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Six weeks!

Six weeks from today, we leave for Italy and the Best of Venice, Florence and Rome tour.

But who's counting? ;-)

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Villages of South England - we leave four weeks from Thursday.

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I'm so disappointed. I thought this was going to be a topic about your six weeks in (name your favorite country, or two) and I wanted to here about it.

Please. No more misleading subject lines.

I can't take it.

:-)

Also, I leave for Spain exactly one month from YESTERDAY!

Yippee for all of us lucky enough to travel!

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54 more days for me til my Rhone river cruise, then followed by RS Barcelona/madrid tour.

count down begins....tick, tick, tick

Kim

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14 days for me. My first ever solo trip, Italy/Ireland. I'm excited, nervous, scared, confident one minute clueless the next. Prayers to everyone for a wonderful time on your adventures!!

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I'm so disappointed. I thought this was going to be a topic about your six weeks in (name your favorite country, or two) and I wanted to here about it.

Sorry, Becky. :-(

It won't be a six-week trip, but I'll try to pull a report together after we return.

Cin! Cin!

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14 days for me.... I'm excited, nervous, scared, confident one minute clueless the next

Highlanderct, believe me, we all feel that way!

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Seven weeks for us! Paris, then Loire to the South of France tour!

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I'm going on the Heart of Italy Tour this year. Can't wait! Volterra is on the list! After the tour ends I will take a train to Venice for 5 nights. Aren't we all lucky to be able to travel?

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23 days til I leave for a week + in Paris followed by a Road Scholar tour of Brittany and Normandy.

And yes, I would totally take a Rick Steves tour of this area if it included the Alignments at Carnac.

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71 days for us until we leave LAX for Copenhagen to start a 43-day trip. Everyday I'm doing something to prepare/plan. It's going to be a gas!

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In days from today, it's 42 for me; SFO to LHR; once there then it's 52 days.

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ARGGHH I have to wait until December!! But i am going to Paris for Christmas so it is totally worth the wait. I am thinking of getting out the suitcase right now. .

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Safe travels to everyone!
Business may take me to Germany in late September/early October. My wife may also have a business trip to London. We're trying to combine the two, with some vacation time before and after. We've got a bad case of the wanderlust. We finish paying our mortgage in August and might have to splurge by spending two months worth of payments we will no longer be making.

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60 days until our 16 nights in Belgium, Germany and a hop west into Alsace! I'm sure NONE of us have the countdown marked on the calendar. :)

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I'm jealous of those who are actually spending six weeks or more abroad. Someday!

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DougMac, congratulations. There is no feeling quite like having your mortgage paid off. And it's not just the extra cash, it's the feeling of security; no matter what happens, you will always have a place to live.

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@ Tim...Due family factors the trip's itinerary had to be changed but now I have four extra days, two of which I am spending in the Middle Rhine area, including Kaub am Rhein and maybe, Bacharach (depending on the time), the sites where the Prussians led by Blücher crossed the Rhine to invade France and strike at Napoleon. They lost to Napoleon at their first encounter, The Blücher Museum is in Kaub, the plaque (Gedenkstein) is in Bacharach.

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35 for me, then 3 weeks in Portugal, 3 weeks in Greece, with RS Tours the heart of my time in each country. Just scheduled my introductory "food tours" in Lisbon and Athens! Can't wait.

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It's 150 days for me! London, Normandy, then RS week in Paris, and RS Eastern France. I'm reading my RS France book for the second time and doing research online. Mostly I'm just living through all the scrapbooks of The 2016 tours. My short trip to look at wild flowers in Texas didn't help my jealousy of all you folks headed to Europe. Bon Voyage, y'all!

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It's 148 days for me before I go on the RS Heart of Ireland tour in 8 days and then spend a week in London.
But, lucky for me, I just returned from the RS 7 Days in Rome tour and then spent the weekend when the tour ended in Naples and toured Pompeii on Sunday. I flew home Tues, the day before these terrible storms that blew through the South. And, are now headed up the East Coast. I am still jet lagged :) but small price to pay for great memories.

Yes, I agree we are all fortunate that we can travel.

Judy B

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Judy B - Let me know how you like your Heart of Ireland tour. I am going next year 2018. I have already been on the 14 day Ireland (without husband), so next year going with Husband on the 8 day Heart of Ireland.

I had Rozanne Springer for y 14 day. She told me she sometimes does the 8 day. You love her, but I think all of RS Ireland tours guide are wonderful. I met them at the last January Reunion weekend.

Have fun

Kim

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Landed in Rome yesterday and getting over jet lag by walking all over. Leave for our RS Sicily tour on Saturday. So excited I packed my suitcase a week early this time. You will love Venice, Florence and Rome.

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Hooray for you, Patty! Have a great time. I'd like to do the Sicily tour someday, as well.

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Patty-

Hope you enjoy the Sicily tour. We were on that tour last April, and it was the best of all our RS tours. We also spent time in Rome before continuing on to Sicily.

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Just received the final tour package for the Village of South England tour leaving May 8th!

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54 days for us! :) BOE 21 first time to Europe. So excited.

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We're not going to Europe this year, but I LOVE seeing the excitement from those who are traveling abroad!! Keep it coming!
(next year it will be me being super excited as we're planning a month between Ireland and Scotland). I love that RS forum members share their plans and joy!!

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41 days until we leave for RS Best of England! Can't wait to get our itinerary!! It's getting close now!

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August 11 is hubby and my day! Fly to Berlin two days before a Land of Luther tour around different places in Germany to learn about Martin Luther and the Reformation which is 500 years old this year. Tour ends in Frankfurt and we go on our own to Munich, Vienna, and Budapest! Yay! For all of you RS travelers who are so informative and encouraging! This is our 10th European trip. Most have been self-guided and given us wonderful memories! Keep on travel'n! Thanks RS travelers and RS books too!

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Just love the enthusiasm from all those posting! We're staying in the US this year having just returned from a road trip to New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. The States have so much to offer! We are lucky to be able to experience its diverse cultures and sights. But we also love meeting people from across the globe and are looking forward to our third RS tour in spring of 2018! Travel is so rewarding and brings us all closer together. Thanks so much to RS, his guidebooks, and this forum of seasoned travelers for sharing their experiences, offering advice, and giving travelers the confidence to step out of their comfort zone and make wonderful memories!

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And now it's more like two weeks!

(And for me, not a tour, but wheels up in three days...)

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21 days for me and the start of the GAS tour. Cannot wait! Have a great time everyone and safe travels!

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And now, oh my, we leave one week from today. Why is it I still feel so unprepared for a trip I've been planning since last summer and have wanted to take for 50 years or more?

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Happy travels, Stoutfella! You will love Italy! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

38 days for us until we head out west to visit the Grand Herons, Yellowstone, Glacier and Alberta. So excited for some nature! Hopefully 12 months until we return to Europe!

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Two weeks from tomorrow, leave for London and a cruise around the British Isles. While everyone and his dog has been to Ireland, I haven't, so port calls in Cork and Dublin should be interesting.

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113 days til the Adriatic! Is that too far out to start counting?

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Barbara, it's never too early. 44 days for us!

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Two weeks for us, to Paris and the Loire!

I'm with you stoutfella - I've been planning for at least 6 months and we're finally in the home stretch! I always feel so rushed in the last week, but once I'm at the airport, it's all good!