Year after year, Paris continues to be the #1 most visited city in the world. I’ve had the chance to visit Paris twice, and I’ve still barely scratched the surface of what the city has to offer. Everyone’s tastes are different, however I’m confident at least half my picks would make anyone’s top 10 list. So […]
Laura, who hosted me during my last visit to Paris, was also up for showing me around her city. On our first day, we went up to Montmarte and Sacre Cour, which I’d missed during my first backpacking trip ten years prior. It was the last week of December, and a light wintry mix of snow […]
Tips to save you money in one of the world’s most expensive cities.
Large, mouth-watering photo of Parisian pastries and tarts taken on location in the French capital.
The best thing about hanging out in the Saint-Germain area is having a picnic on the Pont des Arts.
Thoughts on money for the budget-minded When it comes to travel, there are two things you can count on: (1) you’ll always find a cheaper exchange rate after you’ve traded your money, and (2) you’ll always go over budget. I don’t mean to be negative, but these are the Murphy’s Laws of travel. Yes, there are more, but […]
I purposely bought a small backpack to help limit me in what I brought on the trip.
On the last day of 2008, I slept late before heading off for a quick visit to the Paris’ modern art museum, the Pompidou. In 1998, it had been closed for renovations. I had just enough time to visit the temporary exhibitions, the most noteworthy being on the development of Futurism in Paris around the […]
My first and second visits to Paris were during the summer of 1998. I saw a lot back then, and was excited to revisit familiar places and new sights now. The first morning began with fresh croissants, a baguette, and coffee. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side. A steady, cold rain was […]
Gela greeted me bright and early in the morning. Breakfast was white bread topped with chocolate sprinkles, an unheard of combination in the USA, yet apparently the second most popular topping after butter for the Dutch! We both headed to the train station with our backpacks. She was making her way to the airport while […]