Road Trip!

| October 17, 2014

It’s never fun packing, but packing for multiple countries, changing temperatures, and various activities–well, it’s a challenge.  The car is full of normal clothes, hiking gear, an average of 3 coats per person, a case of water, road food, movies and activities for the kid, and more chargers than a person should own.  Seriously: WHY ARE THERE SO MANY CHARGERS?

I’m happy to report that one charger belongs to my brand spankin’ new Sony RX100 II, with which I should be able to take awesome pics and send them to my phone-via wifi!  It’s about as high-tech as this woman will ever get.  Of course, we’re assuming that I will use this with some semblance of competence.  (But seriously, I’m incredibly excited to be trying it out at places like Plitvice Lakes.)

We have reservations at a typical land hotel, a tiny farmhouse that looks questionable in its ability to stay erect, a lodge, two luxury hotels, and someone’s airbnb apartment with no street number but we’ll look for the “antiques” sign on a shop next to a pub.  Things I have to remember to do when crossing into some of these countries: get money in local currency. This should be an adventure.

So. Here’s where I’m headed for the next week and a half…follow on twitter, instagram, facebook, pinterest, and here!

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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