planning europe

I don’t know about any of you, but I dream of: planes, new places, delectable food, and discovering something new.

Most of the time this manifests into nothing more than the reality of the limits of life.

After many frequent flier debates and number crunches and one too many Travel magazines at the gym ….


“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine


I decided that I was jumping.  I was no longer going to let the guilt of should-be-saving-money or should-be-studying or should-be-saving-my-vacation-hours to stop me.  There will never be the perfect time, but this sure seemed like it, as friends were also available and work was flexible.

Plus, it’s been three years since Peru.  And B and I have a biannual tradition of international travel.  And, while technically in 2012 I did go to Costa Rica, it was with 30 high schoolers to move mud and rocks.  Worse, I had to motivate the students to do the work.

I have been feeling like I need some inspiration lately.  The discovery of a different side of the world is the perfect remedy.

Our first rule was ocean crossing.  (last trip Costa Rica, before that Peru, before that Belize and Guatemala….)

Two of our friends are in on this little adventure.  Including one who has never been to Europe.


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What could be more perfect then spring in…Paris and Switzerland?  I know, I can’t think of a much better inspirational, relational, European-introducing activity.

And, as Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.”

Our thoughts exactly.

The planning has just begun, mostly over cheeses from both countries.

While we have been to Paris… none of us have been to Switzerland.  Anyone have tips, thoughts or other blogs they would recommend?  Do share!


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One thought on “planning europe

  1. hi!
    I felt the same 2 months ago that’s why I’m going to the United States for the 1st time next month (nyc)!! I’m so excited! Maybe I can help you with your trip (since I live between Paris and Switzerland!) How long will you stay ? Why not add belgium or Italy ?? If you can, be in Paris on June 21st it’s Fête de la musique (Free Citywide Music Festival).

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