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Exploring life experiences at home and beyond – Destination Happiness

È molto eccitata


I have been absent from my blog this last week. My head (and every spare second of my time) has been filled with planning my family’s trip to Italy, a hop into Germany and a wander around Austria.

italyI am following Trip Advisor closely.  I read the reports, interpreting the comments to the best I can, to make (hopefully) good judgments about places that will suit my trip. Reading so many of the comments made me a little sad about the mindset of some travelers. Too often they comment on hotel features based on their own country’s style.  Traveling should widen the experiences not be mirror images of what you have at home. If that were the case surely it would be easier to stay home and save all that saved cash for something else.

So far I have booked the accommodation in Italy. Today I’ve started researching ‘Must Do’ activities and the ‘rip your hair out’ job of finding the most suitable transport to get around.



Having said all that I must admit I actually enjoy the preparation of a trip. I’ve been impressed with prompt replies to emails from businesses. I have spent literally days sifting through information but I think I have selected places that will suit us well. I did drag out the process in Venice to find a reasonable price rate and a canal view. Can’t wait to open those shutter and call out Ciao to those walking past along the canal pathway.


But with all this planning and 92 days until we leave I realised one most important thing I hadn’t organised… a passport!  A kind of MAJOR thing!!!! Lodging that this week then it will be all systems go.

Tell me about your experiences of Italy, Germany and Austria please. I need all the advice I can get. Perhaps you know some of the more unique ‘off the main track’ attractions to see.

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

7 thoughts on “È molto eccitata

  1. Oh my god!!!! Lucky you! Soo soooo lucky you!!!!!!!

  2. Lucky you. We decided to put our Europe or U.S. trip on the back burner for a bit but we are considering New Zealand in September. Well it’s either NZ, WA or up the centre. I keep telling the family they need to make up their minds because we need passports for NZ… lol
    Can’t wait to see your photos. 🙂

  3. I am a great fan of travelling in trains and i have done so easily in Italy, Austria and Germany. There is none of the hassle of security and airports, stations are generally in or near centre of cities and have seen some terrific sights along the way such as the River Elbe on the train line from Prague to Dresden. I love the website http://www.maninseat61 which has great information and helpful tips as well as links to all rail networks and how to book.
    I booked all my journeys in Germany from Australia over the internet and early booking comes up with cheaper prices.
    I could keep going but that is enough.

    Enjoy the planning which is exhausting.

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