Saturday, August 11, 2012


Image from TripAdvisor
G and I are trying to plan for a trip to Paris sometime in the late summer/early fall next year.  This may or may not include a trip to the south of France.  While discussing it tonight, I said, "Oh, and we want to go to Prague at some point."  So I start looking for hotels and how much flight are and we're having this conversation about possibly going sometime this fall/winter.  For reals.  Because turns out it's a hell of a lot more affordable than one might think.

G and I didn't travel one lick together while living in England.  Because of his schedule and lack of planning skills I've never even been to Scotland or Ireland (both which I desperately want to see).  And Paris?  Sadly it's been 10 years since I was there.  I got lucky and thanks to a friend's trip and a whole slew of twists I did take a cruise around the Mediterranean a few years ago. 

We talk about traveling, the places we'd love to see, but we both tend to hem and haw and put things off and it drives me nuts!  I want to see the world, and I don't want a bunch of "I wish I had done"s when I die. 

So, hopefully we'll be on our way to Prague sometime in the next 6 months.  Then Paris next fall.  And we're considering a stay in Germany sometime in the next year and a half at a mountain resort.  To prepare for Prague I'm going to break out my Kaffeehaus cookbook! 

Have you ever been to the Czech Republic?  Or is anyone as interested in these desserts as I am?


  1. I'm so excited for you! I would love to visit Prague and Paris myself!

  2. Did you see this?

    I did and thought of you. It's one of today's "lovely links" from the blog {this is glamorous} about Prague.

  3. Gosh, I've always wanted to go to Prague. The best advice I can give you is to cost-out the trip and set aside money in your monthly budget for it.

    At the beginning of each year, when we update our annual spending and savings plans, we decide what we'd like to do for vacation. We spend a week researching costs, tally the number, and decide if it fits within our plans. If yes, we save for it each month. If not, we decide if we need to save for it longer or if we need to change plans. It's just math.

    We also have a list of place we really, really want to visit. When travel deals surface, we check those deals against the list and ask, "Would you rather put off the original trip for a deal to a different place, or do you say no and continue to focus savings on the original goal." This is a question we apply to just about everything, and it has served us well!

  4. I think I'm going to be in Paris Fall 2013. If our trips coincide, maybe we can get together for a little cafe time or girl shopping?? :)