Thanks so much for the input for my second Europe trip. I did my previous trip accounting, and found I spent a lot of money (several hundred dollars) on travel to and from France and Italy. While I wouldn't trade the experience in the world, I think for this coming trip, I could spend that money on experiences in one country rather than on travel.
SO, here is your challenge. Design me a 17-day itinerary in any one European country. France and Italy included if you want, but I would prefer Spain and Germany. 17 days and nights.
Thanks again. Your advice is invaluable