Wednesday, August 29, 2012

27 by 27

By the time we leave Germany, I'll be 27 years old.  That seems so far away, but I know just how quickly time will fly by, especially in such a wonderful place as this!  I want to make the most of our time here, especially since we don't have children to make traveling I've created a list of goals I hope to accomplish before we move back to the States.

1.  Visit at least 20 of the 27 EU countries [6 countries already visited]
2.  Visit as many Locks of Love bridges as possible [Prague and Cologne complete] 
3.  Go on a Mediterranean cruise
4.  Bike through Amsterdam [travel companions refused to bike, but we did walk?]
5.  Climb the Eiffel Tower
6.  Sing "London Bridges" on the London Bridge
7.  Take a Rhine River tour
8.  Buy antiques in Brussels, Belgium
9.  Retrace the steps taken in The Da Vinci Code
10.  Attend [or crash] a castle wedding
11.  Visit the Berlin Wall
12.  Learn German
13.  Rent a cabin in the Swiss Alps
14.  Visit all the large Christmas Markets [Cologne=check]
15.  Enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich or Stuttgart [or both!]
16.  Tip-toe through the tulips in Amsterdam
17.  Go to the top of Europe [Jungfrau-Aletsch region]
18.  Eat Alsatian food
19.  Visit Normandy
20.  See a show at Moulin Rouge
21.  Stand in the center of Stonehenge and pretend I'm Merlin
22.  Drink beer in an Irish pub [while in Ireland, of course]
23.  Visit as many Roman ruins as possible
24.  Take revenge on the french fry stealing monkeys in Gibraltar [and by revenge, I mean make ridiculous faces at them and taunt them with the fact that I am not carrying any food this time]
25.  Take pictures at as many border crossings as possible
26.  Make an all-girls trip to the Canary Islands
27.  Host as many friends and family members as possible so they can enjoy Europe as well!

Additional items added April 9, 2013:
a. Visit Croatia
b. Take pictures of Cinque Terre
c. Try not to gawk while in the Red Light District, Amsterdam.

Anything you think I should add?!

Source: via Meagan on Pinterest
 Locks of Love bridge in Paris, France

Source: via A on Pinterest

Source: via Jess on Pinterest


  1. Love this list; I've been working on my own the past few weeks -- 30 before 30 -- I'm only 28 but at the rate I am going, I will be 30 by the time I finish and post my list. lol

  2. Hey! good luck with this!! i hope you manage them all and are able to share all these amazing adventures with us!! :D your list is amazing!

    Jen xxx

  3. Love this! If we ever end up in Europe, I may have to steal your list :)

  4. Ah, Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch, aber nicht sehr gut! umm.... Wie geht's du?

    haha....I probably butchered that. good luck with your list! :)

  5. those all sound like excellent ideas. Such a great opportunity for travel over there!

  6. I just thought of this, did you know that Julia Childs lived in Germany for awhile? She lived in Plittersdorf at 3 Steubenring according to her book, My Life In France. Later they moved to Oslo, Norway before returning to America.

    With all your adventures, you need to write a book filled with your beautiful photography and then I will read it and blog about it and live vicariously through your writing. :)

    OH, and I am curious, can you explain what in the world a locks of love bridge is?

  7. You MUST go to Salzburg, Austria and sing "The Hills Are Alive" on the cheesy-but-awesome Sound of Music tour. LOVED it!!!

  8. Such a great list, I hope you document most of this!! :)

  9. What an awesome list! I also hope you blog about all of this! :D


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