Travel Tuesday { Paris }

"America is my country and Paris is my hometown..."
Gertrude Stein

Paris just seemed to make sense for my first Travel Tuesday series.  Since I was just there less then a year ago it is still fresh in my mind.  I hope by the time this series is done all of you will have a tiny taste of Paris that leaves you itchin' to go there.  If this series does nothing else I hope it inspires you to travel to new places near or far away.

We are gonna start with booking our tickets.  Paris is one of those cities that is going to be amazing any time of the year but I will share with you a few of the best and worst times to go.  The best time is obviously May through July.  No need to explain why. It's summer and the weather will be gorgeous and cool.  This is what they call the high season.  In August Paris basically shuts down and everyone leaves the city for vacation.  Some stores do remain open but your options are going to be quite limited. 

We went in September and it was perfect.  The weather was cool but not cold.  The sun was shining everyday and we got a steal of a deal!  We only paid around $900 a person for airfare and hotel!  That is an incredible deal!  And I will tell you again where we booked it.  TRAVELZOO.COM  it is amazing.  Go there right now.  You will have a blast just planning pretend vacations {i do all the time}.

I always do a lot of research online when I am planning a trip.  I go to all the travel sites.  I compare prices.  It takes a lot of homework to get a good deal but it is possible to travel on a budget.  Just be smart and double check all your bookings.  I once booked a trip from Munich, North Dakota to Florida.  I didn't live in Munich North Dakota I lived in Munich GERMANY!  Those mistakes are easier to make then you think and they can be costly.

So for homework this week think of a place you would like to travel to and research for the best deal.  Just see what you come up with.  There are some amazing deals out there go find one!  You could be on your way to Paris just like this lucky guy!

1 comment:

  1. Wheeee! So excited for this series. I think you can read book after book on travel recommendations and ideas, but somehow getting them from a real, live person (or blogger!) is so much better!

    Of course, I was especially stoked that you chose Paris to start with. Yay!

    I, too, have found myself "whoopsing" the travel plans. With time changes, cities sharing names, confusing terminal changes...it's so easy to do. I think the biggest travel stressor IS the plane. Quadruple check everything flight-related, and take a peek at airport maps in advance if you have any tight layovers in unfamiliar ports. Oh my. I cannot count the number of stressed runs through unfamiliar airports I've done. :)

    Can't wait to see what you bring to us next week!


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