Category: Planning

Travelers… Where are you going next??

I still in the midst of posting about our recent adventure to Thailand.  However, a great friend of mine asked, “Where are you going next?”  And guess what? I. have. no. idea. There are lots of places I could go to again, happily.  Older daughter and I both want to return to Paris.  Younger daughter

The Best Laid Plans – Subject to Protest

Soon, after weeks apart while my husband travels for work, I will get to meet up with him in Athens.  Our 20th Anniversary is this summer, and we are spending two weeks together in Greece and Italy.  I’ve been looking forward to this trip for over a year. But the thing about travel is, you

Siren Call of Planning

The daily demands of life, the run here, run there, doctor’s appointments, lessons, classes, meals and cleaning are overshadowed more and more by the fact that in just over one month I will once again be on a plane to Europe.  Sigh… my happy place. I’m having profound struggles with the siren call of TripAdvisor,

My Favorite Travel Guides

As I’ve said before, I LOVE planning.  I love reading about the places we are going to go, going to and reading through the possible activities, going to google maps and figuring out how far away things are.  I just really enjoy the whole process.  For me, it is a way of savoring the

Travel Philosophy

I recently ran into a former neighbor and friend I hadn’t seen in years. After the usual pleasantries, asking about each others kids and family, she told me she and her older daughter had traveled Europe for nearly a month over the Christmas break.  I, of course, was immediately full of questions, especially when she


Fernweh.  I stumbled across this word recently, and I LOVE it.  It’s my new favorite word.  Fernweh.  It sounds, to me, vaguely Celtic, and with the soft ending, wistful.  Which is kind of fitting. Fernweh literally means “farsickness” or a “longing for distant places” and I’ve also heard it described as being sad and discontent