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.