We priced out the train trip tonight. And it’s a lot. Approximately $9,000… There’s places we can obviously cut and could probably get it down to $6,000-$7,000. But this is our big trip for the year and we don’t like to have to tighten the belt a ton in order to do it.

So we got to thinking. Why not do something else? Heck, we did Vietnam for 3 weeks and for FOUR people for about $9,000. Why would we spend that much for 2 ⅓ weeks staying in the States?

Now, anything is possible. We’re aiming to keep the trip between $5,000-$7,000 without having to be budget conscious the entire time. Ph looked up some cool-looking British Isles cruises. That lead me to Wikipedia-ing Guernsey. Hmm. Had never heard of it before tonight.

The whole world just opened up to us. I’m wide open to suggestions.

My gut screams at me to go back to Japan or Vietnam. But Europe may be calling me just as strongly. Hmm. This is a very good problem to have.

– Josh