Anyway, I told you I had a secret. Maybe it isn't really a secret as much as it is a plan. Here it is:
I'm going on a trip!
Last spring I told the Stern German, who does not want to use his vacation time to travel... but to hunt, that if I found a reasonable airfare to somewhere that I would buy it. Where did I want to go? I almost didn't care. I just wanted something to look forward to and to plan. I love planning adventures.
Over the course of a couple of weeks I tracked different fares and eded up seeing a red hot deal from Chicago to Amsterdam. So, I bought it! The flight was close to $325. Then I bought a cheap round trip ticket from Minneapolis to Chicago a few weeks later.
I am going to Amster...DAM! I will also take the train to Paris and Brussels before flying back out of Amster...DAM!
Now I'm working out where I am staying... trying to keep this trip from being expensive. Thinking of staying in hostels and also using Couchsurfing and Airbnb.
If you have any advice for me, I'll take it. I'm packing lightly and heading out in October!