“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”
When you’re taking a big trip to Europe, there are a lot of destination options.
Can someone please tell me how you go about deciding where to go? Because Kelly and I sure are having a difficult time of it. And it’s definitely a key aspect to formulating any kind of travel plan. There are so many fabulous places to visit – Ireland, Spain, Italy. And these are just countries! How about the hundreds of cities that entice the soul?
Of course, there are the various “Guides to Europe” that have their own unique, prescribed, destination list. I could take advice from Nomadic Matt or Lonely Planet and a smattering of other guides, but gosh, that’s no fun. Screw that.
So Kelly and I are taking matters into our own hands. We each wrote a list of our top 10 must-see destinations in Europe. This must be a good way to narrow it down, right?
We came up with our lists, combined the two, omitted any repeat cities, and this is what we got (in no particular order):
As you can see, we still had a pretty extensive list. And since Kelly wants to spend more time at fewer destinations, clearly we need to narrow it down more. We’ve probably come up with three or four other shorter lists and changed the destinations each time. Honestly, there are only two places I REALLY want to visit, Scotland and Switzerland (apparently I’m really into countries that start with the letter ‘s’). Beyond that I’m down with going anywhere and everywhere. I don’t think we should even go to Europe with an exact plan. Lets just buy a plane ticket and then figure it out when we get there!
But, I’m pretty sure Kelly isn’t down with that (No, I’m not! — Kelly =]). So I’m leaving it up to her now to figure out where she wants to go and for how long. But Kelly can be pretty indecisive, so, we are asking YOU for some help!
Follow our blog (you can on the right side of this page) and comment on this post with a European city that you think we should travel to. Then in two weeks, on November 5th, I’ll pick one of your destinations from a hat and we will go there on our trip! We’ll even give you a special shout out on the blog while we’re there. So tell us where to go! We need your suggestions!
Until next time,