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Insider Tips for Choosing Where to Stay in Paris

Paris is a huge city and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Finding the right place to stay — whether you’re traveling solo, on a romantic getaway, or with your friends or family — can be a daunting task, to say the least.

Many first-time travelers hastily pick hotels based on name recognition or a price point, without realizing that that particular hotel may or may not serve the overall needs or desires of their trip.

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Types of Tickets and Metro Passes in Paris: Which Will You Need?

So, you’ve decided to travel to Paris. How exciting! As a part of your planning, you’re researching how to get around the city and which tickets or metro passes in Paris are the best for your needs. My goal in this blog is to reveal the different options, the differences between them, and which logistics you should consider that will help you make your choice.

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When to Buy Tickets While Planning Your European Vacation (Pandemic Travel Advice)

In today’s ever-changing travel environment, you might be wondering when to buy tickets for your tours, at museum and attractions, hotels, and even flights. After all, these are all essential elements when it comes to planning your European vacation.

Strategizing when to buy tickets so you don’t lose money in case of cancellation is now one of the first things I address as a part of the itinerary planning process.

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Paris With Kids: Family-Friendly Ways to See the City of Light

It’s easy to think of Paris as a playground for grown-ups — fine dining, high fashion, romantic strolls, miles of art galleries, engagement photos.

But the City of Light can also be a playground for young kids and teens, with many beautiful parks, fun foods, delightful entertainment, and ways to see galleries and museums that will engage their senses and make the city feel like it was made for them, too.

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Italy’s Green Pass and What It’s Like to Travel in Italy Right Now

If you’ve been following my blog, you could probably already tell, I’m passionate about good, smart, and efficient travel. Each custom itinerary I craft is thoroughly researched. So, to best serve my clients (and blog readers!), I made my way over to Italy. The goal was to experience for myself how Italy’s Green Pass worked in practice and to generally discover what the realities of traveling looks like now, in the COVID-era.

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