About six years ago, in June of 2012, I watched "Forks over Knives," a documentary that advocates a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle, with a friend. The next day, I gave everything in my apartment that wasn't vegan to my parents, and that was that. Danny was in Bangladesh for six weeks at the time, and each week when we Skyped, he asked if I was still eating vegan. I always said yes, and years later, it was still the case.
I decided where we would visit on our trip over Christmas and New Year's based on lists of cities with the best Christmas markets, the dates of said markets, and the proximity of those cities to one another. Since we'd already decided to start in Munich (reasonable airfares from Madrid, lots to see and do, etc), Salzburg seemed like an easy next choice, especially since Danny had been dying to get there so we could do the Sound of Music tour.
We had a four day weekend in October, and thanks to some cheap tickets, we flew to Timișoara, Romania (see our time in the city here!), but opted to rent a car and spend the majority of the weekend in Budapest.
We spent our first night in Nice (after sitting through hours of traffic to get to our Airbnb from nearby Antibes) and nixed our plan of driving to different little towns along the coast and instead decided to take the train to Monaco, see how long we wanted to spend there, and then weigh our options based on how our morning went.