Last month I presented to you my sad story of a solo-traveler alone for Valentine’s Day. I asked you to act as my dating service and choose the most romantic location in Europe for me to find love on Valentine’s Day. Some of you obviously put great thought into this and some of you, well, can I just say that Alaska is nowhere near Europe, I didn’t find love in Oak Park, Michigan the entire twenty-four years I lived there and, as for Amsterdam, while either will do in a pinch, sex and romance are not the same thing.

So now you’ve decided. Within two-weeks I’ll be hitting the road and heading to Budapest, Hungary. This will be a brand new country for me (#52) and, whether I find Mr. Right, Mr. Right Now, or simply a fine glass of wine, some good people and some interesting sites, I’m sure I’ll find something to love.

In the meantime, I’m hanging out in a tiny German town of 4,000, catching up on some work (yes, I actually write for other people), some sleep, and working on the Drop Me Anywhere book too. And speaking of that, I’ll share a little secret; I have found romance on the DMA road before (okay, perhaps it was the Amsterdam kind of romance) and I didn’t share it with you. You see, there are certain things best kept off the internet and even better, told in a juicy travel memoir. And they always ask, “Are you gonna write about me?” I’m never sure if they want me to or they don’t want me to.

So while I’m still not talking in regards to that, as the theme of this next trip is “Looking for Love,” well, I’ll be sure to let you know if I find it. You’ll just have to wait for the book to read the juicy bits. And besides, when I told a relative of that last experience, she suggested I name the book, “Around the World in 80 Lays.”

So, tune in tomorrow for one last fascinating story on my German adventure – this story falls into my Top 10 Travel Experiences. In the meantime, I’m headed out to buy some fancy lingerie.

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