Well, it’s not very long now before we head off into the sun again. This time we are headed for Zurich, where we will spend 3 days with a tour group our travel agent set up. We do get free time while we are there, which will be great, as long as we don’t get lost.
After 3 days in Switzerland, we take a train to Amsterdam, where we board our Avalon Waterways river cruise boat for seven days of cruising the Rhine River. Afterwards, we spend 3 days in Paris, again with a guided tour group. Which gives me peace. I don’t want to get lost. Did I mention that before?
Michael and I have done a lot of travel by water. When my parents had their boat, they would take us on a 2 week excursion every spring. We traveled extensively through the Bahamas with them. Our final trip was from Palm Beach to Baltimore, most of the trip was through the inter-coastal waterway. River cruising is an intimate way to see the world and I am super excited to travel Europe via the Rhine River! We’ve never done a cruise ship by river. This is exciting!
But I have so much to do before we leave. I’ve started. I won’t say I’ve got much accomplished yet, but that is because I haven’t made a list. This gal so needs a list to get things done. Maybe I need it more for the satisfaction of crossing things off. Whatever. Here goes my Europe Planning List.
- Buy international data and text plan for iPhone
- Ditto the iPad
- Beg for an international plan from Verizon (they can’t do it, I understand why)
- Decide what suitcase I’m using
- Decide how I’m transporting the camera equipment
- Download WordPress for iPhone
- Download WordPress for iPad
- Gather things: converter, extension cord, umbrella, raincoat
- Check weather forecast
- Start packing things I won’t need for the next 10 days
Have you ever been on a river cruise?
PS: If you are wondering why there have been no travel blogs about Europe, it’s because I haven’t recuperated emotionally yet.
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