|Image courtesy of Jens Fricke|
Those who know me know I'm a planner by nature - which is why I plan vacations for a living! I'm used to planning Disney vacations several months in advance and booking dining and fastpasses and the like. The idea that I had less than 2 months to plan a vacation to a place I had never been was a bit stressful! I dove into my research, but agreed to my husband's request that this trip be less planned and more spontaneous.
|Photo courtesy of: Charles Clegg|
I researched top attractions, best restaurants, cool neighborhoods, and read dozens of blog posts about each city. While I didn't specifically book anything, I wanted to have an idea of what was available so we didn't miss something amazing because we didn't know about it. I approached this trip with the philosophy that everything will be new, so it's okay if we don't do that absolute best thing we possibly could for the lowest price possible. I worked hard to adopt a more "go with the flow" attitude toward everything we would see and do. We would squeeze what we could in to 8 days and the rest would have to wait for the next trip we're sure to take.
To read about our experiences in each city, click the links below! I'll update the link as I write each post.
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Arrival in Amsterdam How I Fell In Love With Amsterdam
Paris, France: My Mistakes in Paris Two Americans in Paris
Munich (München), Germany
Even when you're traveling the world, never grow up!