June 14, 2011

Travel Series - Introduction

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It was this time two years ago that Matt and I set off on a 5 week trip to tour around Europe.  With our backpacks, camera and travel guides in hand - we set out to explore the countries we had always dreamed of visiting.  We made a "loose" itinerary of the countries and cities we would visit and the approximate length of time we would stay in each city.  We each bought a Eurail Global (train) Pass that allowed us unlimited travel so we could literally hop on a train whenever we wanted.  
  
In the beginning stages of planning our trip, the first thing we did was e-mail everyone we knew who had visited Europe and asked where they recommended we visit.  As a result, we visited amazing places and avoided some tourist traps.  I would love to give the same insight to all of you!  I am no Rick Steves and have only been to Europe once, but we had a great time and learned some lessons along the way as well.  This is my attempt to pass that knowledge on to all of you.  I plan to feature one city per week.  I hope you enjoy the ride and would love to hear your feedback.  
If you have questions about a specific city, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

PS -  While packing for this trip the goal was comfort over fashion, which I immediately regretted as soon as we got off the plane in London.  Then there was Paris...strolling past sidewalk cafes while chic Parisians smoked cigs and eyed our "comfortable" clothing.  I somehow thought I wouldn't mind being in some of the most fashionable cities in the world looking like a typical American tourist.  Oh well.  We packed as much as our backpacks would allow, which in my estimate was not nearly enough.  As a result you will see us wearing the same clothes over and over and over and over.  Please don't judge. Yes, we did wash them...at least once :) 
*Check back for our first stop:  London, England!

8 comments:

  1. your blog is adorable! just showed my daughter and we love love!

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  2. you are so cute! can't wait to see these euro trip photos. and learn from you - where I need to go!

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  3. have a great time! cant wait to see how the trip go! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  4. Oh wow!!! What an amazing adventure. You fit everything in that backpack?! How did you do it?

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  5. sounds interesting. I can't wait to read more :)

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  6. What a great adventure! Imagine it was amazing and can't wait to go on tour now. Looking forward the next post!

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  7. Awesome idea!! I think it's so cool that you guys went on this trip & I can't wait to hear the details : )

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