Europe Trip Planning

Jeffrey Larson

I for one am not much of a planner. I do however take a long time to think about the decisions I make. Sarah and I have got a couple Lonely Planet guides for Spain and the Mediterranean. Our tickets have been purchased in full and we’re now just coasting along, waiting for our departure to get closer… can’t wait!

We’ve been told that we can’t miss Venice, nothing like it. I’m trying to figure out what other places and stuff I want to see while there. We’re thinking about training mostly, but we still need to figure out how many days of travel in order to buy our EuroRail passes.

Tentative plan to train from Madrid south, head over to Morocco for a bit just to check it out… since it’s so close to the southern tip of Spain; then head up the Mediterranean coast. Once we hit Barcelona, we might grab a ferry of some sort over to Genoa, Italy. We want to hit Cinque Terres for sure, read some neat stuff on it… and friend Kyle Johnstone suggested it too.

Planning on seeing Mom and Dad Marttunen somewhere in Italy for an overseas rendezvous. Sarah wants to check out the Aeolian Islands (they are between the mainland of Italy and Sicily). Rome for sure, since we’re flying out of there. Thinking a couple little day tours in the big cities but other than that just checking it out on our own.

I’ll let you know more when we figure more out. Anyone have any suggestions for stuff we shouldn’t miss?


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