European vacation: planning ahead
The husband and I have made the decision to follow through on our European vacation for our second anniversary in October. Back during our initial conversation/debate/argument over our honeymoon, we agreed that in two years we could go to Europe.
See I’ve never been. If I could go to one place in the world it would probably be Paris. And then Dublin. Despite my love of all things European and planning since high school, I never made it.
But I’ve been saving and hoping since that conversation. Now we’re actually planning it. I’ve decided to write about this with the hopes that some of you can give us some great travel advice, tips for places/things to see, etc.
Here’s what we have so far. We will be going in September or October so its kind of off-season. We will fly into Frankfurt, Germany and then travel to Cologne.
It looks awesome, right? There’s bound to be some great beer here.
We’ll spend one to two days here before heading to Bonn, the home of Beethoven. Apparently there’s a Beethoven festival about that time of year.
From there we’ll go to Brussels, Belgium for another couple of days.
And then we will finally, finally, finally end in Paris.
Let’s just take a moment to let that sink in. Paris.
I’ve been dreaming of Paris since I was a little girl, probably about 12.
For some strange reason, my husband is the only person I’ve ever met who didn’t want to go (back) to Paris. So we’ve reached a compromise, Germany and Paris.
I’m slowly working through the planning of this trip. It is really tough to plan and look at flights without just packing up and heading out right away. But please share your advice.
What should we see? Have you ever been to these places? What should be a priority?