Friday, January 2, 2009

The Loose Itinerary

So many people have inquired as to where I will be when they are told I will be traveling in Europe.  For a while, there wasn't even a tentative plan.  All I knew was that I would be flying into London with little planned past that point.  This seems a frightening idea for most, including myself.  While there is the possibility for a great amount of excitement, it's scary to not have things planned.  I think it is human nature to at least have some sort of plan, that way there is less room for the unknown to creep in and cause potential damage.

Just so you all know, here is what I have planned so far.  It is likely I won't know any more until I actually get there.

I fly out of the U.S. Monday January 19th 2009 and arrive in London, England Tuesday, January 20th 2009 (To make all aware, I will be traveling 8 hours forward in time).  I will spend those next 10 days in London.  

After that on Friday, January 30th 2009, I will move onto Torrino, Italy (Northern Italy area)where I will join Lauren to celebrate our 20th birthday's, which will be the following day, Saturday, January 31st.  I am unsure as to how long I will be in Italy.  I will likely be there anywhere from 1-2 weeks, however if I feel the need to move on any sooner or later, I will do so.

Eventually I will end up in Northern Ireland area where I will be staying with an old family friend for a while.  Again, I could be there anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.  It just depends on what happens.

The joy of being on such a trip alone is the flexibility of coming and going however you feel would be best for yourself.  Considering that is the goal of the journey, I find the great amount of loose planning to be welcoming instead of frightening.  There are times with I wish real life could be this way.


  1. This is a help to know about your trip. It will be fun hear the reports as you travel.
    Blessings as you finish your plans.

  2. Warren and I have been to India twice and once to five of the Scandinavian countries. When we go, we always have some vague idea of where and when and who. However, there is always room to change the "schedule." Sounds you are traveling along those same lines. Enjoy! The Spirit blows where it wills. Sometimes you aren't too sure where it is going. You are in our prayers and we look forward to hearing about your trip.


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