Well guys, it turns out that being a full time college student, working ten hours a week, and running an Etsy shop takes up a lot of time. It also turns out that writing intelligent and interesting blog posts about Medieval and Ancient history is really hard. For instance, that post about the Vikings that I wrote? It took me over 6 hours to research and write... yeah, a lot longer than I expected, too.
If you stick around, you'll get to journey with me through the adventures of scheming for a two-month trip to Northern and Northwestern Europe, actually going there, and plenty of tidbits about Medieval history and arts along the way.
For starters, one of my secrets to travel planning so far is my travelling friend Lisa's blog, "The Traveling Mandolin," where she runs a series called "Travel Tip Tuesdays" - chock full of great advice on packing, planning, staying healthy, and much more while traveling. I'm also already loving Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2013, an excellent guide book for literally everything that every sort of traveler needs to know for an amazing trip to Europe.
If you have any tips or suggestions for my trip, please comment below!
Incidentally, I'm also running a giveaway for a tiny leather journal necklace on my Etsy shop's Facebook Page, and you can still enter, now through Tuesday, February 12, at midnight CST!