Sunday, November 13, 2011


I know my last post was kind of a downer, (and thanks to everyone who commented, it made me feel loved to know so many of you out there understand where I am coming from). Anyway, I wanted to focus on the positive aspect of being here in Italy longer than we thought. The most obvious plus in being in Europe longer is more travel. That's honestly my favorite part of living in Italy, although the delish wine and food is a close second.

So, Sean and I have been discussing some places we are wanting to go with our remaining time in Italy. There are also a couple of trips that I plan on taking with some of my friends, as Sean is not interested in going there.

We have a couple of ideas for long trips that we would like to take.

1. A driving tour of southern Spain and parts of Portugal. Since we've already seen Madrid and Barcelona we'd like to hit up Sevilla, Granada, some of the towns along the southern coast of Spain, Salema and Lisbon, Portugal and if time Salmanca or Toledo, Spain.

2. Eastern Europe tour. This one could also be broken down into weekend trips, we haven't decided yet which way we'd like to do this. We'd like to see Krakow, Poland, Prague, Czech Republic, Budapest, Hungary and Kiev, Ukraine.

We have quite a few shorter trips that we'd like to do.

1. Dublin, Ireland. If time we'd love to add other parts of Ireland.
2. Switzerland. I have a friend from college that actually lives in Geneva. I'm thinking about visiting her and possibly seeing a bit more of Switzerland along the way.
3. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia and possibly Zagreb as well.
4. Morocco. This is one trip Sean doesn't want to go on. My friend Sarah and I are tossing around the idea of Marrakech sometime this spring.
5. Istanbul. This is another city that I'm thinking of doing with my friend Sarah.
6. Spa trip to Slovenia.
7. Dolomites. These are so close to us, but yet I've yet to really explore them.
8.Normandy beaches

There are obviously a lot more places that I'd love to see before we leave, but these are the main ones on  my list. I've been lucky though that I've marked a lot of places off my To Do list these last three years.

If you've been to any of the places that we are thinking of going and have any tips or suggestions, I'd love to hear them!


Megan said...

For the love of God, do NOT go to Budapest in January! We did a Budapest/Vienna trip for New Year's one year and I have never been so cold in my life!

tootie said...

Good list! I loved Krakow - neat place and good food. All the places sound fun, though, so I look forward to your future recaps :)

Abbie said...

Gosh how fun! I've never been to Europe and would think that having so many wonderful places in relatively close proximity would be the best part about living there!

I hope you get to cross those places off of your list before you get back to the states!

Dana said...

Don't do Dublin in winter, either. Jericho nearly turned into a toddler popsicle, and it made it difficult to really enjoy the trip.

Anonymous said...

Wow.. sounds like some amazing trips! I am jealous of seeing the southern Spanish coast.. I've heard it's amazing!

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Jessica Lynn said...

Count me in for that spa trip to Slovenia! We seriously need to get together—maybe after the holidays?

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I hope you get to go and visit some of these places before you come back over!

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