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Tiny Traveler: Meagan

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This post was originally posted on Meagan's blog, Beautiful Things. Today she is sharing her travel tips and experiences from a trip that she took to Paris. How lovely!! Let her know what you think and if you have any other tips for traveling to the city of lights, be sure to comment!

Before I dive into full re-caps and give you all the details of our adventure in Paris I thought I would share some travel tips for those who are planning a vacation to Paris. Love when blogs share advice when it comes to travel--so here we go!

one.) If you are choosing to work with a travel agent and they give you a list of hotels to choose from check them out for yourself! This might seem tedious but our travel agent suggested hotels that were not in the location we were interested in--we actually took up a suggestion from a family friend on a hotel and asked our travel agent to book it! Such a dream location--email me for details. It was walking distance from beautiful gardens, the Louvre, and tons & tons of shops and cafes.

two.) Totally recommend the Paris Pass it covers transportation, a bus tour, entry into basically ALL of the museums and lots more. It was a definite bargain--of course we didn't have time to do everything but we would need a six month vacation to make that happen.

three.) Travel light. If you are staying for a week or less there is no need to check luggage unless it's winter and you need those bulky warm clothes. This will free you from worrying about lost baggage and it makes the airport experience that much smoother.

four.) Be willing to try new things. The food is SO delicious...baguettes, croissants, cheese, lasagnas, espressos. Don't just be safe and hang with McDonalds the whole trip.

five.) Research day trips! Friends had recommended we take a day trip to see Mont Saint Michel so our travel agent booked us a deal and it was gorgeous. Just enough time to enjoy every little bit of this part of France.

P.S. Travel agents can be helpful--but it really is more fun if you do the research yourself!
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  1. i love these tips! i ALMOST went to paris once. :)
    my favorite was #4. that's the thing i struggle the most with, but what's the point of flying to the other side of the world if you're just gonna pretend you're still at home?! thanks for the tips!

  2. I highly recommend renting one of the Vélib bikes for at least one day (public use bicycles, stored at bike racks spread all over the city. You pay to rent them and you can drop them off at a different rack than the one you pick it up from). Separate bike lanes from vehicle traffic - with bollards in between - makes it safe and easy to cycle the city. Plus you get to sightsee from a whole new view! (Perhaps not the best choice if you go in the winter, but otherwise, definitely a must!)