I made plane reservations yesterday - Washington DC to Budapest. We are going to start off with a four day stay in a nice apartment in Budapest. After that, we will train to Dubrovnik, and rent an apartment there for three days. I will make those reservations today. That will take us to the first of October and the official end of the tourist season in that part of the world. We are hoping to go by the seat of our pants from there - finding little places along the way. It's so much more fun than having a strict itinerary.
A little scary, but much more interesting.