I’m Going to Rome and Lisbon!

I started this blog with the intention to write about my interest in travel abroad and to hopefully motivate myself to actually do it.  It is something that I have been wanting to do for so long.  Today, I’m proud to say that I just booked tickets for a two-week trip to Rome and Lisbon!! I am so excited!!

When I started this blog the idea of traveling abroad was something of a dream and now I’m actually going to do it.  It sounds unbelievable.  Even though my complete dream is to travel all around the world, this is at least a small piece of that dream.  When I look at the map on my wall I start to get really giddy as I look over Portugal and Italy.  I can’t believe I will be there!

Honestly, it still seems like a dream.  I know it won’t be real until I get off the plane and look around in amazement.  I am really hoping this trip will open up many other opportunities for me in travel and in life.

14 thoughts on “I’m Going to Rome and Lisbon!

  1. Congrats! Rome is one of my favorite cities and I just got back from a 2 week trip in Portugal and Spain, which included Lisbon. It was very beautiful and the people in Lisbon were really nice. If you have an extra day, I would highly recommend a daytrip to Sintra. It’s just half an hour away from Lisbon and there are some amazing castles and other sights to see. I’m hoping to have some more posts on Lisbon in the coming weeks. I also agree with “Its a Free Land”, the Roman Pass is very handy (I wrote about it on my blog: http://bit.ly/ZgrIFv).

      1. That’s awesome that you just got back from Portugal! I will definitely look into going to Sintra, I would like to see some things outside of the city. It sounds like Portugal has a lot to offer! I’m still deciding whether or not to get the Roma Pass because I will be walking most of the time, but it’s something I’m considering. Thanks for the advice!

        1. I’m a huge walker too and prefer to do it as much as possible – you get to see a lot along the way! Rome is a pretty big, spread out city so you’ll definitely get your walking in, but I think you’ll also find the metro pretty helpful to get to and from different areas. Even if your public transportation use is limited, the Roma Pass is a pretty good deal to cover some of the more expensive attractions. In Lisbon, we didn’t really use public transportation at all, just to get to Sintra, Belem and the airport. Happy, happy planning!

  2. YAY! I’m excited for you! One of my favorite quotes is: “Life is never going to be the same after your passport has been stamped.” And another one: “Europe is only far away if you never go there.” We’ll all be cheering you on!

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