I could barely contain my excitement as I was about take my first ever river cruise. We would be traveling down the famous Danube River on Viking River Cruise from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. It was the first week of December and we would be visiting Christmas markets in each of the cities we stopped in. My best friend (and frequent travel partner) Lucille, was coming along and she was equally excited. I was already packed weeks in advance knowing the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays would be pulling me in a million different directions prior to my departure.
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Whenever I get ready for a MidLife Road Trip, I have a million and one things to do. One of the most important is to make sure my husband has everything he needs until I return. He works hard and has long days and always looks forward to coming home to dinner. So before I head out on the road, I make sure to stock the refrigerator with some of his favorite dishes. When we […]
Route Planning has proven to be fun and challenging. The challenging part has been figuring out things like which border crossings foreigners are allowed to enter and which roads to take in the areas uncharted by Google Maps. The fun part has been anticipating the things we’ll do and see along the way Over the next few weeks leading up to the Mongol Rally, my teammate, Dave Bouskill of thePlanetD.com, and I will be describing […]