Saturday, May 9, 2015

Day 2040 - European Summer Travel

Who wants to come to Europe with me?

Porto Venere on Cinque Terre Cruise (John Vernon) - from the Albatross Tours website
As I sit here in the pre-dawn wearing my flannies, Uggs, dressing gown and cuddling a cup of warm tea, I find myself dreaming of warmer pastures.


There’s Queensland of course.  I could always jump on a flight and head north.  Been there, done that.  I need something different.

There’s also the wonders (and the friendships) of the USA.   I've got another scoping trip to Vegas for the Licensing Expo happening really soon which is sure to warm my bones. Again, been there, done that. 

I know, I know. I’m being a princess.

It’s just that the older I get the more I find myself dreaming of a European getaway.  You’ll recall me dreaming ofthe Greek Islands earlier this year .

As my fibro body reacts to the cool Canberra Autumn, I dream of a European summer.

It seems I am all alone with this dream.  The Husb just doesn’t have Europe on his radar. 

Shame. 

Looks like when I’m rich and famous I’ll just have to take that trip without him.

So while I’m not seriously looking to fly the coop just yet, I am starting to scan the interwebs for what a European summer might look like.

As luck would have it the lovely people from Albatross Tours contacted me to chat about a Deep Fried Albatross connection.  They wondered if I might like to scan their site for all things European.  Sure! I can do that …

It turns out they’ve been conducting tours through Europe for over 20 years! I’d say that makes them fairly knowledgeable then.

So during my virtual tour of Europe (wearing my flannies, Uggs, dressing gown and still cuddling that cup of tea) I have just spent 18 days touring the Italian lakes district, spent time in an Italian castle, wandered around Tuscany and been on the Amalfi Coast.

I’ve also spent 14 days in regional France at medieval villages, sleepy chateaux, lovely green vineyards and eating baguettes filled with ripe cheese and pate.

Then of course there’s mangifico Spain and Portugal.  Not to mention Croatia and Gallipoli.  Of course I’d better pop into England and visit the Queen.  Plus even though I’m escaping winter, I’d better check out some snow-capped peaks in Switzerland.

What do you think?  This European Summer thing looks like something for the bucket list for sure!

The great thing about doing it with someone like Albatross is that it’s all done for you.  They organise the accommodation, flights, itineraries, sights and the money you pay is all inclusive.  It also includes any tips! PLUS you’re with a small group (maximum group size is 28 people) so you get to make new friends and hang out with other cool peeps. 

To find out more about Albatross head on over to www.albatrosstours.com.au and take a virtual tour.   

It’s free to dream … and you can wear your slippers …





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7 comments :

  1. I dream all of the time, when Sash & Belle makes me rich I will be holidaying on a yacht in the south of France for 3 months of the year! You can come with me

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  2. I dream all of the time, when Sash & Belle makes me rich I will be holidaying on a yacht in the south of France for 3 months of the year! You can come with me

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    1. That sounds awesome! I'll come with you. Coz I'll be rich too and we can be rich together ...

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  3. Perfect Wanderlust fuel. I cannot believe your hubby doesn't feel the European pull?!
    Thanks for joining in #wednesdaywanderlust

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  4. I really want to put travel on the agenda next year but work deadlines and finances have other ideas not to mention our girls doing the HSC.

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  5. I really want to put travel on the agenda next year but work deadlines and finances have other ideas not to mention our girls doing the HSC.

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  6. Yep I am fleeing the Aussie Winter and heading for a USA summer in 8 days!! woot woot! (sorry...(not sorry)) hehe

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