This April, my parents and I are flying to London for their very first trip overseas, and my first trip to Europe. We got a spectacular deal on plane tickets, but everything else is up in the air. And since you ladies were so incredibly helpful before my Cuba trip, I thought this was the perfect way to start the in-depth planning.
We’re traveling in early April, so I know it will be rainy and chilly. What would you pack?
I would like to stay in Mayfair or Kensington so that we’re close to many of the attractions we want to see. Do you have favorite neighborhoods, hotels/airbnbs, restaurants?
We have seven days in London, so we’re considering taking two days to travel somewhere else. I wanted to go to Normandy to see the D-Day beaches, but it’s difficult to get there from London. We’re considering Paris, but that seems to be a destination that needs more than a few days. So now, we’re talking about taking a flight to Barcelona or traveling to Scotland or Ireland. Have any of you ladies combined trips before or been to these destinations?
Also, you ladies had the best tips before Cuba. Things that weren’t even in the professional guidebooks, you knew about it. You were basically lifesavers. So what do I need to know about Europe?
I’m sure most of you, if you’re anything like my girlfriends back in D.C., have been to London. So I’m excited to hear your thoughts. And I’m sure my Mother, who is nervous about what and how much to pack will appreciate it, too. I can’t wait to read your comments.
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