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Trip Planning: 20th Anniversary

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As my husband and I celebrate 19th years of marriage today (he's making the pancakes and I'm doing some pre-trip planning research), we're wondering where to go next year for our 20th? (Trip planning is our favorite rainy Sunday morning activity and we've been denied the pleasure all summer!)

We're looking for the "wow" factor! What makes us go "wow?" Well, amazing -- but unpretentious -- food. A spectacular view wouldn't hurt either. ;)

For us, San Sebastian Spain probably tops our list. Great food, amazing beach, and a walkable small city. I'd also put Seville on that list. We've enjoyed major cities (Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Brussels, Venice, Florence, Madrid), but want to stick with smaller cities and a more relaxed pace for this special trip.

Part of me thinks, heck, let's go back to Spain! We love the food, the people, the relaxed pace. But there's so much to do and see in Europe that we want to experience. Some thoughts we've had are:

*Driving through Burgundy, Alsace, and up to Normandy (The D-Day Beaches are high on our list for personal reasons and we've previously traveled to Provence.)
*The UK and or Ireland (We've never been.)
*The Dalmatian coast. (We just got a taste of it on our recent "Mom cruise" and found it stunningly beautiful.)
*Splitting our 3-week trip into two separate trips and making a shorter mid-summer trip to Iceland again and taking a week out of the September anniversary trip.
*Our original plan was to rent a house in Italy for a few weeks, but we just traveled a bit in Italy with Mom and feel we need to start branching out more.
*Switzerland?

And, of course, even on this special trip the budget matters... We hope to mix up the 200-300E hotels with some somewhat cheaper AirBnB rentals, depending on where we end up and how much traveling we do.

Thoughts? Ideas? Narrowing down the location is the hardest part of trip planning!
Thanks in advance.

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