I have vacation time that I am thinking of using while in Germany. Not all my vacation but 5 days worth. I really want to go to France, Italy and London but all of these countries pose time problems for me. There is either an issue with the long transit time required to get somewhere, connections in between or both. Stuttgart is a great location but in terms of travel, it can be a bit restrictive. I guess that can be said for anywhere really. In any case, I am thinking of taking 1 week off to explore Paris, Bordeaux, Rome, Venice, Florence and London city. I think 7 days should cover this all. While I was showering today it all came together-in my mind that it. It looks like it might be an expensive week but once in a lifetime also. More to come on this thought.