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Just need to share...

Please allow me to announce that I JUST BOUGHT OUR PLANE TICKETS FOR ENGLAND! This trip has been scheduled and cancelled so many times I have lost count. But this time we're going, thank the Lord! I just needed to share this momentous event with others who would "get it." Oh, and huge thank you to all of you who have taken your precious time to answer my questions (and those of others!). I have learned so much and your help has been invaluable.

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Enjoy the trip, and may this be just the first one.

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Kristen,, had to laugh when I saw your post,, not at you , with you, cause I wanted to post something similar a few days ago when I finally hit the "buy now" button on my flights for this summer( into Amsterdam and out of Paris 23 days later,, yippee) ,, I held back though.. but one does want to share it with someone, and its awkward with some friends and family. Either they can't afford travel and think you are gloating, or they can afford travel but see no value it going to "foreign " places and just think you are wasting your money to time.. So,, congratulations to you, its exciting to have it nailed down!

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Stephanie,, thank goodness you aren't listening to your coworkers jealous envious and scaredy cat meows... thousands of women travel solo and love it,, sure its nice to have a partner,, but sometimes its not, and who wants to put off a trip constantly.
While in London try the Fat Tire Bike tour, is easy as pie and fun and you will meet people to chat with , plus my nephew was only 18 when he went to London solo, he found friends to chat with at a hostel,, so explore those ideas for a bit of companionship without the ties of having to compromise what you want to do when you want to do it.

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Thanks, everyone! I knew you'd understand! Pat -- Enjoy your trip! Stephanie -- You go, Girl! Enjoy!

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pat
my issues is ever since i happened to mention my plan to travel to England by myself because i am tried of waiting from someone to go with me my co-workers have been trying to talk me out of it! but i am stubborn, i have been saving for this trip for over a year and already put in the time off request. Kristen- congrats have fun!!! i am heading that way in september

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You will have SO much fun, Kristen! I haven't read your previous posts, so I don't know your itinerary, but we went to London in 2009 and we are now planning a trip in September or October to go back and see more of England and Scotland. I'm still in the planning stages (husband puts that fun part on my shoulders!!) but hopefully by July or August we will have purchased our tickets also. London was a blast, so we are looking forward to seeing more this next time!

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Cindy -- The planning is one of my favorite parts! Enjoy your trip! Since you mentioned it, here's our itinerary: 22 - 25 May -- Edinburgh 25 - 1 June -- Cotswolds
1 - 7 June -- London Can't wait!

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Have a wonderful time. I will be going on my third trip to Britain May 23 and I couldn't have done any of them without the wonderful people on this website!

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That's great! I just started checking out this site for tips, and have gotten some great ones already. I just booked my last B&B for our trip in July, so I know exactly what you feel!

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We're going to Edinburgh this time also! We still can't decide which one to fly in and out of - Edinburgh or London. I would love to see the Cotswolds. Are you doing any driving?

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Congrats Kristen! I know what you mean about wanting to share your fantastic news - my husband and I love to travel and getting out and exploring the world it fantastic. So many of our friends and family get jealous that we get to take these trips, but living in Germany (with the Army) gives us an opportunity that we can afford by already living in Europe. I have been to London twice and loved everything about it! The people are so friendly, there is so much history and no language barrier! I can't even begin to pick a favorite place, just have fun in each moment you are there - those memories will last a life time! Have a wonderful and safe trip and looking forward to hearing about any helpful tips you've learned upon your return!

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More responses from you = more thanks from me! Cindy We'll have a car in the Cotswolds. We're actually picking it up in Edinburgh and driving down. I am now determined to get a picture standing next to Hadrian's Wall. Somewhere, some how, still working on those details. Patty Thank you for your service! My husband retired in 2010 after 20 years in the Army. Sadly, we were never stationed in Germany. Enjoy your time there! Such a beautiful country.

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Oh, that feeling when the air ticket is bought! It is as if that takes the trip from maybe to real. Have fun.