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Paris is SUCH a dream, they hype is real and it was even better with my main squeeze, there is so much to do in Paris and you can make them super romantic if you’re into that. I am a die hard romantic so you know I made some of our outings super cheesy! In our PARIS VLOG above I listed the top ten places to visit so be sure to watch that. There are three tips I want to give you on our experience on traveling in Paris.
Traveling tips for Paris:
Get a hotel that is centered so you can walk or bus to the main sites, you will save a lot of money this way. The hotel I recommend is HOTEL BALMORAL we were no joke a 60 second walk away from Arc De Triomphe. There were so many delicious restaurants, markets and cafe options to choose from. I definitely felt like a local in this location.
The best, cheapest & fastest way to see all of the hot spots in Paris is by doing a hop on hop off bus. You can’t pick a bad bus company, ours was a little under $30 for each of us. You get head phones so as you drive to all the different destinations you get a lot of interesting history on Paris. The bus stops are so close to Hotel Balmoral which was super convenient!
When you are looking for a pastry shop, which you need to go to at least 3 times a day! I am a little biased though because I LOVE baked goods, sweet and savory sooo needless to say the Paris diet is a dream for me. But to ensure you get the very best baked goods make sure the bakery says Patisserie (obviously, they all say that because that’s what they are, so that’s why it can get super overwhelming to know which one to go to) as well as BOULANGERIE. Legally the Patisserie can only have the word boulangerie attached to their cafe if they make their bread in house. So that’s when you know its good!
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Good Morning Everyone!!
Today is the start of my blog posts from our trip to Europe. It was SO dreamy!!! I can’t wait to go back! Our first stop was Iceland. So random I know but I am super glad we came here, this country is beyond gorgeous and if you like outdoorsy things than you will love this place. There are so many amazing things to see here!!
We came here for two reasons, first, Jord has a goal to go to 30 countries before he is 30. He has traveled a lot so he is pretty close after this trip he has 4 more countries he needs to visit in a year, lucky me another big trip!! So like I said he has traveled a lot and been to all the main places so Iceland was a place we added on so he could get an extra country on his list. (Ps baby girl is wiggling so much in my stomach right now LOL oh I just adore her! okay ADD back to writing) Second, we chose Iceland because it is way cheaper to fly to Paris (our main destination) from LA with WOW AIR. Wow Air provides a free few day layover in Iceland, we saved hundreds of dollars by stopping in Iceland instead of taking a direct flight to Paris, plus we got to spend time in a country we have never been before. It was the ideal situation, now that we have gotten a taste of Iceland we cannot wait to go back!
The start of trip was really bad though, we had a 3 hour delayed flight from SLC to LA which caused us to miss our flight to Iceland, so instead of the 3 days we had planned to spend there we were there for less than 24 hours, so sad but what can you do?
My first bit of advice when traveling Iceland, first dress a little warmer than you think. It was about 54-60 degrees FH but the wind is bitter so it felt more like 28 degrees. Iceland is pretty expensive, especially transportation, we stayed in a hotel outside the city Reykjavik to save money but we ended spending way more money to drive into Reykajavik for all the activities. So just spend the extra money to stay in Reykajavik, I promise you will end up saving money. The thing I love is they have the cleanest water so you can drink right out of the tap, even out of the public bathroom faucets PROMISE.
Things to do:
We went to the Blue Lagoon its the priciest GEO pool in Iceland but it was one of those things Jordan and I really wanted to do. If you want to save money there are hundreds of free hot springs all over Iceland, ask a random local and they will tell you their favorite spot to go.
We did the Golden Circle tour, they say it’s the best but J and I have been pretty spoiled when it comes to geysers, waterfalls and hot pots. We have traveled all over to hike to some of the best geysers, waterfalls and hot pots. So I personally wasn’t too impressed with what we saw on the tour but that’s because I am comparing it to so many others. Don’t get me wrong it still took my breath away and I thought it was beautiful! If you haven’t seen anything like it before than you will love the Golden Circle tour.
Latrabjarg bird cliffs is a place I wanted to go but do to our delay we weren’t able to. It is a cliff side full of hundreds of different kinds of birds including puffins!! I love animals so anything animal related I am a sucker for. I really wanted to go play with the puffins so we will do that next time.
The last thing we want to come back and do is a tour through the glacier caves or better known as the crystal caves. Now this is something I have never seen before and would love too! I hear they are just mesmerizing, truly a unique thing to see. Here is a link to some of the tours we were looking into for next time. https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/activity-tours-iceland/glacier-hiking-iceland/ice-caves
Well that’s it for now, we were so jet lagged that we didn’t take any pictures haha just video so I hope you enjoyed the vlog above (don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE ) My next post will be on our experience in Paris!! Hope you enjoyed and thanks so much for stopping by!