As the days tick down, my excitement grows. At this moment there are 48 days, 6 hours and 38 minutes until I will be sitting on a runway in Atlanta about to take off, heading to Europe for my great adventure. This is certainly going to be a memorable journey, visiting at least 10 countries (who knows where else I might wander with a rail pass in hand) and traveling more that 12,000 miles when it is all said and done. I have been dreaming of this trip for a lifetime, and planning it since November. I can hardly believe that it is all really coming together. I have my flight booked, a rail pass and some essential train reservations, lodging situated, and have even booked experiences like the Harry Potter Studio Tour, the Roman Baths in Bath, Isle of Wight, High Tea at Claridges, Dachau tour, access to the German Bundestag plenary for a special lecture and Reichstag Dome in Berlin, Anne Frank House and the Bernina Pass through Switzerland (not to mention everything that London, Brugges, Vienna, Munich and Paris have to offer). This blog will be a place to share thoughts, experiences, photos, videos and more as I travel through Europe and experience this fabulous trip! 0 miles completed!