Monday, January 26, 2015

Sharing some excitement!

I have some non-blog related excitement to share with you! (But if you want someone who does have blog related excitement, did you see Andi got mentioned in the WSJ? Holla!)  Well, I mean, it's exciting for me, not for anyone else necessarily but you'll be seeing me talk about it on the blog so here it is! My sister Quinn (of "I'm turning 30 so let's go to Mexico this past August" fame) and I just book a European river cruise!

I'd been saving for the better part of 2 years to get back to Europe this year. The savings took a hit when we went to Mexico, but MANATEES  and time with two of my favorite people so no regrets. I had a couple of ideas about what I wanted to see and where I wanted to go, whereas Quinn had none because she's never been to Europe. I said "I have to see Prague, we work everything around that". And we did.

Quinn was the one who mentioned river cruising, I hadn't really thought about it but she brought up the totally valid point that with her job she basically lives in and out of a suitcase. So if she could go on vacation, see a lot of places and unpack a limited amount of times, she was all about it.

So after a ridiculous amount of research and picking people's brains and talking to experts we picked this cruise! The map below is our route! Our boat that we will be on will be brand new, it's first sailing is in May!

We go in June, so there's plenty of time to panic about what to pack, how I medicate myself to deal with a 9 hour flight, and does mascara count as a liquid? Does it have to go in my quart size container if I don't check it in my bag? (This is a constant question for me, I don't know why this flummoxes me so much but it does). So happy I don't have to be packing carry on only!

If anyone is like "Wesley do you hate your husband? Why do you only travel with your sister?" Josh is not a great flier, and our anniversary trip to Mexico 2 years ago was his first time out of the country. We are working up to a Josh and Wesley europe trip. He wants to go to Ireland and I'm all about it! So someday ")

So, if you

A: have been to any of these places and have suggestions about wonderful things to see or stupid things to skip

B: have any advice on river cruising (I've only done an ocean cruise)

C: are a Polyvore expert (I have questions! Can you import things? Can you share your list without publishing it?)

please pass them along to me, I (we) would love to hear your words of wisdom! 

Back to book content tomorrow :)


  1. Wow this is awesome! I've never been on a river cruise or to those cities in Germany or Czech unfortunately. I hope you'll post extensively about your experience so I can know what it's like! :) And a trip to Ireland would be fantastic - my friends went recently and they had a great time!

    1. I will certainly share all kinds of info and pictures, probably to a point where people will start complaining, haha!

  2. HOW FUN!!! I miss Europe so much!! You'll have a blast!!

    1. We're excited! It's my first time back since 2007, so I'm glad to be going back!

  3. Super exciting! I can't wait to hear how this goes. I'm desperate to make a Europe trip, but feel like I want to crunch as much as possible into a fairly short amount of time...I'd never thought of a river cruise before.

    1. My travel style is generally to run myself ragged trying to see absolutely everything and then being exhausted, so I know what you mean. And when you spend all the money to get over there you want to see it all! I think that's one thing that will be nice about the river cruise, we run ourselves ragged and then fall asleep and wake up in a new city without having to worry about any of the transportation!


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