Mish is traveling the world!

Hello all you wonderful WTF readers!
I’m Michelle. Nice to meet you 🙂
So, I started reading Kristen’s blog around the time she started talking about her move to Germany and I was immediately captivated, because well…isn’t it everyone and their mother’s dream to travel to far off lands and see the world?!
Yeah. It totally is. Don’t fight it.
But at the time, I figured that unless I married myself an Army man like Kristen did, then I probably wouldn’t ever get the opportunity to see amazing places… like Germany for example.
{Have you seen the amazing pictures she’s been posting?!}
But then.
Something crazy and spectacular happened!
My main squeeze, V Dizzle, and I decided to quit our jobs, sell all of our possessions, and travel!
Just like that!
Badda Freakin’ Bing!


Now is when I selfishly recruit all of Kristen’s traveling connoisseur/military/expat/out-of-country friends to help me with my future endeavors!

I don’t really know the first thing about being out of the U.S. for an extended period of time.

I went to Paris for one week (at age 18) and Korea for one week (x2).
And Mexico doesn’t count.

So I would absolutely love and be grateful to any of you ladies (and gents) that may have some tips and advice for me in my upcoming travels!

What are must sees?
What are necessities to bring from the US?
How do I deal with homesickness?

I would love to hear it all! 🙂


Oh, and in case you care to see our travel blog (which is just beginning!), you can go here:
Filling in the Dots

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    September 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

    If you'll come back to Europe after visiting Italy and Spain and then Thailand, make a trip to southern Germany and explore the Alps. Don't miss the Provence in France when the lavender is in bloom (just google lavender provence images and you'll immediately want to go there.) If you make a stop at V's people in the Netherlands, go to Amsterdam for a padel boat ride in the town's canals. And I highly recommend visiting Iceland – it is just fantastic and breathtaking, I promise (see my blog for pictures). A trip to eastern Europe would be great, too. Make sure to go to not-so-touristy places everywhere you go (but make sure to travel safe). I could go on and on… Have fun, I'm already looking forward to your stories! And if you need a place to stay in the Ruhrarea (it is an formerly industrial area in Germany, that is now really green and pretty and different from anything else) just let me know!

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    September 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Oh that's such a great thing!! I just did a little Europe trip. BARCELONA!!! definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe (for m^^)
    I actually never really had homesickness, but to think about (and maybe write down, what your are going to do on your blog I think^^) what you all have done and what your are going to do is the best thing…. 🙂

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    lisacng @ expandng.com
    September 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    What to pack – comfy bag, comfy shoes, camera (of course), cash but not too much, google maps, google translator, travelers spirit (which you already have!), and maybe a bunch of meds for headaches, upset stomachs, what not. How to deal with home sickness – do something "American" – find some turkey and mashed potatoes, or settle for chicken and rice 😉 – take holiday photos in front of a palm tree, or wherever you are, and us Skype :). You'll be great!

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    Diana, Down Home Traveler
    September 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    That's so awesome! So are there locations that you are already planning on going to? Can't wait to hear about your journey!

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