Vacation

Trip Planning

The countdown begins! In just over two months I’ll be returning from a trip to Croatia/Germany/TBD.

I found cheap tickets (we’re talking under $400) roundtrip from SFO–>DBV for either 8 days or 16 days. After some debate it was decided that 8 days is too short, so 16 days was the best option to create a full itinerary.  The website that I swear by to find cheap tickets is Secret Flying.com, this is only my first purchase, but we have friends on their 4th trip using this service.

At this moment, it looks like our flight change won’t allow us to experience Oktoberfest, but we may be able to catch the day after events. We’ll just have to return and see, drink, and eat Oktoberfest in full force at a later date. This allows us ample time to island hop around Croatia, visit a national park (like the image below), museums, and kayak around Dubrovinik.

Croatiaimg

We’re still in the early stages of planning and sourcing tips from friends and co-workers that have recently visited the country.

Help a girl out!

  • If you’ve recently spent time in Europe, what’s a must-do?
  • Are there any Fall activities to scope out in October?

One thought on “Trip Planning

  1. Michelle,

    A must is to go to Garmish-Partenkirchen, one of the most beautiful areas IN THE WORLD. Garmish-Partenkirchen is in Bavaria, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours south of Munich in the alps. There you will see the most beautiful mountain in the Bavarian Alps, the ZUGSPITZE. Take the cog train up to the top. You can take a cable car or ski lift as well, but nothing beats the cog train. It can be quite cold at the top. A Sausage/Brotchen and a Beer at the top can never be beat in your whole life.

    You aren’t missing anything missing the Oktoberfest. It is a mass of humanity, pick pockets, drunks, and overpriced beer and food. A better idea is to find a local town that has its own much smaller Fest. Every town has one around the same time as Munich.

    Trains are easy AND ON TIME. They are never LATE.

    Since taking in many refugees, probably more than they can handle, watch your step, and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

    The airports in Germany are quite safe. You will see armed guards and dogs everywhere. Security is tight.

    Do I sound like most parents? Probably. But Joan and I are world travelers and have lots of experience. We try to use common sense.

    You will enjoy your 16 days.

    Have fun.

    The 5 Ps “Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.

    Yours in travel,

    John Schindelar

    On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 9:47 AM, [With] Essence of Curry wrote:

    > Essence of Curry posted: “The countdown begins! In just over two months > I’ll be returning from a trip to Croatia/Germany/TBD. I found cheap tickets > (we’re talking under $400) roundtrip from SFO–>DBV for either 8 days or 16 > days. After some debate it was decided that 8 days is” >

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