{Travel Plans: February – June}

Before we moved to Europe we decided our goal would be to travel at least one new place a month while we were living abroad. Sure, that sounds like a lot, but we made a list of our “must-sees” and there are about 50 cities on the list. That’s a lot. So time cannot be wasted! We’ve already done a pretty great job of sticking to that goal, even with three trips home between August and December! I thought you guys might be interested in our upcoming travel plans (I’ve had a few questions via Formspring and E-Mail), so here they are!

Next weekend we’re meeting up with Nicole in Seville, Spain! Our original plan was to go to the Basque Region in Spain, but after all the cold we’ve been experiencing we decided we’d trade rainy northern Spain for sunny Southern Spain.
Next month we’re meeting Megan + her boyfriend, Stephen, in Edinburgh! I can’t wait to see the castle and get to know them over a few pints! We’re also going to take a day trip out to St. Andrews, which I’ve heard is breathtakingly beautiful.
In April my mom is coming to visit for TWO WEEKS. Oh my gosh, I am soooo excited!!! We’re going to spend the long Easter weekend in Barcelona. Perfection.
In May the huz turns the big 3-0 so I wanted to take him somewhere extra special. We will be jetting off to one of our dream destinations: The Amalfi Coast! We’ll be staying in a quaint Italian B&B right in the edge of the cliffs and will enjoy the magnificent view from our own private balcony. 
In June.. I can hardly get the words out I am THAT excited.. we’re heading to SANTORINI for an entire week!! That’ll be our longest trip to date! The goal here is pure relaxation. No crazy sightseeing or walking until our feet blister. We splurged on our hotel as this is our ultimate dream European destination. Our room has a giant private balcony complete with loungers and a jacuzzi tub! {special thanks to Ashlee for the recommendation!}.

I’d LOVE any recommendations you have for these cities. Especially restaurants or any unique/off-the-beaten path shops or sights 🙂

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59 thoughts on “{Travel Plans: February – June}

  1. Liz, thanks SO MUCH for joining my link-up, you're the best! Such an inspiring post too. I just got back from Madrid and after reading about your upcoming adventures, I am ready to jet off again!!

    I could be wrong, but if our dogs get along…I think I see a weekend road trip in our future…I'm thinking a cute Germany or French town?

    xxoo

  2. All those trips sound amazing!! Just a little bit jealous. haha. Barcelona is a beautiful city, but Santorini is definitely one of my most memorable trips. When I went it was in December, but luckily we had great weather. The island is quite small, we ended up renting four wheelers and rode around the entire island. It was pretty awesome. I was there when the island was practically deserted so I have no idea about how it will be in the summer. You will love it though. 🙂

  3. Very pleased to report our top notch experience with Spain tours. We had to scamble to find a tour to Spain on New Years Eve when our original tour operator cancelled trip. We then found http://www.privatetoursinistanbul.com online. They were very responsive in emails to arrange a substitute plan for us to have a private guide/driver who picked us up at our hotel, gave us a brief overview of Madrid as we drove to Spain, and then an excellent tour of Toledo. He made several stops with us, tailored to our interests, took us to a few spots typical tour bus would not go to. Excellent and less expensive than some our private tours we and our hotel concierge had found.

  4. great list! Edinburgh and the Amalfi Coast are high on my list as well! Can't wait to follow along with your adventures. I was on Santorini for a day last spring and would love to go back. The caldera is amazing and all those stairs are breathtaking (literally).

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