Make the call, stop the agony

Planning can be stressful while you try to think about the time, cost, and energy your trip is going to cost you. Sometimes just making the call can be all you need to do.

The story of my ball cap and why I’m taking it with me

So one of the first things I did when I decided that I am going on this trip is start making my packing list. Anyone who knows me knows that I am incredibly absent-minded and forgetful sometimes so I am REALLY afraid of forgetting something important. I also paid attention to the packing chapters of…

Packing and dressing like a European

What to pack for clothing has been on my mind quite a bit as I prepare my travel list. Having never been to Europe, I wondered what would be the best items to take with me. Especially since I am going for both work and play, I was worried about having to take two wardrobes….

Give me a week and I’ll want a month: accepting the time I got

So how long do I get to go on this magically journey? This is the first question asked about my upcoming adventure. While I was hoping for a month, I will be going for three weeks as per my available vacation time with my current job. However, this decision was extensively thought out. Initially, I…

Book Review: Europe on a Budget

Reading a travel book before I travel has been the best course of action for learning about what I should and shouldn’t be doing, both with my money and my time. While a lot of James Feess’ Savvy Backpacker’s Guide to Europe on a Budget has been things that I know I need to figure…

My travel book stack

One of the most exciting things about planning a trip to Europe is the travel guides and memoirs.

Getting around Europe – Denmark to Hungary

So there is not much planning on my end going into my trip to Denmark. Since I’m going to a conference, I know everything will be taken care of and I have my agendas already saved to my laptop. It is the after conference that I am currently working on planning. While exploring the whole…