Our European Adventure Takes Flight

Dek, Ty and I are embarking on an adventure through Europe I never would have thought I would do 4 years ago when I was pregnant with Dek. Being a mom has opened my eyes to all of the possibilities out there when it comes to not only raising kids, but seeing the world as well.

I am excited to start this extended journey and explore new parts of the continent. I have been joking for months with my friends that this is my version of backpacking in Europe since I never got to do it in college.

But what is on the agenda you ask?

Well I’ve been hinting about it a lot on my Facebook page, which if you aren’t following our journey there then you have missed out on a lot of great stuff.

Here is a taste of where we will be headed: 

  • Bern, Switzerland
  • Northeast Italy with side trips to San Marino and Tuscany plus weekend road trip into Slovenia and Croatia
  • Western Sicily with a possible trek over to Mount Etna
  • London, England

What will we be doing?

  • Eating…. A lot!
  • Viewing the tile mosaics on the floor of the Duomo in Siena (only uncovered until October 24th!)
  • Checking out Lake Bled in Slovenia
  • Dipping our toes in the Mediterranean
  • Sampling a few local wines
  • Braving the roads of Sicily in a rental car
  • Riding an iconic London double-decker bus if Dek can convince us to take the plunge (oh if only it was the purple night bus!)

I will be posting quite a bit on Facebook while we wonder so I can concentrate on the experience of travel. Have no fear; I’ll still post weekly “postcards” from our stops along the way.

In the meantime, I have a bunch of great content scheduled for you all as well as a few guest posts that are going to blow your socks off.

So away we go. We will miss Mike a lot, but regular Skype dates will help a little. Wish us luck and see you all on the other side of the pond!

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walking on travels: keep traveling, keep moving forward;
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written by Keryn Means

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8 comments

  1. Have a great time and keep posting those food pics!!

  2. Wow, you are alone with the two of them!? You really are a super-duper traveling mom! Have fun, I look forward to hearing about your adventures!

  3. Driving in southern Italy is brave. When I asked my tour guide in Bologna for tips about driving in Italy he said to stay north of Rome! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you and I’m looking forward to reading about your adventure!

  4. Good luck. This sounds like a real adventure with two young kids. I think the hardest part is getting enough sleep when you travel like this.

  5. You are certainly walking the talk, traveling with two young’uns without the hubby for such an ambitious stretch of time. I bet it will be amazing! Can’t wait to see your gorgeous photos.

  6. I love the photo of the kids on the plane :-) Excited to follow your adventures!! Hope you enjoyed the rain and fog in Switz today…I think even that is beautiful :-)

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