Living in Tampa, FL makes it difficult to get excited about Fall. Aside from the fact that the sweltering heat lessons from 95+ degrees during the day to a cool 85+ degrees, nothing usually changes. This year, however, things are going to be different. Despite the fact that this change of season is wasted on Florida, this October is going to be an exciting month.
Two important things are about to change!
Not only am I turning 30 years old, but I am also about to cross another item off of my bucket list. Look out Chevy Chase, this is going to be an overseas excursion that is sure to rival even the biggest of Wally World adventures.... I am about to make my first trip to Europe. Life as I know it will never be the same.
Planning out this trip was a difficult task. I want to see as much as possible without feeling rushed. That's why I decided to focus my visit to the following three places:
What better place for a Wine Whore than this Dutch city of canals. Home to legal prostitution and marijuana, Amsterdam is sure to be a great start to my trip. Hopefully the space cakes and purple haze fades in time for me to catch the train to the next stop on my tour.
Home to crepes, the Eiffel Tower, and excellent WINE!!! I'll be soaking in all of the sights and sounds of this Parisian paradise as I sip away on some of the finest vino in the world. This may be the city of romance but there is only one place fit to be called my one true love...
How could I call myself a wine lover without stopping in the infamous red wine region of Bordeaux? I'll be taking a guided tour of some of the best estates this region has to offer. Tomorrow, I'll post the full tour schedule including exactly which estates I'll be visiting. Stay tuned!
Like all things in life, there is some bad news. While I am away, I won't have access to all of my usual communication channels such as Facebook, twitter, email, etc. I'll make sure to respond to any emails, birthday wishes, or other notes as soon as I get back to the States. Now for the good news... while I am away, I will have my new HD Flip video camera on me at all times. Now I'll be able to share my overseas affair with you while I am gone.
While I am away, be sure to check back daily for pics, videos, and other fun snippets from my trip. I can't wait for my vacation to begin!!!
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