We've gone and done it again.
We've changed our itinerary.
I realized as we were planning that something was holding us back from our plan - something kept us from getting tickets last year. The themes that kept coming up when we would talk about it were 1) the amount of time we would be gone, and 2) the budget.
So I sat down with BF, and with M and Shorty, who are planning on doing the same itinerary as us, and we came up with a plan that we were all a little more comfortable with.
The old plan was: Italy first for 9 nights, then Ireland for 6 nights, with a proposed budget of close to $4,000.
The new plan is: Ireland first for 5 nights, then Italy for 7 nights, with a proposed budget of around $3,200.