Monday, April 5, 2010

Europe or Bust!

As I've mentioned before, we have been planning a trip to Europe for....well, like 7 years!   We've never had the money to go, but finally it looks like it might become a reality!  
(Imagine me joyfully cartwheeling down my street!)

So now, it's decision time.  And boy is it stressful!   Trying to figure out where we want to go, when we want to go, when the best deals are...etc.   I've been researching for months, but now it's actually time to get serious.  I looked online for about 4 hours last night until I felt like this:

We are thinking of going the end of May or beginning of June.   We know we want to go to Paris, definitely.  But we've also found this really amazing place in Soriano Nel Cimino, Italy.  

I mean....look at it!!!  I pretty much have to go here.

(The hotel entrance.)

(The view.)

(The city.)

It's about an hour train ride to Rome so we could take day trips to all the big cities, but get to stay in a small, 18 room hotel where "Momma" teaches you to make pasta at night in her kitchen!


Sigh.... now it's just trying to figure out when the best time to go is, how long we can afford to go for, how much spending money we'll need....blah...blah...blah!

For those of you who have been to Europe, any travel tips? 

Oh and.... 


  1. Ashley-How exciting! I have been to England, but no where else in Europe. It sounds like you guys have the trip of a lifetime in the works! YAY! P.S. Review will be posted April 19th oxox

  2. I've always wanted to go to Europe on vacation! Good luck (: Let me know how it is!!

  3. That's so exciting! I'm so jealous!!! :)

  4. I believe that dreams can come true and I'm sending you positive prayers that'll it'll definitely happen! Europe is AHmazing :D Hope you had a lovely Easter xx

  5. Sounds super exciting!!!.


  6. Yay! Never been, so I'll be with you in spirit. Make sure to take lots of pics! I've always wanted to visit Nice. Ah, French Riviera!

  7. cinque terre, italy! THE MOST AMAZING PLACE!

    My husband proposed to me there, so it holds a special place in my heart. BUT SERIOUSLY.... REDICULOUSLY AMAZING!


  8. I've never been. I'm so excited for you, though. I hear you can't use your blow dryer, so bring an adapter or prepare to let it air dry!

  9. OOOOHHH I love a vacation and Europe!! I highly advise using a travel agent, because they don't cost you anything and they have a wealth of knowledge and can answer any and ALL of your questions...My mom is a travel agent and I have gone on many AMAZING and inexpensive trips because of her expertise with when and where to go!

  10. How exciting. Europe is fabulous. It has been eons since I have been. My favorite place to visit was the English countryside. Love the draft old manor houses and gardens. It was amazing.

  11. I've never been but I'm so jealous! You'll have to tell us aaaaalll about it when you get back

  12. I've never been but I'm so jealous! You'll have to tell us aaaall about it