Monday, May 20, 2013

More Research ~By Danette

I just checked out three books from the library today. Europe by Rail, Europe, and Europe on a Shoestring by Lonely Planet. They have been extremely useful thus far! My computer bit the dust the other day and I was more than upset. I text Amy freaking out saying "how am I supposed to f'ing plan Europe without a computer!!!!!" Well, I am improvising. And I almost feel this is easier than trying to find a useful website. Flipping pages and writing on paper with an actual pen, its actually kind of nice.

~By Danette

Friday, May 17, 2013

Purchases ~By Danette

Backpacks, shoes, jackets, sleeping bags and all the other jazz that we need to buy before our trip. Where is a person start?

Ive been online looking at everything trying to figure out which thing will work best for me and what I need. I obviously worry too much because i am so concerned im going to buy the wrong thing because I didn't research enough. Well, I finally made my first purchase today. (other than my plane ticket.) I just bought a Colombia jacket! It was originally $270, but I scored it for $140. Still pricey, but I love it! Waterproof, comes apart in to a lighter jacket and it's black, so it will match with everything!
Can't wait to take a trip to anchorage and get some more of the thing I need.

~By Danette

Friday, May 10, 2013


I cannot believe this is my life!!!! Amy and I have just purchased one way tickets to Europe!!! WE ARE GOING TO EUROPE!!!!! We leave Anchorage Alaska August 26th! We have a a ten hour layover in Iceland so we are very excited to check out Reykjavik for a couple of hours! Then onto Barcelona, Spain where we will officially start off this two month adventure!!!

I dreamt last night we had just landed in Europe and it was mad chaos, we had brought so much stuff with us that mascara, eyeliner and curling iron cords were just falling out of our backpacks. We looked like crazies! So in reality, very minimal of that stuff is going to make it into my backpack! I want to take the very least that I can. :) Though I've already changed my mind from no flat iron to my mini flat iron. I can't look like a hobo the whole time I am there. :)