Subject: Cities First or Last?
Debbie, You asked for some opinions re: cities before touring or at the end. We always headed out with the car or train--whatever first. There were things we just 'had to see.' At the end, we kind of slowed down and stayed in one spot in a city before returning home. One of the early trips (1972) we did both--Rome first, then a car trip through Yugoslavia and Austria and then a week at the end in Switzerland before leaving for home out of Frankfurt. In our latest trips, we usually do a 'tour' for a week and then rent an apartment for the last two weeks. Have not done any of that in the last 4 years, though, and probably won't until 2003, maybe. Gretchen, SC