Happy August Everyone! I legit can’t believe I just wrote that. How is August already here?! I’m ready for all things “fall” but I’m so not ready for summer to be over!
I’m SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED about today’s post, because I get to talk about one of my favorite memories of all time. Last week, I told you all about the new travel series I was starting… and the day is finally here!
I hope you have a few macaroons by your side, because today, we’re off to Paris!
Ever since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with all things Paris. Do you remember that show with the girl that used to talk to the moon and wanted to go to Paris so badly and then she actually ended up getting to go?
I was basically Dorothy Jane Torkleson. I just didn’t talk to the moon.
As I grew up, the idea of Paris was everything to me. Shopping on the Champs-Élysées, standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower, eating macrons at a cafe and riding on the back of my French boyfriend’s moped. (Too many Mary Kate and Ashley movies, perhaps?)
Whenever we talked about seeing the world when I grew up, my place was always Paris. I wanted to go to Paris in the WORST way, and my mom always told me “Someday we’ll go.”
And “Someday” came my Junior Year of High School.
My super awesome French teacher was organizing a Spring Break trip to France. It was with EF Tours and we were going to see Paris, Normandy, The French Countryside and The South of France. The second I heard about it, I knew I had to go. So I took as much information from Madame as I could and took it home to my parents.
5 months later, my mom and I were on a plane to Paris.
To say I was excited is the understatement of the century. You know how sometimes, you build up an idea in your head, and then when it happens it’s a bit of a let down? Paris wasn’t like this. It was everything I’d imagined and more.
Thanks to EF Tours and our ADORABLE tour guide, Maurice, I was able to cross everything off my Paris Bucket List. They planned for us to see every.single.thing. that makes Paris so perfect.
Before we move on, I want to shout out EF Tours. EF Tours is an educational based tour company that takes groups of students around the world. (College students too!) If you’re a student and interested in seeing the world, you really should check out one of their tours! Click here to learn more.
*Disclaimer… this post is NOT sponsored by EF Tours. I really just had a great experience with them.
Okay guys! Ready to see what I crossed off my Bucket List while I was in France?! Eeeek I can’t wait for you to see these pictures! I was SUCH A BABY! These were taken in the Spring of 2007. So please, don’t judge the quality of the photos. Like I said, these posts aren’t about blog quality photos, they’re about high quality memories 😉
Visit the Louvre See the Eiffel Tower Visit Notre Dame See Sacre Coeur Walk the Champs-Élysées Visit the Sorbonne Visit Versailles Take pictures of the Arc de Triomphe
Eat a REAL Crêpe Go to the Musée d’Orsay Picnic at Champs de Mars Take a Boat Cruise on the Seine Ride the Metro
We took pictures of the Metro… I just can’t find any! I’ll never forgot. The first time I ever got hit on outside of someone from my high school was on the Metro in Paris. This French guy stared me down the entire ride and before we got off HE ASKED FOR MY EMAIL ADDRESS. So 2007 hahahahaha
See The Place de la Concorde Wander through Place de Vendome
After we left Paris, we got to see a whole bunch of other amazing parts of France. BUT you’re totally going to have to wait until next week to find out about everything else we got to see! (Lame… I know!)
Part 2 comin’ at you next Tuesday!
Alright guys, I’m off to get a packin’! I’m heading Up North for a few days. I’m so dang excited! Trev has a bunch of stuff going on all weekend with his athletes coming back to school, so I decided Jacksy Cat and I would take a little mini vacay Up North.
So because we are traveling tomorrow… no post. I’ll be back on Thursday!