Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

I will confess that I love to read travel essays.  I love when travelers write first-person accounts of their adventures.  One of my favorites is by Suzy Gershman, the author of the “Born to Shop” guides.  In C’est la Vie, the author discusses her journey of moving to Paris after the death of her husband.  The writing is fun, optimistic and perfect for a weekend read.  If you love Paris, you will love this book.

Paris is my favorite city in the world (so far!)  It is so magical.  If you are going to Paris, don’t forget about your Paris Museum Pass.  In my opinion, this is one of the best deals in the city.  It is worth it for the fact that Museum Pass holders do not have to wait in line!  Do you know how much time this can save?  Also, it can be used at many of the popular museums including the Louvre, d’Orsay and Rodin. For more information visit, Paris Museum Pass.

I never travel to Paris without buying this pass and you shouldn’t either!


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Have you ever seen Lululemon Athletica’s company manifesto?  For those of you who aren’t familiar, Lululemon Athletica is a company that makes athletic apparel.  The best part of shopping there, besides their fantastic yoga, running and other athletic clothes is their company manifesto.  It is found everywhere.  It is printed on their reusable shopping bags that they give you when you buy something, and you can pick up a copy of it in a poster or postcard size in the store.  It is also on water bottles and jackets.

Two of my favorite sayings in the manifesto are:

  • Dance, sing, floss and travel.
  • Successful people replace the words “wish”, “should” and “try” with “I will”.

How does this relate to travel?  Well, I think the first saying is pretty obvious.  For the second, instead of saying “I wish I could go to Paris” say “I will go to Paris.”  Making passive plans just delays your dreams.  Saying things with a more definitive statement will change your whole outlook.  Or, at least it will get you to Paris…

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Amelie’s Paris

Every time I see the movie Amelie, with Audrey Tautou, it makes me want to immediately book a plane ticket to Paris.  To enjoy the whimsical life like Amelie!  Luckily, most of the filming locations were shot on location in the Montmartre section of Paris.  On my next trip to Paris, I am going to live like Amelie and stop off at all of the filming locations, including the fabulous Cafe de Deux Moulins. This book, The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations, is a must-have for any traveler who wants to add visits to their favorite movie locations on their next trip!  Happy Travels!

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