I put together a rough trip outline before I left. Other than that I had no set plan or place to be. Simply time and an unlimited train pass.
A week into my journey my bank account was emptied. with no set itinerary or way of fixing the problem, the next 5 weeks I traveled with nothing but a credit card and $300 cash. Making my trip that much more interesting.
I always traveled last minute by train. exhilarating yes, but it also left me sleeping in a train station on more than one occasion