And that's a good description. This photo is from Strasbourg, France - an accidental discovery. Part of our experience is that the boys decide where they want to go and how long they want to stay. Occasionally we can't make it to where they want to go without a stop for a night somewhere else and that's how we discovered Strasbourg, a relatively small town compared to the likes of Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Vienna, and some of the other cities we visited on our last trip in 2009. It was a wonderful change of pace. It was also the only place where we stayed in an International Youth Hostel - the rest of our nights were spent in hotels and a couple were spent on overnight trains in sleepers.
I'll willing to add only three more names to our roster and then it's a waiting list until next year to see if any places have opened up. Click to read more about the 2013 adventures.
I'm also offering a June 2013 trip to the West Virginia mountains and we've just had the first boy sign up for it. This trip is geared toward younger kids but older boys would enjoy it as well. The real push for this trip won't start until fall, so it's always exciting when there's some early interest.