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5 Tips for a Comfortable Airport Experience

We’ve all been there, hustling line ups at the airport, unpleasant surprises with flight delays and getting cramped and dehydrated 50,000 feet in the air. In the last 6 months, I’ve hopped on and off more airplanes than I can count with my fingers.  With all the traveling, I’ve narrowed down 5 essential tips for a smooth and painless airport experience. 1)Always have an Airport App My favorite is FlightView.  It’s a free App that basically allows you to track any flight.  Just pop in the airline number and the date you’re flying and it will automatically look up the flight and push any updates to your phone.  This is extremely useful and will give you piece of mind knowing that your phone will notify you in of any delays in real time.  You can download it here: iOS // Android 2)Carry-on over Checked There are so many reasons to skip the baggage check.  Not only are you saving money, but you’ll fly comfortably knowing your belongings are with you throughout the entire duration on your trip.  If you must …

Shopping in Paris at Champs-Élysées!

Today I finally visited the much anticipated Champs-Élysées, which is THE shopping distract in Paris.  Wide streets lined with every store imaginable.  It is comparable to London’s Oxford street but slightly larger.  I wasn’t about to obliterate my wallet on Chanel and Hermes, but I did have my sights set on one thing: L’aduree.  The much coveted confectionary shop is most renown for their macarons; sweet chewy delights in heavenly flavors.  I had my first L’aduree macaron in New York and was sold ever since.   The Ladurée store on Champs-Élysées has an outdoor cafe and a bar for those that want to stay a little longer to soak in the pleasantries.  When I finally reached the store, clearly I wasn’t the only one that had to get their hands on a macaron. Yup… check out this line up.  This was AFTER I got past the line up that extended past the door. STILL well worth the wait.  Yes, I honestly think they are THAT good.  You should be quick with your order because as friendly as the staff …

Classic Paris: Eiffel Tower & Seine Cruise

Paris, the city of lights.  The capital of romance, french baguettes, outdoor cafes and macarons.  I’m going to mention one thing that my photos will not communicate.  It is the fact that Paris is just like any other highly populated city.  Its metro system, although very developed and intricate, is at best smelly and dreary.  The streets are littered with people trying to sell you things and pickpockets are scattered generously all over.  Keep your fairytale expectations of the city on the low and you will be able to enjoy the many pleasures that Paris has to offer. First and foremost is obviously the Eiffel Tower.  Plan to arrive early if you want to catch a ride up this tower of steel because the line ups will be lengthy.  There are two levels: midway and top.  We went all the way up to the top to catch a glorious view of the city.  There is also a restaurant available on the midway point and souvenir shops if you want to dine with an unbeatable backdrop. …