I'm in the process of planning a trip to Italy with my cousin.
Now Italy would not of been my first choice when taking a trip abroad...
after all I was really looking forward to hanging out with my cousin and the opportunity to leave the country....but I must say I am so excited!
The more I read and find on this country more I'm so glad we are going...
I so can't wait!
The book store happened to open Easter Sunday so after all the kids were gone... to Barnes and Noble I headed to get some help in my planing.
Anyway who knows me well and knows the way I travel knows that I like to research new places, I want to be in the know...I want to check out hotels and get traveler reviews....so far between the books I buy and tripadvisor.com I've been happy with my choices thus far.
When I go somewhere I don't wanna be totally shocked about something so I read up on it...this about one of the only times you will find me reading cause reading is not my thing.
And with this trip I'm trying to get familiar with trains as well cause that will be our main transportation...I thought about renting a car but everything I've read and traveler reviews say take the train...so I figured since driving in a foreign land could be a challenge I decided we should let someone else do the driving and I should sit back and enjoy the countryside while visiting with my cousin.
Our travels will take us to Rome, Florence, Venice and Zurich...yes Zurich....my mind set says, make the most of this, you never know when you'll get back if ever so go to Switzerland too. Flying home from Zurich doesn't change the cost of the plane ticket so there you go...reason to go. I found a beautiful hotel on the water in Old Town Zurich with a view of the alps....so can't wait to get there.
At the time we decided to go to Italy I had just started a diet so now I have even more motivation to lose the weight...lots of walking, lots of steps and climbs and more importantly....
I have learned from my Germany trip a few years back (and a few state side trips as well) that I need to take less luggage...so that is the goal for this trip...a medium suitcase and not large, would be nice if I could do small...so if I loose weight that's less clothes...lol...
The one good thing about going in summer is that you can take lighter clothes, no jackets, etc....so that will help when packing....also I have found hotels that all carry blow dryers so I'm going to leave mine at home and they all have laundry service so I can wear items more than once and don't have to pack as many items....maybe I can get in that small suitcase after all.
Anyway...just waned to share...I am beyond excited and so can't wait to go...we will leave on July 4th and be gone for 2 weeks....wow...just 2 1/2 months away!
Traveling has always been a dream of mine and still is ....there's no place I wouldn't go if you asked...just to travel is all I really would love to do,