So, it’s 2019 and from the cozy, comforting warmth of our living room overlooking the Swiss Alps, Chad and I have yet again been planning.
Where will we go this year? What do we need to accomplish? Will we apply for residency and settle into a European base?
These are the questions we’re working on. And we have a tentative set of answers. But we also need some suggestions. For where to base in Ireland and what to see in Georgia and whatever else you guys might recommend.
So, without further ado, here’s our ghost of a plan. If you have suggestions for any of these places, please leave a comment!
Late Winter: Tbilisi, Georgia
For work, Chad needs to head to Georgia for a bit, so that’s our next destination.
We’re not sure how long we’ll be there, but I’d love suggestions for must-sees (and must-eats) in Tbilisi and nearby!
Spring: Split, Croatia
Depending on how we like Georgia and how long Chad ends up needing to be there for work, our next stop may be Split, Croatia. I spent a month there several years ago and loved it for its cute offshore islands, huge fresh market, amazing views, very nice people, and adorable old town.
Spring: Erfurt, Germany
The exact dates and our exact location are up in the air on this one. Chad will need to be in a nearby town for a big client launch sometime in the spring, but we’re still waiting for the client to confirm dates and we’re still not sure where we should base.
If any of you know the general area, please let me know! I’d love to know where you’d base if you were in our shoes.
We need to stay out of the schengen zone for at least part of the summer in order to come back in and vacation in the fall. And the place that sounds most lovely for a summer-long trip? Ireland.
We haven’t picked a base city (or two or three) yet and I’d love to know your suggestions. We’d love to find something close to incredible nature for me and with a good co-working space and perhaps tech community for Chad. Suggestions?
September: Fast-Travel Vacation!
Much of this year’s planning centers around our September vacation. We haven’t decided on location yet, but we do know it’ll be an active trip of some sort. Either we’ll cycle across a region or country, walk a long-distance walking path, or fast-travel by train and walk/cycle in each short-term base.
This winter, Chad fell in love with Switzerland and I fell back in love with it, so chances are we’re headed back this way after vacation late in the year. We haven’t decided which town yet, so if you have suggestions, toss them our way! Should we spend some more time in Lucerne or Interlaken? Are the French cantons calling our name? Where would you base if you were heading to Switzerland in the fall/winter?
So, suggestions? Where in Ireland should we base? What should we do in Tbilisi? Are there any particularly charming spots near Erfurt, Germany? And calling all foodies – give me your snootiest food recommendations in each of those places, please! Would love any suggestions you might have.