It has been a very busy summer including travel for a wedding, a new grandson and a three-week trip to Europe! Whew!! The past few months have made me newly appreciative of the ebb and flow of life- and the necessity to simply embrace, and enjoy, whatever I am doing!
Let me tell you about traveling to Europe…
The Start of the Planting Process
Farmers have to be patient. The planting process takes time. Teachers are often like farmers. They don’t know when the seed they have planted will bear fruit. Here’s what happened to me.
When I was a student at Lyons Township High School 50+ years ago, I took 4 years of Latin. My teacher for years 3 and 4 was Miss Jane Wilson. She planted in me the seed to someday travel to Rome, see the Colosseum and other places we studied. This summer, July/August, 2017, is when the trip finally happened.
Ed and I had talked of traveling to London together. Rome was obviously on my list. Ed said, ‘And as long as we’re over there, maybe we could get down to Athens and see places that I have taught about for years in New Testament classes and studies.’
So the trip evolved as our 40-year anniversary trip (actual date is Dec. 17, 2017). We would travel to London, Eurostar to Paris, fly to Rome, take the train up to Venice, and get on a small ship cruise to Athens for 9 days. A trip of a lifetime for sure!
We Needed Help To Make It Happen
To make it all happen, we had wonderful help. We give special kudos to Patty LeBarbera, who as our travel agent, took care of all of the travel and lodging details and answered our questions on everything else. We wanted to be on our own, not part of tours, and Patty facilitated that! She can make your dream trip- or week-end trip –happen. Connect with Patty on her FB page, www. global travel escapes.com or contact her at (210) 551-6249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I used FB as the location for my travel journal and posted a few paragraphs and 5-10 photos most days. You can connect with me on FB (Mari Przewoznik DeZago) and also like my page (Your Wellness Lifestyle) to track the actual trip.
After The Trip
What I plan to do over the next couple of weeks is to share some wellness travel tips that we incorporated and/or learned as we traipsed around Europe for three weeks. Hopefully, those tips will help you whether you have a weekend getaway coming up soon or a major trip or cruise.
First tip: When you travel, it’s helpful to be in top shape physically, mentally, and even emotionally (no one likes to deal with a grumpy traveler!). You don’t want to miss out on seeing the Louvre or spending time at the beach with your family because you didn’t feel up to it!
Second tip: Be willing to ask questions or ask for help. (Guys, get over ‘it!’) Our experience: You typically will get a better response if you ask nicely and smile!
On the homepage of this website (yourwellnesslifestyle.com) is the opportunity to sign up for my newsletter and get a free report with three wellness travel tips to start you on your wellness adventure. Let’s stay connected and be sure that you are the best you can be for all of your travels!