A month until T-Day (train day)

So we have just over 4 weeks to go, a mere month until the longest leg of our journey commences.

I have been busy collecting (hoarding) ‘things that might be useful’ in a pile in the spare bedroom. I have ordered an assortment of things to accompany us as well: plug adapters, phrase books, maps to name just a few. I have also been contemplating what the weather may bring whilst we’re away, and thus what might be appropriate to pack, we’re traveling light so this is actually quite an important point to consider, footwear and outerwear have cropped up. I am conscious that we will have to lug our things across Europe in our suitcases (with wheels), so keeping it down to a minimum is essential.

Food is another thing I have been mulling over, or more specifically snacks for the trains and in our room…

There are a couple of things in the family diary before we go, once they are out the way I can really get stuck into my lists and packing, and realise what I have overlooked…

An Italian Adventure – After the Stress and Complication ;)

So, I’m heading to Italy with my children. We are going to stay in Naples and Rome, mainly to see the Roman sights. But there’s a catch. We are doing the entire journey, from Cornwall to Naples (and back), by train.

It has taken much planning and hair pulling (my own hair 😉 ) to sort out trains for each leg and accommodation in both Naples and Rome (plus a night in Paris on the way back), but it’s finally all booked…

Now we just have the other things to sort out, like travel insurance (which is done), EHIC cards (which are ordered), suitcases, packing, activities for the train and some sort of neat tidy portable filing system for the reams of paper tickets and booking confirmations I now have sat in a pile under the passports.

My intention is to keep this blog updated with our adventures, both en route and whilst there… I will try, I promise, there may even be the odd picture 😉

Train is definitely the more expensive way to get there, but I’m hoping it will make the journey into an adventure!