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Last minute trip?

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My husband and our first trip together to Europe in November and had an amazing time. This had a lot to do with how wonderful this board is, everytime I had a question I was able to search and find a thread with all kinds of information - thank you!

We've barely gone through all the pictures and I haven't even had the time to write a trip report - but we've already tossed around the crazy idea of going somewhere in February.

See, I was pretty stingy with my vacation days last year and as it turns out I have some days I have to use by March or I lose them forever. We also have President's day coming up in February, which adds another day to work into our plan. Airfare isn't the lowest I've seen it, but its decently cheap, we have a 10% off to use with Continental (we got diverted to Canada for a fuel stop and they were kind enough to send us a coupon), and we also have some credit card miles to put toward travel expenses.

Another plus is that it's the off season for a lot of places and we LOVED Europe in November for that reason. We barely had to stand in line anywhere! Plus we're not beach people, so going somewhere warm and sandy doesn't really appeal to us.

We'd kind of just like to go somewhere and take in some culture, see a few castles (Windsor was one of the highlights for us on our last trip!), pop into a museum or two.

Would it be completely crazy to plan a 7 day (8/9 day if you include travel) vacation somewhere in Europe in a little over a month? Ok, yes, it is crazy - but so crazy it could work or so crazy I'd drive myself (more) insane?

We've been to London and Paris, but we loved them so much we considered going again just to see some things we missed. We also considered various combinations of London/Brussels, Paris/Brussels, London/Edinburgh, since we found train travel to be very easy and enjoyable. I even considered Prague.

If you read through all of that you deserve a medal, I commend you. Thoughts?

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