Hotel Emile in Le Marais, Paris

Hotel Emile in Le Marais, Paris

I’ve always heard that Paris hotels can be both pricey and on the small size, so when I started my search for a place to stay I had my guard up. High. I also found quite a divide in aesthetic as some hotels were very traditional or Parisian, and others were more modern and updated. I settled on Hotel Emile in the Le Marais district as it looked updated and more my style (plus, the price was right, ha!).

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Slow Travel, Exploring With Intention

Slow travel: The benefits of exploring with intention.

It might sound weird to combine the phrases slow travel and exploring with intention, but hear me out. When we went on our action-packed trip to Paris we planned to do all the things. All. The. Things. The first four days were non-stop, filled with touristy things and putting more miles on my walking shoes than I have in the last couple of years. It was extremely exciting, but it was also extremely exhausting. Today I’m sharing with you a little lesson that I had to remind myself of on this trip, enjoy slow travel.

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5 Days in Paris, A Romantic Getaway

5 Days in Paris, A Romantic Getaway

This post is sponsored by Lufthansa.

Last month I brought my husband along on a 5 day trip to Paris, as a little romantic post-valentines getaway for us without the little ones in tow. Lufthansa was kind enough to send us along and partner with me for this trip, and today I’m happy to share how we spent 5 days in Paris. We had a ton of great suggestions for Paris from friends, family, and readers via e-mail, blog comments, and various social media. There were so many that I knew we’d never get to all of them, but we did what we could. So without any further delay, here’s how we spent 5 days in Paris…

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Destination Paris!

Travel Light - Pack for Winter in Paris. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

We’re off to Paris soon, and while I’m part-excited, I’m also part-nervous. I have my packing list done, that’s always the easy part for me. I have to admit that it’s not a destination that I’ve been dying to get to. That said, I think this will be a pretty laid back trip. My husband and I don’t take a lot of time to ourselves when it comes to our family, so this trip will be a chance to finally do that. I look forward to long walks doing absolutely nothing, and taking a relaxing bath every night. I might even get to open a book, wow! It seems that I might be on the non-popular side of Paris opinions though, as several of our friends have already recommended a plethora of amazing things for us to check out. I’ve included them below.

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