Planning a trip to a new destination can be a daunting task, especially if you are heading to a place where you do not speak or read the language. Coming up with hotels, transportation, restaurants, and activities takes time, research, and patience which is not everyone’s cup of tea.
When I planned our trip to southern Germany, I skimmed online resources like TripAdvisor and Expedia, I checked out distances between locations with Google Maps, and more than anything else, I went to good old Barnes and Noble and bought and read through several travel guides – as in actual books….you know, those things made out of pieces of paper with words all over them.
Michael and I were able to dedicate a little over two weeks to this trip, and we explored Germany at a leisurely pace. We are past the point in life where we have to brave hostels and sacrifice dinner for a drink in the pub, so the hotels and restaurants we chose were of good quality and decent price – not the cheapest, but not the most expensive either.
Being a bit on the anal-retentive side, I create an actual travel itinerary for each trip, complete with researched and recommended activities for each day. Though we don’t always make it through all of the activities, we always have a blast and are willing to add some spontaneity in from time to time.
If you liked our adventures in Deuchland and want to follow a similar route, feel free to use our itinerary as a starting point. Enjoy!