40th Birthday European Trip Up in Smoke?

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I usually consider myself a realistic-optimist. I like to believe in the best but take facts and “what if” scenarios into consideration. Such as the case with my upcoming trip to Amsterdam and Belgium. Counting down to less than a week ’til departure but the stupid Icelandic volcano may change things.

Yes, I realize I’m being selfish. I could be one of those Icelandic residents who lost their house or could be one of those European travelers stuck in the U.S. without any money praying to get home. But I’m not and this is a landmark birthday celebration and I wanted to be in a blooming tulip field on my birthday (or there about).

So Tuesday is the day to decide whether to roll the dice and head to Europe on Friday (if the flights a go) or plan a Plan B itinerary – to the Pacific Northwest. Yes, I’ve visited that part of the country in 2007 but nothing like celebrating in a place you love. This go around – if we go – it’s Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and Portland with hopes of seeing Oregon’s coast this time.

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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