Friday, August 17
Tell me about your trip to Europe?
Have you been?
How long ago were you there?
What did you do?
What was the best thing about your trip?
What was the worst?
Did you travel with children?
As many of you know, my husband will be eligible for an 8-week sabbatical this year. We managed to save over 300,000 frequent flier miles and we just booked reservations to Europe for 3-weeks ( June-July 2008). We initially planned to spend the majority of our time in Italy, but we were not able to get flights to Italy. Currently we fly into Paris and return from Heathrow Airport in London. We can still work our way to Italy through Ryan Air or we can just settle into France.
I'm not sure what we should do. I would love advice and suggestions.
At this point our tentative schedule is to arrive in Paris:
Spend days 1-3 in Paris
Travel by Train to Beaune in Burgundy
Spend 10 nights in Burgundy (we found this lovely rental http://myburgundy.com/properties/rvb/photos/index.html)
I should mention that our babysitter will be joining us for the first two weeks. She will watch our son 50% of the time. While we are in Burgundy, my husband and I will take two 3-night excursions - by foot, bicycle or train to nearby villages. Our sitter with remain with our son in the rental house.
After two weeks, our sitter will leave and we have a week to travel on our own. Should we stay in France? Go to England? Amsterdam? Belgium? Germany? Italy? The options are endless. Should we even stay in France at all or just hop on a Ryan Air flight to Italy, etc.?
Please comment if you have ideas or suggestions. I'll keep you posted as our planning progresses. Thanks!