My wife, Jennifer, and I are just itching to get traveling again. For me, traveling is an addiction. I just can’t get enough. Toss in some good food and great sites and I may never come back home to Texas.
Over the next handful of posts I’ll be bringing to you ways to make your next adventure something to remember, while also taking some of the stress out of it.
The best way to begin is simply by making a list. Actually sitting down and putting ink to paper, or typing whichever, will help connect you to begin your travels.All plans must begin somewhere so why not start now? Ask yourself, “Where do I want to go?” With this page being dedicated to Europe, especially those countries once incorporated into the Roman Empire, there are tons of places waiting to be explored in reverse by us Americans. So where to?
For Jenn and I the idea of going to Paris didn’t just come to us. We are both a bit
nerdy awesome when it comes to reading. Our home is full of books. From all of our collective reading came ideas of where we’d want to go if we had the chance.
I know I could probably spend years upon years in Rome, or at least Southern Italy, and never tire of it. But since we were just in Italy it was my turn to compromise on the location.
Jenn & I both like the islands and beaches, with that carefree Jimmy Buffett-lifestyle but these islands lack a certain passion and history that Europe has. Plus the Romans never made it to the Bahamas. I don’t know if this is what the outcome would have been, I’m just glad we didn’t live in a world that would’ve let this crime against The Empire happen.
Simply narrowing our trip down to “Europe” did not really do much better. Basically I just knew Italy was out. What Jenn & I did was ask ourselves “Where would we go if this was the last trip we could ever take?” We don’t plan on leaving the planet anytime soon
unless space travel becomes extremely affordable, but we wanted to make sure we knocked someplace very memorable off our proverbial Bucket List.
After much discussion and lots of back-and-forth we came to a conclussion. We decided it was time to see France. More specifically, it was time to visit Paris, The City of Lights. This time is was not going be through a movie screen. My Grandpa, Charles Carlberg, made his way through here during WWII. Jenn’s
grandmother Meme was born not too far from Paris, so there is a personal connection for us both.
Part 1 – Where To? has now been accomplished. It’s written down for us. Have you decided where you want to journey? Is it Paris too? Was it Rome? Maybe London? How about Athens? Wherever it is make sure to write it down yourself. The adventure is real and it’s only just begun.
Coming Up…Plan Ahead – Part 2: What to See? What to Do?