• View from Rialto Bridge
  • Hiking from Monterosso to Vernazza in Cinque Terre, Italy.
  • Our nighttime date spent watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle.

Home From a Great Vacation (update)

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We did it! We’re back from the longest vacation of our lives and I have so much information to share.

There’s something so wonderful about the high that you take home with you after a vacation. It clears the mind to cancel your daily routine and adjust to a whole new way of life, even if it’s just for a little while. My husband Reed and I had a great time and gained so many valuable experiences that I would love to share. I really feel that I can help others who are wanting to explore some of Europe for the first time.

Here are the places we visited and will be featuring in upcoming posts. I will likely be starting with overviews from each location, but you can look forward to how-to style posts that are more specific and valuable for tourists as well as my opinions on what I should and shouldn’t have packed. During the trip I traveled with Lufthansa Airlines, Air France and Air Canada. You can read about my Lufthansa flight here for details on flight comfort, entertainment, and food. Speaking of food, you can count on me to share what types of food I found in each country. I ate mostly at cheap restaurants and train stations but I also ended up going to a few grocery stores.

Cities marked with blue pegs are where we stayed and the pink pegs are areas we made day trips to.

Places Visited: 

  • Munich, Germany
  • Fussen, Germany
  • Venice, Italy
  • Florence, Italy and Tuscany Region
  • Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Tivoli, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Paris, France

As promised, I will be sharing the total costs for our trip and what we did to save money. This vacation was the longest and busiest of my life, but I wouldn’t have changed anything about it. We were constantly on the move and exploring each day. In a few words, this trip was exciting, active, beautiful, romantic, and just a whole lot of fun. I look forward to providing you with useful information and a lot of pictures very soon!