A Travel Journal

A European Journey

Our mission work takes us on lots of adventures to many places around God’s beautiful creation. With my husband’s recent retirement, we planned to make a different kind of trip. This new excursion will celebrate our many years of hard work in our careers. This vacation will also help us transition to our new life and allow us time to see what Christ is planning for the next phase of our lives.

We will spend a month traveling through Europe. The attached photo is a map of our route, starting in the north and working our way south. I will try my hand at writing a travel journal for this trip. Each Saturday during the journey, I will post a new blog with highlights, tips, and recommendations. The blog will include a review of the good excursions, the not so pleasant sights and the things to avoid.

For example, the blog will offer details on where we stayed, the kinds of food we enjoyed and transportation options. I will provide information on cost and ways to save money. We planned the trip for the off season to save money. Airfares and hotels are usually cheaper during non-peak travel season. There will also be a page set up to ask questions about the areas we are visiting (which we will answer as quickly as possible).

Details

The outbound trip goes from DFW to Oslo on KLM Airways. The return flights are from Milan to DFW on Air France. We paid $575 per person for the tickets. Upgrades to Economy Plus seating cost us an additional $150 per ticket. Most hotels we use will be local except when we redeem points to cover the cost. Trains will be our primary mode of transportation between cities. The two exceptions are plane trips between Copenhagen and Berlin, and Vienna to Zurich. Flights offered us cheaper options than the train.

I hope you will follow our journey. Please feel free to provide feedback. My regular blog will still appear each Wednesday.

Blessings,

Yvonne, Blogger, speaker, and author

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”


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4 thoughts on “A Travel Journal

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Lisa. XO

  1. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    Dear Yvonne, I am so excited for you and your husband! May God bless you as you enjoy the sights, sounds and people that He has created in the places you visit. I look forward to seeing your photos and hearing about your adventures! Praying for safety and joy!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thank you so much Melissa

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