow what an INCREDIBLE deal on your flight, I need to pick up a deal like that! xxx

  29. Joanna
    March 14, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    What a bargain flight! It sounds like u had a lovely time in Luxembourg.

  30. Alex BetterTogether
    March 14, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    I have Luxembourg on my bucket list – it looks very pretty and sounds like you had a fab time there! Love seeing people travelling on a budget!

  31. Battle Mum (BattleMum)
    March 14, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Luxembourg isn’t somewhere I’ve really wanted to visit, probably because it is so small. But a day trip (or two days) as part of a bigger trip might be ideal!

  32. March 14, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    Wow…that looks like a beautiful city. I’ve never been to Europe, but I’d really like to go to Italy.

  33. Captain Bobcat
    March 14, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    A £9.99 flight? Why I never stumble upon something like this??? Good for you. Looks like a great trip. I have visited Luxembourg already and I loved it! It’s very pretty.

  34. March 14, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    What a deal on the flight. I totally agree that you need to really prioritise what you want to do or else “life” in general will get in the way

  35. March 14, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    I had to Google what you paid in Euros compared to US dollars for that flight. Wow, that’s an amazing deal! Any, I actually would love to visit Luxembourg, it looks lovely.

  36. Jeanette
    March 14, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    One of my favorite things in the world is traveling. If I can take a trip in the month with anybody at any point I would. I would love to explore Europe there’s so many places you can go and it does not take days to get there.

  37. March 14, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    How fun! I love the photos, and it sounds like such a great experience. So many places I would love to see out there!

  38. Talya Stone
    March 14, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I love following your travel adventures. I have always wanted to go to Luxembourg too!

  39. Candy Kage
    March 14, 2018 / 11:32 am

    When we lived in Europe going to Luxembourg for the day was always something we enjoyed doing. Such quaint villages and the people were always nice. Loved visiting the different street markets.

  40. Robin Rue
    March 14, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Those are all fun sounding trips. I love that so many different places in Europe can be done in a day!

  41. Rosemary Anderson Palmer
    March 14, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I have found in travel, you have to allow some extra time for that resting up, or finding a last minute tour or shop to visit. City looks amazing.

  42. March 14, 2018 / 11:11 am

    What a great idea I look forward to seeing the future posts. Where did you find that flight

  43. Alli Smith
    March 14, 2018 / 10:39 am

    What a great price! I agree that there is rarely the perfect time to travel. You just have to do it and you inspire me to travel more often. I would love to visit Luxembourg.

  44. Helen Jacob-Lloyd
    March 14, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Wow I can’t believe the price to fly there – such a good deal and it looks beautiful 🙂

  45. March 14, 2018 / 9:03 am

    That is one hectic schedule. I had never thought about buying a cheaper flight to a different airport and catching a bus. I love to travel and this seems a more affordable option. Luxembourg looks so beautiful x

  46. Micaela Levachyov
    March 14, 2018 / 7:56 am

    We visited Luxembourg on our honeymoon such a lovely place. More people should go!

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