Like a lot of people I’ve always dreamed of going to Europe, but it seems to be (at least in American culture) that we talk a lot about the things we would like to do, see, and experience, but put it off to when it’s more “convenient” or until retirement age. I found myself making these same rationalizations, so I made a deal with myself at 27 that I would be spending my 30th birthday outside of the U.S. and started planning and saving for a 3 week long trip.
By the time my 30th birthday was about to hit I had everything booked and ready to go. We fit in 7 cities throughout France and Italy and I filled my phone and memory card with hundreds of photos. Over the next several weeks I’ll be sharing how we explored, wined, and dined in each city. My goal is not to make an online photo album of my vacation, but to inspire someone else to go after that goal they’ve been waiting to start on. This was a life changing experience and the feeling of accomplishment I had knowing I got myself there is unparalleled to anything else I’ve felt. Even if you have zero desire to explore the same cities that we did, I still invite you to read along and hopefully take away some travel tips, tricks, and inspiration.
So let’s start with Paris..