Comments on: Switzerland Report, Plus 6 Last-Minute Roadtrip Tips http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:21:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Rea http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-549247 Rea Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:52:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-549247 I like this idea soo much! :) I hope I can try something like this in the future.

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By: pure garcinia cambogia http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-448054 pure garcinia cambogia Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:33:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-448054 constantly i used to read smaller articles or reviews which also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this post which I am reading here.|

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By: Tami -- Teacher Goes Back to School http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-389332 Tami -- Teacher Goes Back to School Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:37:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-389332 i thought our last minute trips to SF (2 hours away) were daring! this is amazingly inspiring.

i’m looking forward to next summer’s adventures with our baby who’ll be more of a preschooler.

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By: MelD http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-389127 MelD Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:03:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-389127 So pleased you enjoyed your spontaneous visit to Switzerland.
I have lived here since I was 8, first in Geneva, then eastern Switzerland, and still haven’t seen a lot of places (or not often enough or not in enough detail) – and the whole country is only 3hrs drive in all dirctions from border to border… that’s in 39 years! (Though of course I’ve seen a lot of the rest of Europr, too, between my family in England and our house in Brittany!)

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-381457 Amy3 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:44:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-381457 That first photo is so Sound of Music – I love it! For us (or maybe, for my husband), it’s the lodging piece that takes the most time. Your idea of finding a place on the way sounds exciting/scary to me, but I wonder if it would just sound scary to him. :)

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By: Pamela Balabuszko-Reay http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-379629 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay Thu, 13 Sep 2012 01:12:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-379629 Simply genius.

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By: Faith http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378889 Faith Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:27:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378889 My husband and I (right now, it’s just the two of us) love to fly by the seat of our pants! Last December we flew to Paris, arrived in the morning and drove straight to the Normandy region. We spent the day exploring Rouen and booked a room at a Chateau in that region mere hours before checking in. We came to find out how close we were cutting it. Most accommodations in the area had closed for the season. Chateau d’Audrieu, where we stayed was shutting down the next day. Right after breakfast, the staff kindly came to our room to help us out! They were ready to start their holiday! it can be fun, but sometimes a plan is good too. Either way, a good attitude and flexibility makes for the best adventures!

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By: Lisa http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378811 Lisa Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:38:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378811 Only you can get 6 kids and 2 adults out of the house ready for a trip in half an hour. Seriously, how do you do it? I need more than half an hour planning what to pack for myself for a weekend trip, huh. I wish my parents had been more adventurous when we were young. Your kids will have so many memories and will probably do the same when they grow up.
Happy fall and more adventures :)

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378790 Sara Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:08:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378790 So fantastic!!! You are definitely inspiring me to be more spontaneous! I just love traveling, but also usually get bogged down in what we call “optimizing” at our house (researching every possible thing to try to make it *perfect*). You have surely proven that what happens spontaneously can be perfect, too :)!

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By: Nichshee http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378708 Nichshee Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:49:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378708 Fantastic and so inspiring! I don’t know what you eat for breakfast but I need to get some! Such energy!

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By: Shannon { A Mom's Year } http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378639 Shannon { A Mom's Year } Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:00:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378639 Gabrielle, I love this: “If we’re not having a good time, we’ll come home.” So simple, but it’s so true! And you’re right, there will always be messes to clean, but how often do you get to road trip to Switzerland? Awesome. :-)

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By: Summer http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378618 Summer Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:30:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378618 Haha, Candice – I was thinking the same thing (I live in Dallas). I mean, I guess I could go to Nebraska? :P Nah, I’m sure there are some gems out there. And if nothing else, there are cheap flights and rental cars, amiright?

Gabrielle – I loooove this post! I think I’ve mentioned this before, but your site is the only thing I’ve ever seen that makes having kids seem….possible. You really are an inspiration! Also, Rick Steves is my guilty pleasure. I heard him speak when he was touring with his last book. He really is an interesting guy (even if he is a taaaad dorky ;) )!

For both of you, you must go to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. MUST! (And I’d say go in that order too.)

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By: TracieMcOB http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378609 TracieMcOB Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:08:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378609 I am so impressed – packing for 8 people and in the car in 1/2 hour wow! I love the idea of a spontaneous trip. and now, when they are little, is definitely the time to do it. My 2 sons, 18 & 21, are beginning their lives and it’s so hard to coordinate our schedules. But when we do, we really have a good time.

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By: Vandegee http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378598 Vandegee Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:45:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378598 thanks, this is so inspiring!

one of the things on my list (though not a road trip for us sadly!) is family biking trip in denmark!

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378590 Sara Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:32:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378590 9-10 hour drive? All of those places…DO it. Do every single trip, rejoice in it, and know that a tiny part of me goes with you when I read your after-telling. You are so lucky and blessed!!!

But deserving since your goodness seems to precede you and your lovely family. How long are you staying in France, btw? Makes me want to up and go somewhere while my kids are young and pliable.

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By: Karen F http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378576 Karen F Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:15:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378576 wow, that is amazing. what a great experience for your kids. just wow.
When my husband and I traveled in Australia several years ago (pre-kids), we traveled with a friend from there who’s very spontaneous. As a result, we only booked accommodations for the very beginning and very end of the trip. I was kind of freaked out, but it actually worked out fantastically because we weren’t tied to an agenda. A learning experience for me!

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By: annabelvita http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378569 annabelvita Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:57:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378569 PS. We had lots of guide books with us to find where we were sleeping every night, but pretty much decided each day where we’d end up that night. It’s nice to be spontaneous but at times I thought it would have been easier to do all that boring bit in advance… but then we wouldn’t have been able to stay a few extra nights in our favourite place!

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378563 Sarah Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:49:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378563 sounds amazing! i would love to spend time in switzerland. it’s hard to go anywhere from the middle of texas, which is where i am, but we do manage fun little roadtrips now and then.

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378544 Amy Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:12:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378544 Spontaneous trips can be the best! There are always bumps along the way, but the excitement of breaking out of a rut can be so fun.

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By: Janssen http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/switzerland-report-plus-6-last-minute-roadtrip-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-378540 Janssen Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:02:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22321#comment-378540 We just did a last-minute week-long trip to Seattle (booked tickets the night before we flew out), and it ended up being wonderful. The Internet is so helpful because you can get on-the-go recommendations for places to eat and things to do. I loved it!

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