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Spending the Afternoon at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France

June 12, 2017

Musée d'Orsay
You guys, I’m SO excited because I FINALLY got an external hard drive (I know, took me long enough!). In case you couldn’t tell, I take a lot of pictures, especially when I’m traveling. In fact, I have so many photos and different memory cards from different trips that I’ve run out of storage space on my Macbook Air so I’ve been having to upload all my photos to my iMac and its been one big crazy mess (first world problems I know!). Luckily with the external hard drive I finally have one place to store all my photos and organize all of my photos from past trips that I’ve yet to blog out. Speaking of past trips, I know I’ve blogged a little bit about my two trips to Paris last spring and winter (like my visit(s) to Disneyland Paris, exploring the Louvre and Catacombs of Paris, one of my favorite spots to view the Eiffel Tower from and my stay at the Dream Castle Hotel) but I still have a few more Paris posts to share with you all. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from my afternoon at the Musée d’Orsay! In case you couldn’t tell from my various art museums and art exhibits posts, I LOVE a good art museum so obviously visiting the Musée d’Orsay was high on my Paris bucket list! Continue reading

Viewing the Eiffel Tower from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

March 10, 2017

Views of the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Happy Friday everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (or checked out last Friday’s post), then you may already know that I’ve been in Florida for the past week visiting my second home, Disney World (for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!). Traveling is definitely my FAVORITE hobby (who doesn’t what to explore this beautiful Earth of ours?) and I’m so fortunate that I’m able to do it so often. Speaking of traveling, I am having SERIOUS Paris withdrawals (I really wish I could jump in a time machine and magically go back to two months ago when I was still in Paris!). Although I’m having a BLAST at Disney World (this has actually been one of my FAVORITE Disney trips thus far), I’d give anything to be back having a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower. Oh the Eiffel Tower, what a beauty. I’ll never forget the first time I saw it in person back in April 2016 (the first time I visited Paris). I remember thinking “wow, it’s way smaller than I thought it would be!”. During my two trips to Paris (in April and December), I saw the Eiffel Tower (and even went inside) multiple times, close up and from a far but nothing could compare to viewing the the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe!  Continue reading

Exploring the Catacombs of Paris

February 10, 2017

Catacombs of Paris
Happy Friday everyone! I know my blogging schedule has been a little (okay, a lot) “off” this year but what can I say, 2017 has been crazy you guys (and it’s only been two months?!). Don’t get me wrong, it’s been crazy in a GOOD way. Although I’ve been super sick (seriously, I don’t think I’ve been this sick in my life) for the past, what seems like, two/three weeks, 2017 has already been filled with so much awesome news and a bundle of amazing new opportunities for both me and my blog. I’ve also been in the process of planning some fun new trips (for possibly 2018). Ever since my trips to Paris last year, I’ve been itching to go on more international trips! Speaking of Paris, when I first visited Paris last spring (April), there were a few places that I really wanted to check out but due to timing and other issues, I just didn’t get a chance to visit them. One of the places that I really wanted to visit was the Catacombs of Paris so I made sure to make it a priority when I visited Paris again in December. I’d heard so many interesting things about the Catacombs of Paris and how it was a place you “had to experience in person to understand.” Continue reading

Christmastime at Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park

January 11, 2017

Christmastime at Disneyland Paris
I know Christmas was three weeks ago (although it seems like it was yesterday) but I still wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from Christmastime at Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park! Although I usually spend the holidays at Disney World, I decided to switch things up this year (well, technically “last” year) and spend Christmas and New Years at Disneyland Paris. Since I’ve experienced Disneyland during the holidays and Disney World during the holidays, it only made since to finally experience Christmastime at Disneyland Paris (and next year I might be experiencing Tokyo Disneyland during the holidays, so that’s fun!). Speaking of the Disney Parks, if you checked out my goals for 2017 post then you may recall that one of my goals for this year (and every year) is to travel more. Since I have a Disney Premier Passport (aka an annual pass to both Disneyland and Disney World), I travel to the Disney Parks quite frequently (in fact, I’ve been visiting the Disney Parks basically every other month since I first got my Disney Premier Passport in 2015). Even though I wasn’t planning on visiting Disney World again until March (I’ll be attending the first weekend of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival), you all know how I LOVE spontaneous trips! Since the first ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts starts this weekend, I RANDOMLY decided to go and check it out! Yup that’s right, I’m heading to Disney World THIS weekend (talk about a great way to start off the new year!). Continue reading

Walt Disney Studios Park | Disneyland Paris

June 24, 2016

Walt Disney Studios Park
Happy Friday! Sorry for the radio silence here on the blog these past few days, it’s been a bit of a crazy week! On the bright side, I was able to score HAMILTON tickets earlier this week (woot woot!). In case you didn’t know, I’m a HUGE Broadway lover! In fact, in 2015 one of my resoultions was to see at least one Broadway show a month and I’m pleased to say that in 2015 I saw 13 Broadway shows! Hamilton is coming to Chicago in September (I was able to get tickets for an October show) and I couldn’t be more excited to cross it off my broadway bucket list! Speaking of bucket lists, back in April I got to finally cross visiting Disneyland Paris off my Disney bucket list. Disneyland Paris was AMAZING but Walt Disney Studios Park definitely had a charm to it as well. The Walt Disney Studios Park is the second of the two theme parks at Disneyland Paris. Walt Disney Studios Park is dedicated to all things show business, movies, production, and behind-the-scenes! So essentially, Walt Disney Studios Park is like the Hollywood Studios or Disney California Adventure of Disneyland Paris Continue reading