The year is winding down and I’m starting to allow myself to think about my trip to southeast Asia next month. Continue reading
I didn’t venture out during April break–I don’t know why–I kept looking for a vacation until 5 days before the break. I found some fabulous deals weeks beforehand, but I didn’t pull the trigger because we had snow forecasted–blizzards actually (which busted up to some heavy winds and rain). Then I waited for my tax return so I could pay off my SE Asia trip in June/July off first. Then I found an alternative itinerary of paths less ventured and I still didn’t book the darn thing because–I don’t know why. At work, I’m known to travel frequently and often in the halls or mailroom I’m asked where I plan to visit on the next trip. I cracked under the pressure. Also, my options are more limited because of my own rules. I’m trying to see new places and not go back to the same countries. I’ve visited England 7-8 times and I still long to visit certain regions of the country that I’ve missed. There are several cities in both Italy and Spain that I want to spend some time in, but I want to check off some new places first.
So I’m sitting here looking at airfares since I read a report that due to United and Delta making some poor PR moves, airfares are plummeting. Well, I found some fantastic deals. I searched, planned, and booked (no hesitations) not just one trip but TWO trips!
I have several favorite places for different reasons so I have a new mini-series planned–Favorite Places-Europe, Favorite Places-USA, Favorite Places-Asia (after my SE Asian adventure later this year) and maybe Favorite Places-City/Attractions or Favorite Places-Day Trip Destinations.
I’ll start with my comfort zone–Europe. I think my criteria for determining “favorite” status will be feeling of comfort while there, ease of getting around, the attractions, and if I’d return (& if I’ve returned–how many times).
Here’s my list of top ten cities in Europe: Continue reading