I remember when we first met, like it was yesterday. Hard to believe it’s been 5 years since we started dating. In that time, we’ve visited 12 countries, purchased a home together and spent a year backpacking in Australia, amongst other things.
You know, I still haven’t figured out how to sit across from Matt and not be madly in love with everything he does. He continues to amaze me every day, with his knowledge, wit and appreciation of everything around him.
This year, we’ve skipped the ‘traditional’ anniversary celebration (going out for dinner). Today we are in London, starting the adventure of a lifetime — our unexpected, spur of the moment Europe trip:
Ambitious, I know.
What makes this backpacking trip more difficult than anything we’ve done before: we’re only bringing carry on luggage. Everything we’re going to need for the next 10 weeks must fit in our new 34L Osprey backpacks, including clothes, toiletries and blogging equipment. If airlines think our backpacks are too big…. oh uh. Obviously, we’re up for all the challenges, tight schedules, early mornings and budgets this trip will bring. We’ll be doing what we love most: exploring the world, together.
It’s hard to say which city or country we’re most looking forward to, but we’re very excited to be meeting up with some friends we met in Australia last year!
Stay tuned for our Euro-Trip updates.