I have been trying to carve out time to visit a few of my favorite places in Europe for the last year or so. Last week I saw a posting on Facebook that said something like, “We’re not living in eternity – do the things that you want to do” and it was like it was speaking straight to me. I started researching and determined that I can probably make this work. I have not booked the tickets yet, so it’s still not 100% set, but I wanted to start a page dedicated to this adventure, so you can see in detail how I plan my adventures and what I am excited about!
This trip will be a long one, from 4/12 to 4/26. Thank goodness I have a supportive extended family that lives with me and can take care of the house and the dogs while I’m gone. That makes me so much more comfortable going! This trip will encompass four countries, three of which I’ve seen at one point in my life and one brand new destination. I will be flying from Denver to Reykjavik. I have been to Iceland before, and loved the Blue Lagoon. So now I am doing a quick stayover so I can partake of those beautiful milky blue waters again. After Iceland I will be heading to London. I’ve been to London, but that was back in the early 90’s when I was in high school! I’m thinking it’s probably changed quite a bit by now. I will be in London for 4 days. From London I will be heading to Rome. I was just in Rome 2 years ago, but since it is my most favorite city in the universe it is definitely worth a stop while I’m in the area. I will be in Rome for 5 days. Then I will be heading to Krakow. Poland is new to me, I’ve never been there before. When we were in Germany 2 years ago we visited the Dachau concentration camp, and I’ve been yearning to see Auschwitz ever since then. I’m not sure what draws me to these places. I think it’s a combination of things, and I really do see the beauty of life and humanity after I’ve visited. (Weird, I know!) I can only happily quote the “Blink” episode of Doctor Who – when Sally Sparrow is asked what’s so good about being sad, she replies, “It’s happy for deep people.” I always thought there was some truth in that. After 2 days in Poland I will be heading back home.
So many emotions and new anxieties when I start to plan a trip, especially a solo trip that encompasses four countries in two weeks. Because my blog is all about travel and the way it enriches our lives (as well as makes us crazy!) I’m going to document it all on this page (and on a few featured posts on the main page, as well!) So please follow the blog to follow my adventures as I head out into the great unknown. I will post my travel tips and plans, and I invite you to share yours…I’m always on the lookout for travel help! Come share this adventure with me!