My girlfriend and I are planning our first trip to Europe next March. While waiting for our passports of course, the prices from DFW to Prague (where we planned to go) went up substantially from $927 to around $1,300. However, by doing the trip seperately (round trip American from DFW to NYC, then round trip Iberian from NYC to Prague) the price drops to around $850 per person. If we leave a few hour window for delays each way, is this a sound option? Or should we take a $750 option to see London and maybe catch a train to see Paris as well? We are in to seeing picturesque sites,history/museums and experiencing new culture. We are not big into the beach type stuff as much. Initially we had planned for Prague and Krakow, mainly for the architecture, Auschwitz and the low prices in that area of Europe. However, we are certainly open to any ideas from the more experienced travelers, as this is our first trip abroad.