Carousel at the base of Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris

I didn’t expect to fall in love with Paris. In fact, I didn’t even plan on going during my first trip to Europe. It was only thanks to a seat sale and the promise of Christmas markets that I wound up in France’s capital city. Then, just a few short days later, I left completely…

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Paris food market tour

The Paris metro was busy as we pushed through throngs of people, seemingly more locals than tourists. “What was the stop again?” I asked as we whizzed through the noisy tunnels. My friend Taylor repeated the name to me for about the tenth time that morning and I still didn’t recognize it, despite the fact…

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On the coastline of the Mediterranean in the French Riviera, Nice is the perfect place to kick back and relax for a few days. I spent 5 fantastic days here towards the end of my two month adventures in spring 2014, using its low key vibes, easy day trips, and endless beaches to ‘recharge my…

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“Hey how do you get to…”I glanced at the three letter word on the piece of paper trying to figure out the pronunciation. Rather than make a fool of myself I just pointed “this place. How do you say that?” The hostel worker, an expat from Argentina, just laughed at me. “Èze?” He asked, pronouncing…

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“You look super Zen.” I peel my eyes away from the million dollar view and smile at the Dutch guy beside me. We’re on the steps of the Sacre Coeur, surrounded by fellow tourists and typical European ‘scammers’ throwing cheap light-up toys in the air in an effort to attract attention and make some quick…

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