Thanks for the comments, we definitely are not 20 anymore! We fly for free on standby so when we book accommodations we always wait until the plane is practically pushing back from the gate to book a place lol. Yes we end up paying more sometimes, but lots of times we get incredible deals booking last minute spots that would sit empty otherwise.
Since we have tons of options to Europe
out of our home airport
(DTW) we sit back and decide how we are getting there by which route
will have us sitting in first class, pretty awesome perk! Definitely not for the faint of heart, but we love it and have totally flexible schedules.
I have a weakness for German beer(in Germany
without the preservatives) and good schnitzel, thankfully the wife speaks German as well so we will try and find out where the locals go once we get there.