Traveling is incredibly important to my life. Prior to my month-long excursion to Europe last December, I was leery of traveling – especially traveling abroad. Of course, I have traveled throughout my home state of Michigan and to a few other locations…but never anything like this.
My other half and I visited London, Paris, Belgium, Berlin, Venice and Rome. Because of flight restrictions, we each only took one carry-on size suitcase and a small backpack – for an entire month! I look back now and laugh…I could have taken less clothing. Yes, there were articles of clothing I didn’t even end up wearing. This was only possible because in Paris, Belgium and Germany we were able to do laundry!
My biggest piece of advice in regards to vacationing is lay out what you think you need and cut it in half! Or try to 🙂 There’s no sense carrying around all that extra baggage when you’re trying to enjoy yourself!!
As for other vacationing advice…when you’re planning a big trip – start planning early. There were several days prior to our European adventure where we would spend the entire afternoon searching for places to stay, things to do and transportation options. However, with all this planning, once you’re on vacation – be lenient on yourself! Remember to BE on vacation. Avoid planning every hour and never be afraid to get a little lost.
My other half and I are working on plans for a skiing adventure and a backpacking trip. Do any of you have experience or recommendations?! What about other vacationing advice?