When I was once a younger man, I decided to backpack around Europe. After careful months of planning, reading and research (this was before Google, kids) the day came and I was off for, what would become the first of my adventures abroad.

I was careful, in that I left behind my itinerary with friend and family and had scheduled "call home" days planned in advance. But oh, it was so amazing and all so new. I drank it all in. From my two week Irish travel companion - she broke my heart on the Spanish Steps in Rome - to the majestic beauty of the island city of Mont St. Michel, west of Paris. I could go on... but the point was I missed a "call home" day or two when on a whim I traveled to Prague... My mother called the U.S. Embassy and hilarity ensued.

That was just a small part of my adventure; read below to create your own.

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Travel Café is bringing a taste of Europe to Bozeman. If you'd like to learn about European travel and all the different options travelers have, whether you want to piece together your dream vacation or set sail on a river cruise, the experts will be on hand to answer any of your questions at the Baxter Hotel, October 15 at 5 p.m.