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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

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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

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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

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Springtime at Disneyland Paris

May 30, 2016

Disneyland Paris during Springtime
I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since my trip to Disneyland Paris (man, it seems like time flies by so fast these days). I know it took me forever to get this post up but between traveling to Disney World for the Epcot International Flower and Garden festival (and getting that post up before the festival ended May 30) almost immediately after returning home from Europe and getting over a terrible cold (being sick this time of year is the absolute worst), I just didn’t have the time (that and I had thousands of Disneyland Paris photos to sift through). I decided to spend all last weekend (finally) going through all my Disneyland Paris photos so I could finally share with you all my Disneyland Paris experience (spoiler alert: It was AMAZING!). Also, just a heads up, this post contains almost 200 photos (I know, I know but I tired to edit it down, and I did, but I HAD to include all these photos). Since this post is so photo heavy (and long), I’ll be covering Walt Disney Studios Park (the other park at Disneyland Paris) in a separate post. Continue reading

Exploring The Louvre Museum in Paris

May 11, 2016

Musée du Louvre
Since I’m such a HUGE art lover (if you couldn’t already tell by my weekly visits to the Art Institute of Chicago or by all the art exhibits I’ve posted about in the past), I knew that visiting The Louvre was one of my TOP priorities while I was in Paris (it was basically tied with Disneyland Paris as a MUST DO while on my trip). During my ten days in Paris, I decided to dedicate one whole day to exploring The Louvre. Even though I spent six straight hours at The Louvre (I actually spent a total of seven hours there but after the first hour I decided to make a quick trip to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, since they are so close to each other, before spending the rest of the day at The Louvre), I still felt like it wasn’t enough time. The Louvre is HUGE and even six (technically seven) hours there isn’t enough to cover every hall and exhibit. Strategy wise, I decided to pick out a few paintings and sculptures I knew I really wanted to see (like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo) and after I made sure I saw them all, I just roamed the museum freely.  Continue reading