An excerpt from Rebecca’s blog:

This afternoon I will embark on the longest journey I have ever taken. Born and raised a Dallas girl who can count on two hands the number of places she’s been in her life, I have chosen a rather unusual path to explore over the next seven months. I will be studying, traveling, observing, and living in Spain and France from May until December of 2009, an amount of time that now seems unfathomable but that will surely be all too short after my time in Europe begins to unravel.

While my plans range from glamorous (strolling the beaches of Cannes) to grungy (getting my hands dirty on a vegetable farm in Burgundy), I plan to savor and value every moment and experience I come across on my unusual adventure.