Wednesday, March 26, 2014

All in Good Time


If I've seemed distracted for the past week or two, it's because I have been.

Last week, my sweet, darling (seriously, he's da best) Levi surprised me with a TRIP TO EUROPE as an anniversary (and birthday, and Christmas, and Valentine's Day) gift !  I've never been to Europe, but I've been dreaming about it for what feels like forever.  I was actually supposed to study abroad in Austria the summer after my sophomore year at UGA, but my family had some troubles arise due to the downturn of the economy and I had to cancel my trip.  I knew that it was for the best, but I was devastated.  I still remember Levi holding me while I sobbed.  He promised me that we would go.  One day.

One day.

After lots of saving, one day is here. The day he told me that I could start planning, I started researching and decided that next spring would be the perfect time to jet set across the pond. So much time to plan ahead!  I can research my little heart out and save up for the next year to have lots of spending money.  Hooray!

Or, not.  In true Levi fashion, he meant that we were going to Europe THIS spring.  As in, the next 30-60 days.  CUE FRANTIC RESEARCHING NOW.  

So yes, we leave May 7th (!!!!).  Which gives me exactly 43 days to map out an entire itinerary, book places to stay, and plan out my entire wardrobe.  I've been trying to learn to be more spontaneous, and this is definitely the ultimate test.  Challenge accepted.  

Stop by tomorrow and I'll map out our route and which cities we'll be exploring! 

Have you ever been to Europe?  Any tips for this first timer?


  1. Yay!!! So exciting! Can't wait to hear more about it!

  2. Ah!! SO exciting! If you have a chance to go to Florence do it! I studied abroad there and fell in love with the city. Can’t wait to see where all you’re going!

  3. Ahhhh!! Natalia you are going to have an amazing time! I'll wait to give suggestions until you reveal where you're going but here is my biggest tip: be flexible when things don't go as planned. When I went there were times when buses or trains didn't show up on time or at ALL so be just as willing to be spontaneous when you are there. And, ask the locals for where THEY would go to eat. Leads to the best hole-in-the-wall spots :)

  4. AHHHH!! that is so much fun!!! You guys are going to have the most wonderful time and if you happen to go to London and Paris please send any tips - we're heading there in July!! Your hubby is quite wonderful!

  5. That is incredible!! You are one lucky lady! Maybe I should send my hubs over for notes ;-) I cannot wait to hear what you decide! Happy weekend!

  6. Woohoo!!! So exciting!! I've only been to Italy but if you go there you need to see Florence and Cinque Terra- both are amazing and you'll never forget them.