9 days before we leave, so excited now. I had to get a new carry on bag yesterday because the one I was going to use has wheels and apparently that's a no deal in Europe. 4 days left of work and it can not go fast enough now haha. I decided I'd start using this just before we go as a reminder to myself that the adventure starts before you leave with all the packing and planning. This contiki trip was planned this time last year. A different friend was originally coming with me. I was scared that I wouldn't be able to do the trip but after June almost everything was paid. Then it was just fixing flights and a few nights of extra accommodation. The original travel buddy bailed out in September and Zoe came in. Now Zoe and I are going on a dream trip come true and I couldn't ask for a better travel buddy :-D.