As I just said to my friend in email, “This is really happening!” Because of some consulting work I’ve been doing that put a few extra bucks in my pocket, I had some vacation money to spend on a fall trip to Europe. I’ve paid for my Mediterannean cruise, and now my plane tickets to Barcelona are booked! All paid in cash – no credit! No turning back now.
Yes, yes, I’ve been to Europe many times yet it’s still so incredibly special when a trip is booked. I like to do them in advance so I can pay for the flight, hotels, etc off over time and have plenty of time to savor the “before a vacation” joy and excitement! I’m especially proud to be paying off the trip in full via cash, which wasn’t always the case with past vacations. Debt-free vacations from now on!
The best part of this trip is that I will be spending several days in Italy. Florence, Rome, and Naples are all part of the itinerary. Italy is my happy place. I feel at home there – I lived in Rome in 1996 & it’s never left my heart.
Here, here to relishing the longing for the trip!