My husband is big on celebrating the birthdays, especially his own. He starts weeks in advance and continues on for weeks after! This year, his wish was to go to Tuscany and eat some great Italian food and drink some great Italian wine in one of the most relaxing and beautiful places on Earth. We already have the tickets to get there, but I’ve been looking for the prices and they’re under $500 from Frankfurt. Not bad! Also, the places we’re interested in in Tuscany rent for under $1,500/ month. It’s hard to imagine this since it’s like going to a fairy tale after buying an Amtrak ticket.