With all that's going on right now, I'm starting to get that itch I feel when I'm in one place for too long. Even though I'm crazy busy with work, I just want to do something different, which is why I ventured off on my own to begin with. We have a few things coming up but I've just today decided, "we" are planning a trip to Italy. (Shhhh...don't tell hubs, he doesn't know this yet, but he'll be thrilled) This will be our international trip of 2012, although we did go to the Dominican Republic for our Honeymoon, I'm convinced that it doesn't really count.
My genius idea: In October (low season), fly from LA to Rome and drive up to Florence to Venice. Fly out of Venice and come home eight days later. Easy right? Flights and hotel rates are much lower in that season and I used TripAdvisor to find a handful of really reasonable B+B's (my reasonable means between 50-110 euros/day) in each city we stay at and we'll rent a teeny tiny European car to drive in, woo!
So our travel itinerary for 2012:
January - Dominican Republic (The honeymoon)
April - New Orleans for Jazz Fest
August - Hawaii for the birth of our dear friend's baby and some relax time
October - Italy, from Rome ->Florence -> Venice
NYE - spend our anniversary at home (in LA) with Chaka and plan for 2013
That's a successful year if I ever saw one! Let's go! This itch is gettin' crazy.