Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blogtember Day 2: Three Months Off

Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do?

I love my job, especially the gals I work with, but it's funny that this Blogtember question comes as we're in a MAJOR time crunch for the launch of our rebrand next week. This has meant long hours at work {more than 13 hours yesterday, ewwww}, lots of overtime, stress and mental exhaustion. There's days when it's fun and we're laughing from deliriousness, and there's days when we're so overwhelmed we want to cry. But it will all be worth it when we feel the accomplishment of finishing strong. It's going to be amazing once it's all said and done!

That being said, if I could take three months off from my current life, from my current job (don't worry Kristin + team, I'm not going anywhere!), I know exactly what I'd do. I'd pack my bags, buy two plane tickets to Europe and two Eurail train tickets, and relive my three month adventure when I studied abroad. Thomas and I started dating only two months before I left for Maastricht sophomore year, and now that we're married, I want to take him back with me and show him EVERYTHING. I want to take him to all the countries I visited, I want to teach him the things I learned. Heck, do you know how many places I went with all my girlfriends, thinking "this place is so romantic! I wish Thomas were here!" 

Over the course of my European adventure, I visited 15 countries. If I had three months off, I'd do it all over again, but this time with my man. 
  1. Netherlands (lived/studied in Maastricht, also traveled to Amsterdam and Lisse, home of the famous Keukenhof gardens)
  2. Germany (Berlin and Cologne)
  3. United Kingdom (London, Bath and Wiltshire, home of Stonehenge)
  4. France (Paris and Nice)
  5. Switzerland (Gryon and Villars)
  6. Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia)
  7. Italy (Venice, Naples, Pompeii, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre)
  8. Greece (Athens and Santorini)
  9. Luxembourg (Luxembourg City)
  10. Vatican - it counts as it's own country!!
  11. Belgium (Bruges)
  12. Czech Republic (Prague)
  13. Hungary (Budapest)
  14. Austria (Vienna)
  15. Monaco (Monte Carlo)
Down the street from the university in Maastricht.

Venice, Italy

Santorini, Greece

Netherlands // Pisa, Italy

Vernazza (Cinque Terre), Italy

Tulips in Keukenhof

Berlin, Germany



If you're super bored, feel free to peruse my old blog that I used for updating family on my travels!
 
Blogtember Day 1: Where I'm From

5 comments:

  1. oh my goodness!!! I had no idea you had already been on such an amazing adventure! You will definitely be my go-to gal from now on for European travel advice! :)

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  2. Good call on including Wiltshire, my best friend lives there and we have family there too and it's a gorgeous area. You could extend your adventure a little further north in the UK as well ;) so much to see and do!

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  3. I've been to Belgium but spent the entire time day in the airport. One day in London roaming between flights, but I NEED to see these other places. Maybe one say when The Mister is finished with Grad School.

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  4. I picked Europe too for my three months! I mean how could you not! Although I only picked three countries...you're more adventuresome than me! I'd use it to just relax and escape :)

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  5. Gorgeous photos! I hope you get the chance to take your man with you to Europe some day :)

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