Melinda's Spring Tour Israel/Europe 2012 Summary

I can't even believe I made it home in one piece, no missing bags, and next to no travel snags along the way.  Thank you all so much for following along on my crazy journey.  I appreciate that you took time to see what I was up to and learn a little about the food, cultures and history along the way.

Let's see how the numbers add up

Total days away from home: 37
Total number of flights: 15
Total number of airlines: 7
Total number of layovers without leaving the airport: 8
Number of hotels: 18
Number of countries with time spent there, including layovers: 7
Number of cities visited total, including just for sightseeing: 24
Number of cities with nights spent there: 9
Number of trains: 2
Number of boat rides: 1
Number of cancelled/delayed flights: 1
Number of lost items: 1
Number of Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts purchased: 2
Number of group trips: 2
Number of private/semiprivate guided tours: 4
Number of conferences attended: 1
Number of museums visited: 9
Number of times in the water: 3
Number of weddings attended: 1
Number of churches/cathedrals visited inside: 5
Number of synagogues visited inside: 2
Number of magnets purchased: 8
Number of bottles of wine/liquor brought home: 4
Number of amusement parks visited: 1
Number of  live entertainment shows: 2

Well, I think that sums it up pretty well.  That was certainly an adventure for me.  Can you believe out of all that travel there was only 1 cancelled flight?  I spent months and months planning, and I am really impressed that all in all everything went according to plan.  I am now back to my usual routine, but if all goes as planned, Ryan and I have a little trip planned in the near future.  More on that too come.

Thanks again, and I hope I didn't bore you too much with all my travel posts.  Sooner or later I will get back to more nutrition focused posts, but there are plenty of excellent dietitians out there writing on the topic, so as long as I have something different to offer, I think I will write about that.

QUESTIONS:  Do you plan your trips in advance or are you more of a last minute/see how it goes kind of person?  What is the most extensive trip planning you have have done?  What are your tips for travel and helping things go smoothly?  


Kristen (swanky dietitian) said...

Loved this post!!!
Only 1 lost item. That's not bad. I hope it wasn't anything too valuable.

Odessa Kammel said...

Whoa! You sure had a great time in travelling around Europe, Melinda! Europe is known to be one of the best travel destinations in the world. And you’re one lucky gal for having been there for almost a month. Anyway, planning trips in advance allows you to plan it well –from your itinerary down to your budget. Moreover, it allows you to adjust your schedule especially if you and your family are working.

Post a Comment