Traveling to Paris, France? I have some thoughts about what you should do on your upcoming trip to Paris, and my advice might ruffle some feathers. I know some of you will disagree with me, but I hope you’ll hear me out. My honest, unpopular opinions regarding the City of Light might even get you to change a couple things on your itinerary!
Have you ever wondered what the equivalent of 911 is in France or what you should do in an emergency situation? Unlike in the United States of America where there is one single emergency telephone number, there are multiple emergency numbers in France. Get familiar with the most important French emergency numbers before your next trip.
Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience although it can also be very daunting, especially the first time. We’ve been told the world is a scary place and unsafe to venture out into alone. As a solo traveler, you do have to rely heavily on yourself but that doesn’t mean you have to be afraid. Here are some helpful tips and advice on what to keep in mind and how to stay safe on your next solo adventure.
One of the first signs that spring has arrived to Paris is when the magnolias start blooming. These large flowering trees boast impressive pink flowers starting in early spring. You can find them dotted around the capital, and they are sure to lift your spirits after the gloom of winter. Here are some of my favorite spots to find magnolias blooming in Paris!
Traveling to Paris for the first time? Want some tips for what tourists should keep in mind in order to have an authentic experience in the City of Light? Avoid these common mistakes to have your best, hassle-free trip to Paris.
Our cell phones have truly become indispensable. Camera, GPS, phone, entertainment, organizational calendar, and more, I can’t imagine traveling far without my smartphone and a reliable mobile data connection. Whenever I travel abroad, figuring out how I will stay connected without racking up charges through my local operator is always an integral part of my research. Here’s the tourist data plan I recommend to family and friends when they come to France.
Here is a list of the best places to get your traditional Thanksgiving dinner and/or dessert in Paris in 2021. Being away from family and friends over the holidays can be challenging but these restaurants and caterers are ready to lift your spirits with good food, drinks, and vibes.
I take great joy in heading to the outdoor market for my weekly shopping, but if you’ve never been to the French marché before and aren’t familiar with the etiquette, this bustling atmosphere can certainly be an intimidating experience. Here are some practical tips for navigating the French food market like a local.
As we all know, things are rarely what they look like in the movies or in romanticized novels. We learn so much more about the world around us when we experience things first hand. Here are some everyday things that surprised me about Paris when I first arrived. These aren’t necessarily culture shocks, just things that stood out to me in my initial observations.
Are you planning a trip to Paris? You might want to rethink that. Honestly, it’s not worth it. Take it from someone who lives here.