Confession: since returning to the States last December, I've been a bad blogger. There were job interviews and moving and settling in to the new job and the new place. There were copious amounts of laziness and television-watching (looking at you Leftovers and The Sopranos). I've had 'wrap up 2016 travel entries' on my to do list literally the entire year. And it's June.
While I was living in Germany, I visited dozens of cities in multiple countries. I got to see places I never thought would exist, for me, outside of books and movies. It was an incredible opportunity and I would love to share it, to write it down for fellow travelers. And so I can remember it. Some quick math tells me I only wrote about a third of the places I visited. Missing are incredible cities like Munich and Prague, unforgettable places like Neuschwanstein Castle and Dachau Concentration Camp. Hell, I've got entire countries I visited with nary a blog entry - Italy and Greece and Czech Republic and Switzerland and Belgium. It's embarrassing, to be honest. I had an incredible time living in Germany, one I hope I can repeat in the not-too-distance future. But first I have to really unpack the time I had there.
In addition to the fact we're already halfway through the year, the other impetus came from a friend of a friend's blog. She travels around the United States for work and has recently started something called Travel Tuesdays, where she offers insights into her business tourist pass around the country. So, I'm gonna borrow that, thanks, and start my own Travel Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, I'll add an entry on one of the incredible places I've gotten to visit around Europe. This gives me a deadline and a more manageable activity than just 'finish this list of entries ASAP.' For future me to reminisce, for travelers planning their own time in Europe, or people who like not great pictures of beautiful places, Travel Tuesdays will kick off this week, with the first post going up June 13th. And how knows, maybe by the time I've wrapped up my European adventure, I can finally find some places around New England to share as well.