Bonjour everyone! Welcome back to my blog. Or welcome, if you are new. One of the primary reasons I started this blog was to express my desire to travel the world. As well as to have a place to document my future travels. As of now, I haven’t been to many places. But the traveling love and itch for adventure is still very strong. Due to platforms like Pinterest, I am able to discover many places to add to my list of places to see. By the time I am 30 I’d like to say I’ve been to every single continent. Ambitious? Maybe. Doable? Absolutely!
You may have read my previous post about Spanish cities I can’t wait to visit. Europe in general is the continent I am most looking forward to exploring in my life. France happens to be one country with an abundance of cities, towns and villages that look like they can be out of a storybook. In fact, some places are rumored to have inspired classic Disney films like Beauty and the Beast. In this post I am going to document the 10 cities/towns/villages in France I can’t wait to visit. I’m not going to include Paris because well, duh, it’s a must. Plus, everyone knows of it.
Are you from France? Tell me, what are your favorite French cities? If you’re ready to read of more places throughout France outside of the home of the Eiffel Tower, continue reading.
Merry Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! Feliz Natal! Счастливого Рождества! Joyeux Noël! Vrolijk kerstfeest! Buon Natale!
The holidays are such a magical time of the year. Okay, I cringed as I typed that. But this time of year, basically all December long has a certain vibe in the air. It makes you want to walk around in the snow, sip on hot drinks, look at colorful lights and watch holiday movies. Unless you’re from Australia, California, Florida, etc. But even if you’re from a place where it’s warm during this time of the year, you probably also see this time associated with this particular aesthetic. Despite introducing this post with “Merry Christmas” in several languages, I don’t want to exclude those who don’t celebrate Christmas. Or even those who don’t celebrate anything at all. Perhaps ‘happy holidays’ is more fitting.
For me, when I begin traveling more I want to make sure I travel not only to places when/where i’s hot. Most people want to escape cold climates to go to a beach town or they take their summer vacation in a place that’s also warm, but more tropical. While that’s nice, I think it only shows one side of a particular destination. A city transforms throughout the year. You can likely attest to that wherever you’re from. Seriously, I highly encourage you to forego the mindset that traveling and vacation should only be reserved for warm climates.
I am going to list places, all around the world, that I feel would be amazing to visit around the holidays. If you’re ready to discover your next potential holiday getaway, keep reading. Also, I wanted to preface that none of these gorgeous photos are mine. I found them via Google search!
Have you ever felt so drawn or connected to something, but you don’t know why? That’s me with Spain. As of writing this post, I have not yet been to Spain, or Europe. But anyone who knows me knows that I have had a love affair with Spain from afar for years. I don’t know what it is about the country. I’ve always loved the Spanish language and Europe has always been a continent I wanted to visit. So I guess Spain has the best of both worlds for me. I have joked that if reincarnation exists, I was Spaniard in a past life.
Until I get over to that side of the world (which will hopefully be soon, fingers crossed and positive vibes sent out into the universe) I spend my time scrolling through Pinterest at the beautiful places I want to visit. Do you love Spain too and need recommendations on where to go? Keep reading. Also, please keep in mind since I have not been to Spain yet these photos are not mine and were all found via Google Images! Included in this post are videos highlighting each city mentioned.
With social media being so big, we often see our favorite influencers jetsetting across the globe and more and more, we see Youtubers who backpack for months on end to various destinations around the globe. However, if you’re like me and 1) do not get paid to travel (at least not yet, dream big guys) or 2) don’t have endless amounts of cash (currently living on the oh-so common “student budget”), then I have a few tips for you to help you save money for traveling, or anything else for that matter. We shouldn’t let being a student, having student loans or not making a 6 figure salary stop you from traveling. Let’s go on this money saving journey together on our mission to see the world.
There are so many travel Youtubers out there now. Some may say that the market is oversaturated. And I kind of agree. But what I find is last common is what I consider to be TRUE travel Youtubers. You see many videos of “influencers” and content creators who just say at these expensive resorts where they have product shots seeminly every other frame. Sure, staying at the beach or pool may be cool. But that’s not the type of travel that inspires me. I like seeing Youtubers on foot, trekking through the city, getting lost in the streets and finding hidden gems. I think some of the bigger/more popular Youtubers do more vacationing and less traveling.
Hey, if that’s what you want, then go for it! I know my sister for example would hate walking around a city for hours. But for me, and I am sure a lot of you too, when you travel you want to experience the local culture. You want to see the beautiful (and not so beautiful) parts of a country. Why travel if you’re going to be surrounded by things/people you could meet at home? So I’m here to introduce you to five Youtubers you should be subscribed to.
I will admit, I am currently not the most well-traveled (yet!). But that doesn’t keep me from adding more places to my bucket list (or Pinterest board) with ideas of where to travel. From Pinterest or the travel Youtubers and Insttagramers I follow, I heard of so many places that I never here people talk about. The Eiffel Tower is beautiful, and I can’t wait to toss a coin into the Trevi fountain and make a wish a-la Lizzie McGuire, but there are several places, some of which you probably haven’t heard of, that I am DYING to go see. Interested? Keep reading!
Most people do not grow up with extensive experiences traveling alone. When we are young, we go on family vacations, in school we go on class trips and when we are older, we go on trips with our friends or significant other. But what happens when our friends can’t go on a trip? Or don’t want to go to a certain destination? Or what if we don’t have a significant other to accompany us? For many people, that puts an end to ideas of going to a certain place. But it shouldn’t! If we waited for others our entire lives to do something we really want to, we would constantly allow others to shape our experiences.
Of course it’s scary. Being somewhere alone by yourself, potentially somewhere where there is a language barrier. But I have 5 tips to share with you that will hopefully allow you to make solo travel a part of your life.