Travel: Europe (!!!)

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London, England: Westminster Abbey

What a trip! We are back from our two week European adventure. Let’s just say… it was nothing short of amazing. We truly had a trip of a lifetime and are so incredibly thankful that we were able to have this experience. This post is a high level recap and introduction to all of the other content that I will share in the coming months in regard to our trip!

Two of the most common questions I got when I told people the trip we were going on were 1) Did you work with a travel agent? and 2) Are you going with a tour? The answer to both of those questions was no. My husband, Troy actually planned every single detail of our trip! He loves planning travel and this was a really big goal for him to accomplish. I must say, I was very impressed with the trip he planned for us; #rufenerworldtravel for the win πŸ˜‰

While we were in Europe, we visited 5 countries and 10 cities! People told us we were crazy for doing this but honestly, it worked out really well and I wouldn’t change a thing. It fit perfectly with the type of trip we wanted to go on. With that said, we are pretty fast-paced people and wanted to see a lot of places. It’s not for everyone but we loved it!

We visited the following cities and countries: London, England, Stuttgart, Germany, Munich, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland, Lucerne, Switzerland,Β Geneva, Switzerland, Venice, Italy, Florence, Italy, Rome, Italy, Paris, France. You can expect blog posts coming soon about each country!

We had 3 connecting flights on our way over to Europe and were worried about losing our luggage. Due to the number of places we were traveling while we were over there, losing our luggage was a not a risk we were willing to take. So, we only took carry on luggage and it was the best decision that we made! I will have a few posts coming soon about what I packed. I’ll let you know what I wore a ton and what I could have gone without. Also, IΒ had Troy take quite a few outfit photos while we were out and about so you can see how I styled a lot of the items that I packed.

Our longest flight was 7 1/2 hours and between eating, sleeping and watching a few movies, the flight went by pretty quickly. I’m compiling all of my travel / flight essentials and will share that post with you soon, as well!

I’m really excited to share this content with all of you! It’s so fun having a place to share it and it means so much to me that all of you take the time to read it! Xoxo



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