I hope this thread is in the right place. Let's start:
I am about to finish my master's degree in the lovely city of Prague and I'm trying very hard to secure some time after my graduation to go on a motorcycle tour of Europe (I am from the US). I have done some small travel to nearby countries and Spain, but I am looking to take at least a couple months and go up, down, and all around Europe to experience more than just where a plane would get you!
My rough plan is to start from Prague and head through Germany to Denmark, then cross north to Sweden, Norway, and Finland before making my way south through the Baltic countries (and perhaps Belarus) into Poland and back through the Benelux countries to Northern France and perhaps Spain if I want to go that far. Either way, I want to loop back towards the East and hit Switzerland, Italy, and perhaps Slovenia.
I am not sure where I will end but I will probably return to the Czech Republic, in which case I will go back up north through Hungary and Slovakia.
Being that this is an international forum with a number of people who are from, live in, or have visited Europe and the many countries within it, I would like some personal tips and suggestions on where to go, how to get there, and things to do. I will be searching the net for "best places to visit in Europe" and such, but the people who can give you the best advice on where to go and what to do are locals or people who have visited somewhere extensively. I plan to hit mostly capital cities, but perhaps there are some places in a country that are even better to visit than the capital, or perhaps the capital is a boring place to be and I should skip it.
Therefore I appeal to any of you interested in sharing your experiences and wisdom. This trip has been a dream of mine ever since crossing the continental US on my motorcycle almost exactly two years ago.
Thank you in advance for any advice and suggestions!
Beyond that, I will probably be trying to save money by couch-surfing a lot. If you are interested in hosting someone in the coming months for just a couple days or so, let me know! I'm just asking for interested parties of course--I'll also be using the CouchSurfers website.