I'm so excited because the Hubs and I are going to Switzerland tomorrow. We've been planning this trip for a very long time and I can't believe the time is finally here.
We picked Switzerland because it seemed to have a nice combination of beautiful cities and amazing scenery. We like taking our time and really exploring one country versus rushing around between a bunch of different places. Switzerland also seems like a relatively safe place in Europe with everything going on over there. Also, everyone we know who's been raved about it.
As much as I like to travel, I'm a terrible (seriously terrible) packer and am going to be spending the day trying to whittle down what I'm bringing to a reasonable amount. We'll never be the kind of people of can travel for weeks in one tiny carry on, but I am really trying to keep it to just one bag this time around. Any one have any tips?
I've been to some spectacular places in the past few years, but this is my first trip to Europe since our epic Italy adventure nearly four years ago. Here we are in Tuscany....
The blog was just a baby back then. 🙂
My itinerary for the trip will take us from Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Berner Oberland, Zermatt, Lausanne and Geneva. My plan is to do a mix of city stuff and outdoorsy stuff in the mountains. I'm hoping to share some of the adventures via Instagram and Instagram Stories during the trip, but may also take some days here and there to just decompress and take a break from the internet. I will take photos and share the entire trip when I return though.
If anyone has been I'd love to hear your must-dos and tips.
For those of you who are curious, Rhett is in very good care. He's actually rallied this week and yesterday the vet told me she thinks he will be ok for a bit longer. She said since he didn't immediately crash again, it's a good sign! I'm heartbroken that this trip was not movable.
The blog will be publishing as normal until we get back with tasty new recipes, motivating fitness ideas and some fresh fashion inspiration. So make sure to check back daily.
Have a blessed weekend everyone and wish me luck sleeping on the plane!
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Love all your pictures, I can't wait till we can go! Hoping everything will work out & we can go next year. What month did you go? Did you have good weather during your stay?
Hi Tina! We went in late May to early June. It started off cooler in Lucerne with a light jacket but had summer clothes by the end of the trip in Laussane!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
I've never been to Switzerland, but it sounds wonderful there. Have a great trip!
I have never been to Europe but if I go, Switzerland is definitely on my bucket list! Hope you have so much fun!
Switzerland!! I got to visit for about a day back when I was 12-13-ish but that's definitely a country I'd love to go back to again someday. It was so, so gorgeous there! I hope you have a fun and safe trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!
Switzerland is AWESOME. The mountains are just so gorgeous, and I wish I could live there (except it's so expensive.) I hope you have a truly rich time seeing the beautiful sites, the old buildings, and such. For me it was so cool going to a place where so much Reformation history is stored up.
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
Have a fantastic trip! Looking forward to some beautiful pictures.
I never pack the right things! I've never been to Switzerland, yet. haha. Have a wonderful time! My husband and I will be returning to the US for our family summer vacay on Cape Cod. Two weeks with the kids is our favorite trip of the year!
Have fun Julie! I'm heading to Stockholm and Amsterdam soon too! So happy that Rhett is doing better!
Kimberly Hatting says
I'm a blatant over-packer. And I seldom can sleep on a plane (unless it's the return trip and I've spent all day in the airport due to a flight delay). Have fun!
Lisa Ballantyne says
Just like you Julie, I'm the world's worst at packing! My mother, God rest her precious soul, could pack 3 times the amount of necessities in a single suitcase, than I could properly manage to messily cram into multiple ones!
BTW, I had to smile when I saw your reference to Geneva; that was Mama's name and I would always tease her when we would be watching the news and something were broadcast referring to the place: "Mama's in the news again!"
I wish you and your husband an amazing vacation! Will be looking forward to pictures and accounts of your trip when you return to the States!
heather @Lunging Through Life says
Go Rhett!! And have so much fun. Can't wait to hear about it!!
Blane Sherer says
You are certainly the frequent traveler !
Hope you have a Great Trip !
Glad Rhett is doing better.
Have a fantastic trip! I am a master at packing after being a flight attendant for many years. I can go a while week with just a carry on. Good luck! Shoes are always a pain to pack so where your sneakers while you fly, one less thing to pack!
Susie @ Suzlyfe says
I love Europe. Just love it. I don't know when I'll get to go again, but I hope it isn't as many years as Alex is predicting! have an incredible trip!
Mary Beth Jackson says
No big summer trip planned- I am just waiting on this grand baby! Have fun in Switzerland! Sounds like an amazing time and I can't wait to hear all about it when you return! For me the hard part of packing is the shoes, I try to limit to 2 pairs 🙂 it is tough! Good luck! and safe travels!
Oh wow....have a wonderful, restful, fun time on your trip, Julie!! That is good news about Rhett. I've never been to Europe, but with the travel I do in the US, I am definitely an over packer! Trying to do better, but it's hard, isn't it?! Prayers for a safe and wonderful trip for you both.
So excited to hear about your trip when you return! I'm totally an overpacker. I've gotten better (especially since traveling with kids.) I just ordered packing cubes, and hope to use them a few times this summer when we travel! Maybe it'll help me reign things in?
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I do love Swtizerland it's such a pretty country to visit. One of my fave places in Lake Lugano right on the border w Italy. You can lunch in Switzerland and dinner in Italy can't beat that. Have a great trip
Dan Steadman says
looks like a ton of fun! Only thing on the docket is the oldest child is going on a mission trip in Virginia, me and him are going away for a weekend sometime, and late August we are going to Oconee State Park for the Eclipse....tend to over pack and plan for the 'what ifs'....there's a story behind that