{ to escape }

1trav·el verb \ˈtra-vəl\ (paraphrased from mw.com)

1 : to journey (through or over)
2 : to follow (a course or path)
3 : to traverse (a specified distance)
4 : to cover (an area)

borrowed from swoon
An update on the European Escape Plans:

√ Reserve babysitter

√ Book flight: Atlanta to London

√ Find a spot in Guernsey . . .  Got a lovely deal with the Hougue du Pommier, including three nights at the Inn, a roundtrip flight from London to Guernsey, a small Ford rental car, and breakfast.

Book transportation from London to Paris.  (Flight Vs. Train . . . )

Find a spot in Paris for two or three nights . . . Recently been researching Airbnb, which has inexpensive lodging all over Paris.  In particular, I love this studio apartment called the Cute Little Amélie Type Flat.  Can’t book it this early, but I’m hoping.

so happy...


  1. You should take the train. That allows such relaxing viewing of the countryside.

    Definitely go with the small flat you will love it!

  2. I'm so jazzed for you guys! You really deserve this and I know you'll have even more fun than most. ;P

    Here's hoping the flat comes through. :)

  3. so excited for you my friend

  4. Ahh thanks everybody. Except Smithy. Because you're my sister, so you shouldn't hate me. ;)

  5. Can't wait to read about your adventures.

  6. i'm majorly jealous! i'd LOVE to see europe but i'm terrified of the planning involved. if your trip goes well i might just copy you.

    i'm good at copying. :]

  7. Or . . . if I happen to be living in Europe next year .. you can come stay with ME and avoid the planning process altogether.

  8. Gah. You better take some flippin' good pictures!

  9. *Gasp* Jealous! Crossing my fingers for you. And I echo "Living's" comment--take millions of amazing pictures!

  10. That is so awesome!

    I lived with a few people from Guernsey...

  11. I am SO psyched for you guys!! This is going to be AMAZING-- take a million photos and don't forget to get one of the Harvard squirrel. :P

    Oh! And get Tim to take a picture of you reading Guernsey IN Guernsey. :D

    *bouncebounce* I am getting vicariously sugar-high off this, I think I'll go have lunch now. lol

    Congratulations, love! <3

  12. I also would like to go... :)

    think you have bunch of people now :)

    P.S. Also, I am hosting my very first contest :) It's personal for the Apple Tea, please visit if you feel like participating at


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