Amsterdam | Girls in Europe

Welcome to the second part of my trip to Europe with my two best friends. Check out Part 1 in Paris if you haven’t already! We left off on the train to Amsterdam… Continue reading “Amsterdam | Girls in Europe”

Paris | Girls in Europe

I made it safely home from Europe and have finally recovered from the jet lag! This post is slightly delayed because the wifi at my house was down when I got home but it’s mostly delayed because I’ve been too tired to function.

Now that I’m rested and properly caffeinated, I think the best way to share this 12-day European vacation with you is to dedicate one post to each city we stayed in. If you’re interested in why I went to Europe and who I traveled with, check out my previous post that prefaces the trip. Stay tuned for the details about Amsterdam and Copenhagen, but for now…let’s jump into Paris! Continue reading “Paris | Girls in Europe”

Girls Trip to Europe Countdown: 10 Days

My two best friends and I are leaving for our European adventure in 10 days! If you’ve read any of my other posts you’ve heard mention of Sam and Lindsay.

Suitcasey Passport

A Brief History of the Casey, Lindsay and Sam Travels

As a trio, we have taken numerous road trips and gone on a cruise. Lindsay and I went to New Orleans together and Sam and I studied abroad in the United Kingdom. Also, we were all Michigan State cheerleaders and traveled together a few times as part of the team.

Why We’re Going to Europe

Well, our wanderlust has escalated, our big-girl jobs are starting to pay off and our trips have grown more and more adventurous. Lindsay has an amazing opportunity to attend a conference in Copenhagen, Denmark and all she had to do was ask to get Sam and I on board.

What Our Trip Looks Like Right Now

We decided to hit up a few places before Lindsay’s conference starts. Our decision making process went something like this: None of us have been to Paris. Let’s do it. Lindsay has a friend in Amsterdam. Perfect, it’s on our way. End up in Copenhagen for a few days and boom, trip planned.

At this point, we have all of our flights and hotels booked and an idea of some must-see things in each city but we are mostly going to wing it. We are all fond of walking and wandering and making memories out of being our awesome selves.

I’ll be away a total of 12 days, spending about 4 days in each city. I’m not looking forward to lugging around 12 days worth of clothes the entire time so I plan on packing light. And packing is the next thing on my to-do list.

Any suggestions for things we can’t miss in Paris, Amsterdam or Copenhagen?

UPDATE

Posts on Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen are now up!

European Family Vacation: Mishaps and Memories

Family vacations usually stop when the last kid leaves for college. It’s hard enough getting the family over for dinner, let alone overseas for two weeks. But that is what we were determined to do. To take some stress off of my parents, my brothers and I planned a European vacation, booked the flights and hotels and told my dad, “you’re going”.

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Impromptu Trip to New Orleans

In the first week of 2013, my good friend Lindsay and I spontaneously booked a flight to New Orleans. No specific reason really. Probably just our wanderlust flaring up. Neither of us had ever visited New Orleans before and it is known for it’s excellent dining and nightlife. So yea, why not?

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Wanderlust: How I Caught It

Wanderlust: the strong longing for or impulse toward wandering. Oh yes, I got me some of that going on.

What better way to kick-off this blog than by starting from the beginning. The turning point in my life that created the travel junkie that stands…well, sits…before you. Continue reading “Wanderlust: How I Caught It”