Getaway w/ Skyscanner & Going Full Circle.

After Portugal, we continued for a 4 day weekend getaway with Skyscanner to Bergamo, before continuing to our “final destination” Innsbruck, Austria.

Flying “Everywhere”

We often find it very time-consuming looking for good flight deals, especially when it doesn’t really matter where you go, only where you travel from.

We experienced this problem again earlier this summer when looking for a flight from Asia to Europe – it didn’t matter where in Europe we ended up, as long as we got there.

Back then we didn’t know that Skyscanner had this “Everywhere” feature where all you had to do was to enter the destination you flew from, and they would find the best deals to destinations all over the world from your airport.

We spent days searching airport to airport to compare the prices, something which would have easily been done in a few minutes with this feature.

This time around, we tried the feature for the first time, and found a great deal to Bergamo, and from there continuing to Innsbruck. Perfect!

Bergamo – Going Full Circle With As We Travel

It was kind of funny that Skyscanner would be taking us to Bergamo, because this was the first city we traveled to when we first started As We Travel over 2.5 years ago.

Arriving in this gorgeous city brought back a lot of memories from that time, when we had barely enough money to get by, and when As We Travel was nothing but three blog posts and a hope for a better future.

Our journey from where it all began has been long and crazy, and we have treasured every moment, so it was really incredible to be back where we started.

But walking along the streets we both had that strange feeling when a period of your life is about to end, and a new one about to begin.

Everything in our lives have worked in threes – every 3 years, our lives have changed and started going in a new direction.

We have the feeling that things are about to change once again, that we’re about to take a different turn, and our blog will change with us.

Kind of scary, but very exciting at the same time!

Travelers Settling Down.

After our weekend in Bergamo, we continued with Skyscanner to Innsbruck, a stunning city which everyone who visits instantly falls in love with.

With dramatic mountain peaks surrounding you in every direction, a beautiful old town, outgoing people and the most delicious pastries, it’s hard not to love this place.

In fact, we liked it so much we decided to try and settle down to live there for the next six months.

If there is one change we know will happen with As We Travel, it’s the way we travel.

We need to slow things down, stay in places for longer, or simply settle down and take smaller trips from there.

Traveling full time is an incredible experience, but it certainly has its downsides.

The question is – where do you settle down? Having traveled so much for the past few years and being used to always changing your surroundings, 6 months feels like a huge commitment, like a freaking eternity! Will it drive us crazy?

Note: Special thanks to the team at Skyscanner  for arranging our trip and accommodation!

16 Responses to Getaway w/ Skyscanner & Going Full Circle.

  1. Eric October 9, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Kayak offers a similar product except you can see the results on a movable map.

    • Vi October 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

      Eric, what word should I use on Kayak site? “Everywhere” is not working.

  2. Vi October 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    oh…I probably use skyscanner from the first day of this website, but never heard about “Everywhere” option before..Thanks for introducing to it :)

  3. jakori October 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Looks like a very nice place to travel too. Great pictures!

  4. andiperullo October 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    What a gorgeous place! I want to go now!!!

    • Sofia October 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      It’s beautiful! Make sure you stop over next time you’re in Italy :)

  5. Sofia October 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Thanks jakori, yes it’s a very romantic old town.

  6. Hogga October 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    I want to go to there… now?

  7. Mike October 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Perfect! You have delicious food and great city. What more could you ask more? Bergamo is the place to be….

  8. Jesse October 11, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    I actually had a bad experience using one of those scooter in Italy. We end up spending a whole precious vacation days explaining in police station for the bike’s registration.

    • Sofia October 12, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Sorry to hear that! I’ve always wanted a pink scooter, they were everywhere in Bergamo. Never actually thought of renting one when visiting, but now I know to be careful if I would.

  9. Larissa October 14, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Hey guys! Still really excited to hear you will be settling in Europe for a bit, I just HAVE to get over to Innsbruck while you are there. So cool to meet you in Porto and I’m happy to hear you guys are all about the “Everywhere” feature too – I know I am a dork but I find it really super exciting to plan some of my trips based on where I can fly cheapest using it. See you at WTM?

    • Sofia October 16, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Hey Larissa! yeah we found the feature really useful. It was SO nice to meet you in Porto, we should definitely have that fika some time ;) How long are you staying in Sweden for?

      • Larissa October 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

        Only here another week! Then headed to London though for WTM. Will you guys be there?

  10. Rosy Anny October 17, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Nice pics! Looks like a very nice place definitely i will try to go there.

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