It’s happeennninnggggggg – we are going to Europe for a month (insert squeals upon squeals). This has been a niggling want and bucket-list item for both of us and we finally have a window of time between work/school schedules to ditch our real lives and become smart, traveled, cultured people. FINALLY! When planning a sophisticated Europe trip – one will want to purchase an over sized map to be a constant reminder of the good things to come. Life is stressful and one can never have too many pick-me-ups. Feeling sad about your finances? Look at the map! Feeling sick because you haven’t filed your taxes? Ever? No problem! Look at the map! Running from the law? You guessed it! Look at the map! Getting arrested for tax evasion? Look at the – well, ok no, you are going to jail. There are no Europe trips in jail. Idiot. Should have spent more time on your taxes and less on that stupid map.
* Note: Husband would like to add that maps can also be helpful for planning.
I (conveniently) am married to my accountant so my taxes are squared away.
Although one month isn’t the longest Europe trip out there (I believe that’s 3.7 months – any longer you come back too pompous and worldly for your own good. Best to keep it under 4 months) I had hoped it would make narrowing down destinations much simpler. Boy – was I adorable. Turns out the most miserable and strenuous part of this trip is the deciding where to go.
We are going from April to May and have narrowed it down (thus far) to four places:
Romance. Tragic Shakespeare play. Men with roses in their teeth falling madly in love with you. Boat transport. Public squares where people gather in hoards to yell and gesture wildly with one another (this will be my happy place).
Berets. Baguettes and other bread. Cheese and wine. Words spoken in French. Tiny mustaches. Tall structures you pay a fee to see the top of.
Flamenco dancing. Bulls. Matadors. Things that are Spanish. Where Zorro lives (reason enough to move there? I think so).
Affordable travel. Wine. Beach towns. Wine. Out-of-control-villas. Wine. And there was somethinggggggg else….. ah, wine.
You are probably thinking ‘Logan – this information is a factual, researched and accurate depiction of these European countries. Go enjoy yourself. Your planning is done my friend‘ and I would have to agree with you. But to humor my other half – we will be researching just a tad more into these places. If any seasoned travelers or confident locals have any insight into must sees/dos or travel hacks/tips I would love to hear them!
** If you were thinking of suggesting I carry 10,ooo euros in cash on my person at all time in an open backpack – HA nice try. I already KNEW that.
Salute, Sante, Saude, Salud!
… Or cheers!