As I was looking over the posts on The Blog for the past few months, I’ve noticed that almost all of them are thematic.  They have to do with travel recaps or running or Birchboxes or what we’ve had for dinner.

I think y’all know that those things are very obviously important to me (especially the travel-running-cooking), but I also think that if I’m focusing all of my energies on packaging up my life into “themes” then there is a lot that gets…lost in the shuffle.  I mean, yes, the person that you read about and the things that I am showing you?  Those are very very real.  This blog is an unedited version of the life I live.

So I guess, what I’m really saying is that once a week, I just want to create a space where I can chat.  With myself.  With you.

And because The Universe has a sense of irony, we’re workshopping travel today.  Because in case you have not noticed, this year it is unending.  Perpetual.  Constant.

Next weekend we are hopping on a plane for a 17 day-backpacking around the continent extravaganza.  We will be visiting Reykjavik, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Pamplona, Bilbao and Madrid.

The reason for all of this is that Marcus’ life dream is to join in the Encierro, or as well all know it, The Running of the Bulls.  We’ll be meeting up with a pair of friends in Pamplona for a few days in the middle of our trip to participate in the Festival of San Fermin and to run.  We can discuss the sensibilities of all of this later (answer: there are none).

In there here and now, I need your help with the following:

Uno: If you have been to any of these places before, what would you see/do and where would you eat?

Dos: If you have backpacked through Europe before, what would you pack?


7 responses to “Workshopping

  1. I can help with Prague! I’ll e-mail a list to you soon. Beka can probably throw in a few cents’ worth, too. Sounds like a great trip (except for the bulls part). Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  2. <— She has a super awesome blog with a super awesome post about Iceland. I hit her up for some info since we're headed there in October. I'm totally jealous about your 17 day trip backpacking extravaganza. Can't wait to read about it. 🙂

  3. this trip sounds amazing!
    i would recommend the gelato stand called U Prince Gelato – it is near the astronomical clock in the old town square. delicious and a half. In case it is helpful, this is a link to the posts i did about prague:

  4. Ooh I love work shopping! Please take me with you to Europe! My packing advice: a silk sleep sack. Light weight and small and you never know where you might need it.

  5. So excited for you! I could write you a book on this. And while I know a book is not what you want because you could go out and buy a guidebook, I will jot down some brief (however brief I can actually be) notes and get back to you.

    Where are you staying? Hostels? Hotels? with People?

  6. Have I mentioned my excitement for you and also my ferocious jealousy? Will email you re: Iceland, and maybe some on Madrid, tho my experience is limited to primarily that one hotel with the one ceiling, and Madrid has so much more to offer. Iceland, tho, I can give a LOT of feedback. Hot dogs! Fish! Apparently, Iceland has the world’s best hot dog? And the Blue Lagoon is not to be missed (they are also on twitter.)

  7. Wow! You two travel all over the world. That must be a fantastic feeling.

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