* Subject to change
Italy - October 1, 2018 to December 1, 2018
October 1 to November 15: Rome, Italy - We booked three one way tickets from San Francisco, CA to Rome, Italy. Laura was the American University of Rome's first Social Entrepreneur in Residence and taught social entrepreneurship in their Honors Program during the month of October.
November 13-26: Emilia-Romagna, Italy - We took the train from Rome to Bologna for two nights, then on to an agriturismo outside Modena for four nights. From there we spent a week in Parma.
November 26 to December 2: Northern Italy - We are splitting this time between Milan (in Lombardy) and Genoa (in Liguria).
Northern Europe - December 2 to December 26, 2018
December 2-18: Amsterdam, The Netherlands - We spent 2.5 weeks in Amsterdam, the last stretch with my (Laura's) brother and his girlfriend, who joined us through Christmas.
December 18-22: Belgium - We spent two nights in Bruges and two nights in Antwerp while the Christmas markets were at full throttle.
December 22-27: Paris, France - We spent Christmas in Paris with Laura's family and some family friends.
The UK - December 27, 2018 to January 31, 2019
December 27-28: London, England - Quick stop in London to catch the sleeper train to Skye.
December 29, 2018 to January 13, 2019: Isle of Skye, Scotland - We spent two weeks in the Scottish Highlands, on the Isle of Skye, near Isleornay, at the house of some dear friends, first with them and then on our own.
January 14-21: Edinburgh, Scotland - A week in Edinburgh.
January 22-31: London, England - A bit over a week in London, seeing friends and prepping for Morocco.
Morocco - February 1, 2019 to April 6, 2019
February 1 to March 31: Marrakech + trips - We spent two months based in Marrakech in two different riads in the medina. During this time we did overnight trips to Fes, Imlil, and Essaouira and had both friends and family (Laura's and Mike's) visit.
April 1-6: Asilah and Tangier - We spend two nights in on the beach and the rest of the time in Tangier.
Spain - April 7, 2019 to May 31, 2019
April 7-14: Madrid - We spent a week in Madrid getting re-accustomed to being in Europe and seeing lots of art.
April 15 to May 13: Valencia - We spent a month living in Valencia, with one side trip to Alicante, further south on the coast for some dedicated beach time.
May 13-26: Spain Road Trip - We spent two weeks roadtripping through the Spanish Pyrenees and countryside (Alquezar, Sabinanigo, Torla, Albarricin), wine country (Falset), and ending at the beach (Salou).
May 27-31: Barcelona - We spent a few days in Barcelona, mostly seeing Gaudis.
France - June 1, 2019 to June 17, 2019
June 1-13: Merviel - After an ill-fated night in Perpignan, we spent two weeks in the Ariege countryside at a family friend's huge old stone house fifteen minutes from Mirepoix. Some friends arrived midway through.
June 14-17: Biarritz - We spent a few nights at the beach with friends.
Ireland - June 18, 2019 to July 4, 2019
June 18-25: Western Ireland - We landed in Dublin and drove west, stopping at a farmhouse for one night and then heading to Westport for two nights. Then we met up with Laura's parents and their friends in Connemara in the wild west.
June 25 - July 3: Dublin area - We went back east to Dublin for a few days, then met friends in Wicklow just outside Dublin before returning to Dublin for a few nights.
Scandinavia - July 5, 2019 to July 13, 2019
July 4-11: Norway - We arrive in Bergen, meet up with friends, then make our way to Oslo in the east via train and boat, seeing the fjords on the way.
July 11-13: Stockholm - We spend a couple nights with friends in Stockholm.
London, UK - July 14, 2019 to July 16, 2019
July 14-16: London - Quick stop in London to see friends and drop some stuff off.
The Canary Islands - July 17-25, 2019
July 17-20: Tenerife - We spend a few nights on Tenerife for whale watching and star gazing.
June 21-25: Fuerteventura - We spend a few nights on the beach.
London, UK - July 26-29, 2019
July 26-29: London - Final visits with friends and final packing up.