My 30 Day Adventure, as I’ve taken to calling it, has now ended, with an extra 10 pounds, three new passport stamps, and so many emails and unpacked bags awaiting me I wish I could start the trip again just to get away from it all!
That said, when I think back on where I have been for the past month, and all the wonderful experiences, it was more than worth it – and I still think someone should pinch me that the universe has decided that THIS is my life.
The past year has been an amazing whirl wind of travel, adventure, growth, love, and good fortune along with tears, loss, and stress. Looking forward to 2015 I can’t wait to see what life has in store, but of course I’m also carrying just a bit of trepidation, as if happiness tempts fate.
Over the next few weeks I’ll try to get caught up sharing all about my adventure, from dipping in a hidden Jacuzzi in Utah’s Red Rock deserts to mixing up my airports and getting followed by the Mafia in southern Italy. But, for now a place holder to begin sharing my adventure from …
Leg 1: Four days at the Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah
Leg 2: Three days in Vienna (via Paris)
Leg 3: Two days in Germany – Berlin, Hannover, Stuttgart, and Mannheim
Leg 5: Four days in Amsterdam and Rotterdam
Leg 6: One quick day in Dublin
Leg 7: A Day in Milan
Leg 8: A Day in the South of Italy – Bari
Leg 9: An evening in the lovely Torino, Italy
Leg 10: A quick jaunt home, four hours, a shower, and a second suitcase to begin our family’s alternate Christmas.
Dreaming of a white Christmas!
Leg 11: Fort Lauderdale
Leg 12: The Cruise (The Review is posted, but the late David Foster Wallace said enough in his Harper’s Magazine Article: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again)
Leg 13: Orlando, Universal Cabana Bay Resort, Epcot Center, and Disney World
Leg 14: Pompano Beach
And, on the final day, Christmas morning, 2015 – Home!
*Hotels that I particularly loved will get hyperlinked, further reviews to come.