Travel Bug.

If you know the Gibsons—you know we like to travel. Though we don't get to do it as much as we'd like, we try and make a habit of saving money like fiends for one sizable trip every year or so. We went to California in 2011, for our first anniversary, Seattle in 2012, for our second. And now... in 2013... we're planning another big adventure. This time... we're going to...


We are so excited, we can't even contain ourselves. Last week, we bit the really difficult  bullet and snagged two plane tickets... we will fly into London on October 3rd, and out of Rome on October 24th.

Here's the thing. Patrick went to Germany, Switzerland and Italy a few years before we met. But I've NEVER been to Europe. My parents lived in Germany for four years before I was born. But I've NEVER. BEEN.

And that means I want to see just about everything. Which obviously, you can't do when your time (and funds) are hemmed in by... oh you know... reality. Plus, planning a trip can be pretty intimidating when you're looking at an entire continent.

So, I have two main questions:

1) What do we HAVE to see in England, France and Italy? 

2) What should we SKIP in England, France and Italy? 

All suggestions are welcome. I'll try to keep you updated as we make our plans!