5 Weeks to the Flight

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Hello Everyone!

This is our first entry for our trip to Europe travel blog. Our goal with this travel blog is to let everyone know how we are doing and what we have been experiencing without calling or emailing individually. We are not planning on bringing a computer with us, so every minute of internet time will be paid for at internet cafes. We are also not planning on bringing cell phones, so this will be our main form of communication.

We are planning on a backpacking trip through Europe, starting July 24th and ending around Sept 16th. We are each bringing one backpack, and will have to carry everything that we need on our backs. We joined an international travel organization called "Servas" for this trip. This organization works to promote peace through a deeper understanding of other cultures. And to better understand other cultures, what better way than to go and live there? Servas connects travelers with families that are willing to host the traveler for two nights, and help the traveler explore their culture more personally. We are hoping to stay with Servas families about half the time of the trip.

Currently we are working on getting automatic bill-pay setup, coordinating care for our cats with our fantastic rooommate, Troy, and just getting our house prepared for a couple of months without us. We have bought our flights and are working on getting our rail passes and travel insurance. We are scheduling a hotel for the first few nights of our trip, just to get settled in after the long flight, but after that we are winging it.

Thanks for reading! Hopefully this will turn out to be a good way to communicate with our friends and family when we are gone. Let us know if there is anything that could make this more fun to read!

Jenni & Eli.

sylviandavid says:
Pack dangerously light and wear money belts and your trip should be wonderful! You might also check into couch surfers where you can spend the night free on someone's couch.... sylvia
Posted on: Jun 20, 2008
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